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Dan 'Definitely Still Alive' in Roseanne Remake

ABC isn't explaining yet how that aligns with John Goodman character's supposed death

(Newser) - The Roseanne revival is set to air on ABC this fall, and one character in particular will make a surprising comeback. Dan Conner, the family patriarch played by John Goodman, was revealed in the series finale to have died of a heart attack—but in the ABC reboot, "Dan... More »

Familiar Face Officially Returns to American Idol

Ryan Seacrest will again serve as host

(Newser) - A familiar face is officially returning to American Idol when it re-launches on ABC . The network has confirmed Ryan Seacrest will be back to host the reality competition, USA Today reports. Seacrest hosted the show on Fox from its launch in 2002 to its retirement in 2016, Deadline reports, calling... More »

Sources Spill Dirty Details as Bachelor in Paradise Put on Ice

Warner Bros. says there were 'allegations of misconduct on the set'

(Newser) - Trouble in paradise: Warner Bros. on Sunday announced it has suspended production on season four of Bachelor in Paradise following "allegations of misconduct on the set." The Bachelor spinoff was filming in Mexico ahead of an Aug. 8 premiere date, and Warner Bros. had little more to add... More »

ABC Bringing Back One of Its Most Beloved Shows

'Roseanne' reboot will feature original characters

(Newser) - Roseanne's return to TV has been confirmed, 20 years to the week after the beloved sitcom's final episode aired. ABC, the show's original network, announced Tuesday that it has ordered an eight-episode run of the revived show, which will air mid-season, E! Online reports. The network says... More »

Less Than a Year After It Left, American Idol Is Back

It's on a different network this time, though

(Newser) - Turns out all that fanfare over the end of American Idol was a bit premature. The singing competition is coming back after all, just not on its original network. ABC will revive the show next season after reportedly outbidding NBC and Fox (which canceled it last year due in part... More »

ABC, Reporter Head to Trial Over 'Pink Slime'

Diane Sawyer off the hook in Beef Products' defamation claim

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer escapes repercussions, but accusations against ABC News and reporter Jim Avila stand after a South Dakota state judge cleared the way to trial for a Beef Products lawsuit against the network for calling its meat product "pink slime." The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that... More »

Bachelor Franchise Makes 'Historic' Announcement

Rachel Lindsay will be first African-American lead

(Newser) - After 15 years and 33 seasons, The Bachelor franchise has finally cast its first African-American lead. Rachel Lindsay, one of four women left competing for Nick Viall's heart on the current season of The Bachelor, will kick off her own search for love as The Bachelorette on ABC on... More »

Trump Doubles Down in First Interview as President

Discusses border wall, waterboarding, voter fraud with ABC

(Newser) - President Trump doubled down on just about every controversial claim he has made in recent days during an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday night. In the first one-on-one interview he has given as president, Trump spoke to anchor David Muir about inaugural crowds, the border wall, ObamaCare, and waterboarding,... More »

Presidential Candidate to DWTS: Rick Perry

Former Texas governor to join Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice, Ryan Lochte on 'DWTS'

(Newser) - Rick Perry will join the next season of Dancing With the Stars, joining Ryan Lochte (probably not doing the Brazilian bossa nova), Amber Rose (doing dance moves that epitomize whatever she's famous for doing), and other celebrities for the ABC show's 23rd season, ABC News reports. Perry, who... More »

Michael's Last Show With Kelly: 'I'm Not Dying!'

Final broadcast with Ripa 'bittersweet,' Strahan says

(Newser) - Just as they had done a couple of weeks ago , Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan strode out onto the stage of Live With Kelly and Michael on Friday holding hands—except this is likely the last time they'll do it. It was Strahan's final day on their ABC... More »

Kelly to Miss 3 More Shows —At Least

She threatened to not do another show with Strahan: source

(Newser) - Kelly Ripa's anger has apparently yet to fade. After skipping out on Wednesday's Live! With Kelly and Michael following news that co-host Michael Strahan will abandon her for Good Morning America in September, ABC says Ripa will also miss shows airing Thursday and Friday. She had planned to... More »

Hero in Paris Train Attack Will Compete on DWTS

Alek Skarlatos, American who helped foil terror attack, will compete on ABC

(Newser) - Paula Deen and Gary Busey (who made his announcement on a horse last night) were the latest celebs to be revealed for this season's Dancing With the Stars roster, but there's an even newer entry who only recently became a star: Alek Skarlatos, one of the three... More »

ABC Forces Canned View Co-Hosts to Make Nice

Also, Sarah Palin would like to replace McCarthy or Shepherd

(Newser) - The View was back yesterday for its first live broadcast since it was revealed that ABC was giving everyone except Whoopi Goldberg the boot —and if you watched, you may have noticed that soon-to-be-ex-co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd didn't have anything mean to say, despite their ouster.... More »

Newtown: No Anniversary Visits, Please

Town won't hold public memorial

(Newser) - December 14 will mark the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings—but there will be no public memorial. Newtown, Conn., doesn't want another media onslaught, and officials are calling on local institutions to keep crews from parking in their lots. "All of these children, they need a... More »

ABC to Walters: No, Snowden Can't Be Most Fascinating

Network rejects her plan for annual special

(Newser) - Well, whomever Barbara Walters names as the Most Fascinating Person of 2013, it won't be the person she really wanted in the top spot. Walters intended to put Edward Snowden at No. 1 on her annual list, but ABC nixed that idea, the New York Daily News reports. Network... More »

China to Kimmel: Say You're Sorry Like You Mean It

'Kill everyone in China' quip sparks anti-ABC protests

(Newser) - China wants ABC to apologize a third time for an insensitive Jimmy Kimmel skit—and to be sincere about it this time. The network has already issued two public apologies over the skit that aired Oct. 16, in which a child suggests "killing everyone in China" to solve America'... More »

Barbara Walters Retires After 50 Years

Pioneering newswoman off 'The View' next summer

(Newser) - As expected, Barbara Walters today announced the end of a broadcasting career that began during the Truman administration, People reports. "Let me just say I have been on television continuously for over 50 years," Walters said on The View today, adding that she is "perfectly healthy" and... More »

Has Your Favorite Show Just Been Axed?

TV cancellations, renewals and pilot pickups for next season

(Newser) - It's been a tense week in Hollywood, as TV networks announce which shows have been canceled, which have been renewed, and which pilots have been picked up for next season. Now the results are (mostly) in. Did your favorite survive the chopping block? Zap2It has been keeping score. Some... More »

Barbara Walters Will Retire Next Year: Reports

Deadline says she's out in 2014, and other sites confirm

(Newser) - Looks like Barbara Walters is ready to call it quits after 50-plus years in the TV business. Deadline first reported that the 83-year-old was poised to announce that she would retire in May 2014, and everyone from Page Six to USA Today to the Huffington Post has confirmed the scoop... More »

Report: Hasselbeck Also Leaving The View

'US Weekly' says she's getting fired after 9 years

(Newser) - The View might have one more open seat: US Weekly reports that co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is getting fired after nine years because viewers are put off by her conservative views. The report follows Joy Behar's decision to leave after nearly 17 years. Neither ABC nor Hasselbeck has confirmed the... More »

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