Barry ZeVan, the flamboyant retired Twin Cities weatherman, in the studio after a taping of his Retro Weather show.

Old-school forecaster 'Barry ZeVan the Weather Man' dies at 82

The Minnesota forecasting and broadcasting star worked at KSTP and KARE in the 1970s and '80s.

TV viewer asks: Where is 'God'?

January 26
Violett Beane as Cara Bloom and Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer in “God Friended Me.”
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January 27
Caroline Catz and Martin Clunes in “Doc Martin”

Pop Culture Q&A: It's hard to keep track of 'Doc'

Q: I love this quirky show “Doc Martin” that ended so suddenly without any indication of its return. Would you know anything about it? A:…
TV & Media
January 25
“The Biggest Loser” host Bob Harper joined trainer Erica Lugo to discuss the show at the Television Critics Association press tour.

'The Biggest Loser' still has serious health issues

The show now offers on-site nutritionists, support sessions and a free gym membership for dieters after they leave the program. But ultimately, their primary goal is creating a soap opera — no matter the costs.
TV & Media
January 24
Kristen Bell and William Jackson Harper in “The Good Place.”

What our TV critic is watching this week: 'Shrill,' Michael Vick, 'The Goop Lab With Gwyenth Paltrow,' 'The Good Place'

Stronger than before The second season of “Shrill” picks up where we left off, with Annie (Aidy Bryant) scampering away after vandalizing the car of…
TV & Media
January 23
Will Smith faces off against his clone in “Gemini Man.”

Nielsen ratings: NFC title game is most-watched; 'Gemini Man' is top rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Jan. 13-19 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
Stage & Arts
January 22
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Comic legend Alan Zweibel talks about collaborating with everyone from Gilda Radner to Larry David

Alan Zweibel talks about working with everyone from Gilda Radner to Larry David.
TV & Media
January 21

News coverage of impeachment constrained, as designed by GOP

CBS blinked first. After less than three hours of live coverage Tuesday, the network of Walter Cronkite cut away from the Senate impeachment trial of…
TV & Media
January 21
Bob Odenkirk, right, as Jimmy McGill and Michael Mando, left, as Nacho Varga in "Better Call Saul."

Season 6 will be the end of the road for 'Better Call Saul'

The conclusion of the "Breaking Bad" spinoff/prequel is still up in the air.
TV & Media
January 20

Pop Q&A: 'NCIS: New Orleans' will move to Sundays

Q: I really enjoyed “NCIS: New Orleans.” Will it be returning this year? A: The drama starring Scott Bakula has moved to Sundays as part of…
TV & Media
January 20
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) in "Game of Thrones."

Who will win, who will die as 'Game of Thrones' returns for its final round

The long wait is over for fans of the HBO hit, whose final season debuted Sunday. Who will take the Iron Throne?
TV & Media
January 19
Lauren Graham and partner Peter Krause at the Golden Globes.

Pop culture Q&A: Lauren Graham makes the 'Playlist'

Q: What is the talented actress Lauren Graham doing lately?A: Graham ("Gilmore Girls," "Parenthood") has recently been seen on the delightful musical series "Zoey's Extraordinary…
TV & Media
January 19

We ask 'Jeopardy' also-ran: What happened, Brad?

"Greatest of All Time" tournament didn't end so well for Brad Rutter.
January 18
Awkwafina stars in “Nora From Queens” on Comedy Central.

Golden Globe winner Awkwafina continues to break new ground in her Comedy Central sitcom

"The Farewell" star won't let being left out of the Oscar party get in the way of celebrating her new sitcom.
TV & Media
January 18
Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad and Suzy Nakamura in “Avenue 5.”

What our TV critic is watching this week: 'Avenue 5,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' 'Spy Games,' 'Star Trek: Picard,' 'Outmatched'

Space oddity Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad lead the top-flight cast of “Avenue 5,” a new sitcom about a luxury tourist vessel that goes the…
TV & Media
January 17
Rob Lowe in “9-1-1: Lone Star.”

Rob Lowe suits up for new network series and a visit to the Twin Cities

The Emmy-nominated actor's big year includes a new series and a stop at Mystic Lake.
TV & Media
January 16
Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker.”

Nielsen ratings for Jan. 6-12

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Jan. 6-12 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
TV & Media
January 15
Players run in place to make their avatar move in “Ring Fit Adventure.”

Video games: 'Ring' turns fitness into fun

The problem with many fitness games is that they're lacking when it comes to fun. Which is one of the main reasons to gamify physical…
TV & Media
January 14
Chris Rock joined the cast of “Fargo” for the fourth season as a crime syndicate boss.

Chris Rock shocked and thrilled with 'Fargo' role

Chris Rock was "shocked" to land the lead role in "Fargo."
TV & Media
January 13
Martin Sheen was Josiah (Jed) Bartlet in “The West Wing.”

TV Q&A: No 'West Wing' sequels planned

Q: I just finished watching all seven seasons of “The West Wing” on Netflix. It ended with Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen) ending his time as…
TV & Media
January 11
J.J. Kelley and Kinga Philipps, co-hosts of the Travel Channel’s “Lost in the Wild.”

Hiking near Taylors Falls, Minn., inspired Travel Channel star J.J. Kelley to see the world

Filmmaker J.J. Kelley is the latest Minnesotan in search of something wild.
TV & Media
January 11
Anytime Fitness President Stacy Anderson is the subject of Wednesday’s “Undercover Boss.”

Five shows our TV critic is watching this week

Knowing the law No one spins a better crime yarn than Richard Price. The “Clockers” author once again puts his unparalleled mastery of law enforcement…

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