TV dramas

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 image released by Starz shows Melissa Barrera, left, and Mishel Prada from the series "Vida," a drama that follows two Mexican American sisters battling gentrification and the aftermath of their mother’s death. (Kat Marcinowski/Starz via AP)
May 24, 2019 - 8:09 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Starz drama "Vida" returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification. The show follows two Mexican American sisters who have inherited their late mother's East Los Angeles bar popular...
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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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Jimmy Kimmel attends the Walt Disney Television 2019 upfront at Tavern on The Green on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 14, 2019 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the TV industry in flux, ABC entertainment chief Karey Burke said a goal for the network's 2019-20 schedule is something audiences might see as a gift — stability. There will be newcomers, notably Tiffany Haddish, and inevitable cancellations. But ABC said next season...
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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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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo Kenan Thompson presents the award for outstanding drama series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. NBC didn't invoke its "must-see TV" 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have. Calling comedy the "heart" of its brand, the network announced it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including Kenan Thompson of "Saturday Night Live" and sitcom veterans Fran Drescher ("The Nanny") and Steven Weber ("Mom," ''Wings"). (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2019 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC didn't invoke its "must-see TV" 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have. Calling comedy the "heart" of its brand, the network announced it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including...
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May 02, 2019 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday overturned a $128 million punitive damages award to the stars and producers of the long-running Fox TV show "Bones" in a dispute over profits. Judge Richard Rico's decision is a victory for the studio, 21st Century Fox, which called it a vindication. The...
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This March 26, 2019 photo shows Julian Fellowes posing for a portrait in New York. A long-planned series from "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes has a new home. HBO said Thursday it will air the drama, "The Gilded Age," which originally was to be on NBC. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2019 - 1:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A long-planned series from "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes has a new home. HBO said Thursday it will air the drama, "The Gilded Age," which originally was to be on NBC. The series is set in late 19th-century America, in which families of immense wealth lived lavishly and...
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Lucy Liu poses at a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2019 - 4:01 pm
Major television networks are hitting far more lows than highs in tapping into Asian American talent, according to a study released Wednesday by the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition. The advocacy group's annual report on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX came on the first day of Asian Pacific American...
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March 05, 2019 - 4:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Bee, Peacock and Monster's vocal stylings and fashion sense gave Fox's "The Masked Singer" a strong finish to its debut season. The reality show stuffs celebrities into outlandish, uncomfortable looking costumes and then requires them to sing their hearts out. Embraced by...
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