Piff The Magic Dragon and Taylor Williamson perform on AGT: Champions

Piff The Magic Dragon may not have won America’s Got Talent, nor even advanced to the finals of AGT: Champions, but he revealed on Monday’s show that he’s already a winner. Just getting the AGT audition helped him stay in America, and…

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Drunk History museum exhibit opens at Paley Center in Beverly Hills

The Museum of Drunk History opens today for an exclusive run at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills through Jan. 20, 2019. The free exhibition from Comedy Central includes dioramas about each episode of the new season of Drunk History (which pr…

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Preacher Lawson advances to finals on America’s Got Talent: The Champions

Round one of AGT: The Champions aired Monday night on NBC, and if everything else proceeds as this did, we’ll see 10 all-stars perform each week, with one receiving a “golden buzzer” from the judges, one advancing thanks to votes from…

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9 comedians, 2 ventriloquists competing on America’s Got Talent: The Champions

American TV audiences will finally get to hear Susan Boyle sing in primetime. Boyle is one of 50 acts from the Got Talent franchise worldwide, and the first phenomenon from it, to participate in the first-ever all-star edition for NBC, called America&#…

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Watch Carol Burnett accept the first Carol Burnett Award from the Golden Globes (and read her acceptance speech)

“Does this mean I get to accept it every year? But you know, my first love growing up was the movies. I’d see as many as six to eight films a week with my grandmother who raised me. And then later, when I was a teenager, we got our first te…

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Netflix takes down Patriot Act episode about Saudi Arabia, but leaves it up on YouTube

If you think Donald Trump’s response to Saudi Arabia has been weak, then what do you make of Netflix? The streaming giant recently capitulated to the Saudi royals, pulling an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that questioned U.S. policy to…

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Netflix takes down Patriot Act episode about Saudi Arabia, but leaves it up on YouTube

If you think Donald Trump’s response to Saudi Arabia has been weak, then what do you make of Netflix? The streaming giant recently capitulated to the Saudi royals, pulling an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that questioned U.S. policy to…

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CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase announces 2019 cast

The CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, a staple for 14 years, will begin a run of six shows starting Jan. 15 at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles with its cast for 2019. Written by past showcase performers, the variety revue is well-attended by i…

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This month in TV development

“Pilot Season” begins in earnest in January, so we’re in the home stretch for ordering scripts and sealing deals from the broadcast networks for potential new series in 2019-2020. We do know one sure thing for summer 2019, a sitcom st…

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Golden Globes will honor Carol Burnett with her own namesake award

Carol Burnett has won lifetime achievement awards from the Screen Actors Guild, the Peabody Awards, the Mark Twain Prize, Kennedy Center Honors and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Now she’ll get her own award in her own name from the Hollywoo…

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