TV & Media
September 30

TV talk-show highlights Oct. 1

Morning9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan Anderson Cooper, Rami Malek, Kristin Chenoweth. (KSTP, Ch. 5)Afternoon4 p.m.The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tiffany Haddish, Jaden Jefferson,…
Celebrities
September 29
FILE - This Feb. 4, 2017, file photo released by NBC shows Alec Baldwin portraying President Donald Trump in the opening sketch of "Saturday Night Liv

'SNL' premiere meets impeachment head-on, but not Shane Gillis

Alec Baldwin returned as President Trump; the Gillis controversy was only hinted at.
TV & Media
September 29

Q&A: A final answer for 'Millionaire'

Q: What happened to "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," my favorite game show?A: The series has ended after a long run including 20 years…
TV & Media
September 29
Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt in “The Politician.”

TV picks for Sept. 30: 'The Politician,' 'The Flintstones,' 'The Silence of Others'

School spirit"The Politician" finds co-creator Ryan Murphy back at school — but there's little to be gleeful about in this scathing, scary indictment of…
TV & Media
September 28
Not just the usual suspects: There’s more out there than just “The Simpsons.”

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

It's the golden age of TV animation with a grown-up lineup of shows. Just don't tell your kids.
TV & Media
September 27
Judith Light in “Transparent.”

TV picks for Oct. 2: 'Transparent,' 'Almost Family,' 'Diego Maradona'

Encore! Encore! Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) may be dead, but that’s not preventing her loved ones from breaking into Broadway-worthy tunes in the finale of…
TV & Media
September 27
Ori Elon, co-creator of the Israeli TV series “Shtisel,’’ discussed the hit show with a sold-out audience at the Sabes Jewish Community Center e

Israeli TV series 'Shtisel' has megafans in Minnesota

The show has generated "Shtisel mania" among Minnesota's Jewish community and many other followers.
TV & Media
September 27
Lisa Ling is poised for Season 6 of her show.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 28-29 -- 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Shark Tank,' 'This is Life With Lisa Ling'

Working late Woody Harrelson will be center stage for the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” with 17-year-old Billie Eilish staying up past her…
Magazine
September 27
Gia Vang of KARE 11, the first Hmong-American anchor in the Twin Cities, poses for a photo on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. ] LEILA NAVIDI •

Gia Vang, Twin Cities' first Hmong-American news anchor, adjusts to life in Minn.

'Sunrise' anchor Gia Vang discusses adapting to Minnesota's progressive and passive-aggressive culture.
Movies
September 27
Tracy Edwards and Mikaela Von Koskull.

Video review: 'Maiden' sets sail

‘Maiden’ sets sail Minnesotans love their boats, and love being on the water. The inspiring documentary “Maiden” (⋆⋆⋆) has plenty of both. Tracy Edwards…
TV & Media
September 26
Al Franken's appearance on 'Conan' was no laughing matter

Al Franken's appearance on 'Conan' was no laughing matter

Conan O'Brien and the former senator kept the conversation (mostly) serious during Thursday's episode of 'Conan.'
TV & Media
September 26
Forest Whitaker plays Bumpy Johnson in "Godfather of Harlem," premiering Sept. 29 on Epix.

New role as Harlem gangster part of Forest Whitaker's rejuvenation

Award-winning actor plays mobster Bumpy Johnson in Epix's "Godfather of Harlem."
TV & Media
September 26

Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 27-29: 'Creepshow,' 'Transparent,' Sheryl Crow, 'Godfather of Harlem'

Afraid not The anthology series “Creepshow,” nods to the 1982 movie by casting that film’s star Adrienne Barbeau in the first tale, which is…
TV & Media
September 25
Former Sen. Al Franken

Al Franken launches show on SiriusXM talk radio channel

Franken will also be a guest Thursday on Conan, as he re-enters the public eye.
TV & Media
September 25
Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Massoud as Aladdin in Disney’s live-action “Aladdin.”

Nielsen ratings: NFL continues ratings reign; 'Aladdin' is top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Sept. 16-22 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
September 24
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) in "Game of Thrones."

Who will win, who will die as 'Game of Thrones' returns for its final round

The long wait is over for fans of the HBO hit, whose final season debuted Sunday. Who will take the Iron Throne?
TV & Media
September 24
Cobie Smulders in “Stumptown.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 25 – 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' 'Stumptown,' 'Liza on Demand'

Watching the detective Cobie Smulders proved she can deliver one-liners on “How I Met Your Mother” and body blows in Marvel movies. “Stumptown” shows…
TV & Media
September 24
Michael Starrbury at home in Brooklyn Park.

He writes Hollywood hits from his Brooklyn Park home

Emmy nominee Michael Starrbury is determined to make it big in Hollywood while sticking around in Minnesota.
TV & Media
September 23
Phoebe Waller-Bridge reacts in the audience before appearing on stage to accept the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for "Fleabag

'Fleabag' creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge dominates the Emmy Awards

'Fleabag' dominated the comedy categories, while 'Game of Thrones' goes out a winner.
TV & Media
September 23

TV talk-show highlights Sept. 24

Morning6 a.m.The Real Amanda Seales, Terrence Howard of "Empire." (WFTC, Ch. 29; also 1 p.m. KMSP, Ch. 9)9 a.m.Live With Kelly and Ryan…

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