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Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel has been selected as host of the 2017 Academy Awards, according to reports. His selection comes just four months after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences renewed its contract with ABC to air the ceremony through 2028. (ABC has been the exclusive home of the Oscars since 1976.)

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Around the remote: TV picks for the week of Dec. 4-10

Don’t miss: “Hairspray Live!” – No, you just can’t stop the beat. This fresh adaptation of the beloved musical comes bursting into prime time with newcomer Maddie Baillio leading the way. She plays teenager Tracy Turnblad, who shakes up a TV dance show in 1962 Baltimore and meets an array of colorful characters in the process. The impressive cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Derek Hough and Sean Hayes. 7 p.m. Wednesday, NBC.

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Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV picks for the week of Dec. 4-10

DON'T MISS: "Hairspray Live!" - No, you just can't stop the beat. This fresh adaptation of the beloved musical comes bursting into prime time with newcomer Maddie Baillio leading the way. She plays teenager Tracy Turnblad, who shakes up a TV dance show in 1962 Baltimore and meets an array of colorful characters in the process. The impressive cast includes Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Derek Hough and Sean Hayes. 8 p.m. Wednesday, NBC.

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How Jimmy Stewart's war service affected 'It's a Wonderful Life'

As we stare headlong into the approaching holiday season, the 1946 James Stewart classic "It's a Wonderful Life" is set to make its annual television appearance Saturday on NBC. It was the first movie Stewart made when he returned home after serving as a pilot in World War II, an experience that left him adrift and not without psychological fallout.

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Wheel ... of ... Fortune

Wheel of Fortune Ranch owner Donna Penley talks about how after losing her home in the Haysville tornado, she entered the "Wheel of Fortune" game show and won $27,000 to put down on a ranch. Along with her friend Keith Henderson, they both created a place in Haysville, where kids can go get in touch with nature. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
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Wheel ... of ... Fortune 1:52

Wheel ... of ... Fortune

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Wichitan to debut on 'The Price is Right'

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Wichitan prepares to compete for American Ninja Warrior

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VIDEO: The madness of 'Morning Joe's visit

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