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By Nate Millado

As they say in the biz: The show must go on. So despite the coronavirus pandemic nixing the typically glitzy, red carpet affair, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will still be handed out on Sept. 20—albeit virtually.

PopTV's critically acclaimed cult fave Schitt's Creek landed a whopping 15 nominations for its final season, including acting notices for all four fictional Rose family members (Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy, and Annie Murphy).

Both leading ladies of Netflix's dark comedy Dead to Me (Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini) were recognized for their roles as star-crossed besties Jen and Judy.

Perennial Emmy nominee Don Cheadle scored a second straight nod for playing Black Monday's ruthless stock broker, Mo Monroe. Will the 10th time be a charm?

Finally, Toni Collette turned in yet another Unbelievable performance in Netflix's searing limited series as a hard-nosed detective tracking a serial rapist.

Read on to find out how these eight incredible actors reacted to their Emmy nominations—and how they plan to celebrate on the big night—in their own words.

Eugene Levy (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, Schitt's Creek)

Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek patriarch Johnny, the most rational Rose) already has two writing Emmys on his mantel for SCTV. But the elder Levy tells Gold Derby "it felt pretty damn good" to finally score a nomination for acting:

"I spent a career playing the comic relief. I come into projects. I come in for a few scenes. I get my laughs. I don't have to carry any story, no exposition, and that's what I'm paid to do, and that was kind of a fun thing for me. I wasn't really expecting any trophies for that work. Just doing that work was rewarding enough to be able to come in and do that. So listen, I don't know, this is all a shock to me, to be honest, at this stage in my career, to have this kind of work, what you're doing on camera, recognized by the other people who are doing the same kind of work is pretty amazing. I have to say, if it's going to happen, I'd rather have it happen now at this stage in my life than if I had been 20 and had it happen."

Watch every episode of Schitt's Creek on Pop TV and on the Pop Now App.

Catherine O'Hara (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, Schitt's Creek)

Catherine O'Hara deserves an Emmy for the way she pulls off Moira's over-the-top fashion and unique lexicon (one word: pettifogging.) The legendary improv queen tells The Hollywood Reporter she's "happy to be a late bloomer":

"Isn't that really the best way to experience on your show? We got to build the show and develop the characters without worrying about expectations, from anyone. We got to make the show the best we could make it ... There's so many projects that get a ton of attention right at the beginning, maybe before they're even quite ready for it, and then it's kind of downhill attention-wise from there. We're so lucky to do the show we wanted and, apparently, leaving people wanting more ... You have to have a bit of patience in life or just don't have any big expectations, just carry along and do the best you can and maybe someone will notice, maybe they won't, but if you enjoy the work itself, then that's enough of a gift."

Watch every episode of Schitt's Creek on Pop TV and on the Pop Now App.

Christina Applegate (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, Dead to Me)

As sardonic, wine-chugging widow Jen Harding in Dead to Me, Christina Applegate absolutely kills it. In a bit of a role reversal in Season 2, it's Jen (not Linda Cardellini's Judy) keeping a terrible secret, and Applegate delivers an Emmy-worthy performance when it all inevitably unravels. She considers the nomination a silver lining in these increasingly tricky times, as she tweeted:

"I'm so proud of my wonderful friends @lindacardellini and @thelizfeldman and the entire cast and crew of @deadtome These are strange times. Sad times. But it's nice to have some good news. Much love."

Dead to Me streams on Netflix.

Don Cheadle (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, Black Monday)

Don Cheadle at the 2019 Emmy Eve party

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"Given that it's been announced on a Tuesday, I hereby regretfully decline my nomination for 'Black Monday.' I am a dayist. Been one for many years. My principles are my bedrock and sacrosanct." —Don Cheadle quipped in a statement the day the Emmy nominations were announced. All joking aside, Cheadle tells Gold Derby the entire crew deserves a pat on the back for any love Black Monday receives:

"We do this show on a five-day schedule, which is Herculean and really, really not possible to do without the crew that we have, putting in the kinds of hours that they do. They're there before we get there and they're there after the actors leave, putting the show together and giving it the look that it has and not just the crew that's on the set during the time, but also our post-production people are very gifted. We have a lot of effects that we do on the show. The music is a big part of the show. The editing clearly, obviously, is a big part of the show. These are all things that happen once the actors get to take their makeup off and go home. So we would not have what we have without their support and without their creativity ... So it's always them. Whenever we get any sort of accolades, to not turn around and thank them, we'd be incredibly remiss."

Stream Seasons 1 and 2 of Black Monday on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

Linda Cardellini (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, Dead to Me)

We've loved Linda Cardellini ever since she was hanging out with Freaks and Geeks, but as Judy Hale in Dead to Me, she gets to sink her teeth into her juiciest role yet. Of course, she faces stiff competition in the category—including co-star Christina Applegate. Still, she welcomed her second Emmy nod with total humility in a statement:

"I am thrilled and humbled to be nominated this morning with all of these incredible women whom I admire so much. Especially my dear friend and partner in crime Christina Applegate. You're my person. I feel so fortunate to collaborate every day with all of the incredible women who run this show. Liz Feldman, thank you for your genius and for giving life to 'Jen and Judy.' What a wild ride. This show is truly a team effort and I am so grateful to everyone involved. Especially our hardworking cast and crew. This is a celebration of everyone's work today. Love and congrats to all."

Dead to Me streams on Netflix.

Annie Murphy (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Schitt's Creek)

Had Annie Murphy not scored a nod for playing former socialite-turned-PR-maven Alexis, Schittheads everywhere would have let out a collective "ew." In an interview with Vulture, Murphy waxes poetic over her wonderful ride. "It's all ... a lot. But a wonderful lot." So, how will she celebrate come Emmy night?

"There will be pizza and pajamas. That'll be the extent of my plans. I'll put that out in the open right now. It's kind of my natural state anyway, so that's what I'm looking forward to. Did I mention the pizza?"

Watch every episode of Schitt's Creek on Pop TV and on the Pop Now App.

Toni Collette (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Unbelievable)

Toni Collette as a steely detective in Unbelievable

Toni Collette plays tough and tireless detective Grace Rasmussen in the Netflix limited series Unbelievable.

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Scroll through Toni Collette's IMDB credits and you'll agree she is the definition of versatility: Hereditary, The Sixth Sense, Muriel's Wedding, Knives Out, The United States of Tara, the list goes on. So it's no surprise the Aussie actress landed her fourth career Emmy nom for playing a steely detective in Netflix's Unbelievable. Her statement on nomination morning says it all:

"I've been acting for 30 years now. I love telling all kinds of stories about all kinds of people. It still excites me to get up at 3, 4, or 5 a.m. to go hunt out obscure parking lots where we set up a whole new world each day. But working on something like Unbelievable makes it all the sweeter. I am so proud to be part of a ridiculously talented team telling a story that really matters. It has been a thrill for all of us knowing that this story has resonated far and wide with both women and men all around the globe. And so, I'm truly over the moon to be nominated. We must celebrate all that we can in this unstable time of real struggle."

Unbelievable streams on Netflix.

Dan Levy (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Schitt's Creek)

Talk about multi-hyphenate! Not only did Dan Levy co-create Schitt's Creek with dad, Eugene Levy, he's also a showrunner, writer, director, and, of course, actor. Cynical, lovable, and GIF-able David Rose is—in the words of the great Tina Turner—"Simply the Best." The younger Levy tells The Hollywood Reporter how he plans on celebrating his show's 15 noms:

"For a tiny show out of Canada that never saw it coming, and then to actually not be able to go to the Emmys, is an incredibly Schitt's Creek way of winding this whole thing down. So on one hand I'm like, 'This tracks.' It's our crew that would have been so fun to see all dressed up and there. I would have loved for our team to get to have that 'pinch me' moment. My dad and I have already been talking about potentially doing a socially distanced event in his backyard in Toronto, so maybe we can all dress up and pretend, six feet apart, that we're there."

Watch every episode of Schitt's Creek on Pop TV and on the Pop Now App.

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By Nate Millado

For a decade, the iHeartRadio Music Festival has gifted us with some uh-may-zing performances from the likes of Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, and Justin Timberlake—not to mention legendary acts like U2, Prince, and Sirs Elton John and Paul McCartney. For its big 1-0, iHeartRadio is celebrating with a two-night virtual event. Remote performances will be shot on stages in Los Angeles and Nashville in front of a virtual fan wall of iHeartRadio listeners.

To get you hyped for this momentous mega-concert, we've compiled a playlist featuring some of the hottest artists slated to perform!

Watch the festival LIVE on The CW App and CWTV.com on September 18 and 19 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Relive all of the epic performances during a two-night special on The CW on September 27 and 28, 8–10 p.m. ET/PT.

Bon Jovi, "Do What You Can"

Sure, it's a no-brainer to add "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' On a Prayer" to any playlist, but we'll go with the country-tinged "Do What You Can"—Bon Jovi's timely single about the coronavirus pandemic. "I believe the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to use their voice to speak to issues that move us," says the Jersey-strong lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi.

BTS, "Dynamite"

As if Korean boy band BTS could get any bigger, they continued their world domination with their first-ever English-language single, "Dynamite." The disco-fied Hot 100 chart-topper (the group's first) racked up a massive 17.5 million U.S. streams in its first week. They'll surely bust out their latest hit at iHeartRadio.

Alicia Keys feat. Khalid, "So Done"

Alicia Keys' new single is a mood—and we're here for it! "This song, it does something to you and it just transports you," says the Grammy-winning Queen of R&B. "And Khalid looked at me and was like, 'Man, this song is just putting in a trance, I'm entranced by it.'" A slow-burn bop for your playlist.

Coldplay, "Viva La Vida"

Coldplay fans chose their No. 1 pop anthem, "Viva La Vida," as the song they'd most like to hear live at The Citadel in Amman, Jordan. And, honestly, what's not to like? Looping strings, propulsive percussion, soaring piano, and Chris Martin's pleading vocals crescendo to an arena-ready climax.

Kane Brown feat. Khalid, "Be Like That"

Genre-defying artist Kane Brown joins forces with Swae Lee and Khalid for a summer banger that's still worth cranking up in your car well into fall.

Keith Urban, "Tumbleweed"

Rapid-fire wordplay combined with Keith Urban's amazing guitar-shredding equals the country superstar's latest earworm.

Migos, "Need It"

Trap kings Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff trade bars with YoungBoy over a bouncy beat.

Miley Cyrus, "Midnight Sky"

Miley Cyrus came in like a disco ball with her latest independent woman anthem. "I was born to run/I don't belong to anyone," croons the husky-voiced pop star.

Thomas Rhett, "Be a Light"

Every playlist needs a breather, and Thomas Rhett slows the tempo down with his COVID-relief single. The country crooner gets a star-studded assist from Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban to deliver his powerful message: "In a world full of hate/Be a light."

Usher feat. will.i.am, "OMG"

Just like the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Usher's crowd-pleasing hit just turned 10 years old! The R&B star's silky vocals glide over hypnotic hand claps, spurring even the shyest of wallflowers to get up and dance!

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By Nate Millado

You've likely been watching a ton of television under quarantine. But if you've just finished binging your favorite shows, we've got some related recommendations (thanks, CBS All Access!). So whether you're into action, romance, reality, or adventure, the streaming service is sure to have your next great obsession.

If You Liked Beauty And The Beast…

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Eka Darville and Natalie Alyn Lind in Tell Me A Story.

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You'll love Tell Me A Story.

Once upon a time, there lived a beauty and a beast in an enchanted land. Only in CBS' 1987 fantasy-romance, the "beauty" was assistant district attorney Catherine (Linda Hamilton), the noble "man-beast" was feline-faced Vincent (Ron Perlman, rocking an '80s hair-metal mane), and the "enchanted land" was Manhattan.

Just like Beauty and the Beast, Tell Me A Story reimagines beloved fairy tales as dark and twisted psychological thrillers. The 10-episode second season of this serialized drama spins the stories of Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella into a tale like no other. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season reimagines The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel.

So if you've blown through all three seasons of Beauty and the Beast, check out this modern-day retelling.

Stream all episodes of Tell Me A Story on CBS All Access. Season 1 also airs now on The CW.

If You Liked The Amazing Race…

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Michael James Shaw, Sofia Pernas, and Matt Barr in Blood & Treasure.

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You'll love Blood & Treasure.

If you're a fan of the Phil Keoghan–hosted reality competition, then you know the gist: Teams of two race around the world for a shot at a million dollars.

While you wait for Season 32 of The Amazing Race to kick off this fall, why not give another globe-trotting adventure a gander? Like TAR, Blood & Treasure boasts exotic locales and nail-biting suspense, centered on the dynamic duo of a brilliant antiquities expert (Matt Barr) and a cunning art thief (Sofia Pernas).

Blood & Treasure streams on CBS All Access.

If You Liked The Good Wife…

Audra McDonald as Liz Reddick and Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in The Good Fight

Audra McDonald and Christine Baranski in The Good Fight.

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You'll love The Good Fight.

In a way, The Good Wife was about starting over: Alicia Florrick (Emmy winner Julianna Marguiles) returned to law after a very public sex-and-corruption scandal involving her politician husband.

And so is its spinoff, The Good Fight. After an enormous financial scam wipes out her savings, Diane Lockhart (the inimitable Christine Baranski) is forced to move to a new firm, where she joins forces with former employee Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo). The two legal dramas share the same DNA: Both were created by husband-and-wife team Robert and Michelle King, and feature pitch-perfect writing, directing, acting—and fashion!

The Good Fight streams exclusively on CBS All Access.

If You Liked Elementary…

Lucy Liu as Simone

Lucy Liu as Simone in Why Women Kill.

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You'll love Why Women Kill.

Technically, these two shows couldn't be any more different: Elementary reinvented the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective stories as a New York City–set procedural drama, while Why Women Kill is a time-hopping (and bed-hopping) soap. But both tap into the wide-ranging talent of Lucy Liu—as the gender-swapped no-nonsense Watson in the former, and as '80s socialite Simone in the latter.

Why Women Kill streams exclusively on CBS All Access.

If You Liked Survivor: Winners At War…

The 16 returning houseguests of Big Brother All Stars

The 16 returning houseguests of Big Brother: All-Stars.

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You'll love Big Brother: All-Stars.

Like Survivor, Big Brother is also celebrating its 20th anniversary—and what better way to mark the milestone than with another all-stars edition!

Survivor: Winners At War united the most memorable, heroic, and celebrated champs from the past two decades. The gameplay on an all-star season is just next-level. So if you're into epic comps, shocking blindsides, and a masterclass in strategy, you won't want to miss the champs, the runners-up, and the best to never win the game battling for glory in the BB house.

This week, watch all-new episodes of Big Brother: All-Stars on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access. Plus, drop in on the Houseguests 24/7 with the BB Live Feeds—exclusively available on CBS All Access.

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By Nate Millado

You loved her as a child actress in E.T., as one of Charlie's kick-ass Angels, and as a rom-com queen in Never Been Kissed and The Wedding Singer. Now Drew Barrymore is tackling a new role: talk show host. "This is not a character," she told Entertainment Tonight. "This is the first job I had where I really get to be utterly myself."

Here's everything you need to know about the bubbly star's new talker before The Drew Barrymore Show premieres this Monday, Sept. 14!

Watch The Drew Barrymore Show Weekdays, starting Sept. 14. Check your local listings for times.

Drew Interviews Herself

"It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show," Drew Barrymore said in a statement to CNN when her show was first announced. In this adorable promo for The Drew Barrymore Show, Barrymore interviews her 7-year-old self (the old footage is actually from her 1982 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson). "We're gonna spend an hour every day celebrating life!" present-day Barrymore tells childhood Barrymore about her, er, their new daytime show. Fun fact: Her own daughters, Frankie and Olive, were stand-ins for this shoot!

It's A Live (Show)

The Drew Barrymore Show will air live (no pressure, Drew!) The host/producer said she fought really hard for this format: "I don't know how to do this show not live." In her The Art of the Interview digital series on YouTube, Barrymore sought the advice of Andy Cohen and CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on how to execute a show with no safety net. "Whatever happens happens," said King. "And even when all goes to hell in a handbasket, you can send it to commercial break."

Oprah's BFF also said the beauty of live is that you can be topical. "You can react in real time to what's happening." Cohen loves the "spontaneity" of doing a live show, but advised Barrymore to condense for the sake of time: "You're a glorious rushing river of words," he said. "Make it a trickle."

What To Expect

Drew Barrymore sitting at a yellow news desk

The Drew Barrymore Show features a fun segment called "Drew's News."

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Nothing is off limits—including Barrymore's new status as a single mama of two. When talking to her Boys on the Side co-star Whoopi Goldberg on The Art of the Interview, the fellow talk show host advised Barrymore to "be a good listener...but have as good of a time as you can." So expect some fun segments, such as "Drew's News"—her take on current events and pop culture—beauty secrets, and SNL-style sketches. (Another fun fact: Barrymore hosted SNL when she was only 7 years old!)

Don't Miss The Making-Ofs

"What happens behind the scenes I think is sometimes even more important than what you see out front," explains the newly minted host, as she takes viewers through the The Drew Barrymore Show's yearlong conception-to-creation process and gives us a peek of her Working Girl–style office. Plus: Learn how a young Barrymore and her mom bonded over McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwiches.

Who'll Be On Drew?

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Expect a lot of star power on The Drew Barrymore Show.

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No one has a more famous Rolodex than Drew, so expect plenty of her high-wattage friends to stop by! Check out the star-studded slate of first-week guests:

Monday, Sept. 14: It's a Charlie's Angels reunion with independent women Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. And speaking of big-screen reunions…Barrymore also also reunites with longtime friend and multi-film co-star Adam Sandler (The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, Blended). Plus, the host surprises a family of essential workers in one of the show's soon-to-be-signature segments "Designed by Drew."

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Drew Barrymore strives to elevate, inspire, and entertain in every area one her new talk show.

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Tuesday, Sept. 15: Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress/producer/entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon drops by. Actor/comedian Billy Eichner will play a rousing round of "Would Drew Barrymore Like That?"—a skit from his Emmy-nominated show Billy on the Street. Plus, meet Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James, who penned the upbeat but powerful new picture book I Am Every Good Thing.

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda discusses What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action, her just-released book on climate change. Barrymore and actress Gabrielle Union surprise a struggling small business owner who is changing the lives of others one wig at a time. Plus: Get ready for a quarantine fashion show with designer Christian Siriano (you know it will be fierce!).

Thursday, Sept. 17: Academy Award–winning actress Charlize Theron makes an appearance. New Dancing With the Stars host—and former America's Next Top Model magnate—Tyra Banks teaches Barrymore the art of "smizing." Plus, Barrymore continues the #ShareTheMicNow campaign in the recurring segment "Share The Mic With Luvvie," where movement co-founder Luvvie Ajayi Jones shines a light on amazing Black women.

Friday, Sept. 18: Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award–winning actor Billy Porter—who's up for another Emmy on Sept. 20 for his starring role on Pose—sings a beautiful rendition of a classic tune. Meet the mom behind the back-to-school snapshot that captured the country's collective heart—an image of her son overwhelmed on his first day of virtual kindergarten—and see the surprise Barrymore has for her family. Plus, a curated list of our host's favorite picks in "The Weekender."

Watch The Drew Barrymore Show Weekdays, starting Sept. 14. Check your local listings for times.

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