Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards set bar high with live telecast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The glitch at the virtual creative arts Emmy telecast was minor, but it may have provoked flashbacks for the host of Sunday's more ambitious main TV awards ceremony. ...

Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets Emmy after mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman. ...

Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pajamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet connection ...

Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be among the participants in a monthlong online celebration of Latino contributions to television. The Paley C...

Uninvited Pigeon invades author Mo Willems' TV special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo Willems is very serious about the importance of being silly. That’s apparent to the children and adults tickled by “There Is a Bird on Your Head!” or “We Are in...

Virus delays filming of 2 seasons of 'Atlanta' until 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earn and Paper Boi were last seen flying to Europe on "Atlanta,” but they won't touch down until sometime next year. The acclaimed FX comedy starring creator Donal...

DeGeneres vows candor as clouded talk show charts its return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace. “I can’t...

NBC sets November return for 'This Is Us,' 'Chicago' dramas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An optimistic NBC said Thursday it will bring “This Is Us” and other scripted series back in November despite the TV industry's coronavirus-caused production shutdown that's only be...

Virtual Emmys: Less walking, talking, but beware the Wi-Fi

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a typical Hollywood awards show, it’s the orchestra’s task to nudge off winners whose acceptance speeches wander into overtime. In a virtual ceremony, the internet could give the...

3 producers exit DeGeneres' show amid workplace complaints

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” have exited amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that harbored misbehavior including sexual misconduct and racially insensitiv...

Coronavirus upends conventions, changes TV coverage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Democratic and Republican conventions will lack for crowds but not television coverage. The standard political gatherings that were to unfold for the Democrat...

Marge Simpson uses her voice to call out Trump adviser

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marge Simpson has advice for a lawyer with the Trump campaign: Do not name call. In a clip posted Friday by Fox’s animated series “The Simpsons," matriarch Marge c...

Politically charged 'black-ish' episode gets belated home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A politically charged episode of “black-ish” from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network. ...

Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity. Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats an...

Writer David Hare turns his COVID-19 into a theater piece

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says he’s turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring “this quite extraordinary disease.” “Beat the Devil” ...