TV & Media
December 24, 2021
Jane Fonda makes a surprise appearance in “Yearly Departed” on Amazon Prime.

Jane Fonda and female comics roast 2021 in new TV special

What TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week
Variety
December 24, 2021
Nayte Olukoya proposed to Michelle Young on a beach in Mexico.

Minnesota's 'Bachelorette' and her new fiancé say they're 'ready to take on the world together'

As the star of "The Bachelorette," Minnesota teacher Michelle Young had a tricky task: Find and fall in love with your soul mate on national…
TV & Media
December 23, 2021
Emily (Lily Collins) the Chicagoan settles further into French life in the second season of “Emily in Paris.”

Why so many people love the terrible 'Emily in Paris'

The second season of the Emmy-nominated series is now streaming.
TV & Media
December 23, 2021
Nasim Pedrad

Ken Burns films on Hemingway and Ali made 2021 a legendary year in TV

"Chad" was the most memorable series of the year.
TV & Media
December 22, 2021
Brian Wilson

New Brian Wilson documentary will make you smile

What to watch (and skip) on TV this weekend
Variety
December 22, 2021
Minnesota teacher Michelle Young got engaged to Nayte Olukoya during Tuesday night’s finale of “The Bachelorette.”

'Bachelorette' Michelle Young chooses Nayte Olukoya, who promises: 'I'm moving to Minnesota'

"I've never been with somebody who makes me feel so beautiful, inside and out," the Burnsville teacher said of her fiance.
TV & Media
December 21, 2021
Henry Cavill plays Geralt of Rivera and hunts down all manner of CGI beasts in “The Witcher.”

'Witcher' is back with the beasts and a host of new characters

The Netflix show's second season is more elaborate in its mythology and story.
TV & Media
December 21, 2021
Brian Baumgartner played the earnest doof Kevin Malone on “The Office.”

Former Minnesotan gets 'meta' about his beloved 'The Office' character Kevin

Former Minnesotan Brian Baumgartner looks back at the NBC sitcom's legacy.
St. Paul
December 20, 2021
Philip Gracia, co-director at Frogtown community radio station 94.1FM WFNU, chats before hosting his regular show on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 in St. Paul

Low-power St. Paul radio station tunes into the heart of Frogtown

Started a few years ago to provide "hyperlocal" programming, St. Paul's Frogtown Community Radio is also giving its neighborhood a bigger voice in local issues.
Sports
December 18, 2021
YouTube TV has dropped ESPN and other Disney-affiliated channels in a contract dispute.

YouTube TV subscribers lose ESPN channels, others in contract dispute

Nearly 4 million YouTube TV customers lost access to ESPN, ABC, FX and other Walt Disney Co.-owned channels late Friday. The move happened during the Wolves-Lakers game.
TV & Media
December 17, 2021
Rachael Leigh Cook plays Merry, a dating advice writer who is yet to find love, in “‘Tis the Season to be Merry.”

Minnesotan Rachael Leigh Cook continues her Hallmark movie hot streak

What TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week
TV & Media
December 15, 2021
“The Bachelorette” flies from Minnesota to Mexico for the overnight, “fantasy suite” dates.

'Bachelorette' Michelle Young sends home 'Minnesota Joe,' picks her final two

After weeks of dates in Minnesota, the show moved to Mexico, where Young had overnight dates — so-called "fantasy suites" — with the three finalists.
TV & Media
December 15, 2021
Will Forte and Kristen Wiig are together again in “MacGruber.”

'SNL' greats Will Forte and Kristen Wiig reunite for ultra-silly 'MacGruber'

What our critics are watching this weekend.
TV & Media
December 15, 2021
Terry Esau

Founder of Minnesota's Free Bikes 4 Kidz gets honored on 'Live With Kelly and Ryan'

Terry Esau got a surprise donation from the show.
TV & Media
December 10, 2021
From left, Kyla Kenedy as Orly, Holly Hunter as Arpi and Bobby Moynihan as Jayden in the Christmas-themed episode of “Mr. Mayor.”

'Mr. Mayor' takes gift-giving to a whole new level of hate

The holiday-themed episode is a nod to the NBC sitcom's return in 2022.
TV & Media
December 9, 2021
Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis in “And Just Like That ...”

Review: The joy of 'Sex and the City' is gone in reboot 'And Just Like That ...'

New HBO Max show lacks the puckish humor that used to animate the original.
TV & Media
December 9, 2021
Philemon Chambers, left, as Nick and Michael Urie as Peter in “Single All the Way.”

Netflix's holiday flicks rank from treats to lumps of coal

They range from being sweet and funny to downright dull.
TV & Media
December 8, 2021
Benedict Cumberatch is a villain with a secret in “The Power of the Dog.”

Benedict Cumberbatch makes the West even wilder in 'Power of the Dog'

Critic's guide on what to watch (and avoid) on TV this weekend.
TV & Media
December 7, 2021
Vineeta Sawkar, left, and Dave Lee.

WCCO Radio hires former TV anchor Vineeta Sawkar to replace Dave Lee as morning host

The former Channel 5 anchor will begin on weekdays starting Jan. 3.
TV & Media
December 7, 2021
Olivia Colman stars in HBO’s true-crime limited series “Landscapers.”

'Landscapers' isn't your typical true-crime love story

HBO's four-episode series focuses on details in imaginative and stylized ways.