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NIU graduate student wins big on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | January 16, 2022

NIU graduate student Alyssa Tillmon appeared on the popular game show “Wheel of Fortune” on Dec. 23, 2021, where she won $18,800 in cash and prizes. Tillmon studies public administration and currently works for the city of Evanston as an intern...

“Roseanne” without the Barr

By Michael Urbanec | June 25, 2018

The cast of “Roseanne” is no longer out of work after the show’s cancellation May 29 at the hands of its star Roseanne Barr’s outrageous Twitter attacks.ABC announced Friday the decision to create a spinoff of “Roseanne called “The Conners.”...

Essentials for a Flawless TGIT

Essentials for a Flawless TGIT

By Lauren Clohessy | October 19, 2017

Shonda Rhimes continuously creates new ways to shock fans on Thursday nights. Her partnership with ABC studios created America’s beloved shows, “How to Get Away with Murder,” Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and various other series aired on the...

ABC’s “The Good Doctor” is promising and captivating

By Lauren Clohessy | October 8, 2017

American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is known for a variety of TV shows near and dear to Americans’ hearts. We get excited for TGIT, a night full of “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” Mondays especially hold...

NIU alumna featured in ABC television show

By Northern Star staff | April 8, 2016

NIU alumna Joan Allen stars in ABC’s new weekly television show, “The Family.”Allen stars as Claire Warren, a politician and mother whose family has just been reunited with her son Adam, who was abducted 10 years earlier.Allen was raised in Rochelle...

Redshirt senior cornerback Paris Logan returns a kick in the game against Murray State on Saturday at Huskie Stadium. Logan picked up six tackles and a key interception in the game. He now has five interceptions in his career.

Huskies face off against No. 1 Ohio State

By Chris Loggins | September 17, 2015

After a 31-point win over Murray State last week gave football a 2-0 start to the season, the team will look to remain undefeated as it takes on No. 1 Ohio State (2-0) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium on ABC/ESPN2.Ohio State is also 2-0 heading into...

Junior safety Marlon Moore (2) celebrates recovering a fumble in NIU’s 21-14 win against Ohio on Nov. 18 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. NIU is now one win away from securing a trip to the MAC Championship. The Huskies take on the Western Michigan Broncos 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.

ABC to air NIU vs. Ohio State

By Northern Star staff | June 17, 2015

The Huskies will challenge Ohio State on Sept. 19 in front of a national televised audience.ABC will air the game from Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, at 2:30 p.m., marking the third time the Huskies will have made an appearance on the network, according...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D strays fom Marvel Films enjoyment

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” strays fom Marvel Film’s enjoyment

By Josh Alfrey | September 29, 2013

Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” may raise agent Phil Coulson from the dead, but the show should focus on reviving itself.“S.H.I.E.L.D.” is a new show on ABC based on the secret organization that brings together the Avengers. In the show, Nick...

ABC’s ‘How to Live with Your Parents’ will be a hit or miss

By Kevin Bartelt | March 17, 2013

After spending spring break binging on Netflix (don’t deny it), you are probably ready for a new show. Like for all of life’s problems, ABC has a solution. “How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” is a refreshing sitcom that...

‘Avengers’ prequel series to start production this month

By Jen Weddle | January 23, 2013

The world is slowly evolving--or so that’s what my hopes are. ABC has finally recognized the geek culture phenomenon and its massive following. Shows like “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars” don’t bring up ratings; shows that the audience...

The good, the bad and the ugly of this fall’s drama line-up

By Phil Case | October 14, 2010

To Blog It May Concern: Here is my rundown of the dramas in this year's lineup. NBC: The Good: Ugh. For lack of anything better right now, I will say Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Wednesday, 8 p.m.) just because it's currently the only drama...

Previewing TV’s fall line up: Comedy Edition

By Phil Case | October 11, 2010

Dear Blog, After subjecting myself to premiere after premiere over the last few weeks in an effort to establish a nightly schedule that requires my constant presence on the couch, I think I am ready to publicly present my preliminary opinions on the new...