'Downton Abbeys don't grow on trees' : NBCU's Michael Edelstein
2013-12-18 07:57:10 UTC
Downton Abbey may seem a quintessentially English drama, yet it ultimately belongs to a US media giant. Carnival, the UK producer of Downton, Whitechapel and Dracula, is owned by NBC Universal (itself a subsidiary of US cable company Comcast), whi...
Shelton, Bryan returning as hosts of ACM Awards
2013-12-02 19:00:34 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are returning as hosts of the next year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
The country music stars teamed up last year and things went so well they're coming back for the April 6 awards at th...
Palin's PAC asks about Bashir action
2013-11-20 20:32:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin's political action committee has asked NBC News whether commentator Martin Bashir will be disciplined for comments about the former Alaska governor that the PAC called appalling.
Bashir apologized Monday for suggesti...
Underwood will star on live TV in 'Sound of Music'
2013-10-23 08:53:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the year looks busy for Carrie Underwood, and she couldn't be happier.
The six-time Grammy winning singer will host the Country Music Association Awards for the sixth time. You can see her every week singing the openi...
Maher: Michele Bachmann & Scalia are 'The Same Idiot'
2013-10-12 16:01:55 UTC
Bill Maher had plenty of material to work with on "Real Time" Friday night, considering the fact that both Rep. Michele Bachmann and Justice Antonin Scalia publicly addressed their concerns about the end of days and the devil (respectively) in the...
'Glee' episode says goodbye to Monteith, Finn
2013-10-10 02:09:15 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other TV series have woven a cast member's death into an episode honoring them and their character. But "Glee" has an especially sensitive task.
The Fox series will pay tribute Thursday to Cory Monteith, who was found dead in...
Halle Berry to star in CBS series next summer
2013-10-05 07:40:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Halle Berry will star in a serialized drama coming to the network next summer.
The Oscar-winning actress will headline "Extant," a 13-episode thriller. Berry will play an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family wh...
Emmys score with viewers, but so do dramas
2013-09-24 23:49:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers tuned in to see TV stars celebrating each other but didn't ignore what else the medium had to offer.
The Nielsen company said that on the same night that "Breaking Bad" won an Emmy Award for best drama, the pe...
BBC’s Sian Williams Would Read News Naked, If Allowed
2013-09-17 06:28:34 UTC
Ah, Europe. With their laxer policies from everything from drinking to nudity, who wouldn’t want to live there? But it’s not all free-wheeling nudists Frenchmen all bicycles: BBC Breakfast host Sian Williams said she would read the news naked, if ...
Kanye West unveils photo of baby on TV's 'Kris'
2013-08-25 15:48:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baby North West has made her television debut.
Kanye West showed a photo Friday of his 2-month-old daughter with Kim Kardashian on Kris Jenner's Fox show, "Kris." The family matriarch also posted an image of her granddaughter...
Al-Jazeera America prepares for Tuesday launch
2013-08-19 15:47:19 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — In a warren of offices at a former bank building near Madison Square Garden, dozens of journalists are at work on gleaming new electronic equipment, ready to turn their test runs of Al-Jazeera America into the real thing.
Lea Michele breaks silence after Monteith death
2013-07-30 06:46:17 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lea Michele is breaking her silence online after her "Glee" co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith died of an overdose earlier this month.
The actress posted a photo of her and Monteith on Twitter on Monday, along with...
'The Bachelorette' recap: The Blindside
2013-07-30 05:46:29 UTC
Ahoy, rose lovers! Welcome to "the television event of the summer"! And no, I'm not talking about Broadchurch -- but only because that starts next week. I'm talking instead about part one of the final leg of Desiree's "journey," which brings us to...
'Dexter' recap: This IS the Final Season, Right?
2013-07-29 05:38:37 UTC
The good news: We've escaped the muddled Brain Surgeon storyline! He's dead as Trinity after Sunday's "This Little Piggy" episode.
The not-great news: The episode was otherwise pretty sleepy, and a new murder case was introduced that looks right ...
'True Blood' recap: Death Watch
2013-07-29 04:55:40 UTC
True Blood has some surprises up its sleeve yet: The person who was the saddest this hour, Arlene, gave us one of the show's funniest scenes ever when she encountered Bill during daylight. Jessica still has her death wish, but she wants to go out ...
Radio, TV personality David 'Kidd' Kraddick dies
2013-07-28 07:43:03 UTC
Radio and TV personality David "Kidd" Kraddick, the high-octane host of the "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations in national syndication, has died at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Kr...
Diane Lane to Play Hillary Clinton
2013-07-28 01:28:19 UTC
NBC announced that it will air a four-hour miniseries titled Hillary about Hillary Clinton starring Diane Lane as the former secretary of state at the 2013 Summer Press Tour on Saturday. While no airdate has been set as the project is currently in...
'Glee' actor says Monteith was show's leader
2013-07-28 01:21:37 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Glee" cast member Mike O'Malley says Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month of a drug overdose, was a leader on the show.
O'Malley plays Burt Hummel, dad to Chris Colfer's Kurt on the musical. He told the Telev...
Jason Sudeikis leaving 'SNL' cast
2013-07-25 06:30:18 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — After eight years on the air at "Saturday Night Live," Jason Sudeikis says he's calling it quits.
Sudeikis used another late-night institution to make his announcement, telling David Letterman in the taping of Wednesday's show t...
Authorities: Man said he was headed to kill Grace
2013-07-25 21:26:57 UTC
PHOENIX (AP) — A New York man indicted in Arizona on charges that he made Twitter threats against two national TV commentators over their Jodi Arias coverage told detectives he was on his way to kill one of them.
Maricopa County Sheriff's offic...
CORY MONTEITH: Glee boss breaks silence
2013-07-21 05:14:10 UTC
One week after Cory Monteith's tragic death, Glee boss Ryan Murphy is breaking his silence, telling E! News how the show will move forward—and how there were discussions that the entire Fox series might be shut down for good.
Glee will return for...
Cory Monteith Death: "We've Lost a Really Great Guy"
2013-07-19 07:11:54 UTC
An emotional Jane Lynch talked about losing a man she referred to as a "really great guy" while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening.
"Cory's one of the biggest hearts, was a real bright light. He was one of those guys that…yo...
'Dexter' cast, crew bid farewell at Comic-Con
2013-07-19 06:44:07 UTC
SAN DIEGO (AP) — There weren't any kills at the final panel for "Dexter" at Comic-Con, but there were some tears.
"Dexter" actresses Jennifer Carpenter and Lauren Velez held back the waterworks as they expressed their gratitude to fans gathered...
Sheila MacVicar latest hire for Al Jazeera
2013-07-15 17:26:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheila MacVicar, a longtime London-based correspondent for American television networks, is the latest hire at Al Jazeera America.
The news network that plans to launch next month and has been hiring personnel for offices in New...
Cory Monteith, star of hit show 'Glee,' died of overdose
2013-07-17 01:18:31 UTC
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — "Glee" actor Cory Monteith, who had struggled for years with substance abuse and once said he was lucky to be alive, died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner's office said Tuesday.