Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson in "Sex Education."

Give Netflix's 'Sex Education' an A for honesty

The British-filmed Netflix series is frank yet humane in its depiction of teen sexuality.
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Mark Rosen makes his emotional farewell from WCCO TV

January 10
Mark Rosen makes his emotional farewell from WCCO TV
After nearly 50 years, the sports anchor said goodbye to his TV home -- with a little help from his friends.

AJ Michalka was well 'Schooled'

January 10
AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis on “Schooled.”
The former child star has become a teacher in ABC's new "Goldbergs" spinoff.
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January 19
Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in “First Man.”

Video review: 'First Man' shoots the moon

Shooting the moon Like its protagonist, “First Man” (⋆⋆⋆½, PG-13) doesn’t go in for theatrics. It gets the job done, with professionalism, immersive authenticity…
TV & Media
January 19
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson in “Broad City.”

TV picks for Jan. 20-24: 'Black Monday,' 'Celebrity Big Brother,' 'Broad City'

Bull market In “Black Monday,” a satirical look at events that may have led up to the 1987 stock market crash, greed isn’t just good;…
Eat & Drink
January 18
Justin Sutherland, left, laughed with fellow “Top Chef” contestant Brian Young, who came to St. Paul to help Sutherland host a six-course meal.

Watching 'Top Chef' with two of the contestants at Handsome Hog

Handsome Hog chef Justin Sutherland is cultivating a crowd of followers during his "Top Chef" run.
TV & Media
January 18
Frankie Shaw stars in “SMILF.”	DANA STARBARD • Showtime

TV picks for Jan. 19-20: 'Dynasties,' Martin Luther King Jr., 'SMILF'

Into the wild American viewers of “Dynasties” may titter when British host David Attenborough introduces his latest nature series as “Din-a-stees,” but audiences on…
TV & Media
January 17

TV picks for Jan. 18-20: Howie Mandel, 'Brexit,' 'Black Monday,' 'Crashing'

Mandel’s got talent “Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club” captures the “Deal or No Deal” host in his first…
TV & Media
January 17
CNN anchor Don Lemon: “This is really an exciting time to be a journalist. Our role has never been more important.”

CNN's Don Lemon defends show's on-air debates, woozy New Year's Eve reports

The outspoken anchor squeezes in a trip to the Twin Cities to mark Martin Luther King Day.
TV & Media
January 16
Anson Mount as Capt. Pike in “Star Trek: Discovery.”

TV picks for Jan. 17: 'A Discovery of Witches,' 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Backyard Envy'

The witching hour Harry Potter meets “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in “A Discovery of Witches,” a new thriller based on the bestselling novel by…
TV & Media
January 16
Kevin Hart stars in “Night School.”

Nielsen ratings: NFL playoff game No. 1; 'Night School' top rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Jan. 7-13 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
January 16
Financial cutbacks have led to the shutdown of nearly 1,800 daily and weekly newspapers since 2004. File photo of the New York Post with an illustrati

In era of news deserts, no easy fix for local news struggles

The local news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately.
TV & Media
January 15
Keegan-Michael Key, Jae Suh Park, Cobie Smulders, Zack Robidas and Nat Faxon on “Friends From College.”

TV picks for Jan. 16: 'Deadly Class,' 'Wayne,' 'Friends From College'

Holding out for a hero “Wayne” is a wannabe superhero without any superpowers, unless you count his willingness to get beaten to a bloody…
TV & Media
January 15
Christian Navarro, Dylan Minnette and Brandon Flynn in “13 Reasons Why,” a teen drama that’s the highest trending Netflix series on Google.

The most sought Netflix shows vary by state

We watch different shows depending on where we live, a researcher found.
TV & Media
January 14

TV talk-show highlights Jan. 15

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan Actor Samuel L. Jackson, Noomi Rapace of "Close." (KSTP, Ch. 5)Afternoon4 p.m.The Ellen DeGeneres Show Lily Tomlin,…
TV & Media
January 14
Benedict Wong as Master Lin and Benjamin Wadsworth as Marcus in “Deadly Class.”

8 new superhero and sci-fi TV series we can't wait to see in 2019

Sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, magic and comic books star in upcoming shows.
TV & Media
January 14
Alligator hunting on the Tomoka River bank in Florida, circa 1880-97, on “The Swamp.”

TV picks for Jan. 15: 'The Swamp,' 'Drunk History,' 'Temptation Island'

Water, water everywherePoliticians' promises to "drain the swamp" aren't new. In fact, there was a time when the phrase had a much more literal meaning.…
TV & Media
January 13

Netflix to 'Bird Box' fans: Please open your eyes

Latest viral challenge, involving blindfolds, could be hazardous.
TV & Media
January 13

TV Q&A: 'Homeland' in home stretch

Q: Will there be another season of "Homeland?" A: The Showtime drama starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin aired its seventh season in 2018. The…
TV & Media
January 12
Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford in "The Old Man and the Gun."

Video review: The Sundance Kid rides again in 'The Old Man and the Gun'

As an elderly bank robber with a twinkle in his eye, Robert Redford plays to all his still-formidable strengths in “The Old Man and…
TV & Media
January 12
Mahershala Ali in “True Detective.”

TV picks for Jan. 13-17: 'True Detective,' 'Sex Education,' 'The Passage'

Back on the beat If “Moonlight” and “Green Book” didn’t convince you that Mahershala Ali is one of our most intriguing and subtle actors, the…
TV & Media
January 11
Paddy Considine in “Informer.”

TV picks for Jan. 12-13: 'American Style,' 'Informer,' 'Tigtone'

Going in style CNN may dedicate itself to news around the clock, but when it comes to documentary series, the network seems to be in…
TV & Media
January 10

TV picks for Jan. 11-13: 'Sex Education,' 'Valley of the Boom,' 'True Detective,' 'Victoria'

Making the grade Just because Gillian Anderson is sporting a British accent, don’t mistake “Sex Education” for a crusty, sophisticated comedy. The former “X-Files” investigator…

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