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  • NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ says farewell

    NEW YORK (AP) — Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television.…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for Feb. 23-March 1

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 23-March 1. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 17.38 million. 2. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 16.67 million. 3. “The Walking Dead,” AMC,…

  • Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Universal is in talks to bring back Andrew Lack to its troubled news operation, which would be the first high-level shake-up following several rough months culminating in the six-month suspension…

  • Winfrey’s Harpo Studios in Chicago to close in December

    CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a…

  • Reports of Maggie Smith’s ‘Downton’ exit may be premature

    LONDON (AP) — Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature. “Downton Abbey” publicists say Maggie Smith was misinterpreted in remarks widely reported as suggesting she will leave the TV show…

  • Cypriot referee blows whistle on alleged match-fixing

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, according to a senior Cypriot…

  • Sara Gilbert welcomes baby boy with wife Linda Perry

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert shared the news of her new baby on “The Talk.” Co-host Julie Chen announced on Monday’s episode that Gilbert welcomed a son over the weekend. It’s Gilbert’s first with…

  • Television’s ‘Judge Judy’ staying in session

    NEW YORK (AP) — Daytime television’s most popular personality, “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020. CBS Television Distribution didn’t discuss terms…

  • Julianne and Derek Hough to hit the road again this summer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sibling performers Derek and Julianne Hough have a busy summer ahead. They’re hitting the road for the second year in a row for their “Move Live on Tour,” where they dance…

  • Ming-Na Wen: ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ role makes me a cool mom

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ming-Na Wen says her role as ace pilot and weapons expert Melinda May on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has convinced her children that she’s cool. “They love the show,” says Wen. She…

  • Brokaw memoir about his battle with cancer coming in May

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer. The former NBC anchor has a memoir coming out May 12, Random House announced Monday. The book is called “A…

  • VIDEO: ‘SNL’ skit on ISIS draws laughs, controversy

    WASHINGTON — “Saturday Night Live” recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. But now that the show is back to its regularly scheduled program, it’s stirring up controversy. On February 28th, “SNL” aired a fake ad starring Dakota…

  • Pop channel bringing Daytime Emmys ceremony back to TV

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Daytime Emmys ceremony is returning to television with a new home on the Pop channel. The National TV academy and Pop, formerly the TV Guide Network, made the announcement Monday.…

  • ‘Sharknado 3′ puts Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter in White House

    WASHINGTON — From “Shark Tank” to “Sharknado.” Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban has been cast as the president of the United States in “Sharknado 3,” the Syfy network announced Monday. His…

  • Mark Cuban will play the president on SyFy’s ‘Sharknado 3′

    NEW YORK (AP) — This summer’s “Sharknado 3″ will usher in the Cuban-Coulter administration. The SyFy network said Monday that Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban will play the president of the…