TV & Media
December 8, 2020
Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus Jangle in “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.”

Netflix strikes a novel casting note with its holiday musical

Victorian-era story features Black actors.
TV & Media
December 7, 2020
Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson in “Godfather of Harlem.”

'Godfather of Harlem' will return

Q: I became a huge fan of the series "Godfather of Harlem." The acting was great and overall it was very entertaining. I was wondering…
TV & Media
December 7, 2020
Dafne Keen in “His Dark Materials.” HBO

4 genre TV shows to watch right now on streaming services

Recently I cut the cable cord. And the universe rewarded me for it. Well, that's my interpretation for the coincidence that every genre show I…
TV & Media
December 4, 2020
Ken Jennings, a 74-time champion of "Jeopardy!", will be the first interim guest for the late Alex Trebek, and the show will try other guest hosts bef

Is Ken Jennings the answer to the 'Jeopardy' question?

Q: I am very sorry to see that Ken Jennings will be the interim host of “Jeopardy!” Ken is smart, but he also is a…
TV & Media
December 4, 2020
Christian Serratos stars as Selena Quintanilla in “Selena: The Series.”

A new take on the life of Tejano superstar Selena and four other shows our TV critic is watching this week

Como la flor The 1997 film “Selena” made Jennifer Lopez a superstar. “Selena: The Series,” also based on the rise of the late Selena Quintanilla,…
TV & Media
December 4, 2020
Nick Birch (voiced by Nick Kroll) in the fourth season of “Big Mouth.”

'Big Mouth' speaks volumes about the fears of kids — and adults

The adult animated series returns for a whole new round of tween angst.
TV & Media
December 4, 2020
Andrea Riseborough stars in “Possessor Uncut.”

Out on DVD Dec. 15: 'Possessor Uncut' and 'The Secrets She Keeps'

Out Tuesday• "Possessor Uncut"• "She Dies Tomorrow"• "Hawaii Five-0 (2010): The Complete Series"• "Mister Roberts"• "Bobbleheads: The Movie"• "Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death…
TV & Media
December 3, 2020
Yifei Liu stars as the title character in “Mulan.”

Nielsen ratings

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Nov. 23-29 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
December 3, 2020
Gary Oldman portrays Herman Mankiewicz in “Mank.”

Start your Oscar ballot with 'Mank' and 'Metal': Best things to watch this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your pandemic playlist.
TV & Media
December 3, 2020
Chris Kruse on "Dateline NBC."

'Dateline NBC' takes deep dive into 2015 Minnesota murder

The news program will focus on the death of Jan Kruse of Brewster, Minn.
Music
December 2, 2020
Peter Parker at work in the Go 95.3 FM studios in Minneapolis in 2016.

Pohlads leave the radio business, selling its Go stations to a Christian nonprofit

Buyer is a California nonprofit that operates Christian music networks.
TV & Media
December 2, 2020
Players will battle across several maps that include locales in Berlin, Moscow, Miami and beyond in “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.”

Latest 'Call of Duty' game treads a familiar path

Although “Call of Duty” seems like a monolithic franchise, it actually contains different eras and subseries. Early games focused on World War II, then it…
TV & Media
December 1, 2020

Minnesota radio host resigns after bullying another DJ on the air

Aaron Imholte had been with WHMH-FM in Sauk Rapids since 2014.
TV & Media
December 1, 2020
Cedric the Entertainer jumped at the chance to return to work on “The Neighborhood.”

Cedric is glad to be entertaining again

Shutdown was hard on veteran funnyman who loves to keep busy.
TV & Media
November 30, 2020
The latest adaptation of "Dune" promises to be the most faithful yet. Cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Just how Dune is the new 'Dune' graphic novel?

The proper name of this hardback is “Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 1: Dune” (Abrams ComicArts, $24.99), which sounds a bit redundant. The preface explains…
TV & Media
November 30, 2020
Mike Colter on “Evil.” CBS has ordered another season.

'Evil' series will return

Q: Will the series "Evil" be back this season?A: CBS has ordered another run of the thriller series but has not yet announced a return…
TV & Media
November 29, 2020
Candace Cameron Bure and Paul Greene star in Hallmark's "A Christmas Detour." Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Marce

Small town? Matchmaking child? Snow? Play Hallmark movie bingo

Cheesy holiday movies have become as much of a tradition as candy canes and mistletoe.
TV & Media
November 29, 2020
Ellen Barkin as the matriarch in “Animal Kingdom.”TNT

'Animal Kingdom' will be roaring back

Q: Is there going to be a fifth season of "Animal Kingdom"?A: Yes. Delayed because of the pandemic, production of the TNT drama now has…
TV & Media
November 28, 2020
“Baby God” director Hannah Olson.

Minnesota filmmaker exposes sinister fertility doctor in a new HBO documentary

Hopkins High School graduate Hannah Olson makes an impressive directorial debut.
TV & Media
November 27, 2020
“Zappa”

The 'Fargo' finale and four other things our TV critic is watching this week

The father of invention “Zappa,” a thorough documentary on the life of Frank Zappa, helps dismiss the notion that the artist was merely a novelty…