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What It Was Like to Make the Best Episode of The Office

Inside 'The Dinner Party' 10 years after it first aired

(Newser) - It was a day that went down in comedic history: "On April 10th, 2008, The Office topped itself with its best half-hour ever—and perhaps the best comedy episode of the decade," writes Andy Greene for Rolling Stone . He's referring, of course, to "The Dinner Party,... More »

He Soured on Film. He Became a Legend for TV

'Hill Street Blues' creator Steven Bochco dies at 74

(Newser) - Steven Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating the groundbreaking police drama Hill Street Blues, died Sunday. He was 74. A family spokesman says Bochco died in his sleep after a battle with cancer. Bochco, who won 10 primetime Emmys, created several hit television shows, including LA Law, NYPD ... More »

Here Are the 10 Best TV Spinoffs

Children's shows take top billing

(Newser) - Some people insist you shouldn't mess with a classic, but if a TV show has a compelling character or story line, a spinoff can lure loyal fans from the original and even attract new ones. To see which offshoots have done best, 24/7 Wall St. looked at the top-rated... More »

Report: Chris Christie Heading to ABC

Sources say he's got a new gig to replace his governor duties

(Newser) - Chris Christie has a new gig as a talking head on ABC, sources tell NJ.com . The insiders say the former New Jersey governor will be announced as a new ABC contributor early Tuesday on Good Morning America and will return that evening for commentary on President Trump's State... More »

A Television 'Storm Chaser' Is Dead at 38

Joel Taylor starred in the Discovery series

(Newser) - One of the stars of the popular Discovery reality show Storm Chasers has died at age 38. Friends broke the news about Joel Taylor on social media Tuesday, reports People . Details on how Taylor died haven't been released, other than it was "sudden" and not believed to be... More »

Ellen Pompeo Describes Fight for $20M Salary

Grey 's Anatomy star is now TV's highest-paid actress

(Newser) - Ellen Pompeo is now the highest-paid actress on television—and she didn't get there by being a pushover. In a candid interview with the Hollywood Reporter , Pompeo, now in her 14th season starring in ABC's Grey's Anatomy, says she has finally "gotten to the place where... More »

John Wick Will Now Kill Everything on Television

Bloody franchise will become a series on Starz

(Newser) - The wildly gory and popular John Wick franchise will become a Starz series under the name of The Continental, reports Gizmodo , after the hotel in the movies where assassins like to pal around. For those worried that the small screen might dilute any of the dripping violence on display in... More »

Roseanne Explains Why She's Pro-Trump on Show Reboot

'True reflection of the society we live in,' Barr says of her character's politics

(Newser) - The one thing Roseanne Barr wants from the reboot of her ABC sitcom Roseanne is authenticity, and to be "a true reflection of the society we live in," she told reporters at a Television Critics Association presser on Monday. That's why she says her character, working-class mom... More »

Actress Who Wore Red Takes Flak After Globes

Blanca Blanco didn't like being shamed for color choice on a night noting Me Too movement

(Newser) - Nearly every star attending the Golden Globes wore black as a statement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood—so one red dress didn't blend in on the red carpet. Actress Blanca Blanco ditched the black dress code for a red cutout dress and soon saw heat on social media. Others... More »

Causing a Stir at the Globes: an Ex-Laughingstock, an Ex-Pariah

Tommy Wiseau, Tonya Harding in the spotlight as movies on their careers are recognized

(Newser) - You never know what's going to happen at the Golden Globes, or who's going to show up. Per EW.com , James Franco had vowed to bring Tommy Wiseau, the eccentric filmmaker he portrayed in The Disaster Artist, to the awards show, and he kept his word—and Wiseau... More »

Oprah's Message to 'Brutally Powerful Men': 'Time Is Up'

Winfrey is first black woman to win Cecil B. DeMille Award

(Newser) - Host Seth Meyers joked about Oprah Winfrey running for president in his opening monologue at the Golden Globes—and after giving what the Independent calls "one of the most iconic speeches of all time" at the awards show, Oprah seems to have the speech-making part of the job nailed.... More »

Will Oprah, Tom Hanks Run for Office After Meyers' Opener?

Well, he did ask them, in a reverse-psychology kind of way

(Newser) - While Debra Messing and other celebrities brought up gender inequality in Hollywood on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, with a particular focus on the pay gap, host Seth Meyers jumped right into the fray on Sunday night—starting with the first line in his opening monologue,... More »

The Office May Be Back on TV Next Year

Reports say NBC is reviving the show, though without Steve Carrell

(Newser) - It looks like life at Dunder Mifflin will be returning to prime time. TVLine reports that NBC is planning to revamp The Office for the 2018-19 season. The first big caveat: Steve Carrell would not be back, and the search is currently underway for an actor to play the new... More »

Tavis Smiley Suspended, Says, 'This Has Gone Too Far'

PBS host vows to fight back after sexual misconduct claims

(Newser) - Another TV host has been suspended amid accusations of sexual misconduct—and PBS has another hole in its schedule. The broadcaster announced Wednesday that production of Tavis Smiley's self-titled late-night show was suspended with immediate effect after an outside investigation of "troubling allegations" uncovered "multiple, credible allegations... More »

Trump Watches 4 Hours of TV a Day? 'Wrong!'

President disputes 'NYT' report

(Newser) - The New York Times over the weekend detailed President Trump's daily routine , and the paper painted television as a major part of it. Not so, declared Trump in a Monday morning tweet. The article characterized him as watching four to eight hours a day, though it noted the sound... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globe Nominees

'The Shape of Water' leads the pack with 7 nominations

(Newser) - Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairy tale The Shape of Water earned a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama Big Little Lies led the television nominees with six nods. In what's been seen as a wide-open Oscar race so far, several films followed... More »

PBS Names Replacement for Charlie Rose

Christiane Amanpour's CNN show will be repackaged

(Newser) - PBS is welcoming Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent, as an interim replacement for Charlie Rose, who was fired by both CBS and PBS last month after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. Amanpour on PBS—a repackaged version of the veteran journalist's show on CNN... More »

Viral Jeopardy! Champ Is Weird, Wacky, and a Big Winner

You can't miss Austin Rogers if you stumble on the show

(Newser) - Austin Rogers may not stand out at a hipster watering hole in New York City, but as a Jeopardy! contestant, he's not exactly your run-of-the-mill contender. "He's got hair, he's got chutzpah, and broad-based knowledge," says show host Alex Trebek of Rogers in one video... More »

For 43rd Season of SNL, 3 New Cast Members

Ryan Gosling, Jay-Z help get the season started this weekend

(Newser) - Ryan Gosling and Jay-Z are the host and featured musical act, respectively, on Saturday Night Live this weekend as the show kicks off its 43rd season, but they won't be the only fresh faces on the set. An NBC statement notes three newbies—Groundlings veteran Heidi Gardner, comic Chris... More »

Game of Thrones Had Viewers Yelling at Their TVs

Huge reveals, a long-gone character re-emerges, and more

(Newser) - A possible pregnancy, the return of a possibly important character, and, as the Verge notes, a huge reveal "designed to make the audience scream at the screen" were just some of the plot points in Sunday night's Game of Thrones. Needless to say, there are some major spoilers... More »

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