If anyone thinks that broadcast TV has all but surrendered to the presumed creative primacy of cable and streaming platforms, wait till they see ABC’s boldly provocative “American Crime,” premiering Thursday. With grit, guts and some of the best performances you’ll see on TV this year, “American Crime” aims for truth and pulls no punches getting there.
Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Norm Macdonald recalls Wednesday on Twitter the hectic week before the 40th anniversary special aired Sunday. His tweets tell of a skit idea for Eddie Murphy, who was returning after more than 30 years to the “SNL” studio.
With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation’s bicentennial, “Saturday Night Live” celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3 1 / 2-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live," longtime producer Mike Shoemaker tweeted his collection of photos from his years on the show, featuring cast members and hosts from the 1986 to 2008.
The “Daily Show” boot camp has graduated a number of impressive talents who might prove to be worthy of the host chair, most notably John Oliver. But there are several strong outside potentials as well.
NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War.
It seems Kanye West wasn’t joking when he almost pulled another Kanye at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. “Beck needs to respect artistry, and he should have given his award to Beyonce,” West said. Beck took it all in stride.
Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies.
In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him.
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.