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November sweeps victory makes NBC the king of network TV

Dec. 4, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...

Impeachment’s influence hazy as issue in congressional races

Nov. 30, 2019 8:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aim to use the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to whittle down Democrats’ majority by dislodging vulnerable incumbents from swing districts loaded with moderate voters. It could work, especially in Democratic-held districts Trump carried in 2016...

Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao dies on set

Nov. 27, 2019 7:39 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set in China. Gao was filming a sports reality show in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Wednesday when he died. His agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his death on its official...

Already a star in China, US fame comes to ‘Farewell’ actress

Nov. 22, 2019 10:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Zhao Shuzhen, who has captivated audiences with her performance as the grandmother in “The Farewell,” is essentially unknown to most American audiences. Go to her IMDB page and it looks as though writer-director Lulu Wang’s real-life family drama is her only...

Sibling rivalry, affection rule new season of ‘The Crown’

Nov. 21, 2019 12:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, aka Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret in Netflix’s “The Crown,” are perched royally atop folding chairs as they hold court in a hotel suite serving as an interview room. The actresses chat and laugh easily together, a...

Broadcast, cable networks to televise impeachment hearings

Nov. 8, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS will set aside scheduled programming next week to cover the House's first open impeachment hearings on President Trump. The cable news networks CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CSPAN will also provide live coverage. The broadcast networks' announcement Friday that they...

'This Is Us' takes on race, class and teenage love in Philly

Nov. 4, 2019 12:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two high schoolers are testing their fledgling relationship with a day on the town, a classic start to a screen romance. But on Tuesday's "This Is Us," the carefree date in Philadelphia belongs to a boy who's a teenage dad from a blue-collar household and a girl who's been adopted from...

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars, has Oprah but no catalog

Oct. 31, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with "Game of Thrones" and DC superheroes! — Apple TV Plus could be cast as the highly pedigreed and improbable...

Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw dazzles with sheer variety of jobs

Oct. 29, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes it seems like Gugu Mbatha-Raw is playing some crazy version of showbiz Bingo. This is a woman who has assembled an astonishing variety of roles in her 36 years. Big-budget Hollywood blockbuster? Sure, "A Wrinkle in Time." What about an 18th-century English drama? Of course,...

In Apple TV's 'Morning Show,' women rebel, men misbehave

Oct. 25, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Morning Show" started life as a behind-the-scenes peek at a slice of network TV as familiar and routine as a wake-up cup of coffee. Then shocking revelations of sexual misconduct engulfed NBC's "Today" and beyond, and the story changed. The 10-part drama series, part of the first...