Television programs

This image released by MTV Documentary Films shows Bruce Franks Jr. in a scene from the documentary “St. Louis Superman," one of two films that will be released by MTV's new documentary division. (MTV via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 11:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Films about living in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and a St. Louis-area activist turned politician will be the first released by MTV's new documentary division. MTV announced earlier this year that it had hired Sheila Nevins, who for many years was among the most influential...
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George Takei participates in AMC's "The Terror: Infamy" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
July 25, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — George Takei says U.S. migrant detention policies reached depths beyond what Japanese-Americans faced during their World War II internment. Takei, interned as a child, said his family and others were kept together when they were sent to American camps. In contrast, the...
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Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 25, 2019 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 13 million people watched former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before two House committees on the three biggest broadcast and cable news networks. The Nielsen company says Mueller's audience on Wednesday was smaller than it was for well-publicized hearings...
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In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, executive producers Reese Witherspoon, left, and Nicole Kidman attend the premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" season two at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said that he's looking at the possibility of another season of "Big Little Lies" with skepticism. Bloys told a TV critics' meeting Wednesday, July 24, 2019, that he doesn't see an obvious story to pursue for a third season. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 24, 2019 - 8:58 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The future of "Big Little Lies" is as uncertain as the legal fate of the Monterey Five. HBO programming chief Casey Bloys says he's taking a cautious approach to pursuing another season. "You have to approach these things skeptically, to make sure that something doesn't...
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This image released by HBO shows Kit Harington in a scene from "Game of Thrones." On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Harington was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series. (HBO via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 6:43 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The clamor from "Game of Thrones" fans for a do-over of the drama's final season has been in vain. HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said Wednesday there was no serious consideration to remaking the story that some viewers and critics called disappointing. There are few...
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Former special counsel Robert Mueller returns to the witness table following a break in his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Mueller testified about his report on Russian election interference. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 24, 2019 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mueller's report on Russian involvement in the 2016 election may have made for a gripping book, but his long-awaited testimony before Congress on Wednesday did not come alive as a television show. Mueller's appearance contained some news, and careful exchanges with committee...
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July 24, 2019 - 9:26 am
Former USC star and New York Jets first-round pick Mark Sanchez is retiring from the NFL and joining ESPN as a college football analyst. Sanchez played quarterback for Southern California from 2005-08, earning Rose Bowl MVP honors in his final college game. He was selected fifth overall in the 2009...
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Chef Gordon Ramsay participates in National Geographic's "Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 23, 2019 - 6:32 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Gordon Ramsay has harsh words for chefs who reject Michelin stars. The famously profane Ramsay used an expletive to describe giving back a star rating. He said the guide's mark of distinction belongs to a restaurant, not a chef. It's an insult to Michelin and a mark...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Hugh Jackman, Common, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Becky G and Uzo Aduba who will be featured in the National Geographic six-part documentary series "Activate: The Global Citizen Movement," premiering Sept. 5. (AP Photo)
July 23, 2019 - 5:31 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Common, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Hugh Jackman are enlisting in the Global Citizen movement. They're among the celebrities featured in a National Geographic docuseries highlighting efforts to fight global poverty. The series is being done with Global Citizen, a group...
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This image released by CBS shows Norah O'Donnell, host of the new "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell." S News is making changes with its evening newscast, and the first happens on Monday, July 15, 2019, when Norah O’Donnell takes over as anchor. The second comes in the fall, when the network pulls up stakes from its New York headquarters and moves into a new studio in Washington. (Michele Crowe/CBS via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS chose the middle of the summer for Norah O'Donnell to debut as "CBS Evening News" anchor, so probably should not be surprised that not too many people noticed. The Nielsen company said that 5.24 million people watched her newscast each day on average last week. That's...
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