John T. Coli Sr., president of Teamsters Joint Council 25, speaks at a news conference in Chicago

Former Chicago Labor Leader Receives 19 Months In Prison For Extortion

The longtime head of the Chicago Teamsters union was sentenced Wednesday in a tale that crosses organized labor, extortion and popular TV shows.

 | By Ben Schamisso

Text says "Why can't we swear on TV?"

Pop Quiz: Why Can't 'Swear Words' Be Said On TV?

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why certain words can't be said on air and how the rules evolve with language over time.

 | By Newsy Staff and Casey Mendoza

An image from Netflix's "Love on the Spectrum."

Reality Shows Are Getting More Real When It Comes To Dating

Reality TV shows are evolving to become more inclusive in terms of what modern love really looks like for different demographics and cultures.

 | By Casey Mendoza

A woman watches TV.

Do Reality Shows Affect How Viewers See Real-Life Relationships?

"In The Loop" explores how Americans are dealing with the changing dating landscape in its new series "Love Life."

 | By Newsy Staff

Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah Is Leaving 'The Daily Show' After 7 Years

Noah has hosted the late-night talk and satirical news show since 2015 and won an Emmy in 2017 for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.

 | By Newsy Staff

Student working in a classroom

TV Shows And Movies Are Contributing To Youth Sex Education

Sex has always been portrayed in TV, movies and shows, but it's changed over time to educate people about sex.

 | By Casey Mendoza

The stage of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards is shown.

Women Directors Are Finally Getting More Award-Show Recognition

Women make up almost half of this year's Emmy Award nominations for best directing, but they're still underrepresented in the TV industry as a whole.

 | By Casey Mendoza

The cast of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is shown.

'The Rings Of Power' Cast Discuss Hopes For The New Amazon Adaptation

Amazon invested $1 billion in its new "Lord of the Rings" adaptation, "The Rings of Power," and its cast hopes it'll bring longtime and new fans.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Brian Cox in a scene from HBO's "Succession."

'Succession' Tops Emmy Nominations, 'Squid Game' Also Scores

The Emmy ceremony is set for Sept. 12 and will air on NBC.

 | By Associated Press

Scripps National Spelling Bee host Levar Burton

LeVar Burton On Getting The Call To Host The Scripps Spelling Bee

The newest Scripps National Spelling Bee host sat down with Newsy to discuss his bee duties, his career and hosting "Jeopardy!"

 | By Christian Bryant

The Simpsons characters pose together on the 86th floor observation deck of The Empire State Building

'The Simpsons' Features Deaf Actor For First Time

Sunday's episode featured a deaf actor for the first time in the show's 33-year history.

 | By Newsy Staff

The logo on a Peloton bike.

Peloton Responds To Another TV Character Having A Heart Attack

Peloton takes another hit to its reputation as a workout heart attack strikes another popular TV character.

 | By Newsy Staff

Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and Eminem

Pepsi Releases Trailer For Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

The 2022 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show will feature performances by Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Dr. Dre.

 | By Gage Jackson

Christopher Parker takes a selfie with a Boba Fett character at the Motor City Comic Con, Friday, May 13, 2016 in Novi, Mich.

Boba Fett Makes His Return To Star Wars

"Star Wars" character Boba Fett makes his long-awaited return in the Disney+ series "The Book of Boba Fett."

 | By Clayton Sandell

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo

CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo For Helping Brother Andrew In Scandal

The news network said that documents released by New York's attorney general indicated a greater level of involvement than previously known.

 | By Associated Press

Ernie from "Sesame Street" with new character Ji-Young

'Sesame Street' Debuts First Asian American Muppet

Ji-Young will formally be introduced in "See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special."

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

How Cops Portrayed On TV Can Impact The Real World

Police dramas and their unrealistic portrayals have high stakes when it comes to the way they influence public opinions about police.

 | By Emily Sen

Characters in "Kung Fu" dressed for a Chinese wedding event.

The CW's 'Kung Fu' Adds Dimension To The Martial Arts Genre

The CW's "Kung Fu" remake adds dimension to the Hollywood martial arts genre.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Collage of main characters from HBO Max teen drama "Generation."

HBO Max's 'Generation' Reshapes TV's Stories Of Queer Teens

Gen Z is more LGBTQ-inclusive than older generations — and shows like HBO Max's "Generation" are paying attention.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Stephen Colbert monologues

Some Late-Night Comedy Shows Bring Back Studio Audiences

Audience members will have to show proof they've received a COVID vaccine, but face masks will be optional.

 | By Johannah Grenaway

Ellen DeGeneres appears during a taping of the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

"The Ellen Degeneres Show" To Wrap In 2022

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has taken a ratings hit and seen staff exits over claims DeGeneres ran a toxic workplace.

 | By Kamil Zawadzki

Late night television talk show host Conan O'Brien.

Conan O'Brien Announces The End Of His Nightly Talk Show

His late night talk show's 11 year run on TBS will come to an end on June 24.

 | By Eliana Moreno

Filming of "United States of Al"

Reza Aslan Talks Representation And Criticism Of 'United States Of Al'

A sitcom about a Marine combat veteran and a former Afghan interpreter has sparked controversy.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Handmaids from Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale"

Season 4 Of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is More Rebellious Than Ever

The newest season of "The Handmaid's Tale," which filmed during the pandemic, reminds audiences of the long journey to freedom.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Andre the Giant, portrayed by actor Matthew Willig, shows action figure to wrestler friends.

NBC Sitcom 'Young Rock' Pays Tribute To Andre The Giant

Show portrays both the difficulties of working in the pro wrestling industry and the community it created.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Masked retail workers from sitcom "Superstore" stand together.

NBC's 'Superstore' Ends As A Time Capsule For The Everyday American

Over six seasons, the workplace sitcom about a big box store tackled the issues facing the working class.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Family sits on a picnic blanket outside.

NAACP Honors Netflix's 'Family Reunion' For Portrayal of Black Life

"Family Reunion" creator and showrunner calls children's show "a love letter to my community."

 | By Casey Mendoza

Entertainment Tonight host Nischelle Turner

Nischelle Turner Is 'Entertainment Tonight's' First Black Woman Host

Turner has won four Daytime Emmys since joining "Entertainment Tonight" in 2014.

 | By Johannah Grenaway

Actor Kevin Michael Richardson

Simpsons Adds New Voice Actor For First Time In 30 Years

Actor Kevin Michael Richardson will voice Dr. Julius Hibbert.

 | By Newsy Staff

Host of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," Chris Harrison

'Bachelor' Host Temporarily Stepping Down

Chris Harrison has apologized again for defending current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, when he was asked about her racially insensitive past.

 | By Johannah Grenaway