Tag: Talk shows

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PBS renews ‘Tavis Smiley’ talk show for 2 seasons

This undated image from video released by PBS shows host Tavis Smiley, right, during an interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on “Tavis Smiley Reports.” PBS is renewing the late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” for two years. (AP Photo/PBS, File) by Lynn ElberAP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tavis Smiley says PBS is renewing his late-night talk show for two years. That will keep the “Tavis Smiley” show airing through 2015 on public TV stations nationwide, Smiley said Wednesday. The program is in its 10th season.

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Arsenio Hall’s warm welcome back

by Steve HolseyFor New Pittsburgh Courier Apparently it is true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, at least in some cases. Just ask Arsenio Hall who, according to ratings organizations, has been warmly welcomed back to television with “The Arsenio Hall Show.”

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Entertainment

Emmys live up to unpredictable nature

Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the BAFTA’s Los Angeles TV Tea party at the SLS Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP) by David BauderAP Television Writer The Emmys lived up to its reputation as the least predictable entertainment awards show. Television’s annual night of honors, where the AMC drama “Breaking Bad” and ABC comedy “Modern Family” were judged the industry’s finest on Sunday night, mixed in surprises with expected winners, and ended some winning streaks while extending others. Newcomer Netflix made its presence felt, but not in the splashy way it had hoped for. “Nobody in America is winning their office pool,” host Neil Patrick Harris said late in the CBS telecast from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Arsenio fulfills his dream with late-night return

This Nov. 3, 2012 file photo shows Arsenio Hall performing at “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” a celebration of Murphy’s career in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did fate decree that Arsenio Hall would return to late night after two decades’ absence?

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck of ‘The View’ joining Fox

In this file TV publicity image released by ABC, from left, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd pose on the set of their daytime talk show, “The View.” (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman, File) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving the desk at “The View” for the couch on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.” The news network said Tuesday that Hasselbeck will join co-anchors Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on the three-hour morning show “Fox & Friends” in September. Wednesday will be her last day after a decade on “The View.”