Stories tagged: television
Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Katy Perry’s ‘backpack kid’ steals show during ‘SNL’ gig
First, there was Left Shark. Now we have the Backpack Kid.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 10 p.m.
Vanessa Bayer joins Bobby Moynihan in ‘SNL’ exodus
Vanessa Bayer, the longest-tenured current female cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” has decided not to return to the NBC sketch series.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Fox News fires liberal commentator Bob Beckel for racially insensitive remark
Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Bobby Moynihan leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ for CBS sitcom
Deadline.com reports Moynihan is bowing out after CBS picked up the pilot for “Me, Myself & I,” a sitcom starring Moynihan and John Larroquette.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7 p.m.
10 damn fine things to know about ‘Twin Peaks’
The reboot of the 1990s cult TV show features a wide array of familiar faces.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Harry Styles steps in to host Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’
Styles will be featured in Corden’s signature “Carpool Karaoke” segment Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
‘Roseanne’ returning to ABC with Barr as star; Katy Pery joining rebooted ‘Idol’
NEW YORK – “Roseanne,” one of TV’s rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Fox to air ‘A Christmas Story’ as a live musical in December
NEW YORK – The Fox network is getting in the Christmas spirit with its announcement Friday of “A Christmas Story,” a live TV musical scheduled for December. The three-hour special …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
It’s ‘Daily Show’ reunion on Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’
Taping begins minutes after the day’s political bombshell – that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Kevin Spacey says new ‘House of Cards’ is among ‘best’ done
The actor, who stars as a power-hungry South Carolina congressman who connives his way to the presidency, says the upcoming fifth season of “House of Cards” is “one of the …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
ABC announces revival of ‘American Idol’ next season
ABC, which agreed with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment on the reboot, released few details, including whether longtime host Ryan Seacrest will return.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Netflix’s controversial ‘13 Reasons Why’ gets a second season
The drama is based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel about Hannah Baker, a young girl who kills herself and leaves behind 13 audio tapes detailing how the actions (and inaction) …
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Sinclair to pay $3.9 billion for Tribune Media, expanding its local TV reach
Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation’s largest local TV station operator, wants to be even bigger.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Hulu just joined the live TV wars
Hulu on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited streaming app, Hulu with Live TV, which seeks to compete with the likes of SlingTV, DirecTV Now and YouTube TV.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Analysis: Why CNN can – and did – refuse to air Trump’s new ad targeting ‘fake news’
In a self-congratulatory ad marking his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump labels major television networks “fake news.” So CNN is refusing to sell the president airtime to …
Sun., April 30, 2017, midnight
Around the remote: TV picks for April 30-May 6
Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel “American Gods” comes to rollicking life in a bizarre and riveting new drama series about deities who walk among us.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Spokane Scoutmaster wins $250,000 grand prize on survivalist reality TV show
Spokane Scoutmaster Terry Fossum won the top prize in the new Fox reality show “Kicking and Screaming” with partner Natalie Casanova.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
‘Bachelor’ star Chris Soules jailed after deadly Iowa crash
Soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country boy looking for love on season 19 of the ABC reality show, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that rear-ended …
Tue., April 25, 2017, midnight
Numerica, Lifetime team up to give Spokane couple a money makeover
Numerica Credit Union has teamed up with Lifetime’s “Dream Big Money Makeover” to give Spokane couple Erica and Cameron Johnson a money makeover, which will help them balance home and …
Sun., April 23, 2017, noon
‘13 Reasons Why’ depicts a graphic suicide; experts say there’s a problem with that
The “Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide,” a list of guidelines for media outlets developed by suicide prevention experts and journalists, emphasizes that suicide is usually the result of multiple causes, …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Rachel Dolezal makes her pitch on Dr. Phil
Rachel Dolezal told popular television talk show host Dr. Phil that she continues identify as an African American.
Fri., April 14, 2017, midnight
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ is one of the funniest, most important shows on TV
At a moment of fraught debate about policing in America, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is doing its small part to make space for a new kind of conversation about policing.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
‘Survivor’ contestant outs fellow competitor as transgender
Jeff Varner made accusations of “a deception” before revealing that Zeke Smith is transgender on the episode. Varner was immediately criticized by other players. He repeatedly apologized, but was voted …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
MTV to revive ‘Fear Factor’ stunt competition series May 30
Ludacris will host the new series, which premieres May 30, MTV announced Wednesday.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Letterman’s mom was everyone’s mom: Dorothy Mengering dead at 95
Through her occasional appearances on Letterman’s shows, Dorothy Mengering became a celebrity in her own right. It began with a few phone calls, usually around Thanksgiving, when Mengering would talk …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Comcast said to plan online rival to Netflix using hit NBC shows
Comcast plans to introduce an online video service offering hit shows from its NBCUniversal TV networks in the next 12 to 18 months, an effort to compete with rivals Netflix …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 4 p.m.
Rappers becoming fixtures on food scene
Snoop may seem an unlikely guest for a festival where high-brow foodies come for $500-a-plate dinners to mingle with chefs like Jose Andres and Daniel Boulud, but it’s emblematic of …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Don Rickles, lightning-fast launcher of comic insults, dies at 90
Don Rickles, the irrepressible master of the comic insult whose humor was a fast-paced, high-volume litany of mockery in which members of his audience were the (usually) willing victims of …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Stream on Demand: ‘Rogue One’ lands on VOD and Netflix presents ‘The BFG’
What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
More advertisers say they have ditched Fox’s O’Reilly show
Bill O’Reilly’s top-rated Fox News show may be starting to feel a financial sting after allegations that he sexually harassed several women. Automakers Hyundai and BMW, financial firm T. Rowe …