Soleil Moon Frye stars in a rebooted “Punky Brewster” on Peacock.

Child star disaster stories abound. How did Punky Brewster avoid that fate?

Soleil Moon Frye's love for her '80s kid sitcom character helped keep her sane.

A new SpongeBob movie, RBG, 'Debris' and other things our TV critic is watching this week

February 26
Ruth Bader Ginsberg

'The Bachelor' meets Minnesotan Michelle Young's students, parents

February 23
Minnesota teacher Michelle Young introduced star Matt James to her students via Zoom
Star Matt James said he'd be "open" to moving to Minnesota, should the pair work out.
Variety
March 2
Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane in “Frasier,” which is getting a revival on Paramount Plus.

Here comes yet another streaming service

With Thursday's debut, Paramount Plus joins an already crowded market.
Variety
March 1
Ron Ely, shown with costar Audrey Dalton,  replaced Keith Larsen in “The Aquanauts” series.

'Aquanauts' sank after a single season

Q: A while back someone wrote in and inquired about a couple of scuba shows: "Sea Hunt" and "Assignment Underwater." I believe there was a…
Variety
March 1
Chloé Zhao accepted the Best Director-Motion Picture award for “Nomadland” via video as Bryce Dallas Howard presented onstage at the 78th Annual

'Nomadland' finds a home at the Golden Globes

The Globes often serve as a signal as to who might wind up with a more coveted Oscar nomination.
Variety
February 28

Final season of 'Younger' on All Access

Q: Can you tell me if the TV show "Younger," starring Sutton Foster, will return for a seventh season?A: It will, but in a new…
Variety
February 26
Michael Ealy and Hilary Swank don’t exactly meet cute in the thriller “Fatale.”

Out on video March 2: 'Monster Hunter' and 'Fatale'

Out Tuesday• "Zappa"• "Pinocchio"• "Monster Hunter"• "Fatale"• "Half Brothers"• "All My Life"• "Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks"• "Scare Me"• "Girls Rule Collection"• "She's the…
Variety
February 25
Billie Eilish performs during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 9, 2020, in Hollywood, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images/TN

Billie Eilish, Barack & Bruce, Rosamund Pike, Sailor Moon: 7 things to watch this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your pandemic playlist.
Variety
February 25
Gerard Butler in “Greenland.”

Nielsen ratings: '60 Minutes' clocks in at No. 1

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Feb.15-21 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to data…
St. Cloud
February 25
Former KQRS DJ/producer John Lassman is now on Rockin' 101 in St. Cloud.

Former KQRS personality John Lassman replaces controversial St. Cloud radio host

St. Cloud morning show is trying to recover from an incident that led to its last host's resignation.
Variety
February 22
Rose Williams and Theo James in “Sanditon.”

Viewer is still pining for a second helping of 'Sanditon'

Q: I fell in love with "Sanditon" on "Masterpiece." Will there be a second season?A: I mentioned a year ago that the series, based on…
Variety
February 21
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe in “Outlander.”

'Outlander' resumes filming after delay

Q: Help!!! Have you heard anything about "Outlander"? Love the series but I know COVID-19 has probably slowed filming.A: It did. What was originally planned…
Variety
February 19
Ellis Haizlip with the J.C. White Singers on the set of “Soul!”

'Superman & Lois' and four other shows our TV critic is watching this week

Change is gonna come"Soul!," the PBS program that celebrated African American dance, music and literature in the late '60s and early '70s, doesn't get mentioned…
Variety
February 19
“The Croods: A New Age.”

Out on video Feb. 23: 'The Croods' and 'Last Call'

Out Tuesday• "Collective"• "The Croods: A New Age"• "The Last Vermeer"• "Last Call"• "Redemption Day"• "Silk Road"• "Wrong Turn: The Foundation"• "John Hughes 5-Movie Collection"•…
Variety
February 18
Elder Mahmoud El Kati

Listening to our Black elders: 7 things to watch this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your pandemic playlist.
Variety
February 18
Morena Baccarin and Gerard Butler in “Greenland.”

Nielsen ratings: 'NCIS' helps CBS dominate

"Greenland" is the top movie rental.
Variety
February 18
Ronan Farrow, Dylan Farrow, Mia Farrow from “Allen v. Farrow.”

You may never watch a Woody Allen film again after seeing 'Allen v. Farrow'

An HBO documentary makes a devastating case against the filmmaker.
Nation
February 17
In 2020, Rush Limbaugh reacted after First Lady Melania Trump presented him with the the Presidential Medal of Freedom as President Donald Trump deliv

Rush Limbaugh, talk radio's conservative provocateur, dies at 70

Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing radio megastar whose slashing, divisive style of mockery and grievance reshaped American conservatism, denigrating Democrats, environmentalists, "feminazis" (his term) and other…
Variety
February 16
Addison Easterling and Dixie and Charli D’Amelio, some of TikTok’s highest earning creators, are now eligible to join the Screen Actors Guild-Amer

TikTok and YouTube stars now can join a union

SAG-AFTRA opens membership to TikTok and YouTube creators.
Variety
February 16
Falcon Heights teacher, Kelly Klein on the ‘Ellen’ show.

'Ellen' show pays tribute to terminally ill Falcon Heights teacher

Kelly Klein will also receive $20,000 for medical bills and a vacation.
Books
February 16
Matilda Lawler as clever Flora and a computer-generated squirrel in the movie version of “Flora & Ulysses.”

Kate DiCamillo's award-winning book will soon be a movie on Disney Plus

Minneapolis writer's "Flora & Ulysses" is now a movie, and she loves it.
Variety
February 16
Snoopy and Woodstock on the original series “The Snoopy Show.”

It's a return to the spotlight, Charlie Brown

The "Peanuts" TV specials are at the heart of "The Snoopy Show."