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  • Comedian, 'Seinfeld' Actor John Pinette Dies at 50

    John Pinette, a comedian known for his stand-up career and an appearance in the "Seinfeld" series finale, was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room on Saturday, according to reports. He was 50. No cause of death has been released yet, though he was...
  • NBC unveils loaded summer programming lineup

    NBC unveils loaded summer programming lineup
    NBC announced its summer programming lineup on Wednesday, which includes six new scripted series, a new unscripted series, as well as new seasons of "Last Comic Standing," "America's Got Talent" and "American Ninja Warrior." In its announcement, the...
  • 'Last Comic Standing' in serious standoff with editors guild

    'Last Comic Standing' in serious standoff with editors guild
    The NBC contest show "Last Comic Standing" isn't generating many laughs from the Motion Picture Editors Guild. The guild, Local 700 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said more than a dozen workers employed by NBC Studios in...
  • 'Last Comic Standing' Hit by Editors Strike

    Non-union editors and assistant editors working on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" have struck the show in an effort to unionize the post-production work. Monday's strike took place a few weeks before its scheduled May 22 premiere. J.B. Smoove (pictured...
  • Editing team of 'Last Comic Standing' on strike receives union support

    Editing team of 'Last Comic Standing' on strike receives union support
    Union members turned out to support the editing team behind the NBC reality show “Last Comic Standing” on Tuesday and picketed outside the Hollywood Production Center in Glendale for the workers’ right to unionize. Fifteen editors and...
  • 'Last Comic Standing' Strike Ends with Union Deal

    The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has unionized the post-production editors on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" after a two-day strike. Local 700 of IATSE announced Tuesday it had reached a deal with NBCUniversal: "Thanks to the courage and...
  • 'Last Comic Standing' editors return to work after walkout

    'Last Comic Standing' editors return to work after walkout
    No joke: The walkout by editors and assistant editors on the NBC show "Last Comic Standing" is over after less than two days. An official with the Motion Picture Editors Guild said 15 workers returned to work Wednesday morning after the union reached an...
  • Netflix Enters Oscar Race with Documentary Acquisition 'The Square'

    First Netflix crashed the Emmy party. Now the streaming service is poised to do same at the Oscars. Weeks after picking up its first statuette for original series "House of Cards," Netflix is set to join the awards hunt on the film front with its first...
  • Netflix Releases Trailer for Russell Peters 'Notorious' Comedy Special (VIDEO)

    Prepping for its first original comedy debut, Netflix has posted a trailer for "Notorious," a 70-minute stand-up comedy performance by Canadian comic Russell Peters. In the special, which Netflix will premiere on Oct. 14, the 42-year-old Canadian comic...
  • Apple TV Update Yanked After It Renders Some Set-Tops Useless

    Apple has suspended the version 6.0 update for Apple TV, which adds features including the streaming-music iTunes Radio service, after users reported it disabled access to services or in some cases stopped working altogether. Some Apple TV units have...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The Middle' on ABC

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The Middle' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 6 - 12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- Arrow Felicity and Diggle (Emily Bett Rickards,...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Dream School' on Sundance

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Dream School' on Sundance
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES   The Voice The battle rounds...