TV Land pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' reruns

James Best played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

The network is confirming that reruns of the 1980s action comedy, with its Confederate flag imagery, have been pulled from the schedule.

Bella Thorne as Nina in MTV’s “Scream” adaptation.

Television Review

MTV’s ‘Scream’ adaptation more soapy than scary

MTV’s new series adaptation of the “Scream” movie franchise, isn’t completely awful. It’s just thoroughly mediocre.


// ABC confirms two new Boston hospital shows

“Save My Life: Boston Trauma” premieres July 19. “Boston EMS” premieres July 25.

TV Review

// ‘Nurse Jackie’: The last chapter

The theme of the series finale: “Same as it ever was.”

Larry Kramer speaking at a Boston gay town meeting at Faneuil Hall in 1987.

Television review

A chronicle of Larry Kramer’s rage-filled fight

HBO’s new documentary “Larry Kramer in Love & Anger” arrives as a vivid reminder of the turbulent and tragic early years of the AIDS epidemic.

“Larry Kramer in Love & Anger” airs Monday night on HBO.


Even at 80, activist and writer Larry Kramer isn’t about to play nice

The notoriously combative writer and the most prominent AIDS activist of his generation is the subject of an HBO documentary airing Monday.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

Below the radar but Emmy-worthy

With the glut of eligible nominees, a few of the lesser-known ones really ought to get some public notice.

Game On

So you think you can dance . . . in a dungeon?

“Crypt of the Necrodancer” is brilliant marriage of two totally dissimilar genres.

The synth store.

Television review

AMC’s creepy ‘Humans’ animates an old idea

In the new AMC series, human-like robots may be developing free will.

Clyde Phillips is executive producer of “Nurse Jackie.”


TV Confessions: Clyde Phillips

The executive producer of “Dexter” and “Nurse Jackie,” which finishes its seven-season run on Sunday, is originally from Dorchester.

From left: Lisa Hughes, Liz Walker, Jack Williams, and Bob Lobel celebrate Williams’s last broadcast at WBZ.


On-air surprise for retiring Jack Williams

WBZ-TV celebrated the anchor with some special moments — and guests — on Thursday, revisiting his 40 years at the station.

Ben Affleck at the Hollywood Film Awards in Los Angeles in 2014.

Ben Affleck television episode violated standards, PBS says

PBS said it is postponing the show’s third season until it is satisfied with improvement in the show’s editorial guidelines.

Television review

// Online intrigue in USA’s moody ‘Mr. Robot’

USA’s new cyber-thriller, starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater, premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

// On TV, there are fates worse than death

One of the key ingredients in the maturing of series TV has been the presence of death, the way regular characters can and do sometimes die.

Rob Corddry (left) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.


‘Ballers’ a Rock-solid comedy from HBO

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson anchors “Ballers,” HBO’s entertaining new comedy set in the world of pro football.

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// The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

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// Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV this weekend

“Humans” on AMC could be turning into something interesting and timely.