How satire mocks, embraces tech world

CLOSE Jared (Zach Woods), left, Richard (Thomas Middleditch), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) confront yet another potential tech disaster in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley.’ (Photo: Eddy Chen, HBO) When “Silicon Valley” launched in 2014, Pied Piper was just a tiny tech startup.  As one of HBO’s top-rated comedies reaches its final episode Sunday (10:06 EST), the burgeoning company is on the …

‘Charlie’s Angels’ producer Leonard Goldberg dies at 85

CLOSE TV and film producer Leonard Goldberg, seen at a 2011 film premiere, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 85. (Photo: Jeffrey Mayer, WireImage) Leonard Goldberg, a leading TV and film producer and executive whose hits range from TV’s “Charlie’s Angels” and “Blue Bloods” to the film “WarGames,” died Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 85. …

25 best TV shows of the year, from ‘Fleabag’ to ‘Pose’

CLOSE After 2019, TV will never be the same.  This year, TV got bigger than we ever could have imagined back when there were only three channels. Over 500 scripted series premiered new episodes, two major new streaming services (Apple TV+ and Disney+) debuted, “Star Wars” and Meryl Streep came to TV and “Game of Thrones” ended with massive ratings but disappointed fans. …

Netflix holiday films: How ‘Christmas Prince: Royal Baby’ ranks

CLOSE Romany Malco plays a popular DJ in “Holiday Rush.” (Photo: Anna Kooris) A DJ and a knight in shining armor have made Netflix’s slate of holiday romantic comedies something to fa-la-la-la fall in love with. This week, the streaming service will release the final of its five new seasonal features, which kicked off with “Holiday in the Wild” on Nov. 1, …

Gabrielle Union’s ‘AGT’ exit prompts SAG-AFTRA investigation

CLOSE Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough joined the show in Season 14. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Terry Crews are expected to return, Variety reported. USA TODAY After Gabrielle Union and her husband Dwyane Wade publicly commented on reports that Union’s “America’s Got Talent” exit came after she raised concerns about a toxic work environment, the SAG-AFTRA is investigating the situation. …