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‘Middle’ to finish plowing heartland in final season

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Detroit minister begins tonight episode of 'MasterChef' -- will she make it?

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Lifetime movie ‘Flint’ dramatizes city’s water crisis

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Lifetime movie 'Flint' set to debut Oct. 28

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Detroit baker has recipe for reality TV success

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TV show that's been collecting Detroiters' family photos hosts finale event today

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‘Pickler & Ben’ is more than a talk show
Nashville-based, Faith Hill-produced show starring country singer Kellie Pickler and reporter Ben Aaron is ‘family show, on-camera and off-camera’ Country music singer Kellie Pickler says her new ABC afternoon show “Pickler & Ben” is “more than just a talk show.” That’s true in the sense that she and co-host Ben Aaron are almost always engaged in some sort of hands-on activity with their guests, whether cooking, doing a home makeover, or going out in the field to visit unusual small businesses   Read More ...
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Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ on health care
Los Angeles — Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. Kimmel says a health care bill co-sponsored by the Louisiana Republican fails the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” a phrase coined by Cassidy. The late-night host announced in May that his baby son had surgery for a birth defect and argued that all American families should be able to get life-saving medical care   Read More ...
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Jedidiah Bila departs ABC’s ‘The View’
Bila made the announcement on Monday’s program, saying she was leaving to work on a new book and had “a lot of opportunities” to consider. Bila served as the chat panel’s resident conservative. Co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar both sent Bila off with kind remarks even though they noted that their opinions are often on the other side of the political spectrum   Read More ...
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‘Rude’ Jude returns with second book, ‘Hummingbird’
The Pontiac-bred author and radio personality is back with the follow-up to his 2013 tale ‘Hyena’ Buy Photo. When Jude Angelini. released his first book, “Hyena,” his goal was to make the New York Times bestseller list. He never got there. “I tried so hard and I kept missing,” says Angelini, better known by his radio handle Rude Jude. He remembers driving in Los Angeles when his sister called him and told him he had made the list   Read More ...
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Laura Ingraham joins Fox News evening lineup
New York — Fox News Channel says conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is joining its prime-time lineup next month with a regular show. Her show, “The Ingraham Angle,” will air at 10 p.m. ET. Her ascension to a regular show has been rumored for several weeks, since it was reported that Fox was negotiating with her. The show will begin on Oct   Read More ...
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White House aide unamused by political Emmy Awards
Speaking Monday on “Fox & Friends,” White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway says “America is responding by tuning out.” Conway added people have a right to speak freely, but said “you’re showing the world you’re so easy with the insults about our leader.” Politics was a theme, with host Stephen Colbert calling President Donald Trump the biggest TV star of the year and former White House spokesman Sean Spicer making a cameo   Read More ...
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Politics, diverse winners, new voices top Emmy moments
The Emmy Awards was a night for actors getting in zingers about Donald Trump to notable wins, among others, for Sterling K. Brown It was, not surprisingly, a night for politics, with everyone from host Stephen Colbert to Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Alec Baldwin getting in zingers about Donald Trump — all to be upstaged by Sean Spicer himself, in a controversial appearance that set social media afire   Read More ...
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Like it or not, President Trump won the Emmys by dominating the show
Has there ever been an Emmys ceremony as laser-focused on a sitting president as Sunday's Trump-a-thon on CBS? For three hours, the elephant in the room was the current GOP occupant of the Oval Office. President Donald Trump's presence at TV's big night was almost palpable, even though he wasn't actually there (and certainly would not have been welcomed by anyone sitting in the good seats)   Read More ...
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Colbert starts Emmys with song, dance and Sean Spicer
Los Angeles — Stephen Colbert opened the Emmy Awards with help from a surprise guest: former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, wheeling out his own podium and predicting that Sunday’s ceremony would break viewership records. “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the world,” Spicer shouted Sunday with authority, echoing his claim that President Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd was the biggest ever and evoking Melissa McCarthy’s manic Spicer portrayal on “Saturday Night Live   Read More ...
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Emmy red carpet includes Issa Rae in revenge red
Tessa Thompson stunned in a bright, multicolored halter gown by Rosie Assoulin, Chris Sullivan represented in a dapper top hat, painted nails and purple bow tie while little Joe — Jeremy Maguire — from “Modern Family”— vamped in a purple cape Sunday on the Emmys Awards red carpet. On one of fashion’s biggest glam nights, the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles kicked off with a chill in the air and its usual eclectic collection of color and cuts for all, including white tuxedoes and classic sparkly golds, whites and black   Read More ...
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69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Host Stephen Colbert speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   Read More ...
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TV highlights for the week of Sept. 17-23
SUNDAY. ■Brace yourself: Ken Burns is bringing another epic documentary to television. “The Vietnam War” is an incredible 10-part, 18-hour series that explores one of the most consequential, divisive and controversial events in American history. Included: rarely seen archival footage, interviews with nearly 80 witnesses and audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. 8 p.m., PBS. ■The uproarious comedy “Vice Principals” returns for its second and final season   Read More ...
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A bit ... of Emmy drama
Year after year, too many Emmy categories are laden with expected and oft-repeated winners. No drama then, when the envelope is torn. But there is drama ahead in the drama categories that will be presented Sunday night. Four of the seven nominated drama series are new on the scene. Consequently at least half of the Best Drama Actress, Actor and Supporting Actor nominees come from freshman shows, as do no fewer than five of the six Best Supporting Actress drama nominees   Read More ...
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Billy Eichner: From ‘Street’ to ‘American Horror Story’
Los Angeles — Many viewers first met Billy Eichner in his guise as a manic quizmaster hammering pedestrians with cockamamie pop-culture queries like “When Matt Damon daydreams he’s running for the Senate, what state does he imagine he’s in?” and “Where were YOU when Kelly Osbourne left ‘Fashion Police?” Eichner’s breathless “Billy on the Street” premiered on Fuse in 2011, then moved to truTV, where its fifth season hit the pavement last fall (and is up for an Emmy as outstanding variety sketch series)   Read More ...
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2017 Emmys: Predictions on who will, should win on TV's big night
Will Stephen Colbert tone down his trademark political humor when he hosts the Emmys on Sunday night? The pundits say no way. After all, the commander in chief of "The Late Show" will be able to aim his jokes at a list of nominees that includes Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (aka Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon of "Saturday Night Live") and three fictional presidents (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright of "House of Cards" and Julia Louis-Dreyfus of "Veep")   Read More ...
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Comedy Central keeps Noah at ‘Daily Show’ through 2022
New York — Comedy Central says it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of “The Daily Show” through 2022. The network said Thursday that Noah will also produce and host year-end wrap-up specials for Comedy Central, beginning in a few months. The little-known Noah was a leap of faith for Comedy Central when he was selected to succeed Jon Stewart at “The Daily Show” two years ago   Read More ...
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Winfrey joins ‘60 Minutes’ for 50th anniversary year
New York — CBS’ “60 Minutes,” the newsmagazine that can credit consistency for much of its success as it enters its 50th anniversary year, is about to see a major change with the addition of Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey will debut Sept. 24, reporting on a story about America’s political divisions. It’s a testament to the power of the Sunday-night newsmagazine that it seeks to absorb one of television’s biggest stars into its fabric instead of the other way around   Read More ...
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6 picks from this fall’s not-so-prime-time TV crop
As if you could forget, this affectionate, time-shifting family drama landed on NBC’s Fall 2016 schedule as an instantly popular and critical sensation. And a potential game changer for network programming. ABC’s “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” is a fantasy drama starring Jason Ritter as a self-centered, despairing wretch who is visited by a “celestial” who gives him an assignment: get over himself and save the world   Read More ...
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Broadcast TV’s new fall shows look awfully familiar
Buy Photo. Once upon a time, the fall rollout from the Big Three broadcast networks was as eagerly awaited as those shiny new models from the Big Three automakers, unveiled with great fanfare in dealer showrooms. The TV “season” today is a seamless year-round cycle with dozens of providers adding scads of new prime-time shows to the hundreds already swamping the audience on cable and streaming as well as broadcast   Read More ...
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Stars raise over $44M for hurricane relief
New York — Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organizers said more than $44 million was raised Tuesday and donations are still being accepted. With Stevie Wonder singing “Lean on Me” and Usher and Blake Shelton joining for “Stand By Me,” the message was clear: Americans were being asked to help those whose lives were upended by wind and rain   Read More ...
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‘SNL’ hosts Dave Chappelle, Melissa McCarthy win Emmys
Chappelle and McCarthy were announced as best guest actor and actress on a comedy series at last Sunday’s creative arts awards, the precursor to the main Emmy Awards ceremony set for Sunday. Chappelle hosted the first “SNL” episode to follow last November’s presidential election. McCarthy played host on another episode and also gave a manic impersonation of then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer   Read More ...
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Meet Miss Michigan: Heather Kendrick of Marysville
Who is Miss Michigan and will she be crowned the next Miss America? Heather Kendrick of Marysville, Mich., will compete for the title of Miss America this weekend. Kendrick is a University of Michigan graduate, according to her profile on the Miss America website, and has degrees in music education and organizational studies. Miss Michigan 2017 Heather Kendrick participates in On Stage Question challenge with MC Dena Blizzard during Miss America 2018 - First Night of Preliminary Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena on Sept   Read More ...
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Race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. is ABC’s ‘Bachelor’
Luyendyk was revealed as the leading man for the reality competition on “Good Morning America” on Thursday. He says he’s going into the experience with “an open mind, open heart.” The 35-year-old says his experience making quick decisions on the race track will help him on the show. Late Detroit News auto critic Doug Guthrie loved kart racing. Now we honor his memory to kick off race week for the Belle Isle Grand Prix   Read More ...
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‘Middle’ to finish plowing heartland in final season
A throwback to a simpler era of family sitcoms, “The Middle” on ABC plowed the heartland long before it was fashionable. The family comedy about life in the middle of the country has toiled in the shadows of flashier shows set in big cities like “Modern Family.” But now, just as red states have gained cultural and political cache, the oh-so ordinary (and apolitical) Heck family of the fictional small town of Orson, Indiana, is stepping off the stage   Read More ...
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Detroit minister begins tonight episode of 'MasterChef' -- will she make it?
You can catch Yachecia Holston, a Detroiter and minister at Kingdom Covenant Church in Detroit, on tonight's episode of "MasterChef," at 8 p.m. on WJBK-TV FOX 2 Detroit. This is Season 8 of the show, hosted by famed chef Gordon Ramsay, along with judges Christina Tosi and Aaron Sanchez. There are 9 remaining contestants. By the end of the episode only 7 will move on   Read More ...
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New TV series' working title: 'Elmore Leonard's Detroit'
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Elmore Leonard's Detroit novels being developed for TV by a team with Motor City links
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TV highlights for the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS Kate Upton works out with Marines | 0:35 Kate Upton was part of the Workout with the Marines, an event organized by the Wins for Warriors Foundation, a group founded by Upton's fiancé and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. Wochit. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS Taylor Swift just announced her new album | 0:37 ENTERTAINMENT NEWS Country artists send well wishes to Loretta Lynn | 1:50 Country artists Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Margo Price sent well wishes to country icon Loretta Lynn during the opening night of an exhibit for her at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum   Read More ...
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Nolan Finley to host morning show on 910AM
Buy Photo. Detroit News Editorial Page Editor Nolan Finley is the latest voice to join the lineup at 910AM Superstation. Finley will talk local and national news 7-9 a.m. weekdays, starting Sept. 5. “It’s not going to be a typical conservative talk show,” Finley said. “We’re going to talk about a lot of things, it’s going to be off the news   Read More ...
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HBO film about Andy Warhol's famous Brillo box sculpture has a metro Detroit link
The next time you purchase a work by an up-and-coming artist, consider the saga of the Skyler family's Brillo box. In 1969, Martin and Rita Skyler paid $1,000 for one of the supermarket box replicas created by Andy Warhol. They kept it for a few years in their living room (encased in Plexiglas to protect it). Then they traded it for a drawing by another artist   Read More ...
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Lifetime movie ‘Flint’ dramatizes city’s water crisis
Beverly Hills, Calif. — Melissa Mays, a resident of Flint, Michigan, came armed to discuss the city’s tainted water crisis and a new Lifetime TV movie dramatizing it. Mays, speaking to a TV critics’ meeting Friday, pointed to several bottles she had filled with her tap water and challenged the room to taste or even smell it. There were no immediate takers   Read More ...
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Lifetime movie 'Flint' set to debut Oct. 28
FLINT WATER CRISIS AG Bill Schuette on investigation into Gov. Snyder | 1:51 In an interview with the Free Press, Attorney General Bill Schuette was asked about his team’s investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder regarding the Flint water crisis. Here’s what he had to say. Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press. FLINT WATER CRISIS Who is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the Flint water crisis? | 1:22 Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today filed new, more serious charges in the Flint Water Crisis investigation, but also said the case is shifting to a new phase   Read More ...
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Detroit baker has recipe for reality TV success
She started cooking with her family when she was only 12 years old and Crystal Smith’s culinary skills quickly became a hit in her family. Now her cooking and baking skills have made this Detroiter a winner on national TV. Smith, pastry chef at Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club, was named champion of Food Network’s cooking challenge series “Chopped” in March, an accomplishment that was only recently shared with the public   Read More ...
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'12th and Clairmount' gets TV premiere Sunday on WXYZ-TV
In 1967, Detroit erupted in one of the worst riots in American history, a rebellion against police brutality and racial inequality in a city where many said it couldn’t happen. Buy Photo. Fifty years to the day that the Detroit riot began, WYXZ-TV (Channel 7) will broadcast the TV premiere of the documentary “12th and Clairmount.” It's fitting that WXYZ is receiving the broadcast debut of the Free Press-produced film about Detroit's tumultuous summer of 1967   Read More ...
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Detroit chef to compete on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
Buy Photo. Metro Detroit chef Omar Mitchell will compete Tuesday night on an episode of the Food Network’s popular “Chopped” show. Owner of I Luv Cheese in Clinton Township and Great Lakes Burger Bar in Detroit, Mitchell said while he can’t reveal the outcome of Tuesday’s episode, being on the show was “a learning experience.” “I’m proud this little kid from Detroit, born on the east side in poverty, is on a nationally-recognized television show representing Detroit with the whole comeback,” he said   Read More ...
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YouTube TV expands live streaming local content to Detroit market
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TV show that's been collecting Detroiters' family photos hosts finale event today
Friday is your last chance to share your family photos and histories with “Family Pictures USA," a documentary-style TV show that is filming in Detroit this summer. “Family Pictures USA” uses family photos to tell personal family history of a time or place told through members of the community that lived through it — or relatives that kept the family photos   Read More ...
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Tigers TV Show: Life after J.D. not so bad
Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, and Lynn Henning break down the move already made and the moves to come for the Detroit Tigers at the MLB trade deadline. Tom Gromak. Welcome to The Detroit News Tigers TV Show with columnists Bob Wojnowski and John Niyo and feature writer Lynn Henning. In today's edition, they talk about the Tigers after the J.D. Martinez trade to the Diamondbacks for three infield prospects   Read More ...
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Caitlyn Jenner latest celebrity to consider running for office
(ABC)– The 2018 U.S. elections may just be the year of celebrity candidates. After Kid Rock teased the idea of running for Senate in Michigan last week, former Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner now says she’s considered a run for Senate in California. Jenner made the comments on John Catsimatidis’ radio show “Cats Roundtable” on 970 AM. “I have considered it,” said Jenner   Read More ...
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Caitlyn Jenner latest celebrity to consider running for office
The 2018 U.S. elections may just be the year of celebrity candidates. After Kid Rock teased the idea of running for Senate in Michigan last week, former Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner now says she’s considered a run for Senate in California. Jenner made the comments on John Catsimatidis’ radio show “Cats Roundtable” on 970 AM. “I have considered it,” said Jenner   Read More ...
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