TV & Media
November 12
“Jeopardy!” will air episodes featuring late host Alex Trebek through December.

The last episodes of Alex Trebek's 'Jeopardy': Best things to watch, listen to or read this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your pandemic playlist.
TV & Media
November 12
Janelle Monae in the slavery revenge film “Antebellum.”

Nielsen ratings: Election is no match for football; 'Antebellum' is top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Nov. 2-8 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
November 11
Genki’s Switch is handy to take on-the-go, but its dock isn’t exactly built for travel. A new dock makes traveling with it easier.

Take your Nintendo Switch on the road with Covert Dock

Nobody has the pulse of what you want to carry with your Nintendo Switch quite like Genki. Earlier this year, the Japanese gaming accessories company…
TV & Media
November 10
A new series with a diverse cast is “Euphoria,” a coming-of-age drama that won three Emmy Awards, including one for star Zendaya.

Diverse casts are a hit on new TV shows

But demand still outpaces supply.
TV & Media
November 9
Jordan Peele as the Narrator of “The Twilight Zone.”

'Twilight Zone' continues in new incarnation

  Q: Can you please tell me what happened to “The Twilight Zone” and “The Invaders,” two of my favorite shows, and to Roy Thinnes…
TV & Media
November 9
"Basketful of Heads" by Joe Hill and "Manga Yokai Stories"

3 must-read graphic novels, from horror to war

Ready to curl up with a good graphic novel? Here are some options:   “Basketful of Heads”: DC Comics has launched a horror line…
TV & Media
November 8

'L.A.'s Finest' is a tribute to 'Bad Boys' franchise

Q: During the summer, Fox heavily promoted a new cop-buddy show with Jessica Alba, called "L.A.'s Finest." Now when I watch "L.A.'s Finest," it's not…
TV & Media
November 6
“Moonbase8”

Space comedy 'Moonbase 8' and four other shows our TV critic is watching this week

The wrong stuff In “Moonbase 8,” John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker and Fred Armisen play misfit astronauts assigned to a never-ending training exercise in the…
TV & Media
November 6
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Liberal-leaning late-night comedians rally for Joe Biden

Stephen Colbert and company did little to hide their liberal leanings.
TV & Media
November 6
Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy and Annie Murphy star in “Schitt’s Creek.”

DVD releases for Nov. 10

Out Tuesday • “Schitt’s Creek Complete Collection” • “A Rainy Day in New York” • “Dark Figures” • “Guest House” • “I Met a Girl”…
TV & Media
November 5
Dave Chappelle attends the 2018 Netflix FYSee Kick-Off Event at Raleigh Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Netflix adds all of 'Chappelle's Show': Best things to watch, listen to or read this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your playlist.
TV & Media
November 5
Thomas Jane and Anne Heche in “The Vanishing.”

Nielsen ratings: Football outdraws World Series; 'Vanished' tops rental movie list

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Oct. 26-Nov.1 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
November 4
EA Sports delivers a fleshed out title with plenty of electricity and fun with NHL 21.

Let's play hockey: 'NHL 21' offers a rewarding video game experience

With college football and the NFL heating up, hockey is likely the farthest thing from your mind. But EA Sports just dropped the new edition…
TV & Media
November 4
Hunter Quinn, left, and Steve LaTart, right.

Two Twin Cities radio personalities have lost their jobs

An executive producer for "The Dave Ryan Show" and a Cities 97.1 morning host both announced their departures on Monday.
TV & Media
November 3
Mark Strong stars in “Temple” as a surgeon, Dr. Daniel Milton.

When the good guy is also the bad guy

British actor Mark Strong's new role vacillates between hero and villain.
TV & Media
November 2
Bob Smith with his puppet, "Howdy Doody," at right, and a Howdy Doody doll at left, when Smith celebrated the show's first year in television.

'Howdy Doody' got a makeover when his creator left the show

  Q: I hope you can answer this for me because it’s been plaguing me for years. Way, way back when “Howdy Doody” first went…
TV & Media
November 2
C-3PO, portrayed by Anthony Daniels, left, and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." Isaac is in talks to play Moon Knight

3 classic superheroes get TV shows

The small screen is trying to make us forget the big one. Recently in this space I discussed “Helstrom.” Before that, I focused on “Star…
TV & Media
November 2
WCCO’s senior political reporter Pat Kessler in front of the State Capitol, his longtime stamping grounds.

WCCO's Kessler looks back at most memorable moments, politicians

While the 67-year-old news hound insists he'll still contribute special reports to WCCO and appear on KFAN, he officially slips into retirement after this election cycle.
TV & Media
November 1

Pop Culture Q&A: Hilary Swank's series has gone 'Away'

Q: Do you know why "Away," the series with Hilary Swank, was canceled? I thought it was excellent — story and acting both.A: The series…
TV & Media
October 30
Anya Taylor-Joy stars as orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix.

'The Queen's Gambit' and more chess films worth checking out

"Queen's Gambit" is just one of many projects that celebrate the royal game.

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