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What's leaving Netflix and Hulu: October 2016

Say goodbye to “Psych.” Say goodbye to “Back to the Future.” Say hello to darkness, your old friend. Netflix and Hulu are back at it this month, forcing us to crawl into the fetal position and cry out our feelings about losing some of our favorite shows and movies.  NetflixOct. 110.0 Earthquake...

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    Recent players in Chicago's TV scene

    The “Chicago” franchise and “Easy” aren’t the only shows Chicago boasts—plenty of series call the Windy City home. In recent years, there’s been a mix of shows set here and shows shot here. Let’s break it down. Set in Chicago "The Good Wife" – Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) is a high-powered...

  • For the cast of the "Chicago" franchise, this city is anything but second

    For the cast of the "Chicago" franchise, this city is anything but second

    On the streets of New York or Los Angeles, you could easily stumble onto the set of a TV show. But Chicago? Not many think of it as an entertainment town. That is until a Dick Wolf franchise makes its home in the Windy City. For the cast of Wolf's ever-expanding "Chicago" franchise, the city itself is...

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    How director Joe Swanberg made TV he'd want to watch on Netflix's 'Easy'

    When director Joe Swanberg came up with the idea for “Easy,” a new Chicago-set anthology series streaming on Netflix on Thursday, he first looked at his own TV habits. "The goal was to make a show that I would actually watch—would and could actually watch,” the 35-year-old Lincoln Square resident...

  • No TV show nails Chicago life like Netflix's 'Easy'

    No TV show nails Chicago life like Netflix's 'Easy'

    Even though there is a wealth of TV shows set in Chicago, few, if any, really capture the city’s essence. Dick Wolf’s prime-time empire of “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.,” while all shot on locations around here, are more focused on Wolf's procedural elements than diving deep into...

  • 'Empire' stars to walk red carpet before Harris Theater screening

    'Empire' stars to walk red carpet before Harris Theater screening

    Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson are among the "Empire" stars slated to walk the red carpet Tuesday at a Season 3 premiere party downtown. The red carpet is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Harris Theater ahead of a screening of the new season of the drama about a New York hip-hop mogul (played...

  • Leslie Jones jokes about her Twitter woes at Emmy Awards

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  • HBO's 'High Maintenance' is your new fall TV obsession

    HBO's 'High Maintenance' is your new fall TV obsession

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  • Jimmy Fallon messes with Donald Trump's hair in 'Tonight Show' appearance

    Jimmy Fallon messes with Donald Trump's hair in 'Tonight Show' appearance

    Just hours after Donald Trump's much-hyped appearance on "The Dr. Oz Show" was aired, the Republican nominee was back before a live studio audience for another appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." The highlight so far, according to pool reporters and a clip released from NBC:...

  • Fall TV preview: 22 'new' shows whose stars and plots look a little familiar

    Fall TV preview: 22 'new' shows whose stars and plots look a little familiar

    We've been spoiled for the past decade and a half or so with new shows breaking the mold and pushing the boundaries of the small screen, but many of this season's new offerings bear more similarities to their predecessors than not ... and that's not even including actual remakes "The Exorcist,"...

  • Sweet Christmas, Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ is worthy of your time

    Sweet Christmas, Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ is worthy of your time

    We live in a world that is oversaturated with superhero shows and movies. While it might be easy to roll your eyes and dismiss "Luke Cage"—Netflix’s third original Marvel series—you really shouldn’t. "Marvel’s Luke Cage" is more than a superhero show; it’s a visual and auditory masterpiece that...

  • Logan Square's Toy de Jour is hosting a 'Stranger Things' art show

    Logan Square's Toy de Jour is hosting a 'Stranger Things' art show

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  • To irk the president, pick on his big ears, Michelle Obama says

    To irk the president, pick on his big ears, Michelle Obama says

    Want to get under the president's skin on the golf course? Pick on his giant ears. That's the advice of someone who would know best — first lady Michelle Obama. During a joint appearance Tuesday on "Ellen" with basketball star and sometime golfing buddy of the president, Steph Curry, Michelle Obama...

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    One of the best shows on TV isn’t technically even on television yet. "High Maintenance," a web series that originally ran on Vimeo from 2012-2015 in six "cycles" totaling 19 episodes, is now available in its entirety on HBOGo, with a six-episode new season airing on HBO proper starting at 10 p.m....

  • No, that's not a real marathon in Grant Park, it's 'Chicago Med'

    No, that's not a real marathon in Grant Park, it's 'Chicago Med'

    If you're anywhere near Grant Park this week, don't be fooled by the throngs of people decked out in running gear. No, they're not there to rub their fitness in your face, they're part of filming for an upcoming episode of NBC's "Chicago Med." According to a filming notice, the show will be filming...

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