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Canada’s public broadcaster to cut 600 jobs as it struggles with budget pressures

Canada’s public broadcaster says it will cut 600 jobs and reduce its English and French programming budgets as it struggles with monetary pressures.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 10-16

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Dec. 10-16 include singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, TV chef Bobby Flay and actor Rita Moreno.

Matthew Perry, Rosalynn Carter, Tina Turner and more. Over 100 influential figures died in 2023

The world said goodbye to political figures, entertainers and many other notable figures this year. Here is a list of who left in 2023.

Sports on TV for Sunday, December 3

(All times Eastern)

Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts

Sunday, December 3

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MSNBC shuffling weekend schedule, debuting new morning ensemble, heading into election year

MSNBC is shuffling its weekend schedule early next year with an eye toward juicing ratings heading into an election year.

MLB and Sirius XM extended broadcast agreement through 2028 season

Major League Baseball and Sirius XM extended their broadcast agreement by five years through the 2028 season.

NASCAR to include streaming in new 7-year media rights deal that welcomes Amazon, TNT and Max

NASCAR has added two new partners and streaming elements to a seven-year media rights deal that will run from 2025 through the 2031 season.

Frances Sternhagen, Tony Award-winning actor who was familiar maternal face on TV, dies at 93

Frances Sternhagen, the veteran character actor who won two Tony Awards and became a familiar maternal face to TV viewers later in life in such shows as “Cheers,” “ER,” “Sex and the City” and “The Closer,” has died.

‘Past Lives,’ Lily Gladstone win at Gotham Awards, while Robert De Niro says his speech was edited

Celine Song’s wistful romance “Past Lives” has earned top honors at the Gotham Awards at an award-season kickoff where the night’s biggest drama came in a political speech by Robert De Niro that the actor claimed had been edited.

What’s streaming this weekend: Indiana Jones, Paris Hilton, Super Mario and ‘Ladies of the 80s’

This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Dove Cameron and Peter Gabriel, Harrison Ford’s last hurrah as Indiana Jones swings onto Disney+ and Elvis will be honored with a starry special “Christmas at Graceland” featuring Post Malone, Alanis Morissette, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves

Marty Krofft, of producing pair that put ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’ and the Osmonds on TV, dies at 86

Longtime TV producer Marty Krofft has died at age 86. He was known for imaginative children’s shows such as “H.R.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade sends Snoopy and SpongeBob soaring as Cher entertains NYC

Beloved cartoon characters like Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants are taking to the skies above New York City in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

How grief, creating characters and wigs helped comic Heather McMahan to build a loyal following

Sometimes inspiration can be unexpected. Just ask comedian Heather McMahan. She began posting witty observations and comedy bits with characters to social media after her father died in 2015 of pancreatic cancer.

Formula One’s return to Las Vegas is a winner for late-night TV viewers, too

Formula One’s return to Las Vegas drew the largest audience for the series since June, despite starting in the middle of the night for viewers on the East Coast, ESPN says.

Hannah Waddingham takes viewers ‘Home for Christmas’ with holiday special featuring ‘Ted Lasso’ pals

“Ted Lasso” star Hannah Waddingham returned home to London to tape her first holiday special for Apple TV+.

Paul Azinger out as NBC golf analyst as 5-year contract not renewed

Paul Azinger is out as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports. A statement from his manager said only that the golf and media landscape is changing and Azinger and NBC are parting ways when the contract ends.

Spend this holiday TV season with Paddington, Melissa McCarthy, Lori Loughlin and more

As the temperature drops (in many places), the holiday TV calendar is heating up with a variety of festive options.

Jimmy Kimmel to host the Oscars for the fourth time

Jimmy Kimmel is returning as host of the Academy Awards for the second straight year and fourth time overall.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 19-25

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Nov. 19-25 include “Dancing With the Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli, football player-turned-TV host Michael Strahan and actor Katherine Heigl.

What’s streaming now: Dolly Parton rocks out, Godzilla stomps, ‘The Crown’ returns, ‘Rustin’ marches

This week’s new entertainment releases include an album of rock songs by Dolly Parton, the first half of the final season of “The Crown” returns to Netflix and three dudes from “Saturday Night Live” get their first feature-film shot.

Daytime Emmys set for Dec. 15 in the first major awards show since Hollywood strikes ended

The Daytime Emmys are back on after being postponed by the Hollywood writers’ strike. The 50th annual ceremony honoring talk shows and soap operas will air Dec. 15 live on CBS and be livestreamed on Paramount + and will be hosted by Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner of “Entertainment Tonight.”

Buck and Aikman are now the longest-tenured broadcast crew in NFL history

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were nicknamed “The A Team” when they joined Cris Collinsworth to form Fox’s top NFL broadcast crew in 2002.

CBS Sports reaches multiyear rights deal with the United Soccer League

CBS Sports has reached a multiyear rights agreement with the second-tier United Soccer League to air 100 matches each season across CBS’ linear and digital properties.

Broadcast, audio companies will be eligible for Pulitzer Prizes, for work on digital sites

The Pulitzer Prizes will soon be accepting entries from broadcast and audio outlets, although primarily for written work.

James Corden heading to SiriusXM next year with a weekly show

James Corden may be off TV screens after leaving CBS’ “The Late Late Show” but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped chatting with celebrities.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 12-18

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Nov. 12-18 include actor-TV host Whoopi Goldberg, guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica and singer TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne.

This holiday season, the mean ol’ Grinch gets a comedy podcast series hosted by James Austin Johnson

What would the mean ol’ Grinch be doing in 2023? Would that Christmas sad sack be hosting a cooking show on TikTok? Writing long essays for Substack?

Matthew Perry Foundation established for late ‘Friends’ actor to help people with addiction

Less than a week after his death, a foundation has been established in the name of Matthew Perry to help people dealing with addiction.

Christiane Amanpour to debut weekly show after years of reduced presence on domestic CNN

Even Christiane Amanpour felt it was odd that CNN’s best-known international journalist had little visible presence on the company’s North American network for the past several years.

What’s streaming now: Chris Stapleton, Call of Duty, ‘The Killer,’ Tim Allen’s Santa return

This week’s new entertainment releases include country superstar Chris Stapleton’s fifth studio album, Michael Fassbender playing a hitman in David Fincher’s “The Killer” and Tim Allen putting on his Santa suit for season two of “The Santa Clauses.”