Ron Howard finds 'pressure' points in Albert Einstein miniseries

Ron Howard finds 'pressure' points in Albert Einstein miniseries

Ron Howard is such a historic figure himself, it's hard to believe that "Genius," the Albert Einstein miniseries that premieres on Tuesday, marks his debut as a director for scripted television.

Tina Fey's new sitcom 'Great News' will make you think: Liz Lemon

April 22
Tina Fey's new sitcom 'Great News' will make you think: Liz Lemon
Tina Fey's hot streak continues with her latest sitcom, "Great News."

Home video: 'La La Land' brings all that jazz

April 22
Home video: 'La La Land' brings all that jazz
"La La Land" is a lovely homage to Hollywood musicals of yore.
TV & Media
April 22

TV picks for April 23-27: 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Girlboss,' 'Mary Kills People'

Death becomes her In “Mary Kills People,” a doctor (Caroline Dhavernas) spends her off-duty hours helping the terminally ill find a quicker path to the…
TV & Media
April 21

TV picks for April 22-23: 'An Ocean Mystery,' 'El Chapo,' 'Silicon Valley'

Catch me if you can Skip the cake and balloons and celebrate Earth Day by watching “An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch,” a documentary about…
TV & Media
April 21

Sound Advice: Several new Bluetooth speaker models are worth a listen

Q: I am looking for a new Bluetooth speaker. Is there anything new to talk about before I start shopping?A: I have come across some…
TV & Media
April 21

Here's more 'Great News': 5 other sitcoms set in TV newsrooms

Besides "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," several sitcoms have tried to find laughs behind the headlines:"Goodnight, Beantown" (1983-84): The chemistry between bickering co-anchors Mariette Hartley…
TV & Media
April 20

TV picks for April 21-23: L.A. riots, 'Henrietta Lacks,' Barry Manilow, 'Mary Kills People'

Made it through the rain Barry Manilow’s public coming-out party has led to the kind of attention he used to receive for his dispatches from…
TV & Media
April 20

Bill O'Reilly's Fox News payout could be as high as $25 million

He was forced out of the network after the disclosure of a series of sexual harassment allegations against him.
TV & Media
April 20

Wash. Post reporter who insulted Red Lake Falls now making his home there

Christopher Ingraham infamously insulted Red Lake County in the Washington Post. Then he actually visited, fell in love with the place and moved there with his family.
TV & Media
April 19

TV picks for April 20: 'Knocked Up,' 'Married at First Sight,' 'Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History'

Knocked out loaded During a recent performance at the Dakota in Minneapolis, Loudon Wainwright III pulled out “Daughter,” the touching song he recorded for 2007’s…
TV & Media
April 19

Nielsen ratings: 'Big Bang' No. 1; 'Rogue One' top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of April 10-16 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
Celebrities
April 19

Embattled anchor Bill O'Reilly's future at Fox News looks uncertain

The future of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly appears increasingly uncertain amid growing signs that the embattled TV star is losing support from his bosses at 21st Century Fox.
Celebrities
April 19

MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks about life, death and Mountain Dew

The award-winning journalist is on a mission to break the taboo of talking about — and preparing for — the end of life. She arrives at what she calls her passion project as a familiar face and voice who has been a 30-year staple on Twin Cities airwaves.
TV & Media
April 18

TV picks for April 19: 'Fortitude,' 'Nova: Holocaust Escape Tunnel,' Chelsea Handler

Baby, it’s cold outside With “The Walking Dead” done for the season, bloodthirsty fans may want to check out the second season of “Fortitude,” the…
TV & Media
April 18

Spanx and lots of French fries helped Ewan McGregor play brothers in 'Fargo'

Ewan McGregor takes sibling rivalry to an extreme in the new season of "Fargo."
TV & Media
April 17

TV talk-show highlights April 18

Morning8 a.m.Harry Singer Jax. (WFTC, Ch. 29; also 1 p.m. KMSP, Ch. 9)Afternoon4 p.m.The Ellen DeGeneres Show Rob Delaney, Spoon, the Melisizwe Brothers.…
TV & Media
April 17

TV picks for April 18: 'Bizarre Foods,' 'Famous in Love,' 'Problematic With Moshe Kasher'

Frequent flierMinnesota resident Andrew Zimmern, such a familiar face at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport that he would never get dragged off a plane, returns for…
TV & Media
April 17

Actors who have worked double shifts on TV shows

Ewan McGregor deserves credit for pulling double duty in "Fargo," but he's not the first actor to take on more than one role in the…
TV & Media
April 16

TV picks for April 17: 'Hollywood Game Night,' 'Killing Richard Glossip,' Oprah Winfrey

Royal visitOprah Winfrey will eventually get around to every talk show (be patient, Jason Matheson!), but it's a little surprising that she waited until now…
Celebrities
April 16

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer returns to 'SNL' in Easter Bunny costume

Melissa McCarthy  returned to the role of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for Easter to apologize and tell the story of Passover. McCarthy’s…
Celebrities
April 16
"Saturday Night Live" opened with an "Apprentice"-style faceoff.

Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Fallon team up for 'Apprentice' treatment in 'SNL' opening

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump pitted Steve Bannon (yet again represented as the Grim Reaper) against host Jimmy Fallon’s Jared Kushner on “SNL,” in an “Apprentice”-style…
TV & Media
April 15

TV picks for April 16-20: 'Veep,' 'Killing Richard Glossip,' 'Fargo'

Mrs. Warmth We recently lost Don Rickles, but insult comedy lives on, thanks to Selina Meyer. In the new season of “Veep,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus proves…

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