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  • Trevor Noah defends self in backlash to old tweets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of “The Daily Show,” rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy. “To…

  • ‘General Hospital’ leads Daytime Emmy nominations

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s “General Hospital” earned a leading 28 nominations for Daytime Emmy awards, with four of its stars competing for honors as top actor or actress. Nominations were announced Tuesday for the…

  • Charter nabs Bright House in latest pay-TV deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charter buying Bright House for $10.4 billion is the latest big deal in the pay-TV industry. Companies want to merge as costs for channels like ESPN have shot up, while their…

  • Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum’s new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence,…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for March 23-29

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 23-29. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 16.23 million. 2. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 15.78 million. 3. NCAA Men’s Basketball: Notre Dame vs.…

  • Hot on TV: Zombies, basketball, Jesus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Zombies, basketball and Jesus Christ have been hot television properties during the past week. The Nielsen company said that AMC’s fifth season finale for “The Walking Dead” on Sunday was seen…

  • Just 7 more episodes of ‘Mad Men’ as its creator looks back

    NEW YORK (AP) — How time flies in this very mad world! It seems like only yesterday that the 1960s were dawning for Don Draper, his family and his comrades at the Sterling Cooper advertising…

  • ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ goes beyond the biblical epic

    OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of…

  • Pssst: Don Draper doesn’t really write those ‘Mad Men’ ads

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Weiner is no “mad man.” He’s never worked in advertising. But as the creator of “Mad Men,” AMC’s drama series about advertising in 1960s-era New York City, he’s cooked up…

  • Barbara Walters making series for ID network

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters resisted using the word “retirement” when she left “The View” and here’s one reason why: She has a new series set to begin this October on the Investigation Discovery…

  • 40 is the new 26 in TV Land’s new series ‘Younger’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sutton Foster doesn’t turn back time on her new TV series, “Younger,” she just lies about her age. The TV Land series premieres Tuesday with two episodes, beginning at 10 p.m.…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Officials: Iran nuke talks to end with agreement to continue negotiations LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue…

  • ‘Daily Show’ successor in some Twitter trouble

    WASHINGTON — After Trevor Noah was selected Monday to succeed Jon Stewart as the host of “The Daily Show,” the South African comic tweeted that he was excited to step into Stewart’s shoes, saying that…

  • South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

    NEW YORK (AP) — The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show” advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while…

  • NBC, Cirque du Soleil bringing ‘The Wiz’ to TV, Broadway

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Wiz” is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil. NBC said Monday it will air a Dec. 3 live production of the…