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Pop Star Who Died Last Christmas at Center of Showtime Project

A well-known singer who was found dead on Christmas morning 2016 is the focus of a new feature documentary rolling out Oct. 21 on Showtime. The production, “George Michael: Freedom,” was filmed before Michael’s death from heart problems at age...

Video Goes Behind the Scenes of the New ‘Star Trek’ Series

CBS today released a new video — watch it below — taking viewers behind the scenes of the network’s new “Star Trek: Discovery.” The release comes five days ahead of the unveiling of the show, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 24,...

Fox Has Its Largest Drama Premiere Since ‘Empire’

Some readers may dispute the network’s classification of the show as a drama, but Fox announced today that its new series “The Orville” gave the broadcast network its largest drama premiere since “Empire” in multi-platform viewers with 12.2 million viewers...

One Late-Night Talk Show Surges — Here Are the Numbers

One of the flagship late-night talk shows on the broadcast networks is on a roll, with ABC announcing today that its “Jimmy Kimmel Live” hit a three-month high in total viewers during the week of Sept. 11. The network cites...

HBO Renews Drama Series

Two episodes into the season for an HBO drama series, the pay-cable network has made the decision to renew the show for a second season. The show is the 1970s period drama “The Deuce,” from David Simon and George Pelecanos....

HBO Renews Drama Series ‘The Deuce’ Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, for Second Season

Press release from HBO, Sept. 19, 2017: Following early critical raves, HBO has renewed the drama series THE DEUCE for a second season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. The series was created by George Pelecanos...

Big Change for ‘Saturday Night Live’ for New Season

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” is making a key change to its broadcast plans for the show’s upcoming 43rd season. The network began airing the show live coast-to-coast on an experimental basis back in April, and after getting good ratings results...

James Corden Addresses the Sean Spicer Incident From the Emmys

After creating a controversy that has been swirling since Sunday’s Primetime Emmys, James Corden indicated he has one main regret in the wake of the ceremony: kissing former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Corden milked the controversy for comedy...

Fox News Hit With Lawsuit by Commentator Alleging Rape, Blacklisting

A new lawsuit filed Monday against Fox News accuses the cable channel of blacklisting a political commentator after she alleged that a longtime Fox anchor had raped her. The New York Times reports that the suit was filed by Scottie....

Cybersecurity Firm Names the Most Dangerous Celebrity on the Internet — and You Will Never Guess Who It Is

The cybersecurity firm McAfee today named the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet, announcing that former pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has the “honor.” The New York Daily News reports that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was determined...

Bill O’Reilly Lashes Out Over His Firing by Fox News — Here’s What He Has to Say About It

Former Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly had plenty to say about his firing from the cable channel six months ago over sexual harassment allegations during an interview with Matt Lauer this morning on NBC’s “Today” show. O’Reilly stood behind...

Wow: Boxing Commentator Teddy Atlas Is Beyond Upset About the Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez Decision — Watch Him Melt Down on TV

In the wake of the weekend’s big fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, the action on sports talk shows has been almost as heated as the action-packed fight itself. After the fight ended in a draw on a split...

ESPN’s Talking Heads Destroy an NBA Star

This morning on the ESPN sports chat show “First Take,” the show’s regular commentators Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman brought aboard reinforcements in the form of Will Cain, who led a full-on bash session aimed at NBA star Kyri...

How Hulu’s Big Emmys Win Will Shape the Digital Landscape

Hulu made history at Sunday’s Primetime Emmys, when for the first time ever the trophy for Outstanding Drama Series — the final award of the night and the Emmys’ most prestigious honor — went to a streaming series. It wasn’t...

Man Robs Gas Station, Then Runs Out of Gas and Gets Caught — It’s Our Non-TV Story of the Day

In a story from the “dumb criminals” file, authorities reported that a man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes, when the main thing he probably needed was gas. The Northwest Indiana Times reports that....

Pablo Escobar’s Brother Sounds Off About Killing of ‘Narcos’ Location Manager

Following the killing of “Narcos” location manager Carlos Munoz Portal, whose bullet-riddled body was found in a car in Mexico on Sept. 11, the brother of Pablo Escobar has responded to the attack. Deadline reports that Roberto De Jesus Escobar...

Viewership Ticks Up for Emmy Awards

Viewership for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, televised by CBS and hosted by the network’s late-night star Stephen Colbert, was up slightly from last year, with Nielsen estimating that 11.4 million people watched the program, the AP reports. The show...

Fox News Brings Aboard New Prime-Time Host

In the third lineup change this year for the Fox News Channel, the channel will add Laura Ingraham to its prime-time lineup. The Los Angeles Times reports that the conservative commentator will be the host of a 10 p.m. ET...

Hillary Clinton Floats the Possibility of Contesting the 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton has been sharply critical of Donald Trump as she makes the rounds in support of her new memoir “What Happened,” but today she ramped up the attack. In an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, Clinton not only questioned....

Report Zeros In on Massive Viewership Decline in One TV Segment

Overall viewing of traditional television has been declining, but one segment that has seen a steeper decline than the rest is kids’ TV. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Bernstein Research, MediaPost reports. “Bernstein Research says ‘average audiences...

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