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Maybe Damon Lindelof is the guy who’ll make superheroes interesting

The writer-producer, fresh off “The Leftovers,” is in serious talks with HBO to adapt the comic book series “Watchmen.”

‘Prime Suspect’ prequel can’t escape Mirren’s shadow

“Prime Suspect: Tennison” answers a question — What was Jane like as a young cop? — that no one was asking.

The ladies are ready to rumble in Netflix’s ‘GLOW’

Netflix’s “GLOW” — it stands for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” — is a fictional take on a real-life icon of American 1980s kitsch.

An unexpected journey for Revere grandmother who stars in an ad for VW

Marie Gallagher had never acted professionally, but her authenticity — and Irish brogue — won her the part.

We’re at the dawn of the six-second TV ad

The new idea for TV networks: an “unskippable” commercial.

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James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Sopranos’ finale, 10 years later

The cut to black was a bold decision by series creator David Chase to hand the finale over to the viewers.

FILE — Megyn Kelly, the Fox News anchor, prepares for an interview in New York, May 12, 2016. Now at NBC, Kelly’s upcoming interview with the Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has raised a host of questions about the line between covering a scoundrel as a news figure and giving him a promotional platform, Jim Rutenberg writes. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview draws only 3.5 million viewers

In comparison, Kelly drew 6.2 million viewers to her interview of Vladimir Putin during her NBC show’s June 4 debut.

Alex Jones vows to air unedited version of interview

The conspiracy theorist said on his Infowars website that the full interview he recorded will counter Megyn Kelly’s report.

FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly attends the 2016 Variety's Power of Women: New York in New York. An anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has dumped Kelly as host of an event in Washington this week because of her planned interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Kelly said Tuesday, June 13, 2017, that she understands and respects the decision but is disappointed she won't be there. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Connecticut NBC affiliate won’t air Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones

The conspiracy theorist and radio host who has alleged the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax.

FILE — Alex Jones, conservative conspiracy theorist host of Infowars.com, in his Austin, Texas, control room, Feb. 17, 2017. Families of some of the 26 people who were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have criticized an upcoming Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones, who has said the shooting was a hoax perpetrated by forces hostile to the Second Amendment. (Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times)

Alex Jones says he’ll release unedited version of his interview with Megyn Kelly

The conspiracy theorist said on his website that the full interview he recorded will counter Kelly’s report, which he labeled a ‘‘fraud.’’

Tom Ashbrook of WBUR.

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WBUR’s Tom Ashbrook ties the knot

Ashbrook and Cathryn Ann Clüver of Harvard’s Kennedy School were wed Saturday.

Lori Petty in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.’’

BUZZSAW

Emmy voters, don’t overlook these award-worthy performances

Some great performers are in danger of falling under the radar.

John Mayer at a Dead & Company show in Worcester in 2015, with drummer Bill Kreutzmann.

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The Weekender: Tall ships, short films, and dad jokes

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Production on “Bachelor in Paradise” was shut down after an encounter between two cast members on set.

Critic’s Notebook

Has reality TV’s race to the bottom actually hit bottom? Probably not.

The scandal surrounding "Bachelor in Paradise” is a logical extension of where the genre has been heading all along.

From left: Aaron Staton, Hattie Morahan, and Owen McDonnell.

Television Review

Mother might be a mystery, but ‘Mother’ isn’t

“Masterpiece’s” World War II drama about an English woman living in Ireland and a US airman rarely goes to unexpected places.

From left: Faye Marsay, Jonas Karlsson, Esther Hall, and Kelly Macdonald in “Black Mirror.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Time to read ‘Black Mirror’

Series creator Charlie Brooker is extending the franchise to include books.

Kevin James

Laugh Lines

Kevin James

A joke from the actor-comedian, who plays the Wilbur Friday and Saturday.

Ilana Glazer (left) and Abbi Jacobson in “Broad City.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Broad City’ will bleep Trump’s name

“There’s no airtime for this orange [person],” Ilana Glazer says.

Sandy Hook group dumps Megyn Kelly as event host

An anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School has dumped Megyn Kelly as host of an event in Washington this week because of her plans to broadcast an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” which is presenting a presidential pop-up exhibit Friday through Sunday not far from Trump Tower in Manhattan.

‘The Daily Show’ is unveiling the Trump Presidential Twitter Library

The Comedy Central show will present the pop-up exhibit Friday through Sunday at 3 West 57th Street in Manhattan, not far from Trump Tower.

Robert Michael Morris as Mickey (with Laura Silverman as Jane) on “The Comeback.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Robert Michael Morris was unforgettable, even if you didn’t know his name

The actor, who played Mickey, hairdresser and best friend to Lisa Kudrow’s Valerie Cherish on “The Comeback,” died last month.

Idris Elba plays the title character in “Luther.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Just what we need: more ‘Luther’

Idris Elba will star in another season, even though the franchise seems to have lost its edge.

Kelly defends decision to feature Newtown denier

Kelly took heat from families of the shooting victims and others for interviewing Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine.

Stephen Colbert presents the award for best revival of a musical at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

These were the only political moments at the Tony Awards

Despite the hyperpartisan times, the Tony Awards skirted politics — for the most part.

J.T. Rogers accepted the award for Best Play for “Oslo.”

Tony Awards 2017: Winners list

Here’s a list of who won at Sunday’s awards show.

Kevin Spacey (left) and Stephen Colbert performed at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday.

Stephen Colbert makes a cameo at the Tonys

Colbert joined host Kevin Spacey to riff on ‘‘Groundhog Day: The Musical’’ and other shows during the opening of the Tonys.

Andrew Lincoln stars in “The Walking Dead.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Walking Dead’ dominates social media

The AMC series averages more than 2 million interactions per episode on Facebook and Twitter.

Kevin Spacey performs at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ wins best score at Tonys Awards

Kevin Spacey kicked off his first-ever Tony Award hosting gig with grace and self-deprecating wit on Sunday.

Bill Maher and Ice Cube during Maher’s show on Friday.

‘That’s our word’: Ice Cube confronts Bill Maher for using the n-word

“It’s a word that has been used against us. It’s like a knife, man.”

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Until she said yes to a reality show, she didn’t know she had true grit

Newburyport’s Hannah Koen — a self-described ditz who had never challenged herself — learned to dig deep when she competed in the upcoming season of Fox’s “American Grit.”

Miranda Otto and Corey Hawkins in the recently canceled “24: Legacy.”

tv critic’s corner

Hasn’t ‘24’ already used up all its time?

Fox is talking with the show’s producers about finding yet another way to keep milking the brand.

David Thewlis as the menacing V.M. Varga in FX’s “Fargo.”

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

On ‘Fargo,’ Thewlis sinks those hideous teeth into an unforgettable role

When villain V.M. Varga reaches inside his grotesque mouth and starts picking and poking, I have to watch through my fingers.

Sofia Boutella in “The Mummy.”

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The Weekender: Witches, Warhols, and women in prison

The Globe’s picks for the best way to spend your weekend.

Jesse Ventura told the Associated Press that he has personal assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that ‘‘The World According to Jesse’’ won’t be censored by the government-funded RT network.

CELEBRITY NEWS

Ex-governor, wrestler Jesse Ventura to work for Russian TV

He told the AP that he has personal assurances from Vladimir Putin that ‘‘The World According to Jesse’’ won’t be censored by the government-funded RT network.

Asia Kate Dillon in “Billions.”

TV Critic’s Corner

The Emmys and the nonbinary actor

Asia Kate Dillon of Showtime’s “Billions” had to choose which supporting category to be nominated in.

From left: Niecy Nash, Jenn Lyon, Carrie Preston, and Judy Reyes in “Claws.”

Television review

‘Claws’ digs into bad men and the manicurists who endure them

The flamboyant fingernails are fun, and so is TNT’s new drama, if you like trashy, prettily filmed, sexed-up shows built around the criminal element.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 2000.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver to receive posthumous Ashe award

Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver will be posthumously honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards in July.

Al Pacino will portray Joe Paterno in an HBO movie.

TV Critic’s Corner

Joe Pa, by Al Pa

Al Pacino has played a few controversial characters in his time, including Jack Kevorkian and Phil Spector. Next, he’ll star as Joe Paterno.

for Globe West 02/19 - the famous V66 channel that predated MTV and was based out of Framingham and Marlborough. V66 founder John Garabedian on-air with Kenny Loggins, 1985. (handout)

Globe Magazine

In 1985, V66 was MTV for Bostonians who didn’t have cable. And we loved it.

Surviving just 19 months in the ‘80s, a little UHF station in Boston brought music videos to MTV-starved teens.

J.J. Abrams (pictured in Tokyo in 2016) is reportedly behind “Castle Rock,” a Hulu television series that will film in Massachusetts.

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Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ to film in Mass., first scripted TV series to be based here in almost 30 years

Hollywood has tried to bring a television series to Massachusetts for years. Hulu will finally make it happen with a show based on the work of Stephen King.

The June 25 season finale will be T.J. Miller’s last appearance as a regular cast member on the HBO series.

TV Critic’s Corner

T.J. Miller explains his departure from ‘Silicon Valley’

The actor-comedian told Entertainment Weekly he has been remarkably busy, mentioning his movie work, his podcast, and his desire to do standup.

Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Plans to bring back ‘Breaking Bad’ may be a (virtual) reality

Showrunner Vince Gilligan is teaming with Sony on the project.

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005 file photo, British actor Peter Sallis, who voices the part of Wallace poses with a person dressed as the character 'Wallace' on arrival at the Leicester Square Odeon, London for the premiere of Wallace & Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Sallis, who played irrepressible, cheese-loving inventor Wallace in the

Peter Sallis, voice of inventor in ‘Wallace and Gromit,’ dies at 96

Mr. Sallis played the irrepressible, cheese-loving Wallace in the cartoons, which gained fans around the world.

TV Critic’s Corner

Julia Roberts to star in HBO drama

The Oscar-winning actress will be in a series based on Maria Semple’s novel “Today Will Be Different.’’

A scene from the HBO series “Game of Thrones.’’

‘Game of Thrones’ gets the Harvard treatment

This fall, Harvard students will have the opportunity to take “The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models.’’

Elisabeth Moss in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Buzzsaw | matthew Gilbert

Quietly, Elisabeth Moss has emerged as one of TV’s greats

Moss deserves induction into my personal TV Hall of Fame, made up of actors and actresses who’ve done their best work on the small screen.