Holiday TV forecast: a sleighful of movies, music, a Grinch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa’s sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel and a new streaming service adding to the cargo. A more expansive view of...

TV comedy greats take a bow, make ’em laugh at ceremony

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “There’s nothing I believe more than this, that laughter adds time to one’s life,” Norman Lear told an audience gathered to honor him and other four other television comed...

Sibling rivalry, affection rule new season of ‘The Crown’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, aka Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret in Netflix’s “The Crown,” are perched royally atop folding chairs as they hold court in a hotel ...

Times, actors are changing as ‘The Crown’ enters 1960s, ’70s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Crown” opens with a clever acknowledgment that time has passed for Queen Elizabeth II and taken with it the Emmy-winning actress who played her in the Netflix drama’s first two...

Parolee is no hometown hero in TV comedy 'Back to Life'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who can provoke belly laughs with grunts clearly is gifted. Fans of the show business comedy "Episodes" will fondly recall Daisy Haggard's skill at unleashing a symphony of...

Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. ...

Netflix serves up 'Green Eggs and Ham' with all-star cast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When screenwriter Jared Stern was approached about developing Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" as an animated series, he sought advice from one important woman and the consent of ano...

'This Is Us' takes on race, class and teenage love in Philly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two high schoolers are testing their fledgling relationship with a day on the town, a classic start to a screen romance. But on Tuesday's "This Is Us," the carefree date in Philadel...

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars with Oprah but no library

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with "Game of Thrones"...

In Apple TV's 'Morning Show,' women rebel, men misbehave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Morning Show" started life as a behind-the-scenes peek at a slice of network TV as familiar and routine as a wake-up cup of coffee. Then shocking revelations of sexual miscondu...

'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as husband and long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s s...

Ghost hunter's work gets TV afterlife in 'The Holzer Files'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The work of the late paranormal researcher Hans Holzer is getting an afterlife on TV. Holzer wrote more than 100 books starting with "Ghost Hunter" in 1963 and inc...

Versatile Forest Whitaker goes from crime boss to music man

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forest Whitaker plays a real-life crime boss in Epix's new drama series "Godfather of Harlem," with the commanding intensity expected from him. He's switching thin...

Patricia Heaton leaps generation gap in 'Carol's Second Act'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Heaton is having a recurring dream she describes as "half prosperity, half panic," in which she and her husband are remodeling a massive apartment in New York City with a s...

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' aim for records at Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Get the snacks and a scorecard ready for the 2019 Emmy Awards. As TV academy voters honor what they consider the small-screen's best, viewers can join in by tallyi...