New AMC drama follows Japanese American internment horror
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a...
Mueller hearing makes for less than compelling TV drama
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mueller's report on Russian involvement in the 2016 election may have made for a gripping book, but his long-awaited testimony before Congress on Wednesday did not come...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean superstar couple Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo are seeking a divorce to end their celebrity marriage of less than two years.
Olivia Colman gets royal honor ahead of debut in ‘The Crown’
LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II - the monarch she is about to play on the Netflix royal family TV drama "The Crown."
Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being...
Iraqi TV drama back after 7 years, just in time for Ramadan
BAGHDAD (AP) — Every evening at the Muntada al-Masrah theater on Baghdad's Rashid street, the cast and crew of the first TV drama filmed in Iraq in seven years take their places among the rooms...
K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un’s cultural revolution
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch.
North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by critics as a kitschy throwback to the dark days of Stalinism, is getting a major upgrade under leader Kim Jong Un.
‘Red Line’ puts Noah Wyle at center of police shooting drama
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Noah Wyle is back in Chicago for a TV drama that's far different than the 1990s hit "ER" that launched his career.
In CBS' limited series "The Red Line," Wyle's character loses his African-American husband in a mistaken police shooting that's the catalyst for family anguish and social uproar.
Hargitay hails impact of ‘SVU’ as it marks 20 seasons
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariska Hargitay thinks "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has played a huge role in educating people on sexual violence, but believes there is still a lot of work to do.
The star of the TV drama spoke as the NBC show celebrated its 20th season Thursday at the Tribeca TV Festival.
Hargitay has been playing Lt. Olivia Benson from the first episode. She said she was initially drawn to the show because it was tackling issues that others weren't.
Japan rejoices in having first grand slam champion
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese tennis and non-tennis fans alike are celebrating one of their own winning a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.
The results came in early Sunday morning Japan time, and television stations interrupted TV dramas and cooking programs with news flashes after Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the women's final at the U.S. Open in New York.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A TV drama about the lives and careers of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the works.
A spokeswoman for Alyssa Milano said Tuesday that the actress' company, Peace Productions, is joining with PatMa Productions to develop the limited series.
The project will draw on the book "Sisters in Law" by Linda Hirshman, which details the legal and social impact of former Supreme Court Justice O'Connor and current Justice Ginsburg.
Arnold's public safety building is slotted for a supporting role in a new TV series.
City Council this week unanimously approved a location agreement with Eye Productions Inc. that will allow the production company to use the public safety building at 601 Drey St. for two days of filming near the end of April.
In return, the production company will pay the city $1,000.
"We're excited about this," Mayor Karen Peconi said. "It's a show on CBS and it's called ‘$1.'"
‘The Americans’ is set to take its place as one of the greatest TV dramas ever
'The Americans' is set to take its place as one of the greatest TV dramas ever
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The acclaimed Soviet-era spy drama "The Americans" returns tonight for its sixth and final season. And with the show ready to make a strong sprint across the finish line in its final year, there seems to be nothing stopping FX's celebrated espionage series from taking its place as one of the greatest television dramas ever.
San Antonio actress Leticia Jimenez lands emotional role in TV drama
An actress from San Antonio can be seen in three upcoming episodes of prime-time TV drama “The Fosters.”
Her recurring character is part of a highly emotional story line keyed to the hot-button issue of immigration in this country.
German director resigns as festival chief after abuse claims
BERLIN (AP) — A prolific director of German television dramas has resigned as head of a theater festival following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Dieter Wedel has denied claims by several women that he pressured them for sex. The allegations, first published by respected weekly Die Zeit, mostly date back several decades.
In a statement Monday, the 75-year-old said the allegations had left him "deeply disturbed and shaken," and damaged his health.
‘This Is Us,’ ‘Veep’ casts take top SAG TV series awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" won the top drama series trophy at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, making up for the Emmy and Golden Globe honors that eluded it and taking a stand for broadcast network TV amid growing online competition.
Sterling K Brown: Award-winning actor and devoted family man
NEW YORK (AP) — The morning after making history as the first black man to win a Golden Globe Award for lead actor in a TV drama, Sterling K. Brown fulfilled an acceptance speech promise: He took his 6-year-old son Andrew to school.
Brown said he was "humbled" by the Golden Globe win for his role on NBC's "This is Us" and will "cherish it" all his life.
Family time is important to Brown, who also has a 2-year-old son Amare with his actress-wife Ryan Michelle Bathe.
Versace family calls TV drama unauthorized ‘work of fiction’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Versace family is distancing itself from an upcoming TV series about the 1997 murder of famed fashion designer Gianni Versace.
In a statement Monday, his family said it has neither authorized nor been involved in the series.
Since members of the family didn't authorize the book from which it's partly drawn or participate in the writing of the screenplay, the series should be considered "a work of fiction," the statement said.
SIOUX CITY | When film and television's biggest stars pick up their Golden Globes on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., they will probably thank their spouses, their agents and, of course, the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
However, few will likely remember to give a heads-up to the authors of the books that provided the source material for their prize-winning performances.
Stars react to nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars react to the Golden Globe Award nominations announced Monday morning in Beverly Hills, California:
— "It was my morning to carpool, so I just dropped the kids off." — Laurie Metcalf, nominated for her supporting role in "Lady Bird," on her not-so-glamorous morning.
— "It's a good day when you wake up and find out that your show is on a list with 'Game of Thrones.'" — Dan Fogelman, creator of "This Is Us," nominated for TV drama series.
Harmon is ‘captain’ of NCIS football team
Ricky Martin defends Versace murder drama as respectful
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A roundup of news from the closing day of the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services presented details on upcoming programs.
Ricky Martin said he reassured Gianni Versace's longtime partner Antonio D'Amico that the pair will be treated respectfully in a TV drama about Versace's 1997 murder.
Ricky Martin defends Versace murder drama as respectful
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Martin said he reassured Gianni Versace's longtime partner Antonio D'Amico that the pair will be treated respectfully in a TV drama about Versace's 1997 murder.
"I'll make sure people fall in love with your relationship with Gianni," Martin, who plays D'Amico in FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," recounted telling him.
LONDON (AP) — A British retiree accused of trying to hire hit men to kill his partner has claimed he was merely conducting research for a thriller.
David Harris is charged with soliciting the murder of his partner Hazel Allison, a former scriptwriter for a police TV drama. Prosecutors say he offered three men large sums of money to kill Allison.
Harris, 68, told police he became "hooked" on thrillers after being given an e-reader for Christmas and decided to try to write one himself.
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TV drama ‘Greenleaf’ helps get Oprah Winfrey’s TV mojo back
ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey had long been looking for something that would keep OWN viewers from switching to other channels. The answer to her prayers turned out to be a juicy drama series set in a house of worship.
"Greenleaf," which co-stars Winfrey in a recurring role, premiered last year as the most-watched debut in the six-year history of her network and has given the media mogul a boost of confidence.
Jon Seda stays on right side of law in ‘Chicago Justice’
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.
Reba McEntire returning to TV in new drama
‘Hidden Figures,’ Henson among top NAACP Image Award winners
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Hidden Figures" and Taraji P. Henson had a big night at the NAACP Image Awards, where Hollywood glamour shared the stage with somber remarks from the director of Washington's new African-American museum.
"Hidden Figures," the fact-based drama about the contributions of black female mathematicians to the U.S. space program, won the award for best movie Saturday, while star Henson was honored as best actress.
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Paris Jackson to guest star on Fox TV drama ‘Star’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paris Jackson is ready for her close-up.
Fox TV said Monday that the daughter of the late Michael Jackson will make her acting debut this season on the drama series "Star."
Paris Jackson will play an intimidating social media guru, Rachel, who has an impact on the show's lead characters.
Daughter of mathematician talks about mom
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — In the movie "Hidden Figures," Katherine Johnson is known as the "girl with the numbers," a mathematical genius who helped launch astronauts like John Glenn into space during her work at NASA in the 1950s and 1960s.
Taraji P. Henson of the Fox TV drama, "Empire," plays Johnson in the movie.
But to her youngest daughter, Katherine Moore, she was known simply as Mom, the woman who taught her and her two sisters life skills such as how to sew.
As far as many fans are concerned, George Clooney can do no wrong. He's got classic Hollywood good looks, talent and even a comedic streak. Since his breakout role in 1992 as Dr. Doug Ross on the famed hospital TV drama " ER," the actor and director has had an illustrious career. Spanning from TV shows and documentaries to over 40 feature films, his work has been recognized with eight Academy Award nominations and two wins.With this in mind, PrettyFamous, an entertainment data site by Graphiq,...