Television

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

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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.

'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

Tax credit shortfall costs California TV, movie production revenues

SAN FRANCISCO - A growing number of TV series and film crews have left California in search of tax credits elsewhere, causing $2 billion in revenue losses over the past four years to a state that is home to Hollywood and the U.S. production industry, a report said on Thursday.   

24 Jul 2014

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

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

'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

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