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Around the remote: Meyers hosts 75th Golden Globes

Normally, this celebration of the year’s best movies and TV shows is a fun, free-wheeling and booze-filled bash. But as Hollywood continues to be rocked by claims of sexual harassment …

See it, sure, but then read it

By all accounts, the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” was a huge success in 2017. Counterintuitively, the Margaret Atwood novel it was based on has been a constant on best-seller …

’Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek on leave after brain surgery, says ‘prognosis is excellent’

Alex Trebek’s no-nonsense tone is something of his trademark. The “Jeopardy!” host has employed it in more than 6,800 episodes of the game show, doling out kind rebukes and droll …

Samantha Brown hosts new PBS travel series ‘Places to Love’

“ ‘Places to Love’ is about finding the experiences, the destinations, but, most importantly, the people who really make us feel like we’re part of a place,” Brown said.

Do you fall down a Wikipedia rabbit hole after each episode of ‘The Crown’? You’re not alone.

The Wikipedia rabbit hole is real, especially while watching television. The site confirmed this Wednesday when editors revealed the most-read English Wikipedia articles of 2017, and seemed fascinated by how …

Seth Meyers ready to be celebratory and serious at Globes

Seth Meyers regularly blends bad news with comedy on his nightly talk show, but as the host of Sunday’s Golden Globes, he has the unenviable task of setting the tone …

Angela Bassett’s new action role in ‘9-1-1’ shows us ‘what 59 can look like’

Angela Bassett turns 60 this year and she’s determined to act her age. So she’ll be starting the year getting shot at and assaulted by bad guys, and defending herself …

Around the remote: Stars come out for Kennedy Center Honors

This year’s celebration of the arts spotlights dancer Carmen de Lavallade, singer Gloria Estefan, hip-hop artist and actor LL Cool J, producer Norman Lear and musician Lionel Richie.

Around the remote: ‘A Christmas Story Live!’ takes stage

Break out the leg lamp and guzzle some Ovaltine. Not to be confused with the 1983 film that annually airs in 24-hour marathons, this is a live version of the …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

T-Mobile is launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

Around the remote: Carol Burnett Show celebrates 50 years

My, how time flies. It has been five decades since Burnett and her band of merry jokers took TV by storm with their groundbreaking variety show. In this two-hour special, …

Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

Sentenced to 27 years in jail for her role in a car bombing at a military school, Ramirez was released as part of Colombia’s peace agreement with leftist rebels and …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV

Annual shows or marathons have become part of the holiday lexicon.

Around the remote: Annual parade highlights holiday TV

Strike up the bands. Our day of gastronomical gluttony just wouldn’t be the same without the massive procession in Manhattan, with its fancy floats, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and bloated balloons …

Docu-drama reveals true story of abduction

It was 15 years ago that the teenager Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home in Utah in the middle of the night. The true version of that ordeal will …

Comedians not laughing at character in ‘The Simpsons’

Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched “The Simpsons” and he adored “The Simpsons.” There was just one thing …

Jermaine Fowler says starring in ‘Superior Donuts’ is sweet

Fowler says that working with Judd Hirsch, a comedy veteran at 82 who starred in the classic sitcom “Taxi,” is a blast.

A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson

The story unfolds in a familiar Halloween setting: a haunted mansion. A couple of teens, Vincent and Victoria, are by chance drawn into this mysterious manor on Halloween night. There …

Around the remote: ‘The Walking Dead’ returns with 100th episode

As Season 8 of the zombie sensation begins, it’s time for all-out war. With the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors are finally ready …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

The Television Academy has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10 a.m.

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.

Discovery Channel revives ‘American Chopper’ after 5 years

“American Chopper” will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended.

‘Project Runway’ fashion designer Mychael Knight dies

Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show “Project Runway,” died Tuesday at age 39. Knight died outside Atlanta surrounded by family and …

Around the remote: ‘Good Behavior’ jumps back into action

Life on the run can be so messy … and dangerous. As Season 2 of this seductive drama series begins, con artist Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery) finally has custody of …

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch’s tabloid revolution

Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth – and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul’s tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A …

Celebrity Focus: Bob Newhart gets a TV marathon; ‘Big Bang Theory’ ahead

In his trademark low-key way, Bob Newhart says he’s pleased that his 1970s sitcom about a psychologist and his quirky patients and pals will mark its 45th anniversary with a …

Gina Rodriguez’s mission to bring Latino stories to TV takes a timely twist

“Illegal” is one of two immigrant-related series that “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez has in development under an overall deal at CBS TV Studios for her I Can & …

Around the remote: Franco plays dual role in 1970s-set ‘Deuce’

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Sept. 10-16

Julee Cruise returns to ‘Twin Peaks’ for finale. ‘I will always be proud of this,’ singer says

As David Lynch prepared last year to shoot a musical performance that would help close out his revival of “Twin Peaks,” his direction to singer Julee Cruise was simple. “He …

Around the remote: ‘AHS’ kicks off with last year’s presidential election

The seventh installment of the popular creep-show franchise has a curious jumping-off point: Last November’s presidential election. It goes on to track various characters’ responses to the shifting political realities …