Television

How Bill Cosby's TV family has supported him

All eyes were on Bill Cosby Monday morning when he arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse arm-in-arm with Keshia Knight Pulliam, the actress who played his youngest television daughter, Rudy Huxtable, on "The Cosby Show."

Megyn Kelly gets off to low-key start on 'Sunday Night'

Megyn Kelly was arguably the highest-profile media figure of the 2016 campaign, thanks to her exchanges with Donald Trump. Yet as Trump was sworn in as president, the former Fox News anchor stayed sidelined, waiting to start her new assignment at NBC News.

'I'm Dying' crowns Johnny Carson as comedy king-maker

In exploring the colorful comedy scene of the early 1970s, the new Showtime series "I'm Dying Up Here" presents a keen reminder of Johnny Carson's role -- unparalleled before or since -- in launching the careers of stand-up comics.

Kathy Griffin fired from CNN NYE coverage

CNN has terminated its agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on its annual New Year's Eve programming after the comedian was photographed holding a bloody head resembling Donald Trump.

Hannity strikes back at critics by going after Maddow

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday promoted a campaign targeting MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's advertisers after a handful of the conservative television personality's sponsors abandoned his program last week over his relentless promotion of a conspiracy theory.

'House of Cards' puts power above politics

The Trump era has raised questions for TV shows set in Washington, wondering how fictional drama can possibly match the unscripted one in the White House. "House of Cards" answers that, inadvertently, by enhancing its soapy qualities, in a fifth season that again has more to do with the utterly unbridled pursuit of power than politics.

Trevor Noah compares Trump era to 'Game of Thrones'

The unyielding barrage of news coming out of Washington, D.C. has kept late-night programs like "The Daily Show" on their toes and, in many cases, riding a wave of ratings success. But do hosts like Trevor Noah ever crave a breath of creative fresh air?

Brad Pitt's 'War Machine' fizzles on Netflix

Throwing around money to demonstrate its commitment to the movie business, Netflix has rented Brad Pitt. That's the main headline to take from "War Machine," a muddled satire about the war in Afghanistan awkwardly forced to camouflage its lead character behind a pseudonym.

Hannity's conspiracy theory pressures Fox News

Sean Hannity's decision to promote a baseless conspiracy theory about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich has brought new public pressure on Fox News, just as it was beginning to emerge from a year of high-profile scandals.