Variety
February 3
Actor Hal Holbrook as himself (left) and as Mark Twain, circa 1976.

Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby pays tribute to the late Hal Holbrook

The former WCCO anchor shared a love for Mark Twain with the celebrated actor.
Variety
February 3
Ana Maria Lopez Joel McHale and chef Justin Sutherland in TruTV’s “Fast Foodies.”

Twin Cities chef Justin Sutherland is back on reality TV with "Fast Foodies"

Former "Top Chef" Justin Sutherland is now taking on fast food.
Variety
February 2
“Saturday Night Live” and late night talk show hosts made hay with impersonations and jokes about former President Donald Trump, with  Alec Baldwi

How political comedy will adjust to a Biden administration

What does the future of stand-up look like in the shadow of Trump?
Variety
February 2
Sean Murray as NCIS special agent Timothy McGee, a role that’s evolved from rookie status.

Sean Murray found a steady gig in 'NCIS'

Timothy McGee character has served him well for 18 years.
Business
February 2

Nearly $1 billion TV industry deal means new ownership for Duluth, Rochester stations

Quincy Media is being acquired by Atlanta-based Gray Television.
Variety
February 1
The next season of “Bridgerton” will focus on Lord Anthony Bridgerton played by Jonathan Bailey.

'Bridgerton' second season production set for spring

Q: Do you know if and when Season 2 of "Bridgerton" will be on Netflix?A: The costume drama from Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland company will indeed…
Variety
January 31
Hamza Haq as Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed in “Transplant.”

'Transplant' is back for a second season

Q: Do you have any info on one of our favorites, "Transplant"? It's about a Syrian doctor and his younger sister arriving in the U.S.…
Variety
January 29
Elizabeth Carmichael, shown with her Dale automobile in “The Lady and the Dale.”

A new Britney Spears documentary, and four other shows our TV critic is watching this week

Mother of inventionElizabeth Carmichael aspired to be the next Henry Ford, but she has more in common with Elizabeth Holmes, the con artist featured in…
Variety
January 29
Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall on “The Equalizer.”

How Queen Latifah is putting a new spin on 'The Equalizer'

Queen Latifah puts a new spin on a beloved character.
Variety
January 29
Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in “Let Him Go.”

Out on video Feb. 2: 'Let Him Go' and 'Love, Weddings & Other Disasters'

Out Tuesday• "Let Him Go"• "Breach"• "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror"• "Host"• "JL Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift"• "Love, Weddings & Other Disasters"•…
Music
January 28
Jade Tittle toasted teen rockers Bruise Violet at 89.3 the Current’s birthday bash in 2016 at First Avenue.

89.3 the Current's Jade Tittle adds music director duties to her playlist

The midday on-air host at Minnesota Public Radio's alternative music station will now more heavily shape its programming.
Variety
January 28
Trampled by Turtles

A beloved Minnesota band revisits its trampling grounds and 7 more things to watch this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your pandemic playlist.
Variety
January 28
Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie in “Synchronic.”

Nielsen ratings: AFC title game helps CBS rule 8 of top 10 spots

"Synchronic" is top movie rental.
Variety
January 26
North High School head football coach and former Minneapolis police officer Charles Adams III.

HBO's 'Real Sports' spotlights North High School and its football coach

The 27th season premiere airs 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Variety
January 25
The McGuire Sisters, Christine, Phyllis and Dorothy, topped the charts with hits in the 1950s.

Was there another McGuire sister?

Q: In a story about the McGuire Sisters I saw a mention of a sister named Ruby. The sisters I remember were Phyllis, Dorothy and…
Variety
January 24
Adeline De Walt Reynolds Adeline de Walt Reynolds is a splendid example of a person who accepted the challenge of accomplishment even in later years,

Actress proved you're never too old to start

Q: I was watching "Going My Way" the other day and I have always wondered who played the old woman who was supposed to be…
Variety
January 24
How to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to lower the temperature of discourse. ASsociated Press

6 strategies for cooling it down on social media

Tips on how to lower the temperature on social media without losing your mind.
January 23

Larry King, legendary talk show host, remembered

King, who died Saturday at age 87, helped define American conversation for half a century with interviews of world leaders, movie stars and ordinary individuals.
Variety
January 22
“Bridge and Tunnel”

'Fate: The Winx Saga' and four other shows our TV critic is watching this week

Tunnel of loveEdward Burns made a name for himself in the 1990s with a string of romcoms that insisted that pretty people have problems, too.…
Variety
January 22
John Hanson, left, in 2008, shown with KSTP "Twin Cities Live" producer Taylor Cisco and Hanson's co-host Rebekah Wood.

WCCO Radio parts ways with its program director

John Hanson, who grew up in the Twin Cities, returned home in 2018 for the WCCO programming position.