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Maybe we haven’t seen the last of the ‘Gilmore Girls’

But the fate of “Masters of Sex” is far more certain.: It’s done.

Millennials love home makeover shows, even though they don’t own homes

HGTV, home to crafty designers and savvy house flippers, is increasingly the destination of young audiences.

Chip and Joanna Gaines show the culture wars aren’t fought in D.C., but on TV

As the stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” become household names, they join a cast of reality TV families known — and scrutinized — for the values they represent.

Where is ‘The Affair’ heading?

Now the titular affair is old news, where will the writers take us?

Nine stories you may have missed Tuesday from the world of business

The Bank of England’s new plastic 5-pound note is stronger, cleaner, and safer — but apparently not suitable for vegetarians.

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How Leah Remini is trying to expose Scientology secrets in her new docuseries

It’s rare to see a former Scientologist speak out against the Church of Scientology, let alone produce a documentary series that threatens to expose its secrets.

Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton singing “Hallelujah” on “Saturday Night Live.”


Fall TV’s winners and losers

It’s time to take a look at the shows that have and haven’t inspired ratings and buzz.

Bernie Sanders (left) with Stephen Colbert.

TV Critic’s Corner

Bernie back on late night

The Vermont senator paid a rousing visit two weeks ago to “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” And he’ll pay a visit to “Conan” on Tuesday night at 11 on TBS.

Adria Arjona and Oliver Jackson-Cohen in “Emerald City.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Game of Thrones’ in Oz?

NBC’s upcoming “Emerald City” appears to want to be a cousin to “Game of Thrones,” with destructive warriors, dark magic, and big battles.

Actress Florence Henderson poses at the Television Academy's Performers Peer Group cocktail reception to celebrate the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

Florence Henderson, ‘The Brady Bunch’ mom, dead at 82

Florence Henderson went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful matriarch of “The Brady Bunch.”

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TV Critic’s Corner

‘Lost in Space’ casts its villain and changes the mold

Plus four other takeaways from the week in TV.

The young version of the Pearson family from “This Is Us” (from left): Lonnie

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‘This is Us’ offers a family that can help us heal

The new NBC series is a rarity on network TV — a family drama that seems to be connecting with viewers in a big way.

TV and radio highlights for Nov. 26

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights.

Boston Ballet’s soaring production of “The Nutcracker” runs Friday through Dec. 31.


The Weekender: Modern lovers, dancing Nutcrackers, and multiple Messiahs

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights for Friday, Nov. 25

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TV Critic’s Corner

Time for a ‘Twin Peaks’ refresher

Beginning on Dec. 26, the 30 episodes of the original series will be ready to watch on Showtime Anytime and Showtime On Demand.

Catch the Thanksgiving Day “Friends” marathon on TBS from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Couch much? Turkey Day marathons on TV

Here are a few marathons to help you space out and avoid multigenerational family political conversations.

CNN, Jake Tapper apologize for ‘if Jews are People’ banner

CNN and host Jake Tapper responded to public outrage over the wording that appeared during a segment on white nationalists.

President Barack Obama shook hands with NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shortly before presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Obama went big for his last round of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes, and others.

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in

How to explain why you’re ignoring your family to watch ‘Gilmore Girls’ on Thanksgiving weekend

The new “Gilmore Girls” series launches the day after Thanksgiving. So one fact is clear: Many relatives will be ignored this holiday.

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New series examines spiritual parallels between sports and religion

“Religion of sports” is the latest work from filmmaker Gotham Chopra and lists Tom Brady as an executive producer.

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Everything we know so far about the return of ‘Stranger Things’

New cast members for season two of the Netflix hit include Paul Reiser and Sean Astin.

Alexis Bledel (left) and Lauren Graham return in “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”

Television Review

Despite its flaws, ‘Gilmore Girls’ miniseries culminates in a satisfying ending

Each of those characters, and just about everyone else who might matter to hardcore fans, has a place in the Netflix miniseries.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights for Thursday, Nov. 24

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights for Nov. 23

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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, comedian Dave Chappelle speaks at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in New York. Chappelle is headed back to TV with his first concert specials in a dozen years. A trio of specials will be released on Netflix simultaneously in 2017. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

Dave Chappelle to release 3 Netflix comedy specials in 2017

Comedian Dave Chappelle is headed back to TV with his first concert specials in a dozen years.

Rapper Drake at the 2016 American Music Awards.

Drake, Bieber win big, Selena Gomez gets emotional at AMAs

Drake, who has skipped his fair share of awards shows in recent years, shined at the 2016 American Music Awards.

Jay Pharoah, Gigi Hadid impersonate Donald and Melania Trump at the AMAs

Even the American Music Awards can’t stay away from politics.

Brian Cranston as Hal  in “Malcolm in the Middle.”


Which TV actors have pulled a 180?

Michelle Dockery and Bryan Cranston, among others

Lauren Graham (left) and Alexis Bledel in “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life,” on Netflix.


Anxiety and anticipation over the return of ‘Gilmore Girls’

Will the return of the show after nine years be nostalgic rehash?

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

TV and radio highlights for Nov. 22

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Here’s how Alec Baldwin’s foundation responded to Trump

The actor is apparently done with President-elect Donald Trump knocking his “Saturday Night Live” sketches.

Stephen Colbert (left) and John Oliver (right) at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Just a friendly chat between two worried late-night hosts

At an event in New Jersey, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver did not mince words when it came to their anxiety about Donald Trump’s election.

A crime-fighter named Grant (Justin Chatwin) joins forces with Doctor Who for a special episode.

Holiday Arts Preview 2016

If ‘Doctor Who’ is packing a surprise, it must be Christmas

In the Dec. 25 special, the Doctor meets up with an unlikely ally.

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Holiday Arts Preview 2016

Matthew Gilbert’s holiday TV Picks

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” Dolly Parton, the pope, Taraji P.Henson, “Hairspray Live!” and more.

Ariana Grande heads the Kiss 108 Jingle Ball lineup.

Holiday Arts Preview 2016

Pop music picks

Sparkling pop, rock, soul, gospel, and klezmer shows to light up your holidays.

Kelsea Ballerini (pictured at a Chicago performance earlier this month) will play at the House of Blues Dec. 1.

Holiday Arts Preview 2016

Kelsea Ballerini, from East Tennessee girl to holiday headliner

At just 23, the bubbly singer-songwriter has made it to the top of the Country 102.5 Holiday Jam, coming to Boston on Dec. 1.

Maura Tierney as Helen on “The Affair.’’


Tierney embraces the chance to make a mess on ‘The Affair’

The Boston native and Golden Globe winner returns Sunday night as the complicated, chaotic Helen Solloway on the Showtime series.

FILE - In this May 23, 1977, file photo, actress Shelley Duvall is seen in Cannes, France. Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview set to air on the

‘The Shining’ actress Shelley Duvall reveals mental illness

Actress Shelley Duvall, known for her role in “The Shining,” has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview with “Dr. Phil.”

Eddie Redmayne in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”


The Weekender: ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ prizefighters, and a walk in the park

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Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty,” which will leave the air after the current season.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Duck Dynasty’ ducks out

After five years, 130 episodes, and at least one comparison between homosexuality and “bestiality,” A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” is leaving the air.

Metallica performs ‘Enter Sandman’ on toys with Jimmy Fallon

Metallica has put down its guitars and picked up toy instruments for a rendition of “Enter Sandman” alongside Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights for Nov. 18

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

President-elect Donald Trump.

TV Critic’s Corner

Apparently, Trump is going to give us a tour of the stuff in his home

Fox News and TMZ are teaming up for a tour of the things in Trump’s home, from Trump.

TBS: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee- rehearsal

Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ extended

The “Daily Show” alum is keeping her new job, but changing her night.