Playwright Christina Ham has been working on shows including Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”

Playwrights, many with Minnesota ties, are changing the TV landscape

The Minneapolis-based Playwrights' Center has helped nurture the careers of Christina Ham and many others.

How Loki became one of the funniest characters in the Marvel Universe

June 10
Disney Plus’ series “Loki,” starring Tom Hiddleston as the show’s namesake, picks up where the character left off in “Avengers: Endgame.”
The Disney Plus series is Marvel's latest attempt to expand its universe.

10 best things our critics are watching this week

June 10
Olivia Rodrigo in "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series."Disney Plus
From "Penguin Town" to Olivia Rodrigo's return in the "High School Musical" series, here's what we're tuning into..
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Madeline Brewer, left, and Elisabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Elisabeth Moss picks up a new gig: directing

Star, executive producer of "Handmaid's Tale" makes her debut as a director.
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June 14
Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry and Robert Stack in “The Name of the Game.”

'Name of the Game' was big budget enterprise in the '70s

Q: Can you tell me about one of my favorite '70s TV shows, "The Name of the Game"? How long did it run? What network…
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June 13
Alec Baldwin hosts “The Match Game.”

A few answers to query on the quiz shows

Q: I am happy to see some of the quiz shows from last summer are back. Any info on "Match Game," "The Hustler," "Weakest Link"…
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June 11
Godzilla battles Kong in “Godzilla vs. Kong.”

Out on video June 15: 'Godzilla vs. Kong' and 'French Exit'

Out Tuesday• "Godzilla vs. Kong"• "French Exit"• "Voyagers"• "SAS: Red Notice"• "Anything for Jackson"• "Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park"• "The Walking Dead: World…
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June 10
“Raya and the Last Dragon”

Nielsen ratings: 'America's Got Talent' is No. 1

"Raya and the Last Dragon" is the top movie rental.
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June 8
Annabeth Gish co-stars with Warren Christie in a Lifetime thriller, “Gone Mom.”

Annabeth Gish finds the pandemic's silver lining

Quarantine gave her time to prepare for a role while assessing her own life.
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June 7
Shirley Booth portrayed “Hazel.”

Booth was the bossy maid 'Hazel'

Q: I have been watching reruns of "Hazel." What a great show — but I don't remember hearing much about it. Was it popular? I…
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June 6
Natasha Lyonne in “Russian Doll.”

'Russian Doll' held back until next year

Q: What ever happened to "Russian Doll"? I found it very interesting and wonder why there was not more.A: A second season of the series…
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June 4
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani in “The Lovebirds.”

Out on video June 8: 'The Lovebirds' and 'City of Lies'

Out Tuesday• "The Lovebirds"• "City of Lies"• "Assault on VA-33"• "Flashback"• "Fuller House: The Fifth and Final Season"• "Fuller House: The Complete Series"• "MacGyver: Season…
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June 3
SWEET TOOTH (L to R) CHRISTIAN CONVERY as GUS in episode 101 of SWEET TOOTH Cr. Kirsty Griffin © 2021

10 best things our critics are watching this week

From the strange new series "Sweet Tooth" to this year's Kennedy Honors, here's what we're tuning into.
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June 3
Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran) and Sisu (Awkwafina) in “Raya and the Last Dragon.”

Nielsen ratings: 'NCIS' tops 'Chicago' lineup

"Raya and the Last Dragon" is the top movie rental.
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June 3
Julianne Moore in “Lisey’s Story,” premiering June 4.

Stephen King explains why his latest TV project is his favorite story ever

He penned all eight episodes of the new series, which he calls a passion project.
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June 3
Minneapolis teacher Sam Kavanaugh competed in the Tournament of Champions on TV’s “Jeopardy.”

Minneapolis teacher reveals how he won the 'Jeopardy!' Tournament of Champions

Sam Kavanaugh, who went on a five-day winning streak on the show in 2019, shared his thoughts on his recent victory and what lies ahead.
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June 1
Andrea Bordeaux and Corbin Reid in “Run the World.”

Starz series aspires to be much more than just a Black 'Sex and the City'

Although flattered by the comparison, "Run the World" is blazing its own path.
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May 30

'Evil' continues on Paramount

Q: A while back I read that "Evil" was granted another season. Any information regarding the status of that series would be appreciated.A: "Evil" will…
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May 28
Minneapolis teacher Sam Kavanaugh won the Tournament of Champions on TV’s “Jeopardy.”

Minneapolis teacher Sam Kavanaugh wins 'Jeopardy' Tournament of Champions

The show will match Sam Kavanaugh's $250,000 winnings in a gift to a homeless shelter.
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May 28
Tig Notaro and Noah Harpster in “One Mississippi.”

'One Mississippi' won't be back for third season

Q: Do you know if there will be any more episodes of "One Mississippi" with Tig Notaro?A: There will not. The comedy was canceled by…
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May 28
Two armed men walk away from burning buildings during the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921.

TV specials mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre

Viewers have several chances to get a lesson in history long overlooked.
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May 28

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Out Tuesday• "Boogie"• "The Courier"• "Embattled"• "Endangered Species"• "The Vault"• "The World To Come"• "Trigger Point"• "Your Honor"• "A Glitch in the Matrix"• "Spare Parts"•…
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May 27
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Nielsen ratings: 'NCIS' tops the list

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of May 17-23 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…