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This image released by Fox shows Tim Allen in a scene from "Last Man Standing," which reached 8.1 million viewers on Fox last Friday night. (Fox via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 6:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After the first week of the television season, Tim Allen has bragging rights over Candice Bergen. The return of Allen's sitcom, "Last Man Standing," reached 8.1 million viewers on Fox last Friday night. That was more than the 7.5 million people who tuned into the revival of Bergen's...
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FILE- This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the logo for Verizon above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon’s 5G Home service provides an alternative to cable for connecting laptops, phones, TVs and other devices over Wi-Fi. It launches in four U.S. cities on Monday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 01, 2018 - 12:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon's 5G Home service provides an alternative to...
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Henry Winkler, left, goes on stage to accept the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series from presenters Claire Foy and Matt Smith at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 17, 2018 - 10:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claire Foy of "The Crown" and Matthew Rhys of "The Americans" won top drama acting Emmys as Monday's ceremony spread its wealth around to streaming and cable but largely snubbed broadcasting and, largely, diversity. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Amazon's freshman sitcom about a...
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August 21, 2018 - 7:48 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's government says it will wait for a new Romanian gas pipeline to be built rather than extend a deal with Russian energy company Gazprom. Economy Minister Chiril Gaburici told the TVC21 cable network that the economically-struggling nation, which relies on Russia...
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Julia Roberts, left, and Stephan James participate in the "Homecoming" panel during the TCA Summer Press Tour on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them. The...
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August 06, 2018 - 6:36 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Showtime says that its acclaimed series "Homeland" will end in 2019 with its eighth season. The show's conclusion was announced Monday by Showtime Networks chief David Nevins, who called the Emmy-winning "Homeland" a game-changer for the premium cable channel. Nevins...
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Danny DeVito, left, and Rob McElhenney, creator/writer/executive producer/actor, participate in a table read during a panel for "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" during the FX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
August 03, 2018 - 6:11 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Television is in danger of storytelling overload with diminishing returns to viewers, FX Networks' chief executive said Friday. His previous caution that there was too much TV was overly narrow, John Landgraf said: "There's too much story, there's too much narrative."...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a "Salute to Service" dinner in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Trump has found a receptive audience for his campaign-style rallies on Fox News Channel. The network has carried the president speaking live to supporters four times in the past few weeks, and planned to do so again on Thursday. By contrast, CNN and MSNBC don't carry the speeches live. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 05, 2018 - 2:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign-style rallies have found a receptive audience at Fox News Channel, which unlike the other cable news networks often carries his speeches live and in their entirety. Four times in the past few weeks, Fox has set aside its usual prime-time programming...
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FILE - This March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Disney is making a $70.3B counter bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses following Comcast’s $65 billion offer for the company. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 20, 2018 - 9:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox's entertainment businesses following Comcast's $65 billion offer for the company. The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and...
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