Don Pardo, one of TV’s best-known announcers for his work on “Saturday Night Live” and the original “Jeopardy!,” has died at the age of 96. “There was no greater thrill than hearing Don Pardo bellow your name for the first time in the opening credits of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ” said longtime cast member Tina Fey. With his death, Fey said, “Late night will never sound as cool again.”
LORI RACKL: On his Sundance TV chatfest “The Approval Matrix,” the writer-director leads panel discussions on pop culture.
Uzo Aduba was among the winners of creative arts Emmy awards announced Saturday. Aduba was honored for her breakout role as a prisoner known as “Crazy Eyes” in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.”
A South Side high school student who was featured on the CNN series “Chicagoland” was shot and wounded Saturday, his family said.
Michael Johns, the rock ‘n’ soul singer and Australian heartthrob who was a fan favorite on Season 7 of TV’s “American Idol” singing competition, has died. The Hollywood Reporter and other news outlets reported that Johns, 35, died Friday from a blood clot in an ankle.
British actor David Suchet has spent a quarter-century bringing to life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with a mustache as impeccable as his intellect and crime-solving skills. For Suchet’s dedication to Hercule Poirot through 70 television adaptations of Agatha Christie’s works, he has been rewarded …
Suburban programmer ‘all in’ as he strips down for relationship show
The “Dating Naked” series is the latest example of reality television’s newest trend. Nudity is hot, no longer confined to late-night premium cable.
NEW YORK — Don’t worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I’ll be ready. You might as well batten down the hatches, …
LORI RACKL: The Logan Square native, co-star of FX’s new comedy series “You’re the Worst,” remembers Mace as the character who launched his career.
Alexandra Shipp has very little time to get ready for her new role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah. Lifetime spokeswoman Kannie Yu LaPack confirmed Friday that Shipp will play the singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001. Shipp replaces Zendaya in the …
The Travel Channel show’s Chicago producer promises real people in a “down and dirty” competition.
The West Side native, starring on USA’s new “Rush,” plays it coy about rumors he’ll be the next gladiator on the hit he calls “an incredible show.”
With the overall quality and quantity of television at an all-time high, it couldn’t have been easy narrowing down the field of this year’s Emmy nominees.
LORI RACKL: The best of the week’s new shows are “Finding Carter” on MTV and “The Strain” on FX.
Practice your indignant face and get ready for a tsunami of snark on Twitter: Nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced bright and early Thursday morning.