Mike Epps, Kim Fields and Wanda Sykes in “The Upshaws.”

Why are TV sitcoms at an all-time low?

Netflix just canceled five sitcoms that failed to find traction.

The 'Ted Lasso' breakout star you need to know

July 23
Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt and Nick Mohammed in “Ted Lasso,” premiering July 23 on Apple TV Plus.
Nick Mohammed steps up his game in Season 2.

Five TV shows to check out (and avoid) this week

July 23
Buddy Guy performed at the Modern Chicago Blues Styles show in 1966.
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July 26
John Nettles and Daniel Casey in “Midsomer Murders.”

Sykes rose from stray to stardom

Q: I am an ardent fan of "Midsomer Murders." On the show is a cute little dog named Sykes. I would like to know how…
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July 25

Tom Ewell had an itch to be in his own TV show

Q: I recall a sitcom that hit the airwaves during the late 1950s. The main character was a man named Tom. He was the only…
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July 23
Emily Blunt and Noah Jupe in a scene from “A Quiet Place Part II.”

Out on DVD July 27: 'A Quiet Place Part II' and 'Every Breath You Take'

Out Tuesday• "A Quiet Place Part II"• "American Gods: Season 3"• "Every Breath You Take"• "Joey & Ella"• "Keeping Faith: Series 3"• "Midnight in the…
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July 23
Louis C.K. plans four shows in Minneapolis this week.

Louis C.K. sells out in first of three nights in return to Minneapolis

The comic is performing at Acme Comedy Co. through Saturday.
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July 23
Contestant Meghan Petricka worked on her mini-golf hole, as seen on “Clipped.”

Minnesota topiary artist makes the cut in new Martha Stewart show

An Eden Prairie woman who landed a spot in the new HGTV series "Clipped" must wow Martha Stewart.
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July 22
Jason Statham in “Wrath of Man.”

Nielsen ratings: NBA, MLB are big winners

"Wrath of Man" tops movie rentals list.
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July 22
NBC doesn’t plan to won’t sweeten the audio with artificial crowd noise An athlete from Belgium practices for the 3x3 basketball competition at th

TV viewers will experience an Olympics like no other

When U.S. athletes win medals, NBC hopes to connect them immediately via satellite with family members and friends.
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July 21
Karen Gillan as Sam in “Gunpowder Milkshake.”

Our critics' guide on what to watch (and avoid) on TV this weekend

These shows are new, but not all of them are worth seeing.
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July 20
Mike Minogue and Karen O’Leary encounter extraterrestrial plants.

Light and silly 'Wellington Paranormal' stays true to its New Zealand character

Creator Jemaine Clement purposefully went for a light and silly series.
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July 19
Michael C. Hall, who played serial killer Dexter Morgan in “Dexter,” returns for a limited series.

'Dexter' returns for short series

Q: Can you give me any information on the return of "Dexter"? My husband is a huge fan.A: It will be back, as a 10-episode…
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July 18
Julie Bowen, Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh in the series finale of “Ed.”

Late, lamented 'Ed' isn't on any platform

Q: One of my favorite shows was "Ed" in the early 2000s, starring Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Justin Long, etc. Is this show streaming anywhere?…
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July 16
Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key find themselves trapped in “Schmigadoon!”

Our TV critic reviews the five buzziest shows of the week

'Schmigadoon!'Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key play a couple whose rocky relationship gets tested when they're trapped in a city engaged in an ongoing musical. Broadway…
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July 16
Chris Rock in a scene from “Spiral: From the Book of Saw.”

Out on video July 20: 'Spiral' and 'Dream Horse'

Out Tuesday• "Spiral"• "Dream Horse"• "Jakob's Wife"• "Die in a Gunfight":• "Feral State"• "Gangs of London: Season 1"• "Initiation"• "Shameless• "Star Trek Discovery: Season 3"•…
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July 15
Bob Odenkirk as Hutch Mansell in “Nobody.”

Nielsen ratings: NBA finals net top spots

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of July 5-11 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
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July 15
Paul McCartney sits down for a rare interview with producer Rick Rubin in “McCartney 3,2,1.”

New series from Paul McCartney, Rick Rubin offers a fresh take on Beatles history

A new docuseries focuses on the long and winding road to musical excellence.
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July 14
Poorna Jagannathan, left, and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in “Never Have I Ever.”

Our critics' guide to what to watch (and avoid) on TV this weekend

Critics pick the buzziest shows and movies to watch on TV this weekend.
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July 12
Richard Dean Anderson starred in “MacGyver.”

Richard Dean Anderson of 'MacGyver' starred on other shows

Q: I am enjoying reruns of the original "MacGyver" TV series. What can you tell me about Richard Dean Anderson? I don't believe he did…
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July 11
Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville in “Downton Abbey,” the film.

'Downton' music a combo of old and new

Q: Please tell me the name of the waltz played in the "Downton Abbey" movie where the king and queen and the family are all…
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July 9
Warner Bros. Hiroyuki Sanada, left, as Scorpion/Hanzo Hasashi and Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero/Bi-Han in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “Mortal Komb

Out on video July 13: 'Mortal Kombat'

Out Tuesday"A Cinderella Story:  Starstruck""Held""Mortal Kombat""No Man's Land""Separation""Wrath of Man""The SpongeBob Movie:  Sponge on the Run""A Soldier's Story 2:  Return From the Dead": A sequel…
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July 8
Maya Moore has taken a sabbatical from the Minnesota Lynx.

New documentary celebrates Lynx star Maya Moore's off-court mission

ESPN's new "30 for 30" is about the WNBA star's fight for justice.