Television programs

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Kunal Nayyar, from left, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, from the cast of "The Big Bang Theory," present the creative achievement award at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Hugs and tears punctuated the final taping of "The Big Bang Theory," a lovefest for its stars, crew and audience alike. There were plenty of punchlines as well, as the true-to-form hit comedy about scientists and those who love them wrapped the two-part, hour-long finale that will air in mid-May on CBS. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 5:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the ratings battle between titans "The Big Bang Theory" and "Game of Thrones," laughs won out. CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" was last week's top-rated program, with 12.5 million viewers tuning in to the sitcom in its home stretch. The final episode of its 12-season run will air...
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This combination of 2015, 2018 and 2019 photos shows CBS's John Dickerson, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King, right. CBS News is replacing its evening anchor and revamping its morning show lineup as it seeks to boost ratings. The network announced Monday, May 6, 2019, on "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell will replace Jeff Glor as anchor of the "CBS Evening News" this summer. Gayle King will remain co-host of "CBS This Morning." John Dickerson, who hopscotched from political director to "Face the Nation" moderator in 2015 to "CBS This Morning" as Rose's replacement in January 2018, will become a correspondent for "60 Minutes." (Photo by Richard Shotwell, Brent N. Clarke, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 06, 2019 - 8:37 pm
Norah O'Donnell will become anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News" and Gayle King is getting two new morning show co-hosts as CBS News seeks to boost the programs' ratings and put a tumultuous, scandal-scarred period behind it. The changes announced Monday were orchestrated by Susan...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:26 am
The XFL has reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced Monday that its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football...
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Alex Trebek poses in the press room at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
May 05, 2019 - 10:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek got a standing ovation as he accepted an Emmy Award as host of "Jeopardy!" — and immediately set the audience at ease, even as he alluded to his cancer diagnosis. Trebek, 78, who announced in March he has advanced pancreatic cancer, told the theater audience Sunday he...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand. The women who want to be crowned the next Miss USA include a psychological operations expert in the Army reserves, a former NFL cheerleader on a career path to become a surgical nurse and a lawyer who represents unjustly jailed prisoners for free. The 51 contestants representing each U.S. state and the District of Columbia take the stage Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Reno, Nev., for the first time at a hotel-casino where Vanessa and Nick Lachey will serve as hosts. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
May 02, 2019 - 10:47 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Cheslie Kryst, a 27-year-old lawyer from North Carolina who represents prison inmates for free, won the 2019 Miss USA title Thursday night in a diverse field that included teachers, nurses and members of the military. Alejandra Gonzalez of New Mexico was the first-runner up, and...
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The marquee promotes the Miss USA pageant an hour before it began Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Grand Sierra hotel-casino in Reno, Nevada. It's the first time the northern Nevada city on the edge of the Sierra has hosted the event that dates to 1952. This year's contestants included a psychological operations expert in the Army reserves, an ex-NFL cheerleader working to become a surgical nurse and a lawyer who represents some prisoners for free. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
May 02, 2019 - 9:10 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada (all times local, PDT): 7:05 p.m. Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina has been crowned Miss USA 2019. Alejandra Gonzalez of New Mexico was the first-runner up, and Oklahoma's Triana Browne the second-runner up during the competition...
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May 02, 2019 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday overturned a $128 million punitive damages award to the stars and producers of the long-running Fox TV show "Bones" in a dispute over profits. Judge Richard Rico's decision is a victory for the studio, 21st Century Fox, which called it a vindication. The...
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This March 26, 2019 photo shows Julian Fellowes posing for a portrait in New York. A long-planned series from "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes has a new home. HBO said Thursday it will air the drama, "The Gilded Age," which originally was to be on NBC. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2019 - 2:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A long-planned series from "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes has a new home. HBO said Thursday it will air the drama, "The Gilded Age," which originally was to be on NBC. The series is set in late 19th-century America, in which families of immense wealth lived lavishly and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Kunal Nayyar, from left, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, from the cast of "The Big Bang Theory," present the creative achievement award at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Hugs and tears punctuated the final taping of "The Big Bang Theory," a lovefest for its stars, crew and audience alike. There were plenty of punchlines as well, as the true-to-form hit comedy about scientists and those who love them wrapped the two-part, hour-long finale that will air in mid-May on CBS. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 01, 2019 - 4:14 am
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Hugs and tears punctuated the final taping of "The Big Bang Theory," a lovefest for its stars, crew and audience alike. There were plenty of punchlines as well, as the true-to-form hit comedy about scientists and those who love them wrapped the two-part, hour-long finale that...
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FILE - This March 26, 2019 file photo shows actor Jussie Smollett before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. Fox Entertainment says Smollett will not return to its series “Empire” in the wake of allegations by Chicago officials that the actor lied about a racially motivated attack. The studio released a statement Tuesday, April 30, saying “there are no plans for Smollett’s character of Jamal to return to ‘Empire.’” No reason was given. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
April 30, 2019 - 6:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox Entertainment said Tuesday that Jussie Smollett will not return to his series "Empire" next season in the wake of allegations by Chicago officials the actor lied about a racially motivated attack. "By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett...
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