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Poisoned plans: 5 thoughts on Episode 3 of 'Game of Thrones'

It would have been too easy, I suppose, for Daenerys Targaryen to come over to Westeros, win victory after victory and consolidate power. But what happened to her plans this week — spoilers coming! — perhaps swung the pendulum too far in the other direction. Suddenly evil Queen Cersei is regaining...

Ed Burns to develop a drama TV series about Chicago for AMC

Ed Burns is developing a TV series for AMC about day-to-day life amid the underground drug economy on Chicago’s South Side. The project is based on the non-fiction book “Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets” by Sudhir Venkatesh, who was a graduate student at the University...

Chicago-area couples on 'Married at First Sight' reveal if they divorced

Warning: Spoilers ahead In a first for the "Married at First Sight" franchise, all three Chicago-area couples revealed on Thursday's Season 5 finale they decided to stay married at the end of the eight-week experiment. "I've thought a lot about this. We aren't in a perfect place. Been tough at...

HBO exec says announcing 'Confederate' in a news release was a bad idea

The 2017 Television Critics' Association (TCA) summer press tour kicked off this week in Beverly Hills, Calif., and HBO was one of the first networks to present its new programming slate in front of hundreds of TV reporters. Guess what they all wanted to talk about? If you guessed "Confederate,"...

June Foray, voice of 'Bullwinkle Show's' Natasha and Rocky, dies at 99

June Foray, the voice of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show's" Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame in the early 1960s and a key figure in the animation industry, died Thursday. She was 99. Her close friend Dave Nimitz, confirmed her death on Facebook,...

Watch 'Real Housewives of New York' star gush about her Chicago beau

New York socialite-turned-reality-star Tinsley Mortimer confirmed Wednesday she is still dating Chicago entrepreneur Scott Kluth, the founder of online coupon site CouponCabin. "It worked out," Mortimer said on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen." "Scott is amazing. Carole was great at setting...

Why 'SNL' probably won't ask Mario Cantone to play Scaramucci

With Anthony Scaramucci replacing Sean Spicer as the new face of White House spin, who will “Saturday Night Live” bring on to play him? There’s more anticipation than usual, coming on the heels of Melissa McCarthy’s splashy impersonation of Spicer last season — a performance that, for some viewers,...

Netflix orders Matt Groening animated comedy 'Disenchantment'

Netflix has given a 20-episode pickup to the Matt Groening animated comedy "Disenchantment." "Broad City's" Abbi Jacobson is on board for the voice cast along with Nat Faxon and Eric Andre. The series from the creator of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" is described as an adult fantasy. The first...

Are the dragons in trouble on 'Game of Thrones'?

"Game of Thrones" is full of ominous foreshadowing, but it's rarely as explicit as what viewers saw Sunday night when Qyburn unveiled a deadly new contraption. Cersei had promised a group of noblemen that she was working on a solution for the dragons. If she was going to gain allies, she had to...

Time for Plan B? 5 thoughts on 'Game of Thrones' Episode 2

So things were going well there for the good guys for, what, a whole two-thirds of an episode? A plan was in place to begin to bring the realm together under at least moderately enlightened leadership. The power was shifting. But this being “Game of Thrones” -- spoiler alert -- it couldn’t last....

How did Oak Park market research director fare on 'Jeopardy?'

Warning: Spoilers ahead Oak Park market research director Nancy Bauer earned enough money for a trip to Paris, but didn't win Wednesday's episode of "Jeopardy." After taking an early lead in the competition, Bauer incorrectly guessed Paris as the answer to the Final Jeopardy clue about the location...

TV's highest paid stars

Here are some of the world's top-earning TV entertainers in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. The annual earnings of these stars may include income from additional activities such as producing, non-TV performances, endorsements and merchandising.  

David Harbour talks about how he almost quit Hollywood before 'Stranger Things'

David Harbour of 'Stranger Things' talks Season 2, Christmas lights, hats, Winona Ryder and 'Hellboy.'

'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' to explore effects of Trump's election win

Viewers may not expect a VH1 series about a Pilsen tattoo shop to tackle the politics of the recent presidential election, but Wednesday's Season 3 premiere of "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" features footage of the Chicago protests that followed Donald Trump's win. "(This season) shows a more socio-political...

Stars of NBC's Chicago-set franchise return to city to film new seasons

Stars of NBC's Chicago-set franchise have returned to Chicago to film new seasons of their shows. "In 1 week, Chicago PD starts filming! Did you miss me? What are you excited to see? Tell me now!" "Chicago P.D." star Marina Squerciati posted Friday on Instagram. Meanwhile, "Chicago Fire" star Monica...

10 things to do in Havana: Tips from WTTW's Geoffrey Baer

WTTW producer and host Geoffrey Baer got to know Cuba's capital city last year while making the upcoming PBS special "Weekend in Havana," premiering Tuesday. Here is Baer's curated list of 10 things to do in Havana: 1. El Malecon. This is the broad street and wide promenade along Havana’s waterfront....

Ed Sheeran posts set picture after 'Game of Thrones' cameo

Ed Sheeran is basking in the aftermath of his "Game of Thrones" cameo. Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which debuted on the premium cable channel Sunday night. The 26-year-old British singer posted a shot of himself...

The real battle in 'Game of Thrones': A constant fight against spoilers

Never has a potential haircut received so much attention. On "Game of Thrones," Kit Harington, and his thick mane of black hair, plays Jon Snow, a central character who many fans think may be killed off. The show's fifth season, in fact, ended with Snow being stabbed multiple times. The final shot...

Chicago CEO talks his 'disappointing' portrayal on 'The Bachelorette'

Chicago consulting firm CEO Iggy Rodriguez, who was depicted as a snitch this season on "The Bachelorette," said viewers only got to see "a very small portion of what took place with me." "There's so much more that you don't see, from a relationship standpoint with guys inside the house and a relationship...

'Game of Thrones' returns with murder and intrigue: a recap

It’s the middle of summer in America, and winter is finally here. More than a year after we last saw our favorite TV corps of quasi-medieval, often-mystical, perpetually feuding crown chasers, “Game of Thrones” has risen again to occupy our Sunday nights like some pay-cable version of Jon Snow....

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