Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

Pass time productively

January 10, 2020 11:33 am

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Wilson Cruz, a co-star in the new Hulu animated children’s series “The Bravest Knight,” describes the show’s dad couple this way: “We’re not explaining homosexuality, or same-gender sexuality. We’re talking about the love of a family.

“The Big Bang Theory” closed out its run as television’s top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show’s group of geeky misfits.

COLOMBO, May 5: Sri Lankan Catholics are celebrating Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed after reports of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.

Tom Selleck is working on a memoir, and it won’t just be about acting.

Celebrating women in Nepali music

March 1, 2019 09:43 am

Nepali adhunik geet has always had a devoted audience across the country, albeit a smaller one than popular music. While one can hear and see the songs and videos on radio or TV, there is an entirely different feel to it when you sit amidst other adhunik geet enthusiasts and listen to these tunes of the past, and that too when musicians trained in classical music are lending their voices to it.

Marcia Clark insists she’s not reliving her post-O.J. Simpson trial life in the new series 'The Fix.'

Too much TV 'can hold back children'

January 29, 2019 14:00 pm

Too much time spent watching TV and playing computer games can hold back the development of young children, new research suggests.

BEVERLY HILLS, Jan 7: More than 50 years after Carol Burnett became the first woman to host a variety sketch show, a stint that would last 11 years and make her a household name, the 85-year-old accepted the very first Carol Burnett Award for lifetime achievement in television at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

The Golden Globes for movies and television, chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be presented at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on Sunday, hosted by actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg.

Changing lifestyle in refugee camps

October 31, 2018 03:30 am

DAMAK, Oct 31: The human rights bodies 'have stopped looking after them'. Nepal government no more feels obliged to ensure their comforts.

BEVERLY HILLS, Aug 2: “America’s Got Talent” is proving to be TV audiences’ summertime show of choice, with its dominant performance boosting NBC to its fourth consecutive weekly ratings win.

MYAGDI, June 26: Annapurna Rural Municipality of Myagdi district has provided smart TV sets to 10 secondary schools in the rural municipality for operating tele-teaching.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 has given television sales a shot in the arm.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Going against the government's commitment to uphold freedom of press, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota has reportedly shut down a talk show of the state-run Nepal Television after the host of the program, Raju Thapa, grilled the minster about his property details.

Cashback offer on Hitachi LED TV

June 12, 2018 09:44 am

KATHMANDU, June 12: Universal Electrocom, the sole distributor for HITACHI home appliances in Nepal, has launched  a special World Cup 2018 scheme named 'Tough to Tackle'.

STRASBOURG, June 9: U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s food-and-travel-focused “Parts Unknown” television series, killed himself in a French hotel room, officials said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Subisu Cablenet has said that its Clear TV service is providing 250 plus channels including more than 60 channels. Issuing a statement, Subsiu Cablenet said that Clear TV Service is now available at Rs 1,999 only.

ALGIERS, April 11: More than 250 people including members of Western Sahara’s Polisario independence movement were killed when a military plane crashed in a field outside Algeria’s capital on Wednesday, officials said.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Targeting the New Year, Sensei LED TV has brought a special offer named 'Hernuma Kaaida, Paisama Faida'.

KATHMANDU, March 28: All cable operators in metropolitan cities, sub-metropolitan cities and municipalities switched to digital system from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 29: All cable operators in metropolitan cities, sub-metropolitan cities and municipalities switched to digital system from Wednesday.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Mar 23: China’s media regulator is cracking down on video spoofs, the official Xinhua new agency reported, amid an intensified crackdown on any content that is deemed to be in violation of socialist core values under President Xi Jinping.

KATHMANDU (REPU-BLICA): 'Biswasniya Samachar Haat Haat Maa Upahar', a subscriber scheme of Nagarik daily's publisher Nepal Republic Media, continues to receive good response from the public.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12:Kumar Phuyal of Biratnagar has won a 32-inch Hisense LED TV in Nepal Republic Media (NRM)'s 'Biswosniya Samachar, Haathaatma Upahar' scheme.

Pioneering tv Journalism in Nepal

January 9, 2018 09:44 am

Durga Nath Sharma is a celebrated media personality of the country for having initiated and marked a revolutionary phase in the Nepali broadcast media. Sharma is a veteran media personality to bring Nepal Television to life as he worked at the channel as a General Manager for five years. Originally from Illam, his career in media developed after gaining expertise as a reporter and assistant editor at Gorkhapatra newspaper.

NEW DELHI, Dec 12: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry in India on Monday issued an order banning the broadcast of condoms commercials between 6 am in the morning to 10 pm at night, stating that it had received multiple complaints regarding their adverse impact on children.

NEW YORK, Dec 1: Jim Nabors made good on his last name when he brought Gomer Pyle to “The Andy Griffith Show.” His big-hearted, ever-cheery gas-pump jockey was a neighborly fit in the easygoing town of Mayberry.

SC stays ban on analog cable TV

November 21, 2017 03:45 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a government decision to ban the distribution of analog-based cable television. The government had earlier given the analog-based cable television operators until November 15 to digitize their systems.

KABUL (Reuters), Nov 7: A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, officials said.

Gunmen storm TV station in Kabul

November 7, 2017 12:42 pm

Gunmen storm local TV station in Afghan capital Kabul, killing some staff, eyewitnesses say.

MUMBAI, Sept 12: Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Shri Tom Alter is battling cancer. The renowned actor's family shared the news on Monday, a week after he was admitted to Mumbai's Saifee Hospital.

Merkel comes out on top in TV debate

LOS ANGELES: Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of hit movie ‘La La Land’, has another musical in the works, this time a multilingual television series set in Paris.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Nepa Hima Trade Link Pvt Ltd, the authorized distributor of Sony Corporation in Nepal, has introduced new television brands in the Nepali market, including 4K HDR (high dynamic range) OLED TV, 4K HDR TVs, full HD TVs, and Xtra Protection TV.

Samsung QLED TV now in Nepal

August 30, 2017 21:39 pm

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Him Electronics Pvt Ltd, the authorized distributor of Samsung in Nepal, has launched Samsung QLED TV in the Nepali market. The company launched the product, organizing a dealers' meet on August 27. "QLED TV is the first of its kind to achieve 100 percent color volume.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Samsung Electronics on Monday launched its flagship television -- Samsung QLED TV -- in the Nepali market.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20: Malaysia has banned “Despacito” on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song’s record-breaking popularity.

LOS ANGELES, July 8: Candy Crush addicts, and you know who you are, put down your mobile device immediately. Then you can watch "Candy Crush," the TV game show.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Subisu Cablenet Pvt Ltd on Tuesday said that it has become Nepal's largest number of HD and digital channels provider with 200 plus digital and HD channels in its Clear TV Service.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Chaudhary Group (CG) -- the authorized distributor of LG consumer electronics for Nepal -- is giving away two-night, three-day package free of cost to every buyer of LG UHD and OLED TV.

The cast of a new adaptation of dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” insisted on Friday they did not set out to make a feminist statement, but some hoped the TV show would inspire viewers to take political action.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Chaudhary Group (CG) has said that sale of 49-inch and 55-inch LG Television has increased in the Nepali market after it announced ‘Celebrate New Year like Never Before’ offer.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Cable television operators have welcomed the government direction to switch to digital system within a year.

PARIS, March 21: The two front-runners for the French presidency clashed spectacularly in the campaign's first televised debate between leading candidates Monday night.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Chengdu Radio and Television (CDRTV) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at promoting Nepali tourism in China.

Toshiba Smart TV exhibition held

February 13, 2017 09:31 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Toshiba held a ‘Toshiba Smart TV Exhibition’ in KL Tower, Kathmandu, on Friday.

Bipasha Basu is planning to try her hands on the small screen and the actress says rather than picking up a fiction project, she would like to go for a reality TV show.

Supermodel Karlie Kloss refused to do a live TV interview because she didn't want to talk about her friendship with singer Taylor Swift.