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Chicago talent in front of and behind the camera on 'The Opposition with Jordan Klepper'

When Comedy Central’s “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper” premieres Monday in the slot following “The Daily Show,” it will feature a hefty dose of Chicago talent, including the guy whose name is in the title. An alum of iO Theater before landing a correspondent job on “The Daily Show,” Klepper...

'Dancing With the Stars' premiere: Ranking the contestants from best to worst

On Monday night, ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" kicked off its 25th season with 13 new celebrity competitors; lots of sparkly costumes; and a few gimmicks, including a married couple competing against each other. We ranked all the contestants from best to worst: 1) Victoria Arlen/Val Chmerkovskiy...

Chicago nutritionist dishes on her plans after 'MasterChef' elimination

Though she was edged out of the “MasterChef" Season 8 finale, Chicago nutritionist Caitlin Meade said she got the redemption she was craving in the Fox network cooking competition. The 26-year-old frontrunner was eliminated on last week's episode after failing to win one of three baking skills...

Bill O'Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision in contentious 'Today' interview

Bill O'Reilly is characterizing his firing from Fox News Channel as a "political hit job" and says the network made a business decision to get rid of him. In a contentious interview with Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, O'Reilly said his conscience was clear about how he dealt with...

Jedidiah Bila departs ABC's 'The View;' no replacement named

Conservative commentator Jedediah Bila has announced her departure from ABC's "The View." Bila made the announcement on Monday's program, saying she was leaving to work on a new book and had "a lot of opportunities" to consider. Bila served as the chat panel's resident conservative. Co-hosts Sunny...

Lena Waithe's historic Emmy brightens spotlight for 'The Chi'

The talk Monday on the Chicago set of the new Showtime series “The Chi” was all about the historic Emmy earned by series creator and Chicago native Lena Waithe, who Sunday became the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing for her work on “Master of None.” Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine,...

Why did Sterling K. Brown's acceptance speech get cut off but Nicole Kidman's didn't?

Just like the "This is Us" star himself, folks in the audience were annoyed that Sterling K. Brown was played off during his acceptance speech for lead actor in a drama at Sunday night's Emmy Awards. “Nobody got that loud music,” he said from the stage as he got the wrap-up sign and the crowd in...

Jackie Hoffman jokingly screams, slams Laura Dern after Emmy loss

Jackie Hoffman didn't take home an Emmy during Sunday night's 69th awards show, but her reaction to losing stirred up enough attention on its own. When Laura Dern's name was announced for supporting actress in a drama, Hoffman, nominated for her role as Mamacita, Joan Crawford's loyal maid in "Feud:...

Emmys 2017: Everything you didn't see on TV

Sometimes, what makes Hollywood so confusing but also fascinating is how simultaneously surreal and mundane it can be, and how those two realities can coexist in such tight juxtaposition. Case in point: this year's Emmy Awards, where one minute Sean Spicer turns up as a surprise guest on stage,...

It took Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 10 years to unbury the secrets of the Vietnam War

When you make plans to watch a Ken Burns documentary, you often have to clear out a lot of DVR space: 11 hours for "The Civil War," 14 hours for "The Roosevelts" and, starting on Sept. 17, 18 hours for "The Vietnam War." But as sprawling as these series can be --"The Vietnam War" starts in 1858...

Emmys 2017: 6 memorable acceptance speeches

Six speeches from Sunday's Emmy Awards that stood out among the rest.

Emmy Awards: Complete list of winners

List of winners of the annual Emmy Awards, announced Sunday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Drama Series: "The Handmaid's Tale." Directing, Drama: Reed Morano, "The Handmaid's Tale." Actor, Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, "This is Us." Actress, Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss, "The...

Chicago native Lena Waithe makes Emmy history as first black woman to win for comedy writing

Lena Waithe has made Emmy history as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing. Waithe won for co-writing the "Thanksgiving" episode of "Master of None" with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari. Waithe has also had a recurring role on the Netflix comedy. The widely acclaimed...

Why was Chance the Rapper at the Emmys?

The politically active Chicago MC made a surprise appearance during Stephen Colbert’s opening number, dropping a verse about how he hopes television can be more than a “pleasant distraction.” But how did one of music's biggest young stars end up on TV's biggest night? Because he was a nominee....

Shailene Woodley doesn't watch or own a TV, she says on TV at TV awards show

Shailene Woodley may be at a televised event in support of her latest television show, but she doesn't watch TV. In fact, she doesn't even own one. The actress, who rose to fame on "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (also a TV show) said she hasn't owned a television since she moved out...

Sean Spicer makes surprise appearance during Colbert's Emmys opening monologue

Stephen Colbert unsurprisingly went political during Sunday night's Emmys, and was joined by none other than President Donald Trump's former Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, in his opening monologue. Spicer rolled up on his signature podium as Colbert joked about the Emmys' audience size, making a...

Bob Newhart gets a TV marathon; 'Big Bang Theory' ahead

Bob Newhart is looking forward to a TV marathon that will mark the 45th anniversary of his 1970s sitcom. But that doesn't mean he'll be binge-watching "The Bob Newhart Show" this weekend. As the droll comedian put it, he knows how most of the episodes end. At age 88, Newhart still plays occasional...

Abbey Pub subject of TV’s ‘Back to the Bar’

Those of you have missed the Abbey Pub since it closed following a November, 2015 fire have a chance to revisit this lively and music-filled Northwest Side institution on Sunday at 9 p.m. in a new episode of Spike TV’s “Back to the Bar,” a spinoff of its popular “Bar Rescue” program. That latter...

'Will & Grace' is making its return in a different America

While discussing marriage equality on "Meet the Press" in 2012, Vice President Joe Biden said, "I think 'Will & Grace' probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody has ever done so far." This assertion is as much a part of the show's legacy as actor Megan Mullally's...

Netflix aims to build the next great Hollywood studio

If you're an actor or producer in Hollywood, it's hard to miss the flag Netflix has planted in Tinseltown. Its new 14-story tower is visible for miles in sprawling Los Angeles, topped by the company's red logo. The smell of popcorn greets visitors in the lobby. Inside, Chief Content Officer Ted...

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