No one ever really knows what will go down on Emmy Awards night. Just when you think the voters are stuck in a rubber-stamp rut, they pull a big surprise and bestow their love on a shiny TV newbie.
When "Breaking Bad" ended last year, we all suspected we'd see Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul re-teamed on screen in some way. But no one could have predicted it would be this soon.
FXX is running a marathon of every "The Simpsons" episodes ever? (Tent fingertips together and reply in a sinister Mr. Burns voice): "Excellent...."
Nolan Stilwell steps into his black chef's jacket. He's moving slowly, thoughtfully. His father, Randy Stilwell, helps with the sleeves and buttons. Normally Nolan would don a gauzy white cap to work in the kitchen, but today he has a show to put on. He goes instead with a snug black hat emblazoned with the words "The Jam Man" across the front, and a big smile.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 11-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
New reality fare remained a big draw on a prime-time landscape jammed otherwise with reruns.
Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics.
Q: I read with dismay about "Revolution" being canceled. They sucked me in and I have a right to know the ending. All these shows need to be required to tape an ending just in case they are not picked up again. Why should I even bother to watch any network shows? That's why they're all failing. The networks don't give anyone a true chance. How many of the old loved shows in reruns would have failed by today's standards? Let the show finish the story and then cancel. Sometimes it takes a bit for the show to catch on just like the shows of old. Not all of us have the attention span of a gnat!
Watching the Emmy ceremony last year produced a nasty case of whiplash as the evening veered wildly between rewarding the expected winners ("Modern Family," Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Parsons) and delivering absolutely shocking surprises. Bobby Cannavale? Really? Jeff Daniels, not Kevin Spacey or Bryan Cranston? Huh. Merritt who? Wever? OK, then. Gotta go. Bye.
For decades, watching Cinemax could trigger a spiral of shame. Many voyeurs waited until their parents or spouse fell asleep, then crawled out of bed, tiptoed down to the living room and watched "The Great Bikini Bowling Bash" at low volume in the dark.
The Baltimore Orioles earned a victory in court in their dispute with the Washington Nationals over annual broadcast payments.
Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including "Saturday Night Live," died Monday in Arizona. He was 96.
Jon Hamm joked that the bobble head the St. Louis Cardinals honored him with was "probably repurposed" from a Matt Carpenter model.
A judge ruled Monday that Major League Baseball can't immediately compel an Orioles-controlled TV network to pay tens of millions of dollars a year to the Washington Nationals for the rights to show their games.
Police, protesters collide in Ferguson, a day after National Guard arrives in St. Louis suburb
The Mid-American Conference has agreed to a new 13-year contract with ESPN, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement gives the network all television distribution rights to the league's football games through the 2026-27 season.
In "The Honorable Woman," an eight-part miniseries airing on SundanceTV, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Baroness Nessa Stein, a British Israeli heiress whose life is inextricably bound up in one of humanity's most enduring conflicts.
Dora Marquez, as the pint-sized global superstar herself might say, has gotten muy grande.