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Louie Anderson will say goodbye to 'Baskets' in Minnesota: 'I'm far from being done'

The Emmy-winning Minnesota native is "full of gratitude" as his show ends.

John Goodman's 'Righteous' new role takes him to church

August 15
John Goodman plays the patriarch of a wealthy televangelist family on HBO’s new comic series, “The Righteous Gemstones,” premiering Sunday.
HBO's "The Righteous Gemstones" lampoons a megachurch family.
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With new AMC series, 'Star Trek' veteran George Takei confronts real-life horror

August 10
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The "Star Trek" legend and AMC team up to shine a light on one of the most tragic chapters in American history.
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Annie Potts, Dixie Carter, Jean Smart and Delta Burke in “Designing Women,” which premiered in 1986.

TV picks for Aug. 26: 'Designing Women,' 'Leah Remini,' Lizzo

Losing my religion"Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" concludes its award-winning run with a two-hour special that features its host taking questions from a…
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August 23

TV picks for Aug. 24-25: 'Hitsville: The Making of Motown,' 'Lifetime of Sundays,' Alice Wetterlund

Signed, sealed, deliveredAnother documentary about the Motown legacy could come across like a broken record, but the soundtrack to "Hitsville: The Making of Motown" is…
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August 23
Taron Egerton as Elton John in “Rocketman.”

Video review: 'Rocketman' offers a real trip

'Rocketman' offers a real tripWhen director Dexter Fletcher said he was going from the Queen story "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the Elton John bioflick "Rocketman"…
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August 22
Heather and Brad Fox on HGTV’s “Stay or Sell.”

TV picks for Aug. 28: 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida,' 'Stay or Sell,' 'Animal Babies'

Million-dollar pyramid “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” a dramedy about a 1990s Ponzi scheme outside Orlando, would be sinful fun but the…
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August 22
Halston, right, and Studio 54 habitués Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol in 1978.

TV picks for Aug. 23-25: 'Halston,' '13 Reasons Why,' 'Central Florida,' 'Ballers'

New curriculum The young-adult drama “13 Reasons Why” attracted lots of controversy in its first two seasons by focusing on a suicide-ain’t-painless story line.…
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August 21

TV picks for Aug. 22: 'Baskets,' 'Hyperdrive,' 'The Flay List'

The race is on The competition series “Hyperdrive” is auto racing’s answer to “American Ninja Warrior.” Car nuts will dig watching amateur drivers tackle the…
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August 21
Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. in “Avengers: Endgame.”

Nielsen ratings for Aug. 12-18: 'Talent' takes top 2 spots

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Aug. 12-18 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
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August 20
Grant Wilson leads an all new team on A&E’s “Ghost Hunters.”

TV picks for Aug. 21: 'This Way Up,' 'Ghost Hunters,' 'Psychic Kids'

Up, up and away Aisling Bea is the writer and star of “This Way Up,” a brilliant new comedy about an English teacher who…
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August 20
Alice Wetterlund in her new TV special “My Mama Is a Human and So Am I,” which begins streaming Friday on Amazon Prime.

Calmed down and sobered up, Minneapolis-bred comedian gets her first Amazon special

Twin Cities-bred comic Alice Wetterlund has calmed down and sobered up. But she can still kick your butt.
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August 20
The studio used for coverage of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games.

Twitter will show live snippets of Olympics

Fans can vote on which event or athlete they want to watch.
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August 19
Dr. Lisa Sanders examines a patient in “Diagnosis.”

TV picks for Aug. 20: 'Coming to America,' Jim Gaffigan, 'Diagnosis'

The killing seasonThe small screen may be overrun with serial killers, but "Mindhunter" manages to stand out as the best of the bunch. That's…
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August 19

TV talk-show highlights Aug. 20

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan ­Jamie Foxx, Julianna Margulies, Laurie Gelman, KT Tunstall. (KSTP, Ch. 5)Late night10 p.m.Conan Marc Maron. (TBS)10:35 p.m.
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August 18
Buster Keaton in “The General,” showing at 9 p.m. as part of Turner Classic Movies’ daylong tribute to the silent comic.

TV picks for Aug. 19: Buster Keaton, 'Happy Jail,' 'I Ship It'

Silence is goldenTCM's Summer Under the Stars continues with an all-day tribute to silent-film great Buster Keaton. Those not familiar with his work should check…
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August 18

TV Q&A: Duplicate titles not uncommon

Q: The other night I was all set to watch Jamie Lee Curtis in a movie on cable called "Blue Steel," only to find out…
Movies
August 17
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.

Video review: 'The Hustle' is like 'To Catch a Thief' meets 'Ab Fab'

‘To Catch a Thief’ meets ‘Ab Fab’ “The Hustle” (⋆⋆½; PG-13) is a gender-swapped remake of 1988’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” about rival con artists.…
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August 17
Dr. Lisa Sanders on “Diagnosis.”

TV picks for Aug. 18-22: 'Diagnosis,' 'This Is Patrick Swayze,' 'This Way Up'

Second opinions The New York Times’ mission to transfer some of its most popular columns to the small screen continues with “Diagnosis,” a new…
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August 16
Brian Oake hosted a birthday bash for 89.3 the Current at First Avenue shortly after joining the station in 2016.

After Facebook rant, Twin Cities morning-show DJ Brian Oake is out at the Current

No reason was given for his departure, but he had posted an angry message after getting kicked out of a concert.
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August 16
Ian Ziering stars in “Zombie Tidal Wave.”	Brobond Entertainment/Syfy

TV picks for Aug. 17-18: 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' 'This Old House 40th Anniversary,' 'Zombie Tidal Wave'

Class clowns You’ll feel smarter than a fifth-grader after sampling from nine straight hours of “Welcome Back, Kotter,” the 1970s sitcom that was determined…
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August 16
“Pokémon: Detective Pikachu”

Nielsen ratings for Aug. 5-11: 'Talent' back on top

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Aug. 5-11 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
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August 15
Adam Devine, Danny McBride and John Goodman in “The Righteous Gemstones.” HBO

TV picks for Aug. 16-18: Serena Williams, Patrick Swayze, 'Righteous Gemstones,' 'Downton Abbey Live!'

Double fault Serena Williams’ skirmish with umpire Carlos Ramos wasn’t a high point of the tennis superstar’s career. But the infamous incident from the 2018…

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