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AMC enters joint venture to operate BBC America

NEW YORK (AP) — AMC Networks Inc. said Thursday it will pay $200 million to acquire a stake in BBC America.

16 hours ago

Diane Sawyer's mother dies at 94 in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died.

19 hours ago

James Corden to take over 'Late Late Show' March 9

James Corden to take over 'Late Late Show' March 9

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of "The Late Late Show."

20 hours ago

Burns' series gives PBS a ratings milestone

Burns' series gives PBS a ratings milestone

NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns' series "The Roosevelts" earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker's third most popular film after "The Civil War" and "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery."

20 hours ago

Tax trial for 'The Situation' set for December

Tax trial for 'The Situation' set for December

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge on Thursday set a trial date in early December in the federal tax case against "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother.

21 hours ago

Iggy Azalea, 'Gone Girl' up for Logo TV awards

Iggy Azalea, 'Gone Girl' up for Logo TV awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Iggy Azalea, actor Bryan Cranston and the film "Gone Girl" are nominees for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards.

October 23, 2014 9:06 am Photos

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Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house.

October 22, 2014 7:32 pm

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

October 22, 2014 6:42 am

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

October 21, 2014 8:18 pm

'Fascinating' change of plans: Walters will return

'Fascinating' change of plans: Walters will return

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Barbara Walters had her fingers crossed when she said last year's "10 Most Fascinating People" telecast would be her last.

October 21, 2014 3:59 pm

Teresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house

Teresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house.

October 21, 2014 4:01 pm

'S.H.I.E.L.D' fans push for Coulson/May romance

'S.H.I.E.L.D' fans push for Coulson/May romance

NEW YORK (AP) — There's Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, aka Brangelina, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, aka Kimye. But are you ready for Philinda?

October 21, 2014 2:54 pm

'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany eyes stage

'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany eyes stage

NEW YORK (AP) — Tatiana Maslany, the star of "Orphan Black," will be finding a temporary home on an off-Broadway stage.

October 21, 2014 1:53 pm

Argentina demands 'Top Gear' apology from BBC

LONDON (AP) — Argentina's ambassador to Britain on Tuesday demanded an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show "Top Gear" to the South American country.

October 21, 2014 11:47 am

'SNL' adds black woman to cast from writers room

'SNL' adds black woman to cast from writers room

NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its cast.

October 21, 2014 10:48 am

'Stalker' star Maggie Q loves acting _ and privacy

'Stalker' star Maggie Q loves acting _ and privacy

NEW YORK (AP) — For Maggie Q, her new series, "Stalker," hits close to home. But not too close, if Maggie can help it. She sees privacy, and guarding her personal space, as vital to her freedom.

October 21, 2014 9:32 am Photos

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Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize.

October 19, 2014 11:20 pm

'Letterman' cue card man fired for colleague clash

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman's longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague.

October 19, 2014 11:44 am

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

October 18, 2014 2:13 am

Arabs from Israel risk arrest for 'Arab Idol' show

MAJD AL-KRUM, Israel (AP) — Their goal is to win Arab Idol, the Arab world's premiere television song competition.

October 17, 2014 12:27 pm

Nixon comes alive in a new show from Harry Shearer

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Shearer is hardly the first person to mine comedy from the rich vein where Richard Nixon shines.

October 17, 2014 10:46 am

Correction: Books-Twin Peaks story

NEW YORK (AP) — In an Oct. 16 story about an upcoming "Twin Peaks" novel, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a "Twin Peaks" TV sequel will be directed by Mark Frost. It will be directed by David Lynch, Frost's series co-creator an…

October 17, 2014 10:11 am

Hip-hop improv group takes riffs to TV

NEW YORK (AP) — As a Tony-winning composer and writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda sees nothing of spending five years writing a show, or months on just a few lines of dialogue.

October 17, 2014 10:06 am

Tim Russert office exhibit opens at Buffalo museum

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An exhibit honoring the late Tim Russert is opening in the hometown of the long-time moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press."

October 17, 2014 9:17 am

Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion shatters

BEIJING (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics…

October 17, 2014 6:56 am

Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

BANGKOK (AP) — In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera "The Power of Shadows," the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after.

October 16, 2014 7:21 pm

Second delay in Nielsen ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — The zombies really know how to make an entrance.

October 16, 2014 6:48 pm

Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 6-12

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 6-12. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

October 16, 2014 6:22 pm

Return for 'The Walking Dead' leads ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — The zombies really know how to make an entrance.

October 16, 2014 6:16 pm

Jerry Springer hits the road for Ohio candidate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An election fight is nothing compared with what Jerry Springer sees in his day job.

October 16, 2014 5:20 pm

Grohl's challenge to band results in TV series

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Grohl doesn't think small. What began as an idea to challenge his band, Foo Fighters, turned into an HBO television series that celebrates the musical heritage of eight American cities and the idea of music as a community.

October 16, 2014 4:59 pm

CNN cuts end Mitchell's show on HLN network

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's "Crossfire" and Jane Velez-Mitchell's nightly show on HLN are both being canceled as a result of budget cuts at CNN Worldwide.

October 15, 2014 6:18 pm

New investigation opened into '7th Heaven' actor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran television actor Stephen Collins is being investigated by Los Angeles sheriff's detectives after a woman reported the former "7th Heaven" star exposed himself to her in the early 1980s.

October 15, 2014 5:55 pm

Neil Patrick Harris says he'll host Oscars in 2015

LOS ANGELES | Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars next year.

October 15, 2014 4:15 pm

Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The killer of Grand Ole Opry and "Hee Haw" comic David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife Estelle was granted parole Wednesday after 40 years in prison.

October 15, 2014 3:07 pm

Jay Leno returning to series TV with CNBC car show

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Leno is returning to nightly television.

October 15, 2014 8:49 am

WGN America orders second season of 'Manhattan'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Executives at WGN America have ordered another season of the TV drama "Manhattan."

October 14, 2014 3:37 pm

Nielsen says ABC didn't really win in ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company said Tuesday its report last week that ABC's evening newscast had broken a 263-week winning streak by NBC was incorrect.

October 14, 2014 3:08 pm

Ratings record for AMC's 'Walking Dead'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen Company says the 17.3 million people who watched the fifth season opener of "The Walking Dead" Sunday is a record both for the show and for a cable television program.

October 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Katie Holmes reprising Jackie O role in miniseries

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Holmes will once again play Jackie Kennedy Onassis in a TV miniseries.

October 13, 2014 1:42 pm

Nashville's folk rock era is topic of new exhibit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While country music has long been synonymous with Nashville, rock and folk musicians in the late '60s and early '70s made the Southern city the new hip spot to record.

October 13, 2014 12:38 pm

Britain leads International Emmy nods with 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain picked up a leading six International Emmy nominations Monday, including best actor and actress nods for Stephen Dillane and Olivia Colman for their roles as detectives in popular crime dramas.

October 13, 2014 12:03 pm

Santa Fe courthouse featured in USA TV pilot

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A vacant Santa Fe courthouse was transformed this week into a U.S. Embassy in the Middle East, thanks to the magic of television.

October 11, 2014 11:06 am

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

October 11, 2014 2:23 am

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

October 10, 2014 9:10 pm

Nielsen admits to errors in TV measurement

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company on Friday admitted to errors dating back to March in its measurement of television viewing, statistics that serve as the foundation for billions of dollars in advertising spending for the entire broadcast industry.

October 10, 2014 4:20 pm

Former 'SNL' cast member Jan Hooks dies at age 57

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jan Hooks, whose impressions ranged from Nancy Reagan to Sinead O'Connor to Tammy Faye Bakker during a five-year stint on the show, has died.

October 10, 2014 10:39 am

Jan Hooks joins a sad roster of fallen 'SNL' alum

NEW YORK (AP) — During its four decades, "Saturday Night Live" has been populated by nearly 150 cast members. A number of them left the NBC comedy show for even greater stardom. Others faded into obscurity.

October 10, 2014 10:10 am

'Walking Dead' mullet has its own fan base

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McDermitt says "Walking Dead" fans may like his character, Eugene Porter, but when it comes to his hairstyle— that's the real talker.

October 10, 2014 8:54 am

Kris Jenner files to divorce Bruce Jenner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

September 23, 2014 6:28 am

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