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Past articles by Lynn:

Larry Storch, Zany Cpl. Agarn on TV's ‘F Troop,' Dies at 99

An actor best known for the 1960s TV Western spoof “F Troop” has died. Larry Storch, who played Corporal Agarn, died early Friday. His manager says the... → Read More

Pinkett Smith Talks Hair-Loss ‘Shame,' Outcome of Oscar Slap

Jada Pinkett Smith turned her husband’s Oscar-night blowup into a teachable moment on “Red Table Talk,” her Facebook Watch show. → Read More

Mayim Bialik's ‘Jeopardy!' Goal: Maintaining Its Integrity

Besides starting production on a new season of Fox's sitcom “Call Me Kat,” Bialik was recalled to duty as a “Jeopardy!” guest host — the result of the... → Read More

LeVar Burton: ‘Jeopardy!' Host Gig Began ‘Scary,' Ended Fun

Burton's “Jeopardy!” episodes begin airing Monday. → Read More

Johnny Gilbert, the Voice of ‘Jeopardy!', Keeps Going at 92

“Jeopardy!” announcer Johnny Gilbert decided to stick with the quiz show after Alex Trebek’s cancer death last year. → Read More

Creator Fires ‘Law & Order’ Spin-Off Writer for Online Posts

A TV writer was fired from an upcoming “Law & Order” spin-off because of online posts about social unrest in Los Angeles → Read More

Shut-in Stars Rally for Red Nose TV Show for Kids in Need

“Love Actually” filmmaker Richard Curtis never lacks for Red Nose Day star power → Read More

`This Is Us’ Stars Moore, Hartley Co-host Red Nose Special

Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC’s Red Nose Day fundraising special. The stars of “This Is Us” call it an honor to be involved in the telecast, which helps children living in poverty in America and other countries. → Read More

TV’s ‘Blacklist’ Draws on Animation to Thwart Virus Shutdown

Taping on NBC’s drama series “The Blacklist” was brought up short this season by the coronavirus-caused production shutdown → Read More

Kristen Bell Hosts Nick Pandemic Special for Kids, Families

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

TV Viewership Climbing With People Stuck at Home by Virus

With millions of people stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, television viewership is on the rise → Read More

Elton John to Host TV, Radio Concert as Coronavirus Antidote

Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it → Read More

Virus-Shocked Hollywood Gets Break With Streaming Services

Sports are on hold, movie theaters are closed and so are amusement parks. But Americans held captive at home by the coronavirus can turn to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other streaming services, outliers in an entertainment industry brought to an unprecedented standstill. → Read More

‘Lizzie McGuire’ Grown Up: Hilary Duff Seeks ‘Relatable’ Reboot

Hilary Duff is asking Disney to find a TV home that’s more appropriate to the grown-up “Lizzie McGuire.” → Read More

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Finds Heart, Song in Tragedy

The NBC TV series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has an unlikely origin → Read More

Dern Wins Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘Marriage Story’

Laura Dern’s turn as a steely divorce attorney in “Marriage Story” made the case with Oscar jurors → Read More

’Homeland’ Star Patinkin Lauds Intelligence Community

The U.S. intelligence sector has a staunch defender in “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin. During a panel discussion about the spy thriller’s new season, the actor delivered a passionate speech about the respect he said it deserves. → Read More

NBC: Change Will Come to ‘America’s Got Talent’ If Needed

An investigation of Gabrielle Union’s complaints of racism and other troubling behavior on the set of “America’s Got Talent” is being taken very seriously by NBC, the network’s entertainment chief said Saturday. Paul Telegdy said the company will respond appropriately when it receives the findings of its inquiry, which he said may be completed by the end of January. “I’m… → Read More

Trebek: ‘Jeopardy!’ Retirement Isn’t imminent Despite Cancer

While treatment for pancreatic cancer is taking a toll, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek said he’s not ready to retire although he’s mulled it in recent years. He spoke during a panel promoting ““Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” with top contestants Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, The prime-time contest is airing this week on ABC. → Read More

Alex Trebek to Rep. John Lewis: Let’s Survive Cancer in 2020

Alex Trebek has a message of support for Congressman John Lewis as both fight pancreatic cancer. “We’re starting a new year, and let’s see if we can’t both complete the year as pancreatic cancer survivors,” Trebek said when asked what he would tell Lewis. He noted they’re the same age, 79. The Georgia Democrat and veteran civil rights leader announced… → Read More