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Jimmy Fallon takes over 'The Tonight Show' Monday

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Since 1954, more men have been president of the United States (11) and walked on the moon (12) than served as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show." Jimmy Fallon becomes only the sixth host of the weeknight talk show Monday night.

Because he's joining such select company, Fallon understands the legacy he is inheriting. That's one reason his version of "The Tonight Show" will look a lot like...

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Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable to reshape U.S. pay TV

Comcast headquarters in downtown on February 13, 2014

(Credit: Comcast headquarters in downtown on Feb. 13, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Jessica Kourkounis/Getty))

Comcast Corp's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable could face close scrutiny from U.S. antitrust regulators because of the deal's potential to reshape the country's pay TV and broadband markets.

The company resulting from the merger of the top two U.S. cable service providers would boast a footprint spanning from New York to Los Angeles, with a near 30 percent share of the...

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'Saturday Night Live' addresses criticism, adds black female cast member

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It seems “Saturday Night Live” already has fulfilled one New Year’s resolution.

After facing criticism earlier this season for the absence of a black female cast member, the show has hired comedienne Sasheer Zamata, a spokeswoman for NBC confirmed Monday.

Zamata, a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and star of “The Pursuit of Sexiness” web series, will make her debut...

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2014 TV preview: New series on the way

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(Credit: Geoff Stults, Parker Young and Chris Lowell in "Enlisted" (FOX))

More and more, January is becoming a hotbed for new series, and 2014 is no different. Here are some of the new shows to look forward to in January and beyond.

"Enlisted" FOX

Geoff Stults ("The Finder") is a top-notch Army soldier who is deployed to a military base for oddball troops in Florida after punching his superior officer. When he gets to Fort McGee, he finds...

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'Scandal'-ous! Is pregnancy behind shorter Season 3?

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Why would ABC shorten the third season of its hit show “Scandal?” Hmm. Perhaps due to the star’s due date? At least that’s the reason floating around the rumor mill.

According to several celebrity news outlets, Season 3 of “Scandal” will air only 18 episodes, a reduction from the 22 originally planned, because star Kerry Washington is set to give birth this spring. Us Weekly broke the news...

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Guinness World Records attempts in Times Square Wednesday

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If you’ve ever dreamed of breaking a Guinness World Record, here’s your chance.

Visitors to the Guinness World Records Unleashed Arena in Times Square Wednesday can attempt to break such records as the most seated free throws in one minute, fastest 20-meter butt scoot, fastest time for two people to make a single bed and the fastest time to build a 20-shotglass pyramid.

Several truTV...

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