As it moves into Europe, Netflix orders Judd Apatow comedy series 'Love'


LOS ANGELES - Netflix on Tuesday said it has ordered two seasons of a romance comedy by Hollywood hitmaker Judd Apatow as the online streaming service ramps up its original programming while it expands into France and Germany.

Political postcards from the edge: Two US senators, one remote island

WASHINGTON - There may be hope after all for Democrats and Republicans to work closely together, although they may have to travel thousands of miles from the U.S. capital - and to a remote island - to do so.

Politics, 12 Sep 2014

A Minute With: Sam Heughan on being an 'Outlander' heartthrob

LOS ANGELES - As one of the leading actors on Starz's new time-travel romance series "Outlander," Scottish actor Sam Heughan suddenly found both himself and kilt were under scrutiny.

10 Sep 2014

British actor James Corden named host of 'The Late Late Show'

NEW YORK - Tony-winning British actor James Corden will replace comedian Craig Ferguson as host of "The Late Late Show" next year, the CBS television network said on Monday.

Media 08 Sep 2014

NFL season opener draws 26.9 million viewers to NBC

LOS ANGELES - The National Football League's opening game between Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers drew 26.9 million viewers on average, NBC said on Friday, making it one of the most-watched TV programs of the year.

05 Sep 2014

As 'Outlander' starts strong, Starz plays the niche TV game

LOS ANGELES - A period drama set in the Scottish Highlands, with a sassy female lead caught in a star-crossed time-travel romance may prove to be a turning point in the evolution of premium cable network Starz, as it faces an uphill climb against its well-heeled rivals.

Media 08 Sep 2014

Mick Jagger-produced documentary on James Brown to air on HBO

LOS ANGELES - Premium cable network HBO said on Thursday it had acquired the rights to a Mick Jagger-produced documentary on soul singer James Brown and would air the film on Oct. 27.

Media, Music 04 Sep 2014

Sofia Vergara is highest paid TV actress at $37 million: Forbes

NEW YORK - For the third consecutive year, Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of the hit ABC comedy "Modern Family," is the highest paid actress on U.S. television, with estimated earnings of $37 million, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday. | Video

People, Media 04 Sep 2014

Battling biographies head to Toronto to win awards season hearts

LOS ANGELES - As a first-time film director, television comedian Jon Stewart pleads ignorance about the workings of the movie industry.

Film, People 02 Sep 2014

Venezuela blasts U.S. TV show over Maduro nerve gas plot

CARACAS - Venezuela has lashed out at new U.S. television show "Legends" for an episode that mentions Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in connection with the buying of chemical weapons to quell unrest at home.

Media 02 Sep 2014