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Fall TV preview 2016: 6 worst new network shows
"Conviction" and "Pure Genius" sink to the bottom of the prime-time barrel this fall. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Each season provides no shortage of candidates for spots at the bottom of the prime-time barrel. In no particular order, here are the rank rookies of the fall season. These are the noxious, hold-your-nose, avoid-at-all-costs, call-the-EPA stinkers: "Notorious" (ABC): "Ludicrous" would be a better title for this witless drama based on the lives of cable news producer Wendy Walker and lawyer Mark Geragos. "Pure Genius" (CBS): For a show about super-smart doctors at a super-smart medical facility, it's pretty dumb . . . and smug . . . and stilted. "Timeless" (NBC): The producers might wish they could travel back in time and start with building material sturdier than cardboard. "Man With a Plan" (CBS): The likable Matt LeBlanc is the man stuck in a thoroughly unlikable comedy. "The Great Indoors" (CBS): Where stale jokes meet stereotypes. "Conviction" (ABC): The insipid drama about a former first daughter may be in last place in terms of quality this fall.
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TV tonight: 'American Gothic' finale, 'Queen Sugar'
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time         
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No TV? Here’s how to stream every single NFL game live this season.
Here's a stream-by-stream guide to catching all the online pigskin you can.
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How ‘Sunday Night Football’ Became TV’s Ratings King
When the new season of “Sunday Night Football” kicks off tonight — yes, on a Thursday — it will mark the 10th anniversary of the NBC franchise. But the more impressive milestone will likely come this spring. Barring the unforeseen, “Sunday Night Football” will finish its sixth straight season as television’s most-watched show, tying “American... Read more »
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NBC: Matt Lauer was a 'disaster'

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Teen shot outside high school, student arrested for 'hit list'
The unidentified teenage boy who was shot made his way into the school to be treated by nurses.
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Actor John Hostetter of TV's 'Murphy Brown' dies at 69
John Hostetter, an actor, painter and musician best known for playing the steady stage manager in "Murphy Brown," has died. Hostetter died Sept. 2 of complications resulting from a long battle with cancer, his wife, Del Appleby, told the Associated Press on Thursday. Hostetter was 69 and died in...
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So long cable box. New rules may allow you to bypass the box
NEW YORK (AP) - You may soon have more options for a cable box than renting one from your cable company. The Federal Communications Commission has a plan to make cable companies provide apps that could be used on devices made by tech companies, like maybe Roku or Apple. It ...
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Fall TV preview 2016: 'Pitch' and 'Frequency' among best of networks' 20 new shows
The stellar freshmen in the broadcast networks' fall class of 20 new shows include Fox's "Pitch" and "The Exorcist," NBC's "The Good Place" and "This Is Us," and the CW's "Frequency." CLEVELAND, Ohio - Hope is a good thing, we're told at the conclusion of "The Shawshank Redemption" - maybe the best of things. But hope must be rooted in possibilities. Reasonably speaking, does the fall TV season offer any reason for hope? The answer is a resounding yes, uh-huh, absolutely. The five broadcast networks seem to finally be doing a slightly better job of adapting to an ever-changing television environment. Sure, there are quite few clunkers among the 20 new shows the networks will introduce this fall. The rankest of the rookies include ABC's "Notorious," CBS' "The Great Outdoors" and NBC's "Timeless." But a few of these rookies get off to impressive starts, including the CW's "Frequency" and two Fox dramas: "Pitch" and "The Exorcist." And a handful of others show a great deal of promise: NBC's "The Good Place" and "This Is Us," ABC's "Designated Survivor" and CBS' "Kevin Can Wait." They show possibilities mostly because network programmers are on that elusive path that leads to some solid ground between what cable channels and streaming services are offering. The best of these fledgling shows are different, but not in a way that is an embarrassing attempt to clone a hot cable success. They also embrace diversity, in theme and casting, in ways that aren't always successful, yet do give us more reason for hope, which is a good thing. SUNDAY (One new series) Son of Zorn (Fox): Blending live action and animation, this oddball comedy features a premise that might be difficult to sustain. Jason Sudeikis provides the voice of Zorn, a warrior from a Pacific island where everything and everyone is animated. He is returning to Orange County, California, trying to reconnect with his wife (Cheryl Hines) and teenage son. The concept has you smiling, and the pilot episode keeps you smiling (if not laughing out loud). The scripts need to make like Zorn and muscle up. Sunday schedule and premiere dates: NBC (WKYC Channel 3): 7-8:20, "Football Night in America"; 8:20-11:30, "Sunday Night Football" (11th-season premiere, Sept. 11). ABC (WEWS Channel 5): 7-8, "America's Funniest Home Videos" (27th-season premiere, Oct. 2); 8-9, "Once Upon a Time" (sixth-season premiere, Sept. 25); 9-10, "Secrets and Lies" (second-season premiere, Sept. 25); 10-11, "Quantico" (second-season premiere, Sept. 25). Fox (WJW Channel 8): 7-7:30, NFL Game; 7:30-8, "The OT" (then "Bob's Burgers," seventh-season premiere, Sept. 25); 8-8:30, "The Simpsons" (28th-season premiere, Sept. 25); 8:30-9, "Son of Zorn" (NEW, series premiere, Sept. 25); 9-9:30, "Family Guy" (15th-season premiere, Sept. 25); 9:30-10, "The Last Man On Earth" (third-season premiere, Sept. 25). CBS (WOIO Channel 19): 7-8, "60 Minutes" (49th-season premiere, Sept. 25); 8-9, "NCIS: Los Angeles" (eighth-season premiere, Oct. 2); 9-10, "Madam Secretary" (third-season premiere, Oct. 2); 10-11, "Elementary" (fifth-season premiere, Oct. 2). MONDAY (four new series) "Kevin Can Wait" (CBS): Kevin James ("King of Queens") returns to the CBS lineup, this time playing a newly retired police officer wanting to spend quality time with his wife and three kids. The plot doesn't sound all that promising, but "Kevin Can Wait" actually qualifies as quality time. This is another solid blue-collar comedy role for James, and, while the series has its share of predictable moments, it ranks surprisingly high in this season's comedy development. "Man With a Plan" (CBS): But the charm that lifts "Kevin Can Wait" can't be detected in another comedy about a stay-at-home dad spending more time with his kids, "Man With a Plan." Matt LeBlanc ("Friends") plays a a contractor whose wife goes back to work. LeBlanc has had his share of hits and misses. Remember "Joey"? Well, this one is closer to "Joey" than "Friends." This isn't so much as "Man With a Plan" as "Matt Needs a Script." "Timeless" (NBC): Time hangs heavy over this action-adventure-fantasy drama from executive producers Eric Kripke ("Revolution," "Supernatural") and Shawn Ryan ("The Shield"). Dreary dialogue and colorless characters bog down this series as it clumsily follows a scientist, a solider and a history professor pursuing a mysterious criminal who stole a secret time machine. Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett and Goran Visnjic star. Well, maybe next time. "Conviction" (ABC): The Alphabet Network quickly found a new job for Hayley Atwell, star of the canceled "Agent Carter." Too bad this assignment is to carry an incredibly labored and vapid concept. She stars as a lawyer and former first daughter being coerced into joining a new conviction unit led by New York district attorney Wayne Wallis (Eddie Cahill). Their first case should be against the writers. It will be an easy conviction on the charge of assault with a blunt object. Monday schedule and premiere dates: NBC: 8-10, "The Voice" (10th-edition, Sept. 19); 10-11, "Timeless" (NEW, series premiere, Oct. 3). ABC: 8-10, "Dancing With the Stars" (23rd edition, Sept. 12); 10-11, "Conviction" (NEW, series premiere, Oct. 3). Fox: 8-9, "Gotham" (third-season premiere, Sept. 19); 9-10, "Lucifer" (second-season premiere, Sept. 19). CBS: 8-8:30, "The Big Bang Theory" (10th-season premiere, Sept. 19, airing Mondays until October, when "Kevin Can Wait" moves into its regular time period); 8:30-9, "Kevin Can Wait" (NEW, premiering Sept. 19, airing Mondays until October, when "Man With a Plan," also NEW, premieres, Oct. 24); 9-9:30, "2 Broke Girls," (sixth-season premiere, Oct. 10); 9:30-10, "The Odd Couple" (third-season premiere, Oct. 17); 10-11, "Scorpion" (two-hour third-season premiere at 9 p.m. Oct. 10). The CW (WBNX Channel 55): 8-9, "Supergirl" (second-season premiere, new network, Oct. 10); 9-10, "Jane the Virgin" (third-season premiere, Oct. 17). TUESDAY (four new shows) "This Is Us" (NBC): OK, it gets pretty hokey. It's sentimental and manipulative. And yet, even as you acknowledge how overtly it plays the emotional cards, you can't help being won over by this feel-good drama with the ideally cast Mandy Moore ("A Walk to Remember"), Milo Ventimiglia ("Heroes") and Sterling K. Brown ("The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story") as characters whose paths cross and intertwine in curious ways. This is a show you want to like, and you're always in likable company. "American Housewife" (ABC): Katy Mixon stars as a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three surrounded by "perfect" families in wealthy Westport, Connecticut. While taking aim at some worthy targets, this wildly uneven comedy manages to score the occasional hit, but the misses are wincingly awful. "Bull" (CBS): You like Michael Weatherly. He's giving it his all in this new drama. It's far more difficult to like his smug, one-dimensional character, Dr. Bull. Based on the early career of talk show host Philip "Dr. Phil" McGraw, it follows the brilliant and brash Bull as he mixes psychology and high-tech data to help lawyers tip the scales of justice in favor of their clients. Some considerably more depth is needed to tip things in favor of this formulaic load of "Bull." "No Tomorrow" (The CW): Give yourself the chance to fall in love with this one. A romantic comedy based on a Brazilian program, it stars Tori Anderson as risk-adverse, order-addicted quality-control assessor encouraged to adopt a carpe-diem attitude by a charming free spirit (Joshua Sasse) who believes the apocalypse is precisely eight months and 12 days away. It's a strange brew, but the mixture is bewitching. Tuesday schedule and premiere dates: NBC: 8-9, "The Voice" (results show); 9-10, "This Is Us" (NEW, series premiere at 10 p.m., Sept. 20, moving to its regular time period on Oct. 11); 10-11, "Chicago Fire" (fifth-season premiere, Oct. 11). ABC: 8-8:30, "The Middle" (eighth-season premiere, Oct. 11); 8:30-9, "American Housewife" (NEW, series premiere, Oct. 11); 9-9:30, "Fresh Off the Boast" (third-season premiere, Oct. 11); 9:30-10, "The Real O'Neals" (second-season premiere, Oct. 11); 10-11, "Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (fourth-season premiere, Sept. 20). FOX: 8-8:30, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (fourth-season premiere, Sept. 20); 8:30-9, "New Girl" (sixth-season premiere, Sept. 20); 9-10, "Scream Queens" (second-season premiere, Sept. 20). CBS: 8-9, "NCIS" (14th-season premiere, Sept. 20); 9-10, "Bull" (NEW, series premiere, Sept. 20); 10-11, "NCIS: New Orleans" (third-season premiere, Sept. 20). The CW: 8-9, "The Flash" (third-season premiere, Oct. 4); 9-10, "No Tomorrow" (NEW, series premiere, Oct. 4). WEDNESDAY (four new series) "Lethal Weapon" (Fox): Nothing here will make you forget the original film, but this series version is fun, fast-paced and not without charm. Starring Clayne Crawford as Martin Riggs and Damon Wayans as Roger Murtaugh (the odd-couple buddy cops played in the films by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover), it's a put-the-brain-in-neutral thrill ride - a good but not great reboot good for grins. "Speechless" (ABC): Minnie Driver ("The Riches") manages to lift a heavy-handed script to give this wonderfully well-intentioned comedy a fighting chance. She's sensational as a mother on a mission to do anything for her husband and children, and that includes finding the right person to give JJ, "her eldest son with special needs," his "voice." Give this uncertain rookie show a few weeks to find its voice. It deserves the chance. "Frequency" (The CW): Tune in. The reception should be excellent. Peyton List stars in this immediately intriguing mix of police drama and fantasy. She plays Raimy Sullivan, a police detective who gets transmissions from the past on her deceased father's long-broken ham radio. The CW has stepped up the frequency of its quality offerings, and this is another slickly produced addition to an increasingly strong lineup. "Designated Survivor" (ABC): Kiefer Sutherland ("24") is back in the thriller business, but not as Jack Bauer and not for Fox. He has top billing in this conspiracy drama, playing Tom Kirkman, a low-level Cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington, D.C. He struggles to prevent the country and his family from falling into chaos. The writers also struggle with a concept that relies more on energy than logic. It's a fun, high-octane ride, with a fine supporting cast (Natascha McElhone, Maggie Q and Kal Pen), but it could use a boost in the credibility department. Wednesday schedule and premiere dates: NBC: 8-10, "Blindspot" (second-season premiere, Sept. 14); 9-10, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (18th-season premiere, Sept. 21); 10-11, "Chicago, P.D." (fourth-season premiere, Sept. 21). ABC: 8-8:30, "The Goldbergs" (fourth-season premiere, Sept. 21); 8:30-9, "Speechless" (NEW, series premiere, Sept. 21); 9-9:30, "Modern Family" (eighth-season premiere, Sept. 21); 9:30-10, "Black-ish" (third-season premiere, Sept. 21); 10-11, "Designated Survivor" (NEW, series premiere, Sept. 21). Fox: 8-9, "Lethal Weapon" (NEW, series premiere, Sept. 21); 9-10, "Empire" (third-season premiere, Sept. 21). CBS: 8-9, "Survivor" (33rd edition, Sept. 21); 9-10, "Criminal Minds" (12th-season premiere, Sept. 28); 10-11, "Code Black" (second-season premiere, Sept. 28). The CW: 8-9, "Arrow" (fifth-season premiere, Oct. 5); 9-10, "Frequency" (NEW, series premiere, Oct. 5). THURSDAY (five new series) "The Good Place" (NBC): The premiere episode is terrific. Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars') plays a woman welcomed to the afterlife by a smiling, reassuring mentor played by Ted Danson ("Cheers," "Becker"). He tells her that she's in the "good place," thanks to her many good and selfless deeds. Problem is, she was an incredibly selfish, self-centered person. Could there have been a mistake? The only doubt hanging over this series is whether this is a premise that can work week after week. This is your classic show-me-another pilot. "The Great Indoors" (CBS): There's nothing great about "The Great Indoors," which stars Joel McHale ("Community") as a renowned adventure reporter who becomes boss to a group of millennials. Paper-thin characters are moved though predictable proceedings. If you venture into "The Great Indoors," you'll be wandering in search of real laughs and realistic people - neither of which ever materialize. "Notorious" (ABC): There's nothing inspired about this drama inspired by the stories of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker (both on board as executive producers). Starring Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata, it looks at the dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. You won't want to look for too long. This feels like executive producer Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," lacking even the occasional moments of wit and style that HBO series could summon. "Pitch" (Fox): Baseball series have a notoriously poor batting average on television (remember "Ball Four," "Hardball," "Bay City Blues," "Clubhouse," "A League of Their Own," "The Bad News Bears"?). This heartfelt dramedy has the right game to succeed where so many others have failed. Kylie Bunbury is the brilliant ace of this cast, playing a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play for a Major League Baseball team. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter and Mark Consuelos co-star in one of the more impressive home runs of the fall season. "Pure Genius" (CBS): Writer-producer Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood") usually can be depended upon to craft riveting storylines about deftly drawn characters. That vaunted touch has deserted him for this dreary series about a young Silicon Valley tech titan (Augustus Prew) who enlists a surgeon with a controversial past in an effort to start a "new school" hospital. The writing is what ails the anemic rookie, which is taking the prime-time field with an embarrassingly inappropriate title. Thursday schedule and premiere dates: NBC: 8-8:30, "Superstore" (second-season premiere, Sept. 22); 8:30-9, "The Good Place" (NEW, premieres 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, moving into its regular time slot Sept. 22); 9-10, "Chicago Med" (second-season premiere, Sept. 22); 10-11, "The Blacklist" (fourth-season premiere, Sept. 22). ABC: 8-9, "Grey's Anatomy" (13th-season premiere, Sept. 22); 9-10, "Notorious" (NEW, series premiere, Sept. 22); 10-11, "How to Get Away with Murder" (third-season premiere, Sept. 22). Fox: 8-9, "Rosewood" (second-season premiere, Sept. 22); 9-10, "Pitch" (NEW, series premiere, Sept. 22). CBS: 8-11, "Thursday Night Football" until Oct. 27, then: 8-8:30, "The Big Bang Theory"; 8:30-9, "The Great Indoors" (NEW, series premiere, Oct. 27); 9-9:30, "Mom" (fourth-season premiere, Oct. 27); 9:30-10, "Life in Pieces" (second-season premiere, Oct. 27); 10-11, "Pure Genius" (NEW, series premiere, Oct. 27). The CW: 8-9, "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (second-season premiere, Oct. 13); 9-10, "Supernatural" (12th-season premiere, Oct. 13). FRIDAY (two new series) "MacGyver" (CBS): The network ordered a completely revamped pilot for this remake of the 1985-92 ABC adventures series. That's usually not a good sign. As of this week, that pilot wasn't available for review. That's usually not a good sign, either. But MacGyver was known for beating the odds and breaking through when things looked bleak. Lucas Till has the title role. "The Exorcist" (Fox): Premiering more than 40 years after the film version of William Peter Blatty's best-selling horror novel, "The Exorcist" follows two very different priests as they battle to help a family facing the horrors of demonic possession. The strong cast includes Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Geena Davis and Cleveland native Alan Ruck. Eerily effective, this one will prove a devilish surprise for those expecting a reboot more terrible than terrifying. Friday schedule and premiere dates: NBC: 8-9, "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (third-season premiere, Sept. 23); 9-11, "Dateline" (26th-season premiere, Sept. 23). ABC: 8-8:30, "Last Man Standing" (sixth-season premiere, Sept. 23); 8:30-9, "Dr. Ken" (second-season premiere, Sept. 23); 9-10, "Shark Tank" (eighth-season premiere, Sept. 23); 10-11, "20/20" (39th-season premiere, Sept. 16). Fox: 8-9, "Hell's Kitchen" (16th edition, Sept. 23); 9-10, "The Exorcist" (NEW, series premiere, Sept. 23). CBS: 8-9, "MacGyver" (NEW, series premiere, Sept. 23); 9-10, "Hawaii Five-0" (seventh-season premiere, Sept. 23); 10-11, "Blue Bloods" (seventh-season premiere, Sept. 23). The CW: 8-9, "The Vampire Diaries" (eighth-season premiere, Oct. 21); 9-10, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (second-season premiere, Oct. 21). SATURDAY (no new series) NBC: 8-10, "Saturday Dateline Mysteries" (repeats); 10-11, "Saturday Night Live" (repeats). ABC: 8-11, "Saturday Night College Football." Fox: 7-10:30, "Sports Saturday: College Football." CBS: 8-10, Crime drama repeats; 10-11, "48 Hours" (29th-season premiere, Sept. 24).
3 points by The Plain Dealer | New York City NBC Saturday Night Live CBS American Broadcasting Company
NFL games are all going online, but watching won't be easy
NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time, every single NFL game will be streamed live this season. But watching them all won't be easy. In general, it's great that the NFL and its television networks are finally taking this step. Last year, most games televised on CBS weren't streamed ...
4 points by The Washington Times | Satellite television NFL on CBS Television network Fox Broadcasting Company Television NFL Sunday Ticket NBC National Football League
John Hostetter, ‘Murphy Brown’ actor, dead at 69
Hostetter died Sept. 2 of complications resulting from a long battle with cancer       
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‘Archer,’ Chris Hardwick, Oculus Win Interactive Media Emmys
FX’s “Archer” and Comedy Central’s “@Midnight” are among the juried Emmy winners for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, with three categories announced last night at the Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) Nominee Reception and Celebration of Excellence. The juried awards will be presented during this year’s first Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, taking place... Read more »
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Free-range dog becomes a local celebrity in Minnesota
An amiable mutt that’s taken to rambling on his own for miles in and around Longville, Minnesota, has become a local celebrity with his own statue.
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Fall TV preview 2016: 34 shows that won't be back
Although the networks canceled 37 shows last season, three of them will get new life on another channel. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Before considering what's new this fall, here's a quick rundown on the series that won't be returning. Among the long-running shows dumped by networks were Fox's once-dominant "American Idol," ABC's "Castle" and CBS' "The Good Wife." Although the five broadcast networks announced the cancellations of 37 series in May, three of them have been given new leases on prime-time life. "Supergirl," grounded by CBS, is flying over to the CW, where it will get the 8 p.m. Monday spot. "America's Top Model," given the boot by the CW, will hit the runway on cable's VH1. And "Nashville," let go after four ABC seasons, will return on CMT in January. Some landmarks here. This will be the first midseason in 13 years without the January return of "American Idol," which ended its run in April. This will be the first season in 16 years without a "CSI" drama on CBS. Then, of course there were the dismal rookie shows that mercifully ejected from the prime-time realm: ABC's "The Muppets," CBS' "Angel from Hell," Fox's "Minority Report," NBC's "Truth Be Told." If you don't remember these, just remember that they were eminently forgettable. Here is the complete list of the shows that won't be back on the networks this season: ABC: "Agent Carter," "Blood & Oil," "Castle," "Galavant," "The Muppets," "Nashville" (moving to CMT, with fifth season starting Jan. 5), "Of King and Prophets," "Wicked City." CBS: "Angel From Hell," "CSI: Cyber," "The Good Wife," "Limitless," "Mike & Molly," "Person of Interest," "Rush Hour," "Supergirl" (moving to the CW). Fox: "American Idol," "Bordertown," "Cooper Barrett's Guide to the Universe," "Grandfathered," "The Grinder," "Minority Report," "Second Chance." NBC: "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris," "The Carmichael Show," "Crowded," "Hannibal," "Heartbeat," "Heroes Reborn," "The Mysteries of Laura," "The Player," "Telenovela," "Truth Be Told," "Undateable," "You, Me and the Apocalypse." The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (picked up by VH1), "Beauty and the Beast," "Containment" Note: The reality shows listed are confirmed as canceled. Others are not listed on "what's gone" lists, however, because they're easy to revive, and some that aren't on the fall schedule or midseason lists may return eventually.
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Prosecutors want 13 other accusers to testify in Cosby sex assault trial
Montgomery County prosecutors on Tuesday asked the judge overseeing Bill Cosby's sex-assault case to let them call as witnesses 13 women who say the entertainer attacked them, potentially transforming the trial by airing sexual-misconduct allegations that span decades.
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‘Planets aligned’ for homicide suspect who escaped North Las Vegas police custody — VIDEO
A fluke and a little good fortune helped a homicide suspect escape North Las Vegas police custody Friday, officials explained Wednesday, the day after the suspect was recaptured.
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Return of college football boosts ABC in ratings
NEW YORK (AP) - The return of college football boosted ABC to a win in the weekly television ratings. The network scored with Sunday night's overtime thriller between Notre Dame and Texas, which was behind only "America's Got Talent" among television's most popular shows last week, and Saturday's less thrilling ...
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CBS, ‘Young and Restless’ lead Daytime Emmy nods
CBS has 70 nominations, ‘The Young and the Restless’ (25), ‘General Hospital’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful tied (23)        
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MSNBC Programs Start Giving More Space to NBC News Logos
It’s no secret that anchors and reporters from NBC News have had a greater presence on their parent company’s cable outlet, MSNBC. Now, the network is making sure that viewers know about it in no uncertain terms. Since Saturday, MSNBC has featured the NBC News logo more prominently on its air, such as when MSNBC... Read more »
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TV tonight: 'Billions' returns, 'Paley Center Salutes NBC'
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in primetime         
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John McCain stands up for the press
Arizona Sen. John McCain said President Trump is wrong to tweet the press is an “enemy of the American people” — a label a “dictator” might use. “If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and at many times adversarial press,” McCain told Meet The Press’s Chuck...
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TV This Week, Feb. 19-25: NBC’s 90th anniversary and more
  SUNDAY The best of basketball’s best, including Steph Curry and LeBron James, will be in the Big Easy for the “2017 NBA All-Star Game.” 5:20 p.m. TBS, TNT “The Good Wife’s” Christine Baranski spins off into the new legal drama “The Good Fight,” which bows on broadcast and streaming, with subsequent...
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Snapchat Getting ‘Shark Week,’ Other Original Short-Form Series From Discovery
Great white sharks are swimming into Snapchat’s media menu. Under a deal between Discovery Communications and Snap Inc., the companies will together develop short-form shows exclusively for Snapchat’s Discover platform. The pact covers new series created specifically for the app platform, as well as shows based on the cable programmer’s flagship non-fiction properties including “Shark Week” and “MythBusters.”... Read more »
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California lawmaker wants cities to decide when bartenders must announce last call — and it could be as late as 4 a.m.
Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricting reform Feb. 15, 2017, 5:55 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...
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Cigna rejects $48B Anthem takeover, sues for damagesCigna is rejecting Anthem’s proposed $48 billion acquisition bid and suing the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer.The announcement comes hours after another major insurer, Aetna, said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana.
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Police: Naked intruder at NBC Washington bureau bites man
WASHINGTON (AP) - Police say a naked man assaulted another man at the entrance of NBC News' Washington bureau, then ran into the building and bit a man who helped stop him. According to a police report, the man approached the entrance of the building that's also home to WRC-TV ...
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Harrison Ford Involved in ‘Potentially Serious’ Passenger Plane Incident (Report)
Harrison Ford had a “potentially serious” incident while piloting his private plane on Monday in an incident that is now being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a report by NBC Nightly News. The actor landed on the wrong runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, which put him near a full passenger... Read more »
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NBC acquires stake in Euronews, shuffles news executives
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC News is buying a minority stake in the overseas television news outlet Euronews, appointing NBC News President Deborah Turness to run it, and having "Today" show chief executive Noah Oppenheim replace her as NBC News president. NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack on Tuesday announced the ...
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Actress Mia Goth takes a positive stance on politics, unlike husband Shia LaBeouf: ‘I’m a glass half full kind of girl’
Mia Goth maintains a more positive outlook than her husband, actor Shia LaBeouf, when it comes to the political landscape of the country.The A Cure for Wellness actress attended the film’s premiere on Monday night in New York City where she tells PEOPLE that she is a “glass half full kind of girl” in regards to politics.
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Dominican newspaper apologizes after identifying photo of Alec Baldwin in costume as President Trump
Alec Baldwin‘s President Donald Trump impersonation has reached new heights.A Dominican Republic newspaper has apologized after misidentifying the actor – who has portrayed the president on Saturday Night Live since fall of last year – as Trump in a recent edition.
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TV commercial calls for closing Rikers Island
The movement to close Rikers Island is taking its message to TV.
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SNL trolls Trump hard by having more women play his male advisers — and him
Trump reportedly doesn't like that a woman played Sean Spicer. SNL had some fun with that.
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White House Press Secretary ‘Spicy’ lampooned for second time in SNL skit (VIDEO)
The Trump administration isn’t having an easy ride, and the latest edition of Saturday Night Live didn’t hold back its punches either, with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer lampooned once again. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Host Alec Baldwin, 'SNL' cast skewer Trump White House
NEW YORK (AP) — In tune with the new administration of alternative facts, viewers are embracing a comic alternative president.
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Dominican paper runs pic of Alec Baldwin instead of Trump
Eric DuVallFeb. 11 (UPI) -- A newspaper in the Dominican Republic mistakenly ran a picture of actor Alec Baldwin from "Saturday Night Live" in place of a photo of President Donald Trump.
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Will Trump be watching Alec Baldwin on ‘Saturday Night Live?’
WASHINGTON – Alec Baldwin is hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the 17th time tonight, triggering extraordinary interest because Baldwin’s disparaging impression of President Donald Trump on the show has drawn the ire of the president. With Baldwin hosting – which means he will do more than play Trump – the question is, how far will […]
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Russia considers returning Snowden to US as ‘gift’ to Trump: report
Russia is considering sending Edward Snowden back to the US as a “gift” to President Trump, a report says. A senior US official with knowledge of sensitive Russian intelligence information told NBC News on Friday that they would be handing over the NSA leaker in the attempt to “curry favor” with Trump. Snowden’s ACLU lawyer,...
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Will Rosie O’Donnell Play Steve Bannon on ‘Saturday Night Live’?
Rosie O’Donnell recently changed her Twitter profile photo to an image of herself depicted as Steve Bannon, sending the internet into a frenzy over whether the comedian would play the White House chief strategist on “Saturday Night Live” The social media buzz comes after Melissa McCarthy played White House press secretary Sean Spicer on “SNL” last weekend in... Read more »
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SEE IT: Alec Baldwin roasts Ivanka Trump on 'The Tonight Show'
Alec Baldwin is known for roasting President Donald Trump on “SNL,” and now the 58-year-old actor is taking shots at the First Daughter.
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CBS Buys Stake in Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment
CBS has bought a stake in producer Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment banner and will handle worldwide distribution of its TV series. The company’s current shows include HBO’s “Divorce,” Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet,” CBS’ “Life in Pieces” and ABC’s “American Housewife.” Kapital has five pilots ordered so far for the 2017-18 network development cycle. Kaplan was... Read more »
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Rosie O'Donnell mirrors Steve Bannon in new Twitter pic
NEW YORK (AP) — After saying she'd like to play President Donald Trump's controversial adviser Steve Bannon on "Saturday Night Live," comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has apparently changed her Twitter profile picture to make herself look like him.
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Bob Costas stepping down as host of NBC’s Olympics coverage
Mike Tirico is taking over from Bob Costas as the prime-time host of NBC’s Olympics coverage starting next winter in South Korea.
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Mike Tirico is taking over for Bob Costas as NBC's Olympics host
NBC’s longtime Olympics host Bob Costas is handing the torch to Mike Tirico for the 2018 Winter Games, the network announced Thursday. Tirico will debut as the prime-time host for the network with the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, ending a run for Costas that began in 1992. Costas, 64,...
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Bob Costas replaced by Mike Tirico for NBC's Olympics coverage
NBC's Bob Costas is saying goodbye to the Olympics. The network says the veteran sportscaster is stepping down as the prime-time host of NBC's Olympics telecast, starting at the next winter games in South Korea. He'll be replaced by Mike Tirico, who has been the heir apparent since joining NBC...
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Bob Costas steps down as NBC host of Olympics; Mike Tirico to replace him
Costas, who turns 65 next month, said he would remain with NBC Sports and make appearances.         
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Bob Costas Passes Olympics Coverage Torch to Mike Tirico
When the 2018 Winter Olympics begin, Bob Costas won’t be anchoring the primetime coverage from PyeongChang. Those duties will now go to Mike Tirico, the former ESPNer who joined NBC last year. More to come…
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Why Tamron Hall walked away from Today: ‘She wasn’t going to settle for sitting on the sidelines’
It’s a new day for journalist Tamron Hall.
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‘Seinfeld,’ ‘ER,’ and John Landgraf’s Libido: NBC Vets Reminisce About ‘Must See TV’ Era
Consider these two facts: In 1994 and 1995, an average of 75 million Americans tuned in every Thursday night to NBC. And during entertainment president Warren Littlefield’s tenure, NBC won 168 Emmy Awards. “Staggering,” said WME’s Rick Rosen, as he opened the Hollywood Radio and Television Society’s luncheon celebrating NBC’s “Must See TV” in Beverly... Read more »
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Mike Adamle to share health struggles in TV interview Tuesday
Sports broadcaster and former Bear Mike Adamle is ready to explain the reason for his nearly yearlong absence from the airwaves in an interview with NBC colleague Peggy Kusinski that airs Tuesday night at 10 on WMAQ-Ch. 5. A story on the network's website said Adamle would "bring awareness to a...
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Colbert reaches a ratings milestone at start of Trump era
NEW YORK (AP) - He may cringe at the thought, but is Stephen Colbert the late-night man for the Trump administration? Colbert's "Late Show" won the late-night ratings competition last week over NBC's Jimmy Fallon for the first time since Colbert replaced David Letterman in September 2015, the Nielsen company ...
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