Ex-BBC boss says firing Jeremy Clarkson from 'Top Gear' was a big mistake

Ex-BBC boss says firing Jeremy Clarkson from 'Top Gear' was a big mistake

The BBC made a massive mistake by firing "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson last year — or so the network's former boss thinks.

'Stranger Things' Netflix series sells nostalgia — and gets it right

August 20
'Stranger Things' Netflix series sells nostalgia — and gets it right
"Stranger Things" Netflix series is a dead ringer for the ugliness of the early '80s.

Harry Connick Jr.'s new talk show scrambles for guests, even among 'Idol' alums

August 20
Harry Connick Jr.'s new talk show scrambles for guests, even among 'Idol' alums
Harry Connick Jr. is having a tough time getting famous friends to turn up for his new daytime talk show, The Wrap has learned.
TV & Media
August 23

TV picks for Aug. 24: 'Toucan Nation,' 'Gomorrah,' 'Cleveland Hustles'

Be kind to the animalsFroot Loops mascot Toucan Sam takes a back seat to Grecia, the Costa Rican bird profiled in "Toucan Nation."…
TV & Media
August 23

The one superhero who can fix DC Comics' movies

The returning road to superhero movie glory for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment has been quite the bumpy ride on a path that should have…
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August 23

TV picks for Aug. 23: 'Conversation With Bill Moyers,' 'Better Late Than Never,' Matthew Lillard

A meeting of the mindsIn his intro to "A Conversation With Bill Moyers," Don Shelby calls his guest the greatest broadcast journalist of his…
TV & Media
August 21

TV picks for Aug. 22: 'Wild Oats,' 'Too Close to Home,' 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Something wildA film starring Jessica Lange, Shirley MacLaine and Demi Moore should have been headed for a big-screen release, but something happened to "Wild…
TV & Media
August 21

'Secrets & Lies' season wrapped up online

Q: Please tell me if and when they are going to conclude "Secrets & Lies" from last year. I saw a commercial where there is…
Celebrities
August 21
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C.J.: Fox 9's Shayne Wells on TV, motherhood and out-of-line fans

Fox 9’s Shayne Wells was just fine not being on camera. When she was producer of “The Jason Show,” I would look at her…
TV & Media
August 20

Avery's lawyer touts new suspect, DNA testing in 'Making a Murderer' case

Following the recent reversal of "Making a Murderer" subject Brendan Dassey's conviction, the attorney who represents Dassey's uncle, Steven Avery, says that she's unearthed another suspect in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.
TV & Media
August 20

TV picks for Aug. 21-23: 'J.L. Family Ranch,' Don Shelby & Bill Moyers, William Shatner & Henry Winkler

Down that ol’ dusty trail Cowboy No. 1: “You’re looking for trouble.” Cowboy No. 2: “I was born for it.” That kind of dime-store dialogue…
TV & Media
August 20

TV picks for Aug. 20-21: 'Make it Pop,' 'The Queen Mary,' William Holden

Summer stock Young people who learned nothing from “Glee” continue to bicker their way through boarding-school productions in “Make It Pop.” The second season…
TV & Media
August 20

Home video review: 'Nice Guys' spoofs buddy-cop movies

Two serious guys get funny A shaggy dog spoof of buddy-cop movies, “The Nice Guys” (⋆⋆½ out of four stars, rated R) gives Russell…
TV & Media
August 20

Netflix fuels another year of record TV show production.

Streaming service leads the way for another year of record TV show production.
TV & Media
August 19

Sound Advice: Streaming media device is easy add-on to Blu-ray player

Q: I get Amazon Prime Video through my smart TV, and the TV's audio quality is horrid. I also have an Oppo BDP-105 Blu-ray player…
Celebrities
August 18

Jon Stewart to appear tonight on Larry Wilmore's last show for Comedy Central

Jon Stewart will say goodbye in person to “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” The former “Daily Show” star, who created “Nightly Show” as…
TV & Media
August 18

TV picks for Aug. 19-21: 'Superstore,' 'The Voice,' 'Fearless,' 'J.L.Family Ranch,' 'Fear the Walking Dead'

Across the borderAfter a hiatus that allowed viewers to digest their lunches, "Fear the Walking Dead" returns with new episodes in which Nick (Frank…
Celebrities
August 18

Amy Schumer hints that her Comedy Central show might be canceled

The "Trainwreck" star posted a cryptic tweet Wednesday night suggesting that the four-season run of "Inside Amy Schumer" may be over.
Celebrities
August 17

C.J.: WCCO meteorologist Molly Rosenblatt turns cool on 'Michael'

WCCO-TV meteorologist Molly Rosenblatt was blowing up a guy’s cellphone recently while he shopped at SR Harris Fabric in Brooklyn Park. There was apparently…
TV & Media
August 17

TV picks for Aug. 18: '60 Days In,' 'Disturbia,' Russell Peters

Come to my windowThere are plenty of ways to celebrate Alfred Hitchcock, from HBO's recent documentary to, well, the master's own films. But if the…
TV & Media
August 17

Nielsen ratings for Aug. 8-14: Olympic sweep; 'Mother's Day' top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Aug. 8-14 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
Celebrities
August 17

Fan-produced 'Pokemon' game shut down by Nintendo after 1.5M downloads

The fan-made "Pokemon Uranium" game took a pair of programmers more than nine years to develop. Nintendo needed just about nine days to kill it.
TV & Media
August 16

TV picks for Aug. 17: 'My Last Days,' 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,' 'Unlocking the Truth'

None but the brave Anyone who views pop stars and athletes as heroes should check out “My Last Days,” a documentary series celebrating people…

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