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Shepard taking over play-by-play for Tigers' TV broadcasts

Jan. 15, 2019 8:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Matt Shepard is taking over as play-by-play announcer of the Detroit Tigers on their Fox Sports Detroit television broadcasts. FSD said Tuesday that Shepard will work alongside analysts Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson. Dan Petry and Craig Monroe will be analysts for pregame and postgame shows....

Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 7-13

Jan. 15, 2019 7:31 PM EST

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 7-13. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFC Playoff: Dallas at LA Rams, Fox, 33.4 million. 2. College Football Playoff National Championship: Alabama at Clemson, ESPN, 24.7 million. 3. NFC Kickoff: Dallas at LA Rams, Fox, 24.1...

Football rules ratings, but 'Big Bang Theory' energized

Jan. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" is starting to pick up ratings steam in the final stretch of its 12-year run. The CBS sitcom was last week's most-watched entertainment show as total viewership ticked up to a 2018-19 season high of more than 13 million, according to Nielsen figures Tuesday. That's...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race

Jan. 15, 2019 6:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee. "It's an important first step, and it's one I am taking because I am going to run," the New York...

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

Jan. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two...

Celebs, athletes give 'Dragon Ball' pop culture super status

Jan. 15, 2019 3:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years. Rappers sprinkle references in their rhymes, athletes channel the character's super powers when making big plays and the franchise's star even made a towering appearance at...

Netflix renews 'Grace and Frankie' ahead of season 5 debut

Jan. 15, 2019 3:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the fifth-season adventures of "Grace and Frankie " begin, viewers can rest assured there's more to come. Series creator Marta Kauffman and Netflix said Tuesday that the series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin has been renewed for season six, due in 2020. Kauffman said she was...

'Adventure' books publisher sues Netflix over 'Bandersnatch'

Jan. 15, 2019 2:27 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The company that publishes the "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels is suing Netflix, seeking $25 million in damages over an interactive film in the science fiction "Black Mirror" anthology series. In the federal suit filed Friday, the Waitsfield, Vermont-based company Chooseco claims...

Steve Harvey to host NFL Honors when AP awards are announced

Jan. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EST

TV personality Steve Harvey will host the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards. The two-hour prime-time show airing on CBS will be held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Harvey hosts the daytime talk show "Steve," the children's variety series "Little Big Shots"...

GOP's John Kasich joins CNN as commentator

Jan. 15, 2019 2:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says he's joined CNN as a political commentator. The Ohio Republican is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 presidential contender. Kasich announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he will begin immediately as a regular...