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Around the remote: Classic ‘Little Women’ returns to PBS

Chuck Barney’s TV picks for the week of May 13.

UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Former Spokane actress Morgan Keene appears on ‘American Idol’

The actress and singer performed as part of D Cappella, a new Disney Music group that tours and performs a cappella arrangements of Disney songs.

Around the remote: ‘Dancing With the Stars: Athletes’ hits the ballroom

Chuck Barney makes his TV picks for the upcoming week.

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Amazon partners with Best Buy on smart TVs, a ‘win-win’

Best Buy already sells the Amazon Kindle and other gadgets, but the deal announced Wednesday makes the electronics retailer the only place where you can walk in and buy a …

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 2:16 p.m.

Stream On Demand: Sudeikis, Harris take a road trip in ‘Kodachrome’

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.

Around the remote: Be prepared for anything as ‘Scandal’ ends its run

Chuck Barney’s TV picks for the week of April 15.

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Anti-Sinclair video to air in ad on Sinclair stations, including in Seattle

An anti-Sinclair ad featuring the Deadspin video mocking the company’s mandatory scripts will soon air on some of the company’s stations.

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

‘Roseanne’ reboot opens big with about 18 million viewers

Viewers were eager to see ABC’s reboot of “Roseanne,” with an estimated 18.4 million tuning in to its debut.

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

TV networks to cut back on commercials

Fox and NBC plan to reduce the amount of commercial time in their shows starting next fall, and other networks likely will follow suit in an effort to retain viewers …

For live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ NBC turns to a Legend

Most Easter Sundays, you can find John Legend at home, helping cook a big dinner for family and friends. Except this Easter. He’ll be a little busy – being Jesus …

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

Keri Russell loves ‘The Americans’ but ready to say farewell

“As a woman, these kind of characters are just rare,” Russell, 42, says. “For Elizabeth, it’s more than just being single-minded. To me, it’s such a feminist role. She is …

Around the remote: ‘Roseanne’ reboot debuts on ABC

Chuck Barney makes his TV, streaming picks for March 25-31.

‘Roseanne’ revival aims to keep it real, Trump included

Roseanne Barr looks more glamorous, John Goodman slimmer. But the mass-market plaid couch is a giveaway that ABC’s “Roseanne” revival hasn’t ditched its roots.

Around the remote: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ spin-off makes debut

Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for March 18-24.

Rising star: Auli’i Cravalho’s finds similarities, differences with her character on ‘Rise’

It’s been a whirlwind 16 months for Auli’i Cravalho. She exploded out of obscurity at the end of 2016 when her Disney animated film, “Moana,” opened. It was the Hawaii …

Around the remote: Academy Awards celebrate Hollywood

Around the remote TV column for the week of March 4.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Stream on demand: ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and more now on FilmStruck

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

Kelly Clarkson comes full circle as coach for ‘The Voice’

LOS ANGELES – One of the big complaints about television music competition programs is more often than not, the winner – or even some of the top runners-up – won’t …

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Feb. 18-24

After a three-month hiatus, our favorite fake anchor guy returns to launch the fifth season of his Emmy-winning satirical program.

Actress Jenifer Lewis embraces her bipolar self

Character actress Jenifer Lewis has played the hilarious, take-no-prisoners grandmother Ruby Johnson to great acclaim for 3

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Gonzaga extends television signal to Japan as Rui Hachimura continues to play prominent role on team

Last Thursday’s Gonzaga-San Diego game was the first of four Zag contests to be televised on J Sports in Japan, via an agreement with Root Sports/KHQ through Metta Sport. The …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

NBC looks to make Olympic coverage omnipresent

Fresh off the Super Bowl, NBC begins more than two weeks of Winter Olympics coverage on Thursday with a new host, some new wrinkles and the hope that its business …

Kenya government allows 2 TV stations to resume broadcasting

Kenya’s government Monday restored transmission to two major TV stations of the four it shut down seven days ago, as police fired tear gas on

Around the remote: From Super Bowl to Olympics, sports dominate TV week

Ah, Super Bowl Sunday: The day we gather around the TV set, shovel thousands of calories into our faces and pretend we’re down with football, even if we don’t know …

In ‘Girlfriends,’ women get the pain, laughs, no Botox

Acorn TV’s six-episode “Girlfriends” neatly combines drama, humor and mystery and, significantly, is delivered up by three veteran actresses.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 12:26 p.m.

Oscar winner J.K. Simmons on his long career and pulling double duty in the new Starz thriller ‘Counterpart’

If J.K. Simmons had moved from understudy to star on Broadway when he was 30-something, would he be where he is today? The actor contemplates the “what ifs” and his …

Candice Bergen to star in CBS’ ‘Murphy Brown’ revival

LOS ANGELES – Candice Bergen is returning to TV in a revival of “Murphy Brown,” the agenda-setting 20th-century comedy. CBS said in a Wednesday announcement that it’s ordered 13 episodes …

Around the remote: ‘The Alienist’ makes its debut on TNT

Based on the best-seller by Caleb Carr, this moody psychological thriller takes viewers into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age.

Last chance to put a bird on it: ‘Portlandia’ closes up its painfully hip artisanal shop this season

The IFC sketch comedy series that gently skewers the hipster culture of Portland, launched its eighth and final season Thursday. The show, a flagship for a cable network that specializes …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

‘Black Lightning’ delivers a jolt of reality to CW’s superhero lineup

The new year isn’t even a month old, and a new superhero is charging onto the scene, smashing into the jam-packed universe already occupied by Superman, Batman, Thor, Wonder Woman …