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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV

Annual shows or marathons have become part of the holiday lexicon.


Around the remote: Annual parade highlights holiday TV

Strike up the bands. Our day of gastronomical gluttony just wouldn’t be the same without the massive procession in Manhattan, with its fancy floats, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and bloated balloons …


Docu-drama reveals true story of abduction

It was 15 years ago that the teenager Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home in Utah in the middle of the night. The true version of that ordeal will …


Comedians not laughing at character in ‘The Simpsons’

Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched “The Simpsons” and he adored “The Simpsons.” There was just one thing …


Jermaine Fowler says starring in ‘Superior Donuts’ is sweet

Fowler says that working with Judd Hirsch, a comedy veteran at 82 who starred in the classic sitcom “Taxi,” is a blast.


A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson

The story unfolds in a familiar Halloween setting: a haunted mansion. A couple of teens, Vincent and Victoria, are by chance drawn into this mysterious manor on Halloween night. There …


Around the remote: ‘The Walking Dead’ returns with 100th episode

As Season 8 of the zombie sensation begins, it’s time for all-out war. With the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors are finally ready …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

The Television Academy has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10 a.m.

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.


Discovery Channel revives ‘American Chopper’ after 5 years

“American Chopper” will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended.


‘Project Runway’ fashion designer Mychael Knight dies

Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show “Project Runway,” died Tuesday at age 39. Knight died outside Atlanta surrounded by family and …


Around the remote: ‘Good Behavior’ jumps back into action

Life on the run can be so messy … and dangerous. As Season 2 of this seductive drama series begins, con artist Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery) finally has custody of …


The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch’s tabloid revolution

Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth – and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul’s tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A …


Celebrity Focus: Bob Newhart gets a TV marathon; ‘Big Bang Theory’ ahead

In his trademark low-key way, Bob Newhart says he’s pleased that his 1970s sitcom about a psychologist and his quirky patients and pals will mark its 45th anniversary with a …


Gina Rodriguez’s mission to bring Latino stories to TV takes a timely twist

“Illegal” is one of two immigrant-related series that “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez has in development under an overall deal at CBS TV Studios for her I Can & …


Around the remote: Franco plays dual role in 1970s-set ‘Deuce’

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Sept. 10-16


Julee Cruise returns to ‘Twin Peaks’ for finale. ‘I will always be proud of this,’ singer says

As David Lynch prepared last year to shoot a musical performance that would help close out his revival of “Twin Peaks,” his direction to singer Julee Cruise was simple. “He …


Around the remote: ‘AHS’ kicks off with last year’s presidential election

The seventh installment of the popular creep-show franchise has a curious jumping-off point: Last November’s presidential election. It goes on to track various characters’ responses to the shifting political realities …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

‘Will & Grace’ will navigate new era

The groundbreaking sitcom, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from 1998 to 2006, returns to television this fall after more than a decade – a period that has seen …


Around the remote: ‘Ray Donovan’ returns, helps studio mogul

As the addictive drama launches its fifth season, Ray (Liev Schreiber) returns to his life as a Hollywood fixer and his first client is a bigwig studio mogul played by …


Ziering: ‘Sharknado’ has ‘secret sauce’ he can’t explain

The memes and mockery abound, but “Sharknado,” which has conquered audiences, netted dozens of celebrity cameos such as George R.R. Martin, Ne-Yo and Kelly Osbourne, and has turned into an …


‘Bizarre Foods’ host on new show, travel tips, addiction hope

“I purposely set out to make a show that’s entertaining,” said Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods.” “At the same time I try to be very thoughtful and …


1980s soap ‘Dynasty’ returns on CW with circa-2017 mischief

Money! Power! Glamour! Catfights! The CW’s reboot of “Dynasty” will have much in common with the classic 1980s original.


Is binge-worthy always best? Why some TV shows need a speed limit and others don’t

I’ve lost untold hours of sleep to streaming TV – Netflix, Hulu, On Demand, you name it, I’ve overdone it – so I understand how hard it can be to …


Wondering how ‘Kevin Can Wait’ will get rid of Erinn Hayes? Well, they’re killing her off

It was the strangest twist of the TV season: In June, shortly after the first season finale of CBS’ Kevin James sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” the show’s creators decided to …


Around the remote: Jessica Biel is ‘The Sinner’ in new miniseries

“The Sinner” – Jessica Biel, who once starred in “7th Heaven,” embraces hell in this unnerving eight-part miniseries.


‘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, 3:46 p.m.

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 …