Sitcoms

FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, cast members of the TV series "The Big Bang Theory," pose at a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. "The Big Bang Theory" made its way into the annals of the Nobel Prizes in real life. The announcement, Oct. 8, 2019, that a trio of scientists had won the physics Nobel started off with an unlikely reference: the opening lines of "The Big Bang Theory." (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 08, 2019 - 5:02 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory" — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history. The announcement of the winners of this year's Nobel in physics began with a nod to an unlikely...
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FILE- This March 19, 2018, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. Shares of Netflix could open in negative territory for the year, the first time that’s happened since 2016, as major media players step into the stream to fight for subscribers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 24, 2019 - 9:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Netflix are opening in negative territory for the year — the first time that's happened since 2016 — as major media players step into the stream to fight for subscribers. The streaming service revolutionized the way people watch TV and because of its success, there was...
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Milo Ventimiglia arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
September 23, 2019 - 12:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 9:11 p.m. No Emmys, no problem. Winners and losers party afterward. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and their "This Is Us" co-stars made their way to the post...
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Billy Porter accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "Pose" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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September 23, 2019 - 12:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday's Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which "Pose" star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series "Fleabag" led a British invasion that overturned expectations. "This all started in the...
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This image released by FX shows Billy Porter in a scene from "Pose." The program is nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series. (JoJo Whilden/FX via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 12:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" has dominated the Emmy Awards with the formidable power of, say, your average fearsome, flame-belching dragon. Same goes for "Veep," but picture a cutthroat politician instead. The drama and comedy series are among the front-runners for Sunday's ceremony (8 p.m...
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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, the NBC Universal logo hangs on a building in Los Angeles. Comcast’s NBCUniversal says its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC’s logo, and will be the home for some of the company’s most popular shows, including “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office” and “30 Rock.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 17, 2019 - 10:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's NBCUniversal said Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo. It will become the home for some of the company's most popular shows, including "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office." That means both will be leaving...
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September 12, 2019 - 1:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans waiting for a "Girlfriends" reboot are getting a little tease: the cast of the early 2000s sitcom is reuniting on an episode of "black-ish." Tracee Ellis Ross, one of the leading actors on "black-ish," was also the star of "Girlfriends," which ran from 2000 to 2008 and...
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This combination photo shows actress Debra Messing during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in New York on May 2, 2019, left, and President Donald Trump during a visit to Shell's soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pa., on Aug. 13, 2019. Trump is calling Messing, the liberal activist and “Will & Grace” star, a racist and saying she should be fired from the NBC sitcom. Earlier this week, Messing apologized after tweeting in support of an Alabama church sign which read “a black vote for Trump is mental illness.” (AP Photo)
September 05, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking Debra Messing, calling the liberal activist and "Will & Grace" star a racist and saying she should be fired from the NBC sitcom. Messing apologized earlier this week after tweeting in support of an Alabama church sign which reads "a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1987 file photo, Actress Valerie Harper laughs during an interview in New York. Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws and stole hearts as Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. She was 80. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
August 31, 2019 - 4:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There was never a better laugh line in all of sitcomania and, in her signature role as Rhoda, Valerie Harper nailed it. Eyeing a piece of candy with desire yet trepidation, Rhoda cracks, "I don't know why I'm putting this in my mouth. I should just apply it directly to my hips."...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2014 file photo, actress and cancer survivor Valerie Harper, testifies before a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing to examine the fight against cancer on Capitol Hill in Washington. Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws and stole hearts as Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. She was 80. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 30, 2019 - 10:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws, stole hearts and busted TV taboos as the brash, self-deprecating Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died. Longtime family friend Dan Watt confirmed Harper died Friday, adding the family wasn't immediately releasing...
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