Blue Bloods 8 p.m. on (CTV) The split-up of a police team causes Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez) to get different partners, too, in “Burning Bridges.” After an officer is outed, reassignments result when his partner refuses to ride with him. Frank (Tom Selleck) runs into related complications. Jamie and Eddie (Will Estes, Vanessa Ray) try to even the score with a detective who unjustly claimed a case as his. Bill Irwin and Heather Burns guest star. MLB Baseball 8 p.m. on (net) After a four-day break for the All-Star Game, the Toronto Blue Jays come back presumably rested and hopefully healed to open the season’s second half against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jose Bautista and his mates hope for a better result against their American League East rivals this weekend after having going 3-7 against them in the season’s first three months. The Iron Giant 8:30 p.m. on (YTV) The appropriately named Vin Diesel stars as the voice of the Iron Giant, an alien robot who lands in a small town in Maine in 1957. The locals are understandably scared of this behemoth creature, except for a 9-year-old boy named Hogarth (voice of Eli Marienthal, “American Pie,” “Jack Frost”), who helps his metal friend find his humanity by performing an unselfish deed for the townspeople. This 1999 children’s film also features the voices of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr. and Cloris Leachman. Shark Tank 9 p.m. on (ABC-B) Not very often does someone who has faced the Sharks already get a second opportunity, but an Illinois cattleman has that chance in this episode. He returns to display his supposedly improved business acumen since his first appearance two seasons earlier. A San Francisco lawyer seeks financial support for a lingerie line that has a special history. Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Kevin O’Leary are among the Sharks on hand. Hector and the Search for Happiness 10 p.m. on (M1) Simon Pegg is known most widely for his full-blown comedy work, along with his role as Scotty in the current “Star Trek” movie series, but the actor works in a more wistful mode in this 2014 British adaptation of a novel by Francois Lelord. Tired of his mundane life, disillusioned psychiatrist Hector (Pegg) chases his elusive bliss around the world. The very fine supporting cast also includes Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard and Jean Reno. Rumer Willis to step into Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ this summer
Bruce Willis’ daughter is beating her famous dad to Broadway.
Producers of the long-running musical “Chicago” said Thursday that Rumer Willis, recently named “Dancing with the Stars” winner, will make her Broadway debut in August as Roxie Hart.
Her dad will be making his Broadway debut in “Misery” starting in October.
Set in the 1920s, “Chicago” is a scathing satire of how show business and the media make celebrities out of criminals. It has Bob Fosse-inspired choreography, skimpy outfits and killer songs such as “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango” and “Mr. Cellophane.”
The elaborate fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday, its stature apparently untouched by backlash over a female character’s rape scene.
The series is a contender again for top drama honours, an award that has eluded it since it debuted in 2011. TV academy voters rarely give shows in the sci-fi or other genres the ultimate accolade.
The TV academy took a step toward recognizing the increasingly diverse talent on TV, giving
Canadians Tatiana Maslany, Semi Chellas, Jeremy Podeswa, Michael J. Fox and brothers Jeff and Mychael Danna have picked up Emmy nominations.
It’s the first Emmy nomination for Maslany, the star of the sci-fi clone saga “Orphan Black.” best actress nods to black stars Taraji P. Henson for “Empire” and Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder.”
That sets up a possibility of a history-making win: An AfricanAmerican actress has never won the top drama acting award.
“I gotta win! I gotta win for history!” an exuberant Henson said when asked about the prospect during an “Empire” panel in May.
However, two-time nominee Kerry Washington of “Scandal” was left out this year.
Also snubbed: hit hop-family drama “Empire,” which was left out of the best drama series category, and series star Terrence Howard, who failed to get a best
The Regina native is up in the best lead actress in a drama category against Taraji P. Henson, Claire Danes, Robin Wright, Viola Davis and Elisabeth Moss.
Chellas, from Calgary, picked up her fifth Emmy nomination for “Mad Men,” in the best writing in a drama category.
is drama actor bid.
Instead, voters gave nods to favourites such as “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey of “House of Cards” and newcomer Bob Odenkirk for “Better Call Saul,” the prequel to the nowconcluded “Breaking Bad.”
Gina Rodriguez, the standout Latina star of “Jane the Virgin,” failed to get a comedy acting nod - despite having won a Golden Globe award for her performance.
David Letterman, who retired from “Late Show,” and Stephen Colbert, who left “The Colbert Report” to succeed Letterman this fall, both received variety talk show nominations for their former shows. nominated in the best direction in a drama category for his work on “Game of Thrones.”
Edmonton native Fox is nominated in the best guest actor in a drama category for his role on “The Good Wife.”
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