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Tina Fey's new sitcom 'Great News' will make you think: Liz Lemon

Tina Fey

Tina Fey's hot streak continues with her latest sitcom, "Great News."

Home video: 'La La Land' brings all that jazz

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in “La La Land.”

"La La Land" is a lovely homage to Hollywood musicals of yore.


TV Q&A: What's up with 'Doc Martin'?

Q: I thought this year would feature a season finale for "Doc Martin." Can you tell me what is happening with the show?A: I get…


TV picks for April 24: 'Booze Traveler,' Barbra Streisand, 'Girlboss'

EvergreenWhat does one get Barbra Streisand for her 75th birthday? While I'm sure the superstar would appreciate a dozen white roses, she'll probably be just…


TV picks for April 23-27: 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Girlboss,' 'Mary Kills People'

Death becomes her In “Mary Kills People,” a doctor (Caroline Dhavernas) spends her off-duty hours helping the terminally ill find a quicker path to the…


TV picks for April 22-23: 'An Ocean Mystery,' 'El Chapo,' 'Silicon Valley'

Catch me if you can Skip the cake and balloons and celebrate Earth Day by watching “An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch,” a documentary about…


Sound Advice: Several new Bluetooth speaker models are worth a listen

Q: I am looking for a new Bluetooth speaker. Is there anything new to talk about before I start shopping?A: I have come across some…


Here's more 'Great News': 5 other sitcoms set in TV newsrooms

Besides "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," several sitcoms have tried to find laughs behind the headlines:"Goodnight, Beantown" (1983-84): The chemistry between bickering co-anchors Mariette Hartley…


TV picks for April 21-23: L.A. riots, 'Henrietta Lacks,' Barry Manilow, 'Mary Kills People'

Made it through the rain Barry Manilow’s public coming-out party has led to the kind of attention he used to receive for his dispatches from…


Bill O'Reilly's Fox News payout could be as high as $25 million

He was forced out of the network after the disclosure of a series of sexual harassment allegations against him.


Wash. Post reporter who insulted Red Lake Falls now making his home there

Christopher Ingraham infamously insulted Red Lake County in the Washington Post. Then he actually visited, fell in love with the place and moved there with his family.


TV picks for April 20: 'Knocked Up,' 'Married at First Sight,' 'Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History'

Knocked out loaded During a recent performance at the Dakota in Minneapolis, Loudon Wainwright III pulled out “Daughter,” the touching song he recorded for 2007’s…


Nielsen ratings: 'Big Bang' No. 1; 'Rogue One' top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of April 10-16 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…


Embattled anchor Bill O'Reilly's future at Fox News looks uncertain

The future of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly appears increasingly uncertain amid growing signs that the embattled TV star is losing support from his bosses at 21st Century Fox.


MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks about life, death and Mountain Dew

The award-winning journalist is on a mission to break the taboo of talking about — and preparing for — the end of life. She arrives at what she calls her passion project as a familiar face and voice who has been a 30-year staple on Twin Cities airwaves.


TV picks for April 19: 'Fortitude,' 'Nova: Holocaust Escape Tunnel,' Chelsea Handler

Baby, it’s cold outside With “The Walking Dead” done for the season, bloodthirsty fans may want to check out the second season of “Fortitude,” the…


Spanx and lots of French fries helped Ewan McGregor play brothers in 'Fargo'

Ewan McGregor takes sibling rivalry to an extreme in the new season of "Fargo."


TV talk-show highlights April 18

Morning8 a.m.Harry Singer Jax. (WFTC, Ch. 29; also 1 p.m. KMSP, Ch. 9)Afternoon4 p.m.The Ellen DeGeneres Show Rob Delaney, Spoon, the Melisizwe Brothers.…


TV picks for April 18: 'Bizarre Foods,' 'Famous in Love,' 'Problematic With Moshe Kasher'

Frequent flierMinnesota resident Andrew Zimmern, such a familiar face at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport that he would never get dragged off a plane, returns for…