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Good Morning America Ex-Producer Accused of Sexual Assault

Lawsuit alleges Michael Corn assaulted 2 female producers

(Newser) - Insiders say ABC News staffers have been shaken by allegations that a former top producer on Good Morning America sexually assaulted two other producers. In a lawsuit filed in New York on Wednesday, Kirstyn Crawford, a producer for Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos, accuses Michael Corn of assaulting her...

Nielsen Tallies Up Viewership for Chauvin Verdict

At least 23.2M Americans were watching

(Newser) - At least 23.2 million Americans watched on television this week as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, per the AP . The Nielsen company's estimate came from viewership figures on 11 different networks that carried Tuesday's...

Chris Harrison Won't Host Next Season of Bachelorette

Ex-contestants Tayshia Adams, Kaitlyn Bristowe will, amid controversy over racial insensitivity

(Newser) - Chris Harrison will not host the upcoming season of The Bachelorette following controversy over racially insensitive comments, and will instead be replaced with two former contestants, ABC Entertainment and Warner Horizon said in a statement. Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will pick up hosting duties for the show's next...

We're About to See a Whole Lot More of This Tiger King Star

Carole Baskin to appear on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars,' along with Nelly, Anne Heche

(Newser) - Will she perform a rockabilly-inspired number to the "Stray Cat Strut"? Or perhaps a more contemporary interpretative dance to "Eye of the Tiger"? All eyes will be on Carole Baskin and her song choices starting Sept. 14, when the new season of Dancing With the Stars...

Disney Wouldn't Air This Episode—Until Now

Episode of 'black-ish' about Trump finds a home on Hulu

(Newser) - A politically charged episode of black-ish from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network, the AP reports. "I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves," series creator Kenya Barris posted Monday...

Kimmel Shares Big News, Followed by Surprise Guest

Late-night host is taking summer off to spend time with family; Matt Damon is perturbed

(Newser) - If you're a Jimmy Kimmel fan who tuned in to his show last night, you'll be glad you did, as it was his final one for a while. "Tonight is my last new show for the summer," he said in a surprise announcement, per People . "...

This Time, The Bachelor Is Black
This Time,
The Bachelor Is Black

This Time, The Bachelor Is Black

Matt James named as first black male lead in franchise history

(Newser) - ABC's The Bachelor franchise is owning up to "diversity issues" while announcing the first black male lead in its history, which spans 18 years and 40 seasons. Matt James is a new figure to many franchise fans, though he's a close friend of Tyler Cameron, the runner-up...

Soap Operas Dangerously Low Thanks to Virus

Popular daytime dramas are running out of episodes and can't resume production

(Newser) - The coronavirus has most of us locked down in our homes, and for those seeking routine, diving into the daily soaps can provide some escapist comfort. But Vulture warns that the most popular daytime TV dramas are perilously close to running out of episodes they filmed before the shutdown, forcing...

Fred Silverman Put a Series of Hits on All 3 Major Networks

Executive backed Roots , All in the Family

(Newser) - Fred Silverman, who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and brought All in the Family, Roots, Hawaii Five-O and other hit series and miniseries to television, died Thursday. He was 82. Silverman, who had been battling cancer, died at his home in the Pacific Palisades area...

Sean Spicer Gets the DWTS Boot
Sean Spicer
Loses His
Latest Gig

Sean Spicer Loses His Latest Gig

Ex-WH press secretary has gotten the boot from 'Dancing With the Stars'

(Newser) - After what the Washington Post calls "weeks of controversy with low scores," former press secretary Sean Spicer finally got axed Monday on Dancing With the Stars, in the show's ninth week. Spicer hasn't exactly been a judges' favorite—at one point, Carrie Ann Inaba said, "...

Star Will Definitely Be Cheering for Her DWTS Replacement

After Christie Brinkley breaks arm in rehearsals, daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook steps in

(Newser) - The new season of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday night, but one of the heavily promoted stars has already had to drop out. Per Entertainment Weekly , Christie Brinkley was injured during a rehearsal session for the 28th season of the hit ABC dance competition and won't be able...

On New DWTS: a Bachelorette, an Office Alum, an Ex-Press Sec
At DWTS, It's Now
Spicer Time

At DWTS, It's Now Spicer Time

Former press sec joins Christie Brinkley, Lamar Odom and more on very long-running show

(Newser) - The latest chapter in Sean Spicer's varied personal-gig economy requires literal dancing rather than the metaphorical dancing of his most notable post . As USA Today reports, the former White House press secretary will appear on Season 28 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars—yes, that's 28 seasons...

Her Show Just Got Renewed. Her Tweets Were Unhappy

Constance Wu clarifies negative posts after 'Fresh Off the Boat' gets green light for 6th season

(Newser) - ABC announced on Friday that it was renewing one of its sitcoms, pleasing everyone involved with the show except, seemingly, its star. People reports that after word got out that Fresh Off the Boat will be back for a sixth season, Constance Wu, who's been with the series since...

Barr Has New Theory on Roseanne Cancellation

She say it was because she supports Israel

(Newser) - Comedian and divisive former television star Roseanne Barr says her sitcom was canceled last year because of backlash against her support for Israel. Barr spoke Monday at an event in Tel Aviv and said she had been "BDS-ed" by television network ABC, the AP reports. BDS refers to a...

Verizon Comes Close to Dumping Disney Channels

But the two companies hash out a deal

(Newser) - Verizon customers can continue to watch ESPN, ABC, and other channels owned by Disney after the two companies announced a deal over programming fees, the AP reports. The telecommunications giant and the entertainment company say in a joint statement Sunday: "Verizon and The Walt Disney Company have reached a...

Modern Family Reveals Which Character Dies

It was an 'effective, moving episode'

(Newser) - Modern Family, as advertised , killed off a character in Wednesday night's show—and anybody who wants to avoid spoilers should stop reading here. Viewers who worried that patriarch Jay Pritchett would kick the bucket were relieved: It was his ex-wife, DeDe, played by Shelley Long, who died, Deadline reports....

ABC Revives NYPD Blue , With a Catch
ABC Revives
NYPD Blue,
With a Catch

ABC Revives NYPD Blue, With a Catch

In sequel, Detective Andy Sipowicz is dead

(Newser) - While a revival of NBC's The Office doesn't look likely , ABC is continuing the trend of TV reboots in bringing back cop drama NYPD Blue—at least for one episode. The network is producing a pilot for a revised version of the show, which ended its 12-season run...

Roseanne 'Wishes the Best' to ABC's Roseanne Spinoff

Working title: The Conners

(Newser) - Roseanne lives on, minus Roseanne: ABC says it has ordered 10 episodes of a spinoff of the top-rated sitcom, with the working title The Conners, CNN reports. It will feature the same cast as Roseanne, minus Roseanne Barr, who was fired after sending a racist tweet last month. The show...

Report: Roseanne Spinoff Is Moving Ahead

Barr is waiving her rights, sources say

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr won't be returning to ABC anytime soon, but the network is moving ahead with a Roseanne spinoff, and the former star has agreed not to stand in the way, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . The sources say that ABC and producer Carsey-Werner don't want Barr participating...

Arie of The Bachelor: I Was '100%' Betrayed by Show Producers

Luyendyk explains his struggle to choose between 2 women and why he's irked about his portrayal

(Newser) - It took some time for the din from March's Bachelor finale —after Arie Luyendyk Jr. dumped the girl he initially chose, Becca Kufrin, and got engaged to runner-up Lauren Burnham—to subside. Now, however, thanks to Kufrin's stint as the current Bachelorette and a new profile on...

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