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House Stark through the years on 'Game of Thrones'

Winter is here and the children of House Stark are all grown up. And finally, seven seasons in to "Game of Thrones," the surviving siblings that had gone their separate ways have all made their way back to their childhood home. Here is a quick look at Arya, Bran, Sansa and Jon's journey back to...

Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes' hits TV in the slow lane, but that’s not a bad thing

In one of his occasional breaks from the supernatural, Stephen King created a detective, Bill Hodges, to engage with strictly human monsters. The first Hodges book, 2014’s "Mr. Mercedes," has been adapted for television by David E. Kelley, who seems clever again after writing the hit HBO miniseries...

Former 'Chicago Justice' star Philip Winchester moving to 'Law & Order: SVU'

As a TV producer, Dick Wolf is loyal to actors who have appeared on his shows. So it comes as no surprise that Philip Winchester, who starred as a Cook County assistant state’s attorney on “Chicago Justice,” is moving over to yet another Wolf series, “Law & Order: SVU.” “Justice” was the fourth...

Michael Che and Colin Jost are back for more Trump jokes, whether they like it or not

The "Weekend Update: Summer Edition" publicity tour is barely started when Michael Che, in a Detroit Tigers cap and "Undefeated" sweatshirt, starts grumbling about Donald Trump. It's not that he's a bad president, though the "Saturday Night Live" comedian will later describe POTUS 45 as "a psychopath."...

Starz developing TV series based on Veronica Roth's 'Divergent' books

Starz is developing a TV series based on the “Divergent” series from Chicago novelist Veronica Roth. The first book (“Divergent”) and its sequels have already been adapted into movies. Set in a dystopian Chicago future where people live in communities designated by personality traits (selfless,...

Emmy-nominated Billy Eichner, a Northwestern grad, says he's still paying student loans

Here's one reason Billy Eichner thinks he should win his first Emmy: He is still paying off his student loans after graduating from Northwestern University 17 years ago. "I have student loans. I'm not on fancy NBC, I was on TruTV," Eichner told Seth Meyers Monday on "Late Night." "I don't even...

Chicagoans are still mad about 'The Bob Newhart Show' opening sequence

It's been nearly 40 years since the final episode of "The Bob Newhart Show" aired, yet some Chicagoans are still mad about the Chicago-set sitcom's opening credits, Newhart told Conan O'Brien Monday on "Conan." On "The Bob Newhart Show," which aired from 1972-78, Newhart plays a psychologist who...

Hackers release HBO data, including 'Game of Thrones' scripts, demand millions in ransom

Hackers using the name "Mr. Smith" posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded that HBO pay a ransom of several million dollars to prevent further such releases. The data dump included what appear to be scripts from five "Game of Thrones" episodes, including one upcoming...

PBS doc about Voyager coming to the Adler

A two-hour PBS special about NASA’s Voyager program, which studies the outer solar system using robotic probes, will screen Tuesday at the Adler Planetarium ahead of its Aug. 23 television broadcast. “The Farthest — Voyager in Space” delves into the story of Voyager I and Voyager II, the “twin...

Dragon, roar! 5 thoughts on Episode 4 of 'Game of Thrones’

From the time they were just a gleam in their mother’s eyes, and a souvenir in her saddlebags, the dragons of Daenerys Targaryen have been a little bit like our own children. We’ve seen them as cute decorative eggs and we’ve seen them hatch, albeit improbably by contemporary standards, out of a...

'Married at First Sight' reunion: Which Chicago-area couples are still married?

One Chicago-area couple revealed on Thursday's "Married at First Sight" reunion episode that they are still together, but have not consummated their marriage. "I still just don't feel in love, I think, so it's very hard for me to totally embrace it," dietitian Danielle DeGroot said. DeGroot and...

When creators of certain TV and movie projects become controversial

How much lived experience should a person have before tackling certain TV or movie projects? I’m talking about shows and films that confront stories, maybe controversial stories, about communities long pushed to the margins by Hollywood. How much — from the inside — does a writer or director or...

Another Civil War alternate history comes to TV - but with black independence and reparations

Creating alternate-history entertainment can be incredibly fraught, especially when the subject matter is rooted inAmerican slavery and the outcome of the Civil War. That became abundantly clear last week with the backlash to HBO's announcement that the next project from "Game of Thrones" showrunners...

Wondering how 'Kevin Can Wait' will get rid of Erinn Hayes? Well, they're killing her off

It was the strangest twist of the TV season: In June, shortly after the first season finale of CBS' Kevin James sitcom "Kevin Can Wait," the show's creators decided to get rid of the character played by Erinn Hayes, who starred as James's wife. Then, they announced they would replace Hayes with...

'I don't like racism at all': 'Bachelorette' contestant tries to defend his tweets

You never want to be the star of "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All." The annual special, which airs the week before the show's finale, reunites the men who were eliminated throughout the season. The producers always focus on the most-despised contestant of the season, and this year, the choice...

'Goodbye, Mooch': Late-night comedians bid farewell to Anthony Scaramucci

"The Mooch" was a character - and a name - made for late-night comedy. In the days after Anthony Scaramucci's appointment as White House communications director, late-night hosts introduced their mobster-like imitations of the fast-talking, brash New Yorker. They came up with a slew of puns, comparisons...

Vanessa Bayer reveals advice Stephen Colbert gave her about Chicago comedy

Talk about a slow response. Stephen Colbert returned an email actress-comedian Vanessa Bayer sent him 13 years ago on Monday's episode of "The Late Show." Bayer said she was a University of Pennsylvania senior who was preparing to move to Chicago in 2004 when she met Colbert at a comedy festival...

'Game of Thrones' greeted by tweet storm over HBO's slavery fantasy, 'Confederate'

The next project from "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is an alternative-history series called "Confederate." The show, as the HBO news release announcing it stated: "Chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The series takes place in an alternative timeline,...

Internet searches on suicide went up after '13 Reasons Why'

In the season finale of the popular Netflix TV series "13 Reasons Why,"17-year-old student Hannah Baker kills herself in a prolonged three-minute scene. Even though the entire story, much of it told through flashbacks, has been leading up to this moment, and viewers already know Hannah is dead,...

'Shameless' cast members spotted around Chicago as filming gets underway

The cast of Showtime's "Shameless" arrived in Chicago over the weekend to film scenes for its upcoming season, and cast members already have been spotted around town. Emma Kenney and Shanola Hampton were photographed at a Portillo's restaurant and Hampton posted a selfie Sunday from Cindy's, the...

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