Shelley Berman, comedian-bard of everyday life, has died
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Shelley Berman, comedian-bard of everyday life, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Shelley Berman, who won gold records and appeared on top television shows in the 1950s and 1960s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, has died. He was 92. Berman died Friday at his home in Bell Canyon, California, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to spokesman Glenn … Continue reading

Lin-Manuel Miranda to host ‘Saturday Night Live’
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alexander Hamilton is coming to “Saturday Night Live.” NBC said Wednesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda will host “SNL” on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary. Twenty One Pilots duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be the show’s musical guests. “SNL” opens … Continue reading

Carnival Corp. launching 3 TV shows about vacations, travel
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Carnival Corp. launching 3 TV shows about vacations, travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnival Corp. is launching three TV programs about travel, vacations and cruising that will air on ABC, NBC and The CW networks beginning Oct. 1. The three half-hour series will air on Saturday mornings, the company said Monday. Each show will have its own real-life narrative exploring seaside destinations, in-port adventures … Continue reading

Trump-hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ draws 9.3 million viewers
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Trump-hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ draws 9.3 million viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump couldn’t beat the team of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Last Saturday’s Trump-hosted “Saturday Night Live” averaged 9.3 million viewers, according to final Nielsen figures released Thursday. NBC says it’s the most-watched edition of “SNL” since December 2013, when Fallon guest-hosted, joined by musical guest Timberlake. That broadcast drew … Continue reading

Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings
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Sports, political contests dominate TV ratings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing beats athletes clashing on the field for impressive TV ratings, but the skirmishes of CNBC’s Republican debate came close. NFL programming and baseball’s World Series dominated last week’s ratings, taking seven of the top 20 spots, the Nielsen company said Tuesday, Viewers also were drawn to the debate with leading … Continue reading

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How much is too much television?

  NEW YORK (AP) — Beth Hoppe loves television dramas. Yet even with a digital video recorder and on-demand services that enable her to watch on her own schedule, there’s not enough time to see everything on her list. As the chief programmer for PBS, Hoppe has a business reason to stay current. So if … Continue reading