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Neal Justin is the TV and radio critic for the Star Tribune. He previously covered music and nightlife for the paper.


TV picks for Aug. 15: 'Raising Tourette's,' 'Sugar,' 'Network'

Finding strength The new docuseries “Raising Tourette’s” spotlights five families, each raising adolescents dealing with Tourette’s syndrome. The cast includes an 11-year-old Army brat…


TV picks for Aug. 13: 'Sacred Sites,' 'Frontline,' 'The Hilarious World of Depression'

Once and future king Those who believe King Arthur was an early incarnation of Harry Potter may be disappointed by the second-season premiere of


TV picks for Aug. 8: 'CMA Fest,' 'Like Father,' 'Boomtown Builder'

Are you ready for the country? In recent years, Nashville’s formerly down-home Fan Fair has metastasized into the mega-glitzy “CMA Fest.” Four days of…


Minnesota 'Bachelorette' breaks a heart, picks her man

The decision could land Becca Kufrin in the same hot water that scalded the previous star of the ABC franchise.


Steve Martin and Martin Short return to Minn. for another wild 'n' crazy night

Steve Martin and Martin Short still want to be two wild 'n' crazy guys — as long as the hotel has a good kitchen.


TV picks for Aug. 1: 'The Sinner,' 'The Outback,' 'Suddenly'

The land Down Under “The Outback,” a three-part series about the parts of Australia most tourists never see, offers some beautiful photography of animals…


MPR lets go of three 'Prairie Home' veterans, including Garrison Keillor's son

Dismissed were managing director, publicist and Garrison Keillor's son.


TV picks for July 25: 'Burden of Truth, 'Castle Rock,' 'The Art Show'

The Maine event “Castle Rock” isn’t technically a sequel to “The Shawshank Redemption,” but there are plenty of references to that classic tale as…


TV picks for July 13-15: Jim Jefferies, Bob Dylan, 'Who Is America?'

Documentary chronicles Dylan's 1965 tour of England.


'Game of Thrones' and 'Atlanta' reign over Emmys, and Louie Anderson too

Minnesota native Louie Anderson made it three nominations in a row for his supporting turn in FX's "Baskets."