The Style Blog: tv


Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Lindsay Lohan, Oprah, David Letterman: Comedy dream team. Who knew?

The trio had a very entertaining interaction on Wednesday night’s “Late Show.”

By Emily Yahr  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/09/2014

The Ultimate Warrior was a wrestling legend who now shares a fate with many other wrestling legends

A huge star in the ‘90s, his death at an early age is just the latest in an industry plagued with this problem

By David Malitz  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Cat Deeley talks going from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ host to Hulu comedy villain

The Emmy-nominated British host always wanted to try acting; she got her chance on new Web series “Deadbeat.“

By Emily Yahr  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, TV

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 04/08/2014

‘Game of Thrones’ renewed for fifth and sixth seasons

The news is entirely non-surprising, but a double renewal is the ultimate sign of good faith.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:24 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 04/07/2014

‘Game of Thrones’ brings giant ratings for HBO with Season 4 premiere

About 6.6 million people tuned in, an enormous number for a pay cable channel.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:08 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/06/2014

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: ‘The Lannisters aren’t the only ones who pay their debts.’

As Season 4 begins, we get reacquainted with the many miserable inhabitants of Westeros and get introduced to an intriguing newcomer.

By David Malitz  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Recap, TV

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/04/2014

David Letterman’s replacement: Rounding up the ridiculous ideas

Gordon Ramsay? Kathy Griffin? Hey, how about Dane Cook?

By Emily Yahr  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/04/2014

‘Veep’ debuts third season: How accurate is the HBO comedy?

The comedy has received praise for picking up on the nuances of D.C. culture, but what about the political details?

By Emily Yahr  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 AM ET, 04/04/2014

David Letterman explains why he decided it was time to retire. It has something to do with birds.

It was a long, long story that started when he and his 10-year-old son went fishing.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:51 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Some of David Letterman’s best moments through the years, from the serious to the very strange

After three decades in late-night TV, it’s almost impossible to choose which moment is the most memorable.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:39 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Here’s what happened the moment David Letterman announced his retirement (transcript + video)

The late-night talk show host broke the news on his own terms.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/03/2014

David Letterman announces he will retire in 2015

The longtime host of CBS’s “Late Show” made the announcement at Thursday’s taping.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Sarah Palin and family’s long, complicated history with reality TV: A timeline

The former Alaska governor is starring in a new docu-series; it’s one of several over the years.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Shakira, college basketball, ‘Noah’: Stuff people liked this week

The top TV shows, movies, albums and songs.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, TV

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Michael Strahan confirms he’s about to join ‘Good Morning America’

It would only be on a part-time basis; he’s not leaving “Live! With Kelly and Michael.”

By Emily Yahr  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Ranking ‘How I Met Your Mother’ among highly anticipated (and disappointing) TV finales

Where does ‘HIMYM’ fall on the Disappointment Scale compared to ‘Lost,’ ‘The Sopranos’ and more?

By Emily Yahr  |  04:51 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/01/2014

‘Game of Thrones,’ the one true battle: Readers vs. Watchers

There has been an unspoken peace between TV watchers and “A Song of Ice and Fire” readers. Is that in jeopardy as the show catches up to the books?

By Barry Schwartz  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 03/31/2014

‘How I Met Your Mother’ finale: So, how did it all end?

That was...quite a finale.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:44 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Drew Carey talks ‘Price is Right’ swap with Craig Ferguson, ‘DWTS,’ ‘Whose Line’

Longtime friends Carey and Ferguson switch places for April Fools’ Day.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:05 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Kids’ Choice Awards really aren’t just for kids anymore

Hey, maybe some kids really ARE fans of “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

By Emily Yahr  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ season finale recap: End of the line?

Find out who survived and where they’ve ended up.

By Margaret Ely  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Recap, TV

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 03/30/2014

‘The Good Wife’ follows shocking death with brutal episode: The 5 most emotional moments

Between Alicia’s reaction and those imaginary scenes with Will, it was a tough hour to watch.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:49 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 03/30/2014

‘Good Morning America’ shake-up: Amy Robach replaces Josh Elliott

Elliott, unhappy with his current salary, is departing for NBC Sports.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:05 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Why ‘How I Met Your Mother’ connected so deeply with the younger generation

The show looked at life with a “different perspective” and a deep sense of nostalgia, star Josh Radnor speculates.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Stephen Colbert controversy illustrates extreme difference between TV and Twitter audiences

A #CancelColbert hashtag was born when the comedian’s tweet was taken out of context.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 03/27/2014

As ‘Psych’ ends, an appreciation for non-prestige dramas that get little attention but plenty of fans

Why are so many stable, well-done shows left in the dust?

By Emily Yahr  |  03:51 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Fox plans meanest reality show ever, tricks women into thinking they might marry Prince Harry

Even for reality TV, ‘I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’’ is a pretty awful hoax.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014

How to explain ‘How I Met Your Mother’ to someone who has never seen an episode

Warning: You will sound insane.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 03/25/2014

‘The Good Wife’ controversial decision: Josh Charles, creators defend violent ending

Everyone is trying to convince viewers that the brutal death will reinvent the show.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:10 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 AM ET, 03/24/2014

‘The Good Wife’ kills off major character in truly shocking moment

Um. Who saw that coming?

By Emily Yahr  |  12:22 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 03/23/2014

James Rebhorn dies at age 65: A look back at his movie, TV roles

Look back at some of the character actor’s best-known roles

By Emily Yahr  |  11:32 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/21/2014

‘Big Brother’ comes to D.C.: Talking to the casting director behind the polarizing show

Robyn Kass has seen it all in years of finding reality TV contestants, including last season’s controversial crop.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/21/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 8: ‘Why does everything have to be a struggle?’

The secret of Claire’s long-running affair is about to get out.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Moral of Alec Baldwin’s role on ‘Law & Order: SVU’: The media ruins everything.

Fittingly, Baldwin’s character (a slimy tabloid reporter) winds up destroying lives.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Last night’s ‘amazing’ ‘Wheel of Fortune’ guess wasn’t actually that amazing

Emil only had 53 words to choose from, and most of them were ridiculous.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/19/2014

‘The Bachelor,’ ‘Need for Speed,’ ‘Frozen’: What people are watching and listening to

‘Need for Speed’ didn’t go No. 1, but it did drum up some interest.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, TV

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Comedian Joe Mande on Adidas stealing his idea, corporations on Twitter, the NBA

The “Parks and Rec” writer says he coined the “House of Guards” nickname that Adidas is now claiming as its own

By David Malitz  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

‘Glee’ rings in 100th episode by focusing on the past: Here’s every song the cast reinvented

The Fox dramedy has fizzled, so why not reflect on the glory days of when it was a groundbreaking hit?

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014

‘Dancing With the Stars’ premiere: Ranking the contestants (and Erin Andrews)

Rivalries, love triangles, overcoming tragedy: How did the dancers do on the first night?

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Angus T. Jones opens up about leaving ‘Two and a Half Men’ over religious beliefs

“I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t okay with it, but I was still doing it,” he told a Houston TV station.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:47 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Breaking point

For a while, danger has come from what zombie is outside, not from what’s already inside. Tonight’s episode changed that.

By Margaret Ely  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Recap, TV

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/14/2014

‘Orange Is the New Black’ is now a comedy -- for award season, anyway

Submitted as a comedy? Nominations! Submitted as a drama? Snubbed. Netflix makes an easy choice.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Every single question Arthur Chu got wrong on tonight’s ‘Jeopardy!’

The notorious Jeopardy “hacker” ended his 11-episode streak after flubbing a question about the British monarchy.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:00 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/12/2014

‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ Rick Ross: What people are watching and listening to

People love zombies. And Jim Parsons.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, TV

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 03/12/2014

‘The Bachelor’ fallout continues with ABC spin, defensive tweets, feuding tabloids

Chris Harrison says he was just trying to help in the fiery finale.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:14 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities, TV

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

‘The Bachelor’ implodes in real time during most awkward finale ever, thanks to Juan Pablo

This year’s star thinks he and the winner deserve privacy now that the show is done. The producers clearly disagree.

By Ron Charles  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/10/2014

‘True Detective’ finale draws 3.5 million viewers, thousands of tweets

It was a series high for the HBO drama.

By Emily Yahr and Caitlin Dewey  |  07:00 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014

‘Raising Hope’ canceled as Fox picks up ‘New Girl,’ ‘Mindy Project,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

It’s been a wild few days for the network’s comedies.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 03/10/2014

#etiquette: Lena Dunham tweeted an offensive joke, then deleted it. Good call or not?

She apologized, but was that enough?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:04 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, TV

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Juan Pablo Galavis: Who is he and why should you care? A primer on ‘The Bachelor’ finale

Everything you need to know about this

By Emily Yahr  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/10/2014

‘Lindsay’ premiere: 5 most upsetting moments from Lindsay Lohan’s reality show

If you couldn’t stomach it, don’t worry -- we hate-watched so you didn’t have to.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities, TV

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/10/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Solo survival

If the zombie apocalypse has taught these people anything, it’s to stick together.

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Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Lena Dunham hosted ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and yes, she got naked (Liam Neeson and Jon Hamm showed up, too)

The “Girls” creator/star parodied her own show and “Scandal.”

By Emily Yahr  |  03:50 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Adam Carolla on his new reality show, carpentry and thoughts on Jimmy Kimmel’s YouTube pranks

Did you know the comedian and former “Man Show” host is fiercely passionate about construction?

By Emily Yahr  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities, TV

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/07/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 7: ‘You’re out of line, Frank!’

A midseason check in for this crazy show.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/07/2014

‘The Simpsons’ go French in latest couch gag: See Sylvain Chomet’s surreal take

A 25-year-old show, no matter how iconic, needs a way to stay relevant.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Is ‘Cheers’ still funny?

Readers argue that the classic sitcom hasn’t stood the test of time and suggest you try ‘I Love Lucy’ instead.

By Jessica Stahl  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 03/06/2014

MTV Movie Awards: Full list of nominees, and analyzing some strange categories

“12 Years a Slave” versus “The Hobbit” for Best Movie?

By Emily Yahr  |  05:59 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Oscars, ‘Walking Dead,’ Schoolboy Q: What people are watching and listening to

The top TV shows, movies and albums of the week.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, TV

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/05/2014

A conversation with the Handsome Family, the band behind the ‘True Detective’ theme song, ‘Far From Any Road’

The veteran Americana band is experiencing a resurgence thanks to “Far From Any Road” being used as the theme song

By Rachel Lubitz  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Watch the Lindsay Lohan reality show trailer out of curiosity, then feel depressed

The troubled starlet’s OWN reality show debuts Sunday night.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:57 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities, TV

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/04/2014

New ‘Daily Show’ correspondent Jordan Klepper debuts, makes it all about himself

Someone had to replace John Oliver.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 03/04/2014

‘How I Met Your Mother’ wouldn’t really kill off the mother -- right?

Even on a show known for twists, this would seem to be too much

By Emily Yahr  |  02:04 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 03/04/2014

‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast includes Drew Carey, NeNe Leaks, Danica McKellar, Sean Avery, multiple Olympians

What are their odds of winning?

By Emily Yahr  |  09:26 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/03/2014

How many people watched the 2014 Oscars? 43 million, the most in 10 years.

What’s the cause for the spike in award show viewership lately?

By Emily Yahr  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, TV

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Jimmy Kimmel turns viral YouTube videos into big budget movies in annual Oscar parody

Kimmel enlisted his famous friends to star in more videos.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:03 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Oscars, TV

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/03/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Peach schnapps, or moonshine?

In search of a drink, Beth and Daryl find much more.

By Margaret Ely  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Recap, TV

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/02/2014

Oscars 2014 FAQ: Where to watch the show, all the red carpet coverage and the after-shows

A complete guide to everything you need to know about Sunday’s glitzy ceremony.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/28/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 6: ‘He’s going to get away with it, isn’t he?’

Don’t know what “samarium” is? Come on in.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Why we’re actually mad at ruthless ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant Arthur Chu

Chu isn’t breaking any rules. He’s just taking all the romance out of the game.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:37 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Michelle Obama to guest star on ‘Parks and Recreation’

The NBC comedy loves Washington -- it appears the feeling is mutual.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:55 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, TV

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

‘Scandal:’ 5 questions as Season 3 returns

In anticipation of reuniting with our favorite Gladiators, here’s a look at what to watch for.

By Bethonie Butler  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Disastrous season of ‘The Bachelor’ continues as another woman walks out

In a way, the second contestant to leave the show sums up everything that’s wrong with this year’s edition.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:25 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Elisabeth Hasselbeck goes on E! to talk ‘View’ split, interviewing Obama

The Fox News star seems relieved to have days of being “the conservative one” behind her.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Brace yourself, ‘Girls’ haters: Lena Dunham will host ‘Saturday Night Live’

The HBO star, always in some kind of controversy, helms the March 8 episode.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014

‘The Voice’ judges covering each other’s songs? Best part of the season premiere.

Blake Shelton has a surprisingly solid handle on Shakira’s “Whenever, Whatever.“

By Emily Yahr  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Joe Biden, Amy Poehler reunite on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ after ‘Parks and Recreation’

“Natural chemistry between you too!” Meyers observed.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 02/25/2014

5 quick thoughts on Seth Meyers’ ‘Late Night’ debut

The former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star gets off to a slow start on his first night.

By Hank Stuever  |  08:49 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Watch the full trailer for HBO’s new Silicon Valley-themed comedy

“Steve Jobs is a poser, he didn’t even write code.“

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Erin Andrews replaces Brooke Burke-Charvet: Seriously, ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ what’s going on?

The show is firing people left and right as Burke-Charvet tweets her disappointment.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Ronan Farrow: From State Department to Twitter legend to MSNBC host (A timeline)

How did Farrow go from relatively unknown celebrity offspring to headlining his own news show?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Saving humanity

All the survivors are accounted for. So now what?

By Margaret Ely  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Piers Morgan’s CNN show will be canceled

Ratings had plummeted for the British news anchor, who took over for Larry King in 2011.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:17 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 02/23/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: The season finale

The Prince of Wales makes a visit but some questions remain unanswered.

By Joe Heim  |  10:40 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 02/22/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 5: ‘If you try to bite my hand, I will put you to sleep’

In which we learn a great new job-hunting strategy: “Blackmail your future boss into hiring you.”

By Emily Yahr  |  07:17 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Lena Dunham is way nicer than she had to be about Jezebel photo controversy

In interview with Bill Simmons, the “Girls” creator takes the high road in addressing Web site publishing un-retouched photos

By Emily Yahr  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  celebrities, TV

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Hey Jimmy Kimmel, time to knock it off with the YouTube hoaxes

Kimmel was responsible for another viral video -- this time about a wolf at the Olympics.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:26 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Checking in on last fall’s new shows: What’s canceled, renewed, in limbo as midseason begins

A guide to what survived the fall.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 02/20/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 4: ‘I won’t feel ashamed’

The star of this episode was the all-powerful Claire Underwood.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:40 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Best of #TrueDetectiveSeason2 ideas: HBO better be listening

The Internet has some ideas about who should replace Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:52 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 02/20/2014

‘Snake Salvation’ pastor who died from snake bite gets tribute on Nat Geo

How does a network handle one its reality show stars dying from a dangerous practice he did on that series?

By Emily Yahr  |  08:48 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Kate Mara spills huge ‘House of Cards’ spoiler on ‘Letterman’ -- sort of

It went very awkwardly.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Cee Lo Green leaving ‘The Voice,’ making him the first judge to defect

Will this throw a wrench in NBC’s hit show?

By Emily Yahr  |  01:23 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/19/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 3: ‘Whatever faith I have is quickly evaporating’

Rachel and Christina are not only back, they may have major storylines. Plus: the most dramatic display of vegetable consumption in TV history.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014

A brutal supercut containing all of Frank Underwood’s political advice in “House of Cards”

“The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties. Never regret.“

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Will Smith’s epic dance with Jimmy Fallon wins best inaugural ‘Tonight Show’ guest bit

Smith had tough competition against Billy Crystal (Leno) and Will Ferrell (Conan).

By Emily Yahr  |  08:37 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 PM ET, 02/16/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: What was Mr. Bates up to?

Story lines pick up in the season’s penultimate episode.

By Joe Heim  |  10:28 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 02/16/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Following the scattered survivors

Almost all our lingering questions from the midseason finale are answered.

By Margaret Ely  |  08:38 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 02/16/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 2: ‘I hate myself for it. But I’ll get over that.’

Frank carries on several nefarious plots, and we learn about Claire’s devastating backstory.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:11 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 02/14/2014

‘House of Cards’ recap Season 2, Episode 1: ‘Hunt or be hunted’

A huge plot twist, and everyone gets a little more evil.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:36 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014

‘House of Cards’ shocker: Should we have seen it coming? (MAJOR SPOILERS)

The big moment in the new season’s first episode has us looking back for clues.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Al Roker vents on Twitter, criticizes mayor Bill de Blasio for keeping New York schools open in wake of storm

Roker was not happy that schools weren’t closed for the massive snowstorm.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Shosh has like, totally cleaned up her act, and she miiiight win a medal -- on Tumblr

There’s a new contender for best Olympic meme. It’s called Shoshi Games.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Should you live-tweet the Olympics? A guide for the perplexed

... probably not, no.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:36 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Johnny Weir’s ‘Hunger Games’-inspired outfits are possibly the best thing at the Sochi Olympics

But don’t assume the NBC commentator’s wardrobe is a political commentary; he has said it’s not.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:34 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Nathan Fielder, founder of Dumb Starbucks, speaks out. Who is he?

The Comedy Central star is known for these kind of stunts.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:02 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Why “Late Night with Seth Meyers” is going to feel like a night at the Black Cat circa 1996

Former “SNL” cast member Fred Armisen will lead the new “Late Night” band

By Chris Richards  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/11/2014

15 (unflattering) things Bob Costas looked like last night

Costas’ eye infection has gotten so bad that NBC pulled him off the air.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:40 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 02/10/2014

As Fox cancels ‘X Factor,’ assessing the state of the singing competition series

The show’s demise doesn’t spell the end of an era.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:12 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 02/09/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: An unwelcome guest returns

Plus: Is Downton going to the pigs?

By Joe Heim  |  10:06 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 02/09/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: What comes ‘After’ the battle

The show returned from its winter hiatus with a look back, and a look forward.

By Margaret Ely  |  06:50 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Rosie O’Donnell returned to ‘The View.’ That’s a big deal why?

O’Donnell hasn’t been back to the show since her famously controversial co-hosting stint in 2007.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/07/2014

‘The Walking Dead’ midseason premiere: Six storylines so far, six questions we hope get answered

Six storylines so far, six question we hope get answered.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Conan, Letterman, Kimmel: How late-night rivals handled Leno’s final ‘Tonight Show’

Who showed restraint?

By Emily Yahr  |  08:23 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Did this ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant lose too much weight?

After dropping from 260 pounds to 105 pounds, there’s concern that contestant Rachel Frederickson took the show’s premise to a dangerous extreme

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Clay Aiken runs for Congress: A look back at ‘American Idol’s’ careful relationship with politics

Now, ‘Idol’ is being thrust into the spotlight with a political story.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, TV

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014

‘House of Cards’ renewed for third season by Netflix

Netflix picks up another year of devious Frank Underwood’s dirty political world.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:03 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014

An obsessive Bob Dylan fan deludes himself into justifying that Chrysler ad, in 5 steps

Maybe the Super Bowl spot wasn’t that bad after all

By David Malitz  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2014

‘Seinfeld’ reunion: See the extended version of the Super Bowl clip

The whole thing was for an episode of Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” web series.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 02/02/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Edith has a secret

Plus, things get jazzy inside the estate.

By Joe Heim  |  10:04 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/30/2014

The quest to ‘Crash the Super Bowl’: a love story

You still won’t see the author’s handiwork this weekend.

By Kate Musselwhite Tobey  |  05:32 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Ten things to look forward to in the 10th Puppy Bowl

After 10 years of cute, the Puppy Bowl has become an institution.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Unsung heroes of reality television? The casting experts.

Behind every Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo, there’s the person who originally thought they could be a star.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:23 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Jeff Zucker on CNN’s plan for more reality shows, original series and documentaries

The CNN president was in Washington kicking off the annual RealScreen Summit.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon try really hard to prove there’s no ‘Tonight Show’ drama

After the Conan O’Brien debacle, NBC wants the transition to be as smooth as possible.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 01/26/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: Mr. Bates knows. Now what?

Will his need for revenge get the better of him?

By Joe Heim  |  10:40 PM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/26/2014

Grammys 2014 FAQ: Where to watch the show, the pre-show, the fashion

Everything you need to know about Sunday’s musical extravaganza.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014

HBO will develop Black & Sexy TV’s “The Couple”

Numa Perrier and Dennis Dortch, founders of Black & Sexy TV, jump to HBO with “The Couple“

By Soraya Nadia McDonald  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014

‘Saturday Night Live’ names Colin Jost to ‘Weekend Update’ desk

Current head writer will replace Seth Meyers and co-anchor with Cecily Strong

By Emily Yahr  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Quentin Tarantino dumps new project and spills the details; NBC quietly abandons ‘Murder, She Wrote’ reboot

When projects fall apart in Hollywood, is it better to be brutally honest?

By Emily Yahr  |  05:04 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 01/22/2014

TCA 2014 wrap-up: 10 things revealed at the winter TV press tour

Details on “24,” NBC’s next big live event and why nudity on “Girls” is somehow still an issue

By Emily Yahr  |  02:16 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 01/19/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: Is Mary ready to be married again?

After last week’s shocking episode, can “Downton” recover?

By Joe Heim  |  10:49 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/19/2014

Did Drake just change the arc of his career on “Saturday Night Live”?

The brooding rap star was good during his highest-profile foray into comedy. Maybe too good.

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:27 AM ET, 01/19/2014

SAG Awards: Full list of winners, and three takeaways from the show

“American Hustle” won the biggest prize of the night, setting up a tight Best Picture race at the Oscars.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:27 AM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Jezebel falls into feminist self-parody in Lena Dunham Photoshop ‘controversy’

By paying for un-retouched photos of the “Girls” star, what exactly is the popular blog trying to accomplish?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014

The latest in country music publicity: Get murdered on prime-time television

Charlie Worsham talks about kicking the bucket for ‘Bones’

By Chris Richards  |  02:08 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/17/2014

‘Enlisted’ actors talk military comedies, reaction from vets, and going to real-life boot camp

Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young discuss their new show, which airs Friday nights on Fox.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Lena Dunham brings comedy, pop art to Vogue

Lena Dunham a Vogue cover girl? The rumors are true.

By Veronica Toney  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014

‘The Newsroom’ renewed for third and final season

The HBO series has been quite the sore spot for media types.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Most memorable Golden Globes winners? Here’s everything you need to know.

A list of the 10 best acceptance speech moments.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Andy Samberg, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and Jon Voight lead Golden Globe surprises

The film awards went as expected. The TV awards? Not so much.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 PM ET, 01/12/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: An unthinkable act changes the tenor of the show

After a first encounter with evil, will the escapist program ever be the same?

By Joe Heim  |  10:59 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014

Golden Globes 2014 FAQ: Where to watch the shows, the pre-shows, the fashion

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s show.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Golden Globes: Looking back at hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s best TV moments

The actresses/comedy BFFs have a long, hilarious history of TV appearances together.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014

HBO announces end of ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ sets ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Veep’ return dates

This will be the fifth and last season of the mob drama.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Just imagine how ‘Scandal’s’ Olivia Pope might handle the Chris Christie bridge scandal

A conversation between the embattled New Jersey governor and the fictional fixer he so clearly needs might go something like this.

By Bethonie Butler and Caitlin Dewey  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, TV

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

People’s Choice Awards: Jennifer Hudson and other standout moments

The singer’s emotional speech was the most memorable moment of the night.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014

People’s Choice Awards: Categories, performers and when to watch

A full list of categories, performers and when to watch the awards show.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:44 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 01/06/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ scores highest ratings ever for Season 4 premiere

About 10.2 million people tuned in, a new high for the PBS hit.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:21 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 01/06/2014

‘The Bachelor’ airs Gia Allemand tribute during season premiere

Producers had a tough task in weaving a tragic storyline into its usually carefree reality show.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:11 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/06/2014

That Old Spice ad you saw during the football games this weekend -- it’s weird, but is there anything to get?

It definitely has people talking - but about what exactly?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 01/05/2014

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: Season 4 begins, and it’s a bummer

Catching up with all of the characters and storylines as the fourth season kicks off

By Joe Heim  |  11:13 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/03/2014

‘Veronica Mars’ official trailer: Is Rob Thomas really going to pull this thing off?

With the theatrical trailer, looks like the series creator’s big gamble could pay off.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, TV

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Phil Robertson back on ‘Duck Dynasty’ as A&E lifts suspension

The network has reinstated the reality star back on his hit show.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:01 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/06/2013

With ‘The Sound of Music Live,’ everyone’s a critic, including celebs on Twitter

Most famous people were willing to give fellow famous person Carrie Underwood the benefit of the doubt with Thursday’s live performance

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Capitol Hill’s Blind Bodybuilder visits NBC’s Today Show

Patrick Leahy, the blind bodybuilder featured in The Washington Post Magazine, visit NBC’s Today Show Thursday.

By Joe Heim  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Mark Twain Prize gets it right with Carol Burnett

The pioneering comedienne was honored in a heart-warming ceremony at the Kennedy Center.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Theater, TV

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Kanye West, Jimmy Kimmel hash out feud in riveting late-night interview

The media-shy rapper arrived on Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC talk show with a lot of things on his mind.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:57 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Miley Week: Catch up on the madness leading up to ‘Bangerz’

Miley’s been in the news all the time, thanks to an “SNL” hosting gig and Twitter feud with Sinead O’Connor.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/04/2013

‘Scandal’ debuts to big ratings, and other TV news this week

“Sleepy Hollow” got renewed for a second season already, while “Glee” released a very depressing preview.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/30/2013

‘Breaking Bad’ ends with record-breaking ratings

About 10.3 million tuned in to see the series wrap up.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Cable gets all the attention; here are some broadcast highlights of the Emmy noms

Could the broadcast networks have a big night on Sunday?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:10 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emmys, TV

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Emmy producer defends special Cory Monteith tribute; says NPH won’t pull a MacFarlane

Reporters wonder if the 31-year-old actor should be singled out for his work, while other industry veterans won’t be recognized.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:31 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emmys, TV

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/18/2013

WATCH: Why does Neil Patrick Harris host everything? Oh right, because of this.

WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris shows why he’s the go-to host, always and forever

By Emily Yahr  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emmys, TV

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 09/17/2013

‘Mad Men’s’ final season to be split in two

The first seven episodes of Season 7 will air in spring 2014, and the last seven will be in spring 2015.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:54 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini to receive special tributes at Emmy Awards

Some wondered if Monteith’s career deserved special attention as well.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/16/2013

NBC adds six to ‘SNL,’ sets Cecily Strong as ‘Weekend Update’ co-host

The late-night show kicks off its 38th season on Saturday.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Carson Daly joins the ‘Today’ show

He’ll step back from his duties on late-night “Last Call” for a digital studio host role in the morning

By Emily Yahr  |  09:50 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/10/2013

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel reveals twerk ‘epic fail’ video was actually epic hoax

Prank-loving Kimmel was behind a viral video that got 9 million views in six days.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Where to watch President Obama on TV on Monday

Obama will talk to cable and broadcast news about Syria.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 09/04/2013

‘True Blood’ ending, LeBron James to produce Starz comedy; also, what’s up with ‘Newsroom’?

Big week in premium cable news.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:19 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 09/04/2013

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2013: Valerie Harper, Leah Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, Bill Nye, Snooki

A dozen contestants were introduced on "Good Morning America."

By Emily Yahr  |  09:26 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/03/2013

‘American Idol’ finally makes it official: Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez join as judges

Harry Connick Jr. finally gave in, and J-Lo returns again to join Keith Urban.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/01/2013

David Frost dies, Russell Crowe, Olivia Wilde and more turn to Twitter

UK broadcaster David Frost has died at age 74. Frost was best known for his interview of President Richard Nixon.

By Veronica Toney  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Commemorating the March on Washington: Where to watch on TV

All networks have programming leading up to the anniversary next week.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Stamp of approval: No l Wells might be joining 'SNL'

Here we are again, all talking about “Saturday Night Live” like it's 1999.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Kanye West reveals photo of baby North on Kris Jenner's talk show

"How cute is that gorgeous baby!" Kris gushed, before declaring that she has Kim's eyes and Kanye's cheeks.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Justin Timberlake, *NSync rumored to join performers at MTV's VMAs

The boy band is said to be reuniting for the first time in 10 years for Sunday's live show.

By Cara Kelly  |  11:46 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, TV

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/19/2013

ATTN: Prince William speaks for the first time since the birth of Prince George

Prince William dishes on nappies and car seats.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Royal Baby, TV

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Lindsay Lohan speaks with Oprah about jail, rehab, acting

Lindsay Lohan sat down with Oprah Sunday night on Oprah's Next Chapter.

By Veronica Toney  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013

'Breaking Bad' -- Compromised

As "Breaking Bad" continues its final season, we see how different people react to the moral compromises they have made and continue to make.

By Mark Berman  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Teen Choice Awards: Lea Michele tears up, One Direction wins big

During the 2013 Teen Choice Awards Lea Michele and the 'Glee' cast thanked Cory Monteith, surfboards were handed out, One Direction took home four awards and people twerked.

By Veronica Toney  |  07:36 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/09/2013

'Homeland' Season 3 trailer: Lots of crying, sadness

The Showtime spy drama returns on Sept. 29.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Jimmy Fallon on surrogacy: 'Who's going to be mad at us if this gets out?'

Fallon said he and his wife had been trying to have a baby for "awhile."

By Emily Yahr  |  12:04 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/07/2013

WATCH: Daft Punk cancels on Stephen Colbert, who strikes back with music video

Colbert took great delight in not only dancing to "Get Lucky," but spoiling the surprise of a Daft Punk VMA performance later this month, which is why they bailed on his show.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/06/2013

'The O.C.' wasn't loved by everyone

Read the Post's former TV critic's take on the now iconic Fox teen series.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/06/2013

WATCH: Some funny lines, one big controversy -- look back at Obama on 'The Tonight Show'

A few funny lines, and one big controversy.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Shark Week: A look at some of the most intriguing shows

In a shark-themed summer, annual Shark Week rolls on.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:27 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Ellen DeGeneres to host the Oscars

The comedian will host for the second time -- she last took the stage in 2007.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Fox confirms Cory Monteith tribute on 'Glee'; Darren Criss addresses death of his co-star

The third episode of the season will deal with Monteith's death.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Goodbye, again, Rob Lowe: Actor to leave 'Parks and Recreation'

This isn't new territory for Lowe, who has left two long-running shows in the middle of the run.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Arsenio Hall talks return to late-night TV

How will the world of Twitter and Google transform his new show?

By Emily Yahr  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 07/30/2013

'Under the Dome' renewed, 'Good Wife' writers grateful for Anthony Weiner: Critic's Notebook

It was CBS and Showtime day at the TV press tour.

By Hank Stuever  |  10:53 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013

WATCH: George Zimmerman juror B-29 on 'GMA,' Edward Snowden's dad on 'Today'

Both morning shows had big gets on Friday morning.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/25/2013

#TBT: On 'Project Runway,' Zac Posen is no Michael Kors

A look back at the best quotes from famed designer judge.

By Cara Kelly  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Human Rights Campaign urges NBC's Olympic broadcasts to expose Russia's anti-gay laws

A few weeks ago, a law passed in Russia banning " "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations,"

By Emily Yahr  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/25/2013

WATCH: 'SNL' loses another big name as Jason Sudeikis confirms departure

During an interview with David Letterman, Jason Sudeikis took the opportunity to say he was truly done with 'SNL.'

By Emily Yahr  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Keith Olbermann will indeed be allowed to talk about politics on new ESPN show

Olbermann shot down a report that said his new nightly ESPN show will be devoid of any talk about politics.

By Hank Stuever  |  06:05 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 07/24/2013

WATCH: 'The Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' take on royal baby

"The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report" both offered segments on the new prince.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:50 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Royal Baby, TV

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Letterman, Leno and O'Brien get in on royal baby jokes late-night

All the late night hosts had a good time riffing on the new baby.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Royal Baby, TV