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Daytime Emmy nominations: ‘Ellen,’ ‘Sesame Street’ among contenders

Daytime Emmy nominations: ‘Ellen,’ ‘Sesame Street’ among contenders

May 1, 2014


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By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Thursday, with perennial favorites “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Sesame Street” and “The Young and the Restless” ra...

Craig Ferguson leaving CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’ in December

Craig Ferguson leaving CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’ in December

April 29, 2014


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By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) Craig Ferguson’s nights of dancing with the fake horse are numbered. The Scottish-born host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” told his studio audience during Monday’s taping that he will leave in December when his current contract expires. “CBS and I ...

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Dies In Paragliding Accident

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Dies In Paragliding Accident

April 24, 2014


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By Bill Lindelof The Sacramento Bee (MCT) SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Eric Hill, a former resident of Citrus Heights and a contestant on an upcoming edition of the television series “The Bachelorette,” has died from injuries suffered in a paragliding accident in Utah. Hill, a 2000 graduate of Del Campo...

Morgan Spurlock Begins Second Season As CNN’s ‘Inside Man’

Morgan Spurlock Begins Second Season As CNN’s ‘Inside Man’

April 12, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) PASADENA, Calif. — Documentarian Morgan Spurlock has focused his cameras on everything from the fast food industry to education. The new season of his CNN series, “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man,” will deal with such broad topics as celebrity, futurism...

Stephen Colbert To Host CBS’ ‘Late Show’ After David Letterman Retires

Stephen Colbert To Host CBS’ ‘Late Show’ After David Letterman Retires

April 10, 2014


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By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Comedian Stephen Colbert will be the next host of “The Late Show.” CBS said Thursday that the “Colbert Report” star will take over hosting duties for the long-running late-night talk franchise when David Letterman retires i...

Barbara Walters Sets Retirement Date From ‘The View’

Barbara Walters Sets Retirement Date From ‘The View’

April 8, 2014


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By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will make her last scheduled appearance on “The View” on May 16, ABC announced Monday. The network will honor Walters’ five decades in broadcasting with a week-long celebration. “The View,” th...

TV picks for the week of April 6-12

TV picks for the week of April 6-12

April 5, 2014


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By Dale Roe Austin American-Statesman (MCT) Ladies and lords — sharpen your swords! “Game of Thrones” is back. Elsewhere, country artists get back pats and Gordon Ramsay revisits a psycho bakery. Here’s what caught my eye on television this week: —Sunday: “Academy of Country M...

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4: Who’s where and why?

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4: Who’s where and why?

April 3, 2014


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By Gail Pennington St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga has already filled five volumes and almost 6,000 pages, with two more books promised. “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s adaptation of the novels, is heading into its fourth season, which wil...

Pharrell Williams Joins ‘The Voice’ As A Coach

Pharrell Williams Joins ‘The Voice’ As A Coach

April 1, 2014


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By Patrick Kevin Day Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Pharrell Williams will be joining the coaching lineup of NBC’s “The Voice” when that reality singing competition show returns in the fall. NBC made the announcement Monday, though the rest of the show’s seventh season coach...

‘How I Met Your Mother’ braces for ‘ambitious’ finale

‘How I Met Your Mother’ braces for ‘ambitious’ finale

March 27, 2014


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By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) While shooting the pilot for “How I Met Your Mother” back in 2005, Alyson Hannigan genuinely believed the show was destined to fail — not because everything was going wrong, but because everything was working out just right. “It was so wonder...

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Joins ‘The Voice’ in Format Twist

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Joins ‘The Voice’ in Format Twist

March 20, 2014


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By Gerrick D. Kennedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — “The Voice” is getting yet another dose of pop star power. NBC’s hit singing competition show has recruited Coldplay’s Chris Martin to serve as a mentor. Martin isn’t jumping into one of the plush, red spinning-ch...

CBS renews ‘CSI,’ ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ 15 other shows

CBS renews ‘CSI,’ ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ 15 other shows

March 17, 2014


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By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Sorry, Robin Williams, but you and your peeps at “The Crazy Ones” will just have to wait a little longer. CBS announced Thursday that it will return 18 series already on the schedule for the 2014-15 TV season, including old favori...

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