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NFL wild-card games show potential for alternate broadcasts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Robbins directed “Varsity Blues” and was the producer of “Coach Carter,” but both of those might have...

Business

CNN has best ratings day ever for Capitol attack

NEW YORK (AP) — The attack on the U.S. Capitol last week brought more viewers to CNN than any other single day in the network's...

Life

Oklahoma 'Vast of Night' filmmaker wins breakthrough award at New York's Gotham Awards

The Tulsa-set limited series "Watchmen," which was the big winner at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, garnered the Gotham...

News

How COVID-19 and Oklahoma's film industry growth impacted top 10 movies of 2020

Movie theaters shut down, streaming services ramped up, and superheroes and other tentpole protagonists were suddenly sidelined...

News

Joanne Rogers, widow of TV's famed Mister Rogers, dies at 92

Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved...

Business

Oprah Winfrey documentary to release on Apple TV+

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will have a biographical documentary released on Apple TV+.The streaming platform...

Life

Garth Brooks becomes third Oklahoman to earn Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that the rest of its 43rd class will be multi-disciplinary artist, choreographer and...

Business

'It was so frenetic:' HBO Max follows Wolfgang Puck Catering

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooking a meal for a big group is always stressful. So just imagine cooking for over 1,000 guests. Now make...

Health

Amid roiling pandemic, ‘The Resident’ confronts virus' toll

LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced television hospital shows to confront a key question — could the biggest...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23Jan. 17: Actor Betty White is 99. Actor James Earl Jones is 90. Talk show host...

Life

OETA offering virtual screening of new short documentary 'Back in Time: Osage Murders - The Reign of Terror'

Many may be familiar with the story of the Osage murders due to David Grann’s popular book "Killers of the Flower Moon: The...

Health

A farewell to @realDonaldTrump, gone after 57,000 tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — @realDonaldTrump, the Twitter feed that grew from the random musings of a reality TV star into the cudgel of...

Business

PBS' 'Masterpiece' marks 50th year with challenges ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As PBS’ “Masterpiece” marks its 50th anniversary Sunday, the drama and mystery showcase could rest on its...

Business

Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ documentary series, dies

Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentary series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic...

News

Hurt feelings, anger linger after Pence, Trump clash

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were never a natural fit, the straight-laced evangelical and the brash reality TV star. But for more...

News

Late-night hosts react with shock, anger to Capitol attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Late-night TV show hosts expressed anger and frustration at the violence at the U.S. Capitol, offering somber...

Health

Ted Danson and Holly Hunter combine for comedy 'Mr. Mayor'

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a government office right there in the very title of Ted Danson’s new series, but the new NBC comedy...

Life

A portrait from the 1700s is the newest addition to an OKC museum's collection

In addition, a large-scale biblical painting by Luca Giordano anchors the new History, Narrative, and Genre gallery.

Health

With 'Stillwater,' Mallika Chopra brings mindfulness to kids

NEW YORK — When the producers of the new animated children's series "Stillwater" asked Mallika Chopra to be the show's...

Crime

Dirt biker who starred in HBO drama charged with murder

BALTIMORE (AP) — A renowned Baltimore dirt bike rider who appeared in an HBO drama about the city's riding scene faces murder...

Health

Report: Talk show host Larry King in hospital with COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former CNN talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Fantasy, long one of TV's whitest genres, may finally be ready to change

During this season's penultimate episode of "His Dark Materials," Carlo Boreal met his demise. The character's fate wasn't a...

News

'Gilligan's Island' star Dawn Wells dies, COVID-19 cited

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s...

Crime

'Columbo,' 'Murder, She Wrote' co-creator William Link dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Link, who co-created the hit series “Columbo” and “Murder, She Wrote” and made 1970s and ’80s TV...

Health

With ‘Stillwater,’ Mallika Chopra brings mindfulness to kids

NEW YORK (AP) — When the producers of the new animated children’s series “Stillwater” asked Mallika Chopra to be the show’s...

Life

Listen to The Swon Brothers' moving song 'Travelin' On,' featuring hall of famer Vince Gill

As we're all "Travelin' On" into a New Year, check out the country-blues waltz of the same name by Nashville, Tennessee-based...

Health

'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — One of television's hottest shows is also among its oldest.It's not the first time that's been said about “60...

News

Netflix reworks leftovers with food-based reality game show

NEW YORK (AP) — Just in time for anyone facing a heaving, post-holiday refrigerator comes a TV show about what to do with all...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 3-9:Jan. 3: Actor Dabney Coleman is 89. Singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks is 78. Singer...

Life

8 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Wes Studi, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, 'Minari' and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

Crime

Ex-'Survivor' contestant charged with larceny in Virginia

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former “Survivor” contestant has been charged in Virginia with grand larceny, authorities said.Jonny...

Life

Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo show 'Reservation Dogs' gets series order at FX

The series is co-created by Harjo ("Four Sheets to the Wind," "Mekko"), who also directed the pilot episode, and Waititi (“JoJo...

Health

From his home, Attenborough shows viewers 'A Perfect Planet'

LONDON (AP) — Sir David Attenborough is a globetrotter, discovering far-flung lands and exotic species for TV audiences since...

Life

Disney details Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo show 'Reservation Dogs,' Chris Paul film for Investor Day

"Reservation Dogs" stars D’Pharoah Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor.

Life

9 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Leona Mitchell and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

Life

Watch James Marsden talk about getting his start modeling for Oklahoma newspaper

While chatting remotely with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Thursday, Marsden also discussed his recent move from Los Angeles to...

Life

OKC's Painted Sky Opera continuing Christmas tradition with 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

Since each show is limited to 50 attendees to allow for social distancing, Saturday's matinee also will be live-streamed, and...

News

Yuletide tradition: Painted Sky Opera opening delayed season with family Christmas favorite 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

After spending six years establishing an operatic Christmas tradition, Painted Sky Opera's co-founders were determined to keep...

Health

Disney unveils plans to stream a galaxy of new series, films

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.’s streaming plans shifted into hyper speed Thursday, as the studio unveiled a galaxy’s...

Health

DeGeneres: Positive test for coronavirus but 'feeling fine'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres says she has tested positive for COVID-19 but is “feeling fine right now.”Production on her...

Life

Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae's 'The Voice' run comes to an end

The episode cut the Top 9 contenders to the Top 5 who will compete in next week's finale.

Life

Oklahoma family's vintage holiday display to be seen tonight on TV show 'The Great Christmas Light Fight'

ABC will air two back-to-back episodes of the yuletide competition series starting at 7 tonight.

Life

Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae channels Ray Charles in 'The Voice' Top 9 performance

Bailey Rae also joined fellow Team Legend contestant John Holiday and Cami Clune from Kelly Clarkson's team to sing Bastille's...

News

'The Undoing' creator lured back to network TV for 'Big Sky'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-producer David E. Kelley gifted network TV with three decades of hits, including “Ally McBeal,” “The...

News

Netflix rejects calls to add disclaimer to The Crown

LONDON (AP) — Netflix has “no plans” to add a disclaimer to “The Crown” stating that its lavish drama about Britain's royal...

News

Search continues for 2 missing after Alaska landslide

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The search continued Friday for two people missing after a massive landslide crashed into a town in...

News

Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose satirical and cerebral tales of love and academia...

News

Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a bleak year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last...

News

Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to tell unheralded heroes' stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, are forming a film production company that they say will...

News

Jenna Lyons puts ‘real’ back into reality TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Former J. Crew President Jenna Lyons knows a thing or two about building a brand, but now she’s ditched...

Business

MTV Entertainment commits $250 million to diversify reality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — MTV Entertainment Group says it's making a $250 million commitment to spur reality production over the next...

Life

Carrie Underwood looks and sounds like a yuletide angel in the trailer for her new HBO Max Christmas special 'My Gift' - here's how to watch the show

Underwood is planning quite the media blitz to promote the new holiday special, starting tonight on the Grand Ole Opry’s Circle...

Life

Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae wins first Wildcard Instant Save of 'The Voice' Season 19

The small-town country crooner delivered a beautiful old-school rendition of Lee Ann Womack's "Never Again, Again"

Business

Discovery's reality-heavy streaming service launches in Jan.

Discovery is joining the increasingly crowded streaming fray with its own reality-focused service Discovery Plus that will...

News

Review: Strong debut from K-pop’s newest septet ENHYPEN

ENHYPEN, “BORDER : DAY ONE” (Belift Lab)With a speed and preparedness that would put to shame the world’s largest corporations,...

News

'Big Sky' producers recognize Native American criticism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Native American tribes and advocates are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the...

Life

Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae keeps it classic as 'The Voice' Season 19 live playoffs begin

Rae covered the Kenny Rogers classic "Sweet Music Man" in her first Live Playoffs performance.

Health

Petri Hawkins Byrd deliberates on life after 'Judge Judy'

Judith Sheindlin has been the sole judge, jury and verbal executioner for the last quarter century on her behemoth TV court...

News

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 6-12

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 6-12:Dec. 6: Actor Patrick Bauchau (“The Pretender,” “Carnivale”) is 82. Country...

News

Hallmark, Lifetime Christmas movies finally show LGBTQ love in leading roles: 'It fits in'

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV — and a modern-day Christmas at that. Cable networks kicked off their...

Life

Holiday TV specials: How to celebrate with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Rudolph and Snoopy

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as TV networks and streaming services roll out a colorfully wrapped array of...

Health

Lights, camera, sell: Retailers want you to watch and shop

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell $10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies...

News

Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.The Recording...

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Video

Feds want "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe to turn over big cats

MUSKOGEE — The U.S. Justice Department is going after "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe's big cats on grounds he and his wife have a...

Health

NY's Cuomo to receive International Emmy for virus briefings

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised...

News

Contestant dies after completing "Wipeout" obstacle course

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contestant on “Wipeout” has died after completing the game show's obstacle course, authorities and sources...

Crime

Feds charge man in armed robbery of Kardashian pal Cheban

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York City have brought charges in the armed robbery of Jonathan Cheban, a reality TV...

Life

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials return to TV - here's how to watch

The classic holiday Peanuts specials also will stream ad free and in HD on Apple TV+.

Life

Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond releases new essay book 'Frontier Follies,' plans virtual event tonight

She even gives readers a glimpse into her Oklahoma quarantine life in the new book.

Life

Air date announced for Carrie Underwood's HBO Max Christmas special

In the Max Original, Underwood performs a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the joy and hopefulness of...