Saturday, March 28, 2015

Television

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."
This time it's official: "Downton Abbey" will end next season.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Psychological thriller "Penny Dreadful" leads the race for BAFTA's Television Craft Awards with five nominations.
Anyone with a Twitter feed will be aware of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, even if not by name.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The season finale of Fox's monster rookie drama "Empire" came within a tick of catching AMC's "The Walking Dead" as primetime's biggest draw among young adults last week but it was enough to put the network on top.
Earlier this week, Philly native and "The Voice" fan favorite Anthony Riley abruptly left the show over what representative Evan Shingles revealed were "medical issues." Now, Riley has admitted that those issues revolved around substance abuse.
AYK, Philadelphia singer Anthony Riley has left The Voice. On Wednesday, a spokesman told Philly.com that Riley left for undefined "medical reasons." Evan Shingles dismissed talk of a Riley tweet supporting Mumia Abu Jamal, or of friction with fellow contestant Mia Z.
Philadelphia native and fan favorite Anthony Riley abruptly left NBC’s "The Voice" this week, with coach Pharrell announcing that he departed due to “personal reasons.” Now, Riley’s legal representation has reached out to Philly.com with more detail.
NEW YORK (AP) - Now that Fox has established "Empire" as the biggest new hit of the television season, it has to work on the rest of its lineup.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Comedy Central produces enough misfires that the appeal of those shows that spark to life, a la "Broad City," is perhaps magnified.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business - but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say.