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'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Emmy voters may need to steel themselves to sort through this year's top nominees: a macabre, medieval-style tale; a meth kingpin and his violent downfall; a bleak mystery about detectives tracking a ritual killer and more.

July 12, 2014 7:02 pm Photos


'Glee' episode says goodbye to Monteith, Finn

LOS ANGELES | Other TV series have woven a cast member's death into an episode honoring them and their character. But "Glee" has an especially sensitive task.

October 09, 2013 2:15 pm
Lily Tomlin speaks up for elephants in documentary

Lily Tomlin speaks up for elephants in documentary

Lily Tomlin's admiration for elephants began when she met Ruby and Billy.

May 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Adele shopped here: Vintage shop gets TV series

Adele shopped here: Vintage shop gets TV series

When Adele wants to make a vintage fashion statement, stylist Gaelle Paul has a go-to source: the cleverly named The Way We Wore shop.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am

Jimmy Kimmel moves to late-night's sweet spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — During production of his final post-midnight show, Jimmy Kimmel's studio audience waited patiently while he taped a string of promotional spots.

January 07, 2013 2:35 pm
Plot spoilers pose 'Downton Abbey' challenge

Plot spoilers pose 'Downton Abbey' challenge

There are many delicious reasons to watch the returning "Downton Abbey" and an exasperating one to skip it: The cover's been blown on major plot twists.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Guide to TV DVD sets as holiday gifts

Guide to TV DVD sets as holiday gifts

A TV show DVD set represents more than a holiday gift that's easy to wrap. It also demonstrates respect: you know the recipient is mentally fit and couch-ready for a viewing marathon of "Doctor Who" or "House."

November 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos


NBC's 'Biggest Loser' to return in January

NBC's 'Biggest Loser' to return in January

"The Biggest Loser" will return in January with the weight-loss show's first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty.

September 13, 2012 8:00 am

Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift set for Sept. 7 cancer telethon

An A-list cast of celebrities is joining a telethon to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.

August 22, 2012 3:00 pm
Five great TV moms were serial good examples

Five great TV moms were serial good examples

Why settle for one great mom when, as any TV viewer knows, you can adopt a series of them?

May 12, 2012 9:21 pm
Animated Disney show tells kids to be healthy and not to worry

Animated Disney show tells kids to be healthy and not to worry

Chris Nee, creator of "Doc McStuffins" on the Disney Channel, wanted to ease her toddler son's experience with doctors and hospitals after he was diagnosed with asthma.

April 09, 2012 9:00 am
Animated show tells kids be healthy, don't worry

Animated show tells kids be healthy, don't worry

Many TV shows have dispassionate origins, recycling a well-worn format or piggybacking on a trend. But the roots of "Doc McStuffins," an animated program for children ages 2 to 7, are downright maternal.

April 05, 2012 8:00 am

NBC announces musical theater program for schools

NBC is funding an initiative to create musical theater programs in U.S. schools in need of arts education.

January 06, 2012 12:40 pm
'Molly' wins comedy Emmy

'Molly' wins comedy Emmy

LOS ANGELES | Melissa McCarthy of "Mike & Molly" was honored Sunday as best lead actress in a comedy series with an Emmy and a glitzy prom queen's crown, while Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" earned his second trophy in the best actor category.

September 18, 2011 9:15 pm Photos


'Two and a Half Men' back with new cast

'Two and a Half Men' back with new cast

The stars of CBS' "Two and a Half Men" are scrutinizing a publicity photo depicting them as a tuxedo-clad trio sharing a vintage microphone.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
Winfrey to host series recycling her old show

Winfrey to host series recycling her old show

Oprah Winfrey is repackaging her now-ended daytime talk show to make it a key part of the lineup for OWN, her struggling cable channel.

August 01, 2011 12:00 am

'Glee' star Morrison's summer vacation includes CD

Matthew Morrison is taking a summer break from "Glee," but not from music.

June 11, 2010 12:00 am

Jerry Springer hosts new GSN dating game show

Jerry Springer is reinventing himself again, this time as host of a dating game series.

March 26, 2010 12:00 am

DioGuardi lauds DeGeneres as 'Idol' judge

Ellen DeGeneres' debut on "American Idol" drove up ratings for the singing contest and drew praise from fellow judge Kara DioGuardi.

February 12, 2010 12:00 am

Source: Deal near for O'Brien to leave `Tonight'

LOS ANGELES| NBC is nearing a deal with "Tonight" host Conan O'Brien to leave the network, freeing Jay Leno to reclaim the late-night show he stewarded for 17 years.

January 15, 2010 9:05 pm

'American Idol' thinks young, edgy in ninth season

"American Idol" was the colossus that dominated television in the new century's first decade, generating top ratings, a heady share of buzz and a handful of bankable stars including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson.

January 10, 2010 12:00 am

Wayne Brady picks winning door with 'Let's Make a Deal'

Wayne Brady is savoring a big year, with doors opening to him at Carnegie Hall, the White House and, in multiples, on "Let's Make a Deal."

December 07, 2009 12:00 am

'Family Feud' gets lift from changes, economy

"Family Feud" and host John O'Hurley have upped the ante in the game show's new season, with a faster-paced opening, a new look and new prizes.

November 01, 2009 12:00 am

Chevy Chase is back in college with 'Community'

The punch lines are flowing on the set of "Community," and that's between scenes for NBC's freshman sitcom about an oddball collection of community college students.

October 21, 2009 12:00 am

'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' take top series Emmys

LOS ANGELES | "Mad Men" and "30 Rock" led a pack of Emmy winners who successfully defended their titles at Sunday's show, while Australian Toni Collette of Showtime's "United States of Tara" was honored as best lead actress in a comedy series for her role as a mother with multiple personalities.

September 21, 2009 12:00 am
TV's stars, creators tell their stories online

TV's stars, creators tell their stories online

Steve Allen describes the birth of "Tonight." Isabel Sanford talks about her path from theater to "The Jeffersons." Writer-producer James L. Brooks pulls back the curtain on the creation of "The Simpsons" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," while leading lady Moore offers her own perspective.

September 18, 2009 12:00 am

'It' host Neil Patrick Harris takes on the Emmys

If only one awards show host at a time holds the "it" title, then the current darling is Neil Patrick Harris.

September 17, 2009 12:00 am

George Carlin gets another shot at Emmy respect

It's enough to provoke a string of expletives from any devout George Carlin admirer: The comedian never won an Emmy Award in his lifetime despite a half-dozen nominations.

September 04, 2009 12:00 am

Trim, relaxed Leno says he's ready for prime-time

Jay Leno says comedy will rule on his new daily prime-time series and he'll put stars in cars instead on a couch.

August 09, 2009 12:00 am
'Tonight' sidekick Ed McMahon dies in LA at 86

'Tonight' sidekick Ed McMahon dies in LA at 86

LOS ANGELES | Ed McMahon, the loyal "Tonight Show" sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and a resounding "H-e-e-e-e-e-ere's Johnny!" for 30 years, died early Tuesday. He was 86.

June 23, 2009 12:00 am

'Tudors' star prefers his king on the slim side

Jonathan Rhys Meyers would be relieved to see "The Tudors" end before his character, King Henry VIII, transforms from a robust young man to pudgy old ruler.

April 24, 2009 12:00 am

Blagojevich travels to La-la Land to plug reality show

LOS ANGELES | Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he came to Los Angeles to promote a reality show because he wants to support the project even though a judge barred him from traveling abroad for it.

April 24, 2009 12:00 am

TV dramas colored by Mexico's drug violence

When "Breaking Bad" features its own "narcocorrido" -- drug ballad -- in an upcoming episode, it's clear that Mexico's bloody narcotics trafficking culture has seeped into the TV drama.

April 10, 2009 12:00 am

'At the Movies' critics dish it out, take it too

"At the Movies" critics Ben Mankiewicz and Ben Lyons have been taking it as well as dishing it out since joining the show last fall.

February 28, 2009 12:00 am

'Mentalist' performs real trick: it's a TV hit

In a ho-hum TV season in which most new shows have been greeted with a collective shrug and a click of the remote control, CBS' freshman "The Mentalist" has managed to deduce what viewers want.

November 21, 2008 12:00 am

'Dexter' brings Smits back as a TV crimebuster

Jimmy Smits, a proven TV star in "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue," is looking like the go-to guy when a drama's juicy guest role demands leading-man heft.

October 12, 2008 12:00 am
'Mad Men' and '30 Rock' win top Emmys

'Mad Men' and '30 Rock' win top Emmys

LOS ANGELES | The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as big winners.

September 22, 2008 12:00 am

Albert Brooks is high on his 'Weeds' role

Albert Brooks' mordant on-screen neuroticism has lifted his films and characters to comedic heights, with "Defending Your Life," "Lost in America" and his Oscar-nominated turn in "Broadcast News" among the prime examples.

June 14, 2008 12:00 am
A David wins big: 'Idol' vote is a landslide

A David wins big: 'Idol' vote is a landslide

LOS ANGELES | The grown-up rocker triumphed over the smooth-voiced kid as David Cook claimed the "American Idol" title Wednesday, and it wasn't as much of a surprise as it seemed. (Watch the video.)

May 22, 2008 12:00 am

Reality TV shows may flood networks

For five years, John Langley tried and failed to sell a cinema verite-style TV series tracking police officers on patrol. Then came the 1988 Hollywood writers strike.

November 30, 2007 12:00 am

'Next Great American Band' latest Fox entry

There's sheer bravado in the title of Fox's "The Next Great American Band." But the network that gave us "American Idol" is primly cautious about whether it's found another hit talent show.

October 19, 2007 12:00 am

Filmmaker Tony Scott turns TV director on season premiere of CBS crime drama 'Numb3rs'

"Numb3rs" star David Krumholtz realized the show's season premiere was being directed by a real detail man when the cast was given hairstyling advice, including product recommendations.

September 28, 2007 12:00 am

From one master to another

The two men are perched at a piano, one tapping out an impromptu version of the classic tune "In a Mellow Tone," the other nodding encouragement.

September 09, 2007 12:00 am

Cultivating success

A hybrid drama-romantic comedy about a man who can reverse death, "Pushing Daisies" has been heaped with critical praise based on its beautifully executed pilot episode. ABC, sensing the potential for a hit that could bolster its schedule, is lavishing the series with promotion.

August 31, 2007 12:00 am

Producers of new ad-inspired TV comedy 'Cavemen' say it isn't intended as a racial metaphor

The producers of ABC's new "Cavemen" said Wednesday the comedy is much more than the insurance company commercials that inspired it, but isn't designed to be an ambitious allegory about race.

July 29, 2007 12:00 am

Molina turns spy

Watching a bravura Alfred Molina performance is an expected delight, whether it's over-the-top villain Doc Ock in "Spider-Man 2" or artistic giant Diego Rivera in "Frida."

July 29, 2007 12:00 am

'Kid Nation' puts 40 kids alone in New Mexico town

"Kid Nation," a CBS reality series that gives 40 children free rein in an uninhabited town, protected the youngsters physically and emotionally during filming, the show's producer said Wednesday.

July 24, 2007 12:00 am

"The Sopranos" earns 15 Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Sopranos," the mob series that went to its grave with a shockingly inconclusive finale, found a happy ending Thursday with 15 Emmy nominations including best drama.

July 19, 2007 12:00 am

There's a story to tell, point to make

For two decades, the PBS documentary series "P.O.V." has been resolute about living up to its title -- presenting films with a fiercely strong point of view. In turn, it receives its share of viewer feedback.

June 22, 2007 12:00 am

Comical take on Hollywood

Gigi Levangie Grazer is a Hollywood insider who writes clever, sharply observed novels about the promised land of big money and bigger egos.

June 01, 2007 12:00 am
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