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Divorce final for 2nd couple from Chicago season of 'Married at First Sight'

“Married at First Sight” stars Nate and Sheila Duhon briefly appeared in Cook County court Thursday to finalize their divorce. They are the second couple from the Chicago season of the Lifetime network series to split. Suburban operations director Sheila Duhon, 32, declined to comment after the...

Netflix shows that brought us together in 2017

2017 was an interesting year. Many looked to their devices for some respite from forces beyond their control. Netflix attests these are the shows that brought us together the most this year.

'Today' scores its second straight weekly ratings win without Matt Lauer

If “Today” show fans are missing Matt Lauer, it isn’t showing up in the Nielsen ratings. NBC’s morning program was the most watched in its slot for the week of Dec. 4-8. It was the second consecutive week that “Today” topped ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The ABC program won all but one week of...

My worst moment: Vivica A. Fox on setting boundaries

In the ION original movie “A Christmas Cruise,” Vivica A. Fox plays a Type A workaholic writer and aspiring novelist reluctant to take any time off. When a friend persuades her to take a cruise over the holidays, she agrees and uses it as an excuse to mine source material for a story. And in the...

'The Assassination of Gianni Versace': 6 things we learned from FX's first screening

Darren Criss has taken on a "Shakespearean" role in bringing the tortured life story of serial killer Andrew Cunanan to life in FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace." So said "Versace" director and executive producer Ryan Murphy on Monday night as he "played Barbara Walters" during a Q&A with...

Jimmy Kimmel brings son on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' asks Congress to renew CHIP

Jimmy Kimmel returned to his eponymous show Monday night and brought along his infant son Billy, who had undergone heart surgery the week previous, causing the host to take time off. Kimmel teared up as he reassured his audience that Billy was just fine, and took the opportunity to call out Congress...

5 thoughts on the Season 8 midseason finale of 'The Walking Dead': It's Carl's show

So at the end of Sunday’s midseason finale of “The Walking Dead,” there are lots of things we still don’t know, but there is one very big one that we do. It comes with a spoiler alert, but if you’ve been around the water cooler where the people still following the zombie series congregate, then...

'Marvel's Jessica Jones' sets season 2 premiere date

TV's toughest private investigator is back on the case. Netflix announced that the second season of "Marvel's Jessica Jones" will premiere on March 8, 2018. The season will be comprised of 13 hour-long episodes. It's been a long wait for fans of "Jessica Jones" to return -- the first season, which...

'SNL' cold open: Kids wonder if Al Franken, Roy Moore and Trump are on Santa’s naughty list

In its latest cold open, "Saturday Night Live" took on the recent string of high-profile sexual-misconduct scandals, featuring a parade of children - each seemingly more precocious and world-weary than the last - visiting a mall Santa, played by Kenan Thompson. And the kids had quite a few questions...

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, David E. Kelley to return for season 2 of 'Big Little Lies'

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and David E. Kelley are re-teaming for another installment of HBO's limited series "Big Little Lies.""This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world, conceived once again by Liane Moriarty, realized by David Kelley and now in the hands...

Claire Foy and Matt Smith ready to relinquish their 'Crown'

Claire Foy is wistful when asked how she would describe her "The Crown" co-star Matt Smith to other actors who may work with him in the future. "I don't know, you're never going to work with anybody ever again," joked Foy of Smith. "You promised you wouldn't!" Smith responded with this advice:...

With our Hallmark Christmas movie drinking game, you'll keep things merry. VERY merry.

If there's comfort in the familiar, that makes the formulaic and wildly popular Hallmark Christmas movies the cozy sweatpants of winter television. If you want to spice up your next viewing (the movies are on pretty much 24/7 this time of year on the Hallmark Channel and on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries),...

'MasterChef Junior,' 'Top Chef Jr.' holding casting calls in Chicago

Calling all young Chicago chefs! “Top Chef Jr.” and “MasterChef Junior” are holding casting calls in Chicago. The team behind “Top Chef Jr.” is scheduled to meet aspiring contestants Saturday at the Ambassador Chicago hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Chefs ages 9 to 14 are encouraged to apply...

Lifetime's Corey Feldman-Corey Haim movie sets premiere date, first trailer

Lifetime announced the premiere date and released the first trailer for the original movie "A Tale of Two Coreys" on Thursday. The movie is based on the true story of the rise and fall of 80s' iconic actors Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, with Feldman serving as an executive producer. It will debut...

DePaul profs create series zinging parent-teacher conferences

In the opening episode of the comedic web series “Other People’s Children,” a couple sits opposite their child’s second-grade schoolteacher getting a status update when suddenly one parent starts going off on the Common Core curriculum and the “way you’re teaching math these days.” Her beef? “It’s...

We can't take any more of 2017, so we've turned to the Hallmark Channel in desperation

Consider the Hallmark Channel in December. No, but really. "I cannot stop watching the Hallmark Channel," says Mac Cohn, proprietor of a sports website in Ohio. "Usually to unwind I would watch football, but even watching football has become a political thing. The Hallmark Channel has none of that."...

Tanya Saracho developing a series in Chicago

Tanya Saracho, who honed her professional chops as a playwright in Chicago before becoming a TV writer, is developing a TV series called “Brujas” for Big Beach, the indie production company better known for its films such as “Little Miss Sunshine.” Per Deadline, the series “will follow four Afro-Caribbean/Latinx...

WTTW takes viewers to the Chicago River in new special

The go-to recommendation for new visitors to the city — take a Chicago River tour — is now a television special. For more than 90 minutes on Thursday, viewers can follow the path and lore of the river that slices through downtown in “Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer.” Baer, of course, has...

Tracee Ellis Ross explains sexual harassment with 'The Handsy Man' while filling in for Jimmy Kimmel

"Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross channeled Dr. Seuss with her book "The Handsy Man" while filling in for Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night -- Kimmel was staying home to take care of his infant son post-surgery. Ross kicked off the segment with a quick introduction that characterized the Hollywood...

Mayor Emanuel to appear on 'The Late Show' Monday

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to appear on Monday’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” a CBS spokeswoman confirmed. It will be the mayor’s first visit to “The Late Show” with Colbert as host. Emanuel talked Chicago violence and White House politics when he stopped by “The Late Show”...

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