Stories tagged: television
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 5:13 P.M.
Analysis: Trump TV could be Fox News on steroids
The Financial Times reported Monday on the latest indication that Donald Trump might launch a cable TV station if he loses the presidential election.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016
Celebrity Focus: Kids brought J.K. Simmons from theater to film
During a recent interview to promote his new film, “The Accountant ,” Simmons recalled turning down an interesting play with a compelling co-star soon after he became a father.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016
Around the remote: Reimagined ‘Rocky Picture Show’ hits Fox
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” is “reimagined” in a joyful update that has Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”) slipping into Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 7 P.M.
‘Falling Water’ washes over dream world in new USA series
LOS ANGELES – Blake Masters and Henry Bromell had a dream about making a show about dreams. Their idea – which is the premise for the new USA Network series …
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 7:35 P.M.
Comcast is being punished for charging customers for channels they didn’t want
Comcast is paying one of the biggest fines ever levied on a cable company after regulators said it illegally billed customers for unwanted equipment and services.
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 2:54 P.M.
Unlike first, second presidential debate doesn’t set viewership record
An estimated 66.5 million people watched the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, down from the record-setting audience who saw their first match but on par with the …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016
Growing up together, TV and baby boomers were a perfect fit
But the handiest year for TV’s genesis is 1946 – when technology, optimism and renewed consumer buying power joined forces at World War II’s conclusion and gave broadcast television a …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 12:55 P.M.
‘NCIS’ star followed in dad’s footsteps (sort of)
Actor Sean Murray’s dad spent 30 years as a naval officer. In an odd twist of fate, Murray finds himself playing an investigator burrowing into naval crimes in CBS’ hit …
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
‘Apprentice’ cast and crew say Trump was lewd and sexist
In his years as a reality TV boss on “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language, according to show insiders who said he rated female contestants by …
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016
Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s picks for Oct. 2-8
Based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, the lavish new sci-fi thriller “Westworld” whisks viewers to a futuristic Western-style theme park where guests pay big bucks to interact with lifelike robots. …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 7 P.M.
Neil LaBute gives a twist to vampire lore with new SyFy series ‘Van Helsing’
The playwright and filmmaker, who was raised in Spokane Valley, is best known for such blistering, controversial character studies as “In the Company of Men,” “The Shape of Things” and …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016, 1:03 P.M.
Record 84 million TV viewers tuned in for presidential debate
The contentious first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lived up to its big ratings expectations with an estimated average TV viewership that will top the previous record …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016
Around the remote: Clinton and Trump face off Monday in first presidential debate
They’ve been throwing long-distance verbal jabs at one another for months. On Monday the candidates – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump – finally come face to face on …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016
Analysis: Can Ghost Rider give ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ the buzz it’s been lacking?
That burn you felt Monday night around 10 p.m. on ABC was new life being given to Marvel/ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” courtesy of the flames of Ghost Rider. And not …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 5:03 P.M.
Rupert Murdoch reaps $34 million in compensation
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch might be getting out of the office more, but he continues to pull down handsome compensation.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 11:11 A.M.
PBS’ “Poldark” is back: Flawed hero, satisfied star
The reincarnated Poldark struck some viewers as more of a “do-gooder” than Robin Ellis’ portrayal of a moral but willful man in the original series, Turner acknowledges. But he says …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 7 P.M.
Kristen Bell is well cast in ‘The Good Place’ as someone sent to heaven by mistake
In the smart and delightful “The Good Place,” which got a two-episode preview Monday before taking up its regular time slot Thursday, Kristen Bell plays Eleanor, who opens her eyes …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 1:39 P.M.
Your TV may use more energy than you think, group charges
An environmental group on Wednesday accused three major television manufacturers of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy their high-definition screens devour by designing them to draw less power …
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 2:38 P.M.
Central Valley grad Taylor Stocker a contestant on new season of ‘Survivor’ on CBS
Taylor Stocker, was raised in Liberty Lake and is now a resident of Post Falls, grew up watching “Survivor.” Now he’s among the millennial contestants in the series’ “millennials vs. …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016
Around the remote: Kimmel hosts 68th Emmys
It’s always tough to predict the whims of Emmy, but it’s a pretty safe bet that the night will feature several wins for “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and at …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 7 P.M.
Actress Natascha McElhone: ‘I didn’t have a choice in the gutsiest thing I ever did’
British-born Natascha McElhone balances acting with role as a single mother of three. Her new series, “Designated Survivor,” with Keifer Sutherland, premieres Wednesday on ABC.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
Update from Clinton’s doctor: Democrat is ‘fit to serve’
Donald Trump on Wednesday handed over a one-page summary of his recent physical on a doctor’s television show – but the campaign won’t reveal what was disclosed.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 1:15 P.M.
Analysis: Trump calls for no debate moderators a week after praising them
Monday Donald Trump is having a debate with Last Week Donald Trump about whether he’s satisfied with his debate moderators. In an interview with CNBC on Monday morning, Trump said …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016
Around the remote: Dance with Lochte, Vanilla Ice
Welcome to the next stop on the Ryan Lochte apology tour. The disgraced Olympian joins 12 other celebrities on “Dancing With the Stars,” where he won’t be able to fabricate …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 10 A.M.
Donald Glover takes different direction with ‘Atlanta’
His new FX series “Atlanta” has some lighter moments, but at its heart is a deep story of two cousins working their way through the Atlanta music scene in order …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Chevy Chase is back in rehab for an alcohol-related ‘tune-up’
Chevy Chase has checked into a Minnesota addiction center for an alcohol issue, according to his rep.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
Greta Van Susteren out as Fox News host
Greta Van Susteren has abruptly quit after 14 years as a prime-time anchor at Fox News Channel, saying that Fox “has not felt like home to me for a few …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016
Around the remote: Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ debuts on FX
Donald Glover (“Community”) shines in “Atlanta.” He plays Earnest “Earn” Marks, a broke young man struggling to gain some traction in life. A chance to reverse his fortunes comes when …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016
Emeril Lagasse feasts globally on new Amazon Prime series
Caution: Eat before you watch “Eat the World.” Do not come to this new Emeril Lagasse-hosted docuseries hungry for anything other than new insights about food, travel and culture.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 7 P.M.
Endicott’s Mariana Klaveno continues to make a name in Hollywood
Former “True Blood” star Mariana Klaveno is featured in the third season of “Full Circle,” on DirecTV’s Audience Network.