Elaine Laron, a TV writer and lyricist who worked on “Captain Kangaroo,” “The Electric Company” and “Free To Be You And Me,” died June 6 in Los Angeles of pneumonia. She was 83. Born in the Bronx in…
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Alan Perris, chief operating officer of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will retire at the end of the year after logging eight years with the Academy and its Foundation. Perris announced…
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The HBO star, who will receive the Variety TV Impact Award at the Banff World Media Festival, reflects on her dynamic career.
NBC cruised to victory in key demos on the first Tuesday of June behind "The Voice" and the return of "America's Got Talent," though the latter had its lowest-rated premiere to date in young adults.
NBC has released several clips of upcoming series to debut this fall, including "The Michael J. Fox Show," James Spader-starrer "The Blacklist" and "Dracula."
Despite facing intense competition from the finales of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and History’s “The Bible” — which combined likely drew about 25 million viewers — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” drew a record…
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The numbing sameness of Comedy Central’s snide sketch comedy and politically incorrect tomfoolery isn’t usually helped by rolling them out two at a time, but the channel has done just that with new…
It's not Lady Gaga's fault that her brand of outlandish, highly-theatrical weirdness has become the lingua franca of contemporary pop, but as she goes forward, it does mean that her projects have a…
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