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  1. With 'Salem,' WGN America hopes to put a spell on TV viewers

    With 'Salem,' the Chicago network is entering the increasingly crowded field of original content. The hope is the new programs can lift WGN America from being largely a regional player to a top-tier national cable channel.

    • 1:22 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Morgan Spurlock documenting wide range of subjects for CNN

    Documentarian Morgan Spurlock has focused his cameras on everything from the fast food industry to education. The new season of his CNN series, '

    • 6:00 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

    New York A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

    • 9:01 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    '700 Sundays' is funny, nostalgic, 4-hankie sad

    HBO, with whom Billy Crystal had done comedy specials as well as the Comic Relief shows, had long pursued him to tape the show. And in early January, nine cameras captured two performances of '700 Sundays' at the Imperial Theatre.

    • 1:06 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    'Orphan Black' star works five times as hard as other actors

    Any television drama requires the star to put in long hours. Multiply those long hours by at least five and you have the crushing schedule Tatiana Maslany faces with the much-heralded BBC America series 'Orphan Black.'

    • 6:06 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
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    WTVS outsources programming but adds new communications positions

    Detroit Public Television is outsourcing its programming to the Florida firm Public Television Programming, replacing programming director Dan Gaitens and assistant programming director Joann Havel.

    • 9:59 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Michael Strahan's 'GMA' side job confirmed with his visit

    New York Michael Strahan has made good on reports that he's joining 'Good Morning America' by paying a visit to the ABC breakfast show on Tuesday.

    • 10:54 PM, Apr. 14, 2014
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    Maslow outshines Davis, White on 'Dancing'

    While they weren't in jeopardy of being eliminated, Michigan Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White and their respective professional dance partners faced tough competition on this week's Disney-themed episode of 'Dancing with the Stars.'

  2. Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

    Los Angeles Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

    • 9:50 AM, Apr. 13, 2014
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    O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

    Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again. The 50-year-old talk show host said he was never a contender to take over CBS' the 'Late Show' when David Letterman announced his retirement last week.

  3. No risk taken by naming Colbert host of 'Late Show'

    It seems to me Colbert is way too smart and cutting edge to feed the traditionally bland late-night beast. And beyond that, isn't it about time someone other than a white male hosted a late-night broadcast talk show?

    • 8:12 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
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    CNN replacing Morgan talk show with specials

    New York CNN is replacing Piers Morgan's prime-time talk show with not one program but several featuring personalities like Mike Rowe, John Walsh, Lisa Ling, Anthony Bourdain and Morgan Spurlock.

    • 7:45 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' will face a different TV landscape

    New York The future is Stephen Colbert. But let's try for a little historical perspective by comparing the late night landscape that greets Colbert's announcement against the world in which 'Late Show' was born.

    • 7:39 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    AMC's 'Mad Men' is still dapper and hip as ever

    When the colorful season seven premiere of 'Mad Men' airs Sunday night, the cast will look as hip as ever. As many of the questions raised at the end of season six are answered, other uncertainties arise.

    • 11:21 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Southfield's Malaya Watson voted off 'American Idol'

    Malaya Watson's 'American Idol' journey ended Thursday night, as the Southfield 16-year-old was voted off the show, becoming the season's eighth-place finisher. ...

    • 2:56 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Stephen Colbert to be next host of 'The Late Show'

    CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will be the next host of 'The Late Show.' Earlier this month, David Letterman said he would step down in 2015, when his ...

    • 10:18 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
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    Area auditions open for Fox reality show 'Utopia'

    Casting producers for a new Fox reality show 'Utopia' will be in Metro Detroit this month looking for potential cast members who think they have what it takes ...

    • 10:05 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
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    Showtime's 'Years of Living Dangerously' tries to transcned politics

    Producers of a Showtime series on global warming said it was crucial to get celebrities and Republicans involved to spread the stories beyond people who ...

    • 10:20 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
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    Weather Channel will return to Direct TV

    The Weather Channel is returning to DirecTV with a significant compromise that affects all of its viewers: It promises to focus more on the weather.

    • 2:50 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
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    Review: 'Fargo' loves the common man as much as the uncommon

    In a novel spin, 'Fargo' the TV show echoes the mood and approach of the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning film of the same name but offers up a different, more ...

    • 1:27 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
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    'Sharknado 2' unleashes flying sharks on New York

    Pasadena, Calif. Get ready for more flying sharks.

    • 10:53 PM, Apr. 7, 2014
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    Davis nearly perfect for second straight week on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    In spite of having to work with a new partner, Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis earned the top score for the second week in a row on ABC's 'Dancing with the ...

    • 9:00 AM, Apr. 7, 2014
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    Barbara Walters sets May 16 date for 'The View' exit

    New York Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on 'The View' on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News ...

    • 8:15 AM, Apr. 7, 2014
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    Guinness World Records declares 'Got Talent' has most successful reality TV format

    Los Angeles The producers of the 'Got Talent' franchise say the TV talent contest is a winner in its own right.

    • 2:19 PM, Apr. 4, 2014
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    'Mr. Selfridge' star Jeremy Piven grew up in theater but was a late bloomer on screen

    Jeremy Piven was 37 years old when he was anointed with 'The Fresh Face of the Year' acting award. At that point he'd been performing for 29 years.

    • 6:45 PM, Apr. 4, 2014
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    Two legendary stars play 'Game of Thrones' in-laws

    'Game of Thrones,' which returns Sunday on HBO, will pack its next punch soon enough in the new season. Such is the nature of this epic fantasy, set on a make- ...

    • 6:47 PM, Apr. 4, 2014
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    Creator of 'Boondocks' says goodbye

    Los Angeles Aaron McGruder, creator of 'The Boondocks' comic strip and animated series, has finally weighed in on his exit from the show, saying an emotional goodbye to ...

    • 6:25 AM, Apr. 4, 2014
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    David Letterman's departure will reshape late-night TV

    New York Jimmy Fallon's fast start replacing Jay Leno on the 'Tonight' show the past two months had a secondary effect: David Letterman suddenly seemed old.

    • 10:08 PM, Apr. 3, 2014
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    Discovery going live to pump up viewers

    Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to Chicago for a tightrope walk to be televised this fall on Discovery, part of the network's strategy to entice ...

    • 6:09 PM, Apr. 3, 2014
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    David Letterman announces retirement plans

    David Letterman plans to step down as host of 'Late Show' when his contract expires next year.

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