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Bill O’Reilly Adds To His Growing Media Empire As Executive Producer Of Fox News Channel’s ‘Legends & Lies’

Bill O’Reilly Adds To His Growing Media Empire As Executive Producer Of Fox News Channel’s ‘Legends & Lies’

April 16, 2015


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By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) NEW YORK — Is Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly going Hollywood? The highest-rated host in cable news is the executive producer of a new FNC docu-series, “Legends & Lies: The Real West,” which mixes historians’ commentaries with scripted re-enac...

HBO Now Streaming Service Launches On Apple Products

HBO Now Streaming Service Launches On Apple Products

April 9, 2015


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By Meg James Los Angeles Times (TNS) The long-anticipated unbundling of cable TV packages has begun. HBO Now, the stand-alone streaming service, launched Tuesday morning on Apple products, HBO said. Separately, Cablevision’s Optimum Online customers also now have access to the subscription HBO service. The ...

Roku Now Tracks When Price Of Streaming A Movie Goes Down

Roku Now Tracks When Price Of Streaming A Movie Goes Down

April 7, 2015


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By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) Roku media players will now alert users when the price of a movie they’re interested in watching goes down. It’s one of several features announced Monday aimed at helping Roku keep pace with and distinguish itself from competitors such as Google Chromeca...

‘Community’ Is Back In Session — This Time On Yahoo Screen

‘Community’ Is Back In Session — This Time On Yahoo Screen

March 17, 2015


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By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (TNS) When last we saw “Community” nearly a year ago, Greendale Community College had narrowly missed being sold to Subway, the sandwich people. Typically, it was a metaphor for the show itself, which had struggled to survive throughout the years; “Save Greendale...

AMC plotting a ‘Mad Men’ send-off to remember

AMC plotting a ‘Mad Men’ send-off to remember

March 10, 2015


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By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (TNS) It should come as no surprise that “Mad Men,” a drama about a 1960s advertising firm, has designed what it hopes to be an unforgettable send-off campaign. The pioneering AMC series will launch its seventh and final season on April 5 — culminating i...

ABC gets real with ‘American Crime’

ABC gets real with ‘American Crime’

March 3, 2015


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By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) LOS ANGELES – The two biggest freshman hits on TV this season, “Empire” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” are addictive but ridiculous soaps in which J.R. Ewing and Erica Kane would feel right at home. There’s nothing frivolous about ABC...

Patti LaBelle, Michael Sam in next ‘Dancing With the Stars’ lineupBy Patrick Kevin Day

Patti LaBelle, Michael Sam in next ‘Dancing With the Stars’ lineupBy Patrick Kevin Day

February 26, 2015


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Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Grammy Award-winner Patti LaBelle and Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay draft pick, are two of the 11 celebrities announced Tuesday as part of the upcoming 20th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” LaBelle, whose singing career has spanned 5...

TV Technology Yields Vast Wonderland

TV Technology Yields Vast Wonderland

February 24, 2015


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By Hal Boedeker Orlando Sentinel (TNS) Long derided as the boob tube, television has entered an unprecedented era when people want to watch it everywhere at their own pace. Technological breakthroughs, time-shifted viewing and increased competition have pushed content to new levels of quality. As th...

‘Two and a Half Men’ Ending 12-Year Run

‘Two and a Half Men’ Ending 12-Year Run

February 19, 2015


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) “Two and a Half Men,” 9 p.m. Eastern, Thursday BURBANK, Calif. — Jon Cryer has been through all the highs and lows that have been the journey of “Two and a Half Men.” There have been the years when it dominated the ratings and he won Emmys. There have been t...

Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon Star In New ‘The Odd Couple’ Comedy On CBS

Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon Star In New ‘The Odd Couple’ Comedy On CBS

February 17, 2015


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) “The Odd Couple,” 8:30 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, CBS PASADENA, Calif. — Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” has been produced on stage, in films and as a variety of TV programs since its Broadway debut in 1965. There was even a female version of the tale of two very di...

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Suspended For Six Months

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Suspended For Six Months

February 12, 2015


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By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) NEW YORK — “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, marking the first time a network news anchor has been stripped of his duties. The disciplinary ...

‘Blacklist’ On The Move

‘Blacklist’ On The Move

February 3, 2015


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By Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) PASADENA, Calif. — NBC’s James Spader drama “The Blacklist” airs an episode Sunday after “Super Bowl XLIX” — listings show an approximate 10:15 p.m. start time but because the actual start time will depend on how long the game runs, that’s ...

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