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Television

A collection of news and information related to Television published by Tribune Company sources.
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  • For Dodgers fans, the TV shutout continues

    For Dodgers fans, the TV shutout continues
    For Dodgers fans, the long wait to see games televised again may be headed into extra innings. An estimated 70% of Los Angeles-area households don't get the SportsNet LA channel that carries Dodgers games. That situation was expected to be corrected...
  • Bruce Jenner and the shifting dynamics of TV's transgender moment

    Bruce Jenner and the shifting dynamics of TV's transgender moment
    The stakes are high for Bruce Jenner, who in a highly anticipated interview airing Friday night is expected to reveal to Diane Sawyer what many have long speculated — that the 1976 Olympic champion is now identifying as a transgender woman. But...
  • Let the owners get into the game at the NFL draft

    This week's NFL draft in Chicago is a reality TV show surrounded by violent sides of beef. There's drama to it, because the dreams of prized athletes could come true, along with millions of dollars and the adoration of fans from across the world. But...
  • Shalom Auslander creates a curmudgeon much like himself in 'Happyish'

    Shalom Auslander creates a curmudgeon much like himself in 'Happyish'
    Shalom Auslander lives in a bubble, and he likes it that way, thank you very much. On a bitterly cold February afternoon, the creator of the new Showtime series "Happyish" explains his jaundiced and intentionally blinkered worldview. He isn't interested...
  • W. Ronald "Ron" Smith, broadcaster

    W. Ronald "Ron" Smith, broadcaster
    W. Ronald "Ron" Smith, a retired broadcasting executive who had started his career in Baltimore on WFBR-AM, died of a heart attack April 17 at his Egg Harbor Township home in New Jersey. He was 75. "He was such a great guy. He started in radio and later...
  • After Comcast-TWC deal collapse, what's next for the Dodgers channel?

    After Comcast-TWC deal collapse, what's next for the Dodgers channel?
    Comcast’s failed attempt to buy Time Warner Cable represents yet another blow for Dodgers fans in Los Angeles. Time Warner Cable remains the only major pay-TV company in Southern California carrying SportsNet LA, also known as the Dodgers channel....
  • TV Picks: 'Deadbeat,' 'Special Relativity,' 'Now en Español'

    TV Picks: 'Deadbeat,' 'Special Relativity,' 'Now en Español'
    "Deadbeat" (Hulu). Tyler Labine has been a favorite of this department since "Reaper" (CW, 2007-09), where he played the burly, bearded best friend to Bret Harrison's demon-catching slacker. Technically, he split the best-friend post with Rick Gonzalez,...
  • Lois Lilienstein dies at 78; sang in Sharon, Lois & Bram trio

    Lois Lilienstein was a classically trained musician with a degree from the University of Michigan, but her big break came when she played piano for her son's co-op nursery school in a Toronto church basement. "I was playing nursery rhymes instead of...
  • Dr. Oz mounts spirited defense against critical letter

    Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week's attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show was spurred by his vocal support for labeling genetically modified foods — a stance he says some if not all of those accusers oppose....
  • Comcast deal may be dead, but cable consolidation will go on

    Even though Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on. Combining the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV...
  • Melissa McCarthy-Rose Byrne chemistry is the secret formula in 'Spy'

     Melissa McCarthy-Rose Byrne chemistry is the secret formula in 'Spy'
    Call it an un-buddy comedy. Or maybe a tale of how enemies become frenemies. Regardless, the new film "Spy" is largely rooted in the unusual chemistry of actresses Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne. In the film, McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA...