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Springfield, Home Of ‘The Simpsons,’ Open At Universal Studios Hollywood

Springfield, Home Of ‘The Simpsons,’ Open At Universal Studios Hollywood

May 26, 2015

By Martin Miller Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Springfield, the mythical city that serves as Anytown, USA for “The Simpsons,” is enjoying some urban sprawl in the real world. Home to America’s favorite screaming yellow TV characters, the town becomes bicoastal on Wednesday when Uni...

NBC, Fox Announce Lineups For Next Year

NBC, Fox Announce Lineups For Next Year

May 11, 2015

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) NBC and Fox have kicked off the week when the five major networks announce their schedules for the 2015-16 TV season. While FOX is making only a few adjustments, NBC is starting from scratch after a less than stellar 2013-14 lineup. NBC The only NBC series t...

Top 10 Moments From David Letterman’s Long Run

Top 10 Moments From David Letterman’s Long Run

May 5, 2015

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) David Letterman doesn’t retire for another 2 1/2 weeks, but already the accolades are rolling in as fans prepare to say goodbye to the most influential comedian of his generation. CBS weighs in Monday with a 90-minute special hosted by Ray Romano...

Prospects Fading For ‘NBC Nightly News’ Anchor Brian Williams’ Return

Prospects Fading For ‘NBC Nightly News’ Anchor Brian Williams’ Return

April 28, 2015

By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) WASHINGTON — Many in the media business believe that the future looks bleak for suspended “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams. NBC News executives are in the midst of an internal review into Williams’ reporting, and it will be at least five ...

It’s real: ‘Full House’ Will Be Reincarnated As ‘Fuller House’ On Netflix

It’s real: ‘Full House’ Will Be Reincarnated As ‘Fuller House’ On Netflix

April 21, 2015

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (TNS) It’s official: “Full House” is coming back to TV. Or more accurately, to Netflix. The streaming giant confirmed that it has ordered 13 episodes of “Fuller House,” a reboot of the 1987-1995 ABC family sitcom about a widower (Bob Saget) trying to rai...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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