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Major League Baseball uses movies to makes a pitch for younger viewers. Its latest star: Babe Ruth

Major League Baseball wants to turn its first superstar, New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, into TV’s next big anti-hero. The league is involved in developing a limited TV series about the life of the hard-partying home run king. Director-producer Allen Coulter, whose credits include the gritty...

'The Bachelor' winner Whitney Bischoff weds Chicago sales manager Ricky Angel

Chicago-area fertility nurse Whitney Bischoff, who won Season 19 of “The Bachelor,” wed Chicago sales manager Ricky Angel on Saturday in Massachusetts. The 32-year-old bride wore a satin column gown she designed with Audrey Grant Bridal, People reported. “I’ve always wanted to get married. I was...

Bullet points: 5 thoughts on the incendiary 'Walking Dead' Season 8 premiere

“The Walking Dead” is back on the air and, after Sunday’s first episode of Season 8, we now know how producers spent the off season: stocking up on every fake bullet they could find, the better to make the episode rain hot (simulated) lead. The all-out war — spoiler alert — between the forces of...

10 things you might find surprising about 'The Walking Dead'

10 things you might find surprising about "The Walking Dead": 1. Raleigh Studios in Senoia, where most of "The Walking Dead" is filmed, is a 140-acre spread that is used exclusively by the show. Most of the different communities are all created and filmed on the property except for The Kingdom,...

'Walking Dead' boss says zombies will win the Rick-Negan war

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you are not caught up on "The Walking Dead." "The Walking Dead" Season 8 premiere and 100th episode promise the beginning of all-out war between Rick's coalition and Negan's Saviors, but series executive producer Greg Nicotero says that the walker will be the real...

Jay Leno, Martin Short, Al Franken and others reminisce about David Letterman

A few observations about David Letterman as the late-night host receives the 20th Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor on Sunday night. In 1975, Letterman drove his red pickup from his native Indiana to Los Angeles to take a shot at comedy. He met Jay Leno, three years younger but considerably...

Live from State Street, 'SNL' exhibit delivers laughs, lore

Hearing about “Saturday Night Live: The Experience,” it wasn’t certain that the metaphor of guiding a visitor through a week in the life of the show would work. But now that it’s up at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, this is clearly a journey worth taking, one not afraid to deliver surprising...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus battles against breast cancer in new Instagram post

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' battle with breast cancer is getting ferocious as the 56-year-old actress took to Instagram Thursday with a fierce and funny selfie. "Chemo #2 finito. We are NOT [messing] around here," Louis-Dreyfus wrote in a caption accompanying a photo of herself wearing a black hoodie,...

TV Academy to consider expelling Harvey Weinstein

The Television Academy has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. The academy, which bestows the Emmy awards, said a hearing has been set for November to consider "action up to and including termination of academy membership." Weinstein, who recently...

Sophia Bush charts path after leaving 'Chicago P.D.'

Five months after leaving the NBC drama “Chicago P.D.,” Sophia Bush has inked an exclusive talent holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Bush, 35, will star in a comedy or drama for the studio in the upcoming pilot season and serve as an executive producer of any additional projects...

E! cancels Joan Rivers' 'Fashion Police' after 22-year run

E!'s long-running series, "Fashion Police," will come to an end next month with a special finale featuring its late host and co-creator Joan Rivers. The series began in 1995 and became a staple on the red carpet at major awards shows with Rivers commentating on celebrity looks. It continued after...

'Daily Show' quits Chicago, just like all the other celebs

And so it concludes. With the final night of Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” stint from Chicago ending, we are left with -- what? Is Steve Harvey still in town? Oprah? Donahue? Actually, Oprah did make an appearance in Thursday’s pre-credits opening bit. Noah tried to say farewell to the city, pointedly...

Sen. John McCain to visit daughter on 'The View'

"The View" is giving new panelist Meghan McCain a birthday present on Monday. It's a visit from her dad. The daytime talk show said Thursday that it has booked Sen. John McCain as a guest. Meghan McCain, who joined "The View" last week, turns 33 on Monday. The visit is especially poignant since...

He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'

Sometimes, OK, all the time, David Letterman, who used to host his very own television program, is asked whether he still wishes he were on TV. Back then, he could do almost anything he wanted in front of millions of viewers: chat with a president, toss a wheel of runny brie off a building, even...

Showtime picks up Chicago-set drama series from 'Good Wife' creators

Showtime has picked up a new Chicago-set drama series called “Your Honor” from producers Robert and Michelle King (“The Good Wife”) and British TV scribe Peter Moffat (“Criminal Justice”). This won’t be the first time the Kings are shepherding a series set in Chicago; they are the creators of CBS...

Mayim Bialik apologizes for Weinstein op-ed: 'I am truly sorry for causing so much pain'

The list of celebrities weighing in on allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein is growing longer by the day. But one op-ed, written by "The Big Bang Theory" and "Blossom" actress Mayim Bialik, received plenty of criticism - including among prominent actresses -- as victim-blaming...

Pining for Obama, 'Daily Show' keeps it earnest on third Chicago night

Here on the Chicago desk, we are watching “The Daily Show” during its run here for the way it uses — and possibly misuses — our teeming metropolis. Let’s start tonight with the city flag being co-opted into the show’s logo. Which tattoo parlor did the “Daily Show” wind up at to get that done? They...

Chelsea Handler ending Netflix show to focus on activism

Chelsea Handler says she is ending her weekly Netflix talk show after two seasons in order to focus on political activism. Handler says in a statement that she plans to devote as much time as she can to become "a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen" and take on projects that have personal significance....

Nielsen will tell clients who's watching on Netflix and other streaming video services

Audience measurement company Nielsen will offer networks and studios data on who is watching programs on streaming video on-demand services such as Netflix. While Nielsen has tracked streaming and on-demand content since 2014, the new service announced Wednesday will for the first time give clients...

Why TV shows about black Chicagoans by black Chicagoans matter

Earlier this week, Comedy Central announced that it is greenlighting “South Side,” a new series that will film in Chicago, centering around a rent-to-own business in Englewood and two longtime friends looking to better their lives. This news is notable for a couple of reasons. Chicago’s reputation...

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