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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Sparks fly over Bill Maher’s booking of Breitbart provocateur Yiannopoulos

Bill Maher’s decision to book conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show drew quick condemnation from another guest.

Around the remote: Corden hosts Grammys

James Corden, the dynamic late-night funny guy who regularly hosts music’s biggest stars in his car, now gets to host an entire arena full of them. The eye-popping performance list …

CBS serves up ‘comfort food’ on Friday nights and it’s paying off

If the TV industry gave out an award for the most uncool night of programming, CBS’s Friday lineup would win it hands down.

Carol Burnett comedy gets pilot order from ABC

Comedy queen Carol Burnett’s return to the small screen looks imminent now that ABC has ordered a pilot for “Household Name.”

Cord-cutters dropping cable force networks to make hard choices

At the end of 2016, a big question hangs over the TV industry: What if Jeff Bewkes is right? One of the best-positioned media giants, Bewkes’ Time Warner sold to …

NBC to launch all-Olympic channel in deal with IOC, USOC

After years of trying, the U.S and International Olympic Committees have agreed with NBC on a package that will offer year-round Olympic programming, focused on U.S. athletes. NBC will launch …

Mel Harris: ‘thirtysomething’ stars remain ‘close’ friends

Almost 30 years since “thirtysomething” went off the air, the now 50-something cast of the drama about a group of American baby boomers remain friends.

Candace Cameron Bure exiting TV’s ‘The View’

There’s another departure on television’s “The View,” with Candace Cameron Bure saying she can no longer handle the bicoastal life made necessary by her acting career.

Ron Glass, co-star of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ dead at 71

Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy “Barney Miller,” has died at …

Dear Annie: Divorced parents leads to wedding invitation dilemma

Dear Annie: My parents split up 20 years ago, and my dad has never stayed in great contact. I’m now engaged, and my fiance and I are designing the invitations.

Smaller screens’ rise cues AT&T deal for Time Warner

AT&T and Time Warner, which both are laboring to hold on to customers, confront a similar challenge: how to deliver content to younger consumers who are turning away from traditional …

Comcast is being punished for charging customers for channels they didn’t want

Comcast is paying one of the biggest fines ever levied on a cable company after regulators said it illegally billed customers for unwanted equipment and services.

Agnes Nixon, creator of ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children,’ dies at 93

Agnes Nixon, who created such enduring daytime TV dramas as “One Life to Life” and “All My Children,” died Wednesday at a senior living facility in Pennsylvania. She was 93.

Alec Baldwin’s very big deal: playing Donald Trump on ‘SNL’

“Saturday Night Live” has made a YUGE decision: It has chosen Alec Baldwin to impersonate GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Your TV may use more energy than you think, group charges

An environmental group on Wednesday accused three major television manufacturers of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy their high-definition screens devour by designing them to draw less power …

Dana Milbank: In surrogate circus, anything goes

Trump’s surrogates are a decidedly B-list group of Trump supporters who argue his case on the airwaves.

ESPN sportscaster John Saunders dies at 61

John Saunders, the versatile sportscaster who has hosted ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” for the last 15 years, has died, the network announced Wednesday. He was 61.

Dish Network relegates ESPN to an add-on

Dish Network is offering a new “skinny” bundle of about 50 cable channels that doesn’t include ESPN and some other sports channels, giving people who don’t care about sports a …

‘Big Lebowski’ actor David Huddleston dies at 85

David Huddleston, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “Santa Claus: The Movie,” has died. He was 85.

Breaking up the bundle? Dish relegates ESPN to an add-on

Dish Network is offering a new “skinny” bundle of about 50 cable channels that doesn’t include ESPN and some other sports channels, giving people who don’t care about sports a …

‘American Pickers’ coming to Washington, looking for collections

The duo who travel the United States searching through dusty barns and jammed attics for treasures – Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of “American Pickers” – will be in Washington …

Lundquist to step down from SEC football on CBS after 2016

NEW YORK – Verne Lundquist will step down from calling Southeastern Conference football for CBS after the coming season, with Brad Nessler replacing him. CBS announced Tuesday that the 75-year-old …

Actress tells family’s deportation story in memoir

The depression, anxiety and emotional instability that followed are some of the personal struggles the 29-year-old actress reveals in her new memoir, “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.” …

Colton Haynes: ‘Terminal anxiety’ led to ‘Teen Wolf’ break

Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television.

George Clooney, Julia Roberts join Gwen Stefani for karaoke

Gwen Stefani got a little help from George Clooney and Julia Roberts in “Late Late Show” host James Corden’s latest “Carpool Karaoke” segment.

Michael Strahan leaving daytime’s ‘Live’ for ‘GMA’

Former football star Michael Strahan is being shifted from the daily talk show he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa to work full-time on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Global Catholic Network founder Mother Angelica has died

Known to millions of viewers simply as “Mother Angelica,” the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network died Easter Sunday at the rural monastery where she lived about 45 miles …

Spokane Valley makes it easier to watch council meetings online, but says no thanks to live TV

Spokane Valley council meetings stream live online but city is not pursuing live broadcast

Buyers of pitchman’s bogus weight-loss book to get refunds

Federal authorities are poised to begin compensating customers who purchased a fraudulent weight-loss book from imprisoned infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau.

NBA All-Star game draws 7.6 million viewers

The NBA All-Star Game averaged 7.6 million viewers, up 6 percent over 2015, according to Nielsen’s ratings.