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Battle of the ‘Network’ stars The idea of watching Bryan Cranston as mad-as-hell anchor Howard Beale is intriguing — and expensive. He’s currently tackling the…
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Host Chris Thile talks about bringing the radio show back to the Fitzgerald Theater, saying "the show must go on."
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Longtime "Prairie Home" employee Dan Rowles alerted MPR after being dismissed from the show, seven show staffers say.
Garrison Keillor has been removed from the University of Minnesota's Scholars Walk, which pays tribute to students and professors from the university. "I was…
Natalie Wood shines in "Splendor in the Grass."
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"The Chi" lead actor Jason Mitchell: "I'm a 17-layer cake."
Live edition of "Tonight Show" lived up to the hype — even after the cameras were turned off.
"Tonight" show host on what's coming after the Super Bowl: "It's a giant show. Justin is pumped."
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Minnesotans who don't care about a Vikings-less Super Bowl — or never gave a hoot about football in the first place — can still enjoy the time-tested game of celebrity spotting.
Stalled talks with MPR over exit focus on archives, but he wants cash and more.
A filmmaking duo used Minnesota Nice to revisit a horrific chapter in history.
Minnesota Public Radio said the woman who worked for the host of "A Prairie Home Companion" alleged "dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents ... over a period of years."
During two decades in Hollywood, the Minnesota actor has worked for some of TV's sharpest writers. He dished on six key collaborators.
The former "Today" anchor looks much more at home in a new PBS series.
ABC's "Scandal" is getting ready to step aside after a groundbreaking term.
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The latest Ryan Murphy crime series focuses on a notorious killing spree that began in the Minneapolis Warehouse District more than 20 years ago.
The state representative and candidate disclosed their involvement on her Facebook account.
The queen's stormy but happy marriage provides rich fodder for PBS "Masterpiece" series.
TV singing shows may seem like an antiquated genre. But don't underestimate their family-friendly appeal.
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New platforms are helping comics win fans — and weeding out folks who just aren't funny.
Reopening the files Either creator Chris Carter or the American Cancer Society is determined to prove that the Cigarette Man is civilization’s greatest enemy. That’s…
"The Big Lebowski" still abides.
"Scrooged" is devilishly clever interpretation of "A Christmas Carol."
MPR separates broadcast from Keillor's "Prairie Home" brand.
Guillermo del Toro's "Trollhunters" second season underway
"Freedom Fighters: The Ray" shows promise by third installment.
While Hollywood has a long way to go, more female directors are calling the shots in TV.
Pushing back, the writer hopes for "a happy resolution" and says he's headed to Mayo to get a pacemaker.
On social media and elsewhere, longtime MPR supporters are expressing confusion or anger.
Tradition fell to the wayside on the Saturday edition of what was formerly known as "A Prairie Home Companion."
NONFICTION: Writer Sam Wasson looks at the careers of Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and other quick-witted comics.
MPR cited "inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him." Keillor said he was fired over an incident in which he touched a woman's bare back. Later he talked about moving.
Standup gals One reason for the success of “Gilmore Girls” was the casting of Lauren Graham, who perfectly channeled Rosalind Russell while tackling creator Amy…
Chad Daniels hits the next level with an Acme documentary and a big homecoming gig.
REVIEW: Three local comics bond as they tackle Asia in a film due Dec. 5.
The current king of late night will be in Twin Cities for Super Bowl weekend.
Women will run the top four TV newsrooms in the Twin Cities, the only U.S. major market that can make that claim.
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The superstar professional wrestler gets the ESPN documentary treatment.
REVIEW: Book & documentary offer very different views of the Rolling Stone magazine founder.
Dressed in a tux from Amazon, the KQ radio kingpin kept a tight rein at Thursday's ceremony.
"Better Things" star Pamela Adlon gets what she wants.
I’ll fly away “H Is for Hawk: A New Chapter” serves as a sort of follow-up to Helen Macdonald’s bestselling memoir, in which a bird…
The second season of the binge-worthy sci-fi series is now available on the streaming giant.
But TV still has a long way to go to make up for years of prejudicial representation.
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Documentary star Jackie Siegel discovers there are far worse tragedies than losing your fortune.
Wendi McLendon-Covey has made "The Goldbergs" a hit by hugging it out.
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For the creators of ABC's fairy-tale drama "Once Upon a Time," the Gopher State is just a magic carpet ride away.
The 17-year-old actress has crushed TV, the red carpet and social media. Next up? The world.
Eden Prairie High alum Adam Bartley reflects on playing good and bad on TV.
REVIEW: You can't shake the feeling that the actors are trying a little too hard to prove they're not ready for the retirement center.
"Stuff You Should Know" brings its live show to the Pantages in Minneapolis.
"Empire" has firmly established itself as a network hit, thanks to unapologetic soap-opera twists, butt-shaking music and high-profile guest stars. But the main draw continues to be scenes between Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
Network executives hope to create new hits by rebooting "Will & Grace" and other classic shows.
TV is taking viewers on a space trip this fall, with a "Star Trek" spinoff leading the new wave of escapism.
Winners for "Saturday Night Live" and "The Handmaid's Tale" made big little statements against Donald Trump.
During its 18 hours, Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War” finds time to acknowledge Minnesota with commentary from a Worthington-born author and at least three Bob…
When the Emmy Awards show is presented Sunday, it'll be missing its most royal subject, "Game of Thrones."
Cast members look back on a short-lived tear-jerker. So should you.
Steve Harvey has already been a King of Comedy. Now he's attempting to rule everything else.
REVIEW: Jim Gaffigan reminded fans why he's one of comedy's top wordsmiths.
Minnesotan Billy Flynn slapped his high school principal, partied at St. Cloud State and worked in finance (yawn) before landing a role on "Days of Our Lives."
Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano go gangster in a new TV adaptation of "Get Shorty."
Can our state become a force in animation? A preteen tomboy and her trusty sidekick are about to find out.
The next time Hollywood execs reboot a popular character, they should consider these women.
Paul Douglas is returning to the airwaves. Starting Aug. 1, the longtime Twin Cities personality will once again be spelling out the WCCO call letters,…
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