Television programs

FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo, George R.R. Martin, author of the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," poses in Toronto. The author whose work was adapted into the HBO’s series "Game of Thrones," which drew a record-setting numbers of viewers for its finale on Sunday, May 19, 2019, says it’s “been a wild ride.” Martin wrote on Monday, May 20 that it “was an ending, but it was also a beginning.” The 70-year-old says he’s working on the next installment, “The Winds of Winter.” (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 21, 2019 - 7:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What's next for "Game of Thrones?" The author, whose work was adapted into the HBO series that drew a record-setting numbers of viewers for Sunday's finale, says it's "been a wild ride." George RR Martin wrote on Monday that it "was an ending, but it was also a beginning." The 70-...
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This combination photo of images released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke portraying Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones."The final episode of the popular series aired on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (HBO via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 7:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winter has come and winter has gone, the last of the heads have been lopped off and the last of the dragon fire has been spit as "Game of Thrones" aired its 73rd and final episode Sunday night. While the results of the game were a split decision as they were in most other...
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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 17, 2019 - 3:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has rejected a request to have a judge outside Chicago consider whether to appoint a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case. Judge Michael Toomin said Friday he's not swayed by claims that it would be a conflict for Cook County judges to make the decision. Sheila O'...
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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 - 11:58 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 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadcaster CBS is pushing the boundaries — gently — next season, as it and other networks navigate the rise of streaming. A change-of pace sitcom from "The Big Bang Theory" creator Chuck Lorre and a drama starring Edie Falco of "The Sopranos" glory will join a lineup that also...
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President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 15, 2019 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers on Wednesday to criticize big-city prosecutors he asserts don't go after criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety. Trump pledged to the families of fallen officers that the country will "never,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Michael Weatherly attends a special screening of "Doctor Strange" at AMC Empire 25 in New York. CBS is defending its handling of a sexual harassment by Weatherly, star of the drama series "Bull." CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said Wednesday that Weatherly "owned" his mistake and was apologetic and remorseful. Last year, CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement with actress Eliza Dushku after she alleged on-set sexual comments from Weatherly made her uncomfortable. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 11:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is defending its handling of a sexual harassment claim against "Bull" drama series star Michael Weatherly. CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said Wednesday that Weatherly "owned" his mistake and was apologetic and remorseful. Last year, CBS reached a $9.5 million...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, Jeremy Kyle watches his shot during the Pro-Am at the British Masters at Hillside Golf Club, Southport, England. British broadcaster ITV canceled a popular daytime reality show on Wednesday May 15, 2019, after the death of a guest who failed a lie-detector test during a recording. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 6:37 am
LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster ITV on Wednesday canceled a popular, long-running daytime reality show after the death of a guest who failed a lie-detector test during a recording. ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall said "The Jeremy Kyle Show" was being scrapped "given the gravity of recent...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 10, 2017, file photo, the ABC logo is seen at their television studio on the West Side of Manhattan, in New York. ABC is unveiling its prime-time schedule for fall 2019 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, and will host a presentation to advertisers with some of its top talent describing their newest shows. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 14, 2019 - 7:22 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 - 9:09 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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