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MTV’s Video Music Awards: Will This Year’s Ceremony Bring High-Fives … or Back Flips?

Even as the stock market was crashing Monday, Van Toffler’s spirits were heading in the other direction. “This is my favorite week,” he told me by phone from New York, referring to the days leading into the MTV Video Music…

TCA Press Tour Previews the Best Upcoming TV Shows — Here Are the Highlights

From a reflection of how much the culture has changed in the past year — hello, Season 2 of “Transparent” — to the sci-fi special abilities of “Heroes Reborn,” the second half of the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour…

A Roundup of Some of the Most Promising New Cable and Streaming Shows Previewed at TCA

Anyone looking for a showdown at the cable portion of TCA between Michael Lombardo and Chris Albrecht and their respective networks, HBO and Starz, was destined to be “balled out” and possibly have a case of “survivor’s remorse.” During the…

TCA Awards: Critics Name Outstanding Drama and Comedy, Other Honors

It was a big night for Jon Hamm, Amy Schumer, “The Americans” and “Empire” at the 31st annual TCA Awards held Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton. The non-televised ceremonies were hosted by James Corden of CBS’s “Late Late Show,”…

Leaving on a High Note — ‘Downton Abbey’ Looks Ahead to the Final Season

The mood in the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom was bittersweet as the producers and key cast members of “Downton Abbey” took the stage over the weekend for what was to be their last time at TCA. Series 6, as they…

Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart’s Replacement as ‘Daily Show’ Host, Opens Up About Racism, the Twitter Controversy … and How He Will Be Different From Stewart

All eyes were on Trevor Noah Tuesday night at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. But it wasn’t the comedian’s average stand-up gig. Noah, who in less than two months will take over the ultra-high-profile job as host of Comedy…

PBS Special Takes a Timely Look at the Bomb

The producers of PBS’s new special “The Bomb” could not have predicted the current furor over the Iran nuclear deal while they were making their two-hour documentary, whose airing was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the detonation…

A Cult Sensation Returns Tonight

Obviously, Los Angeles was not enough — and neither was New York — because the ravenous sharks are back in Syfy’s “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!,” premiering tonight. This time, the entire Eastern Seaboard from Washington, D.C., all the way…

Can’t Wait for the Return of ‘Empire’? Here’s How You Can Get a Fix Ahead of Time …

Those anxiously awaiting the return of Fox’s breakout hit “Empire” can get a bit of a fix when Taraji P. Henson and Terence Howard co-host the ninth annual Spike TV Guys Choice Awards, airing June 18. It’s an always irreverent…

Shedding New Light on a Holocaust Tragedy

It is the most well-known personal story to come out of the Holocaust, the journey of young Anne Frank, her family and friends who hid from the Nazis for more than two years before they were betrayed and discovered in…