Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. Only it's way more organized than anything you're likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit the most aren't family and friends, but the suits who run Disney and a host of other media outfits.

Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment — including a recent Emmy nomination — and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

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.

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.

An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.

FXX is running a marathon of every "The Simpsons" episodes ever? (Tent fingertips together and reply in a sinister Mr. Burns voice): "Excellent...."

Al Roker didn't have this honor in his forecast.

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.

"Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid. Now the future of this television staple followed by millions is up in the air.

Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony.

Seth Meyers is no stranger to live television. For years he anchored "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live."

Al Roker didn't have this honor in his forecast.

Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new "Saturday Night Live," Lorne Michaels must have known it.

Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state.

Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones.

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.

A former "Canadian Idol" contestant was acquitted on Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism, with the judge finding insufficient evidence that he intended to join a plot.

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.

Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace."

Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

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.

"The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.

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

Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise.

Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.

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.

When Idris Elba agreed to direct K. Michelle's TV musical, the R&B singer thought he was kidding.

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.

Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015.

Dora Marquez, as the pint-sized global superstar herself might say, has gotten muy grande.

With TV viewers awash in choices, how can a network bolster a freshman hit's chances of repeating its success in year two? Plot a marketing extravaganza that's nearly inescapable.

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