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‘Son of Sam’ film brings to life New York 40 years ago

Geraldo Rivera dates the low point in modern New York City history to Aug. 9, 1977. That was the day before police arrested David Berkowitz, the serial killer who called …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

Ryan Seacrest back as ‘American Idol’ host when it returns on ABC

Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting “American Idol” when it returns for its first season on ABC.


Around the remote: ‘Game of Thrones’ casts chill on summer

Pay no mind to the calendar, winter has arrived. As “Game of Thones” returns for its seven-episode penultimate season, all eyes are on the Iron Throne.


Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key among Netflix’s ‘Friends’

Six friends from college find themselves reunited, picking up shared lives 20 years after graduation day. But along with the familiar camaraderie, they encounter new complications and conflicts. Have the …


Question raised about timeline of Amelia Earhart documentary

A Japanese military history buff has apparently undermined a new theory that Amelia Earhart survived a crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean during her historic attempted round-the-world flight in 1937.


Around the remote: Manning goes deep as host of ESPYS

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for the week of July 9-15


A film claims to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s fate

The photo is haunting. Among a number of figures gathered on a dock, the fuzzy image seems to be that of a woman, her back to the camera, gazing at …


Around the remote: Fireworks specials light up the Fourth of July

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for July 2-8


Around the remote: Season finale for riveting, frigid, crime saga ‘Fargo,’

We’ve witnessed an Emmy-worthy, dual-role performance by Ewan McGregor, along with all the delirious mayhem and unfathomable “pinheadery” we can handle. Now, Season 3 of the riveting snow-capped crime saga …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Melissa Leo: seriously great in a drama about scoring laughs

Dying is easy. Playing the owner of a circa-1970s L.A. comedy club – THAT’S hard.


Around the remote: Weird, wild world of ‘Twin Peaks’ returns

It’s the TV event of the season. More than two decades after it left the air, David Lynch’s trippy, twisty horror-soap returns in the form of an 18-episode series.


‘Twin Peaks’: Too weird the first time; weird enough now?

Shrouded in secrecy, the David Lynch-Mark Frost reboot of the their 1990s cult classic certainly has TV fans curious and a high bar to clear.


‘Arrested Development’ will be returning for a fifth season on Netflix

Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz and the entire series regular cast will be returning to the fold, including: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia …


Around the remote: Robert De Niro a ‘Wizard’ in HBO biopic on Bernie Madoff

Robert De Niro brings his epic talent to television in a film about disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, who orchestrated one of the largest frauds in U.S. history and sent thousands …


ABC announces revival of ‘American Idol’ next season

ABC, which agreed with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment on the reboot, released few details, including whether longtime host Ryan Seacrest will return.


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

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

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

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

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

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.