Sitcoms

This image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke, left, and Kit Harington in a scene from the final episode of "Game of Thrones." On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the program was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series. (HBO via AP)
July 16, 2019 - 1:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty...
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This image released by Hulu shows Joey King in a scene from "The Act." On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, King was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress limited series. (Brownie Harris/Hulu via AP)
July 16, 2019 - 10:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Star of Hulu's "The Act" Joey King sobbed when she learned of her first Emmy nomination. She says it's the greatest moment of her life. King told The Associated Press that "my whole body is shaking, I'm so excited"...
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This undated photo released by the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety shows actor Charles Levin. Authorities believe they found the remains of actor Levin in a remote area of Oregon. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said Sunday, July 14, 2019, there is a "high probability" human remains in a remote area northeast of Selma are those of Levin. The medical examiner will make the final identification. (Grants Pass Department of Public Safety via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 2:39 pm
SELMA, Ore. (AP) — Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as "Seinfeld" and "Night Court." Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn't heard from his...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, file photo, actor Rip Torn attends the New York premiere of "Marie Antoinette." Award-winning television, film and theater actor Torn has died at the age of 88, his publicist announced Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
July 10, 2019 - 8:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as "Men in Black," and win an Emmy in his 60s for "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with...
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This 2013 photo provided by Okay Goodnight shows Marta Kauffman. Kauffman, the creator of TV's "Friends" says there are no plans for a reunion and there won't be any. She said she wouldn't want to "mess up a good thing" for fans with a potentially disappointing reunion. Kauffman and David Crane created and produced "Friends," NBC's hit sitcom that aired from 1994 to 2004. Kauffman's current projects include the Netflix series "Grace and Frankie." (Okay Goodnight via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 11:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ask Marta Kauffman if there will be a "Friends" reunion someday, and the answer is a crisp "nope." Kauffman, who created the enduringly popular sitcom with David Crane and was an executive producer from start to finish, is focused on what's now and next, not what's past. She's...
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This image released by ABC shows Wanda Sykes as Louise Jefferson, left, and Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson in "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'," special which aired on Wednesday, May 22. According to Nielsen figures out Wednesday, May 29, ABC's live re-creation of episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" ranked among last week's most-watched programs. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 3:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blasts from the past proved irresistible to viewers, who flocked to live versions of a pair of classic sitcoms and a special about a 20th-century TV beauty. ABC's re-creation of episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" was among last week's most-watched programs with...
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This photo provided by CBS shows Jim Parsons in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00 p.m., ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. (Michael Yarish/CBS via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 7:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" closed out its run as television's top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show's group of geeky misfits. The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, "The Change Constant" and "The Stockholm...
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FILE - This July 29, 2018 file photo shows executive producer Norman Lear at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. A 90-minute ABC special will celebrate the writer, director and producer of classic comedies, “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” It airs May 22. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
May 16, 2019 - 9:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Archie Bunker is coming back to prime-time network TV and he might look a little different to viewers — even if what he says is exactly the same. Woody Harrelson is stepping into the iconic role as part of a 90-minute ABC special celebrating writer, director and producer Norman Lear...
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This image released by CBS shows, from left, Pauley Perrette, Jaime Camil and Natasha Leggero in a scene from the sitcom "Broke." (Sonja Flemming/CBS via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" finale has yet to air and CBS is already back in business with its creator. The network said Wednesday that its fall lineup will include a new sitcom from Chuck Lorre that stars Billy Gardell, who co-starred in "Mike & Molly." Other stars joining CBS' 2019-...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. The Fox network says "Empire" will be back next year for one last season. Whether Smollett is part of it remains to be seen, Fox executives said in announcing the 2019-20 season. There is an option to have Smollett in the final sixth year but there is no plan to include him at this point, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier told a teleconference Monday, May 13, 2019. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Empire" will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should count itself lucky. Fox, the lowest-rated network among the big four broadcasters, is hitting the reset button for the 2019-20 season by canceling eight shows and adding 10...
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