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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 …

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, 12:41 p.m.

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, 9:15 p.m.

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, 1:30 p.m.

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, 11:34 a.m.

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 …