Television

Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys

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LOS ANGELES - Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on Wednesday.

Guillermo del Toro's TV thriller 'The Strain' gets second season

LOS ANGELES - Gory paranormal television thriller "The Strain," one of the top new series on U.S. cable television, has been renewed for a second 13-episode season, U.S. cable network FX said on Tuesday.

19 Aug 2014

Fans bid to sleep and dine at 'Downton Abbey' for charity

LONDON - Fans of the British costume drama "Downton Abbey" have spent a collective 40,750 pounds ($68,000) for a chance to sleep at the castle, take a butlering lesson on setting the table and have their portrait painted.

15 Aug 2014

HBO renews supernatural drama 'The Leftovers' for second season

LOS ANGELES - HBO's supernatural drama "The Leftovers" has been renewed for a second season, the U.S. premium cable network said on Wednesday, setting up the series to be a future anchor of HBO's summer season.

13 Aug 2014

Attorneys for Glenn Beck ask judge to toss suit tied to Boston bombing

BOSTON - Attorneys for U.S. television commentator Glenn Beck on Monday asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit charging their client with defamation for wrongly accusing a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing of being the "money man" behind the attack.

U.S., 11 Aug 2014

Time Warner to go it alone as Fox exits stage

- Time Warner Inc will not have to worry about any overtures from Twenty-First Century Fox for the foreseeable future. | Video

Media 06 Aug 2014

Allison Williams to star in NBC's live 'Peter Pan' musical

NEW YORK - Allison Williams, who stars in the HBO comedy "Girls," will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC," the television network said on Wednesday.

Media 30 Jul 2014

'Sharknado 2' creates feeding frenzy on Twitter, record audience for Syfy

LOS ANGELES - Flying sharks chomping through New York City drew a record audience for Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One," and became the most tweeted-about TV movie on social media, the U.S. cable network said on Thursday.

Film, Media 31 Jul 2014

'American Ninja Warrior' princess packs mental and physical punch

NEW YORK - When gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to reach the finals of the “American Ninja Warrior” fitness TV competition show, faces an unfamiliar challenge she closes her eyes and pictures herself conquering it.

29 Jul 2014

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.

People, 23 Jul 2014