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What to expect from a Jimmy Fallon Golden Globes: Less snark, more games - and probably thank-you notes too

Having watched him host the 2010 Emmys, the 2005 MTV Movie Awards and anchor hundreds of hours of his own late-night talk shows, we can be pretty sure what a Jimmy Fallon Golden Globes ceremony will look like. There will be energetic musical numbers! Games! Thank-you notes! More games! And a bright,...

Conventions help CNN close ratings gap with Fox News in July

CNN is getting larger in the rearview mirror of Fox News. In July, Nielsen data showed CNN was the cable news leader in prime-time ratings among the 25 to 54 age group advertisers seek when buying news programming. The outlet has now topped Fox News in that demographic in five of the last 11 months....

Jimmy Fallon to host 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Slow jam this news: Jimmy Fallon will host the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. The announcement was made Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills. Fallon took to Twitter shortly after the news broke: “I'm so excited to be hosting The Golden Globes in January.” Followed by:...

Monday's TV Highlights: 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls' on NBC

SERIES The Bachelorette The moment of truth arrives for JoJo Fletcher in this season finale. The “After the Final Rose” special follows. 8 and 10 p.m. ABC So You Think You Can Dance The top eight dancers perform, and one will be sent home in this new two-hour episode of the unscripted competition. Paula...

Issa Rae takes HBO from white 'Girls' to black women with 'Insecure'

For years HBO has been criticized for its pattern of featuring shows spotlighting the stories of white women while ignoring the creative voices of women of color. While “Sex and the City,” “Girls” and “Veep” have been solid hits, they have also been blasted for sidelining ethnic characters. “Girls,”...

TV Picks: 'Future-Worm!' with guest Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Ashley Jensen in 'Agatha Raisin'

"Future-Worm!" (Disney XD, Mondays). Ryan Quincy, who created IFC's 2013 "Out There," a lovely small-town coming-of-age cartoon in which he did not bother to make his characters look consistently human, is back in a noisier way with this Disney XD slapstick sci-fi series about a boy and his best...

TV This Week, July 31-Aug. 6: 'The Bandit,' the Olympics and more

  SUNDAY The new sports doc “Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gold Within” gets up close and personal with the beach-volleyball star as she preps for her fifth Olympics. 1 p.m. NBC Beauty and the beast: Victoria Justice and the WWE’s John Cena co-host “Teen Choice 2016.” Scheduled performers include Justin...

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle' on Comedy Central

SERIES All In With Cam Newton First lady Michelle Obama joins Cam help a girl with dreams of becoming president of the United States. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon The Great British Baking Show The first of two new episodes of the culinary competition features “Victorian” foods, which includes pies stuffed...

Back stories and mannerisms help Tatiana Maslany keep her many characters clearly defined

For four seasons of the BBC America hit “Orphan Black,” Tatiana Maslany had done the seemingly impossible: Play an ever-expanding cast of clones to disparate and desperate perfection. Raised separately and long unaware of each other, each woman — up to 12 at this point — may bear an essential similarity...

The hug that will go down in history

On Tuesday night, former President Bill Clinton spent more than 40 minutes, and covered four decades, attempting to humanize his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. A day later, President Obama did it in three seconds, with a hug that will go down in history. Addressing the Democratic...

Democrats continue to top Republicans in convention ratings

The Democrats edged the Republicans in the convention ratings race again on Wednesday. Nielsen data showed 24.4 million viewers watched on the ad-supported broadcast and cable networks from 10 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Eastern time on the night featuring an address by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary...

Deep thoughts with Anthony Anderson: 'How does Lawry's penetrate' tilapia?

The “black-ish” tribute to Norman Lear’s 1970s comedy “Good Times” felt like the perfect ending to an Emmy-nominated season that found the ABC comedy examining controversial issues in the same manner that Lear’s vintage shows (“All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons”) did back in the day....

You will soon be able to relive the glory of the '90s with MTV Classic

Do you long for the good old days of MTV, that halcyon era when reruns of “The Real World” or “Beavis & Butthead” were just a remote-click away and we all grumbled about how the network never played music videos anymore? Well, here’s the good news: MTV announced Thursday it is rebranding VH1 Classic...

'Gilmore Girls' reboot will be home in time for Thanksgiving

It’s the jolt of news that has “Gilmore Girls” fans more wired than if they had just sipped coffee from Luke’s Diner: a premiere date for the revival has at long last been announced.  “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will premiere globally on Netflix  on Nov. 25 — making the four 90-minute chapters...

Democrats' starry roster gets mixed reviews on social media

When it comes to star power at the national political conventions this month, there seems to be a clear winner: the Democrats. Let's just compare the lineups. Republicans: Former "General Hospital" actor Antonio Sabato Jr., "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson and "Happy Days" vet Scott Baio. And...

John Oliver: The Republican convention was a 'four-day exercise in emphasizing feelings over fact'

After several weeks off the air, John Oliver delivered a withering critique of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight.”  He described the event, marred by Melania Trump’s plagiarism scandal, Sen. Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement and no-shows of prominent Republicans...

Alexandra Pelosi wants to take you on a 'light romp into the mega-donors' who fund campaigns

Alexandra Pelosi’s first documentary, “Journeys With George,” painted a humanizing portrait of then-Gov. George W. Bush — not exactly what you’d expect from the daughter of a powerful Democratic dynasty (her mother is Rep. Nancy Pelosi).  In the years since, Alexandra Pelosi has attempted to understand...

Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: AMC's 'Hell on Wheels'

SERIES Angel From Hell The comedy starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson airs its final episodes. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet Dr. Dee and her husband Ken host a clinic in a town with a population of 107 in the season premiere of the unscripted series. 8 p.m. Animal Planet Syfy Presents:...

'The Great British Baking Show'

“The Great British Baking Show” (PBS); Mary Berry interview on “Larry King Now” (Ora/Hulu). Things have been so crazy lately  that it was only yesterday that I learned we are in the middle of PBS’ broadcast of the current season of “The Great British Baking Show,” the loveliest of all cooking competitions....

Trump casts wide net on final night of Republican convention

“The system is rigged; Bernie Sanders never had a chance.” No, that wasn’t a Bernie bro protesting outside the Democratic National Convention, it was Donald Trump finally officially accepting his party’s nomination on the final night of the Republican National Convention. Veering from chant-prompting...

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