TV & Media

How Minnesota writer Mark Frost teamed with David Lynch to resurrect 'Twin Peaks'

Kyle MacLachlan, as Special Agent Dale Cooper, is one of the “Twin Peaks” favorites who’ll return for a new season that begins Sunday night on Showtime.

Agent Dale Cooper is back in "Twin Peaks," but he wouldn't be there without Minnesotan Mark Frost leading the way with longtime partner David Lynch.

Home video: Stunning 'Logan' rides off into the sunset

Hugh Jackman stars in “Logan.”

The standard superhero movie refreshingly reinvents itself as a weighty neo-western in the stunning "Logan," out Tuesday.


Chris Blue wins 'The Voice,' with homeboy Jesse Larson fourth

As they say, Chris Blue blew them away. The 27-year-old worship leader from Knoxville was named the winner Tuesday on the 12th season of NBC’s…


Ad-skipping viewers force networks to adapt

The big TV networks refine their audience data amid competition from Google and Facebook.


TV picks for May 24: 'Dirty Dancing,' 'Casual,' 'Survivor'

Time of your life This week’s return to “Twin Peaks” may be the big TV story of the week, but don’t miss out on a…


TV talk-show highlights May 23

Morning8 a.m.Harry Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban offer business advice. (WFTC, Ch. 29; also 1 p.m. KMSP, Ch. 9)9 a.m.LIVE With…


TV picks for May 23: Finales of 'The Voice' and 'Dancing With the Stars,' Hasan Minhaj, Steve Bannon

And the winners areIt's a night for champs to be crowned on "Dancing With the Stars" (7:30 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5) and "The Voice" (8…


Twin Cities finalist on NBC's 'The Voice': Prince 'taught me to believe in myself'

The burly, bearded, bespectacled dude who's never had a voice lesson or sung in a choir is trying to find his singing voice. And he's going about it in a rather novel way.


TV picks for May 22: 'Bachelorette,' 'Carpool Karaoke,' 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'

Baby talkIf you enjoyed FX's masterful miniseries "Feud" but haven't seen the 1962 Bette David-Joan Crawford film "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?", here's…


TV Q&A: It's the end for '2 Broke Girls'

Q: Will "2 Broke Girls" return in the fall?A: No. CBS chose not to continue the series after six seasons. There was talk about a…


'SNL': Baldwin's Trump sings 'Hallelujah' with closest advisers and ScarJo as Ivanka

It was a bookend to an earlier episode, when Kate McKinnon sang the same song as Hillary Clinton.


'SNL': The Rock picks Tom Hanks as running mate in 2020 presidential bid

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson used his “SNL” monologue to jokingly declare he’s running for president in 2020. His running mate: fellow Five Timers Club member…


TV picks for May 21-25: 'Becoming Bond,' 'Dirty Dancing,' 'Love Connection'

Time of your life Sunday’s return to “Twin Peaks” (8 p.m., Showtime) may be the big TV story of the week — see startribune.com/tv…


TV picks for May 20-21: 'Wizard of Lies,' Dwayne Johnson on 'SNL,' 'Dark Angel'

You talkin’ to me? Financial con games have ruined many lives, but they’ve also inspired some terrific films, including “The Big Short” and “Margin Call.”


Tracy Morgan returns to stand-up in Netflix special 'Staying Alive'

Netflix special "Staying Alive" recalls accident that left comic in a coma three years ago.


Sound Advice: Making correction in voice app doesn't take a lot of discussion

Q: Your recent column on voice-to-text smartphones made us want to try it for ourselves, but we don't know how to go back and correct…


Steve Martin and Martin Short team up in Mpls. as two amigos going for laughs

Review: The actors, comics and pals made for a hilarious evening of shtick and song.


Roger Ailes, troubled Fox News founder, dies at 77

Roger Ailes, the ousted chief of Fox News who built the network into a conservative empire and became a kingmaker for the Republican Party before being pushed out last summer, died Thursday.


New album review: A solo Harry Styles goes old-school troubadour

POP/ROCK Harry Styles, “Harry Styles” (Columbia) The first rule about being in a successful boy band is understanding that one day you will no…