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One of TV's most enduring sitcoms says farewell, but not before setting the stage for a modern approach to comedy.
One of film's most successful executives wants to get on your phone.
When making your way in the world today takes everything you've got, head to "Cheers."
Man behind the music “First Avenue: Closer to the Stars” doesn’t feature a ton of music or musicians, but the Twin Cities Public Television filmmakers were…
Despite their own anxiety, comedians make jokes to put others at ease.
Octavia Spencer is all business in a new miniseries.
At the height of her career, the actress moved to the Twin Cities to find solace. Then reality bit.
Stuck in the house? Here are some shows to binge and movies to take your mind elsewhere.
The award-winning powerhouse continues to blaze new trails on both sides of the camera.
Comedian Judy Gold loves television. Why doesn't it love her back?
Actor has made yearly fishing trips to northern Minnesota since his childhood in suburban Chicago.
A new documentary sets out to humanize the almost-president.
The people of Mason City gave a warm welcome to the stars of "The Music Man," opening at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. "Maybe this can be a kind of love letter to them," says actor Ann Michels.
"Hunters" takes page from comic book films, with less than super results.
Members of the Huang family in “Fresh Off the Boat” weren’t the first Asian-American characters to appear on network comedies. But watching predecessors didn’t always…
Dance with somebody The TV version of “High Fidelity” may be set in contemporary times, but the series is clearly entrenched in the ’80s. When…
America could learn a few things about detective series from the Brits.
A new documentary tracking television's treatment of sexual orientation should have its creators beaming with pride.
Everything old is new again on the TV landscape.
The Academy Awards would rather be safe than sorry — or spectacular.
Norah O'Donnell may be based in Washington, but she doesn't want her newscast to be all about politics.
Showtime spy drama kicks off its eighth and final season Sunday with its plucky CIA agent protagonist in a position to help bring peace to Afghanistan.
If Renée Zellweger takes home an Academy Award on Sunday for her portrayal of Judy Garland, it will be the first time any actor has triumphed for playing a famous Minnesotan.
Viewers deserve a better conclusion to "BoJack Horseman."
The show now offers on-site nutritionists, support sessions and a free gym membership for dieters after they leave the program. But ultimately, their primary goal is creating a soap opera — no matter the costs.
Alan Zweibel talks about working with everyone from Gilda Radner to Larry David.
The latest "Star Trek" series keeps both feet on the ground before reaching for the stars.
"The Farewell" star won't let being left out of the Oscar party get in the way of celebrating her new sitcom.
The Emmy-nominated actor's big year includes a new series and a stop at Mystic Lake.
Filmmaker J.J. Kelley is the latest Minnesotan in search of something wild.
Knowing the law No one spins a better crime yarn than Richard Price. The “Clockers” author once again puts his unparalleled mastery of law enforcement…
Everything you need to know in advance of the media mogul's visit to the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.
Pop quiz “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” continues with the top three champs in the game show’s history going head-to-head-to-head in prime time. It’s…
The night saw some ground-breaking moments, including Awkwafina's first ever Golden Globe for an Asian-American woman.
Animator grew up in Lake Elmo: "When you write about what you know, it starts to become more truthful."
How to get your fill of great TV that's right for you for about $30 a month.
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…
He's been sober for months, but the comedian still wants to be the life of the party. He performs at Treasure Island this weekend.
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…
These are the days “Live in Front of a Studio Audience,” which scored impressive numbers when it first aired in the spring, is back with…
Shining stars The “42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors,” taped last weekend, promises to be a touching broadcast, especially when the spotlight turns to “Sesame Street,”…
The wolf at the door Any negative comments that Michelle Wolf got from her 2018 gig as celebrity roaster during the White House Correspondents Dinner…
Muslim comedians are finding success on stage without losing their religion.
"How cool is that when people turn on the TV Saturday morning, they'll see a white blanket over a college campus?" said Drew Gallagher, the show's coordinating producer
Not built to last “Broken,” a four-part documentary series that examines negligence in the production and marketing of popular products, may have you think…
Four-hour film puts the spotlight on convicts eager to make the most out of their time in jail.
"Mad About You" reboot now streaming, but only on Spectrum.
Lots of duets on tap at CMA Awards.
Minnesota's victory over Penn State played well around the nation, and also was the most watched ever in the Twin Cities on an ESPN-related network since those numbers started being tracked.
Hamming it up “Green Eggs and Ham” is pretty thin material to build a whole series around, but this new effort pulls it off with…
Cast members will be signing memorabilia and posing for pictures during the inaugural edition of GalaxyCon Minneapolis.
Ready for their close-ups Camera operators rarely get much fanfare. “Image Makers: The Adventures of America’s Pioneer Cinematographers” attempts to give these artists their…
Lakeville natives have turned their paranormal activities into a spirited new cable series.
Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin talk about aging not so gracefully in their award-winning sitcom.
Happy meals David Chang isn’t as extroverted as the late Anthony Bourdain, which is why it was smart that the chef brought along outgoing celebrities…
Hwy. 169 revisited Bob Dylan returns to his home state after a two-year absence — and makes his first appearance in Mankato since 1996. Set…
Expect three days of hilarity at five Minneapolis venues for comedy fest.
End of the road “Why Bridges Collapse” focuses largely on the 2018 disaster in Genoa, Italy, that claimed 63 lives. But roughly three minutes…
The veteran actor is ready to take Minnesotans behind-the-scenes of a cinematic gem.
A Minneapolis producer is turning a family tragedy into a podcast empire.
Longtime NBC personality Bob Costas will be behind the microphone for the Twins' playoff opener in New York.
Prankster Larry Thompson is signing off from radio's "Moon & Staci" show. And this time it's no joke.
The local Comcast operator will not offer the game for free, so buying the Sports package is a viewing option.
These cartoons aren't on Saturday mornings.
It's the golden age of TV animation with a grown-up lineup of shows. Just don't tell your kids.
'Sunrise' anchor Gia Vang discusses adapting to Minnesota's progressive and passive-aggressive culture.
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…
Emmy nominee Michael Starrbury is determined to make it big in Hollywood while sticking around in Minnesota.
'Fleabag' dominated the comedy categories, while 'Game of Thrones' goes out a winner.
Women are in the forefront of the most intriguing races.
Prepping for the ball If you’re not busy laying out your fancy duds for Friday’s theatrical release of the “Downton Abbey” movie, you may want…
Reason to believe Toni Collette and Merritt Wever don’t appear until the second episode of “Unbelievable.” It’s worth the wait. The two Emmy winners…
She performed on "Conan" and wrote for "Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj." But she's "just not a big city person."
Women and minorities take center stage in Ken Burns' epic documentary "Country Music."
Comedian Kulap Vilaysack makes a film about a secret that nearly tore her Minnesota family apart.