Minneapolis-raised actor Peter Macon plays grim second officer Bortus on "The Orville."

Minneapolis actor is a hit on Fox's sci-fi series 'The Orville'

Despite heavy makeup, a pivotal role on "The Orville" is exposing new depths for Peter Macon.

Hulu offers a new take on disturbing story of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard

March 22
Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee Blanchard and Joey King as Gypsy.
Hulu drama "The Act" is based on bizarre real case.

New season of 'Project Runway' brings fresh faces, unprecedented diversity

March 13
From left: Christian Siriano, Elaine Welteroth, Nina Garcia, Karlie Kloss and Brandon Maxwell. “Project Runway” returns to Bravo for its 17th seas
The popular reality competition has a new host — and a new mission.
Movies
March 23
Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in "Aquaman."

Video review: A splashy 'Aquaman'

A splashy ‘Aquaman’ In “Aquaman” (⋆⋆⋆; PG-13), Arthur Curry (amiable Jason Momoa) treads cautiously toward the prospect of being ruler of the waterworld. He’s…
TV & Media
March 23
Bill “Krack” Krackomberger in “Action.”

TV picks for March 24-28: 'Action,' 'What We Do in the Shadows,' 'Abby's'

Against all odds The four-part docuseries “Action” is tied to the recent legalization of sports gambling, but it’s most fascinating when reminding viewers that the…
TV & Media
March 22
Carole Montgomery in “Funny Women of a Certain Age.”

TV picks for March 23-24: 'MTV Spring Break,' 'Kids' Choice Awards,' 'Women of a Certain Age'

Back on the beach “MTV Spring Break” may not be the party it was back when Carmen Electra was a thing, but the network hopes…
Stage & Arts
March 21
Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser returns to stand-up with a Minneapolis debut

The "Mad About You" star wants us to know he still has his comic chops.
TV & Media
March 21
“The Dirt,” a Netflix biopic of Motley Crue.

TV picks for March 22-24: Birgit Nilsson, 'Action,' 'Motley Crue,' 'Prince Charles at 70'

Hitting the high notes You don’t have to be well versed in opera to be swept away by “Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own,”…
TV & Media
March 20
Patricia Arquette, left, and Joey King in “The Act.”

TV picks for March 21: Amy Schumer, 'The Act,' 'Step Up: High Water'

Bad mom Oscar and Emmy winner Patricia Arquette plays overprotective mother Dee Dee Blanchard in “The Act,” the five-part true crime drama that chronicles…
TV & Media
March 20

Nielsen ratings: 'NCIS' leads the way; 'Fantastic Beasts' top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of March 11-17 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
March 20
Bob Newhart and Seth Meyers set to headline inaugural Minneapolis Comedy Festival

Bob Newhart and Seth Meyers set to headline inaugural Minneapolis Comedy Festival

George Lopez and Cedric The Entertainer among the other big names to hit downtown Minneapolis in June.
TV & Media
March 20
Lindsay Guentzel

Lindsay Guentzel again leaving WCCO Radio

The producer and on-air talent said she'll be starting a weekly podcast and taking up other opportunities.
TV & Media
March 19
Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish star in the spinoff “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.”

TV picks for March 20: 'Warrior Women,' 'Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,' Michael Bublé

Back to school Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish reprise their “mean girls” roles for “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” a new soap that revolves…
TV & Media
March 18
Aidy Bryant at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, Feb. 26, 2019. “Shrill,” her new comedy on Hulu, is radically different from anything else she has d

'SNL' and 'Shrill' star Aidy Bryant on size and self-esteem: 'I just got fed up'

The comedian parlays the confidence she gained on "SNL" into Hulu series.
TV & Media
March 18
Rob Lowe hosts the new competition show “Mental Samurai.”

TV picks for March 19: 'Mental Samurai,' 'The Trial of Ratko Mladic,' 'The Village'

Going mental “Mental Samurai” initially seems like such an elementary game show that it needs to strap contestants into an amusement-park ride to draw…
TV & Media
March 18

TV talk-show highlights March 19

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon, actor John David Washington, actress Lana Condor, acrobat Virginia Tuells. (KSTP, Ch. 5)Afternoon4…
TV & Media
March 17
Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos in Alex Gibney’s “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.”

TV picks for March 18: 'The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley,' 'The Fix,' '306 Hollywood'

Blood workSkepticism takes a holiday in "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," Alex Gibney's jaw-dropping documentary about how Theranos founder and CEO…
TV & Media
March 17

Plotline touches on current issues

Q: "Madam Secretary" recently had a show about Afghanistan and brides. The issue was about a video taken, edited with comments and put on a…
Movies
March 15
Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Jake Johnson (Peter Parker), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy) in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

Video review: An empowering 'Spider-Verse'

The handsome, uplifting animated “Spider-Man:  Into the Spider-Verse” (⋆⋆⋆⋆; PG) offers a new Spidey while paying homage to those who have come before. The…
TV & Media
March 15
Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien in “The Village.”

TV picks for March 17-21: 'The Inventor: Out For Blood,' 'Shrill,' 'The Village'

Blood work Skepticism takes a holiday in “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” Alex Gibney’s jaw-dropping documentary about how Theranos founder and CEO…
TV & Media
March 15
The “Queer Eye” crew makes a visit to Jones BBQ in Kansas City, Kansas.

TV picks for March 16-17: 'Catastrophe,' 'Tricky Dick,' 'Queer Eye'

Them against the world Sharon and Rob (co-creators Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney) are more in love than ever in the fourth and final season…
TV & Media
March 14
Amy Berg, left, and Rabia Chaudry pose for a portrait during the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in promotion of "The Case Again

'Serial' story continues on HBO

HBO documentary "The Case Against Adnan Syed" picks up where podcast left off.
TV & Media
March 14
Lolly Adefope, left, and Aidy Bryant in Hulu’s new comedy, “Shrill.”

TV picks for March 15-17: 'I Am Richard Pryor,' 'Shrill,' 'Turn Up Charlie,' Cirque de Soleil

Which way is up? “I Am Richard Pryor” doesn’t offer enough clips to justify calling the late legend the greatest stand-up of his generation, but…

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