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The Goldbergs Loses Star Over Alleged Misconduct

Jeff Garlin, who plays family patriarch, accused of verbal, emotional abuse on set

(Newser) - Jeff Garlin, a longtime series regular on ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, has left the show during production of its ninth season following multiple misconduct allegations, Deadline reports. Garlin, who plays the patriarch of the titular family, confirmed he'd been facing an HR investigation into his on-set behavior for...

Golden Globe Nominees Announced After 'Year of Change'

Hollywood Foreign Press Association is out with this year's film and TV candidates

(Newser) - Less than a year after criticism over a lack of diversity forced the organization that puts on the Golden Globes to lose its televised show and overhaul its membership, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for film and TV awards Monday, per the AP . The HFPA, which usually...

4 Becomes 3 in Sex and the City Reboot
4 Becomes 3 in
Sex and the City Reboot
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4 Becomes 3 in Sex and the City Reboot

HBO Max sequel arrives Dec. 9

(Newser) - And just like that… there were three. HBO Max released a teaser trailer for its Sex and the City spinoff And Just Like That… on Friday, showing the New York City girl gang we've come to know is now without their beloved ( on screen, but perhaps not off...

Christopher Walken Ruins an Original Banksy

On purpose: Actor painted over a rat in scene from BBC's 'The Outlaws'

(Newser) - In the series finale of BBC comedy-drama The Outlaws , a character played by Christopher Walken paints over an image of a rat below the name Banksy. And here is where fiction meets reality: Not only was the mural an original Banksy artwork, but Walken really did destroy it on the...

Sopranos Creator Talks About Tony's Final Scene

2 years before finale, David Chase got idea for the character to be killed in a small restaurant

(Newser) - Ever since the famous cut-to-black scene in the Sopranos finale, show creator David Chase has been asked the same question over and over and over : Is Tony dead? In a new interview with the The Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter podcast, Chase all but confirms the character did indeed get whacked....

Simpsons Fans, This Is the Job for You

Casino company will pay someone almost $7K to binge-watch the series

(Newser) - The Simpsons correctly predicted the election of President Donald Trump back in 2000 . You might say it was luck—except that the show has predicted other real-life events, including Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox holdings and Richard Branson's trip into space . That's to say nothing of...

Remarkable Win Streak on Jeopardy! Finally Ends

Matt Amodio has 2nd-longest streak and 4th-highest total earnings

(Newser) - The second-longest winning streak in Jeopardy! history has come to an end. Jonathan Fisher was crowned champion on Monday, ending Matt Amodio's impressive 38-game winning streak. Only Jeopardy! legend and current co-host Ken Jennings has won more consecutive games with 74. "Everybody's so smart and so competent...

Bobby Flay's Future With Food Network In Doubt

Contract negotiations have reportedly stalled over financial terms

(Newser) - Bobby Flay has been whipping up scrumptious dishes on the Food Network for the past 27 years, but he might soon be hanging up his apron. Sources tell Variety that the TV chef is expected to jump ship after a breakdown in contract negotiations with the Discovery-owned network on which...

Netflix's New Hit Is a 'Haunting Microcosm of Real Life'

'Squid Game' has enthralled the internet, may soon overtake 'Bridgerton' as the platform's biggest hit

(Newser) - There's a new hit series in town, thanks to Netflix and the public's penchant for dystopian action. NBC News reports that Squid Game—a nine-episode thriller out of South Korea that debuted on the streaming platform on Sept. 17—is now "the internet's favorite show,"...

'Longest-Running TV Host' Hands Reins to Son

Televangelist Pat Robertson, 91, is stepping down from role on 'The 700 Club'

(Newser) - Pat Robertson kicked off the summer with a diatribe against critical race theory. He's entering the autumn season with a different, more subdued message: goodbye. WAVY reports that the 91-year-old televangelist, who for more than a half-century hosted The 700 Club for the Christian Broadcasting Network he founded, is...

Netflix Signs Biggest Content Deal Yet

Streaming service buys Roald Dahl's entire catalog, plans 'unique universe'

(Newser) - Netflix has acquired the rights to the estate of Roald Dahl, the late British novelist who brought us some of the most beloved children's books of all time, with plans to create a "unique universe" of offerings based on those works. The company has purchased the Roald Dahl...

Piers Morgan: 'I'm Going Home'
Piers Morgan:
'I'm Going Home'


Piers Morgan: 'I'm Going Home'

He's joining News Corp., will host new weeknight show on Fox Nation

(Newser) - Piers Morgan has found a new job following his explosive departure from Good Morning Britain. The political pundit is joining News Corp. and Fox News Media in a partnership that will see him host a new weeknight show to air in the US, UK, and Australia in 2022. He'll...

'One of the Most Iconic Brands' on TV Is Coming Back

New episodes of 'Cops' to debut next month on Fox Nation

(Newser) - Fox News Media is reviving the long-running TV series Cops for its Fox Nation streaming service as part of a pitch to entice police, firefighters, and other first responders to sign up for the service, reports the AP . Fox Nation will debut four episodes of the show's 33rd season...

Blink and You'll Miss Mike Richards' Jeopardy! Episodes

He's out as host (and executive producer), but shows already taped with him began airing Monday

(Newser) - The very brief Mike Richards era on Jeopardy! began Monday as the beleaguered game show dealt with the embarrassment of opening its 38th season with a host that its fans already know is toast. Richards stepped down as Alex Trebek's replacement on Aug. 20, then was ousted as the...

Judge Judy Will Soon Be Banging Her Gavel Anew

Judy Sheindlin, and her granddaughter, will be coming to IMDb TV in November

(Newser) - Judge Judy Sheindlin is returning to television on Nov. 1 with a new red robe, a granddaughter in tow, and the challenge of competing with herself. She announced on Thursday the start date and name of her new show, Judy Justice, which will be available weekdays on the little-known IMDb...

Ted Lasso Gets 'Funnier, Deeper' in Season 2
Everybody Loves New
Season of Ted Lasso
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Everybody Loves New Season of Ted Lasso

Jason Sudeikis and cast 'shine brighter than ever,' says one critic

(Newser) - More than 40 critics are unanimous: season two of Apple TV's Ted Lasso rocks. The first season of the show about an American football coach hired to revamp an English soccer team was a surprise hit with audiences and critics alike, prompting Emmy nominations for best comedy series and...

Why Kate Winslet Objected to Sex Scene Edit

She's a middle-aged actor playing a middle-aged woman, for one thing

(Newser) - Kate Winslet plays Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan in HBO's Mare of Easttown, whose jaw-dropping finale aired Sunday. It's a role in which "there are clearly no filters," the actor tells the New York Times . It's "why people have connected with this character." It'...

Amazon Makes Its 2nd-Largest Acquisition

It will buy MGM Studios for $8.45B in deal announced Wednesday

(Newser) - Amazon has made "its boldest move yet into the entertainment industry" with its planned acquisition of movie and TV giant MGM Studios, per CNBC . The company announced Wednesday that it would buy the studio for $8.45 billion, thereby adding MGM's 4,000 films —including the James ...

What Critics Are Saying About The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
Is Being Uniformly Hailed
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The Underground Railroad Is Being Uniformly Hailed

Berry Jenkins adapts Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for Amazon Prime

(Newser) - An enslaved girl flees a Georgia cotton plantation and its brutal owner, only to be pursued by a bounty hunter spurred by his failure to catch her mother years earlier in The Underground Railroad , a 10-hour limited series debuting Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Just how good is Moonlight director...

Ellen: Attacks on Me Were 'Orchestrated,' 'Misogynistic'
Ellen: I'm a Victim of Misogyny

Ellen: I'm a Victim of Misogyny

Talk show host opens up about toxic workplace scandal

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres addressed allegations of a toxic workplace at her talk show last year, she said "things happened here that never should have happened" and "the necessary changes" had been made. Her stance appears a little different now after announcing the Ellen DeGeneres Show is nearing its...

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