Rome Flynn and Chaley Rose in "A Christmas Duet" on Hallmark Channel.

With nearly 100 new releases, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV

With nearly 100 new releases this season, TV is doubling down on Christmas cheer.

Lakeville natives turn their obsession with haunted houses into TV series

October 25
Dakota Laden and his best friend Tanner Wiseman, shown at the Wabash Street Caves in St. Paul, have taken their childhood fascination with paranormal
Lakeville natives have turned their paranormal activities into a spirited new cable series.

In golden age of animation, TV's hottest cartoons are for grown-ups

September 28
Not just the usual suspects: There’s more out there than just “The Simpsons.”
It's the golden age of TV animation with a grown-up lineup of shows. Just don't tell your kids.
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Peter Frampton, left, pops in for the “Madam Secretary” series finale.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 7-8: 'The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!,' 'Silicon Valley,' 'Madame Secretary'

Land ho! “The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!” offers viewers a chance to see the Broadway production above water — and from the comfort of their…
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December 5
Rachel Brosnahan is “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 6-8 – 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live,' Jessica Kirson, 'Work in Progress'

What a wonderful world “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is more marvelous than ever, as long as you don’t get hung up on historical accuracy. During…
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December 5
Rachel Brosnahan stars as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 8-12: 'Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' 'Reprisal'

What a wonderful world “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is more marvelous than ever, as long as you don’t get hung up on historical accuracy. During…
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December 5

'SNL' vet Julia Sweeney deals with the legacy of Pat

Comedian Julia Sweeney comes to terms with Pat.
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December 5
Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in “It Chapter Two.”

New on home video: 'It Chapter Two'

Pennywise returns The “It” reboot may have only come out two years ago, but the sequel “It Chapter Two” (R; ⋆⋆⋆) takes a big leap…
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December 4
Charles Michael Davis and Lea Michele in “Same Time, Next Christmas.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 5: 'Same Time, Next Christmas,' 'Holly Hobbie,' 'Project Runway'

Smells like teen spirit Youngsters dreaming about following in Taylor Swift’s footsteps may already be familiar with “Holly Hobbie,” the live-action series based on the…
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December 3
Elizabeth Perkins and Denis Leary in “The Moodys.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 4 – 'Five Day Biz Fix,' 'The Moodys,' 'Man vs. Bear'

Moody blues “The Moodys,” starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins, is sure to remind you of your own family, especially if white lies are a…
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December 2
Brad Paisley teams up with Kelsea Ballerini and other country stars in “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 3: 'Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special,' Tiffany Haddish, 'One Day at Disney'

Gone coun­try If Nash­ville is your i­de­a of a win­ter won­der­land, tune in for “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Spe­cial,” in which the ami­able coun­try mu­sic…
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December 1
“Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” celebrates the singer’s career.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 2 – 'The Great Christmas Light Fight,' Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On,' 'Making It'

Fight clubDespite its provocative title, "The Great Christmas Light Fight" has always been about peace and goodwill to mankind or at least those who…
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December 1

How to set your DVR to avoid Sunday football overruns

Q: I enjoy all three of the "NCIS" franchises, and I have to wonder why CBS would keep airing "NCIS: Los Angeles" on Sunday night…
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November 29
Elizabeth Perkins and Denis Leary star in “The Moodys.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 1-5: 'Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On,' 'Harley Quinn,' 'The Moodys'

Answered prayers The enthusiasm that helped make Garth Brooks one of the most successful touring artists in music history isn’t just relegated to the stage.…
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November 29
Samara Weaving as Grace.

New on home video: 'Ready or Not'

In “Ready or Not” (R; ⋆⋆½) Grace (Samara Weaving) marries a man who has been estranged from his extremely wealthy, board game-selling family. As part…
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November 29
Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields and Mindy Cohn star in “You Light Up My Christmas.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 30-Dec. 1: 'You Light Up My Christmas,' 'Mister Rogers: It's You I Like,' 'Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs'

That’s life “You Light Up My Christmas” might have just been another cable movie about a woman rediscovering the holiday spirit during a visit to…
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November 29
Christopher Walken

Did 'More Cowbell' ruin Christopher Walken's life?

Few could have predicted the enduring, and sometimes annoying, appeal of the "SNL" sketch
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November 27
Young contestants on “Top Elf.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 29-Dec. 1: 'Harley Quinn,' 'Top Elf,' James Burrows, 'The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show'

Penny for your thoughts Kaley Cuoco is clearly getting a big bang out of voicing “Harley Quinn” in this ferociously funny animated series about the…
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November 27
Garcelle Beauvais and Dennis Quaid star in the Netflix series “Merry Happy Whatever.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 28: 'The Last Harvest,' 'Merry Happy Whatever,' 'The Accident'

Down on the farm TV stations don’t usually turn over prime-time real estate to their local news departments, but the Twin Cities Fox affiliate is…
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November 27

Sony bets big on game shows

This Japanese electronics company is doubling down on game shows at a time when millions of viewers are abandoning TV for online entertainment.What is Sony…
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November 26
This image released by Netflix shows Joe Pesci, left, and Robert De Niro in a scene from "The Irishman."

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 27 – 'Broken,' 'The Irishman,' 'Lawrence of Arabia'

Not built to last “Broken,” a four-part documentary series that examines negligence in the production and marketing of popular products, may have you think…
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November 25

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 26: Ryan Saunders, 'Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season,' 'Mike Birbiglia: The New One'

Like father, like sonThe reason "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" has such a long winning streak has a lot to do with its willingness to…
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November 24
Thirteen-year-old Kiran Alwy, runner-up on “Chopped Junior,” in the kitchen of her home in St. Louis Park.

For 13-year-old Twin Cities chef, TV's 'Chopped Junior' is just the beginning

Young Minnesota chef takes her talents to Food Network's "Chopped Junior" — and beyond.

Poll: What is Minnesota's *real* favorite Thanksgiving pie?

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