Sitcoms

FILE - Conchata Ferrell arrives at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 16, 2007, in Los Angeles. Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV’s “Two and a Half Men,” has died. Ferrell was 77.  A publicist says the actor died in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles following cardiac arrest, with her family at her side. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
October 13, 2020 - 6:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV’s “Two and a Half Men” after a long career as a character actor on stage and in movies, including “Mystic Pizza” and ”Network," has died. She was 77. Ferrell died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los...
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This image released by ABC shows artwork by Kadir Nelson, showing the cast of "black-ish." When ABC decided the Johnsons of “black-ish” were due a portrait, it sought artist Kadir Nelson, a chronicler of contemporary African American experience and a fan of the sitcom. The result is a captivatingly sly oil-on-canvas work that depicts cast members including Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in character as part of a riff on the “sipping tea” meme. Nelson said the approach fits a tumultuous year of racial reckoning and a devastating pandemic.  ABC's “black-ish” returns for its seventh season on Oct. 21, with the family portrait used for promoting the series. (Kadir Nelson/AB via AP)
October 13, 2020 - 4:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When ABC decided the Johnsons of “black-ish” were due a portrait, it sought an artist who understood the family's perspective. The task went to painter and illustrator Kadir Nelson, a chronicler of contemporary African American experience and an admirer of the sitcom. The result...
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In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Catherine O'Hara accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for "Schitt's Creek" during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)
September 21, 2020 - 3:52 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. Zendaya, 24, became the youngest lead drama actress...
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In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Jesse Armstrong, center, and the team from "Succession" accept the award for outstanding drama series during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast. (The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)
September 21, 2020 - 12:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from the Emmy Awards (all times PDT): 8 p.m. “Succession” has taken its turn at the top. The HBO series won best television drama series at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night for its second season. It was the fourth Emmy of the night for “Succession,” which was the night’...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2013 file photo, Jeffrey A. Townes aka DJ Jazzy Jeff attends the "After Earth" premiere in New York. DJ Jazzy Jeff thought the popularity of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” would eventually fizzle out after the show's final episode in 1996. The original cast of “The Fresh Prince” will reunite for the show’s 30th anniversary, which will air on HBO Max around Thanksgiving. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 18, 2020 - 10:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DJ Jazzy Jeff knew “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” made a mark in television history after filming six seasons during the mid-'90s, but he thought the show’s popularity would eventually fizzle out at some point. So far, that hasn’t happened. The NBC sitcom starring Will Smith has...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, cast members from "This Is Us," from left, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Jon Huertas, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz and Susan Kelechi Watson pose for photographers at a ceremony honoring Moore with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. An optimistic NBC said Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, it will bring “This Is Us” and other scripted series back in November despite the TV industry's coronavirus-caused production shutdown that's only beginning to ease. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 27, 2020 - 4:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An optimistic NBC said Thursday it will bring “This Is Us” and other scripted series back in November despite the TV industry's coronavirus-caused production shutdown that's only beginning to ease. Broadcast TV's usual robust September start to the new season has already bowed to...
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FILE - Larry Wilmore attends the 2019 Writers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 17, 2019. Peacock is launching a pair of weekly late-night comedy series with Wilmore and Amber Ruffin. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 10, 2020 - 1:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peacock is launching a pair of weekly late-night comedy series with Larry Wilmore and Amber Ruffin to focus on current events. “We can’t wait to write sketches, songs and jokes about this terrible time we call now!”" Ruffin said in a statement Monday announcing the “The Amber...
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This image released by HBO shows Jeremy Irons in a scene from "Watchmen." Irons was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Colin Hutton/HBO via AP)
July 29, 2020 - 4:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Notable facts and figures from Tuesday’s nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards: ___ ‘WATCHMEN’ SOARS BUT ‘ROOTS’ RUNS DEEP HBO's “Watchmen” led all shows with a whopping 26 nominations, but that doesn't come close to the record for a limited series. That honor belongs to the 1977...
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This image released by Hulu shows Kerry Washington in a scene from "Little Fires Everywhere." Washington was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Erin Simkin/Hulu via AP)
July 28, 2020 - 4:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars such as Kerry Washington, Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan have expressed excitement after being nominated for the upcoming 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the nominations were announced Tuesday in a virtual show hosted by Leslie...
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This image released by HBO shows Regina King in a scene from "Watchmen." The series was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding limited series on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. King was also nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. (Mark Hill/HBO via AP)
July 28, 2020 - 3:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Watchmen,” cloaked in superhero mythology and grounded in real-world racism, received a leading 26 nominations Tuesday for the prime-time Emmy Awards. The HBO series, which captured America’s deep unease as it faces racial and political clashes amid a pandemic, was nominated as...
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