Lakeville natives turn their obsession with haunted houses into TV series

October 25
Dakota Laden and his best friend Tanner Wiseman, shown at the Wabash Street Caves in St. Paul, have taken their childhood fascination with paranormal
Lakeville natives have turned their paranormal activities into a spirited new cable series.

In golden age of animation, TV's hottest cartoons are for grown-ups

September 28
Not just the usual suspects: There’s more out there than just “The Simpsons.”
It's the golden age of TV animation with a grown-up lineup of shows. Just don't tell your kids.
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Stan Shaw and Ashanti star in “A Christmas Winter Song.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 14-15: 'A Christmas Winter Song,' 'White House Christams 2019,' 'In the Good Old Summertime'

All that jazz Lifetime seems determined to prove it has just as much Christmas cheer as the Hallmark Channel. The network has produced 30 holiday…
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December 13
Paul James, Callie Hernandez in “Soundtrack.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 15-19 – '42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors,' 'Well Groomed,' 'Soundtrack'

Shining stars The “42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors,” taped last weekend, promises to be a touching broadcast, especially when the spotlight turns to “Sesame Street,”…
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December 13
Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville in “Downton Abbey.”

New on DVD: 'Downton Abbey'

'Downton Abbey' revisitedAmid uncertain times at home and across the pond, it's a fine time for some good old-fashioned escapist drama. (And it's always the…
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December 13
Vanna White stepped away from the big letter board and into the role of temporary host.

Vanna White ditches heels and takes the 'Wheel'

Vanna White takes a spin as the "Wheel of Fortune" host after 37 years.
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December 13
Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey on the set of “The L Word: Generation Q.”

Soapy reboot 'L Word: Generation Q' can just entertain, given today's LGBTQ TV landscape

"The L Word" changed TV for queer women. The sequel "Generation Q" doesn't need to.
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December 12
Hermey and Rudolph team up for adventures in the 1964 animated classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 13: 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,' 'Mel Brooks Unwrapped,' 'Star Wars,' 'The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors'

History of his world If “Mel Brooks: Unwrapped” teaches us anything, it’s that it’s nearly impossible to conduct a standard interview with the legendary comedian. Not…
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December 12
Gerard Butler, left, and Morgan Freeman in “Angel Has Fallen.”

Nielsen ratings: A busy week on the gridiron

Here are the Top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Dec. 2-8 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
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December 11

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 12 – 'Fuller House,' 'The Princess Bride,' 'The Late Late Show With James Corden'

No place like home The first half of the final season of “Fuller House” welcomes a new baby, one who inexplicably manages to get some…
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December 10
Jonas Brodsky in “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 11 – 'Michelle Wolf: Joke Show,' 'Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements,' 'Astronomy Club'

The wolf at the door Any negative comments that Michelle Wolf got from her 2018 gig as celebrity roaster during the White House Correspondents Dinner…
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December 9
Jennifer Aniston joins Ellen DeGeneres on “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 10: 'Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways,' 'Belichick & Saban,' 'Behind Bars: Women Inside'

The gift of givingEllen DeGeneres has so much fun playing Santa Claus that she may want to consider sporting a white beard. The daytime queen's…
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December 7
Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in “It Chapter Two.”

New on home video: 'It Chapter Two'

The “It” reboot may have only come out two years ago, but the sequel “It Chapter Two” (R; ⋆⋆⋆) takes a big leap forward, revisiting…
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December 7
Rachel Brosnahan stars as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 8-12: 'Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' 'Reprisal'

What a wonderful world “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is more marvelous than ever, as long as you don’t get hung up on historical accuracy. During…
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December 6
Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban and defenseman Shea Theodore.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 9 – 'Reprisal,' 'Truth Be Told,' 'Valiant'

Basic instincts It takes a while for “Timeless” star Abigail Spencer to prove she’s a formidable femme fatale in the stylish new drama “Reprisal,” but…
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December 6
Peter Frampton, left, pops in for the “Madam Secretary” series finale.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 7-8: 'The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!,' 'Silicon Valley,' 'Madame Secretary'

Land ho! “The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!” offers viewers a chance to see the Broadway production above water — and from the comfort of their…
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December 5
Rachel Brosnahan is “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 6-8 – 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live,' Jessica Kirson, 'Work in Progress'

What a wonderful world “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is more marvelous than ever, as long as you don’t get hung up on historical accuracy. During…
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December 5

'SNL' vet Julia Sweeney deals with the legacy of Pat

Comedian Julia Sweeney comes to terms with Pat.
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December 4
Charles Michael Davis and Lea Michele in “Same Time, Next Christmas.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 5: 'Same Time, Next Christmas,' 'Holly Hobbie,' 'Project Runway'

Smells like teen spirit Youngsters dreaming about following in Taylor Swift’s footsteps may already be familiar with “Holly Hobbie,” the live-action series based on the…
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December 3
Elizabeth Perkins and Denis Leary in “The Moodys.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 4 – 'Five Day Biz Fix,' 'The Moodys,' 'Man vs. Bear'

Moody blues “The Moodys,” starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins, is sure to remind you of your own family, especially if white lies are a…
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December 2
Brad Paisley teams up with Kelsea Ballerini and other country stars in “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 3: 'Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special,' Tiffany Haddish, 'One Day at Disney'

Gone coun­try If Nash­ville is your i­de­a of a win­ter won­der­land, tune in for “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Spe­cial,” in which the ami­able coun­try mu­sic…
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December 1
“Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” celebrates the singer’s career.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 2 – 'The Great Christmas Light Fight,' Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On,' 'Making It'

Fight clubDespite its provocative title, "The Great Christmas Light Fight" has always been about peace and goodwill to mankind or at least those who…

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