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Mexican American sisters of 'Vida' back amid gentrification

May. 24, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Starz drama "Vida" returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification. The show follows Emma and Lyn, played Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera respectively, who have inherited from their late...

1990s drama 'Party of Five' reboot involves deported parents

May. 22, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "Party of Five," a 1990s teen drama that focused on a family grappling with life after the death of their parents, is getting a reboot with a Mexican American family whose parents are deported. Disney announced this month that the Sony Pictures Television retooled Generation X-era...

New network TV shows compete with controversy for attention

May. 17, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When broadcasters staged their annual, extravagant showcases for next season's shows, they were after media-buyers' hearts and wallets and headlines about, say, wooing award-winner Edie Falco for a police series or Jimmy Smits of "L.A. Law" fame back to a new legal drama. Then unwelcome...

Falco, Perrette, Chuck Lorre sitcom set for new CBS season

May. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadcaster CBS is pushing the boundaries — gently — next season, as it and other networks navigate the rise of streaming. A change-of pace sitcom from "The Big Bang Theory" creator Chuck Lorre and a drama starring Edie Falco of "The Sopranos" glory will join a lineup that...

CBS defends 'Bull' renewal after star faced misconduct claim

May. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS defended its decision to renew the drama series "Bull" after settling a sexual harassment claim against its star Michael Weatherly, saying the actor "owned" and apologized for his on-set behavior toward actress Eliza Dushku. Dushku said she was written off the show after complaining...

Tiffany Haddish, stability mark ABC's 2019-20 schedule

May. 14, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the TV industry in flux, ABC entertainment chief Karey Burke said a goal for the network's 2019-20 schedule is something network audiences might welcome — familiarity. There are newcomers, notably Tiffany Haddish, and inevitable cancellations. But ABC said next season represents...

Nielsen's top programs for May 6-12

May. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 6-12. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.6 million. 2. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 12.5 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 11.7 million. 4. "Young Sheldon," CBS, 10.5 million. 5. "FBI," CBS, 8.8 million. 6. "Blue...

'Empire' to get 1 more season on Fox amid schedule shake-up

May. 13, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Empire" will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should count itself lucky. Fox, the lowest-rated network among the big four broadcasters, is hitting the reset button for the 2019-20 season by canceling eight shows and...

'Killing Eve' slays the competition at British TV awards

May. 13, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sharp-edged spy thriller "Killing Eve" has won three major trophies at the British Academy Television Awards, including best drama series. Jodie Comer was named best actress for her performance as ruthless assassin Villanelle. She beat co-star Sandra Oh, who plays Villanelle's secret-agent...

NBC bets on comedy next year, 'This Is Us" for years to come

May. 13, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC didn't invoke its "must-see TV" 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have. Calling comedy the "heart" of its brand, the network announced it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including Kenan...