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Dish Drops Gray TV Stations — Which Means the No. 1 or No. 2 Station in More Than 50 Markets Will Be Off the System

Dish Network has decided to stop carrying all of the TV stations owned and/or operated by Gray Television as of 7 p.m. ET today, Jan. 17, 2017, according to an announcement Monday from Gray TV. Dish currently carries 99 separate...

NATPE: Comedy Reality Show Renewed Through 2018

With the NATPE conference getting under way this week in Miami, distributor PPI Releasing announced Monday that the syndicated series “Just for Laughs: Gags” was renewed for two more seasons. “The Canadian import, which runs both as a Monday-Friday strip...

Dish Network Decides to Drop Gray Television Stations

Press release from Gray Television, Jan. 16, 2017: Gray Television, Inc. announced today that pay-TV provider Dish Network has decided to stop carrying all television stations owned and/or operated by Gray Television at 7:00 pm Eastern on Tuesday, January 17,...

Classic Spy Novel and Movie to Become TV Series

A classic spy novel that topped the New York Times bestseller list for 32 weeks and spawned a hit feature film is headed to television as a limited series. The project, “The Spy,” based on John Le Carre’s 1963 book...

On the Heels of Three Golden Globe Wins for ‘The Night Manager’ AMC and the BBC Team Up Again With Best-Selling Author John le Carre

Press release from AMC, Jan. 14, 2017: On the heels of three Golden Globe wins for “The Night Manager,” AMC & the BBC announced today that they will team up again with The Ink Factory for a television adaptation of...

It’s Another Cancellation Contained Within a Renewal Notice

The latest TV show to receive good news and bad news within the same announcement is the comedy series “Portlandia,” which received official word from IFC that the show was renewed for its eighth season — but that’s the end of...

Video Tribute Tracks Movie Career of Carrie Fisher

A video posted this month provides one of the nicest tributes we’ve seen to actress, author and “Star Wars” icon Carrie Fisher, who died Dec. 27 at the age of 60. The YouTube video, posted by the Wonderful Actors account,...

IFC’s Flagship Sketch Series ‘Portlandia’ to Return for Eighth and Final Season in 2018

Press release from IFC, Jan. 14, 2017: IFC announced today that its flagship Emmy(R)-nominated and Peabody Award-winning sketch series Portlandia will return in 2018 for its eighth and final season. The series, currently airing Thursdays at 10PM, has captivated viewers...

Pres. Obama Drops in To Final Press Briefing to Praise Press Secretary

"The guy's name is Josh Earnest, which if somebody is speaking on your behalf, is a pretty good name to have."

O’Reilly Factor Audience Pays For College Band’s Trip to Inauguration

The Talladega College band has brought in close to $550,000 since their president's appearance on the program last Thursday.

Another Performer Drops Out of Trump Inauguration Event — Out of Respect to a Music Superstar

Donald Trump has had another performer cancel on him — and this one’s all about Bruce Springsteen. Rolling Stone reports that the B-Street Band, a Springsteen tribute band that has been playing almost 200 shows a year since 1980, announced...

New Orleans Anchor Moves to Investigative Reporting

"This is my last Sunday at the anchor desk," Moore told viewers at the end of Sunday night's 10 p.m.

Actor Dick Gautier Dies — Fans of ’60s TV Will Remember His Iconic Sitcom Role

  Actor, comedian and singer Dick Gautier, who had a long career in television that included playing the iconic role of Hymie the Robot on the late ’60s sitcom “Get Smart,” has died. Gautier died Friday, Jan. 13, in Los...

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