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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...

Football, Chicago dramas lead NBC to ratings victory

Oct. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Football and mayhem in Chicago, unrelated to the NFL's Bears, dominated the top of the television rankings last week. While NBC's Sunday night football game was the most-watched program of the week, producer Dick Wolf's trio of Windy City-set dramas all finished among the Nielsen company's...

Only 3 returning big network shows see rise in live viewers

Oct. 15, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's sophomore drama "A Million Little Things," reality show "Shark Tank" and the Fox first-responders drama "9-1-1" have something in common that they can take pride in. Over the first three weeks of the television season, they are the only three of 49 prime-time shows returning to ABC,...

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78

Oct. 12, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief illness. He was at...

Fox takes second week of television season

Oct. 8, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks into the season, two different winners have been crowned in a tight battle for prime-time supremacy among the television networks. Fox took first place last week in the Nielsen company's rankings, buoyed by its Thursday night NFL game between the L.A. Rams and Seattle....

Football helps NBC win first week of the fall season

Oct. 1, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With football in full swing and "The Big Bang Theory" nowhere to be seen, the first week of the fall season had NBC feeling like must-see TV again. The network that dominated prime time in the 1980s and 1990s won the week in total viewers for the first time in 18 years with an average...