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Comedian Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ dies at 85

Tim Conway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard “McHale’s Navy” and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for “Spongebob Squarepants,” has died. He was 85. Conway died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles care facility, according to Howard Bragman, who heads LaBrea …

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ABC’s new schedule for the fall 2019 TV season

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s prime-time schedule for the fall 2019 season: Monday 8 p.m. — “Dancing with the Stars” 10 p.m. — “The Good Doctor” Tuesday 8 p.m. — “The Conners” 8:30 p.m. — “Bless This Mess” 9 p.m. — “mixed-ish” 9:30 p.m. — “black-ish” 10 p.m. — “Emergence” Wednesday 8 p.m. — “The Goldbergs” 8:30 — “Schooled” 9 …

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‘Avenger: Endgame’ seeks top honors at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Robert Downey Jr.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Avengers: Endgame,” ”Game of Thrones” and “RBG” are the top nominees heading into next month’s MTV Movie & TV Awards. The network announced Tuesday that the three titles each garnered four nominations for the awards show, which will air June 17. The show will also introduce new categories including reality royalty, most meme-able moment and best …

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Without Luke Perry, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ cast preps reboot

Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Gabrielle Carteris, Ian Ziering, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green

NEW YORK (AP) — At an event promoting the upcoming slate of Fox shows, the cast of the “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot remembered their castmate Luke Perry, who died earlier this year. “Luke was a huge part of our ‘90210’ family, and personally Luke was a very large part of my life,” Jason Priestly said. “So, it’s obviously very difficult …

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‘Empire’ to get 1 more season on Fox amid schedule shake-up

Jussie Smollett

NEW YORK (AP) — “Empire” will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should count itself lucky. Fox, the lowest-rated network among the big four broadcasters, is hitting the reset button for the 2019-20 season by canceling eight shows and adding 10 new ones. “Empire” companion drama “Star” is …

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NBC shows off fall lineup with stars, athletes, Kardashians

Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC hoped to wow advertisers with its reach and content at a glitzy presentation Monday for its fall lineup, parading out a clutch of Kardashians and Olympic gold winning athletes, getting “The Voice” judges to sing and even offering a few gentle pokes at a new Oscar-winner — Rami Malek. Malek was at Radio City Music …

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Apple revamps TV app for direct subscriptions to channels

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple users will be able to subscribe to HBO, Showtime and a handful of other channels directly through Apple’s new TV app, bypassing the need to download or launch a separate app. The new capabilities available Monday come ahead of Apple’s plan to offer its own original shows, including ones from Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. …

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NBC bets on comedy next year, ‘This Is Us” for years to come

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC didn’t invoke its “must-see TV” 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have. Calling comedy the “heart” of its brand, the network announced it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” and sitcom veterans Fran …

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NBC bets on comedy next year, ‘This Is Us” for years to come

Kenan Thompson

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC didn’t invoke its “must-see TV” 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have. Calling comedy the “heart” of its brand, the network announced it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” and sitcom veterans Fran …

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