'A Christmas Story Live' leads our list of the best holiday TV

'A Christmas Story Live' leads our list of the best holiday TV

A guide to the best of the holiday season on the small screen.

Ellen DeGeneres surprises Minn. mom who donated kidney to save her son

November 16
Ellen DeGeneres surprises Minn. mom who donated kidney to save her son
The son was born with kidney failure and has had more than 70 surgeries.
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'It's an epidemic': Gretchen Carlson takes on sexual harassment crisis

November 18
'It's an epidemic': Gretchen Carlson takes on sexual harassment crisis
The Anoka native says America is at a tipping point for dismantling the culture of sexual harassment.
TV & Media
November 20

TV picks for Nov. 21: 'Checked Inn,' 'Chicago Med,' Jim Carrey

Room service Monique Greenwood gave up her job as editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine to dedicate herself to running B&Bs. Find out what makes her getaways…
TV & Media
November 19

TV picks for Nov. 20: 'Gilmore Girls,' David Letterman, 'Baltimore Rising'

Back to Stars HollowIf the "Gilmore Girls" reunion left you less than giddy, you can relish all seven seasons of the show's original run…
TV & Media
November 19

'Good Doctor' isn't really autistic

Q: Is the actor who plays Dr. Shaun Murphy on "The Good Doctor" actually autistic?A: Freddie Highmore, who plays Shaun in "The Good Doctor," is…
Celebrities
November 19
On "Saturday Night Live," Sen. Al Franken was a focus of the Weekend Update segment.

'SNL Weekend Update' tears into alum Franken over sexual misconduct incidents

The 15 years Sen. Al Franken spent as an “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer didn’t protect him from criticism during tonight’s edition of “SNL…
TV & Media
November 18

TV picks for Nov. 19-23: 'The Problem With Apu,' 'Godless,' 'Anne of Green Gables'

Back in the saddle Those still holding out for a “Deadwood” reunion should be placated by “Godless,” a new western from “Out of Sight” team…
Books
November 18

Timeline: Gretchen Carlson speaks out on sexual harassment and shakes up Fox News

June 23, 2016: Gretchen Carlson dropped from Fox News after her contract expires. July 6, 2016: Carlson files a lawsuit against Fox…
TV & Media
November 17

Macalester grad comes up short in 'Jeopardy' Tournament of Champions

Austin Rogers finishes third in two-day finals.
TV & Media
November 17

TV picks for Nov. 18-19: 'American Music Awards,' 'Search Party,' Bob Saget

Endless love It’s a family affair when Tracee Ellis Ross (“Blackish”) hosts the 2017 American Music Awards, which will present a lifetime achievement award to…
TV & Media
November 16

Quirky Macalester grad who went viral on 'Jeopardy' now in Tournament of Champions finals

Austin Rogers is back to his winning ways on the popular TV game show.
TV & Media
November 16

TV picks for Nov. 17-19: 'The Problem With Apu,' Jon Stewart, 'Cold Blooded,' 'Love You More'

Comic relief Jon Stewart returns to the airwaves to host “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs” with appearances from Chris Rock,…
TV & Media
November 15

TV picks for Nov. 16: 'There's ... Johnny!,' 'Hot Grease,' 'Back'

We’ll be right back Paul Reiser helped create “There’s ... Johnny!,” a nostalgic new sitcom about a wide-eyed kid who stumbles into a behind-the-scenes job…
TV & Media
November 15

Nielsen ratings for Nov. 6-12: NFL holds off CMA Awards; 'Cars 3' top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Nov. 6-12 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
Super Bowl LII
November 15

Jimmy Fallon to host 'Tonight Show' live from Orpheum after Super Bowl

The current king of late night will be in Twin Cities for Super Bowl weekend.
TV & Media
November 14

TV picks for Nov. 15: 'Mythbusters,' Jimmy Stewart, 'Beyond a Year in Space'

Good ol’ boy Jimmy Stewart, whose on-screen likability is matched only by Tom Hanks, is being honored all month on TCM with an irresistible lineup…
TV & Media
November 13

TV picks for Nov. 14: 'The Mindy Project,' 'The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer,' 'Future Man'

Happily ever afterAnyone who has stuck with "The Mindy Project" through all six seasons knows the sitcom wouldn't dare wrap on a bum note. The…
TV & Media
November 13

News flash: All Twin Cities TV newsrooms to be run by women

Women will run the top four TV newsrooms in the Twin Cities, the only U.S. major market that can make that claim.
Celebrities
November 12

Larry David returns to 'SNL' to make fun of the Holocaust joke he made last week

Larry David returned to “SNL” to reprise his long-running role as Bernie Sanders, joking about the controversy his monologue stirred up during…
Celebrities
November 12

On 'SNL,' Kate McKinnon's Jeff Sessions tells Roy Moore he's 'too Alabama'

“SNL” took aim at Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore during its cold open this week, and even Kate McKinnon’s Jeff Sessions thinks the embattled candidate…
TV & Media
November 12

TV picks for Nov. 13: 'War Dog,' 'Ill Behaviour,' 'No Activity'

A bite out of crime “War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend” takes the human-canine bond one step further by examining the development of K-9 units to…
Movies
November 11

Video review: Charlize Theron is lethally blonde

Starring Charlize Theron, the insanely violent romp “Atomic Blonde” (rated R) topples our expectations with a refreshing blast of creativity that twists a standard…

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