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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 »

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 »

Man Accused of Dropping TV 3 Stories Onto Woman

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - A Missouri man is accused of critically injuring a woman by purposely dropping an old television set onto her from a third-floor balcony, the AP reports. Jackson County prosecutors charged 36-year-old Otishus Kirkwood of Kansas City with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Authorities say the victim, who was not... 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 »

Game of Thrones Creators Plan Controversial New Show

'Confederate' will exist in an America where slavery still exists

(Newser) - The showrunners behind Game of Thrones already have their next project lined up when the eighth and final season is over. (Season seven just began .) David Benioff and DB Weiss will stick with HBO for Confederate, which has a controversial premise. The show will explore what would have happened... More »

'We'll Be Playing Golf Again Soon': OJ Confident This Week

He's up for parole on Thursday

(Newser) - Just like old times: OJ Simpson will be back in a courtroom this week for a televised court ruling that will decide his freedom. This time, Simpson is up for parole for the armed robbery and kidnapping case that has kept him locked up in Nevada since 2008. The hearing... More »

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good News From HBO

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' is coming back Oct. 1 for its 9th season

(Newser) - Cue up the tuba and mandolin for a big announcement from HBO. Per the Hollywood Reporter , Larry David and the gang—including Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, and JB Smoove—will be back for the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a full six years after the eighth season wrapped. The... More »

Viral Anti-Terrorism Ad: 'Bomb Delusion With Truth'

Telecom firm in Kuwait planned music video to launch at start of Ramadan

(Newser) - As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan kicked off over the weekend, so, too, did an ad by a telecom company in Kuwait tackling terrorism. CNN reports on Zaid's three-minute music video , which has so far amassed more than 3.6 million views, showing a suicide bomber being confronted... More »

2 HBO Shows Are Getting Renewed

Expect more 'Silicon Valley,' 'Veep' in 2018

(Newser) - Jon Stewart's animated shorts are out , but Veep and Silicon Valley are still in at HBO. The network has announced both Emmy-winning shows will be renewed for another season, with new episodes airing in 2018, reports Variety . All original cast members will return for Veep's seventh season, per... 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 »

TV Show Scores a Rare Un-Cancellation

'Timeless' gets picked up by NBC just 3 days after it got the ax

(Newser) - NBC's Timeless is not only still NBC's, but also appears to be peerless as well: The show managed to get picked up for a second season three days after NBC canceled it, reports Variety . Executive producer Eric Kripke tweeted on Saturday: "The #TimeTeam went back 3 days,... More »

The Simpsons Have Officially Been on TV for 30 Years

The first short aired on April 19, 1987 on 'The Tracey Ullman Show'

(Newser) - The Simpson family first appeared on television 30 years ago today—April 19, 1987—in a short on The Tracey Ullman Show called "Good Night," EW reports. Three decades later, The Simpsons is in its 28th season, has aired more than 600 episodes, and is the longest-running scripted... More »

Cast Emerges From Isolation, Discovers TV Show Got Cut

Only a few hours of footage aired after an entire year of filming in the wilderness

(Newser) - After surviving a full year in the harsh Scottish wilderness, the 10 remaining contestants of the reality series Eden emerged from their imposed isolation to discover that no one had been watching their journey. Outside of four one-hour episodes aired in the summer of 2016, t he BBC reports that... More »

'Too Big to Fail' for NBC: Megyn Kelly and Matt Lauer

'Vanity Fair' examines network's personality-driven blueprint with 2 major stars in the mix

(Newser) - The news that Megyn Kelly would be leaving Fox and settling down at NBC surprised many (especially, apparently, Tamron Hall ), but in a piece for Vanity Fair , Sarah Ellison moves the story forward, exploring what she calls NBC's "star power as business model" gamble. The crystal ball... More »

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