A Minute With: Jon Voight on his second act, on smaller screen


BEVERLY HILLS Calif. - When Jon Voight joined the growing list of top-flight film actors on television last year as a small-time Boston gangster on drama "Ray Donovan," he felt the role of the aging family patriarch take him back to his early days as a character actor.

House passes satellite TV law reauthorization bill

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to reauthorize a law allowing satellite providers such as Dish Network Corp and DirecTV to bring in TV signals from other markets when subscribers cannot pick up local stations.

Media 22 Jul 2014

'Fargo' TV miniseries gets second season on FX with new cast

BEVERLY HILLS Calif. - "Fargo," the Emmy-nominated television mini-series inspired by the Coen brothers' cult film, has been renewed for a second season that will feature a new storyline and characters, cable network FX said on Monday.

Media 21 Jul 2014

Israel fund to invest $55 million in TV shows for sale abroad

TEL AVIV - The TV Format Fund aims to capitalize on the recent success of Israeli television shows such as spy thriller "Homeland" in Hollywood by investing in new formats created in Israel and selling them abroad.

Media 21 Jul 2014

Actor James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dead at 86

LOS ANGELES - Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "“Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "“The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early on Sunday. | Video

Media, People 22 Jul 2014

Grey's Dr McDreamy's life in fast lane

HOCKENHEIM Germany - Patrick Dempsey, known to many millions worldwide as "Dr McDreamy" from U.S. network series Grey's Anatomy, is learning new lines.

Sports, People, Media 18 Jul 2014

A Minute With: Guillermo del Toro on going full gore for TV

LOS ANGELES - Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro doesn't seem to be holding much back in his often terrifying and visually arresting movies, and yet, he says television today allows him even more freedom to create.

People, Mexico, Media 16 Jul 2014

Comedian Jon Stewart tells Hillary Clinton 'you've declared already'

- Hillary Clinton has faced relentless speculation over her White House aspirations, but it took "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart a matter of minutes on Tuesday night to conclude using a satirical "career-aptitude test" she was campaign-ready.

People 16 Jul 2014

Chinese prosecutors detain top TV news anchor

BEIJING - Prosecutors detained a top Chinese news anchor shortly before a nightly broadcast, state media reported, as authorities extend anti-corruption efforts deeper into the country's media industry.

Media 14 Jul 2014

Ex-Minnesota governor says TV career halted by sniper's claims

ST. PAUL Minn. - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura told a court on Monday his annual income dropped sharply after his reputation was damaged by what he called a fictitious passage in a book by a former Navy SEAL who said the two had gotten in a bar fight.

Politics, U.S. 14 Jul 2014