Neal Justin

Columnist/Reporter | Media
Phone: 612-673-7431
Neal Justin is the TV and radio critic for the Star Tribune. He previously covered music and nightlife for the paper.


Recent content from Neal Justin

Chuck Lorre says goodbye to 'Two and a Half Men'

Chuck Lorre is a producer with one of the most impressive streaks in TV history. Of the last seven sitcoms he has played a part in creating, none has flopped.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 03:25 PM

Minneapolis public access TV stars raise money for MTN

Mark Mallman, Fancy Ray and other local talents join for a telethon to benefit the Minneapolis Television Network.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 09:09 AM

'Breaking Bad' prequel 'Better Call Saul' tries to defy the odds

“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan returns to the scene of the crimes with “Better Call Saul,” premiering Sunday.

Updated: February 06, 2015, - 03:10 PM

TV milestones for artists of color

1949: “The Lone Ranger” co-stars Jay Silverheels as Tonto — one of the few authentic American Indians to break through...

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 02:00 PM

TV experiences new wave of diversity

As networks struggle to keep up with cable and streaming video, they are reaching out to groups they once ignored — and the ratings prove they’re doing the right thing.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 02:35 PM

Peter Krause, Erika Christensen say goodbye to 'Parenthood'

Roseville-raised Peter Krause has too much stoic German blood coursing through his veins to get openly emotional too often. But even he got choked up watching last week’s episode of his series “Parenthood.”

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 12:42 PM

Minnesota roots help ground young 'Black-ish' star Yara Shahidi

Show business has a nasty habit of breeding brats. It’s too early to be sure, but 14-year-old Yara Shahidi appears to be headed in a different direction.

Updated: January 24, 2015, - 05:36 PM

Ex-'Office' star Rainn Wilson returns to TV as 'Backstrom'

The former “Office” star and Guthrie actor returns as TV's most despicable detective.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 03:08 PM

'American Idol' episode to put spotlight on Twin Cities

It’s been four months since “American Idol” held auditions at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and on Wednesday night viewers will finally get to see what went on in there.

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 12:59 PM

Late-night 'new kid' Larry Wilmore is actually the grownup in the room

Larry Wilmore, at 53, isn’t exactly the new kid on the block. But aside from occasional appearances on “The Daily Show” and a couple of Showtime specials, he’s unknown to the general public. That all changes Monday.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 03:14 PM

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