Momo Hayakawa, a Ph.D. research associate with Ready to Learn, tests out responses to “Hero Elementary” with first- and second-graders. The educat

TPT unleashes the superpowers of science in an ambitious new preschool series

The show's STEM-driven mission fit perfectly into PBS' current programming, which includes "Dinosaur Train" and "Ready Set Go."

AMC's 'Quiz' looks at the coughing scandal that infected 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'

May 29
From left, Sian Clifford, Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Sheen in AMC’s new miniseries, “Quiz.”
A new miniseries looks at how a cough infected the world's most popular game show.

Steve Carell's new Netflix series no mere 'Office' in space

May 29
Steve Carell in “Space Force.”
In "Space Force," he transcends Michael Scott.
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4:21pm
Jared Harris, left, as John Lennon and Aidan Quinn as Paul McCartney in the 2000 TV movie "Two of Us."

Pop culture Q&A: Revisiting Beatles movies

  Q: There was a TV movie that aired on one of the networks in the late 1970s that dramatized the early days of the…
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3:52pm
Kim Johnson, left.

WCCO parts ways with morning anchor Kim Johnson

WCCO morning anchor Kim Johnson has announced that she is no longer with the station. “Friends, it is with a heavy heart to tell you…
TV & Media
May 31

'Warrior' will return to Cinemax

Q: There was a show on Cinemax in 2019 called "Warrior" that I haven't seen come back on the air again. Would you happen to…
TV & Media
May 29
CNN reporter arrested on live TV, let go after Gov. Tim Walz intervened

CNN reporter arrested on live TV, let go after Gov. Tim Walz intervened

His crew also was taken into custody while covering unrest in Minneapolis.
TV & Media
May 29
“Hero Elementary”

Meet the characters from 'Hero Elementary'

Meet the members of the Sparks’ Crew. Just don’t bother them during naptime. Lucita Sky The squad’s plucky leader has the ability to fly. Now…
TV & Media
May 29
Mahershala Ali and Ramy Youssef in “Ramy.”

What our TV critic recommends this week: 'Ramy,' 'Somebody Feed Phil,' 'Lost Twin Cities,' 'Fuller House'

Teaching moments “Atlanta” may be TV’s edgiest sitcom, but “Ramy” is a close second. In the second season, Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef tries to…
TV & Media
May 29
Regina King in HBO’s “Watchmen.”

New home video releases

HBO's "Watchmen" among upcoming DVD releases.
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May 28
“Central Park” Apple TV

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May 28
Ben Affleck in “The Way Back.”

Nielsen ratings: 'Masked Singer' revealed as No. 1; 'Way Back' way in front of movie rentals

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of May 18-24 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
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May 27
Comedian Pete Lee performs at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

Iconic Minneapolis comedy club adapts by staging live shows for Zoom audiences

The renowned Minneapolis club is adapting to a new world.
TV & Media
May 26
Ted Koppel was the founding anchor of ABC's "Nightline," leading the show from its inception in the 1980 Iranian hostage crisis until 2005.

Behind the scenes at ABC's 'Nightline,' whose coronavirus coverage has made it must-see again

To cover the biggest story in its 40-year history, ABC's late-night show returns to its roots.
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May 26
Ricky Gervais on “After Life.”

Ricky Gervais isn't compromising his dark sense of humor

Pandemic aside, his Netflix series makes comedy out of misery.
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May 26
KSTP's "Nightcast" team (from left): meteorologist Wren Clair and anchors Kevin Doran and Lindsey Brown.

With new 'Nightcast,' KSTP-TV takes a deeper approach to 10 p.m. news

KSTP, Ch. 5, is taking a page from the “Nightline” playbook. The local ABC affiliate has adopted a new format for its 10…
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May 25
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, shown on March 29, 2017, are co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" which is recorded at NBC News studios in Rockefell

Florida family grieves as Trump spreads debunked conspiracy theory to attack MSNBC host

A little after 8 a.m. on July 20, 2001, a couple arriving for an appointment opened an unlocked front door at an office in the…
TV & Media
May 22
Justin Salinger as Ulysses S. Grant in "Grant."

What our TV critic is watching this week: Lance Armstrong bio, Hannah Gadsby special, 'Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich'

Strong enough A number of Lance Armstrong’s acquaintances warn director Marina Zenovich in “30 for 30: Lance” that her subject will do his best to…
TV & Media
May 22
Zoe; Chao, left, and Anna Kendrick in HBO Max's "Love Life."

Why HBO Max isn't yet worth more than $10 a month

A look at what the new streaming service has to offer.
TV & Media
May 22
Jack Bannon in “Pennyworth.”

'Pennyworth' worthy of second season

  Q: I would like to know if you have any information on the series “Pennyworth.” Is it returning for a second season, and if…
Celebrities
May 22
Garrison Keillor led an audience singalong during a 2016 broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" from the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

Passengers for canceled 'Prairie Home' cruise won't get a full refund

Garrison Keillor's firm incurred nonrefundable expenses, says an associate: "When we're done, there will be zero left in the coffers."
TV & Media
May 21

TV talk show highlights for Friday, May 22

7 a.m. Today Details on the coronavirus pandemic; writer Clint Carter. (KARE, Ch. 11) 9 a.m. Today 3rd Hour “Superfood Friday.” (KARE, Ch.…
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May 21
“The Waltons” remain down-home and inspirational.

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