NEW YORK (AP) — Football and mayhem in Chicago, unrelated to the NFL's Bears, dominated the top of the television rankings last week.
NEW YORK (AP) — That familiar "cha-CHUNG" sound effect from the opening credits of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" this Thursday will signal the debut of a new season and something else — TV...
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation extending tax credits for film production through 2026, a move he says will attract more industry jobs to the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau...
NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Dick Wolf's factory of "Chicago" dramas is becoming increasingly important for NBC.
Both "Chicago PD" and "Chicago Fire" scored their highest ratings in nearly two...
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them.
ABC's showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in prime-time last week, reaching 5.3 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. It's a tradition in many households that was first on television in December 1965.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS was television's most popular network last week, but that status is no longer the slam-dunk that it has been for the last decade and a half.
It was CBS' second weekly victory of the young television season, matching NBC's two victories, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. NBC handily won among viewers aged 18 to 49, the demographic group that it cares the most about.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC's "Law & Order" franchise is adding what the network calls a "relevant" new series about hate crimes.
The network said Tuesday that it's ordered 13 episodes of "Law & Order: Hate Crimes." The drama from "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf is based on New York state's Hate Crimes Task Force.
The fictional version of the task force will be introduced in the upcoming 20th season of sister program "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
CHICAGO (AP) — Actress DuShon Monique Brown, who played a secretary in the NBC show "Chicago Fire," has died at age 49.
The Cook County medical examiner's spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman says Brown died Friday at St. James Olympia Field Hospital outside Chicago. The cause of death wasn't given.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — TV producer Dick Wolf says he thinks Eric and Lyle Menendez got a harsh sentence when they were convicted of killing their parents in 1996.
Wolf is producing an eight-episode miniseries for NBC called "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders."
He told a group of TV critics Thursday that the brothers should probably have been let out of jail eight to 10 years ago and convicted of first degree manslaughter over murder, which has less moral blame.
NEW YORK (AP) — Singing, dancing and Chicago was the formula NBC used for a weekly victory in the ratings.
"The Voice" returned from a hiatus and earned three of the top four slots in the Nielsen company's list of the most-watched programs last week. The exception was "Little Big Shots," the debut of another variety show, this one featuring talented youngsters with Steve Harvey as host.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Think back on standout modern TV dramas and "Homicide: Life on the Street," ''Oz," ''The Pacific" and "Treme" easily come to mind.
Jon Seda was part of them all, a testament to the actor and the career he's built. Credit the appealing warmth he brings to roles, his confident physicality and the strict work ethic he traces back to his brief but influential boxing days that included competing for Golden Gloves amateur honors.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's "Chicago Fire," about firefighters and EMTs at the Chicago Fire Department, took a beat to find its footing, but is now the tent pole of a growing Dick Wolf franchise that includes "Chicago P.D.," ''Chicago Med" and the upcoming "Chicago Justice."
Taylor Kinney, who plays Lieutenant Kelly Severide, is helping the series mark its 100th episode, airing Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed more than three dozen people to lead the planning for Illinois' 200th birthday celebration.
Among the Illinois Bicentennial Commission members named Friday are former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, Springfield Mayor James Langfelder and Southern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV's long-running "Law & Order," died Tuesday. He was 94.
He died Tuesday morning at Mount Sinai hospital in New York, his wife, Rachel, said. The cause of death was not immediately available, but his wife said he suffered from several ailments.