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Taran Killam, front right, a cast member in the Disney ABC television series "Single Parents," answers a question as fellow cast member Brad Garrett, front left, executive producer Katherine Pope, top left, and co-creator/executive producer JJ Philbin look on during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 07, 2018 - 8:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Taran Killam bounced from one character to the next on "Saturday Night Live," tossing out impersonations of everyone from Brad Pitt to Eminem to Matthew McConaughey each week. Then the bottom dropped out. In August 2016, Killam along with Jay Pharoah was let go from the...
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FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, Charlotte Rae arrives at the 2014 PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews - "The Facts of Life" Reunion in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman for Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at her Los Angeles home. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 06, 2018 - 12:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92. Rae died at her Los Angeles home...
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Tim Allen participates in the "Last Man Standing" panel during the Fox Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
August 02, 2018 - 8:00 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Last Man Standing" isn't rushing to pick up the "Roseanne" pro-Trump mantle when it starts life at its new network this fall. Tim Allen, star of the comedy that was axed by ABC and picked up by Fox, said his character is a centrist who would support Trump...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, file photo, Kenya Barris participates in the "Black-ish'" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Barris, the creator of the ABC comedy “black-ish” is leaving the network. Barris confirmed his departure from ABC Studios in an Instagram post Friday, July 27, 2018, in which he thanked those who had helped him and said he was “nervous but ready” for his next steps. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 29, 2018 - 7:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of the ABC comedy "black-ish" is leaving the network. Barris confirmed his departure from ABC Studios in an Instagram post Friday in which he thanked those who had helped him and said he was "nervous but ready" for his next steps. The writer-producer created "black-...
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Host and executive producer Tom Arnold participates in Viceland's "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold" panel during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 26, 2018 - 4:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Arnold says if his search for revealing tapes of President Donald Trump yields anything, he won't save it for the September debut of his new TV series. Any tape that would "help our country" will immediately be released, the comedian-turned-activist told a TV...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cohen stars in the new Showtime series "Who Is America?", premiering on Sunday, July 15. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 17, 2018 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran. The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen "did not present himself as a disabled veteran" or wear any military apparel when he...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, says he is among the political figures who were pranked by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during interviews for his upcoming Showtime series. "Who Is America?” premieres Sunday, July 15, 2018, on Showtime. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 13, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Some politicians are going through the several stages of panic associated with an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen: remorse, damage control, anger and regret for being duped. One of the comedian's latest targets, defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore, is threatening a defamation lawsuit over an...
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In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and John Goodman appear in a scene from the comedy series "Roseanne." "Roseanne," "Will & Grace," "Twin Peaks" and "American Idol" were among the reboots largely snubbed by the television academy on Thursday. (Adam Rose/ABC via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters? Not so much. "Roseanne" quickly became television's top-rated comedy upon its return, until ABC pulled the plug following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet. The series was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. The former Republican vice presidential candidate says she fell victim to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during an interview for his upcoming Showtime series, “Who Is America?” In a Facebook post on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the former Alaska governor wrote she and a daughter traveled across the country for what she thought was a legitimate interview. But she says Cohen had “heavily disguised himself” as a disabled U.S. veteran in a wheelchair. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
July 11, 2018 - 7:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Palin says she was "duped." The former Republican vice presidential candidate says she fell victim to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during an interview for his upcoming Showtime series, "Who Is America?" In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the former Alaska governor wrote...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2016 file photo Samantha Bee attends the Turner Network 2016 Upfronts in New York. Bee is back on television, saying she's angry that the controversy over her use of a crude epithet to describe Ivanka Trump distracted from more important issues. Bee apologized again on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the start of her TBS show "Full Frontal." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 07, 2018 - 12:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Samantha Bee returned to her TBS show Wednesday, apologizing again for using a crude epithet to describe Ivanka Trump but expressing anger that the ensuing controversy distracted from more important issues. President Donald Trump had called for her to be fired for what she...
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