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'Game of Thrones' episode shown in Spain, Nordics by error

HBO said Wednesday that due to an error the sixth episode of Games of Thrones' seventh season was shown a week ahead of schedule in Spain and Nordic countries. The episode was available to subscribers in these areas early Tuesday for about an hour before being removed. The 71-minute episode is...

'Bachelor in Paradise' star from Chicago talks effects of sexual incident between castmates

Groupon senior inventory analyst Kenneth "Diggy" Moreland said he worried about DeMario Jackson's reputation after a sexual incident occurred between Jackson and Corinne Olympios on "Bachelor in Paradise." "I'm thinking of the long-term effects and I was really, really (expletive) about that. So...

Shonda Rhimes' move to Netflix is a gut punch to ABC

The ABC network three years ago handed its most lucrative night of the week — Thursday — to its most prolific producer, Shonda Rhimes. ABC grouped three Rhimes-produced shows together and promoted the bloc as “Thank God It’s Thursday.” The network has long thanked its lucky stars for Rhimes, who...

Anthony Scaramucci met Stephen Colbert Monday, and it was mostly awkward

In his short time in the Trump administration, Anthony Scaramucci became one of the great comic characters in the repertoire of late-night TV. His Long Island roots, his line about being a “front-stabber” rather than one who knifes people in the back, and his profanity-laced phone call with the...

Chicagoans hunt for roses on 'Bachelor in Paradise' premiere

Chicago consulting firm CEO Iggy Rodriguez didn't mess around trying to find a love connection on Monday's Season 4 premiere of "Bachelor in Paradise." "I am like a puppy and there's a reason why I've only had a few relationships in my life.... I don't have time to waste, right. If I like you...

'Game of Thrones'' Gendry talks birther fan theories and the big drama behind the wall

Warning: If you haven’t seen Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” spoilers ahead. The last time we saw Joe Dempsie’s “Game of Thrones” character Gendry, he was departing Dragonstone in a rowboat, noting that he could not swim. Four years later, Sunday night, in the fifth episode of the seventh...

John Oliver blasts Trump on Charlottesville: 'Doesn't get easier than disavowing Nazis.'

The way John Oliver sees it, the moment was a no-brainer for President Donald Trump. White nationalists, Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis had gathered to protest the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. The "Unite the Right" rally and the counterprotests it spurred had...

Miley Cyrus bails on the Teen Choice Awards and mystery remains

Ten days ago, the producers of Fox's Teen Choice Awards had a very exciting announcement - "Miley Cyrus to accept 'Ultimate Choice' Award," a press released blared, teasing that the pop star would be given the show's "highest honor" for her involvement in the annual ceremony over the last decade....

Prince-themed episode of 'Empire' to be shot next week in Chicago

A Prince-themed episode of the Fox hip-hop drama "Empire" is scheduled to be shot in Chicago next week for the upcoming fourth season. A birthday celebration for the young daughter of rapper Hakeem Lyon (played by Bryshere Y. Gray) will feature a Prince cake and a special performance of Prince's...

No 'Game of Thrones' in latest HBO hacker leak

Hackers continue to pester HBO, but didn't release any material related to the network's hit show "Game of Thrones" in their latest leak. The hackers, who broke into HBO's computer network and have been doling out stolen information for the past several weeks, released more unaired episodes, including...

'Sester-hood' triumphs in the 'Orphan Black' finale

Sisterhood has always been powerful in “Orphan Black,” BBC America’s small but mighty clone drama. Creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett were never afraid to take on all sorts of complicated issues — foster care, genetic tinkering, religious zealotry, suburban marriage — but during its five-season...

Bran's ultimate use on 'Game of Thrones': Isaac Hempstead Wright talks theories at Chicago fan night

Quoth the Raven: “I really think the Jon Snow thing is such a red herring in the same way the Iron Throne is perhaps the greatest red herring in TV history.” It wasn’t really the Three-Eyed Raven of “Game of Thrones” fame talking, of course, and, alas, Isaac Hempstead Wright never did say “nevermore.”...

Think you know 'Get Shorty'? Well-made and beautifully played Epix series goes its own way with the story

There is a moment about halfway through the 10-episode run of "Get Shorty," a new series premiering Sunday on Epix, when a guard wishes good morning to a "Mr. Palmer" as he drives through the gate of a Hollywood studio. It's a quick, rare nod to the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel on which the television...

TV confidential: Signs of season to come at critics' meeting

The stardust has settled from the just-ended Television Critics Association's annual summer meeting, revealing a lot, if not everything, about the 2017-18 TV season. With a posh hotel as staging center, a two-week parade of actors, producers and executives dished in Q&A sessions about their projects...

'Jersey Shore' cast returns to TV for a reunion

NEW YORK — They're back. The cast members of the popular MTV series "Jersey Shore" are returning to TV for "Road Trip Reunion: Return To the Jersey Shore." The show will air on Aug. 20 on E!. It's the first time Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "Jwoww" Farley, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Mike "The...

Weekend Update' pokes Trump, Scaramucci on 'SNL' return

NEW YORK — Summer vacation is over for "Saturday Night Live" and that means "Weekend Update" finally gets to weigh in on the latest commotion at the White House. Anchor Colin Jost joked at the top of the mock newscast Thursday: "It's been a crazy year these last few weeks." He went on to lament...

Leslie Jones lets loose at a 'Game of Thrones' viewing party

And you thought you were really into "Game of Thrones." Leslie Jones returned to "Late Night With Seth Meyers" Wednesday for another installment of "Game of Jones," a recurring skit that features the "Saturday Night Live" star's unadulturated opinions on HBO's hit fantasy drama. Jones, who frequently...

Megyn Kelly on her Chicago days and NBC mornings

Megyn Kelly was hanging around Chicago again Wednesday, but this time it wasn’t at the Hangge-Uppe off of Rush Street, where she said she used to spend a lot of her off-work hours as a young Chicago lawyer. “We called it the Hangy-Uppy,” she said, on account of the spelling. “I was 24 years old,...

Danny Pudi is quacking for joy over the new 'DuckTales'

Danny Pudi is known for his slender frame. No, really, that’s his trademark. Not the fact that he was Abed on NBC’s “Community” for six seasons, where he and Donald Glover were among the best buddy comedy relationships on TV. Not the fact that he’s a native of Chicago and a father of twins who...

'Atypical' reinforces its name with portrayal of special-needs families

We can’t see the world without filtering it through the lens of our assumptions, scientists say. And this is especially true in television, where cultural appropriation and “whitewashing” are hot topics. But what happens when we don’t see your version of the world, a certain world, reflected back...

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