Rome Flynn and Chaley Rose in "A Christmas Duet" on Hallmark Channel.

With nearly 100 new releases, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV

With nearly 100 new releases this season, TV is doubling down on Christmas cheer.

Lakeville natives turn their obsession with haunted houses into TV series

October 25
Dakota Laden and his best friend Tanner Wiseman, shown at the Wabash Street Caves in St. Paul, have taken their childhood fascination with paranormal
Lakeville natives have turned their paranormal activities into a spirited new cable series.

In golden age of animation, TV's hottest cartoons are for grown-ups

September 28
Not just the usual suspects: There’s more out there than just “The Simpsons.”
It's the golden age of TV animation with a grown-up lineup of shows. Just don't tell your kids.
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November 14

Brave New Workshop's holiday show is the gift that keeps on giving

Home for the holidays Brave New Workshop takes a break from its usual political agenda for its annual holiday show, “Getting Plowed: A Holiday Survival…
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November 14
Olivia Colman takes over from Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth in Season 3 of “The Crown.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 15-17 – 'Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston,' Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 'Sesame Street,' 'The Crown'

Requiem for a heavyweight Sonny Liston had one of the most lethal jabs in boxing history but didn’t have the charm or good fortune of…
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November 13

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 14 – 'The Flintstones,' Jeff Garlin, 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum'

Modern stone-age family Anyone digging for milestones in animation may want to check out the 1963 episode of “The Flintstones” in which Barney and Betty…
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November 13
Facebook says it removed more fake accounts during the past six months than in a comparable period the previous year.

Facebook says it removed 3.2B fake accounts in 6 months

Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months.
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November 12
Carrie Underwood, center, hosts “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” with special guest hosts Dolly Parton, left, and Reba McEntire, right.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 13 – 'The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,' 'Lady and the Tramp,' 'The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park'

Lots of duets on tap at CMA Awards.
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November 11
Gina Carano in “The Mandalorian,” from the new streaming service Disney+.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 12: 'The Mandalorian,' 'Very Ralph,' 'Kings of Pain'

The Force is with themThe new streaming service Disney+ is launching with nearly a dozen series or specials, including "The Mandalorian," the first live-action series…
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November 8
Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker and Winona Ryder in “Heathers.”

New on home video: "Heathers 30th Anniversary Steel Book"

The 1988 film “Heathers” (⋆⋆⋆½) was not completely loved until it was made available to watch at home. Now released as “Heathers 30th Anniversary…
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November 8
Guy-Am-I (Michael Douglas), left, and Sam-I-Am (Adam DeVine) in “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 10-14 – 'Green Eggs and Ham,' 'Very Ralph,' 'Lady and the Tramp'

Hamming it up “Green Eggs and Ham” is pretty thin material to build a whole series around, but this new effort pulls it off with…
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November 8
Crown Media “Write Before Christmas” with Torrey DeVitto and Chad Michael Murray.

Five new holiday movies on TV worth bingeing this season

“Radio Christmas”: After her radio station closes for repairs during the holidays, a Philadelphia D.J. (Keshia Knight Pulliam) must broadcast from festive Bethlehem, Pa., where…
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November 8
The Netflix reboot of “Green Eggs and Ham” features the voices of Adam Devine as Sam-I-Am, right, and Michael Douglas as Guy-Am-I.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 11: 'Xavier Riddle,' 'Green Eggs and Ham,' 'The Interpreters'

History in the making Junior versions of Amelia Earhart and George Washington Carver inspire the animated heroes of “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” to…
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November 8
Rick of Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 9-10 – 'Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration,' 'Unexplained and Unexplored,' 'Rick and Morty'

People in your neighborhood Lots of famous grown-ups will be stopping by for “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration,” including Elvis Costello, Meghan Trainor, Sterling K.…
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November 8
Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold on“Dancing With the Stars.”

As 'Dancing With the Stars' judges seem to lose patience with Sean Spicer, Trump tweets his support

"Dancing With the Stars" viewers keep saving the rhythmically challenged Spicer.
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November 7
Olivia Rodrigo in “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 8-10: 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,' 'The King and I,' 'Back to Life,' 'The Big Picture'

Start of something new If the new Disney+ streaming service really wanted to attract subscribers before its Tuesday launch, it would have offered a free…
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November 7

Nielsen ratings for Oct. 28-Nov. 3: World Series Game 7 is No. 1

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according…
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November 6
Megan Mullally and Patton Oswalt in “Will & Grace.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 7 – 'Seth Meyers,' 'A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas,' 'Will & Grace'

Getting personal “Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby” opens with the late-night comic poking fun at the Twin Cities, which is appropriate since the stand-up special was taped…
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November 5
Aretha Franklin performed at the Apollo Theater in New York on June 3, 1971.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 6 – 'The Apollo,' 'Image Makers,' 'Back in the Game'

Ready for their close-ups Camera operators rarely get much fanfare. “Image Makers: The Adventures of America’s Pioneer Cinematographers” attempts to give these artists their…
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November 4
Auli’i Cravalho stars in “The Little Mermaid Live!”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 5: 'Welcome to Plathville,' 'The Candidates,' 'The Little Mermaid Live'

Campaign trail The New York City teenagers in “The Candidates” have more than algebra problems for homework when they engage in an as-it-happened simulation of…
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November 3
David Morse as Big Foster in “Outsiders.”

'Outsiders' left out in the cold

Q: Will "Outsiders" ever come back? It was a great show.A: No. The WGN America drama about a mountain clan in Kentucky ended in 2017…
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November 3
Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby in “His Dark Materials.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 4: 'Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan,' 'Snoopy in Space,' 'His Dark Materials'

Pretrial proceduresCourt TV will be the only network providing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the upcoming Harvey Weinstein trial. As a preview, reporter Seema Iyer has landed…
Movies
November 2
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New on home video: 'Ophelia' a clever tale

A clever tale Director Claire McCarthy (“The Waiting City”) and writer Semi Chellas (“Mad Men”) took a major gamble with “Ophelia” (⋆⋆⋆). The intriguing tale…

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