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” ...

Fresh comedy faces, 'Modern Family' farewell seek Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Morning Show" and “Ramy” are among the series vying for Emmy nominations as TV's top honors strive to keep Hollywood's awards tradition going despite the pandemic. ...

Virus-shadowed Emmy nods could bring surprises, diversity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has been America’s constant companion amid an unyielding virus and whirlwind of racial reappraisal. But will the Emmy nominations arriving Tuesday refle...

ABC News cuts ties with exec, cites racial insensitivity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC News has cut ties with a veteran executive after an investigation concluded that she made racially insensitive remarks, according to an internal memo. In an em...

ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites 'anti-Semitic' comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon's “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer, the media giant said. “ViacomCBS condemns bigotry...

Tyra Banks waltzing in as new 'Dancing With the Stars' host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyra Banks will be showing off her moves as solo host of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” The supermodel, actor and businesswoman who co-created “America’s Next Top...

Peacock enters streaming fray with paid, free subscriptions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peacock is joining the streaming world with a few feathers plucked from its intended array of original programs. Amid a stubborn, industry-wide production halt for...

Jada and Will Smith address relationship in ‘Table Talk’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With their marriage under social-media scrutiny, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith reaffirmed their commitment to each other as Pinkett Smith admitted to having a relationship with ...

Soap opera's kisses outwit virus with tests, spouses, dolls

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s technical expertise can awe us with monsters and imaginary worlds. But is it capable of delivering a simple screen kiss during a pandemic marked by masks and social dist...

Right time to 'get stupid again': Beavis, Butt-Head comeback

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to TV in a reimagined version of the animated series about a pair of Gen X slackers. “It seemed like the time was right to get...

Christine Lahti plays friend, feminist icon Steinem on PBS

Christine Lahti's portrayal of Gloria Steinem in PBS' “Gloria: A Life” reflects both a veteran artist's skill and a passion for the subject. Lahti's discovery as a young woman of Ste...

'Isolation Stories' turns lens on actors at home, pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Jeff Pope and his family were sickened by COVID-19, getting well was the first concern. That accomplished, the British writer-producer decided to make timely art out of the pan...

Fans turn up heat for ABC's canceled 'Baker and the Beauty'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With cries for equality and justice ringing in the streets, a petition drive to rescue a canceled television series may seem inconsequential. But among the advocat...

'30 Rock' cast reuniting to tout new NBC, cable schedules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and other “30 Rock” stars are reuniting for a corporate cause: to promote the shows and stars that will be part of the new season for NBC and it...

Creator fires 'Law & Order' spin-off writer for online posts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A TV writer who has worked on “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.” was fired from an upcoming “Law & Order” spin-off because of online posts about social unrest in Los Angeles. ...