Television programs

August 06, 2019 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" didn't have its usual cakewalk in the ratings last week. The finale of ABC's "The Bachelorette" finished only a half million viewers behind the NBC talent show in the ratings last week. The Nielsen company said it was the dating competition show's best ratings...
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Guy Pearce, a cast member in the upcoming FX miniseries "A Christmas Carol," answers a question during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 06, 2019 - 5:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX's new adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" includes a younger Scrooge and Bob Cratchit and a darker take on the Charles Dickens classic. Ebenezer Scrooge, often portrayed on screen as elderly, is played by 51-year-old Guy Pearce. Joe Alwyn stars opposite him as family...
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In this Saturday, Aug 4, 2018, photo, Constance Wu poses for a portrait at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, ABC said the cast and crew of "Fresh Off the Boat" are ready to get back to work and put star Wu's anti-renewal tirade behind them. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
August 05, 2019 - 8:04 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — ABC says the cast and crew of "Fresh Off the Boat" are ready to get back to work and put star Constance Wu's anti-renewal tirade behind them. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said Monday the show's producers have told her everyone involved with "Fresh Off the...
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August 05, 2019 - 7:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime composer of "The Simpsons" has sued over his dismissal from the long-running series, saying he was discriminated against because of his age and a perceived disability. The lawsuit filed by Alf Clausen in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday for age discrimination,...
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August 05, 2019 - 5:17 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As a comedian, Tiffany Haddish sometimes says the darndest things. Now, she's getting kids to do it, too. Haddish is host and executive producer of ABC's "Kids Say the Darndest Things," the latest revival of Art Linkletter's comical interactions with children. She...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2019 file photo Cobie Smulders poses for a portrait at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Smulders is drawing on her experience as a cancer survivor for her role in ABC’s “Stumptown.” The 37-year-old actress has been in remission since being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, when she was starring in “How I Met Your Mother.” She had multiple surgeries and chose not to reveal her struggle until 2015. Smulders told a TV critics gathering on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 that going through a cancer struggle made her a better person who is able to tap into things when it comes to creating characters. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, file)
August 05, 2019 - 3:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Cobie Smulders is drawing on her experience as a cancer survivor for her role in ABC's "Stumptown." The 37-year-old actress has been in remission since being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, when she was starring in "How I Met Your Mother." She had multiple...
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File-This Sept. 8, 2019, file photo shows Afton Williamson attending the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews of "The Rookie" at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williamson, star of the ABC crime series “The Rookie,” says she is quitting the show because of sexual harassment and racial discrimination she experienced during the making of the show’s first season. In an Instagram post Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, Williamson outlined a series of claims against the show. She said she was sexually assaulted by the show’s hair department head, sexually harassed by a recurring guest star and suffered bullying from executive producers. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
August 05, 2019 - 3:28 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The head of ABC Entertainment says she's withholding judgment on the fate of "The Rookie" pending an investigation into misconduct claims made by co-star Afton Williamson. The actress posted online Sunday that she's quitting the ABC crime drama because of sexual...
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Jared Padalecki, left, and and Jensen Ackles participate in The CW "Supernatural: Final Season" panel during the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 05, 2019 - 3:57 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The makers of "Supernatural" and "Arrow" say they're bringing the CW shows to a close at the right time. "You don't want to be the last person at a party, even if it's the best party on the planet," said Jared Padalecki, who's paired with co-star Jensen Ackles as the...
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File-This Sept. 8, 2019, file photo shows Afton Williamson attending the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews of "The Rookie" at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williamson, star of the ABC crime series “The Rookie,” says she is quitting the show because of sexual harassment and racial discrimination she experienced during the making of the show’s first season. In an Instagram post Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, Williamson outlined a series of claims against the show. She said she was sexually assaulted by the show’s hair department head, sexually harassed by a recurring guest star and suffered bullying from executive producers. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
August 04, 2019 - 9:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Afton Williamson, co-star of the ABC crime series "The Rookie," said she's quitting the show because of sexual harassment and racial discrimination she experienced during the show's first season. In an Instagram post Sunday, Williamson said that throughout the filming of the show's...
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Rachel Skarsten, from left, Ruby Rose and Meagan Tandy participate in The CW "Batwoman" panel during the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 04, 2019 - 7:07 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ruby Rose suffered the slings and arrows from schoolmates about being different before the rise of social media. The 33-year-old gender-fluid actress — who came out as a lesbian at age 12 in her native Australia — hopes her title role on The CW's new series "Batwoman"...
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