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Chelsea Handler, Ending Netflix Show, Says She Will Focus on Political Activism
Photo Netflix is ending one of its first forays into the topical talk-show genre, and with it, the number of female hosts in this space will be reduced by one. “Chelsea,” the program hosted by Chelsea Handler, will not continue after its current second season; in a statement posted on her Twitter account, Ms. Handler said that she was ending the series to focus on political activism, travel the country and work on a new Netflix documentary project   Read More ...
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Babe Ruth will be a bad boy in a TV bio as Major League Baseball makes a pitch for younger viewers
Major League Baseball wants to turn its first superstar, New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, into TV’s next big anti-hero. The league is involved in developing a limited TV series about the life of the hard-partying home run king. Director-producer Allen Coulter, whose credits include the gritty HBO hits “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire,” has been hired by MLB to oversee the project   Read More ...
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Amy Sedaris has a new TV show, and its roots are planted firmly in the Triangle
The fingerprints of Amy Sedaris’ Raleigh upbringing are all over her new TV show, “At Home with Amy Sedaris.” For one thing, Sedaris, who grew up here along with her famous brother David and her semi-famous (thanks to David’s writing) parents and siblings, references Research Triangle Park twice in the premiere episode, although she insists the show isn’t really set here   Read More ...
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5 faces you should be watching on fall TV
The fall TV season has given us some great new series, and some you don't need to bother adding to your rotation. It has also given us several new actors trying to make their marks. We highlighted five faces that are lighting up our screens with breakout performances in new series this fall. Brandon Micheal Hall Brandon Micheal Hall makes waves as rapper-turned-mayor Courtney Rose on 'The Mayor   Read More ...
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Family of late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ rejoins Animal Planet
Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television’s Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of “The Crocodile Hunter” star and family patriarch Steve Irwin. The network said Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, and children Bindi and Robert will reappear on Animal Planet starting next year. The family has carried on Steve’s conservation work in Australia, running a zoo, a wildlife preserve and supporting projects that try to save endangered animals worldwide   Read More ...
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Michele Marsh, Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor, dies at 63
Michele Marsh, a longtime fixture in local TV news and something of a pioneer for women anchors, died Tuesday, her family said. She was 63. The Emmy Award-winning Marsh died after a seven-year battle with breast cancer at her home in South Kent, Conn., her son John Paschall, 25, said. Paschall said about two weeks ago, Marsh’s health began deteriorating. Doctors found that cancer had spread to her brain and the family brought her home   Read More ...
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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ and ‘The Eleven’
Watch Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in their first movie together. And a true-crime documentary comes to A&E. What’s on TV CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (2011) . There are lots of reasons “La La Land” tied the record for the most Oscar nominations ever last year, but one is simply how good Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone look together. As a screen couple they’re passionate, candid and feisty; their banter flies effortlessly   Read More ...
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Thursday's TV highlights: 'The Walking Dead: Behind the Dead' on AMC
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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3, Episode 2: Elliot Hits Undo
Season 3, Episode 2, ‘eps3.1_undo.gzh’ “You know when you [mess] something up and you wish you had the power to hit undo?” Of course I do. Don’t we all? While I imagine most of us are more familiar with the “offending co-workers” example than the “crashing the world economy” one Elliot offered in the sublime extended montage that kicked off Wednesday’s episode of “Mr   Read More ...
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Chelsea Handler won't do another season of 'Chelsea' for Netflix
(CNN)Chelsea Handler is saying farewell to her self-titled talk show on Netflix to dive deeper into what she feels is her next chapter -- activism. The talk show host announced on Twitter she will not be doing a third season of "Chelsea," saying the presidential election and "the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me." "From the national level down to the grassroots, it's clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation," she wrote   Read More ...
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Chelsea Handler’s Netflix Talk Show Ending After Two Seasons: ‘I’ve Decided Not to Return for Another Season’
The streaming giant’s first foray into talk shows has been canceled after a two-season run, a decision host Chelsea Handler announced Wednesday on Twitter. “Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me,” she wrote. Netflix did not immediately reply to EW’s request for comment. Debuting in May 2016, the series originally produced three episodes per week, before going to the once-a-week format for the current second season   Read More ...
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Why TV shows about black Chicagoans by black Chicagoans matter
Earlier this week, Comedy Central announced that it is greenlighting “South Side,” a new series that will film in Chicago, centering around a rent-to-own business in Englewood and two longtime friends looking to better their lives. This news is notable for a couple of reasons. Chicago’s reputation as a comedy hub has only grown over the years; two of the new cast members “Saturday Night Live” added this year come from the city’s sketch and improv scene   Read More ...
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Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show to end after Season 2 so she can focus on activism
After a rocky two seasons, comedian Chelsea Handler has announced that she will end her Netflix talk show, “Chelsea,” after two seasons. She will reportedly focus on political activism. The star announced the news by way of a lengthy post on her social media pages. The show began its run in 2016 as a three-episode-per-week series. After mixed reviews, “Chelsea” returned for Season 2 as a weekly one-hour program that saw the host travel the world, speak to a variety of guests and engage in very political humor   Read More ...
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Family of late 'Crocodile Hunter' back at Animal Planet
This image released by Animal Planet shows the Irwin family, from left, Robert, Terri and Bindi. The Irwin family is returning to television's Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of "The Crocodile Hunter" star and family patriarch Steve Irwin. The network announced Wednesday that they will work with Animal Planet on television and digital projects that will begin being seen next year   Read More ...
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Nielsen to share Netflix viewer data
Audience measurement company Nielsen will offer networks and studios data on who is watching programs on streaming video on-demand services such as Netflix. While Nielsen has tracked streaming and on-demand content since 2014, the new service announced Wednesday will for the first time give clients online viewership information about their own shows and movies and the programming of their competitors. Seeing how other programs are faring could help networks and studios in negotiating deals with streaming services   Read More ...
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WWE News: Big ‘SmackDown Live’ Match Takes Place After Show Went Off TV
On the latest episode of WWE’s SmackDown Live, fans saw some things go down on television, but there was another match held after the TV show was over. Just like fans saw after last week’s SmackDown Live show, the WWE Champion Jinder Mahal was involved in the fight. However, he had a brand new competitor in his latest encounter in the ring   Read More ...
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He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
HARTFORD, Conn. -Sometimes, OK, all the time, David Letterman, who used to host his very own television program, is asked whether he still wishes he were on TV. Back then, he could do almost anything he wanted in front of millions of viewers: chat with a president, toss a wheel of runny brie off a building, even mock his once mortal frenemy Jay Leno   Read More ...
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He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
HARTFORD, Conn. -Sometimes, OK, all the time, David Letterman, who used to host his very own television program, is asked whether he still wishes he were on TV. Back then, he could do almost anything he wanted in front of millions of viewers: chat with a president, toss a wheel of runny brie off a building, even mock his once mortal frenemy Jay Leno   Read More ...
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Russian TV star Sobchak declares her presidential bid
The 35-year old Sobchak said in a YouTube video Wednesday that she decided to run for president in March's election. The celebrity TV host is the daughter of Anatoly Sobchak, the reformist St. Petersburg mayor in the early 1990s. She had joined anti-Kremlin protests in Moscow in 2011-2012 but she has avoided criticizing President Vladimir Putin, who once worked as her father's deputy   Read More ...
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Russian TV star Sobchak declares her presidential bid
MOSCOW (AP) — Famous Russian TV host Ksenia Sobchak has declared her presidential bid. The 35-year old Sobchak said in a YouTube video Wednesday that she decided to run for president in March's election. The celebrity TV host is the daughter of Anatoly Sobchak, the reformist St. Petersburg mayor in the early 1990s. She had joined anti-Kremlin protests in Moscow in 2011-2012 but she has avoided criticizing President Vladimir Putin, who once worked as her father's deputy   Read More ...
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Elvis house, Marilyn dresses, JFK radio up for auction
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Years before Elvis Presley became the King of Rock and Roll, the story goes, he lived in a small house up a hill from his elementary school in northeastern Mississippi and played with other kids in a nearby field. Fans now have a chance to buy that old home and land. The white, wood-frame house and more than 16 acres (6 hectares) of adjoining property are part of an upcoming celebrity auction that includes everything from actress Marilyn Monroe's dresses to Michael Jackson's dark fedora   Read More ...
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Las Vegas shooting survivor, heroic security guard break silence on Ellen
Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security officer who police say saved countless lives during the Las Vegas shooting, gave his first public account of the events to Ellen DeGeneres on the comedian’s day-time talk show. “I’m doing better each day, slowly but surely. Just healing mentally and physically,” he said. Campos was joined on The Ellen DeGeneres Show by building engineer Stephen Schuck, who were the first people to encounter Stephen Paddock on the night of the mass shooting   Read More ...
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Nielsen to report on who’s watching streamed shows
New York — The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday and said that eight television networks and studios, including ABC and NBC, have. Even with Amazon’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” winning an Emmy for best drama last month, the number of people who actually watch the program has remained a mystery   Read More ...
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Where is Jesus Campos? Vegas guard shot by Paddock vanishes before TV interviews
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A union official representing the Las Vegas hotel security guard shot by Stephen Paddock before he rained gunfire on a music festival says the guard disappeared last week before he was scheduled for TV interviews. Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America leader David Hickey said Tuesday he last heard about Jesus Campos' whereabouts from a union member who messaged that he was with Campos   Read More ...
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Puyallup farm to be featured on ‘State Plate’ TV show for its raspberries
Around this time of year, Picha Farms in Puyallup is known for its pumpkins and its corn maze. But its raspberries are also stealing the spotlight this October. Picha Farms raspberries will be featured on “ State Plate,” a television show hosted by “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks. Every season, Hicks assembles plates in different states that reflect that state’s famous foods and flavors   Read More ...
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What’s on TV Wednesday: Debate Night With Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders
Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders face off on taxes. And Abbi’s mom appears on “Broad City.” What’s on TV BROAD CITY Comedy Central at 10:30 p.m. When a mom shows up on a sitcom, it’s usually bad news for the child and great news for the audience. From Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy (“30 Rock”) to Shelley Long as DeDe Pritchett (“Modern Family”), mom roles have given great older actresses a chance to dole out some tough love and questionable advice and make humiliating life decisions that perhaps strike a little too close to home   Read More ...
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‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 1, Episode 4: There’s the Rub
‘The Menendez Murders,’ Season 1, Episode 4 Let’s talk about acting. Admittedly, that’s not always the safest bet for opening a discussion of a “Law & Order” episode. But the notion of acting has become a central motif in this case. Indeed, motif is the apt word, originating, as it does, in the French word for motive: “All the world’s a stage,” as Shakespeare put it, and if everyone is acting, then everyone has hidden motives   Read More ...
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See You In Court: Blac Chyna Suing Kim Kardashian’s Reality TV Family For Allegedly Sabotaging ‘Rob & Chyna’
Blac Chyna is all about that life — at least in the court of law, that is. According to a new celebrity news report, the former stripper-turned-reality-television-star filed a lawsuit against Kim Kardashian’s entire Keeping Up With the Kardashians family. The word is Blac Chyna is blaming the KUWTK clan for her show’s early demise. Apparently, USA Today obtained legal documents that show Chyna’s filing of a lawsuit against her former in-laws-to-be on a number of allegations   Read More ...
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Blac Chyna sues Kardashian family for squashing E! reality show
Blac Chyna has fired back at Rob Kardashian and his famous family with a new lawsuit claiming assault, battery, "slut-shaming" on social media and a concerted effort to kill her TV career. The new 59-page complaint, obtained by the Daily News, calls Rob Kardashian "an abuser intent on destroying" Chyna after she broke up with him last year. The model and entrepreneur claims her former fiancé knocked her to ground during a jealous rage last April then terrorized her with a torrent of texts threatening suicide   Read More ...
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New spectator sport for the TV superfan: ‘binge racing’
Behold the spectator sport known as “binge racing,” defined as plowing through a streaming-network series’ full season in less than 24 hours after the release of those episodes. Sure, any viewer may speak of bingeing on a chosen show, by which they may mean watching several episodes in two or three sittings. That’s not this! Binge racing is an extreme sport, a test of eyeball stamina and derriere endurance, and a testament to ultimate devotion   Read More ...
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Grapevine: Radio host Tom Joyner to retire in 2019
Also news on Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Ann Inaba, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander Radio host Tom Joyner announces retirement. After nearly a quarter-century, Tom Joyner, 67, is hanging up his microphone. “I’m putting in my two-year notice,” Joyner says in an audio post on his Fly Jock Blog on Blackamericaweb.com. “At the end of the contract that I just signed, at the end of 2019, will be the end of the ‘Tom Joyner Morning Show   Read More ...
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How Jason Ritter makes you want him to save the world on TV
NEW YORK (AP) — The premise for Jason Ritter's new ABC series, "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World," may seem far-fetched. A man named Kevin encounters a meteor and meets a celestial being who informs him that he's been chosen by God to save humanity. But first he must work on himself. Ritter says he wasn't sure about the show's premise but the script changed his mind   Read More ...
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Snap teams with NBCUniversal in drive for TV shows on Snapchat
Snap just made a major move to compete with Netflix and Amazon. The social media company is partnering with NBCUniversal to create a digital content studio that makes original shows to debut on its Snapchat platform. NBCUniversal, which already owns a stake in Snap, said it wants to take mobile TV programs "to the next level." "As mobile audiences continue to grow, we're excited to expand the type of content we can develop," NBCUniversal's Lauren Anderson said Tuesday   Read More ...
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Blac Chyna Sues the Whole Kardashian Family for Torpedoing Reality Show
EXCLUSIVE Blac Chyna is now suing the entire Kardashian family saying they were responsible for putting the kibosh on her reality show with Rob, costing her a fortune -- but E! sources are saying that's BS, and there are emails that prove it. According to the suit, the Kardashians used their "power and influence over the E! network to kill the second season   Read More ...
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Stories From the Set of , the TV Escape We Need Right Now
Everyone’s tired on the set of I’m visiting on a Friday in May, and a months-long, effects-heavy Season 2 shoot is grinding toward its end. “It’s going slow,” says Millie Bobby Brown , the 13-year-old Emmy nominee who plays the supernatural character Eleven. “Last season, it felt like we were rapid. Everything was fast,” she says. But now “the anticipation from the fans scares everyone   Read More ...
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Vegas guard shot by Paddock vanishes before TV interviews
LAS VEGAS — A union official representing the Las Vegas hotel security guard shot by Stephen Paddock before he rained gunfire on a music festival says the guard disappeared last week before he was scheduled for TV interviews. Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America leader David Hickey said Tuesday he last heard about Jesus Campos' whereabouts from a union member who messaged that he was with Campos   Read More ...
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Vegas guard shot by Paddock vanishes before TV interviews
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A union official representing the Las Vegas hotel security guard shot by Stephen Paddock before he rained gunfire on a music festival says the guard disappeared last week before he was scheduled for TV interviews. Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America leader David Hickey said Tuesday he last heard about Jesus Campos' whereabouts from a union member who messaged that he was with Campos   Read More ...
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FCC chair says it can't revoke TV licenses, despite Trump threat
President Trump tweeted last week that licenses for TV networks airing what he calls "fake" news "must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked." Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission that handles licensing, says he doesn't have the authority to do that. On Tuesday Pai made his first public remarks about Trump's threatening. "I believe in the First Amendment   Read More ...
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Kevin James explains TV wife's onscreen death
But after the first season, James said, "The plot of the show didn't have enough drive." "If we got through a second season, I wouldn't see us getting through a third one," he said. "We were literally just running out of ideas." One idea that panned out was bringing Remini, who played his wife on "The King of Queens," on last season for a two-part finale in a guest role as Gable's former police partner, Vanessa Cellucci   Read More ...
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Jay Leno raved about shrimp at this Michigan restaurant
Jay Leno tries his hand at drag racing on the first episode of his new CNBC series 'Jay Leno's Garage' airing Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT CNBC. Jay Leno said the best shrimp he’s ever had is served at a Garden City Chinese restaurant, according to Shen Yu, owner of New Peking, where the former late-night talk show host stopped for a bite on Monday   Read More ...
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