'Downton Abbey' creator's new TV show is painfully accurate

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The period costumes of a Julian Fellowes drama can be excruciatingly accurate, as an actress in his new series “Belgravia” discovered. The Epix drama from “Do...

'Out on Television' tracks evolution of LGBTQ portrayals

Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a “love letter” to the medium’s power. It’s also a testament to how LGBTQ people and th...

Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon's spy series 'Citadel'

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star opposite Richard Madden in the U.S. edition of “Citadel,” a drama series to be produced in conjunction with programs from several other countrie...

'Homeland' star Patinkin lauds intelligence community

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. intelligence sector has a staunch defender in “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin. During a panel discussion about the Showtime spy thriller’s final seaso...

Jason Biggs savors his lasting 'American Pie' connection

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jason Biggs has no regrets about being indelibly linked to “American Pie,” the rowdy 1999 adolescent sex comedy. “It changed my life, and it’s the reason I’m ...

Alex Trebek to Rep. John Lewis: Let's survive cancer in 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek has a message of support for Congressman John Lewis as both fight pancreatic cancer. “We’re starting a new year, and let’s see if we can’t both complet...

Russell Crowe, Phoebe Waller-Bridge win Golden Globes for TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Russell Crowe won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Fox News Channel architect Roger Ailes in “The Loudest Voice,” drawing Australia’s disastrous fires into Sunday's cer...

Inuit-Canadian singer who covered 'Diamonds'' dies at 26

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Fraser, a Canadian pop artist who gained attention for an Inuit-language cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” part of her advocacy efforts for her indigenous culture, has died. Fras...

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...