From Downton to Sherlock: US TV’s British Invasion
2014-02-01 07:05:22 UTC
Downton Abbey is smashing records and Doctor Who is filling convention centres in America. Why is TV from the UK so popular across the pond? Ken Tucker/ BBC reports.
When the fourth series of Downton Abbey premiered in the US on 5 January to mo...
Seth MacFarlane brings his love of science to TV
2014-01-14 07:57:32 UTC
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Stewie likes science.
Seth MacFarlane, creator of "Family Guy" and voice of Stewie on the animated Fox show, is bringing his love of space exploration to television. He's the executive producer of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Od...
Producers: 'American Idol' making changes
2014-01-14 07:54:34 UTC
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The producers of "American Idol" said Monday that the show's new season will include changes to freshen it, including expanded song choices for contestants.
After tending toward a fair amount of golden oldies, the show's...
Downton Abbey season four: as beautifully British & baffling as ever
2014-01-06 12:01:44 UTC
<h3>Spoiler alert: This blog is for people watching Downton Abbey season four. Do not read on if you have not seen episode one.</h3>
After three breathless seasons, any American with an enduring taste for Downton Abbey will get what they deserv...
'The Voice' season 6: Shakira, Usher to return in 2014
2013-12-18 07:57:26 UTC
As speculated, Shakira and Usher will return as coaches on the NBC show "The Voice" for season 6 in spring 2014, once again replacing veteran stars Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, the network confirmed on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
The new season, w...
'Downton Abbeys don't grow on trees' : NBCU's Michael Edelstein
2013-12-18 07:57:10 UTC
Downton Abbey may seem a quintessentially English drama, yet it ultimately belongs to a US media giant. Carnival, the UK producer of Downton, Whitechapel and Dracula, is owned by NBC Universal (itself a subsidiary of US cable company Comcast), whi...
Shelton, Bryan returning as hosts of ACM Awards
2013-12-02 19:00:34 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are returning as hosts of the next year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
The country music stars teamed up last year and things went so well they're coming back for the April 6 awards at th...
Palin's PAC asks about Bashir action
2013-11-20 20:32:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin's political action committee has asked NBC News whether commentator Martin Bashir will be disciplined for comments about the former Alaska governor that the PAC called appalling.
Bashir apologized Monday for suggesti...
Underwood will star on live TV in 'Sound of Music'
2013-10-23 08:53:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the year looks busy for Carrie Underwood, and she couldn't be happier.
The six-time Grammy winning singer will host the Country Music Association Awards for the sixth time. You can see her every week singing the openi...
Maher: Michele Bachmann & Scalia are 'The Same Idiot'
2013-10-12 16:01:55 UTC
Bill Maher had plenty of material to work with on "Real Time" Friday night, considering the fact that both Rep. Michele Bachmann and Justice Antonin Scalia publicly addressed their concerns about the end of days and the devil (respectively) in the...
'Glee' episode says goodbye to Monteith, Finn
2013-10-10 02:09:15 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other TV series have woven a cast member's death into an episode honoring them and their character. But "Glee" has an especially sensitive task.
The Fox series will pay tribute Thursday to Cory Monteith, who was found dead in...
Halle Berry to star in CBS series next summer
2013-10-05 07:40:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Halle Berry will star in a serialized drama coming to the network next summer.
The Oscar-winning actress will headline "Extant," a 13-episode thriller. Berry will play an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family wh...
Emmys score with viewers, but so do dramas
2013-09-24 23:49:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers tuned in to see TV stars celebrating each other but didn't ignore what else the medium had to offer.
The Nielsen company said that on the same night that "Breaking Bad" won an Emmy Award for best drama, the pe...
BBC’s Sian Williams Would Read News Naked, If Allowed
2013-09-17 06:28:34 UTC
Ah, Europe. With their laxer policies from everything from drinking to nudity, who wouldn’t want to live there? But it’s not all free-wheeling nudists Frenchmen all bicycles: BBC Breakfast host Sian Williams said she would read the news naked, if ...
Kanye West unveils photo of baby on TV's 'Kris'
2013-08-25 15:48:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baby North West has made her television debut.
Kanye West showed a photo Friday of his 2-month-old daughter with Kim Kardashian on Kris Jenner's Fox show, "Kris." The family matriarch also posted an image of her granddaughter...
Al-Jazeera America prepares for Tuesday launch
2013-08-19 15:47:19 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — In a warren of offices at a former bank building near Madison Square Garden, dozens of journalists are at work on gleaming new electronic equipment, ready to turn their test runs of Al-Jazeera America into the real thing.
Lea Michele breaks silence after Monteith death
2013-07-30 06:46:17 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lea Michele is breaking her silence online after her "Glee" co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith died of an overdose earlier this month.
The actress posted a photo of her and Monteith on Twitter on Monday, along with...
'The Bachelorette' recap: The Blindside
2013-07-30 05:46:29 UTC
Ahoy, rose lovers! Welcome to "the television event of the summer"! And no, I'm not talking about Broadchurch -- but only because that starts next week. I'm talking instead about part one of the final leg of Desiree's "journey," which brings us to...
'Dexter' recap: This IS the Final Season, Right?
2013-07-29 05:38:37 UTC
The good news: We've escaped the muddled Brain Surgeon storyline! He's dead as Trinity after Sunday's "This Little Piggy" episode.
The not-great news: The episode was otherwise pretty sleepy, and a new murder case was introduced that looks right ...
'True Blood' recap: Death Watch
2013-07-29 04:55:40 UTC
True Blood has some surprises up its sleeve yet: The person who was the saddest this hour, Arlene, gave us one of the show's funniest scenes ever when she encountered Bill during daylight. Jessica still has her death wish, but she wants to go out ...
Radio, TV personality David 'Kidd' Kraddick dies
2013-07-28 07:43:03 UTC
Radio and TV personality David "Kidd" Kraddick, the high-octane host of the "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations in national syndication, has died at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Kr...
Diane Lane to Play Hillary Clinton
2013-07-28 01:28:19 UTC
NBC announced that it will air a four-hour miniseries titled Hillary about Hillary Clinton starring Diane Lane as the former secretary of state at the 2013 Summer Press Tour on Saturday. While no airdate has been set as the project is currently in...
'Glee' actor says Monteith was show's leader
2013-07-28 01:21:37 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Glee" cast member Mike O'Malley says Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month of a drug overdose, was a leader on the show.
O'Malley plays Burt Hummel, dad to Chris Colfer's Kurt on the musical. He told the Telev...
Jason Sudeikis leaving 'SNL' cast
2013-07-25 06:30:18 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — After eight years on the air at "Saturday Night Live," Jason Sudeikis says he's calling it quits.
Sudeikis used another late-night institution to make his announcement, telling David Letterman in the taping of Wednesday's show t...
Authorities: Man said he was headed to kill Grace
2013-07-25 21:26:57 UTC
PHOENIX (AP) — A New York man indicted in Arizona on charges that he made Twitter threats against two national TV commentators over their Jodi Arias coverage told detectives he was on his way to kill one of them.
Maricopa County Sheriff's offic...