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Weekly TV Update: July 1, 2013

Every week I try to bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

Time reports that Fred Armison left Saturday Night Live at the end of last season.

Roseanne Barr may get a new sitcom.

Shark Week is back. Discovery Channel’s annual shark-themed marathon starts on August 4 at 8pm.

On July 11 at 3:01 am EST (12:01 am PST), Orange Is the New Black will debut on Netflix.

Mark Burnett will produce a follow up to his miniseries The Bible. The new series is tentatively called A.D.: Beyond the Bible.

Shark Week Begins

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Discovery‘s Shark Week, which begins tonight. Over the course of the week, Discover will air 9 specials about the eponymous sea creature.

Here is the complete schedule:

Sunday, August 12
9pm Air Jaws Apocalypse
Shark expert Chris Fallows and producer Jeff Kurr chronicle the life of great white sharks around Seal Island, South Africa. The special focuses on Colossus, who dominates the other sharks in the area. The team also captures dozens of great whites hanging in shallow water eating.

10pm Shark Week’s Impossible Shots
Shark Week’s Impossible shots features wildlife cameramen fighting against time, bad weather, and bad luck to film a previously uncaptured view of a great white shark’s Polaris breach, which is no easy task. The only way to find out whether or not Andy Casagrande and his team were successful is to watch.

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The 2012 Emmy Nominees

Earlier today, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 2012 Emmy Awards nominees. HBO (81 nominations) and CBS (60 nominations) lead the networks in nominations. Mad Men and American Horror Story (tied with 17 nominations) were shows nominated for the most awards.

Here is list of shows nominated in the major categories:

Best Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

Best Drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

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