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Downtown, region ‘Z’ place for Syfy series

The grille of the Ford F-350 sitting on First Avenue tells a bloody story. “You can see the care taken with the viscera,” writer and producer Dan Merchant said. “Tendons, …


World Series rating up 17 percent over 2012

The World Series television rating on Fox was up 17 percent over last year but was the lowest for a matchup that went at least six games. Boston’s 4-2 win …


With Stokes at the controls, KSPS operates as independent PBS affiliate

W hen Gary Stokes moved to Spokane in 2011 to become executive director of the Friends of KSPS, he never dreamed he’d be back running a television station. But that’s …


PBS enjoying bump in viewership, partly thanks to once-feared networks

NEW YORK – Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you. You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars …


Online series ‘House of Cards’ makes Emmy history

Netflix’s “House of Cards” made Emmy history Thursday with a top drama series nomination, the first time that television’s top awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in …


Spotlight: Patty Duke eager to join Baxter for spin on ‘Glee’

Local fans of the television show “Glee” will see a familiar face on screen. Patty Duke, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress who has called Coeur d’Alene home since the late …


Amazon to debut original TV shows

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – There used to be just one way for getting shows on TV. Networks would spend tens of millions of dollars ordering scripts and shooting pilots and …


Best bet on the Tube

A reporter asked U.S. men’s national coach Jurgen Klinsmann Monday what it would be like if his team were to lose to Jamaica for the second time in five days. …


CBS newsman Mike Wallace dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the …


Watching what we say: TV gets bad rap for being inert activity

One classic criticism of TV watching is that it’s a passive activity. And sure, there might be times when we appear to be slack-jawed lumps of recliner ballast while viewing. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.”


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 …


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. …