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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Alexander Hamilton is coming to "Saturday Night Live." NBC said Wednesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda will host "SNL" on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary. Twenty One Pilots duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be the show's musical...

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  • What's leaving Netflix and Hulu: October 2016

    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...

  • What's streaming on Hulu: October 2016

    What's streaming on Hulu: October 2016

    Hulu nabbed the streaming rights to all 10 seasons of “Smallville” and guess what? It’s going to be available Oct. 1. So get your ass ready for a good month of new streams on Hulu, including originals such as the fifth season premiere of “The Mindy Project” and the premiere of “Chance.” Oct. 1Smallville:...

  • What's streaming on Netflix: October 2016

    What's streaming on Netflix: October 2016

    You better clear your schedule on Oct. 1 because that’s when “Titanic” comes to Netflix. If swooning over Jack, Rose and that big ass ship that hit an iceberg isn’t your thing, that's fine. Netflix has a lot coming your way this month including the Netflix original “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee...

  • Samantha Bee is making room for women to be angry

    Samantha Bee is making room for women to be angry

    A few weeks ago, a Humans of New York post featuring Hillary Clinton went viral. Clinton shared a memory of taking a law school admissions test at Harvard and being shouted at by men who didn’t think women belonged in the room. “It was intense,” Clinton said in the post. “It got very personal....

  • The 10 best breakup shows on Netflix

    The 10 best breakup shows on Netflix

    We’re witnessing the end of Brangelina, one of the great power couples of our time. It’s hard to imagine either Brad or Angie sitting on the couch, eating ice cream in their sweatpants, but the hardships of a breakup are universal. Everybody’s got to wallow. And in honor of that truth, we present...

  • Recent players in Chicago's TV scene

    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'

    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

    Leslie Jones jokes about her Twitter woes at Emmy Awards

    Leslie Jones went to one of the most public of stages — the one at the Emmy Awards — to joke about her privacy woes on social media. During a routine Sunday saluting Ernst & Young accountants, the "Saturday Night Live" actress addressed three of the firm's representatives. "Since you good at keeping...

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

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

    With every episode cycle of "High Maintenance" so far, the budget got bigger and the stories got continually more ambitious, all while the show never lost its soul. The originally self-funded web anthology series from creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld followed an affable bearded pot dealer...

  • 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,"...

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