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Tituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDS Tituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - May 06, 2015

Broadway stars were well represented among the list of this year's nominees. Tituss Burgess received a nod as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his side-splitting performance of Titus Andromedon in the new Netflix series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT.... (more...)
Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List! Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2015

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 5th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31, 2015 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT), with a one-hour Red Carpet Special preceding the ... (more...)
Misty Copeland & More Featured in Ric Burns' American Ballet Theatre Documentary on THIRTEEN, 5/15 Misty Copeland & More Featured in Ric Burns' American Ballet Theatre Documentary on THIRTEEN, 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.... (more...)
Paula Zahn Host New Documentary PS DANCE! Paula Zahn Host New Documentary PS DANCE!
by TV News Desk - May 01, 2015

New Documentary PS DANCE! Turns the Spotlight on Dance Education in Public Schools on THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV in May... (more...)
PBS Kids' OH NOAH! Introduces Kids to Spanish; New Videos & Games Out Today
by TV News Desk - April 30, 2015

The PBS KIDS digital series OH NOAH! (pbskids.org/noah) is expanding its offerings with new animated videos and games that introduce Spanish in an entertaining way.... (more...)
Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Radnor to Star in New PBS Drama MERCY STREET Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Radnor to Star in New PBS Drama MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - April 29, 2015

Today, PBS announced that an award-winning cast and acclaimed television directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb will join its new Civil War-based drama, officially named MERCY STREET.... (more...)
THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning Film LOST CHILD This April THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning Film LOST CHILD This April
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2015

In New York, Lost Child - Sayon's Journey will premiere on Thursday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.... (more...)
Winners Announces for 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Winners Announces for 51st Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards
by Movies News Desk - April 24, 2015

The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards honored the finest television productions and commercials from around the world on Wednesday, April 23, 2015.... (more...)
Ric Burns' New Documentary American Ballet Theatre: A History to Premiere on THIRTEEN, 5/15 Ric Burns' New Documentary American Ballet Theatre: A History to Premiere on THIRTEEN, 5/15
by TV News Desk - April 14, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Premiere of JASCHA HEIFETZ: GOD'S FIDDLER This Month THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Premiere of JASCHA HEIFETZ: GOD'S FIDDLER This Month
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2015

Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen (American Masters Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge) uncovers the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first truly modern violin virtuoso, for THIRTEEN's American Masters se... (more...)
New Season of FRONT AND CENTER to Feature Concerts With Hunter Hayes & More New Season of FRONT AND CENTER to Feature Concerts With Hunter Hayes & More
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple Grammy, CMA and AMA Award winners take over the new season of public television's critically acclaimed music series Front and Center... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Jascha Heifetz: GOD'S FIDDLER on PBS, 4/16 AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Jascha Heifetz: GOD'S FIDDLER on PBS, 4/16
by TV News Desk - March 24, 2015

?Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen (American Masters - Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge) uncovers the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first truly modern violin virtuoso, for THIRTEEN's American Masters... (more...)
JULIE AND JULIA Among Reel 13's March Lineup JULIE AND JULIA Among Reel 13's March Lineup
by TV News Desk - March 19, 2015

Academy Award-winning director and writer Nora Ephron's final film Julie and Julia leads the abbreviated lineup in March on Reel 13. The series was pre-empted on Saturday, March 7 and 14 due to special pledge programming.... (more...)
PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16 PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16
by TV News Desk - December 24, 2014

?Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's NATURE to Debut 'Wild France' on PBS, 1/7 THIRTEEN's NATURE to Debut 'Wild France' on PBS, 1/7
by TV News Desk - December 23, 2014

The program airs Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8 p.m. (ET)on PBS (check local listings). After broadcast, the episodes will be available for online streaming at pbs.org/nature.... (more...)
Magician Ricky Jay to Be Featured in Season Premiere of THIRTEEN's American Masters Magician Ricky Jay to Be Featured in Season Premiere of THIRTEEN's American Masters
by TV News Desk - December 22, 2014

For the first time, THIRTEEN's American Masters series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, considered one of the world's greatest conjurers, capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences.... (more...)
PBS to Premiere 'The Kill Team' on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/19 PBS to Premiere 'The Kill Team' on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/19
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2014

Winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at the Tribeca Film Festival and directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Dan Krauss, The Kill Team premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 19, 2015, 10:00-11:30 PM ET... (more...)
Sutton Foster, Josh Groban & More Set for Documentary American Voices on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 1/9 Sutton Foster, Josh Groban & More Set for Documentary American Voices on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 1/9
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2014

The art of singing is center stage in our country's popular culture: from Glee and 106 & Park to American Idol, The Voice, and Nashville, and even at sporting events and national ceremonies.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30 THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30
by TV News Desk - December 11, 2014

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the following two successive Fridays.... (more...)
PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26 PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26
by TV News Desk - December 09, 2014

?Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme.... (more...)
BLACK-ISH, GET ON UP, Jennifer Hudson Among Nominees of 46th ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS BLACK-ISH, GET ON UP, Jennifer Hudson Among Nominees of 46th ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - December 09, 2014

Nominations have been revealed for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, and be broadcast live on TV One.... (more...)
Academy-Award Winning Film AMADEUS Among Reel 13's December Lineup Academy-Award Winning Film AMADEUS Among Reel 13's December Lineup
by TV News Desk - December 08, 2014

Milos Forman's critically acclaimed film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's 1979 Broadway hit Amadeus transports viewers to the visually lavish and musical world of one of the most prolific composers of all time on Reel 13 in December.... (more...)
Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN, Now thru 12/25 Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN, Now thru 12/25
by TV Scoop - December 04, 2014

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25... (more...)
Julie Andrews to Host of GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015' Julie Andrews to Host of GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015'
by TV News Desk - December 03, 2014

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the sixth time to host the festive annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, from Vienna's Musikverein.... (more...)
Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25 Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25
by TV Scoop - December 02, 2014

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25... (more...)






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