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  • ESPN suspends reporter after insult-laced video surfaces

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry on Thursday after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk’s intelligence, job and appearance. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said in a statement that…

  • ‘Jane the Virgin,’ John Oliver among Peabody Award winners

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jane the Virgin” and John Oliver’s satirical news show are among the winners in the first round of this year’s Peabody Awards. The Peabody panel deemed the CW sitcom “Jane the…

  • Dr. Oz tells critics: No conflict of interest on my TV show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who’ve accused him of promoting “quack treatments” on his TV show. Oz said in a statement Friday that his show provides “multiple…

  • Spanish language ‘Sabado Gigante’ ends 53-year run

    MIAMI (AP) — Television’s longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years. The Miami-based Univision network said Friday the popular “Sabado Gigante” will end its weekly broadcast on Sept. 19. Created by…

  • Northern Illinois University offers ‘Game of Thrones’ course

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The University Honors Program calls the class “Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History” and…

  • Back on the USA Network: Sports return with NHL playoffs

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the three decades since USA Network had last broadcast an NHL playoff game, just about everything in television watching changed. In that rapidly evolving world, the cable channel is again…

  • Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media. The Liberal Democratic Party’s…

  • “Duck Dynasty” family debuts musical in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no shortage of beards, camo, hunting and God alongside a bit of recent real-life scandal in “Duck Commander Musical.” The Las Vegas show premiered Wednesday at the Rio All-Suites…

  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his “egregious lack of integrity” for promoting what…

  • Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO with comedy ‘Divorce’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker’s HBO follow-up to “Sex and the City” is a comedy about marital woes. The premium cable channel said Thursday that Parker will star in a half-hour series titled…

  • David Hasselhoff music video spoofs ’80s action

    WASHINGTON — The Hoff is back — and the result is bizarre. David Hasselhoff has released a new music video called “True Survivor.” He recorded the tune for the crowdfunded short film “Kung Fury,” an ’80s action spoof. Watch the…

  • Ari Millen multiplies as male clones on ‘Orphan Black’

    NEW YORK (AP) — No one was more surprised than Ari Millen to learn that this character on BBC America’s “Orphan Black” was not being killed off, but was being expanded. Millen was going from…

  • NBC and its networks miss out on Fallon hit

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the “Tonight” show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars — a decision…

  • New video-streaming apps turn TV stars into phone friends

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Scandal” star Joshua Malina has a brand-new video gig. So do “Today” weathercaster Al Roker, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter. Now viewers can catch…

  • FACEOFF: Blues, Red Wings ready to roll with rookie goalies

    The NHL playoffs are usually as unpredictable as they are dramatic, hence that old adage about the hot goaltender determining possession of the Stanley Cup. So what’s the rule about rookies in the net during…