After the coffee. Before putting the dirty tuxedo back into the closet.
The Skinny: By the time I got out home from HBO's Emmy party (rough life, I know), it was way past midnight and I'm typing this at 5:30 a.m., so I hope the editors catch what I'm sure are many typos. Monday's headlines include all the winners and not-winners (why be mean and say losers?) at the Emmys, a review of the weekend box office and a profile of Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman.
Daily Dose: The WWE may not have a cable channel yet, but it has struck a deal to put its content on Hulu. According to the WWE, its shows will appear on Hulu Plus (that's the subscription version of Hulu) the day after they appear on television. Such a quick turnaround seems to be one more sign that if the WWE does launch a cable channel, it will be a premium service rather than a broadly distributed channel.
TV's big night: Showtime's "Homeland" and ABC's "Modern Family" were the big winners at Sunday night's Emmy Awards. For "Modern Family," winning the best comedy Emmy is old hat, but "Homeland" provided Showtime's best Emmy night ever. Also celebrating is 20th Century Fox Television, which produces both shows. The HBO movie "Game Change" also did well. There were some surprises Sunday night, including Jon Cryer taking home a trophy for his work on "Two and a Half Men." As for the Emmy show itself, I thought the opening bit fell flat and I was underwhelmed by most of the broadcast, but at least it didn't run over three hours. I'm guessing NBC's football game got a bigger audience. Analysis of the night from the Los Angeles Times, Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, USA Today and the New York Times.