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In this video grab issued Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 by The Television Academy, an apology is issued after the winner of the award for outstanding guest actor in a drama series was incorrectly announced during the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. (The Television Academy via AP)

Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards set bar high with live telecast

Sep. 20, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The glitch at the virtual creative arts Emmy telecast was minor, but it may have provoked flashbacks for the host of Sunday's more ambitious main TV awards ceremony. Jimmy Kimmel, who will preside over the 72nd prime-time Emmy Awards on ABC (8 p.m. EDT), was emcee of the 2017 Oscars when...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020 file photo, the ViacomCBS headquarters is shown in New York's Times Square. ViacomCBS will rebrand its CBS All Access streaming service as Paramount Plus, set to debut early next year with new original shows. The exact launch date and pricing haven't been disclosed.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

ViacomCBS to rebrand CBS All Access as Paramount Plus

Sep. 15, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS will rebrand its CBS All Access streaming service as Paramount Plus, set to debut early next year with new, original shows. The expanded streaming service has been in the works since February, when CEO Bob Bakish said ViacomCBS planned to add “substantial content”...

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'Avengers' and 'Game of Thrones' star Diana Rigg dies at 82

Sep. 10, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series “The Avengers” to fantasy juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” has died. She was 82. Rigg’s agent, Simon Beresford, said she died Thursday morning at home with her family....

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New this week: 'Mulan,' Billy Ocean music, 'Transplant'

Aug. 31, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Women Make Film”: Fourteen weeks of movies centered on a 14-hour documentary and featuring showings of some...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, cast members from

NBC sets November return for 'This Is Us,' 'Chicago' dramas

Aug. 27, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An optimistic NBC said Thursday it will bring “This Is Us” and other scripted series back in November despite the TV industry's coronavirus-caused production shutdown that's only beginning to ease. Broadcast TV's usual robust September start to the new season has already...

FILE - Film director Alan Parker arrives at the opening ceremony of 26th Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow on June 18, 2004. Parker, whose movies included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express” and “Evita,” has died at the age of 76. A statement from the director’s family says Parker died Friday in London after a long illness. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)

Alan Parker, director of "Midnight Express," dies at 76

Jul. 31, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Alan Parker, a successful and sometimes surprising filmmaker whose diverse output includes “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express,” and “Evita,” has died at 76, his family said. A Briton who became a Hollywood heavyweight, Parker also directed...

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Writer David Hare turns his COVID-19 into a theater piece

Jul. 29, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says he’s turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring “this quite extraordinary disease.” “Beat the Devil” will open in London as soon as officials deem it safe for theaters to get back into...

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Virus-shadowed Emmy nods could bring surprises, diversity

Jul. 24, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has been America’s constant companion amid an unyielding virus and whirlwind of racial reappraisal. But will the Emmy nominations arriving Tuesday reflect the times or retreat to the familiar? The announcement itself was forced to bow to health safeguards, going virtual...