While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

"The Good Wife," "Homeland," "Scandal," "Nurse Jackie" and, well, "Girls" are just a few current shows that put women front and center.

It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

ABC News is making leadership changes behind the scenes at its top two broadcasts.

Calculating the odds of a television program winning a series Emmy five years running is an exercise best left to a mathematician. "Frasier" pulled off that feat from 1994 to 1998, and show runner Christopher Lloyd remembers thoroughly enjoying the streak - and, because he is "snarly" and "competitive," not taking kindly to "Ally McBeal" ending it. He knew it would never happen again.

By the looks of it, stars at the 66th annual Primetime Emmys Monday didn't take many last-minute fashion tips from their musical peers at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night.

Despite an opening with jokes at the expense of the Emmys, the 2014 Emmy telecast proved to be a mostly well-paced, comedy-fueled celebration of television.

In the spirit of Monday's Emmy telecast let's give it up for Seth Meyers. Hosting any awards show is a perilous and exhausting task - the shows are long, the live audience increasingly filled with losers, and the critics, who have just spent three hours losing the office pool and eating way too many carbs, are often just plain mean.

You have questions. I try to have answers.

With a record total of 19 honors, the mood was absolutely celebratory at HBO's Emmys afterparty on Monday night.

Aaron Paul toted his Emmy into the AMC party celebrating a victorious finale for "Breaking Bad."

The Emmys welcomed plenty of movie stars to television's biggest awards show, including Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Spacey, Mark Ruffalo and the reigning Oscar winner for best actor, Matthew McConaughey. All were sent home empty-handed.

The gowns came in all shapes at Monday's Emmy Awards, dominated by reds, blues and whites.

With another Emmy Awards show in the history books it's time for folks like Jon Voight, Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin to quit guessing who might win in favor of figuring out what to eat.

Overall, the Emmys red carpet was one of the best in recent Hollywood history when it came to fashion.

On her way to the Emmy Awards stage, winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus got waylaid by a pair of lips belonging to Bryan Cranston.

Cheery, brisk and efficient — the Emmycast seemed to fall in step with the style of host Seth Meyers.

During the moment viewers usually make a dash for the refrigerator, the Emmy Awards tried to keep them in front of their screens.

"Breaking Bad" may have been off the air for nearly a year, but it was fresh in the minds of Emmy voters. At Monday night's 2014 Emmy Awards, the series won five statuettes, including: drama series, lead actor, supporting actor and actress, and writing.

"I am so hungry." — Aaron Paul after "Breaking Bad" wins the night's final Emmy award and he can finally go eat.

Every Emmy winner has to sign for their statuette, but only two winners added happy faces beside their names: Stephen Colbert and Aaron Paul.

Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland wanted more than just another comedy series trophy for "Modern Family."

Drama series

"It's an honor just to win. It really is." — Producer Danny Zuker of winning comedy series "Modern Family."

Cradling her Emmy Award backstage, Kathy Bates recalled a night years ago when she won an award and wanted to call her mother with the news.

LOS ANGELES (AP) —

"Oh yes, this is much heavier than the other one." — Julianna Margulies, comparing the real Emmy she got backstage to the prop she was handed on camera when she accepted her award for best actress in a drama series.

Bryan Cranston, the memorable meth kingpin Walter White on "Breaking Bad," is the winner of his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a drama.

LOS ANGELES (AP) —

Billy Crystal, left speechless by Robin Williams' death, paid tribute to his great friend and comedy brother at the Emmy Awards, movingly remembering him as "the greatest friend you could ever imagine."

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