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Around the remote: Charles Barkley hosts discussions about race

In this two-night, four-episode special, Charles Barkely travels the country to explore the hot-button topic of race from different angles and engage in “thoughtful but spirited dialogue” with a diverse …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Is this Jimmy Kimmel’s defining moment?

Of all the late-night comedians – including ones who consistently make Trump the target of brutally biting jokes – it’s Jimmy Kimmel who thus far has had the most influence …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Stephen Colbert not sorry for comments that sparked #FireColbert

A funny thing happened to Stephen Colbert during his extended run at the top of the late-night ratings: After one of his many segments attacking President Trump went viral, people …


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.


For Elisabeth Moss, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ was a waiting game

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 book, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which premieres Wednesday, takes place in the former United States, where a far-right Christian sect has taken over every aspect …


Around the remote: National Geographic explores Einstein in miniseries

Geoffrey Rush stars as Albert Einstein in “Genius,” a 10-episode miniseries on the National Geographic Channel.


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Like his ‘Veep’ character, Reid Scott has been fired – a lot

Reid Scott says he can relate to Dan Egan, the character he plays on HBO’s “Veep” – a cocky, selfish political insider who gets fired as much as he’s hired.


Oprah Winfrey helps ‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ come alive on HBO

One day, circa 2000, Rebecca Skloot was riding in a car with Deborah Lacks, whose late mother, Henrietta, had posthumously and unwittingly contributed to some of the most important medical …


Around the remote: ‘Fargo’ shows two sides of Ewan McGregor

The snow-capped crime anthology makes a welcome return. For Season 3, the story is set in 2010 and centers on two brothers – both wonderfully played by Ewan McGregor. One …


What Margaret Atwood thinks of the new Hulu adaptation of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

When Canadian author Margaret Atwood stepped onto the set of the Hulu adaptation of her dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she was given a strange task: to hit lead actress …


Outrage after ‘Survivor’outing: ‘Why haven’t you told anyone here you’re transgender?’

Super fans of “Survivor,” the hit reality TV game show that demands its contestants “outwit,” “outplay” and “outlast” each other, have spent 34 seasons forgiving the dirty tactics of those …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 4:16 p.m.

Climate change a character in Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’

The waters off Alaska that provide the livelihood for the show’s real-life stars warmed by a dramatic 4 degrees in one year. The cold water-loving crab is depleted in the …


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 …


Around the remote: ‘Prison Break’ comes back to life for nine-episode reboot

When we last left “Prison Break” nearly eight years ago, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) was presumed dead, leaving his wife, Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), to raise their baby son alone. …


Review: ‘13 Reasons Why’ is Netflix’s newest must-see series

Perhaps you’ve heard: High school is treacherous place. Students are ruthless to one another. Hormones are bad-behavior accelerants. And adults? Utterly clueless.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

Sasheer Zamata finds her voice away from ‘SNL’ in new show

Some believe you haven’t really made it in comedy until you’ve landed a one-hour stand-up special. If that’s true, then “Saturday Night Live” writer and comedian


ACMs play to a loyal country audience to shore up ratings

As the television industry deals with overall declines in total viewership, organizers behind the Academy of Country Music Awards are focused on keeping the core country music audience coming back …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ cast reunites for 20th birthday

Series creator Joss Whedon talks with stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan and 10 other cast members on “EW Reunites: Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which premieres Wednesday on the streaming …


Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on ‘Grace and Frankie,’ aging in Hollywood and female sexuality

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have had decades to study for their roles as confidantes on Netlix’s “Grace and Frankie.” They’ve been friends since the late 1970s, and they collaborated …


Not so fast: Phelps participating in Shark Week this summer

It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he’s intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature’s fastest. Perhaps Phelps …


Alec Baldwin ‘stunned’ at popularity of Trump impression

Baldwin tells Vanity Fair that he took up “SNL” producer Lorne Michaels’ offer to play the Republican billionaire after a planned movie role fell through. He says it’s turned out …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins’ next project? ‘The Underground Railroad’

Amazon announced Monday that it will develop the TV series, with Jenkins writing and directing the adaptation of the 2016 National Book Award winner. Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” is …


Around the remote: ‘Bones’ bids farewell after 12 seasons and 370 corpses

After 12 seasons, 246 episodes and 370 corpses, “Bones,” the longest-running drama in Fox history, bids farewell.


Netflix/Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ epic fail, say viewers, critics

The series centers on Danny Rand, the scion of a corporate titan who returns to New York 15 years after he and his parents died in a plane crash over …


Kristi Yamaguchi tweets ‘break a leg’ to Nancy Kerrigan

A good-luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention.


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

The film is ‘CHIPS’ and ‘CHiPs’ TV fans are poised to hate it

Fans of the original “CHiPs,” still widely seen in reruns and on DVD, have been posting angry messages all over the internet since the first trailers for the R-rated action …


Around the remote: Lucious’, Cookie’s new projects get fireworks going in ‘Empire’

As the hip-hop drama “Empire” returns from its lengthy hiatus, Lucious and Cookie dig in for their biggest war yet.


John Lithgow loves killer comedy, drama roles – both on display these days

John Lithgow suggests there is a similarity between his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “The Crown” and his role as a poetry professor with a passion for roller skating accused …


‘Saturday Night Live’ to air live to all, not taped for some

NEW YORK – After 42 seasons, “Saturday Night Live” is trying something new: airing live to everybody. For the first time, “SNL” will broadcast live simultaneously across the U.S. for …


‘They wanted Apu’: Kal Penn shares demoralizing memories from his early career

A lot of people first became acquainted with Kal Penn after he starred as a stoner with a serious case of the munchies in the cult classic “Harold & Kumar …