In addition to Moondance Jammin' Country and the many arts and entertainment events at the American Celebration - detailed in the summer festival guide at right - here are a few more options:
TOP 10 TV CHARACTERS | As we welcome the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 back into our homes, keep an eye out for nine other small-screen charmers.
The-N (channel 104 on Charter) had a pretty good thing going. With The CW and MTV largely abandoning young-adult dramas, The-N filled a void with "Degrassi: The Next Generation," "South of Nowhere," "Beyond the Break," "Instant Star" and "The Best Years." That was the lineup from a year ago, anyway.
Minnesota isn't a place producers flock to when they are looking to develop a new TV series. A few sitcoms have called our state home - "Coach" is the most notable; the short-lived "Louie (Anderson) Show" and "Tom (Arnold) Show" also deserve nods - but even those were mostly filmed on sound stages.
How are high school and college students spending their summer vacations? By watching TV shows about high school and college students - if cable networks have their way.
This is going to sound kind of random, but it looks like "90210," which premieres with a two-hour episode at 7 p.m. Tuesday on The CW, will be worthy of the hype. I think there's more to this series than the famous zip code.
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