Television

Final curtain for 'Downton Abbey' after Season 6

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LONDON - The hugely successful British period drama "Downton Abbey" will wind up after the sixth season, its executive producer said on Thursday, but a possible movie version cannot be ruled out. | Video

Oscars producers out after three years and a TV ratings drop

LOS ANGELES - Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers behind the last three Academy Awards telecasts, will not be returning for next year's Oscars, the ceremony organizers said on Thursday.

26 Mar 2015

TV documentary probes mysteries, treatments, advances in cancer

NEW YORK - For documentary maker Ken Burns the film "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" has a special significance because the multiple Emmy award-winner's mother died of the disease when he was a boy.

People 26 Mar 2015

BBC drops 'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson over attack

LONDON - The BBC on Wednesday dropped British "Top Gear" motoring show presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who built a global fan base while repeatedly causing offense with strongly worded views, after finding he had physically attacked a producer. | Video

People 25 Mar 2015

Italy Bribesville TV drama seeks to emulate Gomorra success

ROME - An Italian TV drama launched this week aims to emulate the success of last year's acclaimed mafia series Gomorra by recounting the corruption scandals of the early 1990s that brought down an entire political class.

Italy 25 Mar 2015

Mulder and Scully return as Fox TV revives 'The X-Files'

LOS ANGELES - Cult television thriller "The X-Files" will return for a limited series with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their FBI agent roles, Fox Broadcasting network said on Tuesday.

24 Mar 2015

Hedge funds go Hollywood: Showtime orders TV series 'Billions'

LOS ANGELES - Showtime has ordered 12 episodes of the drama "Billions," a showdown between a hedge fund king played by Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti's hard-charging U.S. attorney, the premium cable network said on Tuesday.

24 Mar 2015

Tom Hanks, Mila Kunis help James Corden take over 'Late Late Show'

NEW YORK - Award-winning British actor James Corden settled in to his new late-night gig on U.S. television on Monday, welcoming stars Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis to his first show as host of CBS' "The Late Late Show." | Video

24 Mar 2015

'Game of Thrones' stars storm Tower of London

LONDON - Medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones" met some medieval reality on Wednesday at the Tower of London where stars from the hit HBO television show walked a red carpeted moat for the premiere of the fifth season. | Video

19 Mar 2015

CBS is sued over use of 'Hawaii Five-O' theme

- CBS Corp has been accused of copyright violations over its use of the "Hawaii Five-O" theme, one of the most recognizable TV show themes, in a lawsuit brought by the composer's children.

20 Mar 2015