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Dark comedy 'Dietland' seems timely in #MeToo times

Friday, 22 June 2018, 12:14 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

If there's any TV show this summer that seems to have both anticipated and fed off the #MeToo movement, it's "Dietland." The AMC dark comedy that debuted this week features as one of its story...

Creator of 'Pose' says FX show celebrates 'incredible souls'

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:11 Last update: about 6 days ago

In the premiere episode of the new FX series "Pose," a young black man hoping to be a star modern dancer is escorted into his first drag ball. Wild-eyed, he eagerly soaks it in. It quite literally...

A busy week for Shepard Smith, Fox News' resident contrarian

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:08 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Even for Fox News' resident contrarian, it's been quite a week for Shepard Smith. He's called out the Trump administration as lying about a meeting involving the president's son, punctured claims...

'Roseanne' cancellation brings unemployment, uncertainty

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 12:07 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

The unprecedented sudden cancellation of one of television's top comedies has left a wave of unemployment and uncertainty in its wake. Roseanne Barr's racist tweet and the swift axing of her...

Chris Cuomo believes there's room in the middle

Monday, 18 June 2018, 12:06 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Chris Cuomo envisions his new CNN prime-time show as a haven for independent thinkers who want their preconceptions tested. His challenge is finding enough people who want that on a cable news...

Michael Jackson's estate sues Disney, ABC over TV special

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:17 Last update: about 9 days ago

The estate of Michael Jackson sued ABC and parent company Disney on Wednesday, saying a two-hour documentary on the singer's last days improperly used the King of Pop's songs, music videos and...

Roseanne Barr return possible, but lesser platform likely

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:16 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

After her network dropped her show, streaming services dropped her reruns, and her agency dropped her for a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr is vowing she's not finished. Whether anyone will have her...

BBC says Matt LeBlanc to leave 'Top Gear' after next season

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 11:14 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

The BBC says former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc will leave the popular British auto show "Top Gear" after the upcoming season. In a statement Thursday, LeBlanc said the program was "great fun,"...

Top English Premier League clubs seek bigger cut of TV cash

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 11:13 Last update: about 12 days ago

The English Premier League's leading clubs will seek a larger slice of international television cash at a summit this week, with Liverpool owner John Henry expressing irritation at the ongoing...

Something's missing in HBO's new film on John McCain's life

Monday, 11 June 2018, 11:12 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

It's no coincidence that the words "President Trump" aren't spoken in "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls," the HBO documentary on the Arizona senator that debuts on Memorial Day. There's...

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