TV & Media

Former Olympic gymnast goes for gold on CNBC series

Kristi Leskinen and Shawn Johnson East in "Aventure Capitalists."

Olympic champ Shawn Johnson East tests her mettle in a new arena on the CNBC series "Adventure Capitalists."

'Fixer Upper' stars Joanna and Chip Gaines talk show's end

Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of the HGTV series "Fixer Upper."

The couple behind HGTV's "Fixer Upper" is opening up about the reasons for ending the show after its fifth season, which premieres next month.


TV picks for Oct. 19: 'The Eleven,' 'Lore,' Patton Oswalt

Scared straight “Lore” offers lots of new reasons to toss and turn at night. This anthology series, based on Aaron Mahnke’s podcasts, shares real-life stories…


Nielsen ratings for Oct. 9-15: NFL rules, 'Baby Driver' top movie rental

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Oct. 9-15 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…


TV picks for Oct. 18: 'Empire,' Tim O'Brien, 'CMT Artists of the Year'

Dearly beloved Sanaa Hamri, an executive producer of “Empire,” was tight with Prince. While she wasn’t able to get him to appear on her show…


TV talk-show highlights Oct. 17

MORNING7 a.m.Today "Capital Gaines" author and "Fixer Upper" star Chip Gaines, "Finding My Virginity" author and entrepreneur Richard Branson. (KARE, Ch. 11)8 a.m.The…


TV picks for Oct. 17: 'What On Earth?' 'Hit the Road,' 'Loudermilk'

Candid camera"What on Earth?" returns with new head-scratching satellite images, including some that show Hurricane Matthew carrying thousands of animals across the Atlantic Ocean…


'SNL' opens with Alec Baldwin's Trump commanding Mike Pence to leave everything in protest

Alec Baldwin was back on "SNL" as Donald Trump this week, advising Mike Pence to leave all kinds of events for disrespecting the U.S. flag, the sanctity of marriage and Santa Claus.


TV picks for Oct. 15-19: 'White Famous,' 'Loudermilk,' 'Empire'

The price of fame Jay Pharoah’s arsenal of impressions and wide-eyed enthusiasm made him a standout on “Saturday Night Live,” but they’re liabilities in “White…


'Spider-Man Homecoming' is character-rich teen comedy

Geek love Everyone knows the back-arching twists Peter Parker uses to swing across New York, but never have you seen your friendly neighborhood web slinger…


Skol: The Mountain comes to Minn. to amp up Vikings game-day chant

The "Game of Thrones" star will sound the gjallarhorn and lead fans in the Skol chant on Sunday.


TV picks for Oct. 14-15: 'Mark Twain's Journey to Jerusalem,' 'Tokyo Project,' 'Make It Out Alive'

Not lost in translation Recent Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss stars in “Tokyo Project,” a short and not-so-sweet film about two American strangers who tumble…


TV picks for Oct. 16: 'Acceptable Risk,' 'Mindhunter,' David Letterman

Insane in the membrane With action star Charlize Theron and “Se7en” director David Fincher listed as executive producers, it’s no surprise that “Mindhunter” opens…


TV Q&A: Wife on 'Wait' meets hazy fate

Q: I’ve been watching “Kevin Can Wait” and was wondering what happened to his wife from last season. I obviously missed the episode where she…


TV talk show highlights for Monday, October 16

Morning 7 a.m. Today Dolly Parton; Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. (KARE, Ch. 11) 9 a.m. Live With Kelly and Ryan Jimmy Kimmel,…


'Prairie Home' host Chris Thile promises more great music, better jokes

It seems the changes have clicked with younger listeners, convincing St. Paul-based American Public Media to distribute another round.


Nielsen ratings for Oct. 2-8: Big week for football; 'Wonder Woman' still top movie rental

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


TV picks for Oct. 12: 'Supernatural,' Sarah Silverman, 'The Comedy Get Down'

Going to the dogs"Supernatural," which has been around longer than the CW, starts its 13th season, which will feature a guest appearance from Scooby-Doo and…


TV picks for Oct. 10: BET Hip Hop Awards, 'Undercover High,' 'Adventure Capitalists'

Miami 2017 After weathering a hurricane, Miami could have used a party — and it got one in the form of the BET Hip Hop…