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

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The shaggy-haired rocker who set up his amplifier in the posh hotel lobby looked a lot like Fred Armisen. And wasn’t that Seth Meyers snapping his picture? It was indeed…

  • 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,…

  • Dolly Parton’s family life subject of TV movie

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Dolly Parton wants the upcoming TV movie about her life growing up poor in Appalachia to show viewers the kind of family she thinks is missing on television today. Parton, 69,…

  • Daniel Wu’s martial arts TV series premieres in Nov. on AMC

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu is bringing martial arts back to TV in the U.S. with his upcoming series “Into the Badlands,” premiering Nov. 19 on AMC. Wu, who…

  • Maisie Williams has ‘significant role’ on ‘Doctor Who’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When viewers see Maisie Williams on the new season of “Doctor Who,” she’ll be a brand-new character, not someone from the Doctor’s past. “Once you see what she’s up to…

  • Antonio Banderas to star in Starz series ‘Cuban Quartet’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Starz is developing “Cuban Quartet,” a series starring Antonio Banderas. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht made the announcement Friday at a panel for television critics in Beverly Hills, California. The series…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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

  • 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.…