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Ellen DeGeneres apologizes to show's staff amid workplace inquiry

Ellen DeGeneres apologized to the staff of her daytime TV talk show amid an internal company investigation of complaints of a difficult and unfair workplace.

Second City co-owner steps down amid accusations of racism from former performer

Andrew Alexander, chief executive and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theatre, says he is stepping down after a former performer levelled accusations of racism against the comedy institution.

Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Dr. Phil cancel live audiences amid coronavirus outbreak

Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Dr. Phil are some of the TV projects changing gears in light of the global coronavirus outbreak.

Jeopardy! titans compete for $1M, 'greatest of all time' title

The Super Bowl is weeks away, but for Jeopardy addicts the big game is here: All-time top money winners Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer are facing off for ultimate bragging rights.

Actresses of colour banding together for equal pay in Hollywood

Giving colleagues a peek at their pay cheques, speaking out about economic disparity and using hard-won success to boost others are among the measures slowly gaining traction in an industry where most actors are hunting for their next job and women of colour face entrenched barriers.

NBC's upcoming season focuses on comedy, with 4 new sitcoms

NBC didn't invoke its "must-see TV" 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have.

Hugs, tears mark taping of final Big Bang Theory episode

Hugs and tears punctuated the final taping of The Big Bang Theory, a lovefest for its stars, crew and audience alike.

Frances McDormand brings 'inclusion rider' into spotlight

​When Frances McDormand capped her Oscar acceptance speech with a rousing call for inclusion riders, the general reaction was more 'huh?' than 'hooray!'

John Hillerman, Magnum, P.I.'s Higgins, dies at 84

John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck's freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series Magnum, P.I. has died, his nephew said Thursday. Hillerman was 84.

Bachelor in Paradise to resume; review reveals no evidence of misconduct, producer says

No cast member misbehaved or was in jeopardy on the set of ABC's Bachelor in Paradise, producer Warner Bros. said Tuesday after a review of show videotape.

Back on TV, Jimmy Kimmel zings critics of his health-care plea

Jimmy Kimmel zinged his critics as he returned to late-night TV and resumed arguing that Americans deserve the level of health care given his infant son.

Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey among top Daytime Emmy winners

The Ellen DeGeneres Show won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom Ellen.

'Does anyone need a hug?' Late-night comedians offer post-election therapy, punchlines

Late-night hosts pivoted from candidate Donald Trump to U.S. President-elect Trump, combining punchlines and audience group counselling after the billionaire's defeat of Hillary Clinton.

Agnes Nixon, creator of soaps All My Children and One Life to Live, dead at 93

Agnes Nixon, the creative force behind the edgy and enduring TV soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children, died Wednesday. She was 93.

New Star Trek series lead will be a woman but not a captain

The new Star Trek TV series doesn't debut until next January, but the effort to build fan interest is already in motion — if not at warp speed. Following up a Comic-Con panel in July about Star Trek: Discovery, executive producer Bryan Fuller shared details about the 13-episode series' setting, characters and innovations on Wednesday.