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  • Online viewers won’t miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Next year, you won’t have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can’t get to a TV. In the past, not all advertisers bought online…

  • ‘Thelma Lou’ transforms from ‘Mayberry’ local to legend

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — When actress Betty Lynn first moved to Andy Griffith’s quaint hometown and inspiration for the eponymous show, she couldn’t go to the grocery store without meeting enthusiastic fans, calling out…

  • Mashable man Dan Rather isn’t the retiring type

    NEW YORK (AP) — At age 83, Dan Rather is starting over. The veteran broadcaster has quietly shut down the “Dan Rather Reports” newsmagazine he’d been making since leaving CBS News a decade ago and…

  • Jennifer Beals criticized for leaving dog in car in Canada

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Actress Jennifer Beals is defending herself as a loving and “discerning” dog owner after she was captured by a TV reporter briefly leaving her dog inside a vehicle on a…

  • HBO chief says ‘Game of Thrones’ could wrap after 8 seasons

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here’s a roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ___ GAME OVER? “Game…

  • Louganis contemplates his, fellow Olympian Jenner’s journeys

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner’s gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years. The diving great,…

  • Dwayne Johnson says of Hulk Hogan: ‘We’ve all talked trash’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed when he heard about a tape of Hulk Hogan using racial slurs. Johnson, also a former pro wrestler, told a TV critics’ meeting Thursday…

  • HBO Programming Chief optimistic about David Chase series

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It’s been six years since HBO first announced that “Sopranos” creator David Chase has a new project in the works, and according to the network’s programming chief, it’s still happening.…

  • Struggling MSNBC cancels 3 daytime shows with liberal slant

    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours. Hour-long programs hosted by Ed…

  • HBO chief: ‘Game of Thrones’ could wrap after 3 more seasons

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Game of Thrones” fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga’s end is perhaps just a few years away. HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo said Thursday that the drama series’ producers are…

  • HBO open to more ‘True Detective’ despite Season 2 criticism

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — HBO would like a third season of “True Detective,” despite criticism over Season 2 starring Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. Its programming head, Michael Lombardo, told…

  • Demi Lovato’s ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ character was written for her

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Robert Rodriguez had been waiting for a chance to work with Demi Lovato since she auditioned for his 2003 movie “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.” The El Ray Network creator…

  • ‘Law & Order’ director arrested on child porn charges in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — A television director with credits on “Law & Order” has been arrested in suburban New York on child pornography charges. Westchester County authorities say 51-year-old Jason “Jace” Alexander was charged with…

  • ‘Exorcism: Live!’ to air on TV in October

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Destination America is upping its scare factor for Halloween by scheduling what it describes as a live exorcism to air Oct. 30. “Exorcism: Live!” was announced Thursday at a news…

  • HBO to air two-part U2 tour special

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO and U2 are collaborating on a double-barreled special about the veteran Irish rock band’s current world tour. The network said it will air a documentary in November about how the…