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Emmy ratings fall again to record low, as streaming becomes the new normal

September 21, 2020

What if you threw a party -- one generally praised by critics, presented with no serious glitches in the midst of a pandemic -- and relatively speaking, nobody showed up? That's the puzzle facing the Television Academy, in the wake of another year of record-low ratings for the Emmy Awards.

'Filthy Rich' is the kind of trashy soap that could win loyal converts

September 21, 2020

"Filthy Rich" is a bit of a Franken-soap, seemingly stitched together from pieces of other series. Yet it works, at least kind of, as a guilty pleasure, unabashedly embracing its trashiness with sly wit and reasonably clever twists. As kickoffs to the broadcast TV season go, Fox could have, and indeed has, done worse.

Emmys made history with Black actor wins

September 21, 2020

Sunday night's Emmy Awards were pretty diverse before they even happened -- and then history was made.

Room Rater Twitter account rates the rooms at the Emmys

September 21, 2020

Sunday night marked the first time the Emmy Awards went virtual and until red carpets make a comeback, all eyes are on backgrounds. That's why CNN enlisted the help of Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey, the duo behind the popular and endlessly entertaining Twitter account @ratemyskyperoom, to share their thoughts on celebrity set-ups during the Emmys.

Live updates: The 2020 Emmy Awards

September 20, 2020

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel, will be virtual this year. Follow here for all the key moments and the latest on the winners.

Analysis: TIFF 2020 kicks off a strange start to the Oscars race

September 18, 2020

A slimmed down Toronto Film Festival contained more than a few gems worthy of your time. But do awards await?

Analysis: 'The Mandalorian' and 'Watchmen' lead the way into a strange virtual weekend

September 18, 2020

The Emmys will be handed out this weekend, but 70 categories have already been presented during the lead-up to the main event in what is perhaps the strangest week in the award's 72-year history, while highlighting the unwieldy nature of the TV industry.

'Ratched' flies closer to 'American Horror Story' than 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

September 18, 2020

In the latest bastardization of intellectual property, producer Ryan Murphy's "Ratched" is basically "American Horror Story: Cuckoo's Nest," a sort-of prequel starring Sarah Paulson as the quietly unbending nurse from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," casting her into a florid sea of stylish noir excess. Big, showy roles from a star-studded cast abound, but it's mostly in the service of glossy garbage.

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on charge of production of child pornography

September 17, 2020

Jeremiah "Jerry" Harris, one of the students featured in Netflix's breakout docuseries "Cheer," has been arrested on a production of child pornography charge, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick.

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