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Television

Marcus Jackson/About Town: Adjusting to a time change

CHAMPAIGN — In the first few days after she removed anchoring the 10 p.m. newscast on WCIA from her duties, Jennifer Roscoe sat at the dinner table with her husband, Toney, and their two teen daughters — dressed in her pajamas.

"My husband was like, 'So, the pajamas, huh? Is that what this is going to be like?'" Roscoe said.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 17-24, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AGRONOMY DAY

G-RF grad waiting on Hollywood after defending state title in hog calling

GEORGETOWN — For the second consecutive year, Andrew Metheney captured the state hog-calling championship. And for the second time, his newfound talent may lead the 19-year-old from the Illinois State Fair to a Hollywood studio.

Ask 'Mimi,' Aug. 13, 2017

Did Paris, Ill., native Brett Eldredge recently release an album?

Yes, his third. He self-titled it, feeling it's the most "authentic" record he's made yet, and boy, he is getting a lot of attention for it.

Rich Warren: Wind turbines can hurt TV reception

Let's focus on TV reception, as inspired by an email:

Who lives here? Aug. 12, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

#TheMJs, Aug. 11, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a glance at the best Twitter has to offer.

TOP TWEETS

HOLLYWOOD

Entertainment listings, Aug. 10-17, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

GEORGETOWN FAIR

What: Livestock auction and shows, carnival, tractor pull, rodeo, pedal tractor pull, demo derby, and music by Torn Labels are among the highlights.

When: Continues Aug. 10-12.

Where: Georgetown fairgrounds, 13 N. Seminary, Georgetown.

Frank's Faves: Rooftop movies

A hush has fallen over my household once more.

Not because we've had a houseful of company any time recently. It's actually been more like a yard full. Still, the crew of roofers we've hosted for the past week have become almost like family in that short time. That can happen when you spend nearly a week of 12-hour days with total strangers.

Who lives here? Aug. 5, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.