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Daytime Emmys return to live in-person show, 'Y&R' tops noms

Jun. 23, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After two years of real-life drama and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, the stars and shows of daytime television are gathering in person to hand out trophies at the Daytime Emmys. Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner of “Entertainment Tonight”...

Fox News aside, blanket TV coverage set for Jan. 6 hearing

Jun. 08, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television viewers will find nearly blanket prime-time coverage of a Congressional hearing Thursday on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, with the exception of Fox News Channel. Fox News will cover the first in a series of House Select Committee public hearings as “news...

'Stranger Things' return encourages weekend binging

Jun. 01, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For millions of fans of Netflix's sci-fi drama “Stranger Things,” there's little mystery in how they spent their Memorial Day weekend. Netflix released seven new episodes of the show's much awaited fourth season and said that a record-setting 286 million hours...

Live updates | Zelenskyy says Russia hopes for famine crisis

May. 30, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukraineian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the Russian blockade of Ukrainian sea ports prevents Kyiv from exporting 22 million tons of grain. In his nightly address Monday, Zelenskyy said the result is the threat of famine in countries dependent on the grain and...

French 32-year-old journalist is killed in Ukraine

May. 30, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A 32-year-old French journalist was killed Monday in eastern Ukraine, fatally hit by shell shrapnel while covering a Ukrainian evacuation operation, according to the French news broadcaster he worked for. BFM TV said Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff was killed as he was...

Broadcast TV's reduced role made clear in fall presentations

May. 20, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

They never even made it onto the stage. There were constant reminders of the diminished influence of broadcast television networks this past week, when entertainment companies Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal and Fox hawked their upcoming wares to advertisers...

Big dreams for new Warner Bros. Discovery in ad presentation

May. 18, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

In what was essentially a public debut on Wednesday, leaders of the new Warner Bros. Discovery portrayed the media giant as effectively a fifth U.S. broadcast television network, with even bigger aspirations. “Our goal is to build the most dynamic media and entertainment company in...

Nielsen list illustrates power of franchises for networks

May. 17, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it's instructive to look at the power of network franchises. Of the Nielsen company's 20 most popular scripted series on the air last week, 12...

ABC tries something brave: drama with journalist as hero

May. 17, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

ABC is bringing actress Hilary Swank and the writer of the 2015 Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” together for a new drama about a journalist working in Alaska. The Thursday series “Alaska” headlines a fall schedule announced Tuesday that also includes an hourlong celebrity...

NBC, Fox offer fall television plans, to a point amid change

May. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Something was missing when Fox announced its plans for the fall television season: a schedule. It was one of several signs of how the business has changed since networks resumed their annual glitzy presentations for advertisers, which had been suspended because of...