Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep."

'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'overcome with joy and grief' while taping final season

The final season of "Veep" clenches her status as the queen of comedy.

Minnesota HGTV star David Bromstad hit jackpot with 'My Lottery Dream Home'

April 18
Minnesota native, “Design Star” winner and former “Color Splash” host David Bromstad works with lottery winners on HGTV’s “My Lottery Drea
With "My Lottery Dream Home," Minnesota native David Bromstad makes HGTV his own Magical Kingdom.

The joke is on the able-bodied in new Netflix series 'Special'

11:12am
Ryan O’Connell at home in L.A.: “Being disabled, moving through this world, you’re going to have to eat a lot of troll sandwiches.”
Ryan O'Connell mines being gay and having cerebral palsy for comedy on his new Netflix series.
TV & Media
12:40pm
Sherman Augustus as Moon in "Into the Badlands."

Ex-Minnesota football player scored in Hollywood with AMC's 'Into the Badlands'

"Into the Badlands" star Sherman Augustus on how football informed his acting career.
TV & Media
11:04am
Steve Way and Ramy Youssef in “Rammy.”

TV picks for April 20-21: 'Ramy,' Prince, 'Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration'

Hope and a prayer Mining jokes out of growing up Muslim in America may seem like heavy lifting, but Ramy Youssef makes it look easy…
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7:30am
Taraji P. Henson in “What Men Want.”

Video review: We want more from 'What Men Want'

We want more from this remakeIn "What Men Want" (⋆⋆; R; on digital HD Tuesday; DVD and Blu-ray May 7), Taraji P. Henson gains…
TV & Media
April 18
Fox 9 news anchor Jeff Passolt in an undated photo.

News anchor Jeff Passolt retiring from Fox 9 after 23 years

His last day on the air will be May 5. He started in Twin Cities TV working in sports on KARE 11 in 1982.
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April 18
David Tennant in “There She Goes.”

TV picks for April 22-25: 'There She Goes,' 'Motown 60,' 'Ramy'

Something special “There She Goes” could have easily been another series about parents going to heroic efforts to raise an adorable child with special…
TV & Media
April 18
Photojournalist Garry Winogrand’s “New York, 1971.” GARRY WINOGRAND • PBS

TV picks for April 19-21: 'Last Man Standing,' 'I Love Lucy,' Garry Winogrand, 'The New Negroes'

Selling point Minnesotan Melissa Peterman, who helped write pal Reba McEntire’s jokes for the Academy of Country Music Awards, is back in front of the…
TV & Media
April 18
Beyoncé paid tribute to the black homecoming experience in her performance at Coachella.

'Homecoming' shows Beyoncé at Coachella: 'I brought our culture'

Review: Netflix documentary "Homecoming" captures an icon at her radical peak.
TV & Media
April 17

3 tips on visiting the Magic Kindom from Disney-obsessed HGTV star David Bromstad

David Bromstad, the host of “My Lottery Dream Home,” has an infatuation with Disney World that’s downright goofy. We asked the Minnesota native for suggestions…
TV & Media
April 17
Dianne Wiest, left, as Joan Short and Giselle Eisenberg as Sophia Hughes in “Life in Pieces.”

TV picks for April 18: 'Life in Pieces,' 'Special,' 'My First First Love'

Hard-knock life No network sitcom gets more laughs from more actors than “Life in Pieces,” which returns with two new episodes, starting with a…
TV & Media
April 17
Alison Eastwood as Iris and Clint Eastwood as Earl Stone in “The Mule.”

Nielsen ratings: NCAA championship at top of game; 'The Mule' is top local rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of April 8-14 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
April 16
Janelle Pierzina, right, of Lakeville, competes on “The Amazing Race” with Britney Haynes.

TV picks for April 17: Beyoncé, 'The Amazing Race,' 'Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World'

Lakeville resident and reality competition vet returns to screen.
TV & Media
April 15
Dave Chappelle.

In first night here, Chappelle thanks Minn. for sending 'wild' politicians to D.C.

Review: Like Springsteen, the comedian worked hard and reached deep as he launched a four-night run.
TV & Media
April 15

TV talk-show highlights April 16

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan Actor Mark Hamill from "Knightfall," Lake Bell from "Bless This Mess." (KSTP, Ch. 5)Afternoon4 p.m.The Ellen DeGeneres…
TV & Media
April 15
Dax Shepard and Lake Bell in “Bless This Mess.”

TV picks for April 16: 'Bless This Mess,' Dan Rather, Junior Seau

Dan the manAgainst all odds, Dan Rather has transformed from stuffy news anchor to baby boomer rock's greatest fanboy. No one is going to mistake…
TV & Media
April 15
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) in "Game of Thrones."

Who will win, who will die as 'Game of Thrones' returns for its final round

The long wait is over for fans of the HBO hit, whose final season debuted Sunday. Who will take the Iron Throne?
Music
April 14
Hollywood can't get enough of the call of the loon

Hollywood can't get enough of the call of the loon

Almost to distraction, the distinctive wails and tremolos are used again and again in movies and TV shows.
TV & Media
April 14
Siena Agudong and Lauren Lindsey Donzis in “No Good Nick.”

TV picks for April 15: 'American Idol,' 'No Good Nick,' 'Duff Takes the Cake'

Silly love songsNow that she's wrapped up her Final Four performance in Minneapolis, Katy Perry can get back to her full-time passion: auditioning for her…
Movies
April 12
Benicio Del Toro as convicted killer Richard Matt in "Escape at Dannemora."

Video review: Ben Stiller's great 'Escape'

Director Ben Stiller finds humanity in “Escape at Dannemora” (⋆⋆⋆½), a Showtime miniseries based on the terror two convicts (Paul Dano and Benicio Del…
TV & Media
April 12
David Oyelowo as Javert and Dominic West as Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables.”

TV picks for April 14-18: Beyoncé, 'Les Misérables,' 'Bless This Mess'

Novel approach Turns out “Les Misérables” can break your heart without Fantine singing “I Dreamed a Dream.” For this nonmusical, six-hour mini­series, writer Andrew…
TV & Media
April 12
Carol Burnett and Jim Nabors opened the fourth season of Burnett’s show in 1970.

TV picks for April 13-14: DeMarcus Cousins, 'Nate & Jeremiah by Design,' 'The Carol Burnett Show'

The comeback kid If the Golden State Warriors walk through the NBA playoffs like they were executing layups, it’ll be due, in large part, to…

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