Friday, January 4, 2013
The Producers Guild of America this week announced the nominees for its Norman Felton Award, which goes to the outstanding producer of episodic television drama. The 24th annual PGA Awards will be handed out Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. The nominees are the teams behind:
v “Breaking Bad”: AMC’s acclaimed series about the meth underworld.
v “Downton Abbey”: Wildly popular PBS drama set in early 20th-century Britain.
v “Game of Thrones”: HBO’s swords and sorcery fantasy series.
v “Homeland”: Showtime’s spy thriller.
v “Mad Men”: AMC’s drama set in the pressure cooker world of a New York ad agency in the 1960s.
“Cotton Bowl” (7 p.m., Fox): Texas A&M takes on Oklahoma in Arlington. Both teams boast 10-2 records.
“Shark Tank” (8 p.m., ABC): Entrepreneurs pitch a cabinet that combines video games with beer.
“Portlandia” (9 p.m., IFC): Season 3 of the hipster sketch show kicks off with an MTV overthrow and a meditation crush.
“merlin” (10 p.m., syfy): The fifth and final season of “Merlin” opens with Colin Morgan returning in the role of the geeky but brave, young wizard who had awesome magical powers way before that Harry Potter kid did.
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Speedbumps show will be tonight
The Speedbumps concert originally scheduled for Dec. 28 will be tonight at Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. It had been postponed due to a band member’s illness. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Sweet Adelines welcomes singers
Sounds of Pittsburgh, a Sweet Adelines International chorus, invites women of all ages who like to sing to come to open-house rehearsals at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 and 28 at United Methodist Church, 1205 Ridge Ave. The barbershop-style chorus has members from throughout the tri-state area. It performs at private, company and civic events and also supports local charities. To learn more, go to soundsofpgh.org; call Mary Ann at 412-279-6062; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on Sweet Adelines International, go to sweetadelineintl.org.
Destiny’s Child singer in ‘Fela!’
Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams is joining the latest national tour of the musical “Fela!”
Producers said Thursday the singer, who starred on the UPN sitcom “Half & Half,” will be onstage when the tour opens at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29.
“Fela!” — a biography of Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti — will then play 16 cities, including Miami, Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle and Nashville, Tenn. Williams will play Fela’s African-American lover, Sandra Isadore.
Williams, part of Destiny’s Child along with Kelly Rowland and Beyonce, is now a solo artist who has released the dance album “Unexpected” and the recent singles “On The Run” and “”Waiting On You.”