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Jim Nabors, TV's homespun Gomer Pyle and singer, dies at 87

Jim Nabors, the Alabama-born comic actor who starred as TV's dim but good-hearted Southern rube Gomer Pyle and constantly surprised audiences with his twang-free operatic singing voice, died Thursday. He was 87. Nabors, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B, died...

Late-night TV hosts skewer Matt Lauer - and President Trump's response

Most of the late-night TV hosts had plenty to say Wednesday about the downfall of "Today" show host Matt Lauer, who was abruptly fired earlier that day after allegations of sexual misconduct from an NBC employee. However, one comedian had to miss out: "Late Night" host Seth Meyers, on the same...

NU alumna Kirsten Nelson reprises her chief role in 'Psych: The Movie'

I know, you know, that I’m not telling the truth … Pysch-Os will know the tune and lyrics without more prompting, but those who don’t fall into that category may not know that “Psych: The Movie” is almost here. The movie picks up where the series left off in 2014 — with the crime-solving duo heading...

'Shameless' star Steve Howey on his evolution as an actor

He’s far from the most intellectually gifted character on “Shameless.” But Kevin Ball — aka Kev, the (mostly) kind-hearted doofus who lives next door to the Gallaghers, along with his kids and lady love Veronica — will occasionally spout some wisdom. After a cancer scare this season, Kev and his...

'This Is Us' mid-season finale leaves us in tears, but without a terrible cliffhanger

Last season, "This Is Us" aired a mid-season finale that gave viewers an edge-of-their-seats ending -- the unknown fate of fan favorite Toby, who suffered a cardiac emergency. Not so this time around. Tuesday night's episode, which will be the last until the NBC drama returns Jan. 2, left us in...

Revisiting Meghan Markle's turn as a Chicago journalist in 'When Sparks Fly'

Much has been written about Meghan Markle's time as a student at Northwestern University, but the “Suits” star was also a Chicago journalist in the 2014 Hallmark Channel movie “When Sparks Fly.” The future wife of Prince Harry plays reporter Amy Peterson, who has been with the Chicago Post for...

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show features a model's fall - and CBS doesn't edit it out

Taking a bad spill on the runway may be a model's worst nightmare -- and it's only amplified when it might be broadcast to millions on TV. Chinese model Ming Xi found herself in that scenario last week when she slipped and fell during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which taped in Shanghai....

Deerfield's Alex Borstein talks 'rich, juicy' role on new Amazon series

Though “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” begins with the break up of a marriage, the heart of the new Amazon Studios series is the unlikely friendship that blossoms between the characters played by Alex Borstein and Rachel Brosnahan. It may have helped that both actresses hail from the North Shore. “I...

Pop culture hath no fury like a woman scorned

It sounds like a paradox, but the scorned woman is getting her due. On the Season 3 premiere of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” our hero, Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom), finally leaves the hotel room where she hid after her lousy ex-boyfriend left her at the altar. Wearing a bathrobe, slippers and a furious...

'Jersey Shore' cast to reunite on MTV for 'Family Vacation'

Snooki, JWOWW, The Situation and most of the original "Jersey Shore" cast is returning to MTV for another installment of the reality series next year. MTV announced "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" on Monday during the premiere of "Floribama Shore," a spinoff of the original "Jersey Shore," which...

Chicago TV news veteran writes 'Murder in the News' for a city all too used to it

We cannot expect our television anchors and reporters to be book writers. Nicely dressed, well-coifed, good teeth and the ability to read a teleprompter is what we expect, though many of these people tote diplomas from reputable institutions of higher learning, which have awarded them degrees in...

FX developing drama about Chicago bank fraud

FX is developing a drama about a convicted swindler who orchestrated a 1988 scheme to defraud First National Bank of Chicago of nearly $70 million. Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance is set to play veteran con man Armand Moore if “Heist 88” is picked up to series. Moore masterminded the money transfer...

Jeremy Piven's crime drama 'Wisdom of the Crowd' to get short season

Jeremy Piven's new crime drama TV series is getting a truncated season run.All 13 episodes of "Wisdom of the Crowd" ordered by CBS will air, but the network said Monday it won't order more this season.The decision follows sexual misconduct allegations leveled by three women against Piven, who has...

Why 'The Crown' Season 2 is more engrossing than the first

"The Crown's" second season is captivating in a way that almost isn't fair. The costume drama, which follows the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy), is the kind of story that we've told for eons, whether that is the Bible's take on King David or Shakespeare's interpretation...

Seth Meyers to host the 2018 Golden Globes

Seth Meyers is on board to take a closer look at the 2018 Golden Globes. After speculation last week that he had secured the gig, NBC released a statement Monday announcing the news. “We are thrilled that Seth Meyers is going to be hosting the Golden Globes this year,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman...

My worst moment: 'Chicago P.D.'s' LaRoyce Hawkins on falling asleep at the worst time

On NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” cops often lose their cool and rough up a suspect or two. But Officer Kevin Atwater, played by LaRoyce Hawkins, is something of an outlier. Unlike his co-workers, Atwater lives in a predominantly African-American neighborhood where gun violence is a reality. And perhaps...

How Rachel Brosnahan's Highland Park roots influenced her 'Mrs. Maisel' role

Actress Rachel Brosnahan plays a budding stand-up comic on her new Amazon Studios series, but said she “would rather die” than get on stage at Second City. “I can’t claim to have ever done stand-up comedy or have any idea of what it's like to do it,” Brosnahan told the Tribune by phone. “I’m performing...

Who will lead them now? 5 thoughts recapping 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Episode 6

So there is more to Rick’s plan than sneak attacks, zombie sieges and profligate gunfire barrages. That’s what we learned at the outset of Sunday’s “The Walking Dead,” an episode that returned to the wide-angle view of the inter-tribal goings on in Virginia in the months after the mass infection....

Universities revoke journalism awards given to Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose, who was fired this week by CBS News and whose program was canceled by PBS in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women, had accolades from two universities rescinded Friday. Panels at both Arizona State University and the University of Kansas met this week and...

Russell Simmons' accuser tells Megyn Kelly: 'There was no dispute about what happened'

Keri Claussen Khalighi, the former model who recently accused Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct, appeared on "Megyn Kelly Today" on Wednesday to share what transpired after her experience with the music mogul and director. “Russell and I have had a face-to-face about what happened,...

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