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FILE - In this May 25, 1967 file writer-comedian Carl Reiner poses in his new hairpiece in Los Angeles. Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)

Carl Reiner, comedy’s rare untortured genius, dies at 98

Jun. 30, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No one in the world of comedy was more admired, and loved, than Carl Reiner. Reiner was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. His persona was so warm and approachable — everyone’s friend...

FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, Tina Fey attends the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of

'30 Rock' cast reuniting to tout new NBC, cable schedules

Jun. 16, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and other “30 Rock” stars are reuniting for a corporate cause: to promote the shows and stars that will be part of the new season for NBC and its NBCUniversal cable siblings. Described as a “one-time, commercial-free event”...

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 1939 file photo, a crowd gathers outside the Astor Theater on Broadway during the premiere of

HBO Max removes 'Gone With the Wind,' will add context

Jun. 10, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Max has temporarily removed “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming library in order to add historical context to the 1939 film long criticized for romanticizing slavery and the Civil War-era South. Protests in the wake of George Floyd's death have forced entertainment...

In this image released by ABC, Randall Park, left, and Constance Wu appear in a scene from the new comedy series

Sitcom casts to do virtual reading for Asian Heritage Month

May. 28, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

The casts of “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Kim's Convenience” are partnering for one night for charity. In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the ensembles of both TV comedies will do live online table reads of their respective pilot episodes on Saturday, according to...

This undated photo made available by Terry Cartwright Television Ltd shows the filming in London of “The First Team” a new BBC comedy drama series about a fictional soccer team. One of the executive producers is Tom Werner, the American chairman of Liverpool, who was a source of behind-the-scenes knowledge and footballing contacts. (Terry Cartwright Television Ltd via AP)

Soccer gets comedy series treatment with help from Liverpool

May. 22, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

Mattie Sullivan cannot believe he is making the leap from American soccer to the Premier League. The English club’s American chairman is delighted to be signing a player who can “sell some shirts back home" and hands over the contract to be signed. But the ink isn’t even dry when chairman...

FILE - In this April 28, 2018 file photo, the cast of

ABC renews 19 shows, adds David E. Kelley drama 'Big Sky'

May. 21, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC is bringing back the lion’s share of its series for next season, including “black-ish,” “A Million Little Things” and “The Rookie.” They are among the 19 shows that will return in the 2020-21 season, the network said Thursday, adding...

Police: 90s TV actress arrested during street racing raid

May. 21, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An actress with credits from a 90s TV sitcom was among 44 people arrested in Atlanta after police disbanded what they described as an illegal street racing event. Maia Campbell, 43, was arrested Saturday and charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway, news outlets reported Wednesday....

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Queen Latifah arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. Queen Latifah will step into the role of a retired special-ops agent who fiercely believes in justice in “Equalizer,” one of three new CBS shows for the 2020-21 season.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

CBS 'optimistic' about fall lineup despite production halt

May. 19, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS said it plans a fall schedule that's a close match to last season, but the network is keeping a watchful eye on when the industry will emerge from its virus-caused production shutdown. The majority of the network’s returning shows will be back in the time slots they held in...

FILE - This Dec. 10, 1982 file photo shows members of the original cast of the

Ken Osmond, Eddie Haskell on 'Leave It to Beaver,' dies

May. 18, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Osmond, who on TV’s “Leave It to Beaver,” played two-faced teenage scoundrel Eddie Haskell, a role so memorable it left him typecast and led to a second career as a police officer, died Monday. Osmond died in Los Angeles at age 76, his family said. No cause was...