TV dramas

January 23, 2021 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Screenwriter Walter Bernstein, among the last survivors of Hollywood’s anti-Communist blacklist whose Oscar-nominated script for “The Front” drew upon his years of being unable to work under his own name, died Saturday. He was 101. The cause was pneumonia, according to his wife, the...
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FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the second half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., in this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, file photo. Rodgers had his worst game of the season in Green Bay’s 38-10 loss at Tampa Bay Back on Oct. 18, as he threw two game-changing interceptions and completed less than half his pass attempts. Rodgers gets a chance to make amends for that performance Sunday when the top-seeded Packers host the Bucs in the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
January 20, 2021 - 5:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unprecedented impeachment hearing failed to keep TV viewers from settling back into familiar, escapist habits last week. NFL and college football and sturdy drama franchises including the “Chicago” shows on NBC and the “NCIS” group on CBS were among the week's ratings winners...
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December 29, 2020 - 6:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Link, who co-created the hit series “Columbo” and “Murder, She Wrote” and made 1970s and ’80s TV movies about social issues then largely shunned by television, has died. He was 87. Link died of congestive heart failure Sunday in Los Angeles, his wife of more than 40 years...
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A traditional double decker red bus with an advert for "The Crown" drives through central London, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Britain's Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden in a newspaper interview published Sunday Nov. 29, 2020, said he thinks "The Crown" should come with a disclaimer as it's a work of fiction with historical liberties taken in the Netflix drama about the British royal family. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
December 06, 2020 - 7:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Netflix has “no plans” to add a disclaimer to “The Crown” stating that its lavish drama about Britain's royal family is a work of fiction. In a statement Saturday, Netflix said it has always presented the drama, as just that — a drama. “We have always presented The Crown as a drama —...
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In this photo provided by Corey Johnson, actor and longtime activist Georgina Lightning poses for a picture at Catalyst Production studio, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Native American tribes and coalitions are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the history of violence inflicted on Indigenous women and instead making whites the crime victims. “I’m not at all surprised that they’re doing this because Hollywood’s been appropriating our trauma and our lived experience for years and years and years,” said Lightning. (Corey Johnson via AP)
December 01, 2020 - 6:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Native American tribes and advocates are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the history of violence inflicted on Indigenous women and instead making whites the crime victims. They also have assailed the network and the show's producers for failing to...
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November 17, 2020 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After the coronavirus pandemic sidelined creators and led to a delayed start of the traditional fall television season, scripted shows are beginning to return to network schedules. Not all of them, not yet. But the return was most apparent the week after the election, and already...
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A member of the cleaning staff sprays The James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 06, 2020 - 6:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's return to the White House to recover from the coronavirus seems certain to raise the already heightened anxiety level of the journalists assigned to follow him. Three reporters have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days while covering a White House...
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This image released by Cinemax shows Andrew Koji in a scene from the drama series "Warrior." The historical drama inspired by Bruce Lee's original idea, premieres its second season on Friday. (Cinemax via AP)
October 02, 2020 - 8:15 pm
Even nearly 50 years after his death, Bruce Lee can still make ripples. From this summer’s ESPN documentary, “Be Water,” to Quentin Tarantino’s heavily criticized depiction of him in “Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood,” the martial arts legend continues to captivate audiences. That continues with “...
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In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Jeremy Strong accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "Succession" during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)
September 20, 2020 - 7:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from the Emmy Awards (all times PDT): 7:30 p.m. There is no question of “Succession” at the Emmys: The son has trumped the father. Jeremy Strong beat out co-star Brian Cox to win best actor in a drama series for HBO’s “Succession.” On the show, Cox is a media magnate...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 1972 file photo, British actress Diana Rigg and actor Anthony Hopkins attend the opening night of Macbeth at the National Theatre, London. Rigg plays Lady Macbeth opposite Hopkins' Macbeth in the Shakespearean tragedy. Actress Diana Rigg, who became a 1960s style icon as secret agent Emma Peel in TV series “The Avengers,” has died at age 82. Rigg’s agent Simon Beresford says she died Thursday Sept. 10, 2020 at home with her family. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)
Associated Press
September 10, 2020 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series “The Avengers” to fantasy juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” has died. She was 82. Rigg’s agent, Simon Beresford, said she died Thursday morning at home with her family. Daughter Rachael Stirling...
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