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Revived 'Designated Survivor' shows how TV world has changed

Aug. 23, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Edwards walks briskly through the White House in the opening scene of Netflix's "Designated Survivor," spraying comments and commands to the people he comes across as the camera wheels through the set to keep up. Then it hits you: It's Dr. Mark Greene of "ER" on "The West Wing"! The...

'America's Got Talent' continues summer dominance for NBC

Aug. 20, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" wasn't content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company's rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two. First place is familiar territory for NBC's talent competition. It has been the most-watched summer series for six...

'Diagnosis' column that uses crowdsourcing leaps to Netflix

Aug. 14, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are some physicians who forbid their patients from going online to type in their symptoms, fearing they'll get incorrect information or become more anxious. Dr. Lisa Sanders is not among them. Sanders, whose monthly "Diagnosis" column in The New York Times magazine inspired the hit...

'America's Got Talent' dominates the ratings competition

Aug. 13, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the competition. NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week according to the Nielsen company's ratings. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on its...

New AMC drama follows Japanese American internment horror

Aug. 10, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a community. "The Terror: Infamy" is set to premiere Monday and stars Derek Mio and original "Star Trek" cast member George Takei as...

Fox: Jussie Smollet gone from 'Empire,' character lives on

Aug. 7, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jussie Smollett is gone from "Empire" but his character will live on, at least in photos. Smollett's Jamal Lyon, who last season married Kai (Toby Onwumere), will be away on his honeymoon when the Fox drama returns Sept. 24 for its sixth and last season, Fox Entertainment CEO...

HBO drama looks at killings of teens that ignited Gaza war

Aug. 7, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — HBO's new docudrama series about the killings of four Israeli and Palestinian teenagers, violence which set off a cascade of events leading to the 2014 Gaza war, is set to air next week and is likely to reopen wounds on both sides of the conflict. "Our Boys," co-created by...

Clinton impeachment is FX's next 'American Crime Story'

Aug. 6, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The next chapter of FX's "American Crime Story" will dramatize Bill Clinton's impeachment with a focus on Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp and other women central to the scandal. The miniseries will air within weeks of the 2020 presidential election. Lewinsky, who was a White House...

ABC executive withholding judgment on the 'The Rookie'

Aug. 5, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said Monday she is withholding judgment on the fate of "The Rookie" pending an investigation into co-star Afton Williamson's claim that she endured sexual misconduct and racism during the show's production. The actress posted online...

'Supernatural,' 'Arrow' makers: CW dramas ending on a high

Aug. 5, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The makers of "Supernatural" and "Arrow" say they're bringing the CW shows to a close at the right time. "You don't want to be the last person at a party, even if it's the best party on the planet," said Jared Padalecki, who's paired with co-star Jensen Ackles as the...