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Jimmy Kimmel signs 3-year extension for ABC late-night show

Sep. 20, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel celebrated his 20th anniversary as ABC's late-night host early, signing a three-year contract extension for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “After two decades at ABC, I am now looking forward to three years of what they call ‘quiet quitting,’”...

Randy Rainbow, master satirist, vies with Goliaths for Emmy

Aug. 17, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Randy Rainbow is adored by the legendary Carol Burnett, and he is, what flimsy excuse could TV academy voters have to deny him an Emmy for his fourth nomination? Rainbow, who has raised musical parody to a political-satire art form, is again David facing...

Jon Batiste leaves Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show'

Aug. 12, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Batiste, his career soaring after winning multiple Grammys this year, is leaving his perch as bandleader of “The Late Show” after a seven-year run backing up host Stephen Colbert. “We’ve been so lucky to have a front row seat to Jon’s incredible talent...

'Lord of the Rings’ series trailer debuts at Comic-Con

Jul. 22, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

Comic-Con audiences got a sneak peek at the new “Lord of the Rings” series “The Rings of Power” Friday in San Diego. Amazon Studios unveiled a new trailer for the show, set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings." Stephen...

Jan. 6 hearing dominates top TV networks — except one

Jul. 22, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — America's top television networks on Thursday turned prime time over to a gripping account of former President Donald Trump's actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol — with one prominent exception. The top-rated news network, Fox News Channel,...

No charges for 'Late Show' crew arrested on Capitol Hill

Jul. 19, 2022 00:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Monday they have declined to bring charges against nine people associated with CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” who were arrested in a building in the U.S. Capitol complex last month. The decision, made by the U.S. attorney’s...

'Succession' tops Emmy nominations, 'Squid Game' also scores

Jul. 12, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Succession” received a leading 25 Emmy nominations Tuesday, but the satirical drama about the rich and ruthless has a landmark rival in “Squid Game,” the first non-English language series to vie for television’s top honor. Netflix's “Squid Game,” a...

Partial list of Emmy Award nominees

Jul. 12, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of nominees for the 2022 prime-time Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com: Comedy Series: “Abbott Elementary”; “Barry”; “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; “Hacks”;...