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Stream on Demand: Works from Campion, Altman lead the streaming pack

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services. Top streams for the week


Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Aug. 20-26

As the hilarious Hollywood satire “Episodes” launches its fifth and final season, Sean (Stephen Mangan), Beverly (Tamsin Greig) and Matt (Matt LeBlanc) have all pretty much hit rock bottom.


New on DVD for Aug. 22: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2,’ ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Daredevil’

Films and TV shows based on comic books are among the top DVD offerings being Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

‘Scandal’ creator Shonda Rhimes making new shows for Netflix

Netflix wrote in a news release that Rhimes’ shows “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” would continue to air on ABC.


‘Jersey Shore’ gang reuniting for an E! special Aug. 20

Snooki, JWoww, Pauly D, Mike The Situation and Sammi Sweetheart are all onboard for a fist-pumping drive down memory lane.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Singer Glen Campbell has died at 81

Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer whose dozens of hit singles included “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” and whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family …


Stream on Demand: New Netflix dramedy ‘Atypical’ tells the story of an autistic teen

Also debuting on Netflix is the feature comedy


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 9:59 a.m.

David Letterman headed back to talk TV with Netflix series

The six-episode series, not yet named, will debut in 2018.


Hacker posts ‘Game of Thrones’ files, other stolen HBO docs

The dump includes scripts from five “Game of Thrones” episodes, including one upcoming episode, and a month’s worth of email from the account of an HBO programming executive.


Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ episode leaked online

Media company Star India acknowledged Friday that it was the source of the leaked episode and said it is investigating how it happened.


Known for drama chops, Nicole Kidman is dying to do a comedy

The 50-year-old actress said she’s at a point in her life where she’s eager to try anything and isn’t worried about failure.


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, dies at 73

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was …


PBS CEO warns that federal cuts will sink some stations

The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting’s future if federal funding is axed as called for by President Donald Trump.


Former Fox News executive files $48 million lawsuit over sexual assault scandal

A former Fox News executive fired after settling a claim that he attempted to sexually assault a female on-air commentator is suing parent company 21st Century Fox for going public …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Stream on Demand: Matt Bomer becomes ‘The Last Tycoon’ for Amazon

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


Judge dismisses discrimination suit against CNN, Turner

A federal judge has dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by current and former black employees of Time Warner, owner of Turner networks including CNN, TNT and TBS.


Michael Phelps defends Shark Week ‘race’ against great white

He notes that a shark doesn’t swim in a straight line and suggested a side-by-side race with the predator impossible. He later added that he made it clear before the …


Man gets 7 years in prison for attack on TV news crew

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for attacking a television news crew as they worked on a story about an art display in Niagara Falls …


Creators of new HBO series address fears it glorifies racism

The series, “Confederate,” will take place in an alternate timeline where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union and formed a nation in which legalized slavery has evolved …


Discovery Channel asks Shark Week viewers to be donors, too

The channel’s annual celebration of all things shark will include requests to support Oceana, an advocacy group focused on ocean conservation.


Stream on Demand: ‘Rogue One’ comes to Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

Microsoft wants to bring 2 million Americans online by 2022

Microsoft is aiming to bring broadband internet to millions of rural Americans within the next five years through what is now unused TV spectrum, the company announced Tuesday.


‘America’s Got Talent’ laps the television field

Much to NBC’s delight, there really hasn’t been much competition for “America’s Got Talent” as the summer’s favorite television show.


Daniel Dae Kim: Contract dispute behind ‘Hawaii Five-0’ exit

In a Facebook post, the actor said he and CBS were unable to agree on contract terms, so he made the “difficult choice” to exit the series.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:41 a.m.

President ridicules TV host’s looks, says she was ‘bleeding badly from a face-lift’

President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching.


Alec Baldwin to continue lampooning Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Just don’t expect it to be an every-week kind of thing.


CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story

CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the …


CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

CNN wasn’t saying Monday what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

‘Z Nation’ zombie TV show crew raises cash to rescue kittens

Not all zombies want to eat your brains. Some of them want to rescue stray kittens.


NBC to air Jones interview despite efforts to ‘distract’

NBC News vowed Friday to go ahead with Megyn Kelly’s report on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Sunday, despite his “efforts to distract and ultimately prevent” its airing.