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Creator fires 'Law & Order' spin-off writer for online posts

Jun. 2, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A TV writer who has worked on “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.” was fired from an upcoming “Law & Order” spin-off because of online posts about social unrest in Los Angeles. Craig Gore was dropped from NBC's “Law & Order: Organized...

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AMC drama revisits 'Millionaire' quiz show coughing scandal

May. 28, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Any misconduct that attached to ABC's “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” was of the garden—variety business type. During the quiz's show initial 1999-2002 run, the network milked the unexpected hit with nightly airings until its ratings crashed. Then there was the...

This undated photo made available by Terry Cartwright Television Ltd shows the filming in London of “The First Team” a new BBC comedy drama series about a fictional soccer team. One of the executive producers is Tom Werner, the American chairman of Liverpool, who was a source of behind-the-scenes knowledge and footballing contacts. (Terry Cartwright Television Ltd via AP)

Soccer gets comedy series treatment with help from Liverpool

May. 22, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

Mattie Sullivan cannot believe he is making the leap from American soccer to the Premier League. The English club’s American chairman is delighted to be signing a player who can “sell some shirts back home" and hands over the contract to be signed. But the ink isn’t even dry when chairman...

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ABC renews 19 shows, adds David E. Kelley drama 'Big Sky'

May. 21, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC is bringing back the lion’s share of its series for next season, including “black-ish,” “A Million Little Things” and “The Rookie.” They are among the 19 shows that will return in the 2020-21 season, the network said Thursday, adding...

FILE - This May 5, 2019 file photo shows host Mario Lopez on stage at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The Daytime Emmy Awards are skipping a theater ceremony because of the coronavirus but the honors will be presented on a TV broadcast on June 26. Nominations for the 47th annual Daytime Emmys will be announced Thursday on CBS’ “The Talk,” with categories including best drama series, talk show and game show. The TV academy that organizes the daytime awards had announced it wouldn’t hold the traditional theater ceremony out of pandemic safety concerns. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Daytime Emmys back on TV, but with socially distanced show

May. 20, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Daytime Emmy Awards are skipping a theater ceremony because of the coronavirus but the honors will be presented on a TV broadcast. CBS' decision to air the awards on June 26 is a bright spot for the daytime honors, which had been consigned to an online presentation in recent years as...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Queen Latifah arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. Queen Latifah will step into the role of a retired special-ops agent who fiercely believes in justice in “Equalizer,” one of three new CBS shows for the 2020-21 season.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

CBS 'optimistic' about fall lineup despite production halt

May. 19, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS said it plans a fall schedule that's a close match to last season, but the network is keeping a watchful eye on when the industry will emerge from its virus-caused production shutdown. The majority of the network’s returning shows will be back in the time slots they held in...

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TV cliffhanger: New season in jeopardy amid virus shutdown

May. 18, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first new TV season of the coronavirus era is facing an understandably shaky start that comes with a tacit disclaimer: No one is sure when it will arrive. Studios, guilds and trade groups are huddling to find ways to ease a near-complete production shutdown, among the nationwide...

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CBS renews 23 shows, 'Young Sheldon,' 'All Rise' among them

May. 6, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV viewers craving familiarity will find it on CBS, which is renewing nearly two-dozen series including newcomers “The Unicorn" and “All Rise” and stalwarts “Blue Bloods” and “The Amazing Race.” CBS said Wednesday that 23 returning shows...

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TV's 'Blacklist' draws on animation to thwart virus shutdown

May. 5, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Raymond “Red” Reddington, a man who relishes a challenge, likely would admire how TV’s “The Blacklist” took a creative gamble amid the industry’s coronavirus-forced production shutdown to end the season with a bang, not a whimper. The makers of...

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Legal drama 'All Rise' adapts to pandemic for season finale

May. 3, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The legal drama “All Rise” has become the first U.S. scripted television series to adapt the the pandemic by producing an episode remotely, enlisting its stars to work from home on their own makeup, set design and lighting. The season finale, airing Monday night on CBS,...