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Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Great -- another awards show for Modern Family to undeservedly sweep.

Awards season kicked off in earnest, as the Screen Actors Guild unveiled their nominations for the 2013 SAG Awards, celebrating the best performances in film and television. As with the Emmys, Modern Family dominated the comedy categories, picking up nods for Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara and Outstanding Ensemble (SAG's version of Best Comedy Series). Elsewhere, Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston were both nominated in the Drama category for their respective AMC series, Mad Men and Breaking Bad; friends and Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are squaring off as Outstanding Performers in a Comedy for 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation (expect that to be played for laughs in their Globes gig); and the three leads of HBO's Game Change are up for acting awards in the TV Movie/Miniseries category. The biggest WTF nomination? Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie. Is that show actually still on?

New episodes of Arrested Development haven't even premiered yet, but Netflix has already ordered additional installments. What they're not telling you is that those bonus episodes will randomly be filmed multi-camera style like Will Arnett's other low-rated comedy.

Ring in the New Year Gangnam Style, courtesy of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve (now permanently hosted by Ryan Seacrest), which has added South Korean pop sensation Psy to a line-up of musical performers that includes Justin Bieber, Fergie, Brandy and Taylor Swift. Now let's make a resolution to never play that song again in 2013.

Desperately seeking relevance to today's teen audience, The CW has picked up the reality series, The Hunt, in which 12 two-person teams are stranded in a remote location and forced to compete against each other, Hunger Games style. Only, we're assuming, without all the death and dismemberment.

After the exit of showrunner John Shiban (as well as creators Joe and Tony Gayton) from AMC's Hell on Wheels put the Western series on hold, the network has officially re-committed to a third season, announcing Falling Skies' John Wirth as the new guy in charge. Does this mean we're in for a surprise plot twist where it's revealed that aliens built the American railroad system?

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