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Media ripped for TV coverage from home of San Bernardino shooters

On Friday morning, up to 100 journalists began rummaging around the house formerly occupied by the married couple who carried out a mass shooting on Wednesday in San Bernardino. And as that bizarre scene was playing out live on TV, critics -- on Twitter and elsewhere -- let out a collective yowl....

'Jay Leno's Garage' drives to season 2 pickup on CNBC

CNBC wants another trip around the block with Jay Leno.  "Jay Leno's Garage," the former "Tonight Show" host's automotive-themed show, got a season 2 pickup, the network announced Thursday. CNBC — which said the first season of "Garage" this fall was the network's most-watched new program ever...

New 'Game of Thrones' teaser brings back the wrong character

Remember Bran? Brandon Stark, the second son of Catelyn and Eddard Stark. Yeah, that's probably why the first teaser for the sixth season of "Game of Thrones" mostly is Jon Snow. Bran, played by Isaac Hempstead Wright, was not featured at all in Season 5 of "Game of Thrones." As you can see in...

'The Wiz Live!': Five storylines to look out for during NBC's Thursday night musical

Two years ago, viewers tuned in to see what Carrie Underwood might do. Last year, they wanted to see how Christopher Walken might dance. And let's be honest, pretty much everybody is watching, hoping for a train wreck, or at least a tweetable flub.  NBC's live musical event has become a mini-tradition,...

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'CMA Country Christmas' on ABC

  SERIES The Vampire Diaries An anniversary party provides a new opportunity for Stefan and Damon (Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) to try to defeat Julian (Todd Lasance) in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA Project Runway: Junior The designers create garments out of materials found at a car wash in the...

'Transparent's' Season 2 has Maura's family in transition, too

There is no American border as perilous as the one separating self-knowledge from self-absorption and, as the second season of Amazon's "Transparent" proves, no one charts it as fearlessly, humanely and thoroughly as Jill Soloway. "Transparent" debuted last year with a deceptively simple, albeit...

Starz releases first glimpse of 'Outlander' season two

Starz is giving fans their first look at "Outlander" season two as part of the network's "25 Days of 'Outlander' Offerings," which will share exclusive content from the show on Twitter and Facebook. Though the first season of Ron Moore's adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's time-travel series was set...

The Gotham Awards embrace television, the Web

On Monday night at the 25th annual Gotham Awards, the Independent Film Project's celebration of independent filmmaking, two categories were added to the list. Awards for Breakthrough Series (long and short form) extended the juried competition's reach to television and the Web — an acknowledgment,...

'The Voice' recap: Top 10 turn in their best performances

The Season 9 top 10 and a resilient-looking Gwen Stefani took the stage on “The Voice” Monday, and if you tried to count the number of times the coaches told the vocalists they’d turned in their best performances on the show to date, you may have gotten dangerously close to running out of fingers....

'Fargo' recap: Hanzee is 'tired of this life'

On Dec. 26, 1862, 38 Santee men were executed by hanging in Mankato, Minn., as ordered by the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. It was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. The men were charged with killing hundreds of white settlers as part of the Dakota War of 1862, a conflict fueled...

'Supergirl' gets full-season order from CBS

Some super news for "Supergirl." CBS has announced it has ordered seven more episodes of "Supergirl," meaning the freshman comic book series is getting a full-season order of 20 episodes.  "Supergirl" is the story of Kara Danvers, played by Melissa Benoist. Born Kara Zor-El, she was sent from Krypton...

How the makers of 'The Spymasters' got former CIA directors to open up

In the opening act of the documentary "The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs," former Director Leon Panetta admits to authorizing a 2010 drone strike that killed an Al Qaeda member implicated in the deaths of seven CIA operatives. "Those decisions are never easy," Panetta says of approving the...

Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' and more

SERIES Doctor Who Our hero (Peter Capaldi) is in dire straits in the first half of the sci-fi series' two-part season finale. 9 p.m. BBC America The Last Kingdom The Saxons prepare for battle against the Danes as this drama set in medieval Britain ends its first season. 10 p.m. BBC America SPECIALS...

Roseanne Barr reflects on motherhood ahead of 'Momsters' second season

"I have nothing in common with other humans, really, just breathing and eating," Roseanne Barr says, only half-kidding. "I have so many weird angles it's not normal." She is sitting in her El Segundo studio, her hair a short shock of platinum blond that stands to attention when she rumples it....

Friday's TV Highlights: 'The Ties That Bind' on HBO

SERIES South of Hell "American Beauty's" Mena Suvari stars in this new seven-part supernatural drama about a woman who hunts other demons with the help of the demon that just so happens to be possessing her. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 p.m. and midnight WE Momsters: When Moms Go Bad Roseanne Barr returns...

50 years later, Charlie Brown turns out to be a 'Christmas' winner after all

When they finished making "A Charlie Brown Christmas" 50 years ago, the producers sat back and looked at their work. And they thought: Good grief. "We just thought it was a little slow, and it was certainly not a traditional Christmas show," said Lee Mendelson, the producer who persuaded "Peanuts"...

Thursday's TV highlights: 'The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration' and more

SERIES The Twilight Zone An annual tradition continues as KTLA presents an 18-episode marathon of Rod Serling's classic 1960s-era sci-fi anthology series. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. KTLA 2 Broke Girls Ryan Hansen guest stars as Caroline's (Beth Behrs) ex-boyfriend. 9:30 p.m. CBS Elementary "Law & Order's"...

Adele performs classroom-instrument version of 'Hello' with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Adele is having quite the week.  The English songstress scored the fastest-selling album in 15 years; shared a girls' night out with the only two celebrities in the world who rival her in sheer likability; surprised some of her fans in the nicest prank in history; and even had the audacity to sound...

'Jane the Virgin' recap: Right on target

Let’s talk a little bit about product placement. Recently, “Empire” garnered a lot of attention for a slightly convoluted plot in which one of its characters is filming a Pepsi commercial, which exists in both the world of “Empire” and the real world and is directed by the co-creator of “Empire,”...

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