Louis C.K. and 10 other comics who've gotten serious with dramatic projects

Louis C.K. and 10 other comics who've gotten serious with dramatic projects

Twin Cities-bound Louis C.K. joins a stellar list of comics unafraid to take dramatic departures.

Jon Stewart casts long shadow over late-night TV's political coverage

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Jon Stewart casts long shadow over late-night TV's political coverage
Moments of Zen are few among those trying to reach the bar set by the former "Daily Show" host.

Has 'Sharknado' jumped the shark in fourth installment?

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Has 'Sharknado' jumped the shark in fourth installment?
The "Sharknado" franchise inches closer to becoming an endangered species.
TV & Media
6:41pm

Obituary: Ken Hiller was the warm, inviting voice of radio's 'Star Wars' and much more

By the time Ken Hiller was asked to narrate George Lucas’ “Star Wars” trilogy for National Public Radio in 1981, he had already voiced hundreds…
Celebrities
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C.J.: 'Funniest Dad' Outrageous Davis aims to be Dave Chappelle minus potty mouth

Retired educator David Ricks is not going to make it big as a comedian. That’s my prediction. But what do I know? He’s the…
TV & Media
11:02am

The weekend's best TV picks: 'Boston EMS,' 'Tallulah,' 'Giada in Italy'

Bringing up babyAllison Janney, who has more Emmys than most of us have shoes, plays a woman who bonds with her estranged son's ex-girlfriend (Ellen…
TV & Media
11:01am

Sound Advice: The best radio antenna might not even be a radio antenna

Q: I need an indoor AM/FM antenna for my 30 year-old Technics receiver. It works well enough for the most part, but I have trouble…
TV & Media
July 28

Home video review: 'The Lobster' is a delicious, acquired taste

A delicious, acquired taste “The Lobster” (A24; rated R) is a dark, visionary sex satire starring Colin Farrell as a sad-sack protagonist looking for…
TV & Media
July 28

The week's best TV picks: 'The Bachelorette,' 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls,' 'Beatbugs'

No bromance “The Bachelorette” climbs down from make-out mountain to announce whether her heart belongs to Jordan Rodgers or Robby Hayes. Any chance a…
TV & Media
July 28

Top TV picks: 'Sharknado 4,' Justin Timberlake, 'Last Chance U,' Joan Baez

Clear eyes, full heartsEvery great sports story has an underdog. "Last Chance U" has an entire roster: one talented football player after another, demoted…
Celebrities
July 28

Fox 9's Jonathan Choe takes his talent and sartorial style home to Boston

Beantown called and “The Choe” had to go. Fox 9’s Jonathan Choe, who’d be up there if I had a list of Best Dressed…
Variety
July 28

Broadway stars plead for love at Democratic convention

Audra McDonald was among the stage's biggest names to sing for Hillary. Too bad CNN didn't fully appreciate the moment.
Variety
July 28

Latest late-night battle: Stephen Colbert vs. corporate lawyers

"The Late Show" host defies orders to bury his former "COlbert Report" persona.
Celebrities
July 27

C.J.: Former Fox 9 meteorologist Mike Tsolinas was on front lines of fun

Former Fox 9 meteorologist Mike Tsolinas was a weather talent ahead of the times. Tsolinas died Monday after being taken off life support, reported…
TV & Media
July 27

Talk show highlights for Thu., July 28

7 a.m.Today Oz Pearlman, Nick Cannon. (KARE, Ch. 11)Good Morning America Ellen Page, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman. (KSTP, Ch. 5)9 a.m.LIVE With…
TV & Media
July 27

Top TV picks for July 27: 'The Amazing Gayl Pile,' 'Ripper Street,' 'Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle'

Home shopperAt some point, one of the comics being showcased on NBC's streaming service Seeso is going to break big. Could it be Morgan Waters?…
Variety
July 27

Is Larry Wilmore of 'The Nightly Show' late-night TV's best host?

The longtime sitcom writer is coming into his own this year, particularly during a target-rich convention season.
TV & Media
July 26

Neal Justin's TV picks for July 27 – "Ozzy and Jack's World Detour," John Oliver, "Viper Queens"

No strings attachedJohn Legend already had 10 Grammys and an Academy Award to his name (theme song from "Selma"). Can an Emmy be far behind?…
TV & Media
July 26

Talk show highlights for Wed., July 27

7 a.m.Today Questlove, John Cho, Jason Biggs, Ashley Tisdale. (KARE, Ch. 11)Good Morning America Pentatonix, former NFL player Steve Gleason. (KSTP, Ch. 5)9…
TV & Media
July 25

Talk show highlights for Tue., July 26

9 a.m.LIVE With Kelly Alicia Vikander, Joel Kinnaman. (KSTP, Ch. 5)10 a.m.The View Greg Kinnear. (KSTP, Ch. 5)3 p.m.The Dr. Oz Show…
TV & Media
July 25

Top TV picks for July 26: 'MADtv,' 'The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All,' 'Born This Way'

Bachelor party"The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All" reunites booted contestants, assuring the network an extra night of decent ratings and a choir of hisses…
TV & Media
July 25

Minnesota writer who helped kill Superman brings him back to life

Dan Jurgens wrote and drew one of the biggest moments in the history of comic books back in 1992, "The Death of Superman."
TV & Media
July 24

TV picks for July 25: 'Santa Claus: The Movie,' 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Killer Instinct With Chris Hansen'

Christmas in JulyLast week, I bemoaned the fact that TV seems to be getting in the holiday spirit way too early. Now comes an airing…

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