PBS' 'Let's Go Luna!' takes kids on a globe-spanning tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmen, Leo and Andy are globe-trotters to envy, jumping from Paris to Nairobi to New Orleans and beyond in the company of a tour guide who knows her way around: Luna the moon. ...

Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin act their age for laughs, tears

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin and sitcom hitmaker Chuck Lorre are taking on old age in a new Netflix dramedy. "The Kominsky Method" stars Douglas as an act...

Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a wildfire destroyed or imperiled the homes of celebrities and other Southern California residents. ...

'This Is Us' season will answer war mysteries, creator says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" series creator Dan Fogelman says the NBC drama's Vietnam story line won't remain a prolonged mystery. Fogelman says that viewers will know by season's...

Stars join thousands waiting to learn wildfire's damage toll

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich or not, famous or not, there was no reprieve Saturday from the California wildfires sweeping through towns as different as the star-filled oceanside enclave of Malibu and the m...

Dennis Miller plans politics break after 'Fake News' special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Miller says he's easing away from political humor after next week's release of his new comedy special, "Fake News-Real Jokes ." The former "Saturday Night L...

President Claire Underwood takes charge in 'House of Cards'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The spirit of Francis Underwood haunts the sixth and final season of "House of Cards" and its new U.S. president, the widowed Claire Underwood. The character of Fr...

Study: LGBTQ characters on network TV hit record high

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. The annual stu...

Veteran NBC producer Jim Bell joins Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran NBC news and sports producer Jim Bell took charge of Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" as CBS late-night competitor Stephen Colbert edged closer among advertiser-favored young v...

Rowling, Tolkien, Austen novels vie for bragging rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A six-month effort to find America's best-loved novel is coming to an end, with works by J.K. Rowling and Jane Austen among the top contenders. The results of a na...

Amazon's 'The Romanoffs' is a classic TV anthology series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ambitious, lavishly produced television series are routine in the era of big-spending streaming platforms. But the latest entry, Amazon's "The Romanoffs," tests vi...

CBS' 'Murphy Brown' is back, ready to 'make some noise'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS' "Murphy Brown" returns to TV this week after 20 years, and its creator says the sitcom is ready to "make some noise." Diane English says the 13-episode season...

The Emmy winner is ... maybe viewers, diversity, 'SNL' brand

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there's more on the line at Monday's ceremony than personal glory. "Saturday Night Live" c...

'Saturday Night Live,' politics, diversity could rule Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one d...

Emmy impostor, trophy injury: awards chief has seen it all

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 38 years of managing the Emmy Awards — more than half its 70-year history — John Leverence has faced everything from the demands of a changing TV industry to ticket nightmares to...