Television

Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. comedy show 'Baskets' picked up by FX

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LOS ANGELES - "Baskets," a new comedy series created by comedians Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K., has been picked up by FX for a 2016 debut, the basic cable network said on Wednesday.

Emmys exalt old favorites over TV's shiny newcomers

LOS ANGELES - For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry on Monday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" and long-time television actors who held off challenges from film stars. | Video

Media 26 Aug 2014

Emmys TV audience drops to 15.6 million with Monday switch

LOS ANGELES - After moving up a month and switching to a weekday evening, Monday's Primetime Emmy awards drew 15.6 million viewers, a drop from last year's Sunday night show despite a new host, a passionate kiss and a touching tribute.

Media 26 Aug 2014

Red is the new black at Emmys, a night of sleek silhouettes

LOS ANGELES - The Emmy awards saw a sea of red and white gowns with sleek silhouettes on Monday, as television's top talent channeled golden age glamour for Hollywood's first red carpet of the major awards season. | Video

26 Aug 2014

In cosmic tribute, Emmys bid adieu to Robin Williams

LOS ANGELES - With a lump in his throat and a somber tremble in his voice, actor Billy Crystal paid a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, two weeks after the comedian died in an apparent suicide. | Video

26 Aug 2014

Emmys comedy race takes edgy turn as cable outnumbers networks

LOS ANGELES - When ABC's "Modern Family" vies for its fifth consecutive best comedy Emmy award on Monday, not only will it battle the beloved geeks of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" but also a bunch of irreverent, foul-mouthed characters from cable and Netflix.

Media 21 Aug 2014

Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys

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. | Video

21 Aug 2014

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