Stories tagged: television
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
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
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
‘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 …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Analysis: Bill O’Reilly’s problems just got real
Fox News stood by Bill O’Reilly when he settled a high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit in 2004 and when a 2015 Mother Jones article chronicled the host’s misleading claims about having …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Fox News faces another sexual harassment claim against network leadership
The sexual harassment scandal at Fox News Channel continued on Monday, with a contributor alleging that the network’s co-founder pressured her for sex and its current co-president retaliated against her.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Comcast said to gain rights to offer online TV nationwide
Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide, according to people familiar with the negotiations, giving the biggest U.S. cable operator a backup plan if …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Viral video imagines Elmo getting fired over PBS budget cuts
Elmo doesn’t take the news well, complaining that he’s worked at “Sesame Street” for 32 years. He also wonders what’s going to happen to his medical insurance, given that he …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
The space between like and love, as seen on Netflix’s ‘Love’
“Love” is highly aware of the fragility of early relationships, when two people are not committed to each other but pondering it. Even in the best moments, on the best …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
CBS reaches deal to keep ‘Big Bang Theory’ on air
Along with the drama “NCIS,” “Big Bang Theory” is consistently one of the two most popular shows on television when original episodes are aired.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Cosby wants jury pool prescreened for bias before trial
Bill Cosby’s lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in earnest.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Julia, a girl Muppet with autism, makes the move to TV’s ‘Sesame Street’
For more than a year, Julia has existed in print and digital illustrations as the centerpiece of a multifaceted initiative by Sesame Workshop called “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ delves into Paris robbery
The episode comes nearly six months after thieves stole more than $10 million in jewelry from the reality star.