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Kit Harington as Jon Snow in a scene from

Who is doomed on ‘Game of Thrones’?

We’re not quite done with the sixth season of ‘‘Game of Thrones,’’ but already we have enough dead to fill a cemetery.

Bill Richmond, 94, longtime colleague of Jerry Lewis’s

Mr. Richmond collaborated with Lewis on the screenplays for “The Ladies Man,” “The Nutty Professor,” and a half-dozen other films.

Taylor Schilling talks about binge watching and Riker’s Island on ‘Colbert’

The Boston native and “Orange is the New Black” star made a Friday night appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

The Ticket: TV

Just when this season of “Game of Thrones” was losing focus, last week’s “The Battle of the Bastards” came along and changed it all up. Now comes the finale.

Critic’s Corner for Sat., June 25

In the series premiere of “Celebrity Renovation,” Alyssa Milano, recovering from ovarian cancer, assembles a team of designers and builders to surprise her assistant with a home renovation.

FILE - In this April 18, 2016 file photo, Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears at a campaign stop at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. CNN has hired Lewandowski as a commentator on the campaign, only days after he was fired by Trump. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Corey Lewandowski has a new job: CNN commentator

CNN has hired former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a commentator, only days after he was fired.

Matthew McConaughey stars in the Civil War-era film “The Free State of Jones.”

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: McConaughey, monster trucks, and the art of wonder

Fun things to do this weekend, in Boston and beyond.

Luke Wilson and Keisha Castle-Hughes in Showtime’s “Roadies.”

Television review

Crowe’s ‘Roadies’ is a backstage pass from a frontman past his prime

The Showtime series from the director and writer of “Almost Famous” reminds us how far he’s drifted from his former glory.

Rachel Platten (pictured earlier this month in New York) will perform at the Logo Trailblazer Honors show.

TV CRITIC’S CORNER

Logo Trailblazers bound to bring tears

The third annual Logo Trailblazer Honors is bound to be an emotional one, as it comes on the heels of the Orlando massacre.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air Friday.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Liev and let Liev

Schreiber is a favorite, and not only because he killed it in “Spotlight.” Early in his career, he was a poster boy for a lot of charming indie movies.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

A look at what’s on the air Tuesday.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

A look at what’s on the air Monday.

Jamey Sheridan and Virginia Madsen in “American Gothic.”

Television Review

Signs of life in Boston-set ‘American Gothic’

What the series is: Another TV puzzle, a mixed up pile of crimes, suspects, clues, and red herrings.

Samantha Bee.

TV CRITIC’S CORNER

Time to give Samantha Bee more episodes

Bee is reminding audiences that she is the heir to Jon Stewart’s fury, if not his “Daily Show.”

William Shatner will appear at the three-day event at the Seaport World Trade Center.

William Shatner to mark ‘Star Trek’ anniversary at Comic Con in Boston

The three-day event is scheduled for Aug. 12-14 at the Seaport World Trade Center.

Sarah McKinley Austin (left) in the title role of “Matilda the Musical” at the Boston Opera House.

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: ‘Dory,’ rubber ducks, and classic-rock heaven

Fun things do this weekend in Boston and beyond.

Javier Muñoz and Lin-Manuel Miranda performing with the cast of “Hamilton” at the Tony Awards last Sunday.

You can finally see ‘Hamilton’. . . kind of. A documentary will air on PBS.

The entire show will be filmed as part of the process, but “use of the footage in its entirety or otherwise has yet to be determined.”

Merle Dandridge as Grace Greenleaf.

TV CRITIC’S CORNER

A soap opera that goes to church

“Greenleaf” has a distinctive twist, which is that the family members run a sprawling mega-church.

Taraji P. Henson in “Empire.’’

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

If I were an Emmy voter

On TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s hypothetical ballot, “The Americans” will not get snubbed.

Tori Spelling and James Franco.

TV Critic’s Corner

Critic’s Corner for Saturday, June 18

“Mother, May I Sleep with Danger,” the Tori Spelling classic, gets a new twist in this James Franco-produced Lifetime movie.

The Ticket: Television

PBS’s “The Tunnel,” premiering Sunday night, may be good news for viewers who still grieve for FX’s “The Bridge.”

Megan Ketch and Justin Chatwin in CBS’s “American Gothic.”

television

Murder, she wrote, with a Boston setting

BU alum Corinne Brinkerhoff is co-creator of ‘American Gothic,” a 13-episode series on CBS that debuts Wednesday.

LOCAL TV AND RADIO

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Ken Reid at his home in Stoneham.

For TV nerd (and comic) Ken Reid, podcast scratches a niche

Reid’s “TV Guidance Counselor” podcast has had a spike in listenership this year.

From left: Gregory Alan Williams, Lynn Whitfield, and Lamman Rucker in “Greenleaf.”

television review

‘Greenleaf,’ from Soapra Winfrey

“Greenleaf,” executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, is familiar soap fare with a religious twist.

Clémence Poésy and Stephen Dillane in “The Tunnel.”

TV CRITIC’s CORNER

For fans of ‘The Bridge,’ here’s ‘The Tunnel’

PBS is airing the British-French version of “The Bridge.”

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air on Friday.

Ms. Guilbert appeared in the recent comedy “Life In Pieces.” She was best known as the neighbor on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

Ann Morgan Guilbert, Millie on ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies

Ann Morgan Guilbert, beloved as the next-door neighbor on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and seen recently on CBS’ comedy “Life in Pieces,” has died.

In Boston, Australian stand-up comedian gave epic takedown of US gun laws

In a 2014 set performed in Boston, Jim Jefferies spoke about the difference between the Australian response to a shooting and the American one.

Orange is the New Black an original Netflix series, Season 4. Pictured: L-R: Adrienne C. Moore, Danielle Brooks Photo credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix -- 16Orange

Television review

A bruising ‘Orange’ in season four

The series’ scope has never been broader, nor its ambition more apparent, in this dark fourth season.

Amy Schumer

TV Critic’s Corner

Another strong season from Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer’s sketch series finishes its fourth season next week; this week, Andy Cohen will present some of the best sketches from all four seasons.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Larry David at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.

HBO’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is returning for a ninth season

The eighth season aired in 2011. Since then, Larry David has remained tight-lipped over whether there would be more.

Ana Gasteyer (left) and Maria Bamford in “Lady Dynamite.”

Ana Gasteyer is a highlight in wonderfully twisted ‘Lady Dynamite’

With her brutal sendup of a Hollywood power agent, Gasteyer is one of the many supporting greats on Maria Bamford’s Netflix show.

“[R]ight now the White House is using more Kleenex than it is good napkins,” said Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” on Monday’s episode.

Late-night shows ditch the jokes in wake of Orlando shooting

Returning to work on Monday, the hosts faced a challenge none of them looks forward to.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

LOCAL TV AND RADIO

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

A look at what’s on the air Tuesday.