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‘Shadows’ sucks comedy from the everyday lives of vampires

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Think your roommates are a pain? Try living in a house full of vampires. They’re up all night, every night. The leftovers they never bother to throw out are partly blood-sucked bodies. House meetings turn into flying bat-fights. And it all goes on for centuries. Such are the woes of the […]
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Ego, publicity at stake when stars and TV critics meet

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jerrod Carmichael, lamenting what he called the “terrible” state of TV comedy, asked his audience if they’d seen some of it. Staring back at the comedian was a hotel ballroom filled with journalists whose job it is to cover television. “I think they see all of it,” helpfully offered Ramy Youssef, […]
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Donald Glover gets 5 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino have been nominated for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated for his acting and directing on “Atlanta,” and Childish Gambino got three nominations on the music side. Glover won four Grammy Awards including record and […]
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Kate Gosselin tries G-rated dating in ‘Kate Plus Date’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Don’t expect anything like “The Bachelorette” with Kate Gosselin’s new TLC dating show. Gosselin said it was important to her that her eight children be able to watch “Kate Plus Date” without cringing. She called it a “respectful, G-rated show” on a family friendly network. The former star of “Jon & […]
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Halle Berry’s ‘Boomerang’ updates story for new generation

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they’ve updated the 1992 movie “Boomerang” for a new generation. Berry said the original story that focused on black characters’ lives and work was innovative for its time. But Berry said the issues that millennials face today are different and required a “fresher” approach for […]
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‘Saturday Night Live’ star Aidy Bryant ready to be shrill

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant says she was drawn to the Hulu series “Shrill” because of the chance to play a woman who is more than her weight. The six-part comedy is based on Seattle author Lindy West’s memoir, “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” which Bryant said struck a […]
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Clooney returns to high school read ‘Catch 22’ for Hulu show

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — George Clooney says he never expected his next project to be a miniseries based on a novel he read in high school. But against his initial inclination, he’s directing and starring in Hulu’s series “Catch-22,” drawn from Joseph Heller’s classic work about the insanity of war. The streaming service Hulu will […]
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Resistance is key as ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ returns for season 3

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Resistance is the theme as “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns this summer with 13 episodes for its third season. Streaming service Hulu said Monday the dystopian drama will debut three new episodes on Wednesday, June 5. Other episodes will follow on subsequent Wednesdays. Hulu said this season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” starring […]
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Television’s new ‘genius’ is Aretha Franklin

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. “GENIUS” IS ARETHA The late singer Aretha Franklin will be the subject of the National Geographic network’s third installment of its “Genius” series. The network said on […]
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TV show ‘Extra’ suspends host to investigate misconduct

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Calloway, a host on the syndicated entertainment news show “Extra,” is suspended as his parent company investigates sexual misconduct allegations. The company said Saturday it had investigated prior accusations against Calloway and found no suggestion of workplace misconduct. But he was suspended after Warner Brothers became aware of additional allegations […]
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‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus no fan of Trump

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn’t know who she’ll support for president in 2020, but is sure about who she won’t. She called Donald Trump a “pretend president” and said “I’m not a fan.” Louis-Dreyfus was asked her political views Friday while promoting the final, seven-episode season of her HBO series, which […]
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‘Free Solo’ film about El Capitan conquest gets TV debut

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Makers of the “Free Solo” documentary about Alex Honnold’s unaided climb up the rock face of Yosemite’s El Capitan say they would have still made the film if Honnold had slipped and fell to his death. Film editor Bob Eisenhardt said Friday the possibility had been discussed. He said that he […]
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Trump speech viewed by 46.8 million viewers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was seen by 46.8 million television viewers, an increase over his 2018 speech. The Nielsen company said the speech, which was delayed by the government shutdown, topped last year’s audience of 45.6 million. His first such address before Congress in 2017 was seen […]
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Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism. The announcement on Wednesday establishes Craig Newmark in the forefront of philanthropists focused on journalism, a cause he’s supported with some $85 million in the past few […]
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Eva Longoria a triple threat with ABC series ‘Grand Hotel’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. STAR TURN Eva Longoria was so busy behind the scenes of the upcoming series “Grand Hotel,” it took a bit for the actress to realize there was no […]
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Eva Longoria works in front, behind camera on ‘Grand Hotel’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eva Longoria was so busy behind the scenes of the upcoming series “Grand Hotel,” it took a bit for the actress to realize there was no part for her. As an executive producer on the ABC drama, Longoria was in position to do something about it. She asked writer Brian Tanen […]
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Marcia Clark tells familiar tale in new show ‘The Fix’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Marcia Clark insists she’s not reliving her post-O.J. Simpson trial life in the new series “The Fix.” Clark co-created the ABC show about a character that viewers who followed the Simpson saga will recognize. Robin Tunney stars as a Los Angeles district attorney whose failed prosecution of a famous movie star […]
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ABC executive sees silver lining in Oscar flap: interest

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — ABC’s new entertainment chief says this year’s pre-Oscars disarray had an upside. Entertainment President Karey Burke said Tuesday the “lack of clarity” over the ceremony kept the Oscars in the public conversation. The biggest flap was over Kevin Hart’s quick exit as host because of years-old homophobic tweets for which he […]
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Often overlooked, evening news shows have loyal fans

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The evening news may be one of television’s most overlooked institutions, but the programs are still looked at. Between them, the newscasts anchored by David Muir, Lester Holt and Jeff Glor were seen by an average of 26.9 million viewers each weeknight last week. If they were seen in prime time, […]
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ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ to end next year after 11 seasons

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — ABC’s “Modern Family,” the five-time Emmy Award winner for best comedy, will end its run next year after 11 seasons. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced the end of the series about the boisterous extended family on Tuesday. It will finish three seasons short of the longest-running sitcom ever, “The Adventures […]
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FX’s ‘Legion’ to wrap after season 3 in ‘natural place’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The creator of FX’s “Legion” said the time has come to end the series. Noah Hawley said the drama had arrived at a “natural place” to conclude the story of David Haller, the Marvel Comics character played by Dan Stevens. FX Networks chief executive John Landgraf said Hawley had devised “Legion” […]
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Michelle Williams returns to TV in ‘Fosse/Verdon’ series

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Williams is returning to television for the first time in 16 years, playing dancer and actress Gwen Verdon whose career aspirations were supplanted by her marriage to choreographer-director Bob Fosse. Oscar winner Sam Rockwell plays Fosse in the eight-episode FX series “Fosse/Verdon,” debuting April 9. Williams’ last TV work was […]
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FX comedy ‘Atlanta’ will return after production delay

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Donald Glover’s comedy “Atlanta” will be back. Just not as soon as expected. FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told a TV critics’ meeting on Monday that the series is behind schedule. The Georgia-based show was renewed for a third season in June and was supposed to return this year. Landgraf says […]
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No relaxation for PBS with Democratic House takeover

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ____ NO RELAXING PBS chief executive Paula Kerger isn’t taking her funding for granted just because Democrats are now in control of the House of Representatives. Most […]
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Gates hopes to enlighten Americans about Reconstruction

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Historian Henry Louis Gates can trace the roots of his upcoming PBS documentary about the Reconstruction to his days in school. That’s when he heard about the end of slavery during the Civil War followed by virtually nothing about race relations until the civil rights movement in the middle of the […]
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Parents of 2 Parkland victims want Pulitzer for local paper

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two parents who lost daughters in last year’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting are calling for their local newspaper to win the Pulitzer Prize. Ryan Petty and Andrew Pollack say the South Florida Sun Sentinel has stayed on the story to demand accountability long after the national media left. They wrote an […]
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Film details new research on evolution of whales, elephants

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Origin stories aren’t just for comic-book superheroes, as a documentary about the evolution of animals including elephants and whales intends to show. The two-hour film will highlight the work of leading scientists worldwide and showcase “spectacular new breakthroughs in evolutionary history,” PBS programming executive Bill Gardner said in a statement. Crocodiles […]
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Charley Pride is in the spotlight with upcoming TV specials

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. PRIDE’S STORY Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country music star’s life. The project has been […]
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Country singer Charley Pride focus of 2 PBS projects

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country music star’s life. The project has been discussed for about 10 years. Pride told a TV critics’ meeting on Friday that it remains a goal to have it made with Howard, who stars […]
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Gloria and Emilio Estefan to receive Gershwin song prize

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Gloria Estefan didn’t think she’d get married. Her focus was on attending the Sorbonne in Paris. But Emilio Estefan “landed in her lap” and music became her career. The native Cubans will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in May. They are the first married couple (together […]
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