The days are getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and you're spending your Thursday night in the library. Yup, it's that time of the year again and although it isn't all sun, tan, and fun pop music there is something to look forward to: television! Fall bring back our favorite TV shows to the small screen and also puts new shows to the challenge of surviving the pivotal first season. Need help traversing the vast TV landscape? Don't fret, I've chosen a couple of my favorites and new shows to watch below! Modern Family Hands down my most anticipated show to return. The family comedy has had me ROTFLMAO for the past two seasons and I'm sure this season will have me on the floor again. The season begins on Sept. 21st at 9pm and it opens with the Pritchet-Dunfey clan in...Wyoming! I can just imagine the jokes and events that will take place in the wilderness with my favorite family on television. Glee Everyone's favorite musical show comes back on Sept. 20th at 8pm it will be interesting to see where the writers take the New Directions glee club. Nevertheless I'm sure we'll be in for some more fun from ...
On Sunday, April 10, the GLAAD Media Awards took place in Los Angeles, following March's New York ceremony. TV's biggest two comedies, Glee and Modern Family, tied for Best TV Comedy Series Award. Both shows feature positive and diverse portrayals of members of the LGBT community. Kristin Chenoweth, who herself has guest starred on Glee, won the Vanguard Award for LGBT Visibility. A devout Christian, Chenoweth offered the following inspirational words to the crowd: "I want to encourage many people of all faiths to come forward and stand with me. Even if you don't believe in Jesus the way I do, he did teach love -- not just tolerance, but acceptance. I'm lucky I had parents who adopted me at birth, conservative Southern Baptists who said, 'You will love everyone the same'" Watch the video of her speech below. http://youtu.be/ZUt2jyfhVaU
In last week's episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, political comedian and gay rights supporter Bill Maher delivered a monologue telling President Obama that now that members of the Cheney, Bush, and McCain families have all declared their support for gay marriage, it's his turn. Maher also touches on the controversy sparked by Glee's gay kiss. Watch below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj0Z9QDSL5E&feature=player_embedded
Last night's 68th Golden Globe Awards were nothing if not a triumph for LGBT actors and audiences. Jane Lynch took home Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series for her unforgettable and consistently brilliant performance as the snarky cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee. She thanked her wife during her acceptance speech. Glee also won the award for Best TV Series- Comedy or Musical. The Kids Are All Right, a story about a lesbian couple raising a family, took home Best Picture- Comedy or Musical, and Annette Bening won Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her role in the film. As if things couldn't get any better for the gays, a power ballad by Cher in Burlesque took home the Globe for Best Original Song. One of the undeniable highlights of the night was Chris Colfer's acceptance speech for his Best Supporting Actor win. Colfer plays the sassy gay student Kurt Hummel on Glee, and this year his character's storyline has dealt with school bullying. Colfer, who is gay in real life, dedicated his emotional speech to anyone picked on for being different. See his win here:
There is really no better way of measuring one's popularity in 2010, which is why the Advocate has ranked the top 20 most googled gays and lesbians of 2010 in the U.S. Not surprisingly, the list is composed mostly of entertainment personalities, with gossip blogger Perez Hilton coming in at #1. Of course, given that most of those searches are probably for Hilton's self-titled website, I'm tempted to disregard his win and give the true title of most googled gay to American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert, who came in at #2. Other notable entries include 3 of the stars of FOX's Glee, out and proud actors Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, and Jonathan Groff. Just making the list at #20? Former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, who threw a diva-worthy hissy fit on a flight last summer and became something of a working class hero. Only in America. See the complete list here. Happy Monday!