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Television

A collection of news and information related to Television published by Tribune Company sources.
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  • Stephen Colbert's exit will leave huge gap at Comedy Central

    Stephen Colbert's exit will leave huge gap at Comedy Central
    Comedy Central now has a late-night problem. CBS' announcement that Stephen Colbert would take over "The Late Show" next year when David Letterman retires leaves a huge gap in Comedy Central's marquee lineup.  For nearly a decade, "The Colbert Report"...
  • 'Candid Camera' to make a comeback on TV Land

    'Candid Camera' to make a comeback on TV Land
    The classic television franchise "Candid Camera" is making a comeback on TV Land. The nostalgia-themed cable channel TV Land has ordered 10 new episodes of the series to air later this summer. Peter Funt, the son of the show's original creator, Allen...
  • FX plans more 'Americans'; FXX announces 'Simpsons' marathon, app

    FX plans more 'Americans'; FXX announces 'Simpsons' marathon, app
    At an upfront presentation for reporters Wednesday in New York, FX Networks Chief Executive John Landgraf outlined an ambitious slate of programming for FX and its recently launched offshoot FXX, promising that 2014 would be the "biggest year ever" for...
  • Paramount Television names production, development heads

    Paramount Television names production, development heads
    Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Television studio has named the executive team that will help the company stage its return to the TV production business.  The company on Wednesday appointed Jason Fisher, formerly of cable network AMC, as head of production. ...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers
    Senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable were grilled for more than three hours Wednesday about their proposed merger by a mostly skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee concerned that the more than $40-billion deal would be bad for consumers and...
  • Bill O'Reilly rips Stephen Colbert as 'deceiver' who damages America

    Bill O'Reilly rips Stephen Colbert as 'deceiver' who damages America
    Papa Bear is angry -- and Stephen Colbert is the target. Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, the No. 1-rated host in cable news, has gone on the warpath against Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, whom he slammed as a "deceiver" who is damaging America. On...
  • TV ratings: 'Voice'-powered NBC edges CBS; 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' down

    TV ratings: 'Voice'-powered NBC edges CBS; 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' down
    A "Voice"-driven NBC had a slight edge over drama-powered CBS among key 18-to-49-year-old viewers Tuesday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen.   "The Voice" was the highest-rated show of the night in the advertiser-desired demographic,...
  • NBC launches new initiative to find comedy talent

    NBC launches new initiative to find comedy talent
    In an effort to cast a wider comedy net, NBC is taking things to the online playground. The network announced Tuesday an initiative called "NBC Comedy Playground," a national campaign that the network describes as a way to invest in "new cutting-edge...
  • Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character is 'like an alligator'

    Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character is 'like an alligator'
    Since his star-making turn nearly two decades ago as the mentally challenged Karl Childers in "Sling Blade," Billy Bob Thornton has been known for what may best be described as playing expressive eccentrics. There was a bad Santa, an astronaut farmer...
  • Review: 'Deadbeat' treats its ghosts with an into-the-light touch

    Review: 'Deadbeat' treats its ghosts with an into-the-light touch
    The extremely likable Tyler Labine, whose constitutional buoyancy has kept him bobbing back into view even as the ships beneath him ("Mad Love," "Sons of Tucson," "Animal Practice," the relatively long-lived — two seasons! — "Reaper") go one...
  • Comcast defends Time Warner Cable merger plan in FCC filing

    Comcast defends Time Warner Cable merger plan in FCC filing
    Comcast Corp., already the nation's largest cable and Internet provider, says it needs to get bigger to compete against the formidable giants of Silicon Valley. The Philadelphia-based cable behemoth said in a government filing Tuesday that its...