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  • Watch the 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' teaser trailer right now

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” just went live on the Internet, and you can watch it below: “The Force Awakens” picks up after “Return of the Jedi,” but the official plot synopsis has not yet been released. What we do know is we’ll see the original Big […]

  • Album review: Kristin Chenoweth, “Coming Home” (Concord Music Group)

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The Broken Arrow native’s Concord Records debut was recorded during an August hometown stand that also was filmed for a concert special. “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home” will make its TV premiere at 8 p.m. Friday on PBS, including Oklahoma’s OETA.

  • Gift suggestions for comic-book fans

    By Matthew Price, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Batman and Marvel celebrated 75th anniversary in 2014.

  • Nielsen: Plenty of holiday programming last year

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — If it's anything like last year, television viewers won't have to look very hard for holiday-themed programming this season. The Nielsen company said on Wednesday that some 875 hours of such shows were on broadcast and cable networks in late 2013. That includes both specials and...

  • Singer John Mayer among 'Late Late Show' subs

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Singer John Mayer, filmmaker Judd Apatow and comic Drew Carey will be among the guest hosts that will fill in on CBS's "The Late Late Show" before new host James Corden takes over in March. The network on Wednesday announced its plans for the 12:37 a.m. time slot for the winter...

  • Garth Brooks cites Ferguson for cancellation

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC on...

  • NFL might not flex any Sunday night games in 2014

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since flexible scheduling came to "Sunday Night Football" in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it. No way Cowboys-Eagles gets swapped out in Week 15. NFC East showdowns are huge ratings draws even if both teams are struggling, and this...

  • The science of setting the NFL schedule

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    The NFL runs dozens of computers for 24 hours a day for 12 weeks to evaluate its millions of possible schedule combinations. Each team's opponents are set at the end of the previous season based on records and the rotation of interdivision matchups. The puzzle is determining which week each game...

  • Ferguson officer says he never wanted to kill

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown. But Wilson says in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Wednesday that he followed his training when he shot the unarmed...

  • Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 17-23

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: various teams, CBS, 26.36 million. 2. NFL Football: Dallas at N.Y. Giants, NBC, 22.38 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 18.1 million. 4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 17.19...

  • Rough week for Fox in Nielsen ratings

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — If Fox launches a comeback over the next couple of years, the network may very well look upon the week before Thanksgiving 2014 as its low point. The Nielsen company said the struggling network finished fifth in prime-time viewership behind Spanish-language network Univision...

  • ABC's Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News' George Stephanopoulos landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour Tuesday in Missouri. The network interrupted its afternoon programming Tuesday for Stephanopoulos to talk about the...

  • MLS player rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and Michael Sam is without an NFL team. That leaves Rogers, the first openly...

  • Watch the 'Jurassic World' official trailer right now

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The first official trailer for “Jurassic World,” starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Star-Lord Chris Pratt, just dropped on the YouTube, and you can check it out below: The best part of the entire trailer? This:

  • New Tina Fey-created sitcom headed to Netflix

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has picked up two seasons of a new sitcom from Tina Fey. Titled "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," it focuses on a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. It was co-created by Fey and Robert Carlock, who collaborated on "30 Rock." It stars...

  • A new documentary explores the life of Kurt Cobain

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kurt Cobain is the focus of a new documentary that probes the life and untimely death of the Nirvana singer-guitarist. It will be released in theaters next year and air exclusively on HBO, the network said Tuesday. Co-produced by HBO Documentary Films, "Kurt Cobain: Montage of...

  • Britain wins 3 International Emmys

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Stephen Dillane and the Netherlands' Bianca Krijgsman received the top acting prizes Monday night at the 42nd International Emmy Awards in which the honors were spread among eight countries. The highlight of the awards gala at the Hilton New York came when "Mad Men"...

  • Miller puts own spin on longtime 'GH' character

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — So far playing a recast character has worked to Billy Miller's advantage. He was the fourth actor to play Billy Abbott on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and earned three Daytime Emmy Awards. Now, the 35-year-old actor is playing Jason Morgan on ABC's "General Hospital"...

  • Bill Weir's new CNN series to begin in 2015

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Weir's new series on CNN will entail a lot of travel. CNN said Monday the former ABC newsman will host "The Wonder List" starting next year. The series will be about people, places and cultures at a crossroad. The last person to see a Bengal tiger in the wild or hike a...

  • 'Today' looks to rebound from tough week

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs. That's where Willie Geist and Natalie Morales found themselves during the most difficult week for NBC's "Today" show in two years. At its end, an NBC News...



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