Silicon Valley's Mike Judge to Explore the Nature of [Expletives] for HBO

Somewhere, Beavis and Butt-Head are heh-heh-heh-ing. HBO has signed Mike Judge to a new two-year deal, as part of which the Silicon Valley co-creator will take a look at what makes a person an asshole. RELATEDCable TV Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled? Most specifically, HBO has made a production commitment to A5, a live-action comedy […]

Luke Cage's Mike Colter to Battle Evil in CBS Drama Pilot From Good Wife EPs

A Good Wife reunion is underway at CBS, courtesy of the network’s drama pilot Evil. Mike Colter has booked a leading role on the potential series, which hails from The Good Wife co-creators Robert and Michelle King. (Colter has previously appeared on both The Good Wife and spinoff The Good Fight as drug lord Lemond Bishop.) As previously reported, Evil […]

‘The Office’ Producer Mike Schur Explains How the Series Survived a Doomed First Season

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more beloved comedy series than The Office. Fans are endlessly watching reruns now that they’re playing on Comedy Central all the time, and they’ve also watched the series over and over again as one of the most popular library titles on Netflix. But The Office wasn’t always a hit. […]

Cindy Hyde-Smith is projected to win in Mississippi runoff, ending tumultuous Senate race against Democrat Mike Espy

REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman (L) and REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photos Mississippi voters elected Cindy Hyde-Smith to a full Senate term on Tuesday, ending a closely watched runoff election again her Democratic challenger Mike Espy. Hyde-Smith had a lead of more than 68,000 votes over Espy as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. It is the last Senate […]

Saudi Arabia paid the US $100 million on the same day Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to discuss Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

Leah Millis/Pool via AP The US received a payment of $ 100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to meet with Saudi leaders on the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. US officials denied that the payment had anything to do with Pompeo’s visit or […]

Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Mohammed bin Salman ‘global pressure’ will force Trump to deal with Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance if the Saudis don’t step up

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly delivered a stern warning to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday, urging him to “own” the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen publicly since he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. An unnamed […]

Mike Woods achieves rare Canadian cycling feat at road race worlds

Mike Woods, the second Canadian to win a Spanish Vuelta stage earlier this month, became the country's first cyclist to reach the podium at the road race world championships in 34 years with a third-place finish on Sunday in Innsbruck, Austria. In 1984, Canada's Steve Bauer won a bronze medal at the road world championship […]

Mike Ward previews tonight’s TV: Queen of the World

So we’ll have to continue settling for the next best thing – namely, behind-the-scenes royal documentaries, of which we have another airing tonight. QUEEN OF THE WORLD (ITV, 9.15pm) (dreadful title, by the way) is a new two-parter that promises “a unique insight into Her Majesty the Queen’s role as a figure on the global […]

Mike Ward previews tonight’s TV: Classic Albums

On hearing the name Amy Winehouse, there’ll be those who won’t immediately be reminded of her supreme talent and her extraordinarily expressive, soulful voice, who won’t think of her as the creator and performer of evocative Fifties and Sixties-flavoured pop songs, nor as the winner of a stack of awards: Grammys, Brits, Ivor Novellos and […]