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Bill Nye bringing his scientific savvy to new Netflix series

Bill Nye is going to be a Netflix guy. The streaming network announced plans Wednesday to launch a series, "Bill Nye Saves the World," hosted by the famed scientist, author and TV personality. Each episode will tackle a chosen topic from a scientific point of view in an effort to dispel myths and...

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  • What's leaving Netflix: September 2016

    What's leaving Netflix: September 2016

    Another month, another reason to cry. In September, Netflix is purging “A Walk to Remember,” “Zoolander” and all of “Fringe.” We’re heartbroken. Mandy Moore was just so great in "A Walk to Remember." You only have a few days to watch some of these titles, so get to it before they disappear off...

  • You might want to check out 'Atlanta' and 'Better Things,' FX's two new shows this fall

    You might want to check out 'Atlanta' and 'Better Things,' FX's two new shows this fall

    When you think of edgy TV shows, maybe you think of HBO, but FX is just as deserving of your attention—maybe more. The network was nominated for 56 Emmys this year (a record for basic cable) and is doing some of the most interesting work on television. They’re also premiering two new shows this...

  • Actor Nick Offerman to stop in Chicago, Minooka for book tour

    Actor Nick Offerman to stop in Chicago, Minooka for book tour

    Actor Nick Offerman is slated to return to his hometown of Minooka in October as part of a tour to promote his upcoming book about his passion for woodworking. Offerman is scheduled to meet fans at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Music Box Theatre and 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at Minooka High School, where he graduated...

  • Arya Stark wants us all to freak out about 'Game of Thrones' season seven

    Arya Stark wants us all to freak out about 'Game of Thrones' season seven

    The last time we saw Arya Stark, she was baking Walder Frey's sons into pies and slitting his neck, proof enough that a girl does not fu*k around and has a knack for torture.  And now, the real-life Arya, actress Maisie Williams, is really driving that point home, warning us all about the upcoming...

  • Bob Odenkirk to recount Disco Demolition Night on 'Drunk History'

    Bob Odenkirk to recount Disco Demolition Night on 'Drunk History'

    Don't blame it on the alcohol, blame it on the "Drunk History" production team. A promo released this week of the upcoming season of "Drunk History" shows Bob Odenkirk's character blowing up records at Detroit's former baseball stadium to re-create Disco Demolition Night. Problem is, that stunt occurred...

  • Amy Schumer says show isn't cancelled after hinting at its end

    Amy Schumer says show isn't cancelled after hinting at its end

    Amy Schumer's four-season run of "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central is not coming to an abrupt end, after all. The comedian said "'Inside Amy Schumer' is not cancelled" after hinting at the end of the hit sketch series in a cryptic tweet, amidst the social media firestorm brewing over staff...

  • ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3 is another solid upgrade for TV’s most underrated show

    ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3 is another solid upgrade for TV’s most underrated show

    Last year, AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” an ‘80s-set drama about a ragtag team of Texas computer programmers trying to go toe-to-toe with Silicon Valley, went from a fine if unspectacular show to one of TV’s most stellar offerings. Though critical adulation wasn’t enough to get the scrappy series...

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  • 'Stranger Things' isn't for kids, but Eleven is the feminist role model young girls need

    'Stranger Things' isn't for kids, but Eleven is the feminist role model young girls need

    "Stranger Things" is a show about monsters, evil scientists and supernatural powers. But at its core, it's the story of a little girl who saves the entire damn world.  For the uninitiated, Eleven, born Jane Ives, is a young girl who was taken from her family at birth and raised in a laboratory...

  • Britney Spears to perform at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

    Britney Spears to perform at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

    For the first time in nearly a decade, Britney Spears will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. The pop star will return to the VMA stage for the debut live performance of her comeback single, “Make Me,” the network announced Tuesday afternoon.  Spears is in the middle of an aggressive comeback...

  • Netflix's 'The Get Down' tries to find the right beat to avoid the fate of 'Vinyl' and 'Roadies'

    Netflix's 'The Get Down' tries to find the right beat to avoid the fate of 'Vinyl' and 'Roadies'

    From “American Idol” to “Empire,” television’s decades-long love affair with popular music seemed unshakable. But this year, viewers’ and critics’ devotion was challenged with “Vinyl” and “Roadies” -- two major-budget, musical drama series by noted film directors that hit more bum chords than high...

  • Conviction of 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey overturned

    Conviction of 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey overturned

    A judge overturned the conviction of a Wisconsin man found guilty of helping his uncle kill a woman in a case profiled in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer," ruling that investigators coerced a confession using deceptive tactics. In his ruling Friday, U.S. Magistrate William Duffin in Milwaukee...

  • Actor Craig Robinson said his former Chicago students still email him

    Actor Craig Robinson said his former Chicago students still email him

    Note to Craig Robinson, it may be time to change your email address. The "Mr. Robot" star said he still hears from the Chicago-area students he taught in the 1990s as he tried to make it as a comedian. Robinson, 44, was a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary in the South Chicago neighborhood and...

  • The 'Stranger Things' score is being released and will be the soundtrack of your nightmares

    The 'Stranger Things' score is being released and will be the soundtrack of your nightmares

    Everybody's new Netflix bingeing obsession, "Stranger Things," is getting a soundtrack on Friday and your bike rides will never be the same.  Volume 1 of the spooky AF score is due out on August 12, with Volume 2 following next week on August 19. The score was composed by two members of the Austin-based...

  • 'Game of Thrones' live concert is coming to the United Center

    'Game of Thrones' live concert is coming to the United Center

    If you've ever wanted to be immersed in the world of Westeros and Essos without the blood, guts and imminent bodily harm that befalls most in the Seven Kingdoms, we've got a solution for you. A "Game of Thrones" live concert experience is launching in early 2017, produced by Live Nation and led...

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