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  • AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount

    NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase…

  • Investigation Discovery network can get you hooked on crime

    NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Schleiff wants to simplify your life. He wants to school you in life lessons. He wants to hook you on crime. As a group president at Discovery Communications, Schleiff is…

  • Police: Woman killed in crash after ‘American Idol’ audition

    LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Police say one woman was killed and five others were injured in a car crash in suburban Philadelphia after attending “American Idol” auditions. The crash occurred shortly before 7 p.m.…

  • GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate_and Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate. While candidates and their teams have spent hours privately strategizing…

  • ‘Downton’ producer open to possibility of big-screen film

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here’s a roundup of news Saturday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ‘DOWNTON ABBEY,’ THE MOVIE?…

  • At 93, TV producer Lear seeks to keep pushing boundaries

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Veteran TV producer Norman Lear of “All in the Family” fame is looking ahead to his next groundbreaking series. Lear, 93, told a TV critics’ meeting Saturday that he’s working…

  • ‘Downton’ producer doesn’t shut door on big-screen film

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With “Downton Abbey” coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility. By ending the TV drama several years shy…

  • ‘Downton Abbey’ to get a float in the 2016 Rose Bowl parade

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Maggie Smith’s character on “Downton Abbey” might find the pomp and circumstance uncomfortable, but the PBS show is getting its own float in the Rose Parade, two days before the…

  • Correction: TV-MSNBC-Shows Canceled story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 30 about MSNBC canceling 3 daytime shows, The Associated Press implied that Ari Melber was named the network’s chief legal correspondent last week. He was named to…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ___ ABC’s “This Week” — Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Democratic presidential candidate; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., Republican presidential…

  • Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

    MIAMI (AP) — In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American…

  • Steven Moffat on ‘Sherlock’ special; how long series can go

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Sherlock” fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it “going on for a…

  • ‘Finding Your Roots’ to return for season 3 after PBS probe

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Finding Your Roots” will return for season three, but whether the celebrity genealogy series that buried an uncomfortable fact about Ben Affleck’s ancestor continues after that remains in doubt, PBS’…

  • WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

    “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper,…

  • SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here’s a roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ROCK ON The shaggy-haired…