How to watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on TV

London CNN — Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will take place in London on Monday, in an occasion that will mark the world’s farewell to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. The Queen died on September 8 aged 96 at her Scottish estate of Balmoral. King Charles III gave the order for a UK-wide public holiday on September … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral marks the end of the television dominance that began with her coronation

CNN Business — The BBC regards the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 as “the event which did more than any other to make television a mainstream medium”. So it’s fitting that her funeral on Monday marks the end of the television dominance that began when she ascended the throne. At the time, the … Read more

‘Atlanta’, ‘P-Valley’ and Other Shows Give Black South Their Due

CNN — For decades, the blueprint for a black show hit similar notes — a stable, middle-class family based in New York or Los Angeles. Of course, sometimes the family consisted of a group of friends, as seen on “Girlfriends.” And other times the city was in the Midwest, as seen on “Family Matters” (Chicago) … Read more

‘Sweetie Pie’ star Tim Norman found guilty in the shooting death of his nephew

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal jury on Friday convicted a former star of the St. Louis-based reality TV show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” of arranging the shooting death of her nephew. The jury deliberated about 17 hours over three days before reaching its verdict in the murder-for-hire case against James “Tim” Norman, the St. … Read more

Indiana Jones and Black Panther honored at Disney Expo

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — An emotional Harrison Ford has emerged with a new trailer for Indiana Jones’ fifth movie, as cast members of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” showed off footage from their upcoming sequel, and trailers and details were revealed of the expanding “Star Wars” galaxy’s TV presence on Saturday at Expo D23. An arena-sized … Read more

US Representative: Sitcom with Danny DeVito as the voice of Satan is ‘evil’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An animated horror-comedy starring Danny DeVito because Satan’s voice is ‘clearly evil,’ says Republican congressman from Louisiana whose Facebook post denounces ‘Little Demon’ had reached millions of people on Tuesday morning. U.S. Representative Mike Johnson opposed the sitcom being aired by FX Networks. His website says the series is about a … Read more

In fantasy, medieval life is portrayed as all sexual violence and misery. It is not that simple

CNN — To note: This article contains minor spoilers for “House of the Dragon” and “Game of Thrones”. Whenever a fantasy story goes too far into gruesome violence or simple human exploitation, storytellers like to spout four little words: “But it’s historically accurate.” That’s the explanation the makers of ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of … Read more

Opinion: The golden age of late-night TV is over

Editor’s note: Bill Carter, media analyst for CNN, has covered the television industry for The New York Times for 25 years and has written four books on television, including The Late Shift and The War for Late Night. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. In July, TBS announced that after seven seasons, … Read more

Anne Heche dies in accident after life support system removed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actress whose spectacular rise in Hollywood in the 1990s and accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, has died from complications from a fiery car accident. She was 53 years old. Heche was “peacefully removed from life support,” spokeswoman Holly Baird said in … Read more

Anne Heche in critical condition, on a ventilator after an accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche remained hospitalized on a ventilator to help her breathe and required surgery on Tuesday, four days after the actor was injured in a violent car crash. “Shortly after the accident, Anne lost consciousness, fell into a coma and is in critical condition,” spokeswoman Heather Duffy Boylston said in an … Read more