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The Punisher is getting his own TV show

The Punisher is getting his own series. Marvel and Netflix have announced that Jon Bernthal, who debuted as Frank Castle in Season 2 of "Daredevil," will reprise his role in "Marvel's The Punisher."  The Punisher, of course, is the violent vigilante who is willing to employ whatever means necessary...

Allison Janney surprises White House pressroom with briefing as 'The West Wing's' C.J. Cregg

Actress Allison Janney who played Press Secretary C.J. Cregg on Aaron Sorkin's beloved White House drama "The West Wing" made her triumphant return to the White House briefing room Friday. Janney feinted at running the news conference in lieu of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who, she...

TV This Week for May 1 - 7: 'Penny Dreadful' on Showtime

SUNDAY Ariana Grande and "Pitch Perfect 2's" Hailee Steinfeld are just two of the young performers on the bill for "The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards." 7 and 9 p.m. Disney Channel Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride are among the artists who'll be bringin' the twang for the 2016 version...

This just in: Ricky Gervais' 'Special Correspondents' isn't much of a story

Ricky Gervais has written, directed and costarred in “Special Correspondents,” a movie for Netflix about a radio journalist (Eric Bana) and his engineer (Gervais) faking broadcasts from a war zone they have not actually traveled to. Based on the 2009 French comedy “Envoyés très spéciaux,” it's...

Friday's TV Highlights: 'W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro' on Showtime

SERIES The Amazing Race The racers take on a 40-foot plunge before they get to a double U-turn. 8 p.m. CBS Grimm The assault on Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee) has a surprising effect on him. 9 p.m. NBC The Originals Cami (Leah Pipes) is in desperate need of a cure and as he stays with her, Klaus (Joseph...

Amy Schumer takes on gun control again in 'Welcome to the Gun Show' sketch

Amy Schumer is putting her moneymaker where her mouth is. In the second episode of "Inside Amy Schumer's" fourth season, she's taking on gun control, a cause she adopted after two women were killed and nine others were wounded at a showing of her film "Trainwreck" last year in Louisiana. The gunman...

After two years of decline, TV could see an ad comeback

After a year of being digital media's doormat, the TV business is battling back in its upcoming "upfront" selling season. Last year, broadcast and cable networks were battered by the perception that digital video sites such as YouTube are making them obsolete, leading advertisers to hold back on...

CBS renews entire daytime schedule for 2016-2017 season

Similar to its primetime pickup of 11 veteran shows in March, CBS renewed its entire daytime lineup for the 2016-17 season. The network previously renewed “The Price is Right,” hosted by Drew Carey, and the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” through the 2017 season. Both shows serve as staples...

Kelly Ripa returns and says 'Live' will live on

Kelly Ripa returned Tuesday to "Live with Michael and Kelly" and relayed assurances that Disney/ABC remains committed to her syndicated program. Ripa was greeted with a lengthy standing ovation by the audience at ABC's studio on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She had been absent from the show...

'Turn: Washington's Spies' recap: Abe, mercenary forge unlikely bond

An unlikely ally helps Patriot Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell) continue his espionage missions and avoid the hangman’s noose on “Valediction” (Episode 301), the season three premiere of AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies.” With the blessing of Major Edmund Hewlett (Burn Gorman), commander of a British...

Why Louie Anderson doesn't want to get too highfalutin with all the love for 'Baskets'

Louie Anderson's aching, vulnerable and, yes, at times funny turn as Zach Galifianakis' mom on the first-year FX series "Baskets" has been one of the most welcome surprises of this television year. The show's creators — Louis C.K., Jonathan Krisel and Galifianakis — came to Anderson, remembering...

Bret Easton Ellis to direct new series 'The Deleted'

Famed author and literary Brat Pack member Bret Easton Ellis is prepping to make his official directorial debut with “The Deleted,” an original thriller series about three seemingly disconnected Angelenos that disappear, spurring a panic in a group of 20-something former cult members. Ellis’s literary...

Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein join 'Hairspray Live!' cast

Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein have joined the cast of "Hairspray Live!," the fifth installment in NBC's live-musical effort. Hudson, who won an Oscar for "Dreamgirls" when it left Broadway for the movies, will play Motormouth Maybelle. Fierstein will reprise his role as Edna Turnblad, which...

Julie Plec takes a break from the supernatural with a virus outbreak in CW's 'Containment'

Julie Plec, the queen of CW with series such as "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals," has a whole new kind of villain at the center of a series: a virus. "Containment," Plec's third series with the network, is based on the Belgian series "Cordon." The CW version of the outbreak-themed drama...

'Once Upon a Time': Uniting the Wicked Witch and the Evil Queen?

One set of siblings gets a little closer, while another has their bond forever broken in the "Sisters" episode of "Once Upon a Time." Innocently enough, it start with a picnic in the Underworld. Zelena and Hades are on a date when Hades tells Zelena that he wants to give her the real Storybrooke....

'Game of Thrones' recap: The latest on Dany, Jon, Sansa and Arya

Looks like Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, is dead. Officially. Unless, that is, Melisandre (Carice van Houten) uses her Lord of Light magic to reanimate him on “The Red Woman” (Episode 51), the Season Six premiere of HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones.” Jon lies...

'Saturday Night Live' devotes entire show to Prince tribute

NBC's “Saturday Night Live” has aired a special tribute show titled “Goodnight Sweet Prince.” “Tonight Show” host and SNL alum Jimmy Fallon hosted the episode. It featured clips of Prince performing on the comedy show over the past four decades and skits with former cast member Fred Armisen portraying...

'Outlander' recap: Murtagh makes everything better

For as much as the heart of “Outlander” is tied up in the love story of Claire and Jamie Fraser, it’s likely that the soul of the show exists wholly in Murtagh Fraser played by an ever-winning Duncan Lacroix.  It’s a tricky thing to bring in a third to a relationship and have it play as something...

In Season 6 'Game of Thrones' goes off-book but, as always, keeps us guessing

Days before Sunday's Season 6 premiere of "Game of Thrones," HBO announced that the show had been renewed for a seventh season. As if there were any doubt. As if one of the most watched shows in the world was going to suddenly come to an end. As if its obsessive and famously restive audience hasn't...

'Rebellion': Squashing Ireland's Easter uprising one more time

To mark the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Uprising, SundanceTV gives us “Rebellion,” a three-part miniseries, which sounds like a terrific idea. Period drama has been a hallmark of television’s own revolution and though historically significant, the Uprising was miniseries-sized: short-lived...

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