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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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June 02, 2018 - 5:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After delaying its airing in the aftermath of February's Florida high school shooting, Paramount Network is permanently scrapping "Heathers." Representatives from parent company Viacom confirmed Saturday that the TV reboot of the 1988 movie black comedy about high-school murder...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," poses at an Emmy For Your Consideration screening of the television talk show at the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bee is under fire for referring to Ivanka Trump as a "feckless c---" on her TBS comedy show. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday called Bee's language "vile and vicious." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 01, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who once bragged that his celebrity status gave him a pass to grab women's crotches, asked Friday why comedian Samantha Bee wasn't fired for using a vulgar, sexist term to describe his daughter. Trump tweeted that it was a "total double standard" that TBS...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," poses at an Emmy For Your Consideration screening of the television talk show at the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bee is under fire for referring to Ivanka Trump as a "feckless c---" on her TBS comedy show. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday called Bee's language "vile and vicious." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Samantha Bee apologized to Ivanka Trump and viewers on Thursday for using an obscenity to describe the president's daughter, an incident that quickly thrust her into the middle of the nation's political divide. Her network, TBS, also said it was "our mistake, too," in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Roseanne Barr participates in the "Roseanne" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes." (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 30, 2018 - 12:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes." ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment "...
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May 23, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian and Food Network host Josh Denny is calling his tweets using the N-word and comparing use of "straight white male" to the racial slur as "very incendiary," but he says he's not sorry. The host of "Ginormous Food" appeared on Van Lathan's podcast "The Red Pill" on Tuesday...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Terry Crews, left, and Andy Samberg attend "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" FYC Event held at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. NBC is turbo-charging the trend of reviving canceled comedies with its pickup of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The network quickly swooped in after Fox dumped it, adding it to NBC's midseason schedule. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 13, 2018 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is turbo-charging the trend of reviving canceled comedies with its pickup of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The network quickly swooped in after Fox dumped it last week, adding it to NBC's midseason schedule. While the fan outcry was heartening, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert...
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May 11, 2018 - 6:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of the animated science fiction comedy series "Rick and Morty" can rest easy. Series co-creator Justin Roiland posted on Instagram on Thursday that 70 more episodes have been approved for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim late-night programming. There were 31 episodes in its...
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