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Microsoft plans to bring television content to Xbox

NEW YORK — Owners of the Xbox 360 will soon be able to watch a broad breadth of TV shows and other content through their gaming consoles — though most …


Moses Lake dancer makes TV show’s top 20

A Moses Lake teen is among the top 20 finalists for the “So You Think You Can Dance” television series. Caitlynn Lawson, 18 and just graduated from Moses Lake High …


Her passion for coupons lands her a TV spot

If using coupons is an extreme sport, Tammilee Tillison just made the all-star team. Tillison – a Medical Lake woman who became a coupon demon after losing her job – …


Viewers will have the power to switch from game to game, network to network

NEW YORK – For all you college basketball fans who’ve moaned over the years that you could do a better job of switching among NCAA tournament games than CBS – …


TV fans drop satellite, cable for options online

Count Jason and Theresa Kirchner among the recent converts to the cord-cutting movement. The Hayden couple decided to switch from traditional TV service to Web-based viewing, saying they wished they’d …


LeBlanc rises in Showtime’s ‘Episodes’

“Episodes,” the new Showtime series, is about high hopes and crushed dreams. Moral and artistic compromises. Relationships pushed to the breaking point. In short, it’s about the television industry. And …


New year brings some new shows to network TV

It’s a new year and that means the TV networks are changing their schedules. Moves are being made to make way for new shows, help veteran series get better ratings …


Mobile digital TV poised for big moves in 2011

CHICAGO — Rabbit ears on a mobile phone? Well, not exactly, but broadcasters and gadget manufacturers are working to beam live television to portable devices. The broadcast industry has been …


Thrills on tap for ‘V,’ which managed a season 2 pickup

What do those mysterious visiting aliens have in store for humanity? Fortunately, we’ll be able to find out on “V” Tuesday night at 9 on ABC. At one point, this …


Mourning TV character deaths of 2010

It proved impossible to rank the beloved characters that died on TV this year, so we are respectfully listing them in alphabetical order. • Amy (Emma Bell) on “The Walking …


Despite a few real clunkers, year also had shining moments

Television logged its share of ups and downs in 2010. Way up there: Betty White. Way down: The audience for “Parker Spitzer.”


TV Notes: CBS newcomers to affect lineup

Prime-time leader CBS is tweaking its schedule to bring midseason shows aboard. Joining the network lineup is spinoff series “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” which will debut Feb. 16.


Holiday-themed must-sees are mostly perennial favorites

Deck the halls and warm up the DVR: A veritable blizzard of holiday-themed fare is about to blow into your television sets. Once again the broadcast networks and cable channels …


‘American Idol’ broadcast to shift forward a night

Fox’s bold shift of “American Idol” to the competitive turf of Thursday night adds another twist for television’s No. 1 show as new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler come …


TV notes: Palin’s success helps ‘Dancing’ win audiences

More than 26 million viewers saw Jennifer Grey win the mirror-ball trophy on “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC says. Tuesday’s two-hour finale averaged 24 million viewers, swelling to 26.4 million …


TV notes: ‘Simpsons’ set to return

Raise a can of Duff beer! “The Simpsons” will be back next fall for its 23rd season. Fox says that will bring the animated series, which is the longest-running comedy …


Conan’s debut lures the 18-to-49 crowd

Conan O’Brien finished his first week on TBS with a hefty and remarkably younger-skewing audience. Thursday’s show drew 2 million viewers, less than half the number who gathered for his …


‘Walking Dead’ offers more than grisly images

“The Walking Dead,” AMC’s new zombie apocalypse drama, has got to be a makeup artist’s ultimate dream. The series, which fittingly debuts on Halloween, is jam-packed with decomposing ghouls running …


‘Mike & Molly’ leads the pack of fall 2010 newcomers

MONDAY: What do critics really know? “Mike & Molly” (CBS, 9:30) – the faintly praised zaftig sitcom – is a breakout hit, with about 12 million viewers, and improving week …


TV notes: Season openers give CBS, NBC the edge

Opening week of the television season was a split decision for the four biggest broadcast networks: CBS and NBC saw a viewership increase while ABC and Fox saw a decrease. …


Optimism returns to prime time in fall TV season*

Let’s all marvel at the bumper crop of new shows about cops and courtrooms. Let’s welcome back favorite stars from the past like Tom Selleck, Jimmy Smits and Dana Delany.


‘The Clone Wars’ starts third season

Dave Filoni, supervising director of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” promises lots of character development in its third season of the animated series, which begins tonight on the Cartoon Network. …


Final season of ‘Oprah’ to focus on viewers

The 25th and final season of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” starts Monday and the talk-show host says she plans to focus on the people she thinks are responsible for her …


Newcomers could make Emmy waves

Will Sunday night’s Emmy bash be marked by an outpouring of “Glee”? Don’t bet against it. The freshman musical sensation has amassed a staggering 19 nominations, which means we could …


3-D TV will flesh out viewing experience

One day last summer my lovely wife, Sherry, turned to me and uttered the most shocking words of our then-36 years of marriage. “Why don’t you go down to Huppin’s …


Doug Clark: County jail trounces Zags in TV drama

What a letdown. Spokane finally gets some national TV exposure and guess what? The show, “Behind Bars,” is aired at the same time as a Zags game.


Making new waves

Like thousands of others before him, Volody Nesteruk brought his family to Spokane from the Ukraine. Now Nesteruk, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, wants to do something for his ministry and …


Budget cuts can be costly

BOISE – Idaho is discovering the hidden costs of budget cuts. One example: The $1.6 million the state would save by cutting off funding for Idaho Public Television may be …


Phased changes for public TV won’t slow pain

BOISE – Although Gov. Butch Otter has proposed a four-year phase-out of state funding for Idaho Public Television, the plan likely would force the network to make deep cuts next …


Study: kids watching hours of TV at home daycare

Parents who thought their preschoolers were spending time in home-based day cares, taking naps, eating healthy snacks and learning to play nicely with others may be surprised to discover they …