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A TCM film festival explores why female directors continue to be marginalized in the movie industry.
How St. Paul’s DJ Skee spun his way to becoming radio’s coveted tastemaker.
“Once Upon a Time” archer Sean Maguire revisits the trail that led him to Sherwood Forest.
Kenan Thompson will take a short recess this fall from his duties at “Saturday Night Live” to conduct a guest lecture at the college or university that exhibits the most online enthusiasm in a program sponsored by NBCUniversal and Comcast Xfinity.
Viola Davis and Jeffrey Tambor contribute to a historic night both for black actresses and the transgender community.
Tight races, including one with historical potential, dominate TV’s night to pat itself on the back.
Tight races dominate TV’s night to pat itself on the back as two African-Americans are front-runners for lead actress in a dramatic series.
“Sons of Anarchy” creator goes medieval, but new show lacks color — besides blood red.
This fall, TV watchers can have not only the "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris" but with "Supergirl" and "Empire," too. They're among the top picks in our annual Fall Arts Preview.
Feeling Minnesotan is nothing new for the A-list actress, who’ll headline the second season of FX’s “Fargo.”
The new face of CBS late night tries to drop the mask of “truthiness” that made him famous.
A longtime magician and comedian from the Twin Cities hopes to pull a victory out of his hat now that he’s advanced to the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” competition.
Meet the unassuming brainiac who’s made TPT a powerhouse for kids’ science shows.
With a zombie spinoff, AMC hopes to feast on the success of its biggest asset, “The Walking Dead.”
Patrick Stewart substitutes gravitas for goofiness in his new Starz cable series, “Blunt Talk.”
The popular WCCO-TV morning anchor announced to views on Friday's show that she was moving to New York.
Ian Anthony Dale may have gone from St. Paul to “Hawaii Five-O,” but he’s still seeking a more scenic view.
For 16 years, Jon Stewart has used his “The Daily Show” to remind millions of viewers that they’re not the only ones frustrated by the shortcomings of journalists and politicians. His run ends Thursday.
Jon Stewart's unlikely reign as host of “The Daily Show” ends Thursday after 16 eventful seasons.
The company said it will focus on investigative and feature reporting.
Even a cameo by the former Minnesota congresswoman couldn't save “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" But that didn't keep viewers from reacting to the Syfy movie's premiere Wednesday night with everything from confusion and mockery over its ridiculousness to sheer delight.
An Orono native talks about the Minnesota influence on his King Tut miniseries.
Nominations open doors for possible historic wins for actors and streaming platforms.
Like “Inside Out,” these 10 kids’ movies speak to all film lovers – but particularly Mom and Dad.
“Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” creator Denis Leary tones down the swearing but not his enthusiasm for his latest FX series.
ReelzChannel, owned by St. Paul's Hubbard family, will air the event, despite controversial comments from Donald Trump, the pageant's co-owner.
When reports began to trickle out on the Internet this past weekend that Garrison Keillor would be giving up “A Prairie Home Companion” next season,…
Queen Latifah goes through the motions in a musical bio-pic that’s short on soul.
Broadcast networks introduced their plans for the 2015-16 season, including the finale of a once beloved series.
With writers for the show headed to Minneapolis, Jon Stewart’s right-hand man gives a glimpse of life behind the curtain.
“The Sixth Sense” director tries to get his mojo back with “Wayward Pines,” his first project for TV.
In the new Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin prove age is just a number.
With David Letterman's retirement right around the corner, we look back at the late-night host's most memorable moments.
As networks get ready to announce their 2015-16 schedules — and thereby ring the death knell for a number of shows on the bubble — it’s time to make one last plea for our favorites.
Neil Patrick Harris gave it a good shot, but the first-time Oscar host had a hard time Sunday night conjuring up any real magic. The…
Tatiana Maslany gives multiple personalities a new meaning in “Orphan Black.”
“Daredevil” is the latest to join TV’s hottest club: comic-book superheroes.
TV’s most provocative comedian said his series “Louie,” which starts its fifth season Thursday, will play for more laughs this year — a vow he keeps in early episodes.
The 67-year-old entertainer returns to fine form in FX’s “The Comedians,” a sitcom in which he plays an exaggerated version of himself.
Get ready to tip your fedora to Don Draper and “Mad Men,” which is heading out the door. The first of the final seven episodes airs Sunday.
Get ready to tip your fedora to Don Draper and “Mad Men.”
Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis team up to tell the story of one of England's most fascinating figures.
Cord cutters, get ready to binge. HBO Now, available starting Wednesday, allows subscribers to get unlimited access to the network’s series, movies and comedy specials for $14.99 a month. Here's what's worth watching.
Bill O’Reilly may be in hot water for allegedly exaggerating his exploits as a war correspondent, but that should do little to dampen interest in “Killing Jesus,” the latest TV movie based on one of his bestselling books.
He may be a star overseas, but James Corden is just starting to introduce himself to America as he takes over CBS’ “Late Late Show” on Monday.
An Eden Prairie film company secures national attention on prime-time TV.
Wendi McLendon-Covey shows who’s really in charge in one of TV’s most hysterical roles.
There’s nothing frivolous about ABC’s “American Crime,” which means that it has a limited shot at becoming a significant hit. It should.
Have a final helping of “Parks and Recreation” as one of TV’s greatest-ever sitcoms says its farewells.
Oscar-nominated actress is juggling her “little art movie” with the demands of a big network show.
Robert Smigel may not be a household name, but he is one of the great comic minds of the past 30 years and the creator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
The sitcom star takes another swipe at success with a remake of “The Odd Couple.”
August Wilson, the playwright who wrote his most memorable work during the 12 years he lived in St. Paul, will be celebrated Friday in a new edition of “American Masters,” the long-running PBS series.
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.
Mark Mallman, Fancy Ray and other local talents join for a telethon to benefit the Minneapolis Television Network.
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan returns to the scene of the crimes with “Better Call Saul,” premiering Sunday.
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.
1949: “The Lone Ranger” co-stars Jay Silverheels as Tonto — one of the few authentic American Indians to break through on TV. 1951: Desi Arnaz…
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.”
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.
The former “Office” star and Guthrie actor returns as TV's most despicable detective.
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.
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.
Angela Bassett talks about the Whitney Houston biopic for Lifetime that marks her directing debut.
With a new season approaching Sunday, it’s time for the ultimate “Downton Abbey” quiz.
Tom Barnard, Twin Cities radio’s most popular personality, has signed a new contract to extend his run on KQRS by five years.
Battle the chill of January and February with returning favorites – and some new contenders, too.
This is the year I became a dedicated streamer. This is the year Netflix and Amazon truly became a force to be reckoned with — and embraced.
REVIEW: In director Will Gluck’s effort to be hip in the new adaptation of the Broadway favorite, he forgot to hire a cast that can actually sing and dance.
Twin Cities actors bring their voices to a radio production of a Christmas classic this week.
Lifetime's miniseries “The Red Tent” is less about the power of God and more about the power of women.
Pop music’s greatest crooner is profiled in a must-see holiday documentary.
The term “Renaissance man” is often bandied about, but when it came to Sheldon Goldstein, it fit. To educators, he was the demanding, but…
Mary McDonnell proves there’s no crime in playing it straight on her TNT hit.
Casey Wilson & Ken Marino are oh-so-adorable in one of television’s best new series.
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