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This undated image shows Randall Park and Ali Wong in a scene from the movie "Always Be My Maybe." The newly released Netflix movie is an Asian-American rom-com with a twist: ethnicity isn't central to the plot. (Courtesy of Netflix)
June 02, 2019 - 12:04 pm
The newly released Netflix movie "Always Be My Maybe," is an Asian American rom-com with a twist: Ethnicity isn't central to the plot. It's just stand-up comedian and actress Ali Wong and "Fresh Off the Boat" actor Randall Park playing best friends and soul mates who happen to be Asian, which may...
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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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This image released by NBC shows, from left, Joel Kim Booster, Poppy Liu, Samba Schutte, Kal Penn, Diana Marie Riva and Moses Storm in a scene from "Sunnyside." On Thursday night, where NBC sitcoms including "Cheers" and "Friends" ruled back in the 1980s and '90s, the network will introduce newcomers "Perfect Harmony" and "Sunnyside" to join returning comedies "Superstore" and "The Good Place" this fall. (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)
May 13, 2019 - 3:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is betting big on comedies for its upcoming fall television schedule. The network announced Sunday that it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including Kenan Thompson of "Saturday Night Live" and sitcom veteran Fran Drescher. The announcement came a...
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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 - 3:56 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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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Kunal Nayyar, from left, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, from the cast of "The Big Bang Theory," present the creative achievement award at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Hugs and tears punctuated the final taping of "The Big Bang Theory," a lovefest for its stars, crew and audience alike. There were plenty of punchlines as well, as the true-to-form hit comedy about scientists and those who love them wrapped the two-part, hour-long finale that will air in mid-May on CBS. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 01, 2019 - 5:14 am
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Hugs and tears punctuated the final taping of "The Big Bang Theory," a lovefest for its stars, crew and audience alike. There were plenty of punchlines as well, as the true-to-form hit comedy about scientists and those who love them wrapped the two-part, hour-long finale that...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 21, 2019, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, center left, and his wife Olena Zelenska, arrive at a polling station, during the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. The Central Election Commission on Tuesday April 30, 2019, presented the official results of the April 21 vote, showing Zelenskiy beat incumbent President Petro Poroshenko by winning 73 per-cent of the vote. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, FILE)
April 30, 2019 - 8:24 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Election authorities in Ukraine have officially named TV star and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy as the country's new president. The Central Election Commission on Tuesday presented the official results of the April 21 vote, showing Zelenskiy beat incumbent President Petro...
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Election officials start counting ballots at the polling station after the second round of presidential elections in Mariinka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Ukrainians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff as the nation's incumbent leader struggles to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
April 22, 2019 - 1:14 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 3:55 a.m. With just over half of Ukraine's polling stations reporting, a comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV is cruising toward a landslide victory in Sunday's...
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Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to the media and his supporters at his headquarters after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared poised to reprise the role in real life when an exit poll showed him winning Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday in a landslide. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 21, 2019 - 8:15 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised toward a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday in what was seen as a reaction against the country's entrenched corruption and low standard of living. Results from 52%...
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April 13, 2019 - 1:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — British standup comedian Ian Cognito has died on stage during a gig. South Central Ambulance Service said medics were called to a club in Bicester, in southern England, on Thursday night, and "sadly one patient passed away at the scene." Police said the death was not suspicious. Show...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019 file photo, Chris Rock presents the award for outstanding comedy series at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service’s comedy programming on SiriusXM. The companies on Wednesday, April 10 announced “Netflix Is A Joke Radio” will feature highlights from such comedians as Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes. The channel also will feature segments from future stand-up specials and clips from Netflix’s comedy talk shows. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 10, 2019 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service's comedy programming on SiriusXM. The companies on Wednesday announced "Netflix Is A Joke Radio" will feature highlights from such comedians as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, Sarah...
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