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FX to bring "The Americans" back for a 3rd season

Los Angeles, Apr 17 (EFE).- "The Americans," named one of the 10 best television series of 2013 by the American Film Institute, or AFI, has been renewed for a third season, the FX network said. FX ordered 13 more episodes of the period drama about two Soviet spies posing as a middle-class American couple living in the Washington suburbs during the Cold War. The series, which stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich, is currently at the midpoint of season two.

CBS wins another Nielsen week with help from basketball and its roster of hit TV series

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Nielsen ratings company says basketball and a slate of hit television series have handed CBS another winning week. It was CBS' sixth straight weekly win in prime-time viewers. The network had 15 of the top 20 shows, led by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game between UConn and Kentucky, which attracted more than 21 million viewers. CBS averaged nearly 10 million viewers overall, leaving ABC behind with 6.2 million, followed by NBC and Fox. USA was the week's most popular cable network in prime time, averaging about 2.1 million viewers.

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'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' sweeps MTV Movie Awards LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Young adult favorite "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was voted 'movie of the year' and scooped top acting honors at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony's appeal to young fans. The second installment of the hugely popular "Hunger Games" books beat out this year's Oscar best picture winner "12 Years a Slave" in online voting that continued through much of the show.

3 Dead in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

Washington, Apr 13 (EFE).- Three people died Sunday when a gunman opened fire at two different Jewish centers on the outskirts of Kansas City, Kansas, after which the suspect was arrested, local police reported. The first shooting occurred at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the second at Village Shalom, a retirement community near the center, according to police cited by local television channels KCTV and KSHB.

Three dead in shootings at Kansas Jewish sites

At least three people were killed Sunday during separate shootings at a Jewish community center and a retirement community in Kansas, US media reported. Police took a man into custody at an elementary school in Overland Park. He was heard yelling "Heil Hitler" as officers escorted him away, local NBC television affiliate KSHB reported. oh/mdl

Sans persona, new kind of Colbert steps up to CBS 'Late Show'

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new kind of Stephen Colbert will be coming to late-night network television as he succeeds CBS's "Late Show" host David Letterman next year, capping the generational shift in late-night TV's landscape across U.S. networks eager to attract younger viewers and online followings.

Comic Colbert to succeed US late-night icon Letterman

Comic Stephen Colbert will succeed TV icon David Letterman as host of the "Late Show" next year, CBS said Thursday, the latest move in a changing of America's late-night old guard. The announcement came after Letterman said he will step down next year, and follows the departure of rival veteran Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show." Colbert, 49, who has presented the award-winning "The Colbert Report" satirical, fake news show since 2005, paid tribute to Letterman as a model late-night host.

Comic Colbert to succeed US late-night icon Letterman

Comic Stephen Colbert will succeed TV icon David Letterman as host of the "Late Show" next year, CBS said Thursday, the latest move in a changing of America's late-night old guard. The announcement came after Letterman said he will step down next year, and follows the departure of rival veteran Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show." Colbert, 49, who has presented the award-winning The Colbert Report satirical show since 2005, paid tribute to Letterman as a model that other late-night hosts look up to.

ABC News names James Goldston president

(Reuters) - ABC News on Thursday appointed James Goldston as president, succeeding Ben Sherwood, who was named co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group. Goldston is currently the senior vice president responsible for content and development at ABC News and has worked closely with Sherwood over the past three years.

James Goldston promoted to new president of ABC News

NEW YORK, N.Y. - James Goldston, who was ABC News President Ben Sherwood's top deputy, has been appointed to succeed him as head of the television news organization. Sherwood is heading to California, recently promoted to co-president of the Disney/ABC Television Group.
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