Sitcoms

House members vote as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, stands on the dais, during a vote on article II of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 18, 2019 - 9:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top television networks had the patience to follow the House debate on impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday — but only to a point. When Speaker Nancy Pelosi's gavel signaled that Trump had been impeached, CBS was airing the season conclusion of “Survivor” and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 16, 2019 - 12:47 pm
A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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December 12, 2019 - 1:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles mansion built in the 1930s and seen in the credits for the TV show “The Beverly Hillbillies” has been sold for about $150 million, the highest home price ever in California. The buyer of the Chartwell estate is Lachlan Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and co-chairman...
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This combination photo shows, clockwise from top left, Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., Claire Foy and Matt Smith in a scene from "The Crown," Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb Mclaughlin in a scene from "Stranger Things," and Uzo Aduba, left, and Samira Wiley appear in a scene from "Orange is the New Black." It took less than a decade for leader Netflix to skyrocket from about 12 million U.S. subscribers at the decade's start to 60 million this year and 158 million worldwide. (AP Photo, top left, and Netflix via AP)
December 11, 2019 - 3:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that’s rolling its final credits. Installments of the elaborately produced hit were doled out one at a time by an established outlet, premium cable channel HBO. That was standard TV...
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Danai Gurira, left, and America Ferrera announce nominations for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Pacific Design Center on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif. The show will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
December 11, 2019 - 10:58 am
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California: MOVIES Actor: Christian Bale, “Ford v Ferrari”; Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood”; Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”; Taron...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2002, file photo, actress Shelley Morrison arrives to the NBC's television series "Will & Grace," 100th episode celebration at the Falcon restaurant in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on "Will and Grace," has died. Publicist Lori DeWaal says Morrison died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure. She was 83. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
December 02, 2019 - 12:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will & Grace,” died Sunday, her publicist said. Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure after a brief illness, publicist Lori DeWaal...
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Honoree Norman Lear, right, is congratulated by presenters Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Anthony Anderson onstage at "The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television's Comedy Legends" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 22, 2019 - 11:04 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “There’s nothing I believe more than this, that laughter adds time to one’s life,” Norman Lear told an audience gathered to honor him and other four other television comedy greats. “I believe that as much as I believe my mother loved me,” the writer-producer added. “She...
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This combination photo shows actress Holly Hunter at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 20, 2018, left, and actor Ted Danson at the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront in New York on May 13, 2019. NBC announced that Hunter and Danson will star in a comedy set in the world of local politics. (AP Photo)
November 20, 2019 - 1:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holly Hunter will star opposite Ted Danson in an upcoming NBC comedy set in the world of local politics. The network said Wednesday that Hunter will play a liberal Los Angeles city councilwoman in the series from writer-producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Hunter’s character is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, Ellen DeGeneres appears during a commercial break at a taping of "The Ellen Show" in Burbank, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards announced Monday, Nov. 5, 2019, it will give its new Carol Burnett Award, a TV special achievement trophy, to DeGeneres who has been a pioneering sitcom star, a TV talk show host and a game show host. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 04, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards will give its new TV special achievement trophy to someone who has been a pioneering sitcom star, a TV talk-show host and a game-show MC — Ellen DeGeneres. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Monday that the Carol Burnett Award — the small-screen...
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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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