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Emmy Awards 2017 predictions: Who will win, who deserves to win and who could surprise us all

The Emmy Awards are on Sunday night, and the most exciting categories this year may all involve the limited series, as HBO's addictive "Big Little Lies" (and its cast of A-list stars) are up against heavy hitters like HBO's "The Night Of" and FX's "Feud: Bette and Joan." But don't forget about...

'Daily Show' host Noah lands new deal as Trump bits lift ratings

Two years after replacing Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show," Trevor Noah is riding high, attracting the largest audiences of his career and getting a long contract extension. Comedy Central, owned by Viacom, said Thursday it extended Noah's run as host of the late-night program through 2022....

Oprah Winfrey joins '60 Minutes' for 50th anniversary year

CBS' "60 Minutes," the newsmagazine that can credit consistency for much of its success as it enters its 50th anniversary year, is about to see a major change with the addition of Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey will debut Sept. 24, reporting on a story about America's political divisions. It's a testament...

Starz picks up dramedy 'Vida' from former Chicagoan Tanya Saracho

Playwright and TV writer Tanya Saracho has moved into the ranks of showrunner. Starz has picked up her series “Vida,” a drama-comedy hybrid about two Mexican-American sisters in East Los Angeles. “Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past...

'Hand in Hand' hurricane-relief telethon raises over $44 million

The star-studded "Hand in Hand" hurricane-relief benefit raised more than $44 million for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Tuesday night, according to ABC News. A total of $14 million was raised during the hour-long live show, with $30 million donated in the hours that followed. The telethon,...

The new 'Top of the Lake' has some pretty screwed up male characters - does that matter?

Jane Campion is known for many things: being the only woman to ever take home the Palme d'Or at Cannes; winning an Oscar for screenwriting for "The Piano"; and creating the kinds of complex female roles that actresses don't come across very often. She did just that for Elisabeth Moss, who stars...

Eriq La Salle on joining 'Chicago P.D.' as a director/producer: 'I'm doing the Chicago thing'

After he spent eight years on “ER,” most TV audiences associate Eriq La Salle with the long-running hospital drama. Fewer may be aware that he has quietly but steadily built a career behind the camera as a director as well. That kicked into high gear recently with a move to Chicago, where he has...

Emmys 2017: 5 things we're excited about

A look at the five things we can't wait to see during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 17.

Bartlett native Chris Bukowski talks 'Bachelor' pick, new Chicago bar

Fans of “The Bachelor” weren’t the only ones shocked to see sometime race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. named the leading man for the upcoming 22nd season of the ABC network series. Bartlett native Chris Bukowski said he was surprised to hear the news last week about his former castmate. "Arie's...

'Bachelor in Paradise' gleefully skewers contestant during a very awkward finale

At some point over the last two decades of reality TV competitions, contestants realized you don't actually need to win the grand prize. Sometimes, winning is a hassle, like when you're stuck with one of those singing show recording contracts or find yourself engaged to someone you don't even like...

John Oliver calls Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio a slap in the face to Latinos and rule of law

After a few weeks off the air, "Last Week Tonight" returned to HBO on Sunday night with a blistering segment on Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff recently pardoned by President Trump. Or, as host John Oliver put it, "a man who answers the question 'What if a decaying russet...

'SNL' hosts Dave Chappelle, Melissa McCarthy win Emmy Awards

Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are Emmy winners, earning trophies for their appearances on "Saturday Night Live." Chappelle and McCarthy were announced as best guest actor and actress on a comedy series at Sunday's creative arts awards, the precursor to the main Emmy Awards ceremony set for...

'You're The Worst' cast previews Season 4: New confidences, curveballs, and post-proposal fallout

FXX comedy "You're The Worst" has broken traditional storytelling format before, namely in the fifth episode of its third season ("Twenty-Two"), where Edgar (Desmin Borges) took center stage and proved the show is truly an ensemble. But the fourth season premiere, "It's Been," will toss all rules...

DACA: Late-night comics strain for humor in 'man-made disaster unfolding in Washington'

On his program Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel said President Donald Trump must have awakened that morning and asked, "What's something horrible I can do to distract people from the Russia investigation?" "Someone said, 'you know there are 800,000 innocent kids you can deport for no good reason!'"...

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25 cast includes Terrell Owens, Nick Lachey, Debbie Gibson

ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" will sashay into living rooms for its 25th season on Sept. 18, and the full cast of competitors was revealed Wednesday on "Good Morning America." It was announced on Tuesday that former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens was pairing up with professional dancer and two-time...

'Twin Peaks' star Kyle MacLachlan doesn't know what happened in that last scene either

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not seen "Part 18," Sept. 3 episode of "Twin Peaks: The Return." "Twin Peaks: The Return" afforded Kyle MacLachlan the opportunity to interpret not just one lead character but several: Dougie Jones, "Mr. C' (the evil, long-haired Cooper doppelgänger), and...

Beyonce, George Clooney to lead Sept. 12 Hurricane Harvey relief telethon

Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey are among the stars lined up to appear in a one-hour telethon set for Sept. 12 that will raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief. "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief" will air live at 8 p.m. ET across ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and...

Shelley Berman, comedian-bard of everyday life, dead at 92

Comedian Shelley Berman, who won gold records and appeared on top television shows in the 1950s and 1960s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, has died. He was 92. Berman died Friday at his home in Bell Canyon, California, from complications from Alzheimer's disease,...

'The Mindy Project' was never really woke, but at least it starred a South Asian woman

In a recent episode of Hulu's "The Mindy Project," the show's fast-talking Indian-American ob-gyn, Mindy Lahiri, applies for a job leading her department. She has the goods, the tenure and certainly the ambition. She also has to make it past a gantlet of interviewers who are white, male and totally...

'True Detective' Season 3 set at HBO starring Mahershala Ali

"True Detective" is back on the case. HBO's limited series will officially return for a third season, this time starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. Nic Pizzolatto is set to direct, along with Jeremy Saulnier. The next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks,...

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