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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Spokane’s Ricky Webster wins Hallmark Drama’s ‘Christmas Cookie Matchup’

Contestants crumbled competing alongside Ricky Webster on Hallmark Drama’s “Christmas Cookie Matchup.” The Spokane chef and baker won the five-episode cable-TV baking competition Wednesday night – and handily, as Webster …


Around the Remote: ‘Silicon Valley’ has its last laughs

TV and streaming picks for Dec. 8-14.


Henry Cavill: Door ‘hasn’t closed’ on Superman, but first, ‘Witcher’

Henry Cavill is all-in on his Netflix fantasy series “The Witcher,” but he says the “door hasn’t closed” on a return as Superman in the DC cinematic universe.


‘Sesame Street’ teaches kids the magic of the ‘power of yet’

For Justin Baret, the way to Sesame Street was sprinkled with magic. Baret plays Justin the magician in “Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic.” That he shares a first name …


Brad Paisley happy to be butt of jokes in variety special

Brad Paisley is perfectly comfortable being the butt of jokes in his new ABC variety special “Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special.”


Around the remote: ‘Mrs. Maisel’ takes new season on tour

TV and streaming picks for Dec. 1-7.


Tom Hanks just learned he’s related to Mister Rogers days before his Mister Rogers movie opens

Tom Hanks unintentionally found a more immersive form of method acting: sharing DNA with his character. Hanks, 63, recently discovered he’s related to Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame.


Jared Stern tackles ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

Publisher Bennett Cerf bet Theodore Giesel (aka Dr. Seuss) that he could not write a book with 50 words or less. Seuss was a man of few words, having used …


George R.R. Martin promises to finish next ‘Game of Thrones’ book before HBO prequel

George R.R. Martin has made his priorities clear. The “Game of Thrones” author promised that he will finish the series’ next book, “The Winds of Winter,” before writing any episodes …


How to make TV time with your kids actually matter

I admit that I’ve thrown on a TV show and plopped my kid in front of the screen when I needed to get dinner on the table. But on the …


Around the Remote: John Krasinski is back in ‘Jack Ryan’

Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for Oct. 27-Nov. 2.


Damon Wayans’ return: Comic-actor remembers ‘beautiful’ Spokane during filming of ‘Roxanne’

That familiar face whizzing through the trails of Mt. Spokane this weekend just might be the mug of Damon Wayans. The veteran comic-actor, who will perform Thursday through Sunday at …


Around the remote: ‘Watchmen’ jumps 30 years into an alternate America

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Oct. 20-26


No sunshine and cupcakes: After filming trio of top-20 teams, HBO will give authentic look at struggling Washington State

Few people residing in Pullman have benefited from Washington State’s three-game losing streak, the sudden departure of a high-profile defensive coordinator or the dramatic twists that have emerged from both …


Lauren Cohan gives Comic Con reveal to ‘Walking Dead’ return

Lauren Cohan walked away from “The Walking Dead.” Now she’s headed back.


Around the Remote: ‘El Camino’ delivers more of Jesse’s story, new ‘Nancy Drew’ on CW

Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for Oct. 6-12.


‘Wild Kratts Live 2.0’ at the FICA takes youngsters on an adventure

The First Interstate Center for the Arts was crawling with “Wild Kratts” kids on Tuesday night, and they were ready for an adventure. The Kratt brothers, Martin in blue and …


Around the remote: ‘The Simpsons’ go viral as Season 31 kicks off

Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for Sept. 29-Oct. 5.


For Ben Platt, a perfect pitch by Ryan Murphy leads to ‘The Politician’

Ben Platt says producer Ryan Murphy’s description of the main character in the new Netflix series “The Politician” was too enticing to pass up.


Shantay, you stay! No tea, no shade, ‘RuPaul’s’ drag queens werq the Fox this weekend

It’s been a great run for drag queens on television and in everyday life in recent years. “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” first on Logo, then VH1, is the reigning Emmy Award …


Meet the cast of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Sorry, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fans: Michelle Visage is not the emcee of the “Werq the World Tour” this time around.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

Sean Spicer an unusual choice for ‘Dancing With the Stars’? Join the club

Episode two of the new Season 28 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” features the first elimination on Monday night.


Emmy predictions: Who will, should and could win at Sunday night’s awards

If you were among the more than 1 million people who signed a petition asking HBO to remake the final season of “Game of Thrones,” you might want to avoid …


Lilly Singh hopes questions about women in late-night TV won’t ‘exist anymore’

Lilly Singh isn’t yet tired of being asked how it feels to be one of the only women hosting a late-night comedy show. But she’s a bit tired of feeling …


Damon Wayans to perform six shows at Spokane Comedy Club in October

Around the same time The Spokesman-Review’s Fall Arts Scene preview of music, stage and theater was shipped to the printers Thursday afternoon, it was announced that comedian and actor Damon …


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ at the Fox on Sept. 29; Las Vegas residency begins in January

No tea, no shade, but shantay, they’re staying! Fresh on the heels of a “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2019” date at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox …


Around the Remote: ‘Mayans M.C.’ rolls back onto home screens

Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for Sept. 1-7.


Alex Trebek announces ‘Jeopardy!’ return now that chemotherapy is done

Alex Trebek is done with pancreatic cancer treatment and back at work on the “Jeopardy!” set, he announced Thursday in a video on social media. “I’ve gone through a lot …


Our health care system is broken – can crowdsourced medical shows fill the void?

If one thing remains true in the rapidly changing world of television, it’s that viewers love a medical mystery. The Patient With the Obscure Ailment That Baffles Physicians has been …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

‘American Idol’ auditions coming to Spokane on Sept. 8

Are you the next Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry or Adam Lambert? Now’s your chance as “American Idol” open-call auditions stop in Spokane at the Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 …