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Ten guest stars who made ‘The Good Wife’ great

A stream of guest stars in recurring roles helped the show stay fresh.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Jon Snow lives, and that’s too bad

After almost a year of manipulative promotion about whether or not Jon Snow was really, truly, honestly dead, I ultimately felt disappointed and misused.

Abby Wambach to join ESPN as analyst and contributor

The retired US soccer star will work across multiple platforms including ESPN Films and shows including ‘‘Outside the Lines.’’

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Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan in”What If.”

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Zoe Kazan bears watching

I often feel like I’m watching an actress on her way to greatness almost every time I see Kazan.

FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo, actress Uzo Aduba, a cast member in the Netflix series

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress Uzo Aduba readies for Boston Marathon

Uzo Aduba grew up in Medfield a fan of the Marathon. Now, she’s running the race and raising money for Dana-Farber.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Taraji P. Henson (left) and Kaitlin Doubleday in “Empire.”

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An ‘Empire’ in collapse

The second season of the Fox drama has pushed its story lines and characters much too hard.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Horst Von Wachter (left), Philippe Sands (in background), and Niklas Frank at the site of mass grave outside Zolkiew, Ukraine, in “My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did.”

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The Holocaust remembered

TV has a few programs marking Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday night.

Gay Head Light was moved 134 feet inland on two tracks from its original position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

‘Nova’ illuminates the effort to save Gay Head Light

A filmmaker was on hand last summer to witness the relocation of the 400-ton lighthouse.

An image of Janis Joplin from “American Experience: Janis: Little Girl Blue.”

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Janis Joplin and her demons

A documentary looks at the hard life and blazing music of Janis Joplin.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Director Alex Gibney at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge.

Alex Gibney going clear on Scientology and Ron Miscavige’s tell-all book

The Oscar-winning director (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) was in town for a Harvard Kennedy School screening of his documentary.

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney in Amazon’s “Catastrophe.”

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‘Catastrophe’ brings the family, but its comedic charms are intact

But staleness does not ensue on the show, which returns with a second six-episode season on Friday.

Allison Janney surprised members of the press corps at the White House on Friday.

‘West Wing’ press secretary makes real-life White House appearance

Actress Allison Janney reprised her C.J. Cregg role in the Press Briefing Room to deliver a message about opioid abuse.

Kelly Ripa returns to ‘Live’

Ripa addressed the uproar that erupted when it was announced her co-host, Michael Strahan, is headed to ‘‘Good Morning America.’’

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Instagram star Kim Chi talks ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Season eight of is down to its final four contestants, and the Chicago powerhouse is still in the running.

Stephen Mangan and Michael Weston in “Houdini & Doyle.”

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TV’s next generation of characters is waiting at the library

Which of our favorites from literature ought to be adapted into long-running series? Here are some ideas.

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in “Keanu.”

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The Weekender: Kittens, Cubans, and a midnight bookstore

What to do in Boston this weekend, from Key and Peele’s big movie to the Boston Ballet’s “Swan Lake.”

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

N.W.A members — (from left) Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Ice Cube, DJ Yella — at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.

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Big names at Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony can be counted on to serve up a few good and/or interesting moments.

A scene from “The Night Manager.”

The Ticket: TV

Matthew Gilbert’s picks for TV highlights this week.

The man who station employees said threatened to blow up their workplace was wearing what appeared to be a fuzzy, full-sized animal costume.

Police sniper shoots man in Baltimore station bomb threat

Police say the man walked into a TV station wearing a full animal costume and an apparent explosive device.

From left: Michael Richards, Jason Alexander, Jerry Seinfeld, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Seinfeld.”

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It all comes down to ‘Seinfeld’

“Seinfeld” remains not only as funny and clever as ever but also painfully true.

Eric Bana (left) and Ricky Gervais in the Netflix comedy “Special Correspondents.”

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Gervais lampoons the media in a listless Netflix comedy

His Netflix movie “Special Correspondents” fails amiably, without any major embarrassments or offenses, but it fails, and there’s barely a laugh or a worthy wink in the entire story.

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TV Confessions: Gail Mazur

Among the poet’s choices: “Veep,” “Antiques Roadshow,” and “The Golden Girls.”

Larry Wilmore will host the Correspondents Dinner.

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Larry Wilmore trashing politicians — to their faces

Hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner could be a nice break for Wilmore, who has been doing a fine job in the post-“Daily Show” slot on Comedy Central.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, who is leaving the morning show “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” in May.

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, and our obsession with public splits

At a time when celebrity divorces come with numbing regularity, it’s somehow the professional break-ups that really get to us.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Goran Bogdan in SundanceTV’s “The Last Panthers.”

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Too much story, too little time in heist drama ‘The Last Panthers’

“The Last Panthers” should have been either twice as long, or half as enterprising.

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

Michael Strahan to exit ‘Live’ earlier than expected

Shortly after Kelly Ripa returned to their daytime talk show, Strahan said he will leave months earlier than first announced.

Alison Wright on “The Americans.”

A few TV shows in haiku

Could review-ku be a new poetry category?

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Joanna and Chip Gaines of HGTV’s

Chip and Joanna Gaines are HGTV’s ‘it’ couple

The couple’s humor, love, and chemistry have made “Fixer Upper” one of HGTV’s most popular shows.

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere: A fast start, a big surprise

The Season 6 premiere covered a lot of ground across the Seven Kingdoms. Warning: spoilers ahead.

Tom Hiddleston in “The Night Manager.”

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Opening up le Carre

John le Carre stories are rich enough to open up into miniseries, and AMC’s “The Night Manager” proves that once again.

Colman Domingo as Victor Strand in AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead.”

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Confronting our demons, one TV show at a time

There’s an ongoing love affair with “frightgeist” TV — shows that hold a dark mirror up to society and, while doing so, expose and exploit its hidden boogeymen.

Laurie Anderson

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On HBO, Laurie Anderson’s meditation on grief

On one level, the film is a tribute to her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle. But it’s also about the other losses Anderson has suffered, including husband Lou Reed.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2015 file photo, Kelly Ripa addresses the crowd during a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Ripa is returning to her daytime talk show, ending an absence that followed word her co-host, Michael Strahan, will join

Kelly Ripa plans to return to ‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ Tuesday

Ripa’s slated return would end an absence that followed word her co-host, Michael Strahan, will join “Good Morning America.”

Alfie Allen and Sophie Turner in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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What lies ahead in ‘Game of Thrones’? We have questions.

There will be blood, and probably some torture, and definitely some sex. What else?

Conductor Andris Nelsons with his wife, soprano Kristine Opolais, in 2014.

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The Weekender: Elvis, divine neurosis, and frogs who sing

Top choices for things to do this weekend.