True Crime, Keith Morrison and Me

The stories may be based in reality, but they portray a fictitious world.

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Matt Amodio, the Latest ‘Jeopardy!’ Star, Breaks $1 Million

The Ph.D. student in computer science at Yale is only the third contestant to reach that level of winnings.

#amodio-matt, #contests-and-prizes, #game-shows, #jeopardy-tv-program, #television

Review: The Math of ‘Foundation’ Doesn’t Add Up

An ambitious reimagining of the Isaac Asimov epic suffers from by-the-numbers sci-fi plotting.

#apple-tv-plus, #foundation-tv-program, #goyer-david-s, #harris-jared, #pace-lee, #science-fiction, #television

Jared Harris Is (and Isn’t) His Father’s Son

The actor has emerged from the shadow of his father, Richard Harris, with memorable performances in series like “Mad Men” and “Chernobyl.” Next up is the sci-fi epic “Foundation.”

#actors-and-actresses, #apple-tv-plus, #content-type-personal-profile, #foundation-tv-program, #harris-jared, #harris-richard, #television

Seth Meyers Scorns Trump for Suing His Own Niece

“Fortunately, his lawyer has experience suing family members, since Rudy sued his cousin for divorce,” Meyers said.

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In ‘Nuclear Family,’ a Filmmaker Frames Herself

In her new three-part documentary for HBO, Ry Russo-Young revisits a notable custody case: her own.

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Can ‘The Wonder Years’ Break Through the White Noise of Nostalgia?

ABC’s reboot is conscious of how remembering the old days is more complicated for its Black characters.

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Late Night Shares the Stage With Climate Change

Seven hosts dedicated their Wednesday shows to raising awareness about the urgent need to slow global warming.

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Omi in a Hellcat, Prominent YouTuber, Is Charged in $30 million Fraud Scheme

A flamboyant YouTuber known as Omi in a Hellcat was charged with illegally selling copyrighted TV shows and movies through an online service, prosecutors said.

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In ‘Star Wars: Visions,’ Lucasfilm and Anime Join Forces, and Go Rogue

The Disney+ collaboration between Lucasfilm and seven anime studios pays tribute to the Japanese influence on “Star Wars” — and throws out the canon.

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Michael Gandolfini and the Riddle of Tony Soprano

In “The Many Saints of Newark,” James Gandolfini’s son takes on his father’s iconic role. But knowing his dad hardly prepared him for the work ahead.

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Willie Garson, Who Played Standford Blatch on Sex and the City, Dies at 57

Mr. Garson was also known for his role as the con man Mozzie on “White Collar.”

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Review: What if ‘Star Wars’ Really Were Japanese?

“Star Wars: Visions,” a collection of short films on Disney+, lets Japanese animators play with a franchise that has deep roots in their country’s storytelling traditions.

#disney-plus, #star-wars-visions-tv-program, #television

Yaya DaCosta Joins Elite Society in ‘Our Kind of People’

In an interview, the actor discusses leaving “Chicago Med” for her soapy new Fox drama about a powerful Black community on Martha’s Vineyard. “I can carry a show,” she said. “It’s time.”

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Food Scholar, Folk Singer, Blunt Speaker: The Many Lives of Leni Sorensen

An irreverent historian who gets her hands into traditional cooking, farming and crafts is finally, at 79, winning fame with Netflix’s “High on the Hog.”

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A Hollywood Producer and a Master of Adaptation

“That’s my skill,” said Bruna Papandrea, who teamed with Reese Witherspoon on hits like “Wild” and “Gone Girl.” She now has her own company providing shows and movies to a number of streaming services.

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Seth Meyers Does His Best Tucker Carlson Impersonation

Meyers mimicked the Fox News host on Monday night, saying Carlson could have a career in improv.

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The Fall TV Season Is Back, Smaller Than Ever

The broadcast networks’ premiere week returns after a pandemic hiatus. Here’s what there is to see, from a new version of “The Wonder Years” to the latest addition to the “NCIS”verse.

#abc-inc, #cbs-corporation, #fox-broadcasting-co, #national-broadcasting-co, #ncis-hawaii-tv-program, #ordinary-joe-tv-program, #our-kind-of-people-tv-program, #television, #the-big-leap-tv-program, #the-wonder-years-tv-program

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2021 Emmys

Streaming services dominated a ceremony that suggested that for all of TV’s evolution, some aspects of the Emmys will always be with us.

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Michaela Coel Wins Her First Emmy Award

Coel won for best writing in a limited series for “I May Destroy You.”

#coel-michaela, #emmy-awards, #television

The Mannings Give TV Sports Yet Another Alternate Viewing Option

ESPN has the quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning. CBS has the slime and SpongeBob allure of Nickelodeon. A boxing upstart even got Trump. For viewers, it’s ever more options beyond just watching the game.

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Review: At the Emmy Awards, TV Celebrates Its Own Survival

The telecast felt like a very private party — people seemed to be having fun, but the jollity didn’t really come through the screen.

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With ‘The Crown,’ Netflix Finally Takes the Emmys Throne

The lush Netflix series chronicling the British royal family took home the four major acting awards as well as best drama. “Ted Lasso” and “Mare of Easttown” also scored numerous wins.

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2021 Emmy Winners Updates: ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mare of Easttown’ and More

The list of winners for the 73rd annual Emmy Awards.

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Emmys 2021: The List of Nominees

The 73rd Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday. Several winners were announced earlier this week.

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Emmy Awards 2021: Watch to Watch For

“The Crown” and Netflix could have a big night and bring the streaming service its first top award for a series. Here’s what else to expect, and a look at the favorites and potential upsets.

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Jeff Probst Is the Ultimate ‘Survivor’

Despite many changes to the reality show over the last 21 years, he has been a constant.

#cbs-corporation, #probst-jeff, #survivor-tv-program, #television, #the-white-lotus-tv-program

What Is Drama? The Bungled Plan at ‘Jeopardy!’ to Choose a New Host

Replacing the late Alex Trebek has been an ongoing saga for the game show. Here’s how it unfolded.

#game-shows, #jeopardy-tv-program, #richards-mike-1975, #sony-pictures-entertainment, #television, #trebek-alex

Bully Pulpit No More: Jen Psaki’s Turn at the Lectern

President Biden’s press secretary has tamped down the vitriol that colored news briefings during the Trump administration. She still may not answer your question, though.

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Fall TV 2021: The 31 Shows to Watch

Television returns in earnest after last year’s pandemic wipeout, bringing new high-minded adaptations, new seasons of beloved shows and new versions of things you’ve seen many times before.

#autumn-season, #television

Fall Preview: The Thrill is Back. So Is the Anxiety.

This new cultural season promised the most triumphant of returns, but the vagaries of the virus have ushered in nervousness, too.

#art, #blue-album, #brooks-garth, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mac-taylor, #mitchell-joni, #movies, #pop-and-rock-music, #television, #theater

Jimmy Kimmel Makes an Intriguing Offer to Logan Paul

The YouTube personality called Kimmel out for referring to him as one of the worst people in the world — alongside Donald Trump.

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Nona Gaprindashvili Sues Netflix Over ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Slight

Nona Gaprindashvili, a history-making chess champion, sued Netflix after a line in the series mentioned her by name and said she had “never faced men.” She had, often.

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Review: ‘Fiasco,’ a Look at How America Got to Where It Is

An absorbing account of the Iran-contra scandal avoids lecturing, but the lessons are unavoidable.

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The Dead Get a Do-Over

In a flurry of streaming television shows, the departed get a second chance. And viewers find an outlet for sorrow and remorse.

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Late Night Takes Lots of Jabs at Nicki Minaj

The rapper’s tweets about her cousin’s friend, who she said had swollen testicles after taking the Covid vaccine, set off a flood of commentary.

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The N.F.L.’s New Play: Embrace Betting Ads, Watch the Money Pour In

The placement of gambling ads during football game broadcasts shows how much the N.F.L. has changed in its approach toward gambling.

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‘Muhammad Ali’ Docuseries From Ken Burns Is a Sweeping Portrait

A new four-part documentary series by Ken Burns paints a sweeping portrait of a man whose life intersected with many of modern America’s most profound changes.

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Norm Macdonald’s Best Late-Night Moments

Macdonald was one of late-night TV’s funniest and most unpredictable guests. Here are clips from some of his most memorable appearances.

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YouTube TV expands its live TV service with more Spanish-language networks

Google’s streaming TV service, YouTube TV, announced today it’s adding more Spanish-language networks to its base membership package and is preparing to launch an add-on package that will include even more Spanish-language content. Starting today, all subscribers will gain access to three new TV networks at no additional cost: Univision, UniMás, and Galavisión. These will join YouTube TV’s existing lineup of over 85 live TV channels, which today include top networks like Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and others, in addition to entertainment networks like those from Discovery and ViacomCBS.

The additions will bring to YouTube TV members a range of new Spanish-language content, including primetime series like “La Desalmada” and “Vencer El Pasado” arriving this fall, reality competition series “Nuestra Belleza Latina” on September 26, plus the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards on November 18. The additions also bring sports programming like the Campeones Cup on September 29, and ongoing match-ups from Liga MX, UEFA Champions League, MLS, and the Mexican National Team, the company says.

Univision also noted that subscribers in top Hispanic markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, and others, will be able to access Univision and UniMás’ local news, weather, and other programming. Plus, YouTube TV will carry Univision’s video-on-demand content library at launch, and subscribers will be able to use their YouTube TV credentials to authenticate with the company’s “TV everywhere”-powered Univision app.

The companies did not disclose the financial terms of their new agreement, but the deal hasn’t come with a price increase. YouTube TV, however, has been steadily hiking prices since its debut. It increased the service’s pricing to $64.99 last summer, following the new additions of 14 ViacomCBS networks, for example. But last month, YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said there would be no new price increases in the near-term.

While the new channels will reach all subscribers, YouTube TV also announced plans to introduce a new add-on package that will be available for an additional monthly cost. This will include other Spanish-language networks like Sony Cine, CNN Español, Discovery en Español, Estrella TV, Cinelatino, Fox Deportes, and others. YouTube TV is not yet sharing the full lineup nor the price of the add-on just yet, but said it would offer more details in the “coming months.”

The Spanish-language network Pantaya will also be offered in the weeks ahead for an additional $5.99 per month, providing access to Spanish-language movies and exclusive original series, all of which are on-demand.

“We are delighted to partner with YouTube TV to expand Univision’s robust portfolio of networks and stations to include YouTube TV,” said Hamed Nasseri, Univision Vice President, Content Distribution, in a statement. “Amid the popularity of streaming services as well as the growing influence of our Hispanic community, this is an important step to ensure that our audience has access to our leading Spanish-language news, sports, and entertainment wherever they consume content. We are excited for today’s launch and recognize YouTube TV’s continued commitment to serving our growing and influential Hispanic audience.”

YouTube TV is not the first streamer to cater to an audience looking for Spanish-language content. In 2018, Hulu added its own Spanish-language bundle called ‘Español,’ which now gives subscribers live programming from networks including ESPN Deportes, NBC Universo, CNN En Español, History Channel En Español, Discovery en Español, and Discovery Familia. Hulu, however, doesn’t carry Univision but does offer Telemundo. Fubo TV, meanwhile, offers Univision and Telemundo and provides an Español plan with dozens of Spanish-language channels.

If anything, YouTube TV had been behind in terms of catering to Spanish speakers until now, and this offering will make it more competitive with rival services.

 

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Here’s Why Norm Macdonald Was Comedy Royalty. It’s Not ‘S.N.L.’

He may have been best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” but he should be really remembered for decades of club sets and you-can’t-miss-this clips.

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Late-Night Shows Are Teaming Up to Tackle Climate Change

Seven of TV’s most popular late-night programs and hosts, including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Samantha Bee, plan to address the subject on the night of Sept. 22.

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Late Night Remembers Norm Macdonald

Seth Meyers, James Corden and Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to the stand-up comic and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member on Tuesday.

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Norm Macdonald, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Comedian, Dies at 61

Acerbic, sometimes controversial, he became familiar to millions as the show’s “Weekend Update” anchor from 1994 to 1998.

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Cedric the Entertainer Wants to Make the Emmys More Accessible

The comedian and star of CBS’s “The Neighborhood,” who will host this year’s Emmys, talks about his inclusive approach to TV’s big night and why “I don’t want that Oscars feel.”

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CNews, a Fox-Style News Network in France, Rides a Wave of Discontent

CNews, the creation of the billionaire Vincent Bolloré, has become France’s No. 1 news network by giving a new bullhorn for right-wing views on crime, immigration, climate and Covid.

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Julie Delpy’s New Netflix Comedy Gives Voice to Women ‘On the Verge’

The talky, slice-of-life series follows four women whom the usual rom-com formula says should have figured it all out by now. Turns out, that’s not real life.

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Are the Movies Back? Our Critics Weigh In.

Our chief film critics look at the new season in the new abnormal, while remembering the lessons of cinema history. Are we on the cusp of a new era or will this too pass?

#movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

Rudy Giuliani’s Rowdy 9/11 Speech Leaves Late-Night Hosts Reeling

‘I’m not saying Rudy was drunk, but that’s usually when guys from Brooklyn start to imitate the queen of England,’ Seth Meyers said.

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David Simon: The Selfless Art of Michael K. Williams

As Omar Little, the actor bent his beautiful mind to a task that even the best writers and showrunners often avoid.

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