Sunday, February 7, 2016

Television

Just when I'd stopped caring that all the best late-night TV gigs were going to men, along comes Samantha Bee to remind me why it matters.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Louis C.K. will release a second episode Saturday of his highly UN-anticipated series "Horace & Pete...
* SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS ALL-STAR COUNTDOWN. 8 p.m. Saturday, CBS3. Why wait for the game if all you care about is the ads?...
NEW YORK - It's 2016, and comedian John Oliver is ready to talk about the U.S. presidential elections. He's just not sure yet what...
By Rick Kissell LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Twenty years after the O.J. Simpson murder trial riveted the nation, FX's new series...
Jeff Ward refers to Charles Manson as "Charlie," like he knows the guy.
LONDON (AP) - Former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc will be joining the BBC's popular "Top Gear" program, presenting the revamped car show with Chris Evans, the British broadcaster said Thursday.
Marley Dias, the 11-year-old from West Orange, N.J., featured on Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia and in our own Sofiya Ballin's "Black History: What I...
NBC is stepping into the nostalgia trend this pilot season, ordering a pilot for a "Cruel Intentions" sequel series, Variety has learned.
On Tuesday, FX premieres The People v. O.J. Simpson, the 10-episode first season of a new American Crime Story anthology from Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee) that's less interested in the former football star's guilt or innocence than in what it took to get him acquitted of the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Goldman.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sumner Redstone, the ailing 92-year-old media mogul who controls TV and movie powerhouses CBS and Viacom, has stepped down as executive chairman of CBS amid a courtroom battle over his health and mental capacity. CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves will replace him as chairman.
BOSTON (AP) - Mary Fiumara, best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the 1960s, has died at age 88.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died, He was 92.
Animal Planet will turn their camera to the University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school for their upcoming docu-series "Penn Vet."
By Maane Khatchatourian LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Lady Gaga will perform a tribute to David Bowie at the upcoming Grammy Awards. The legendary musician...
Conscious uncoupling pays off We mocked Gwyneth Paltrow when she declared in 2014 that she and then-husband Chris Martin were parting ways in a super-amicable process called "conscious uncoupling." There will be no acrimony, the duo said, but a harmonious divorce that would save their kids, Apple and Moses, from unnecessary trauma.
Good Day Philadelphia, Fox 29's morning show, is growing on the weekends. Back in December, Fox 29 expanded the brand to a seven days a week, with the...
On this day in American history, February 1, 2016, about a dozen people -- most of whom are Caucasian and slightly unhinged -- fought for attention, scrounged for validation and angled for victory.
Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance talk about what they learned playing defendant, prosecutor and defense attorney in FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson."
_ THE X-FILES. 8 p.m. Monday, Fox29. If your favorite parts of the original X-Files were the monster-of-the-week episodes, you'll love this one, written by the Emmy-winning Darin Morgan.
ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - On the field, the four-legged fur balls of the Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl III were all business.
Adele: Back off, candidates! It doesn't matter if you're conservative or liberal. As far as Adele is concerned, neither side in the American presidential race has a right to use her music.
After Mad About You ended its run in 1999, Paul Reiser went from playing Affable Sitcom Guy to Affable Stay-at-Home Dad.
Philadelphia has had two Top Chef victors during its run and a few notable contestants. Maybe it's time to make it a third? The long-running Bravo reality...
Philly's own Boyz II Men slayed as the collective Teen Angel on Fox's live production of Grease: Live. They took over the part from Philly's own Frankie...
Fans of Making a Murderer will soon be able to get closer to the story, with the defense team that represented Steven Avery during the murder trial featured in the show coming to the Philadelphia area this spring.