Louie Anderson appeared at the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association to promote his Emmy-winning TV series “Baskets,” which brought him anoth

Minnesota comedy legend Louie Anderson dies of cancer at 68

The Emmy-winning St. Paul native maintained close ties to his home state throughout a four-decade career that spanned stage, film and TV.

'Secrets of Playboy' paints Hugh Hefner as the devil

January 21
The new A&E series, “Secrets of Playboy,” explores the reality of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy empire.
What TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week.

'Downton Abbey' fans will swoon over HBO's 'Gilded Age'

January 20
Cynthia Nixon, left, and Christine Baranski play old-money socialite sisters in “The Gilded Age” by Julian Fellowes.
Julian Fellowes' new period drama is set against the backdrop of economic and societal changes in America.
Home & Garden
January 19
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in the new apartment she hates on “And Just Like That...”

Column: The fantasy real estate we see on TV is just that, a fantasy

Television isn't particularly interested in showing the headaches that come with housing, whether you rent or own.
TV & Media
January 19
From left, Albert Rutecki, Rick Glassman and Sue Ann Pien in “As We See It.” The dramedy debuts Friday on Amazon Prime.

'As We See It' is TV's next great tear-jerker

What our critics are watching this weekend.
Local
January 18
Patrick Henry Kelly

Man charged with stalking another Current radio DJ

The 62-year-old man, described by prosecutors as "fixated on her for months," violated a restraining order at least twice, according to felony charges.
TV & Media
January 18
From left, Jeff Hiller, Mercedes White, Murray Hill and Bridget Everett in the new HBO series, “Somebody Somewhere.”

Bridget Everett shows off her softer side in 'Somebody Somewhere'

Paul Thureen of East Grand Forks is a co-creator of the comedy series on HBO.
TV & Media
January 18
Aya Cash attended the University of Minnesota in 2004 as part of the inaugural Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program.

'The Boys' star Aya Cash plays fictional Star Tribune reporter in new Fox sitcom

'Welcome to Flatch' also features Seann William Scott as a one-time Minneapolis pastor.
Local
January 15
Betty White, center — whose “Golden Girls” character hailed from “St. Olaf, Minn.” — visited St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in May

Back in 1992, Betty White visited Minnesota's real St. Olaf

Star charmed the namesake for her "Golden Girls" character's hometown.
TV & Media
January 14
Hilary Duff is the protagonist and narrator of “How I Met Your Father,” a 10-episode comedy series that lands on Hulu Tuesday.

'How I Met Your Father' is almost as adorable as the sitcom that inspired it

What TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week
TV & Media
January 13
John Cena plays a psychopathic antihero in the new “Peacemaker.”

Review: 'Peacemaker' TV series does justice to the DC Comics franchise

John Cena reprises his role as the muscle-headed hero.
Music
January 13
Diane Miller takes over 7th St. Entry on Saturday to promote her new EP, “Earth to Diane.”

Radio host for the Current and club booker is now 'just Diane' as a musician

Diane Miller has quickly made a name for herself in Minneapolis as a performer, promoter and now "Local Show" host.
TV & Media
January 12
“Too Hot to Handle” returns for a third season Jan. 19 on Netflix.

Which TV dating show is right for you? Depends whether you're naughty or nice

What our critics are watching this weekend.
Nfl
January 12
Michele Tafoya is a four-time Sports Emmy Award winner for her work as a reporter. She covered the Vikings-49ers preseason game in 2017 at U.S. Bank S

Tafoya confirms she's leaving the NFL sidelines — but not Minnesota

Super Bowl LVI might be Edina resident Michele Tafoya's last gig as a sports journalist. "This is about opening a new chapter for me," she said.
Music
January 11
Jake Luppen and his band Hippo Campus played one of their few gigs of 2021 at Duluth’s Water Is Life festival in August.

Hippo Campus rolls out 'Ride or Die' single ahead of new album and TV gig on James Corden show

The Twin Cities pop-rockers are due on CBS's "Late Late Show" as they prepare for the Feb. 3 release of "LP3."
TV & Media
January 11
Sven Sundgaard has joined “Morning Edition” on MPR to do weather chats and forecasts.

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard joins Minnesota Public Radio

The former KARE weatherman will be featured on "Morning Edition."
TV & Media
January 7
Jerry Harris was arrested last year on a federal child pornography charge. The second season of Netflix’s “Cheer” will address the arrest.

'Cheer' deals with arrest of breakout star Jerry Harris in second season

What our TV critic Neal Justin is watching this week
Movies
January 7
“Belfast,” starring nominated actors Caitriona Balfe and Jamie Dornan, is one of the key contenders at a muted Golden Globes presentation Sunday.

The Golden Globes are back, for some reason

But the award show Sunday will have no host or red carpet, and won't be televised or livestreamed.
Variety
January 7
Co-anchor Gia Vang says at the beginning of her career she wanted to conform to what was expected from her. “I don’t have time for that anymore,�

KARE co-anchor Gia Vang fights racism with #VeryAsian campaign

Vang is one of the most high-profile Hmong-American journalists in the country.
TV & Media
January 6
Adrienne Warren is a mother who has a tight relationship with her son (Cedric Joe) in ABC’s new miniseries, “Women of the Movement.”

Justin: 'Women of the Movement' is rare example of network TV doing the right thing

The miniseries shines new light on the Emmett Till story.
TV & Media
January 5
In “Spencer,” Kristen Stewart plays Princess Diana seamlessly.

Kristen Stewart embodies Diana and then some in 'Spencer'

What our critics are watching this weekend.
TV & Media
January 4
Jason Isaacs and Sophia Bush play father and daughter in CBS’ new medical drama, “Good Sam.”

New TV shows to watch and avoid this winter

From "Gilded Age" to "Promised Land" to "Good Sam" to "Afterparty," it will be a season with plenty of drama.
TV & Media
January 3
Betty White

5 reasons why Betty White deserves a statue in Minnesota

The late award-winning TV icon, whose career spanned seven decades, had a deep connection to the state.