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'Sanford and Son' at 50, 'double-edged' Black sitcom pioneer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demond Wilson heard that Redd Foxx was going to star in a TV sitcom, the actor brushed it off as a joke. Foxx was a killer stand-up comic, with a trademark ra...

'This Is Us,' 'black-ish' salutes set for Paley TV festival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us,” “black-ish” and “Better Call Saul” are among the shows to be saluted at the Paley Center for Media’s annual TV festival, returning to live events after two years of pa...

Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of 'Full House,' dead at 65

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” died...

'Jeopardy!' champ hits $1 million; talks fame, trans rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider is adding to her list of bragging rights and admirers. Already the highest-earning female contestant in the quiz show's history ...

Conservative networks minimize insurrection on anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — At one point Thursday afternoon, Rep. Adam Kinzinger was on CNN recounting what he was doing a year earlier when the U.S. Capitol was attacked. At the same time, MSNBC was reporting on...

Anatomy of TV hit 'You': right book, creators, global reach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When veteran TV producer Greg Berlanti was invited to adapt the novel “You" about a seductive charmer with a murderous streak, he immediately fixed on former “Supernatural” producer...

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or the loopy ...

Mandy Moore braces for farewell to 'This Is Us'; music ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Mandy Moore is bracing for emotional whiplash, it’s understandable. She and her musician-husband, Taylor Goldsmith, welcomed their first child in February, an e...

New this week: 'Lost Daughter,' NYE in Nashville, Boba Fett

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Ma...

Chris Noth accused of sexual assaults; actor denies claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Chris Noth has been accused of sexually assaulting two women in separate encounters that took place in 2004 and 2015, according to a report Thursday. The wom...

'Sex and the City' sequel seeks 'slow burn' affair with fans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Patrick King wants the record to show that “Sex and the City” had a “slow burn of a love affair" with viewers on its way to becoming, eventually, an adored success. ...

Holiday rom-com 'With Love' follows Latino family for a year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After slogging through a universally difficult 2020 and with Christmas approaching, Gloria Calderón Kellett sought out a trusted form of escape. “I was watching ‘W...

Shatner marvels at Blue Origin flight frenzy, 'finite' Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Shatner's durable role as an avatar of space's promise drew a frenzy of attention when fiction became fact with his rocket ride. The “Star Trek” actor says...

Nearing 100, Betty White's life is a page-turner in new book

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photo of Betty White, with dimpled smile and guileless gaze, fills the cover of a coffee table book arriving the month before her 100th birthday. The image evoke...

Helen Mirren makes regal bow as Harry Potter quiz show host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren is oddly absent from the Harry Potter film franchise that proved close to a full-employment act for Britain's acting greats. But she's found her own path into its magic...