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January 3
Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker.”

New on video: Joaquin Phoenix is the 'Joker'

A life of crime “Joker” (R; ⋆⋆⋆) was one of the most polarizing movies of 2019. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up…
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January 3
Claes Bang as the title character in the Netflix miniseries “Dracula.”

TV picks for Jan. 4-5: 'Dracula,' 'Hopelessly in Love,' 'Hollywood Reporter'

Truer blood The idea of yet another take on “Dracula” might leave you cold, but the fact that this miniseries was created by Mark Gatiss…
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January 2
Some of the familiar creatures of “The Far Side” wave hello (except maybe the cow) in this panel by Gary Larson. Just shy of 25 years since its la

'The Far Side' is back — well, sort of

Online cache highlights old and occasional new comic strips.
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January 2
Molly Ivins at her New York Times desk in 1978.

TV picks for Jan. 3-5: Molly Ivins, 'Ilana Glazer: The Planet Is Burning,' 'The Circle,' Ricky Gervais

Breaking a sweat Fans of “Broad City” will be drawn to “Ilana Glazer: The Planet Is Burning,” a stand-up special featuring that sitcom’s co-creator and…
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January 2
Twin Cities native Owen Dennis created the Cartoon Network series “Infinity Train.” The little ball sitting next to him is actually a character in

Can you spot the Minnesota references in Cartoon Network's 'Infinity Train'?

Animator grew up in Lake Elmo: "When you write about what you know, it starts to become more truthful."
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January 2

Nielsen ratings: Sunday night football wins again; 'Rambo' is top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Dec. 23-29 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
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January 2
Barry ZeVan, the flamboyant retired Twin Cities weatherman, in the studio after a taping of his Retro Weather show.

Old-school forecaster 'Barry ZeVan the Weather Man' dies at 82

The Minnesota forecasting and broadcasting star worked at KSTP and KARE in the 1970s and '80s.
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January 2
Stephen Dorff as Bill Hollister in the series premiere of “Deputy.”

TV picks for Jan. 2: 'Deputy,' 'Surviving R. Kelly Part II,' 'My Feet Are Killing Me'

The cowboy way In “Deputy,” Bill Hollister, a fifth-generation lawman who has watched way too many westerns, becomes the “accidental” sheriff of Los Angeles County,…
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January 1
The new streaming service Disney+ has new Star Wars stories in “The Mandelorian.”

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January 1
Henry Cavill in “The Witcher.”

Humorous fantasy 'Witcher' charms despite low-tech computer-generated images

Netflix sends "The Witcher" — a lighter, funnier, less tech-savvy production than "Game of Thrones" — into the fantasy fray.
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December 31, 2019
Kaya Scodelario in “Spinning Out.”

TV picks for Jan. 1: 'Spinning Out,' 'Messiah,' 'Doctor Who'

Take this for a spin Figure skating might leave you cold, but “Spinning Out” may just cause you to fall in love with the sport…
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December 30, 2019
Nikki Glaser in “The Degenerates.”

TV picks for Dec. 31: Nikki Glaser, 'Schitt's Creek,' 'A Toast to 2019!'

It’s creek to me Critical acclaim tends to fade for comedies over time. “Schitt’s Creek” has bucked the trend. The sitcom, which stars “SCTV” veterans…
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December 27, 2019
Kaya Scodelario and Evan Roderick in “Spinning Out.”

What our TV critic is watching this week: 'Spinning Out,' 'Dare Me,' Hoda Kotb

Cheer down Pop culture’s campaign to give cheerleaders a bad name continues with “Dare Me,” a new series about how far one Midwest teen will…
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December 27, 2019
“The Weekly” has obtained hours of exclusive videos that shed light on a war-crimes case that has created an extraordinary clash between the Navy

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec 28-29: 'Flirty Dancing,' 'The Weekly,' 'Lost in the Wild'

Shall we dance? Why launch a dating show or a dancing-competition show when you can do both at the same time? That’s the idea of…
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December 27, 2019
Luciano Pavarotti in “Pavarotti,” a documentary by Ron Howard.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 30: 'Pavarotti,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' 'Midnight Traveler'

O sole mio Ron Howard’s curiosity seems to know no bounds. After setting his sights on astronauts, journalism and the Beatles, the Oscar-winning director made…
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December 27, 2019

TV Q&A: O'Dell left 'ET' on own terms

  Q: What happened to Nancy O’Dell on “Entertainment Tonight”? She hasn’t been on for several weeks. A: More like several months. In August, O’Dell…
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December 26, 2019
John Taylor, left, Simon Le Bon and Dom Brown of Duran Duran, the focus of the documentary “There’s Something You Should Know.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 27-29 – 'Gavin & Stacey,' 'America Salutes You Presents: Guitar Legends 3,' Duran Duran, 'Dare Me'

Gimme all your lovin’ Since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has cut back on its all-star jams, music fans have had to rely…
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December 24, 2019
A scene from the animated Netflix series “Fast & Furious: Spy Racers.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 26: 'Fast & Furious: Spy Racers,' 'Live With Kelly and Ryan,' 'You'

What happened in Vegas Most daytime shows are taking a holiday break, which means we’re stuck with reruns. But “Live With Kelly and Ryan” is…
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December 24, 2019
Parker Posey in “Lost in Space” on Netflix.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 25 – 'Murdoch Mysteries,' 'Pick of the Litter,' 'Lost in Space'

Northern exposure “Murdoch Mysteries” is now in its 13th season, but it still hasn’t run out of ways for its somber detective to tackle crimes…
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December 23, 2019
A scene from the 1946 holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Your last-minute holiday TV viewing guide

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