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Argentina complains to BBC over 'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson

LONDON (Reuters) - Argentina's ambassador in London has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show "Top Gear," of provocative and insulting behavior during the filming of an episode in Argentina.

'Friends' will 'be there for you' in Netflix streaming deal

"Friends" may have wrapped up ten years ago, but Ross, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey will appear on Netflix beginning in January, Warner Bros. TV and the online Internet-streaming service said on Wednesday.

TV adaptation of Ebola best-seller 'The Hot Zone' in the works

Fox's television studio has been developing an adaptation of the best-selling 1994 Ebola chronicle "The Hot Zone" for more than a year, the Twenty-First Century Fox Inc-owned company said on Friday.

Jay Leno signs deal to host new car series for CNBC

Comedian Jay Leno, who was the host of NBC's "Tonight Show" for more than 20 years, will return to television next year to host a new series about cars, the cable network CNBC said on Wednesday.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' head to Disney XD TV in animated show

The misfit "Guardians of the Galaxy" super heroes are headed to television in a new animated series, Walt Disney Co's <DIS.N> children's TV network said on Friday, after they saved the universe from destruction in the summer's biggest movie.

'SNL' actress Jan Hooks dies aged 57: agent's office

Actress Jan Hooks, best known for portraying first ladies Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, died in New York, the office of her agent Lisa Lieberman said on Thursday. She was 57.

'American Horror Story' crime counterpart tackles O.J. Simpson trial

With "American Horror Story" drumming up scares for cable channel FX, its new companion series "American Crime Story" will serve those drawn to real life criminal investigations, the network said on Tuesday.

'Twin Peaks' to return for limited series on Showtime in 2016

"Twin Peaks," the murder mystery television series that drew audiences and critical praise in the 1990s, will make its return with creators David Lynch and Mark Frost on premium cable channel Showtime in 2016, the network said on Monday.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' couple get prison in fraud case

Teresa Giudice, star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," was sentenced on Thursday to 15 months in prison and her reality television co-star husband to 41 months behind bars in their federal fraud case.

In 'Parts Unknown,' Anthony Bourdain is not a man on a mission

Anthony Bourdain's television travelogue "Parts Unknown" goes to Iran to discover how people live behind the geopolitical smoke screen and to small-town Massachusetts to chronicle the heroin scourge.

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