Belmont Odds and Picks: Who Will Win?

Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert weighed in on the contenders for the 153rd Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

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A Brief History of ‘Friends’ Reunions

Ahead of Thursday’s “Friends” special on HBO Max, here are highlights from the many times the cast members demonstrated that they were clearly not on a break.

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‘SNL’ Gets Ready for Elon Musk

The choice to have the Tesla and SpaceX billionaire host “S.N.L.” has drawn praise, criticism and some veiled pushback from the show’s own cast members.

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‘Girls5Eva,’ ‘Rutherford Falls’ and the Nostalgia Trap

Peacock, the streaming platform, relies on must-see reminiscing in two shows that are also warnings about living in the past.

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Elon Musk to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Musk, who runs Tesla and SpaceX, will become the rare “S.N.L.” host not from the worlds of entertainment, politics or sports.

#musk-elon, #national-broadcasting-co, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

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Review: Elliot Stabler’s Return in ‘Law & Order Organized Crime’

Christopher Meloni’s signature character, and his anger-management issues, return in a new “Law & Order” series.

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Dwayne Johnson Finds Room to Grow in ‘Young Rock’

The new NBC comedy, based on Johnson’s real life, chronicles him at three different ages on his journey to adulthood and stardom.

#johnson-dwayne-1972, #national-broadcasting-co, #television, #young-rock-tv-program

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How the Pandemic Is Coming to Prime Time. (Or Not.)

As series roll out after pandemic delays, they’re trying to predict what audiences want: Television that reflects our shared Covid reality? Or that provides a distraction from it?

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Jamie Tarses, Executive in a Hollywood Rise-and-Fall Story, Dies at 56

She broke barriers as a woman in the TV industry and turned out hit after hit, only to see it all fizzle under a very public spotlight.

#abc-inc, #deaths-obituaries, #national-broadcasting-co, #tarses-jamie, #television, #women-and-girls

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NBCSN to Shut Down, With Sports Moving to USA and Peacock

NBCSN was the No. 2 sports channel on cable last year, but coverage of the N.H.L., the English Premier League and NASCAR is now moving to Peacock and the USA Network.

#cable-television, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-sports-network, #shutdowns-institutional, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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‘Mr. Mayor’ Review: A Political Comedy From Sitcom Royalty

Robert Carlock, Tina Fey and Ted Danson join forces for a show about a businessman who finds himself running a city.

#carlock-robert, #danson-ted, #fey-tina, #mr-mayor-tv-program, #national-broadcasting-co, #television

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Lilly Singh’s Week: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and ’90s Bollywood

The host of “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” spends her downtime watching movies and trying to be more savvy with news sources.

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What’s Next in Your Netflix Queue?

Bela Bajaria decides.

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How the Networks Will Fill Airtime on a Quiet New Year’s Eve

In a typical year, shots of raucous parties from around the world dominate news programming. This year, the networks had to get more creative.

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A Thanksgiving Parade, Unfazed by Snow or Wind, Takes on a Pandemic

Macy’s had to rip up its usual script and plan a new parade with the coronavirus in mind. There will be Rockettes, but don’t expect a kickline.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Revives Broadway for a Day

Among the things to be thankful for: Turkey is on the menu, your Uncle Charlie is not coming and, after a long absence, Broadway casts will be back onstage.

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Al Roker, ‘Today’ Show Anchor, Reveals He Has Cancer

Mr. Roker, 66, said he learned of the cancer diagnosis after a routine medical checkup in September.

#american-cancer-society, #national-broadcasting-co, #prostate-cancer, #roker-al, #today-show

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Major Networks Cut Away From Trump’s Baseless Fraud Claims

Fox News and CNN stuck with the White House news conference, but reported afterward that the president offered no evidence for his accusations of vote fraud.

#abc-inc, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #msnbc, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-nightly-news-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #television

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Major TV Networks Cut Away From Trump’s Baseless Fraud Claims

Fox News and CNN stuck with the White House news conference, but reported afterward that the president offered no evidence for his accusations of vote fraud.

#abc-inc, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #msnbc, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-nightly-news-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #television

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Advertisers Flock to Election Night, When Live TV Is the Main Event Again

In a media environment dominated by streaming and battered by the pandemic, companies see a rare opportunity to catch a huge audience all at once.

#abc-inc, #cable-television, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #national-broadcasting-co, #news-and-news-media, #political-advertising, #television

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‘S.N.L.’ Takes on Trump and Biden’s Dueling Town Halls

“Saturday Night Live” also mocked NBC for its choice to schedule a town hall with President Trump opposite an ABC event featuring Joe Biden.

#national-broadcasting-co, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

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How the Internet Viewed the Presidential Town Halls

President Trump and Joe Biden answered questions from voters at the same time, on separate networks. The difference between the two events did not escape anyone’s notice.

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NBC’s Savannah Guthrie Grills Trump Opposite ABC’s Sober Biden Talk

In place of a canceled debate, a pair of network prime-time town halls made for starkly contrasting telecasts.

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NBC Faces Backlash Over Trump Town Hall

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC criticized the decision to air the town hall opposite ABC’s Biden forum tonight. NBC stars and producers also objected as Savannah Guthrie prepared to moderate.

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Lorne Michaels on ‘S.N.L.’ in the Pandemic and Chris Rock’s Return as Host

“Saturday Night Live” returns Oct. 3 with Chris Rock as host. In an interview, Michaels, the show’s creator, talks about pandemic preparations and why “a little danger” can be good for comedy.

#michaels-lorne, #national-broadcasting-co, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

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Networks’ Challenge: Covering a Live Convention When Falsehoods Fly

President Trump lobbed unsubstantiated claims during his Monday speech in Charlotte, N.C. TV broadcasters are trying to balance voters’ right to hear directly from their president with efforts to keep viewers informed of the facts.

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The TV Divide: Convention Ratings Surge on MSNBC as Fox News Dips

Live television viewership for the Democratic National Convention fell 17.6 percent from 2016, but many Americans watched online.

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TV Audiences Dip for First Night of Democrats’ Virtual Convention

Nielsen ratings were down from 2016, though younger viewers watched online and MSNBC nearly doubled its usual audience.

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Remote Control: Making Television Mid-Pandemic

When TV production stopped in the spring, a few showrunners began working on pandemic-themed series that could be shot mostly from afar. But will viewers even want more shut-in stories?

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As a Teenager, I Hated Johnny Carson. Then Came the Pandemic.

As a teenager, I thought his ‘Tonight Show’ was a bland, uncool relic. Now I appreciate his deadpan humor and the loose weirdness of his interviews.

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Can’t Match Netflix? At Least You Can Buy Some British Shows

Like HBO Max, Peacock fills out its initial roster of originals with some English-speaking imports.

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8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend

Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

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’30 Rock’ Episodes Removed From Streaming Over Blackface

Tina Fey, the show’s creator, wrote a note to the services saying, “No comedy-loving kid needs to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness.”

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Trump Rally Is the ‘Perfect Storm Setup,’ for Viral Spread, Disease Expert Says

Campaign rallies like those planned by Trump and other social gatherings could spread infections this summer. People should adhere to wearing masks and continue social distancing, public health researchers say.

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Jimmy Fallon Is Sorry. But What Does That Mean?

The “Tonight Show” host was forced to publicly reckon with a blackface clip from his past and his own role in systemic racism. But will it lead to a true change, or was it just lip service?

#fallon-jimmy, #juvonen-nancy, #national-broadcasting-co, #television, #the-tonight-show-tv-program

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Record Ratings and Record Chaos on Cable News

Cable networks are facing threats, and opportunities, in a national crisis. Now, Fox is fighting back and CNBC is looking to the right. CNN is defined by Jeff Zucker, and he may run for mayor.

#cable-television, #cnbc, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-news, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #zucker-jeff

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‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’ Are Test Cases for TV Under Lockdown

“American Idol” and “The Voice,” usually oversized spectacles, have become test cases for TV under lockdown.

#abc-inc, #american-idol-tv-program, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-broadcasting-co, #television, #the-voice-tv-program

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The Coronavirus Canceled Sports. Now Rebroadcasts Are All We Have.

The bittersweet joy of watching vintage games during the coronavirus pandemic.

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