Loads of TV shows were great in 2017; here are the 10 best

NEW YORK (AP) — So-called "Peak TV" remains the blessing and the curse for viewers in 2017, with the tally of scripted series now totaling some 500. Where to begin saluting all the great shows? Here a...

Out of all too many, TV's memorable moments in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a wild and wearying year in the world of TV, with dozens of memorable moments. Melissa McCarthy lampooning then-press secretary Sean Spicer in a January "Sa...

Comic-book heroes flock to TV, but why are they so popular?

NEW YORK (AP) — When "Marvel's The Punisher" debuted on Netflix last month, it was greeted with great interest and high anticipation. But it arrived as just one of many comic-book adaptations. "The Pu...

Lauer becomes biggest name toppled by misconduct allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Lauer's firing as host of NBC's "Today" makes him the biggest media figure brought down by sexual misconduct allegations since Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes lost their lofty posit...

'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' portrays a marvelously funny woman

NEW YORK (AP) — Midge Maisel has everything she imagined as a New York City woman in 1958: perfect husband, two cute kids and a "classic six" apartment on Riverside Drive. Then, by c...

Paul Reiser's new comedy recalls the world of Johnny Carson

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Reiser is streaming all over. You can find him on the Amazon comedy "Red Oaks," with Reiser the power-packing president of a New Jersey country club in the 1980s...

Football helped NBC to another ratings touchdown last week

NEW YORK (AP) — As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win. As with last week, NBC won largely thanks to football. Sunday night's clash between Ph...

Branagh, Friel among winners of International Emmy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Branagh won the International Emmy for Best Actor, while Anna Friel won the Best Actress trophy at the 2017 International Emmy Awards gala Monday night in New York. ...

2 best friends in a charming Aussie comedy about friendship

NEW YORK (AP) — Celia Pacquola sometimes wishes she and her best friend, Luke McGregor, were super-edgy and dark. But that's just not their thing. So these actor-comedians created a ...

Jermaine Fowler says starring in 'Superior Donuts' is sweet

NEW YORK (AP) — Jermaine Fowler is not only a star of "Superior Donuts," he also gets to help whip up the episodes. Fowler says he "really fought" to be admitted to the writers room. ...

'Stranger Things': Even stranger for David Harbour in year 2

NEW YORK (AP) — David Harbour loves playing a flawed hero on the Netflix hit "Stranger Things." Harbour plays police chief Jim Hopper, a sort of father figure in his Indiana town who...

A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a chance to trick or treat with the eyes and ears. Catch "Michael Jackson's Halloween," an animated special airing Friday on CBS. Executive producer John Branc...

Showrunner alleges sexual harassment by Bob Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein ...

A new spectator sport for the TV superfan: 'binge racing'

NEW YORK (AP) — For a special breed of TV superfans, this isn't streaming. This is a gusher. Behold the spectator sport known as "binge racing," defined as plowing through a streamin...

Report: Harvey Weinstein's brother in a 'waking nightmare'

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and co-founder of the company now struggling to survive says he had no idea "the type of predator" his brother is accused of being...