Before I begin this week's column, I'd like to have a little heart to heart chat with Sam and Dean Winchester. Boys, you're out there every week fighting demons and the like and I've been ignoring you. And that's not nice. So since "Supernatural" is the winner of the show I need to talk about more, I'm committing to you right here, right now to discuss your trials, tribulations, funny quips, romantic entanglements and, as one reader put it, "overall hotness" on a more regular basis.
And now here are your winners for the 2007 Amy Awards. Remember you picked the categories, you picked the nominees and here are your winners:
I was Born at Night but Not Last Night Award (Worst Plot or Storyline)Winner with 27% of the vote: Izzie loves George on "Grey's Anatomy"
And the rest:
Lorelai marries Christopher on "Gilmore Girls" 24%
The entire season of "24" 21%
Meredith almost dies on "Grey's Anatomy" 19%
Dr. House relentlessly pursued by Detective Tritter (David Morse) on "House 9%
I Really Shouldn't Be Doing This (Best Guilty Pleasure)
Winner with 33% of the vote: "American Idol"
And the rest:
"America's Next Top Model" 22%
"Dancing with the Stars" 21%
"The Class" 14%
Excuse Me, I'd Like My Emotional Investment Back (Most Beloved Canceled Show)
Winner with 50% of the vote "Veronica Mars"
And the rest:
"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" 18%
"The Class" 11%
"The Nine" 8%
Kleenex Made a Fortune (Best Tearjerker)
Winner with 41% of the vote Charlie's death on "Lost"
I Was Dead For A Couple Of Minutes (Most Shocking Moment)
Winner with 45% of the vote: The flash forward reveal on "Lost"
Character You Most Wish You Could Magically Be Rather Than Being Boring Old You (Best Character)
The winner with 35% of the vote: Veronica on "Veronica Mars"
And the rest:
Hiro on "Heroes" 25%
Jack on "24" 15%
Barney on "How I Met Your Mother" 13%
Jim on "The Office" 12%
If Only Amy Would Talk More About This Show (Best Show TV Gal Never Talks About)
The winner with 27% of the vote: "Supernatural"
You Should Be On Every Week (Best Guest Star)
The winner with 29% of the vote: Jeffery Dean Morgan on either "Grey's Anatomy" or "Supernatural"
Sorry Addison, but THIS Character Deserves a Spin-Off (Character Most Deserving of a Spin-Off)
Winner with 22% of the vote Barney on "How I Met Your Mother"
And the rest:
Kenneth the Page on "30 Rock" 21%
Logan on "Veronica Mars" 20%
Marc and Amanda on "Ugly Betty" 19%
Paris on "Gilmore Girls" 18%
You Had Me at Hello (Best New Show)
Winner with 45% of the vote: "Heroes"
And the rest:
"Friday Night Lights" 18%
"Ugly Betty 15%
"Brothers & Sisters" 14%
"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" 8%
You Can Say That Again (Best Quote)
And the winner with 27% of the vote: "Jim, I called off my wedding because of you. And now we're not even friends. And things are just, like, weird between us and that sucks. And I miss you. You were my best friend before you went to Stamford. I really miss you. I shouldn't have been with Roy and there were a lot of reasons to call off my wedding. But the truth is, I didn't care about any of those reasons until I met you." Pam on "The Office."
And the rest:
"Save the cheerleader. Save the World." NBC and several characters on "Heroes" 23%
"Nuts." Jake on "Jericho" 19%
"I'm fine. My nose is just overflowing with awesome and I had to get some of it out." Barney on "How I Met Your Mother." 19%
"We have to go back Kate." Jack to Kate on "Lost" 12%
How Come It's Not YOU That's Dead? (Worst Character)
Winner with 34% of the vote: Meredith Grey on "Grey's Anatomy"
Thanks again to everyone who participated in the 2007 Amy Awards. I had so much fun getting your category suggestions, calculating your nominees and learning the results of your votes. And I promise next year to remember to have a "none of the above" category so if you don't watch any of the shows in a particular category, you don't have to vote.
What do you think the winners said during their acceptances speeches? Write me at email@example.com and let me know and I'll include them in next week's column.
And now we return to our regularly scheduled column.
Where Have I Seen Them Before?
Well Greg was the first reader to be positively thrilled to see Stephanie Niznick, Nina on our beloved "Everwood," as Kate on "Traveler." You guys remember that we saw Niznick earlier this season in the "Grey's Anatomy" episode that set up the Addison's spin-off.
Kathie recognized Ryan Hurst, Allison's brother on "Medium," as the husband of the heart donor on the series premiere on "Heartland." He also played ATF Field Agent Jimmy McGloin on the TNT series "Wanted" and played Gerry on "Remember the Titans." Another fun fact in 2006, he guest starred in an episode of "Everwood."
Christie was the first to recognize Kyle Gallner, Beaver on "Veronica Mars," as Eric in the season premiere of "The Closer."
Kristen was the first to recognize Donna Pescow as Donna Parisi in the series finale of "The Sopranos." Pescow is best known for playing Angie in "Angie" and Annette in "Saturday Night Fever." She also played Donna in "Out of this World" and Eileen in "Even Stevens."
And Tom recognized Cynthia Harris, Sylvia Buchman on "Mad About You," is Michael's mother on "Rescue Me."
Quotes of the Week
"No sergeant, we're supposed to be finding a murderer and we are not doing it from the carpool lane." Deputy Policy Chief Brenda Johnson to Sergeant Gabriel on "The Closer." Thanks to Jeff for the quote.
"You know what , Kathy, I'm glad that most of our friends don't have cable." Kathy telling her folks of her publicity plan to sleep around on "My Life on the D-List."
Highlights of the Week Ahead
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time for June 25- July 1
So we don't like "Heartland" (Monday, 10 p.m., TNT) and that's upsetting because we love Treat Williams. It hurts to see him in such an ordinary show and I think it smarts even more because he plays a doctor. Dr. Grant, we knew Dr. Brown, we loved Dr. Brown and you, my friend, are no Dr. Brown. This week Rockmund Dunbar, one of the few characters to survive "Prison Break" last season, joins the cast as a doctor not afraid to talk back to Dr. Grant. Alas the show is still booooooring.
I've decided that "Last Comic Standing (Tuesday, NBC, 9 p.m.) is the competition show I will be watching this summer. Is there another one I should be tuning into? Please advise.
USA thrives on shows that owe their success to a singular terrific performance. The ever-charming Jefferey Donovan (Thursday, USA, 10 p.m.) is perfect as the spy who has been fired in the new series "Burn Notice." The series has that "I don't need to tune in every week" feel, but Donovan's one man A-Team (as my friend Larry described him) is so much fun to watch you just may add the show to your season pass manager. Also fun Sharon Gless as his mother and Bruce Campbell as his best friend. Good times all around ensue.
Every week I get email from fans of "Men in Trees" wondering what the heck happened to the show. It disappeared without warning from the schedule and then never returned as promised. Finally ABC is repeating this series beginning with the pilot episode Thursday at 10 p.m. And, in case you were wondering, the series will return for a second season in the fall.
Well it's here the very last episode of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (Thursday at 10 p.m. on NBC). Recently I had this startlingly revelation the show can annoy me (seriously Kari Matchett's lawyer is the worst character the show has had and seriously Aaron Sorkin has to get off his soapbox every once in awhile) and I know it has been cancelled and has not chance of returning, yet I continue to watch loyally. And that means that whatever the show was, it was compelling enough to make me tune in every week despite its shortcomings. I also wanted to let you know that some fans have gotten together to place a "thank you" ad to the show in the Hollywood Reporter. They are also encouraging fans to donate to the Tipitina's Foundation (which was featured in the Christmas episode of the show). To find out more go to, http://community.livejournal.com/thanks2studio60
Isn't this just like TV? There's not much as TV to watch in the summer, yet three things worth watching all air Thursday night at 10 p.m. In addition to "Burn Notice" and "Studio 60," Paula Abdul brings her life to the small screen in "Hey Paula" premiering with back-to-back episodes Thursday at 10 p.m. on Bravo. Only a cold-hearted snake would disapprove.
"Army Wives" (Sunday at 10 p.m. on Lifetime) is my new official can't miss show of the summer (joining "The 4400," "The Closer," "Rescue Me" and "Entourage"). Poor TiVo. It thought it was going to have a break this summer (it was part of our delicate negotiations after it taped four episodes of "Two and a Half Men" instead of the season finale of "24"), but I keep finding shows I need to watch. Sure "Army Wives" is cheesy and the female bonding is over the top, but I can't help myself, I keep tuning in.
Well that's all for today. I'll be back next week to talk about what's going on with "The 4400" and how FOX is finally airing the finale episodes of "Drive." Have a question, seen a familiar face or want to nominate a quote of the week. Know what the winners of the 2007 Amy Awards said in their acceptance speeches? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.