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TV This Week, April 3-9: 'Outlander' on Starz and more

SUNDAY Irish rockers U2 collect career kudos at "The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards." Justin Bieber and Meghan Trainor are among the performers. 5 and 8 p.m. TBS, TNT, truTV The Royals meet the Mets, whom they manhandled in last year's World Series, to cap off Opening Day of the 2016 season of "Major...

Amy Schumer predicts her fame will be over in six months at Comedy Central upfront

By any measure, 2015 was a pretty good year for Amy Schumer, with a hit film ("Trainwreck"), an Emmy-winning TV show ("Inside Amy Schumer"), a giant book deal and a well-received HBO standup special -- which may be why Comedy Central chose her to open its upfront presentation for journalists and...

New Investigation Discovery documentary series asks: What if O.J. Simpson is innocent?

In the words of Investigation Discovery group President Henry Schleiff, you can “never get enough juice” out of the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. That’s why the popular true-crime cable channel has ordered yet another program that examines the murder case of O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown...

Syfy horror spoof 'Dead 7' pits Backstreet Boys and 'NSync members against zombies

They used to compete against one another, now they're unified in a fight to save humanity and what's left of their careers. Members of boy bands Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, O-Town and former members of 'NSync have joined forces as a posse of fictional gunslingers for the Syfy network original...

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Wynonna Earp' on Syfy

SERIES The Amazing Race The teams travel to Yerevan, Armenia, as the unscripted competition returns with new episodes. 8 p.m. CBS The Vampire Diaries Series regular Ian Somerhalder directs this new episode in which his character, Damon, decides to have Stefan's (Paul Wesley) scar transferred to...

CBS' new 'Rush Hour' lacks the original's star power and acrobatic wit

"Rush Hour," the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker big-screen martial-arts action-comedy franchise, has now given birth to a noisy and likable TV series, premiering Thursday on CBS. And why not? In a world where "Fargo," "Ash vs. Evil Dead," "From Dusk Till Dawn," "Damien" and "12 Monkeys" are converting...

'The Americans' recap: What's a spy family to do? Visit Epcot

Pastor Tim (Kelly AuCoin) and his indiscreet wife, Alice (Suzy Jane Hunt), know an explosive truth about the parents of teenager Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor). Namely that her dad, Philip (Matthew Rhys), and mom, Elizabeth (Keri Russell), are Soviet spies. This secret revealed by Paige when she...

'iZombie' recap: 'Pour some sugar, zombie'

So who’s the real detective around here? While members of Seattle’s finest aren’t too shabby, usually, at their jobs, and Liv Moore effectively channels her “psychic visions” into tangible clues, there’s an unsung crime solver among the “iZombie” cast. Hello Ravi, investigator extraordinaire. Not...

Hulu's provocative new series 'Path' focuses on a cult-like faith, but it's not Scientology

Even before its launch, "The Path" was drawing attention as the first hourlong scripted original series for the streaming service Hulu. But in the buildup of the show, about a faith-based group that resembles a cult, creator Jessica Goldberg had other concerns, worried that some prospective viewers...

Patty Duke dies at age 69; Oscar-winning actress and mental health advocate

Patty Duke came to fame as a teenager, combining both a masterful talent for dramatic acting with a sunny, all-American image that enchanted both TV and film audiences. But her admirers had no clue about the much-uglied reality of Duke's childhood, marred by nightmarish abuse and exploitation....

Meet the new villain on 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' -- the Watchdogs

ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been inundated with Inhumans -- secret super powered people -- this season. Now it's up to Marvel's heroes to keep the Inhuman folks they find safe. Safe from what, pray tell? Meet the Watchdogs, the villainous new pack of Inhuman hunters. The Agents...

Celebrities remember Patty Duke as screen icon, humanitarian and legend

Oscar-winning TV and film actress Patty Duke, who died on Tuesday, was remembered fondly by actors, actresses, social media celebrities and mental health advocates. The former child star, who won an Oscar for her performance as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" at age 16, died of sepsis from...

'Better Call Saul' recap: 'Colorful' Jimmy escapes staid law office

Shyster attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) will never adapt to the button-down corporate environment of Davis & Main, even with its generous perks. That’s why he launches an obnoxious scheme to get himself fired on “Inflatable,” Episode 207 of AMC’s “Better Call Saul.” While taking dictation...

Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' on FX

SERIES The Flash Now knowing Zoom's identity, Barry (Grant Gustin) wants to return to Earth-2 to stop him. 8 p.m. KTLA Fresh Off the Boat Eddie (Hudson Yang) comes home with lice, and the rest of the family is exposed. 8 p.m. ABC New Girl Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is excited about a school job until...

'The Larry Sanders Show' changed the face of television

It’s easy to think that the HBO model was born with the debut of “The Sopranos” in 1999, but in reality the cable provider’s legacy of critically lauded, profoundly influential television started years before with Garry Shandling and “The Larry Sanders Show.” During its six seasons and 89 episodes,...

Comedian Garry Shandling dies at 66

Comedian Garry Shandling has died at the age of 66. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that Shandling, known for “The Larry Sanders Show" and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” on cable television, was transferred by ambulance to a hospital, where he died. No cause of death was announced. No...

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Baskets' on FX

SERIES You, Me and the Apocalypse Mankind tries to prepare for the apocalypse after the truth about Project Savior is announced. In the midst of all the confusion, Scotty and Gaines (Kyle Soller, Paterson Joseph) try to break Rhonda (Jenna Fischer) out of jail, while Ariel (Mathew Baynton) schemes...

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti praises efforts to end Time Warner's Dodgers stalemate

Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke out Tuesday night on Time Warner Cable's efforts to end the standoff over distribution of the sports channel owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Time Warner Cable said late Tuesday that it had cut by 30% the price of the sports channel offered to DirecTV and other pay-TV...

The four types of fan reactions to Time Warner Cable's ongoing Dodgers channel plight

It was the news that had hard-core Dodgers fans personifying the spectrum of face emojis on their smartphones.Time Warner Cable said Tuesday that it had cut by 30% the price of the sports channel owned by the Dodgers with the hope ends the standoff over distribution of the channel with DirecTV...

'The Voice' recap: Battle rounds reach a crescendo

Even with the safety net provided by the coach steal, quite a few worthy singers have tumbled out of “The Voice” Season 10 competition and headed home during the battle rounds. That was certainly true on Monday night’s show, the third night of battles, when the coaches declined to push their buttons...

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