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Chelsea Handler, Marlon Wayans to appear on premiere of Steve Harvey's new talk show

Steve Harvey’s new talk show is scheduled to premiere Tuesday with some familiar faces. Talk show host Chelsea Handler and actor Marlon Wayans are slated to appear on Harvey’s premiere with British singer-songwriter James Arthur. Other guests for premiere week include actors Ice Cube and Charlie...

'Game of Thrones': The wildest - and likeliest - fan theories

We only have to wait about two years, give or take, before we finally get to find out where the "Game of Thrones" saga will end. Sunday's Season 7 finale left the door open for several fan theories to materialize in Season 8. Here are five theories that keep getting brought up. Bran is actually...

Former Bear, Illinois CB Alan Ball competing on 'Survivor'

Alan Ball, who played for the Bears and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a cast member on the upcoming season of “Survivor,” CBS representatives announced Wednesday. The 32-year-old Ball is a member of the heroes tribe. This season’s 18 castaways are divided into three groups...

While you were watching summer's biggest TV show, you missed summer's best TV show

A curious thing happened on the way to television greatness this summer: The highly anticipated return of a critically revered show that some viewers might avoid because of its reputation as a melodramatic, even lugubriously indulgent mess of complicated story lines instead turned out to be a stunning...

See these Chicago-made indie TV pilots before they go to competition

In October a number of Chicago-made independent TV pilots are competing at the New York Television Festival, which gives aspiring show creators real access to established producers and other decision-makers. Like indie films, indie TV pilots are produced without the support (or money) of a studio...

This one 'Game of Thrones' character is basically responsible for all the things

Chaos is a ladder, and the climb for Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish has come to an end (RIP Smirking). During Sunday's season finale, Sansa deliciously ticks off all of Littlefinger's misdeeds before issuing his death sentence. And it hits you: This guy was drivingforce behind the biggest "Game of...

How Harvey is giving us a break from our pundit addiction

Something unusual happened to national television news this week. News. Footage of reporters in soggy rain slickers and melting baseball caps, waist-deep in brackish water, delivering minute-by-minute accounts from flooded boulevards in Beaumont, Texas, packed evacuation centers in Houston, and...

Corinne Olympios on 'Bachelor in Paradise' scandal: 'I was really a victim of the media'

Corinne Olympios says medication, the booze and the media were key players in June's production-stopping "Bachelor in Paradise" scandal and its aftermath. Calling the situation "just really unfortunate," she said Tuesday on "Good Morning America" that she doesn't remember anything that happened....

'Game of Thrones' breaks audience record with season finale

HBO's "Game of Thrones" set yet another audience record Sunday with its seventh-season finale. Nielsen says an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers were tuned in to the wildly popular fantasy drama. An additional 4 million caught the episode on streaming channels. The seven-episode season began...

Night of the living plot explosions: 5 thoughts on the stunning season finale of 'Game of Thrones'

Well, that was something. And it was also something else -- and then some. The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” went out Sunday with a bang, a whimper, a double-cross, a triple-cross, a killing, an execution and a massive demolition project. A major character -- spoiler alert -- died. Another...

Chicago boxing program may get more funds thanks to Viceland docuseries

Vice Media's advocacy arm is raising funds for the North Lawndale Boxing League as the Viceland network airs a docuseries about a now-closed Near West Side elementary school for at-risk youth. "Last Chance High," which airs 9 p.m. Tuesdays, follows the drama at Moses Montefiore Special Elementary...

Fox to air probe into 'Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?' next month

The Fox network next month will air an investigation into the shooting deaths of rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The two-hour special, "Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?," will dig into the entangled murders of these legendary hip-hop adversaries, which remains among the greatest crime mysteries...

Bill Nye claims Disney withheld $28 million in 'Science Guy' profits

Bill Nye is accustomed to explaining complicated concepts to children, but even he has struggled with the byzantine mess that is studio accounting. According to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Nye has spent much of the last decade trying to audit Disney's profit statements...

Alec Baldwin revives Trump impression for summer spinoff of 'SNL'

Alec Baldwin has donned his blond wig to reprise his impression of President Donald Trump for NBC's summer spinoff of "Saturday Night Live." Baldwin opened Thursday's episode of "Weekend Update: Summer Edition" by satirizing Trump's rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. In the skit, Baldwin's Trump gave...

Honorary degree recipient Jane Lynch says she cheated at Illinois State

Emmy-winning actress Jane Lynch did not play the role of good student at Illinois State University. The Dolton native confessed Thursday that she cheated her way through her alma mater, which awarded her an honorary doctoral degree in February. "The ironic thing is I was a terrible student," Lynch...

Jay Thomas, 'Murphy Brown' and 'Cheers' actor, dies at 69

Actor Jay Thomas, best known for his roles in the classic sitcoms "Murphy Brown" and "Cheers," has died, Variety has confirmed. He was 69. "Jay Thomas was one of the funniest and kindest men I have had the honor to call both client and friend for 25 years plus," his publicist Thomas Estey told...

'Real Housewives' star lands job at CouponCabin while dating CEO

"The Real Housewives of New York City" star Tinsley Mortimer is working as an account manager at CouponCabin while she dates the Chicago-area company's CEO Scott Kluth. Mortimer, 42, discussed her six-month relationship with Kluth on Wednesday's "Real Housewives" Season 9 reunion. She said Kluth...

Netflix 'Def Jam Comedy' 25th anniversary special to include Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan

Netflix is set to run a new "Def Jam Comedy" special in honor of the 25th anniversary of the HBO stand up comedy series, the streaming giant announced Thursday. The iconic show originally ran on HBO from 1992 to 1996. It was also revived in 2006. Produced by Russell Simmons, the show featured and...

Common and Tom Hanks among stars of 'Super School Live' special

Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Common and Jennifer Hudson are among the celebrities participating in an hour-long live television special about reinventing American high schools. The stars will be joined by more than two dozen celebrities slated to appear on the "EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live"...

Some 'Homeland' fans are so unhappy, they took out a full-page ad to tell its creators

The Showtime program "Homeland" has been in trouble for some time now. The once critically lauded show has slowly slipped from favor during its six-season run. On Metacritic, a website that aggregates critical reviews and offers average ratings for TV shows, "Homeland" scored a 92 of 100 for its...

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