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Review: Al Franken was good enough, smart enough as host of 'The Daily Show'
The former Minnesota senator had some memorable moments during his week on the program.
TV shows to watch this week: 'Succession' sets the table for an epic finale
Neal Justin also recommends "CSI: Vegas," "Reggie" and "Waco."
Why Fox News' Greg Gutfeld is the king of late-night TV
The host has the timing and delivery of a veteran stand-up.
Bally Sports North's Marney Gellner reveals she has breast cancer
The 49-year-old broadcaster, well known to local sports fans, shared the news Tuesday on KFAN's "The Power Trip" show. Gellner's surgery is scheduled for next month.
Al Franken spends his first night as 'Daily Show' host making nice with Lindsey Graham
The former Minnesota senator will be anchoring through Thursday.
TV shows to watch: Adaption of Kate DiCamillo's 'Magician's Elephant' is a roaring success
Neal Justin also recommends next week's "Daily Show," which will be hosted by Al Franken.
Minnesota-raised comic Kareem Rahma is taking the internet by storm
The U of M grad has incorporated pizza, cabbies and George Floyd's death into his various projects.
TV shows to watch: 'Ted Lasso' sticks to familiar game plan for another winning season
Neal Justin also recommends "Chang Can Dunk," "Real Madrid" and "Sin Eater."
New Hulu series has some major Minnesota connections
Kerry Washington plays a therapist in Hulu's "Unprisoned," created by former Minnesotan Tracy McMillan.
TV shows to watch this week: Chris Rock gets ready to go live on Netflix
Neal Justin also recommends "Daisy Jones," "Marlon Wayans" and "Glitch."
'History of the World, Part II' reminds us that Mel Brooks is one of our greatest court jesters
The long-awaited sequel drops on Hulu from Monday through Thursday.
TV shows to watch this week: St. Olaf College's barbershop featured in doc
Neal Justin also recommends movie on the legendary Bill Russell, "Survivor" and PBS' "Spirituals."
Review: 'True Lies' reboot owes more to Remington Steele than Arnold Schwarzenegger
The new CBS series premieres Wednesday.
Local comics pay tribute to Louie Anderson in a laugh-packed memorial
Mary Mack and Tim Harmston were among the stand-ups who shared their memories.
Twin Cities' favorite TV meteorologists swap weather stories in Star Tribune forum
Belinda Jensen, Chris Reece, Ian Leonard and Chris Shaffer open up about hate mail, climate change and winter survival tips.
Why one of the top comics in the U.S. makes his home in Fergus Falls, Minn.
When Chad Daniels' career started to catch fire, he refused to leave his hometown.
TV shows to watch: 'Animal Control,' the POTUS film trilogy
What we're watching this week.
TV shows to watch: 'Full Swing' takes you inside ropes of pro golf
What TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week.
CBS' 'The Neighborhood' misses chance to be home for serious talk about race
The long-running sitcom plays it too safe.
KARE-11 wins prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for series on mental illness
The duPont-Columbia award is one of the highest honors in TV journalism.
Ex-Police Chief Medaria Arradondo will appear on 'Real Time With Bill Maher'
He'll be interviewed Friday on the long-running HBO series.
Review: James Adomian proves at Acme comedy show that he's more than the Mike Lindell impersonator
The comic will be performing in Minneapolis through Saturday.
TV shows to watch this week: If you loved 'Friday Night Lights,' try 'Dear Edward'
Neal Justin also recommends the Leonard Cohen documentary 'Hallelujah' and the sitcom 'Not Dead Yet.'
Filmmaker R.J. Cutler went from profiling Billie Eilish to spending time with a jewel thief
The documentary, "Murf the Surf," premieres this week on MGM Plus.
3 Minnesota natives will compete in the next season of 'Survivor'
The new season starts March 1.
Review: 'Cinema Speculation' by Quentin Tarantino
Books in brief
TV shows to watch this week: 'Ted Lasso' fans will love new sitcom 'Shrinking'
Neal Justin also recommends "Poker Face," Jimmy Kimmel's special and "The Ark."
Neal Justin: Seven TV shows to watch during Black History Month
A guide to new programs that cover everything from hip-hop to Al Sharpton.
TV to watch this week: 'Daily Show' makes mistake using big names like Al Franken as substitute hosts
Neal Justin also recommends "'90s Show," Roberta Flack doc and "Bling Empire."
Neal Justin: Why Marlee Matlin and Billy Porter slid into the director's chair for Fox's 'Accused'
The new anthology series offers a twist on the "Law & Order" formula.
KARE 11's Boyd Huppert to receive lifetime achievement award
He'll be honored in March by a broadcast organization in Washington, D.C.
TV shows to watch this week: 'Break Point' serves up the tennis world's underdogs
Neal Justin also recommends the rebooted "Night Court" and a naughty "Velma."
Minnesota TV journalists pay tribute to Barbara Walters
The legendary news anchor's early contributions were monumental.
Longtime KQRS Radio host Tom Barnard announces plans for new morning show
The radio legend is returning to the Hubbard radio family.
Golden Globes tries proving it has turned over a new leaf
Michelle Yeoh and Steven Spielberg were among the big name winners.
Black Crowes' ex-drummer Gorman replaces Barnard on KQRS morning show
Gorman has moved to the Twin Cities for the new radio gig.
TV shows to watch this week: 'NCIS' agents trade gunfire and gags in crossover event
Neal Justin also recommends a yacht rock doc, police procedural with Scott Cann and "Boys in Blue."
Reba McEntire and Minnesota's Melissa Peterman just can't quit each other
The two open up about their new Lifetime movie and enduring friendship.
'NCIS' agents trade gunfire and gags in crossover event
What TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week.
TV shows to watch this week: 'Encanto' comes to life in holiday special for the whole family
Neal Justin also recommends the Dionne Warwick doc and PBS' "Lie Detector."
Neal Justin: Wednesday's dance and Boyd Huppert's return among TV highlights of 2022
Neal Justin looks back at the most outstanding performances of the year.
Mark Rosen announces engagement to Vikings exec Karin Nelsen
By coincidence, KFAN personality Paul Lambert proposed to girlfriend Kelly Kristo on the same day.
What were the best TV shows you watched in 2022? Our critic names his top 10
"Lost Ollie," "Pam & Tommy" and "Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel" were among the standouts.
How to party on New Year's Eve with Miley Cyrus and Lizzo
Here's a guide to what to watch on TV to ring in 2023.
TV shows to watch this week: Steve Hartman returns to Minnesota for a heartwarming special
Neal Justin also recommends "Kennedy Center Honors," "Tom Papa" and "Le Pupille."
Tom Barnard says he got the boot from KQRS for complaining too much
The radio legend plans to focus on podcasts with his family after Friday.
Neal Justin: Harrison Ford shows his age in '1923'
The "Yellowstone" prequel is the first TV series for the Hollywood bigwig.
TV shows to watch this week: Wilco and Duran Duran help make 'Carpool Karaoke' a joyride
Our critics also recommend "Beauty and the Beast," "Pelosi," "Emancipation" and "Pinocchio."
Why the 1970s TV show 'Room 222' is still worth studying
The groundbreaking TV series, which aired from 1969 to 1974, shows that little has changed about issues.
Minnesota comic Mary Mack appearing Friday on 'Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon'
The episode will also feature Miley Cyrus.
TV shows to watch: Minnesota State Fair makes hilarious backdrop for Apple TV's 'Little America'
Shows and movies our critics watched on TV this week.
TV shows to watch this week: Dolly Parton saves Christmas special with old-time religion
Neal Justin also recommends "George & Tammy," "Mary Hanson Show" and "Stutz."
Jason Hackett to join KARE's 'Sunrise' team
He will co-anchor the morning show along with Alicia Lewis and Guy Brown.
Foxworthy explains how he coined 'blue-collar' comedy and why he loves Minnesota
The stand-up will appear Thursday at Mystic Lake Casino.
Review: 'Wednesday,' new 'Addams Family' series, is an ooky-spooky delight
The eight-part series marks Tim Burton's triumphant return to form.
TV shows to watch this week: Fargo man searches for true love in new dating series
Neal Justin also recommends "Love, Lizzo," Groban's Radio City show and Stern's interview with the Boss.
Colleen Lindstrom leaving MyTalk's 'Colleen and Bradley Show'
The radio host wants to spend more time with her family.
Neal Justin: Why Claire Danes is one of our all-time great TV actors
Hulu's "Fleishman Is in Trouble" gives the Emmy winner another chance to shine.
See John Randle welcome viewers in NBC's special opening for 'Thursday Night Football'
The Vikings legend has some fun for the big game.
Review: Comics Ron White and Kathleen Madigan show why they're working-class heroes
The two veterans performed at Treasure Island Casino.
TV shows to watch this week: Minnesotans are 'Best in Snow'; Netflix asks 'Pepsi, Where's My Jet?'
Neal Justin also recommends Tim Allen's "The Santa Clauses" and "Is That Black Enough for You?!?"
Minnesota meteorologist's 'Jeopardy' run comes to an end
Eric Ahasic failed to qualify for the Tournament of Champions final
TV shows to watch this week: James Corden shines in six-part 'Mammals'
Neal Justin also recommends "Enola Holmes 2," "Taken Hostage" and "Mind Your Manners."
Neal Justin: Sylvester Stallone tries to prove he's still Hollywood royalty with TV's 'Tulsa King'
The Oscar-nominated actor commits to his first scripted series.
Minnesota meteorologist moves on in 'Jeopardy' Tournament of Champions
Eric Ahasic's big chances helped him qualify for the semis.
TV shows to watch this week: Weird Al Yankovic 'biopic' offers big stars the chance to have big fun
Neal Justin also recommends "Spector," "Willie Mays" and "CMA Awards."
TV shows to watch this week: Doc gives jazz legend Louis Armstrong the tribute he richly deserves
Neal Justin also recommends "Tony Dungy," second season of "White Lotus" and "Good Fortune."
KSTP-TV's new weather forecaster may be a little too excited about Minnesota winters
Chris Reece joins the ABC affiliate at the end of November.
Minnesota's Poppy Harlow vows Midwest will be well represented in new CNN morning show
Harlow is one of three anchors launching "This Morning."
Minneapolis sportswriter fails to sneak into 'Jeopardy's' Tournament of Champions
A Minneapolis meteorologist will compete in next week's big event.
TV shows to watch this week: Zoe Saldana takes a back seat to Italy in 'From Scratch'
Neal Justin also recommends "Cracker," "Tree of Life," "Inside Amy Schumer" and "Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks."
Who should take over for Trevor Noah and James Corden?
Here are seven entertainers who could thrive on the late shift.
TV shows to watch this week: 'I Love You, You Hate Me' will make you feel guilty about hating Barney
Neal Justin also recommends "Shantaram," "Annika" and "High School."
Neal Justin: Seth Meyers and his famous friends find time to keep making 'Documentary Now!'
New season sends up "My Octopus Teacher" and "When We Were Kings."