Latest Sitcoms News

'All in the Family,' 'Jeffersons' rebooted for live special

Apr. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" are coming back to TV, live and for one night only. Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will star in re-creations of episodes from the influential sitcoms born in the 1970s. Norman Lear, who created "All in the Family" and...

Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation's top office five years ago and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom. Improbably, the actor appears poised to win. Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy's...

Nielsen's top programs for April 8-14

Apr. 16, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Virginia vs. Texas Tech, CBS, 19.72 million. 2. "NCIS," CBS, 11.82 million. 3. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 11.76 million. 4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.72 million. 5....

'Hannah Montana' costumes, props going up for auction

Apr. 11, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Costumes, props and tour items from the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" TV series are going up for auction. The teen sitcom featured Miley Cyrus, who portrayed schoolgirl Miley Stewart by day and international pop star Hannah Montana by night. It helped launched Cyrus' career and the...

CBS dominates TV ratings with the Final Four and ACM Awards

Apr. 9, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Between the Final Four, the week's most popular entertainment special and their usual solid shows, there was no stopping CBS this past week. The Nielsen company said CBS had the eight most-watched shows of last week, led by the men's national basketball semifinal that matched Texas Tech and...

The Latest: Ukraine comedian leads presidential election

Mar. 31, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Ukraine's central elections commission says nearly 64 percent of the country's registered voters took part in the presidential election. Only fragmentary results from the election had been reported three hours...

Ukraine comedian leads presidential election, runoff likely

Mar. 31, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results in Ukraine's presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while the incumbent president and a former prime minister were close contenders to advance to the runoff. The strong...

Cancellations of Latino-themed shows spark anger, reflection

Mar. 29, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix's cancellation of "One Day at a Time" has led to an outcry on social media by the show's viewers. And fans of CW's "Jane the Virgin" are preparing to say goodbye to a show entering its fifth and final season. The departure of the two Latino-themed shows demonstrates the...

YouTube star Lilly Singh to host NBC late-night show

Mar. 14, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is shaking up late-night TV, giving Carson Daly's slot to a woman of color who's a star on YouTube. The network said Thursday that a new show, titled "A Little Late with Lilly Singh," will air at 1:35 a.m. EDT beginning in September. Singh will be the only woman to host a daily...

Netflix cancels 'One Day at a Time' reboot after 3 seasons

Mar. 14, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix is canceling "One Day at a Time" after three seasons. In a statement Thursday, the streaming service's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, called it "disappointing" that more viewers didn't discover the sitcom. A tweet on a Netflix company account said not enough people watched...