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‘Orange Is the New Black’ will get third season on Netflix

‘Orange Is the New Black’ will get third season on Netflix

June 18, 2014


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Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Netflix has extended the sentence of “Orange Is the New Black” to a third season. Ahead of its second season rollout, which gets unleashed to the public June 6 on the streaming site, came word — or a photo, rather — of the renewal. Lau...

Seth Meyers Is Up For Hosting Gigs, But Not Yet On ‘SNL’

Seth Meyers Is Up For Hosting Gigs, But Not Yet On ‘SNL’

June 4, 2014


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By Luis Gomez Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — Seth Meyers broke out a Chicago accent during his monologue on last Thursday’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” when joking about the city’s ban on plastic grocery bags. The former Northwestern University and iO alum lengthened his A’s d...

Nielsen Says People Pay For far More Channels Than They Watch

Nielsen Says People Pay For far More Channels Than They Watch

May 21, 2014


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By Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT) A new study by Nielsen shows that while the typical American household has almost 200 channels to choose from, viewers typically only watch about 17 networks on a regular basis. The number of channels available to pay-TV subscribers has grown tremendously ove...

Steve Capus, Former NBC News Chief, To Produce ‘CBS Evening News’

Steve Capus, Former NBC News Chief, To Produce ‘CBS Evening News’

May 6, 2014


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By Meg James Los Angeles Times (MCT) Steve Capus, who earned his stripes at NBC News as wingman for anchors Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams, soon will be piloting the cross-town rival “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.” CBS News announced Tuesday it had hired Capus, former president of N...

‘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...

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...

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