Television programs

Fox News host Sean Hannity, right, interviews Democratic presidential candidate and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio during a taping of his show, "Hannity," Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 07, 2019 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sparred, clashed and laughed with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday when the Democratic presidential hopeful faced the conservative TV titan who has disparaged him for years. For one hour on cable news' top-rated show, their raised voices...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Fox Entertainment chief Charlie Collier says Jussie Smollett won't be back on "Empire." Collier, speaking to TV critics Wednesday, affirmed series co-creator Lee Daniels' decision to drop Smollett from the drama’s upcoming final season. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 5:35 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jussie Smollett is gone from "Empire" but his character will live on, at least in photos. Smollett's Jamal Lyon, who last season married Kai (Toby Onwumere), will be away on his honeymoon when the Fox drama returns Sept. 24 for its sixth and last season, Fox...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo Nicolle Wallace poses for a photo at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Wallace has apologized for falsely saying on her show that President Donald Trump was “talking about exterminating Latinos.” She apologized on Twitter Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, for a comment made on her show the day before. She tweeted that her mistake was not intentional and she was sorry. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 10:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace has apologized for falsely saying on her show that President Donald Trump was "talking about exterminating Latinos." She apologized Tuesday on Twitter for a comment she made on her show the day before. She tweeted that her mistake wasn't intentional and...
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August 06, 2019 - 4:46 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 - 4:42 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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August 05, 2019 - 7:19 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A few months before Prince died, he asked his friend Tamron Hall where he would go if he wanted to discuss his life. At the time, the TV personality was co-host of the third hour on NBC's "Today." Prince said he was going to talk to Charlie Rose, who had an eponymous...
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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 - 7:04 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 - 6:37 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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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 - 2:30 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 - 2:28 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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