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Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ breaks romantic ground

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 4:39 pm

The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.
In a four-episode arc that will conclude the season this fall, 22-year-old Jessie...

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‘Mad Men’ end in sight for Weiner

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 5:32 pm

Chat with Matthew Weiner these days and you feel the added depth of his "Mad Men" immersion.
When its bifurcated final season begins Sunday at 10 p.m. on AMC (with seven episodes, to be followed by...

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‘Sharknado 2’ unleashes flying sharks on New York

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 7:01 pm

Get ready for more flying sharks.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" will take a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy's sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer.

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Colbert to succeed Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 7:02 pm

CBS, moving quickly to fill a looming hole in its entertainment lineup, named Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" to replace David Letterman in late-night TV.
In the new...

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CNN bringing back Anthony Bourdain’s hot series

 April 10, 2014; Updated: 6:00 pm

Anthony Bourdain has traveled to all sorts of exotic places over the past couple of years, with none as important as where he's taken CNN itself.
Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" series, a culinary...

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Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 12:20 pm

James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died, the WWE said. He was 54.
The WWE said Hellwig died Tuesday. Scottsdale, Ariz., police spokesman Sgt. Mark Clark said...

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Drew Carey makes ‘The Price Is Right’ his own

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 5:19 pm

There's so much noise during an episode of "The Price Is Right" that producers of the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful," which is taping nearby, need to be aware of the game show's schedule so the rowdiness doesn't disrupt the...

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A new year of series, specials for Animal Planet

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 3:02 pm

Unlike some channels, Animal Planet trades on a message beyond "Watch us."
So says Marjorie Kaplan, group president of Animal Planet and TLC.
"We believe that there...

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Letterman’s departure will reshape late-night

 April 5, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

Jimmy Fallon's fast start replacing Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show the past two months had a secondary effect: David Letterman suddenly seemed old.
The Top 10 list, the ironic detachment, even the set...

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AMC drama ‘Turn’ reveals Revolutionary War spy ring

 April 4, 2014; Updated: 4:57 pm

A classic spoof of the Revolutionary War finds Gen. George Washington interrupted by a bill collector out on the battlefield.
"Could you come back in a little while?" Washington proposes. "I'm going...

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David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 5:15 pm

New York — David Letterman says he's retiring next year as host of "Late Show."
During a taping of Thursday's show, Letterman said he has informed his CBS bosses that he will...

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Two legendary stars play ‘Game of Thrones’ in-laws

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 5:03 pm

Like every "Game of Thrones" fan, Charles Dance was gobsmacked by last season's next-to-last installment.
That episode floored viewers with its ritualistic "red wedding," a massacre staged by Lord...

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CBS comedy ‘How I Met Your Mother’ ends

 April 2, 2014; Updated: 5:02 pm

In its 208th and final episode on Monday, the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" finally revealed the mystery contained in its title and then ended with a twist designed to reward longtime fans.

Actor Josh Radnor's character Ted meets the...

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Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

 April 2, 2014; Updated: 5:02 pm

A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation lawsuit against Glenn Beck, accusing the conservative commentator of calling him "the money man" behind the attack.

Abdulrahman Alharbi, 20, said in the...

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Eva Marie Saint dishes on Hollywood in TCM special

 March 31, 2014; Updated: 7:20 pm

Eva Marie Saint has a perfect right to act like Hollywood royalty.
She won an Oscar for her film debut in "On the Waterfront," holding her ground against Marlon Brando in his prime. She was Cary...

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No lazy Rivers: ‘Joan & Melissa’ return to action

 March 29, 2014; Updated: 3:52 pm

Joan Rivers, who for more than a half-century has turned her life inside out for comedy, is starting her fourth season doing just that for the reality show she shares with her daughter, Melissa.
"Joan...

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Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on ‘Tonight’

 March 26, 2014; Updated: 5:18 pm

One month in, NBC's generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it.
Fallon's fast start is clear in television...

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Discovery TV show to profile late Alaska serial killer

 March 24, 2014; Updated: 6:43 pm

An upcoming special episode of Investigation Discovery's "Dark Minds" TV series says it has new information about confessed Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes, including the identity of a potential victim.

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Netflix’s hit prison series takes a funny turn

 March 22, 2014; Updated: 5:37 pm

This is where the word "dramedy" stops being a useful descriptor and starts getting confusing. Netflix has decided that its hit series "Orange Is the New Black," the critically adored dramedy that debuted last summer, officially falls in...

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Cat whisperer heading to Oregon after attack

 March 20, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

The large cat that attacked a baby and trapped an Oregon family in a bedroom touched off an Internet uproar that worries Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell."

Cats don't become ferocious felines that turn on their...

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Fonda and Tomlin to reteam for a Netflix sitcom

 March 20, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

Netflix says it's reuniting Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for a new comedy series.

The online TV network will launch "Grace and Frankie" starring Fonda and Tomlin as long-time foes who come together when their husbands desert them after...

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Live TV special to air from space

 March 14, 2014; Updated: 4:10 pm

National Geographic Channel is targeting a subject that's literally over our heads, bringing it down to Earth in an ambitious two-hour special.
Airing tonight at 8 p.m., "Live From Space" will...

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No retirement in sight for Jerry Bruckheimer

 March 13, 2014; Updated: 4:39 pm

On a quiet morning amid the awards-season rush, Jerry Bruckheimer's shaggy golden retriever, Harper, is easily the most animated in the building.
She trots about the production company headquarters,...

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Rodriguez gives it to viewers straight with El Rey

 March 12, 2014; Updated: 5:15 pm

In the past year, Netflix, with its online, all-at-once D.C. thriller "House of Cards," has jolted the medium we used to know as "television."

Now TV could be rocked by another game changer. Say hello to Robert Rodriguez, who, down in the...

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'Gravity' director Alfonso Cuaron turns to TV

 March 11, 2014; Updated: 5:09 pm

Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron was looking for an anti-"Gravity" follow-up to his blockbuster space film, and he found it with a rare excursion into television.
Cuaron and sci-fi auteur J.J.

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