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NEW YORK (AP) — Cynical about the Olympics? You must not be from Fiji. The Pacific Island nation won its first Olympic medal ever, and it was gold, by routing Great Britain in the rugby final. It was a joy to see on NBCSN, and a great example of the benefits to searching beyond...
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of NBC Sports said Thursday the Rio Games are a huge hit and that he doesn't anticipate having to make concessions to advertisers. While NBC's prime-time viewership for the Rio games hasn't reached the levels of London 2012, the dip has been offset by...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah already have TV plans in their post-"Saturday Night Live" world. They'll each star in their own series for Showtime. David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks, made the announcement Thursday at a press event...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Showtime is in talks with Stephen Colbert to host a live election-night comedy special, the channel's chief executive said. "I think it's going to happen," Showtime CEO David Nevins told a TV critics meeting Thursday. "Stephen wants to do it, I want...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The outgoing Australian wallaby Rocko and his quirky friends are returning to TV. Nickelodeon announced plans Thursday to resurrect the 1990s animated series "Rocko's Modern Life" for a one-hour TV movie. The series originally ran from 1993 to 1996. "Rocko's...
DETROIT (AP) — The daughter of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and one of its biggest stars, Diana Ross, told young Detroiters they should learn about their city's rich artistic legacy — then forge their own path with a new beat. Rhonda Ross Kendrick told a group of musically...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin better work on their vocal exercises. There will be two musical crossover episodes later in the season on The CW shows "Supergirl" and "The Flash." Executive Producer Greg Berlanti announced the plans Thursday at an...
NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to glimpse the future of sports broadcasting, you can check out the Rio Olympics in virtual reality. But if you really want to immerse yourself in the competition, just turn on the TV. NBC, BBC and other Olympic networks around the world are offering...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas Steinbeck, eldest son of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and a prominent author and screenwriter in his own right, has died at age 72. Stephanie Hornback of Carway Communications says "The Grapes of Wrath" author's son died Thursday at his...