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  • Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on “Kinky Boots,” ”Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” ”If/Then” and “Cabaret.” The shows will be included…

  • TV depiction of Colombia’s only saint angers her devotees

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia’s next big prime-time sensation. But the planned debut Wednesday of a TV soap opera dramatizing…

  • Trevor Noah takes on racism, skips politics in standup gig

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” heir. Noah riffed at length Tuesday night about…

  • Japan-based advertising firm wins Olympic TV rights in Asia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc. The IOC on Wednesday said the deal covers the 2018…

  • NBC cancels Poehler comedy project ‘Welcome to Sweden’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — U.S. viewers aren’t going to see the love story on TV’s “Welcome to Sweden” play out. NBC has canceled the comedy starring Greg Poehler two weeks into its second season.…

  • Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth ready to be a normal couple

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now that they’re finally engaged, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to go on their first real-world date. The bachelorette and her chosen fiancé are now able to live their…

  • The Latest: Handler admits to a fascination with Dolezal

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here’s the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all times local):…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for July 20-26

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 20-26. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.5 million. 2. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 8.71 million.…

  • ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ a summertime hit

    NEW YORK (AP) — The survey says: ABC’s version of “Celebrity Family Feud” ended its run on Sunday as an unexpected summertime hit. The Steve Harvey-hosted show, which aired six hour-long editions, averaged 9.1 million…

  • Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him amid a report that the wrestling star used racial slurs in a conversation…

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting story

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — In stories published July 25 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family’s lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him…

  • Mexico national team coach allegedly hits TV journalist

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coach of Mexico’s national soccer team is known for his histrionic displays of emotion during games. Now Miguel Herrera’s off-field composure is being questioned after a television sports anchor claimed…

  • Feds: ‘Wicked Tuna’ TV fisherman claimed to be disabled

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show “Wicked Tuna” collected government benefits while claiming to be disabled and unable to work, federal…

  • Trial set for man who threw banana peel at Dave Chappelle

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The man accused of throwing a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a New Mexico performance is headed to court. Jury selection is scheduled for Sept. 23 for the…

  • IOC awards Olympic broadcast rights to Qatar’s beIN Media

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa from 2018-2024 to Qatar’s beIN Media Group. The IOC said Monday the deal would cover the…