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Robin Thede looks to build legacy in HBO sketch comedy show

Aug. 16, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV." So, Thede decided to create her own show featuring some of the industry's funniest black women. The...

'black-ish' creator Kenya Barris divorcing wife of 20 years

Aug. 12, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenya Barris, creator of the sitcom "black-ish," has filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years, Dr. Rania "Rainbow" Barris. Los Angeles Superior Court documents show that Kenya Barris filed to end the marriage on Friday, his 45th birthday. Kenya Barris, who also produced the...

Chuck Lorre brings his take on immigrant life to TV

Aug. 1, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Chuck Lorre is bringing his take on immigrant life in America to CBS, and claims it has nothing to do with President Donald Trump's hardline stance on the crisis at the southern U.S. border. The creator of such hits as "The Big Bang Theory" and "Young Sheldon" told a TV critics...

Actresses of color make equal-pay quest a group effort

Jul. 28, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox recorded "Sisters Are Doin' it For Themselves" in 1985, the Queen of Soul tried out a pointed ad lib for the empowerment anthem. "'Equal pay, that's what we say!'" she exclaimed in one take, as recounted by Lennox at a gathering of female filmmakers...

There's no place like home for the 'The Brady Bunch'

Jul. 26, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — There's no place like home for "The Brady Bunch," even if was just a facade. An HGTV renovation of the Los Angeles house that was used for exterior shots of the TV sitcom reunited six cast members and rekindled the show's spirit. "We enjoy being together, doing other projects,...

NBC's 'Will & Grace' reboot to end in 2020 after 3 seasons

Jul. 25, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Will & Grace" is coming to an end, again. NBC said Thursday that the rebooted sitcom will wrap after its upcoming 2020 season, with the air date to be announced. "Will & Grace" was part of a wave of revivals when it returned to TV in 2017. The third and final season will include...

As Pam Grier celebrates 70, she finds peace off the grid

Jul. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pam Grier's role as the owner of a hardware store in rural Nebraska in the ABC sitcom "Bless This Mess" isn't a complete departure for the film legend: She lives in rural Colorado and has spent much of her life on ranches to find serenity from Hollywood life. "I commuted to work really for...

Jerry Seinfeld learns from comedy's best on Netflix series

Jul. 18, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld would rather cruise in classic cars and sip coffee with comedy's best than reboot his uber-successful "Seinfeld" television series. "No, and do what? Make it worse?" Seinfeld said in an interview Wednesday night about his eponymous NBC sitcom, which celebrated...

TV heaven: 'Modern Family' star to marry 'Bachelorette' star

Jul. 17, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" actress Sarah Hyland and "Bachelorette" alum Wells Adams are engaged. Hyland, 28, and Adams, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the news. Hyland posted a series of images of the couple's special moment on a beach, including a picture of Adams down on one knee...

'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

Jul. 17, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga's...