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TV study: LGBTQ characters rise in number with streaming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LGBTQ representation on scripted TV series has grown along with the footprint of streaming services, according to an annual study by the advocacy group GLAAD. “TV ...

TCM's Jacqueline Stewart puts Black film history in focus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film scholar Jacqueline Stewart makes a rich contribution to TCM for Black History Month, leading discussions about “Selma” with its star, David Oyelowo, and highlighting the work o...

Ally Sheedy savors nuanced TV role in 'Single Drunk Female'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ally Sheedy’s career boasts hit movies including “The Breakfast Club” and “WarGames," an award-wining turn in the indie film “High Art” and a string of TV roles scattered over the y...

TV marks Black History Month with provocative, creative fare

LOS ANGELES (AP) — How U.S. history is told and taught is being challenged and potentially constricted on several fronts, but television's approach to Black History Month is firmly in overdrive. ...

'Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider's history-making run ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider’s dazzling streak is over, snapped Wednesday by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money. ...

Howie Mandel urges pal Jay Leno to air 'Late Night' laundry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Mandel has a bone to pick with his longtime friend Jay Leno. On the podcast “Howie Mandel Does Stuff,” he tells Leno he should have publicly defended himself...

'Sanford and Son' at 50, 'double-edged' Black sitcom pioneer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demond Wilson heard that Redd Foxx was going to star in a TV sitcom, the actor brushed it off as a joke. Foxx was a killer stand-up comic, with a trademark ra...

'This Is Us,' 'black-ish' salutes set for Paley TV festival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us,” “black-ish” and “Better Call Saul” are among the shows to be saluted at the Paley Center for Media’s annual TV festival, returning to live events after two years of pa...

Bob Saget, beloved TV dad of 'Full House,' dead at 65

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” died...

'Jeopardy!' champ hits $1 million; talks fame, trans rights

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider is adding to her list of bragging rights and admirers. Already the highest-earning female contestant in the quiz show's history ...

Anatomy of TV hit 'You': right book, creators, global reach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When veteran TV producer Greg Berlanti was invited to adapt the novel “You" about a seductive charmer with a murderous streak, he immediately fixed on former “Supernatural” producer...

Mandy Moore braces for farewell to 'This Is Us'; music ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Mandy Moore is bracing for emotional whiplash, it’s understandable. She and her musician-husband, Taylor Goldsmith, welcomed their first child in February, an e...

Chris Noth accused of sexual assaults; actor denies claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Chris Noth has been accused of sexually assaulting two women in separate encounters that took place in 2004 and 2015, according to a report Thursday. The wom...

'Sex and the City' sequel seeks 'slow burn' affair with fans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Patrick King wants the record to show that “Sex and the City” had a “slow burn of a love affair" with viewers on its way to becoming, eventually, an adored success. ...

Holiday rom-com 'With Love' follows Latino family for a year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After slogging through a universally difficult 2020 and with Christmas approaching, Gloria Calderón Kellett sought out a trusted form of escape. “I was watching ‘W...