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...

From 'Murphy Brown' to le Carre, 6 new shows worth watching

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's more new television to watch than is humanly possible. But everyone has to make a time-allocation decision in the end, and that's what we're here to help with. ...

Packed fall TV brings Julia Roberts, life after 'Roseanne'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's so much television to watch or pretend to watch — have you really followed all of wrenching "The Handmaid's Tale" or even heartwarming "This Is Us"? — the guru who coined th...

Will a 'Saturday Night Live' makeover rescue the Emmys?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Excited about Monday's 70th Emmy Awards? Probably not. That's an educated guess based on shrinking interest in entertainment's back-slapping ceremonies generally and television's bi...

Stand Up To Cancer raises best-ever $123 million in pledges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet. The organization said Sunday that the fundraiser received more than $123 m...

'America's Got Talent,' Notre Dame football top ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV viewers are idling away the final weeks of summer the way they started it: with reality programs. Half of last week's 20 most-watched programs were unscripted c...

John Krasinski tackles terror, career shift in 'Jack Ryan'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Krasinski comes across in conversation as a disarming match to his screen image, the sort of easy-going, decent guy he played on TV's "The Office" and in the romantic comedy "A...

Comedy legend Carl Reiner turns Emmy shot into punchline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedy mastermind Carl Reiner can't help turning his latest Emmy nomination into a punchline. The 96-year-old creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" already has 12 Em...

A focused Mackenzie Phillips takes it one day at a time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mackenzie Phillips, who's upending expectations with her portrayal of a brutal inmate on "Orange is the New Black," deserves another look off-screen as well. Phill...

Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Broadcasters, cable channel and streamlining platforms paraded their upcoming shows at the Television Critics Association's just-ended summer meeting. Ab...

'Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," says the actress has died. She wa...

Fox exec: Up to 'Simpsons' creators to handle Apu criticism

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Creators of "The Simpsons" have the freedom to handle the show's depiction of Indian shop owner Apu in the right way for their show, a top Fox executive said Thursday. ...

Bobby Brown says he's no 'bad guy'; denies hitting Houston

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Brown says he made some bad choices in his life. But the New Edition founding member is now denying that his marriage to Whitney Houston ever turne...