The new Disney+ documentary on The Beach Boys includes stories about their humble family beginnings.

What to watch: Beach Boys documentary is fun, fun, fun

What TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week.

TV review: Shay Mitchell's cocktail series doesn't have enough punch

May 22
Shay Mitchell is dressed for drinking in "Thirst With Shay Mitchell."
"Thirst With Shay Mitchell" debuts on Max Thursday.

Here's where Charles Barkley has visited in Minneapolis so far

May 24
Charles Barkley outside of J.D. Hoyt's Supper Club in Minneapolis.
The TV analyst and basketball Hall of Famer told the Star Tribune he's glad to be back in town for the first time since 2019.
TV & Media
May 26
Rob Lowe in "9-1-1: Lone Star."

'9-1-1: Lone Star' is set to return in the fall

Hollywood strikes caused the delay in releasing a new season.
Wolves
May 23
From left, TNT's crew of Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, Draymond Green, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley chop it up during Game 1 at Target Center.

Neal: Barkley, Shaq, TNT crew bring big joy to Target Center

"Inside the NBA" is quality entertainment, even with the questionable addition of Wolves fans' least favorite player.
TV & Media
May 23
Laura Jarrett and Poppy Harlow promoted their new children's book on the "Today" show earlier this month.

Minnesota's Poppy Harlow follows her CNN exit with a plea for love

The former morning show host's new children's book celebrates how love comes in different colors and forms.
Wolves
May 20
The Timberwolves bench reacted to a basket by Rudy Gobert in the fourth quarter of Game 7 on Sunday night.

As Barkley howls, entire TNT crew picks Wolves to win the West

The Timberwolves have picked up fans along the way during their NBA playoffs run. Add the crew of TNT's 'Inside the NBA' crew to the list.
TV & Media
May 19
"Squall" -- A massive storm brings the NCIS team aboard the USS Borealis, where everyone becomes a suspect once the crime scene proves that Mother Nat

'NCIS' stars to resurface in spinoff

New series will feature characters Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David.
TV & Media
May 18
Minneapolis native Roxanne Rosedale on "Beat the Clock."

Twin Cities native Dolores Rosedale, glamorous '50s TV model and actress, dies at 95

The Minnesota native also had a memorable scene in "The Seven Year Itch" and had a doll named after her.
Stage & Arts
May 18
Rob Schneider shared his take on life and love in his 2020 Netflix comedy special, "Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids."

Review: Rob Schneider shows Mystic Lake crowd there's humor outside the liberal bubble

The "Saturday Night Live" alum lived up to his controversial reputation.
TV & Media
May 17

CNN to adapt popular British comedy show

It will air the show Saturday evenings.
Variety
May 17
Luke Newton plays Colin Bridgerton and Nicola Coughlan is Penelope Featherington in "Bridgerton."

TV shows to watch: 'Bridgerton' features sex, lies and covers of Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift

Also catch 'The 1% Club,' a high-stakes adventure in New Zealand and the story of 'Lolla.'
TV & Media
May 16
Mary Lucia in 89.3 the Current's studio.

Former Current DJ Mary Lucia joins Radio K team

Lucia will serve as a program adviser for the University of Minnesota station.
Variety
May 16
Inspector Charlie Adams, of the Minneapolis Police Department Fourth Precinct, has been an outspoken advocate for diversifying the department's ranks.

'Power' director: Minneapolis police officer's good intentions are restricted by the institution

Documentary filmmaker Yance Ford says Charlie Adams has tried to help his colleagues understand the community's perspective.
Variety
May 14
Leslie Fhima of “The Golden Bachelor."

Golden Bachelorette announced, and it's not Minnesota's Leslie Fhima

A fellow contestant from "The Golden Bachelor" will star in the reality TV show airing this fall.
Taste
May 13
Chef Yia Vang tries lutefisk with Nels Thompson, who shared the Scandinavian tradition at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

TPT's new season of 'Relish' is back with longer episodes – and lutefisk

Now in its fifth season, host Yia Vang digs deeper into Minnesota cuisine and highlights its global influences.
TV & Media
May 12
Kate Phillips, who played half of the titular team in “Miss Scarlet & the Duke,” is going solo in the series, which has been renamed "Miss Scarlet

'Miss Scarlet' is shedding the Duke

The character is being replaced by a new detective.
Variety
May 11
Ricky Gervais, who co-created the TV show, stars as misguided manager David Brent in the BBC series The Office. ORG XMIT: MIN2013040917550895

Lileks: New 'The Office' spinoff takes place at a Midwestern newspaper

The show, still untitled, features the creators of the popular office sitcom, shuttered in 2013.
Twins
May 10
Debbie Weinberg, 87, normally would be watching her beloved Minnesota Twins on television, but instead finds other ways to pass the time at her home i

Neal: Hurt most by Bally-Comcast fight? Superfans like Debbie

The most-tenured of fans can't watch their Twins on TV, and that might be the best reason of all to settle this squabble. C'mon, CEOs, figure this out.
Variety
May 10
Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons reprise their roles of Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler in the series finale of "Young Sheldon" on CBS.

TV shows to watch: 'Big Bang' actors give 'Young Sheldon' a fitting send-off

Also catch "Blue Bloods" and the 10th anniversary special of Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show."
Variety
May 9
From left, Jacob Anderson as Louis de Point du Lac, Delainey Hayles as Claudia and Assad Zaman as Armand in Season 2 of "Interview with the Vampire."

Review: Season 2 of 'Interview With the Vampire' blends intrigue, comedy and a gripping timeline

Season 2 of AMC series understands how to build emotional stakes.
Variety
May 9
Joel Edgerton stars as Jason Dessen in Apple TV+’s “Dark Matter.”

Review: In 'Dark Matter,' Joel Edgerton battles through parallel worlds

There is lot to keep straight in this Apple TV+ sci-fi thriller.
TV & Media
May 8
Emily Saliers, left, and Amy Ray look back at their musical contributions in "Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All."

TV review: Indigo Girls get joy from their music, and Minnesota, in new documentary

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers reflect on their career and impact.

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