Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis went back to the 1940s, thanks to a dream sequence, to solve a murder in a 1985 episode of “Moonlighting.”

The 10 greatest TV shows we wish we could binge – but can't

These influential TV series are not available on any streaming services. Hollywood should fix that.

'Bachelor' alternatives: 6 new dating shows that will win your heart

July 18
The "Lost Resort" participants experiment with new healing methods in Costa Rica.
These six relationship series deserve a rose.

PBS announces new documentary on Laura Ingalls Wilder

July 14
Laura Ingalls Wilder at age 27.
The writer's story will be part of the "American Masters" series.
TV & Media
August 2

'Modern Love' will get a second season

Q: We just finished watching the series "Modern Love," on Amazon Prime. We loved it! Will there be another season?A: Another season of the anthology…
TV & Media
August 1
HBO Max’s “16 Days of Glory” revisits the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, including Mary Lou Retton’s gold-medal performance.

9 great documentaries to feed your Olympic fever

These documentary films are the next best thing to watching the postponed Games.
TV & Media
July 31

WCCO news anchor Ali Lucia is leaving the station

WCCO’s Ali Lucia is signing off from the Twin Cities. The journalist announced on social media that Friday will be her last day at the…
TV & Media
July 31
“Immigration Nation” takes an in-depth look at all sides of immigration enforcement.

'Muppets Now,' 'The Swamp,' 'Immigration Nation' and other shows our TV critic is watching

Missed connection The last time Kermit and company lifted the curtain it was for “The Muppets,” ABC’s short-lived mockumentary series that took a lot of…
TV & Media
July 31
Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim in “The Good Doctor.”

Home video releases for Aug. 4, 2020

Out Tuesday • “Dispatches From Elsewhere, Season 1” • “His Dark Materials:  First Season” • “NCIS:  Los Angeles: The 11th Season” • “Swallow” • “The…
TV & Media
July 30
Beyoncé, center, in “Black Is King.” Travis Matthews • Disney Plus

Beyoncé's fresh spin on 'Lion King': 10 best things to watch, read or listen to this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your playlist.
TV & Media
July 30
Shaggy (voice of Will Forte), Blue Falcon (Mark Wahlberg), Dynomutt (Ken Jeong) and Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker) in “Scoob!”

Nielsen ratings: '60 Minutes' clocks in on top; 'Scoob!' is top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of July 20-26 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
July 30
Andrew Zimmern. (Courtney Perry photo for the Washington Post)

Andrew Zimmern wins Emmy for his Travel Channel series

"The Zimmern List" was named TV's best travel and adventure program.
TV & Media
July 29
The “Saturday Night Live” star Colin Jost in Montauk, N.Y., March 18, 2020. “I’m not really ever looking for sympathy from anybody,” said Jo

'SNL's' Colin Jost understands if you want to punch him

He has the air of a movie villain "who tries to steal the hero's girlfriend."
TV & Media
July 29
Regina King in HBO's "Watchmen."

The biggest snubs and surprises from this year's Emmy nominations

“Watchmen,” a bold departure from the comic book that inspired it, flexed its super-strength Tuesday with a field-leading 26 Emmy nominations, proof that HBO still…
TV & Media
July 27

Pop Culture Q&A: Dylan made 'silly' little-seen film

  Q: I remember back in the ’80s Bob Dylan filmed a movie, part of which was filmed in my city of Hamilton, Ontario. I…
TV & Media
July 26

Pop Culture Q&A: 'Vikings' (at least the TV show) is coming back

Q: "Vikings" seemed to end very abruptly with the Rus ready to march on the Vikings. Is it coming back or did I just miss…
TV & Media
July 24
Go 96.3 radio hosts Ben Holsen, left, and Dana Wessel, right.

Dana Wessel and Ben Holsen dropped from GO 96.3 FM morning show

Twin Cities radio personalities Dana Wessel and Ben Holsen, co-hosts of Go 96.3's "Ben and Dana Show," have lost their morning gig.Wessel announced on social…
TV & Media
July 24
Michael Tubbs, the 20-something mayor of Stockton, Calif., is the subject of the HBO documentary “Stockton on My Mind.”

Charles Manson, the Go-Go's, U.S. Olympians and other documentary subjects our TV critic is watching this week

The end of innocence “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” fans will want to check out “Helter Skelter,” a docu­series on Charlie Manson’s reign…
Movies
July 23
Jim Gaffigan in his new comedy special “The Pale Tourist,” premiering Friday on Amazon. (Amazon Studios via AP)

Jim Gaffigan, 'Freedom Riders' & swing dance: 10 best things to watch, read or listen to this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your playlist.
TV & Media
July 23

'Talent' takes top spot again

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of July 13-19 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
July 22
The latest adventure for Mario is “Paper Mario: The Origami King,” for the Nintendo Switch.

'Paper Mario' series leaves fans behind

Let’s get this out of the way first. The latest “Paper Mario” isn’t a role-playing game. It’s a puzzle adventure game. It doesn’t resemble “Final…
TV & Media
July 20
John Payne and Alice Faye in 1943's “Hello, Frisco, Hello.”

'You'll Never Know' has a rich history

  Q: Michael Bublé has sung “You’ll Never Know” a cappella. In the late 1940s or ’50s the original was also sung without instrumental backing.…
TV & Media
July 20
Evan Nuzum dressed as Spider-Man at last year’s Comic-Con. This year the convention will be virtual (costumes optional).

Comic-Con will be fully online this year. Will it work?

The staff of Comic-Con International knew it was coming, but that didn’t stop the tears. In mid-April, San Diego’s prized event was called off because…
TV & Media
July 19
Ted Danson and Shelley Long in “Cheers.”

'Cheers' leaves Netflix for other platforms

Q: I've been watching "Cheers" on Netflix for a few months now. All of a sudden I couldn't, so I called Netflix and they said…

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