• actor Sep 17, 2019

    Emmy Predictions: Amid Newcomers, Will ‘Thrones' Slay Again?

    Imagine that you’re working on a television series, one of the many actors, writers and others who give daily thanks for the rise of cable and streaming that has led to gazillions — at least — of shows and growing employment opportunities. Then, besides the possibility of at least your mom spotting you in the vast video sea, you learn...

  • NBC Sep 14, 2019

    YouTube Star Lilly Singh Makes Leap to Late-Night TV

    The stubborn curfew barring female hosts from late-night network TV is about to be challenged. Viewer warning: expect more rule-breaking when NBC’s “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” debuts Monday. Singh is attempting the leap from YouTube sensation to broadcast headliner in a single bound, doesn’t plan to dwell on the late-night staple of politics and is only the second...

  • Chicago Aug 14, 2019

    'Empire' Films at Location Where Jussie Smollett Said He Was Attacked

    Crews for “Empire” were seen filming Tuesday at the same intersection where star Jussie Smollett said he was attacked in a hate crime that police have alleged was fabricated.

  • Chicago Aug 7, 2019

    Fox: Jussie Smollet Gone From ‘Empire,' Character Lives on

    photos. Smollett’s Jamal Lyon, who last season married Kai (Toby Onwumere), will be away on his honeymoon when the Fox drama returns Sept. 24 for its sixth and last season, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said Wednesday. “You’ll see pictures of him in the background,” Collier said, without elaborating. He promised “surprises at the beginning of the season that you’re...

  • actor Jul 27, 2019

    No Floppy-Haired Leading Man for TV's ‘Four Weddings' Take

    Hulu’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral” pays homage to the 1994 film, but don’t expect a Hugh Grant copycat in the limited series. Creator Mindy Kaling says she deliberately avoided duplicating the movie’s floppy-haired British guy as the romantic lead. That character and look were “iconic” for Grant’s career and for British comedy, Kaling said, but there are other ways...

  • Singer Jul 27, 2019

    Mary J. Blige to Star in First of Several “Power” Spinoffs

    The end of the hit Starz series “Power” is the beginning of several planned spinoffs, the first featuring Mary J. Blige. The Grammy-winning singer and actress said the announcement was probably the most exciting thing that would happen to her this year. Blige’s casting in the new show, titled “Power Book II: Ghost,” was announced Friday at a TV critics’...

  • JUDGE Jul 16, 2019

    ‘Game of Thrones' Earns Record-Breaking 32 Emmy Nods

    HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by “NYPD Blue” in 1994.

  • Los Angeles Jul 7, 2019

    Stevie Wonder Says He's Getting a Kidney Transplant in Fall

    Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London on Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement after performing “Superstition” at the end of a packed British Summer Time concert in London’s sprawling Hyde Park. He said he was speaking out...

  • JUDGE May 6, 2019

    ‘Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek's Emmy Award Comes With Standing Ovation

    Alex Trebek got a standing ovation as he accepted an Emmy Award as host of “Jeopardy!” — and immediately set the audience at ease, even as he alluded to his cancer diagnosis.

  • Dallas Apr 24, 2019

    Ken Kercheval, Beleaguered Cliff on ‘Dallas,' Dies at 83

    Ken Kercheval, who played perennial punching bag Cliff Barnes to Larry Hagman’s scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on the hit TV series “Dallas,” has died. He was 83. Kercheval died Sunday in the city of Clinton in his native Indiana, said Jeff Fisher, his agent. The cause of death was being kept private by family, Fisher said Wednesday.

  • Netflix Apr 19, 2019

    ‘All in the Family,' ‘Jeffersons' Rebooted for Live Special

    “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” are coming back to TV, live and for one night only. Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will star in re-creations of episodes from the influential sitcoms born in the 1970s.

  • PRESIDENT Mar 9, 2019

    Della Duck, Intrepid Space Explorer and Amputee, Comes to TV

    Della Duck is a brave and resourceful fowl, the sort that refuses to be defeated by a solo crash landing on the moon — even when it costs her a leg. Della, an elusive and lesser-known member of the Donald Duck family, took center stage in Saturday’s episode and quickly proved to be a groundbreaker, one of the few TV...

  • New York City Mar 8, 2019

    Fate of Kate's Pregnancy Center Stage on ‘This Is Us'

    “This Is Us” routinely brings viewers to tears. Next week, it’s taking them to the theater. The hit NBC series will air an episode modeled on a one-act play and confined almost entirely to a hospital waiting room and to a single day, a sharp detour from its usual flashback storytelling. In Tuesday’s episode (9 p.m. EDT), the extended —...

  • actor Mar 6, 2019

    Clash of ‘Jeopardy!' Titans Ends With $1 Million Runaway Win

    The first-ever “Jeopardy!” team championship came down to a clash of the titans, Ken Jennings vs. Brad Rutter.

  • Facebook Oct 24, 2018

    Readers Nationwide Pick America's Best Loved Novel

    “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overcame wizards and time travelers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide.

  • PRESIDENT Oct 10, 2018

    Study: Women Make TV Directing Job Gains, Minorities Lag

    More women are being hired to direct TV episodes, but the numbers remain stagnant for directors of color, according to an industry guild study. Women directed a record 25 percent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season, an increase of 4 percent from the previous season, according to the Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday. African-Americans directed 13 percent...

  • actress Sep 10, 2018

    Emmy 2018 Predictions: Who Will Take Home the Coveted Awards This Year

    So is it “Game of Thrones” (with a leading 22 nods, but the majority technical ones) or “The Handmaid’s Tale” for best drama? Will Donald Glover repeat as best comedy actor for “Atlanta” or could Bill Hader of freshman “Barry” be an upset winner?

  • actor Sep 9, 2018

    Tiffany Haddish Leads African-American Emmys Sweep

    Tiffany Haddish led an African-American sweep of Emmy Awards for TV series guest actors, a milestone in the entertainment industry’s effort to reflect a diverse society. Haddish was honored at Saturday’s creative arts Emmys for hosting “Saturday Night Live,” while Katt Williams won the guest comedy actor award for “Atlanta.”

  • California Aug 6, 2018

    '60 Minutes' Exec Named in Misconduct Article Delays Return

    The executive producer of the CBS news show “60 Minutes” is delaying his return from vacation until an investigation into sexual misconduct claims at the network wraps up. Meanwhile, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl told reporters on Sunday that CBS isn’t saying it’s perfect and that there’s room for improvement in any large company. The executives are dealing with fallout...

  • Reporter Aug 3, 2018

    Fox Executive: Up to ‘Simpsons' Creators to Handle Apu Criticism

    Creators of “The Simpsons” have the freedom to handle the show’s depiction of Indian shop owner Apu in the right way for their show, a top Fox executive said Thursday. Apu, the Kwik-E-Mart clerk who has sold expired food and ripped off customers in the long-running animated Fox series, has come under fire as racist and stereotypical. The criticism flared...

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