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The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - THEATRE BY MARK KENNEDY

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.

Toronto-born Podeswa

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.”

The Danna broth­ers, who grew up in Toronto, are nom­i­nated for two awards for the pi­lot episode of “Tyrant.” 8:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays From Rogers Cen­tre in Toronto. (Live) (3:00) (net) 12:00 a.m. Bos­ton Red Sox at Los An­ge­les An­gels of Ana­heim From An­gel Sta­dium of Ana­heim in Ana­heim, Calif. (Live) (2:00) (net) 8:00 p.m. Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos at Ot­tawa RedBlacks (Live) (3:00) (TSN) 11:00 p.m. BC Lions at Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers (Live) (3:00) (TSN) 8:00 a.m. Marathon Clas­sic, First Round From Syl­va­nia, Ohio. (2:00) (GLF) 8:00 a.m. 2015 Open Cham­pi­onship Sec­ond Round From The Old Course at St. An­drews in Fife, Scot­land. (Live) (8:00) (TSN) 10:00 a.m. Bar­ba­sol Cham­pi­onship, First Round From Opelika, Ala. (3:00) (GLF) 3:00 p.m. Marathon Clas­sic, Sec­ond Round From Syl­va­nia, Ohio. (Live) (2:00) (GLF) 5:00 p.m. Bar­ba­sol Cham­pi­onship, Sec­ond Round From Opelika, Ala. (Live) (3:00) (GLF) 4:00 a.m. Bar­ba­sol Cham­pi­onship, Sec­ond Round From Opelika, Ala. (2:00) (GLF)

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