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A ‘Homecoming’ for Julia Roberts

Amazon’s half-hour drama is from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail.

Changing the channel on cable

Streaming is picking up steam, but cutting the cord isn’t easy.

Next up for Lena Dunham: an election horror story

The “Girls" creator and star will appear in next season’s “American Horror Story.”

The New York Times is a favorite Trump target — and interview venue

President Trump has denounced The New York Times as “fake news,” yet he’s granted more interviews there save for Fox News.

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Tom Cruise starred as a military lawyer in the film version of “A Few Good Men.”

Baldwin to star in a live ‘A Few Good Men’ on NBC

The network is shifting to live drama after producing a string of musicals.

David Benioff (left) and D.B. Weiss at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015.

The showrunners of ‘Game of Thrones’ are bringing a new series about civil war to HBO

“Confederate” imagines a modern America where slavery is still legal — and some people are not exactly thrilled with the premise.

Jason Bateman (center) with Laura Linney and McKinley Belcher III in “Ozark” on Netflix.

Television Review

A mountain of trouble in ‘Ozark’

Though not as good as “Breaking Bad,” the Netflix series shares some similarities.

Corinne Olympios decided not to return to the reality show.

TV Critic’s Corner

Back to reality for ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Filming was suspended last month over an allegation of an alcohol-fueled sexual encounter between contestants, but Warner Bros. determined that there was no misconduct after all.

A 1965 photo of US Marines in Vietnam. The war is the subject of a new documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Ken Burns sees Vietnam War as virus, documentary as vaccination

The filmmaker views the war as having infected Americans with a sense of alienation and mistrust, and he hopes “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part PBS series that he co-directed, can be part of a cure.

Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.’’

TV Critic’s Corner

Record ratings for the return of ‘Game of Thrones’

The results are even more impressive when you realize that the number of homes watching TV during the summer is generally lower than the rest of the year.

“Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling in an undated photo.

TV Critic’s Corner

Next stop, ‘The Twilight Zone’ onstage

A theatrical production based on Rod Serling’s CBS classic will open in London, at the Almeida Theatre, in December.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs members of the media during a daily briefing at the White House July 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Olivier DoulieryOLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images

Yet again, Monday’s White House briefing was off-camera

Cameras remained off at the White House press briefing, sidelining one of daytime television’s most popular features.

A scene from the season 7 premiere.

Matthew Gilbert

‘Game of Thrones’ is off to a thrilling start

I remembered all over again just how elegantly written, richly acted, and confidently shot this drama is at its best.

Lena Headey (left) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in a scene from Season 7 “Game of Thrones” episode.

Here’s what folks are saying about the ‘Game of Thrones’ season premiere

We’re not gonna spoil it for you — well, we’ll try not to.

Larry David (left) and Jeff Garlin in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Some pretty, pretty good ‘Curb’ news

What you need to know about the upcoming ninth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

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Another reboot, this time for ‘The L Word’

Original stars Jennifer Beals (Bette), Kate Moennig (Shane), and Leisha Hailey (Alice) are already on board.

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Bloody good cocktail ideas for ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

Arya’s List? The Last Lannisters? Here are a few suggestions for what to drink while watching “Game of Thrones” on Sunday.

Anderson Cooper says Trump aide is like ‘Hungarian Don Rickles’

The CNN anchor dubbed an aide to President Trump ‘‘the Hungarian Don Rickles’’ following an insult-laden exchange on the network.

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Here’s a full list of the major Emmy nominees

All the nominations you need to know.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke onstage with Special Olympics athletes at the 2017 ESPYS.


Michelle Obama honors the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver at ESPYS

Michelle Obama returned to the spotlight as a presenter at The ESPYS, drawing the loudest ovation at the awards show honoring the past year’s best athletes and moments in sports.


Please! Don’t kill off these ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

We know there will be death during season seven. But for the good of the show, “Game of Thrones” writers, let these five live.

Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Annie Parisse, Greg Germann, and Fred Savage in “Friends From College.”

TV Critic’s Corner

No benefits with ‘Friends From College’

A promising cast fizzzles in this Netflix ensemble comedy.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” opens Friday.

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Joe Scarborough (left) and Mika Brzezinski at Fenway Park in 2012.

Joe Scarborough: I’m done with the Republican Party

The MSNBC host, a former GOP congressman from Florida, decried the party’s tacit approval of President Trump.

Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling turned a podcast into a live show.

‘Crimetown’ brings cops and crooks to the Boston stage

A live performance of the popular podcast at the Wilbur will include a Whitey Bulger story that a former mob enforcer is saving for the Boston audience.

John Oliver on the set of his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.”

TV Criitic’s Corner

You’ll be hearing from John Oliver in ‘The Lion King’

In the live-action remake planned for 2019, he’ll play Zazu.

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Fox News corrects story suggesting Comey released ‘top secret’ info

A supportive President Trump had retweeted the story after its original airing on Monday.

Angela Lansbury

TV Critic’s Corner

A ‘Little Women’ for the next generation

The BBC and PBS’s “Masterpiece” are teaming up for a three-episode miniseries.

Michelle Obama will celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s work with the Special Olympics.

TV Critic’s Corner

Michelle Obama to honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver at the ESPYs

The Arthur Ashe Courage Award will be presented to her posthumously.

FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file image taken from video, Meredith Salenger, left, and Patton Oswalt arrive at the premiere of AMC's

Patton Oswalt announces his engagement — and strikes back at critics

The comedian, who has publicly wrestled with grief over the sudden death of his wife last year, announced that he’s engaged.

FILE- In this Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question from the media in Trenton, N.J. Christie's week started with photos showing him lounging on a public beach closed by the state shutdown going viral across the globe. Next week doesn't promise the same kind of international response, but the term-limited Republican's name could be in the headlines again over the so-called Bridgegate scandal when his former aide is sentenced and the attorney who represented him during the scandal gets a Senate hearing to be the next FBI director. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Callers heckled Chris Christie as he hosted a New York sports radio show

The New Jersey governor was filling in for soon-to-depart Mike Francesa on WFAN.

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Larry David arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. HBO has locked down October 1 to start a new season of the Larry David comedy

You can curb your skepticism: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ to return Oct. 1

HBO has locked down Oct. 1 to start a new season of the Larry David comedy ‘‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was photographed lounging on a beach closed to the public.

Christie’s approval rating stays at 15 percent after beach photos

The survey found 86 percent of the 800 residents polled saw the photos of Chris Christie lounging on a beach closed to the public.

The word on Nantucket is that “Morning Joe” cohosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are house hunting.


Are Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski looking at houses on Nantucket?

We’re told that the couple, who announced their engagement in May, spent time over the July Fourth holiday looking at pricey real estate on the island.

Liam Cunningham (background) and Kit Harington in “Game of Thrones.”


‘Game of Thrones,’ the tour

“Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition” will feature props, costumes, and re-creations of a number of locations from the show.

“To have those actors, who finally break out from a role perspective, then get paid significantly less than their Caucasian counterparts, it’s disappointing,” said Michael Tow, an actor, producer and Brookline financial planner, about the two actors who will not be returning to CBS’s “Hawaii Five-O.”


Boston actor ‘disappointed’ at ‘Hawaii Five-O’ pay inequality

After a dispute regarding unequal pay, actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park will not return to the eighth season of CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Chris Christie sitting in for Mike Francesca on WFAN

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting his shot to sit in for New York’s dean of sports talk radio.

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay will tackle the case of the Central Park Five.

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Central Park Five case coming to Netflix

Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma” and “13th,” will be writing and directing a five-episode drama about the Central Park Five case for Netflix.

Danielle Brooks (holding tablet) in “Orange Is the New Black.”

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From deplorables to adorables on ‘Orange’

It was a troubling reflection of what American viewers may not be willing to let women do, a kind of collective Madonna complex dictating that women ultimately needed to remain caretakers.

Dre (left) and Iovine are shown as unlikely kindred spirits in “The Defiant Ones.”

Music giants Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre are in ‘Defiant’ alliance

“The Defiant Ones” is a new HBO docuseries about two major figures in the entertainment world.

Tom Holland in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

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The Weekender: ‘Spider-Man,’ boy bands, and women roommates

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

A scene from “Check It,” a documentary available for $5 through Louis C.K.’s website.

TV Critic’s Corner

Louis C.K. tries to help LGBT film

The comedian is lending his support to a documentary about a group of young black LGBT people in Washington, D.C. Called “Check It,” the film is available through his website for $5.

Laurie Davidson plays young William Shakespeare in TNT’s “Will.”

Television Review

TNT’s ‘Will’ is rock ’n’ roll Shakespeare

The show, a cheeky new twist on the early life of William Shakespeare, is a cultural kaleidoscope.

Boston, MA - 7/4/17 - The finale during the Fourth of July Pops celebration on the Esplanade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: 05IndepenceDaypic

Pops fireworks broadcast fizzles with some TV viewers

For the first time in years, the Pops’ July 4 concert was not carried on CBS — either the national network or its local affiliate, WBZ-TV.

AE networks released this photo from National Archives siting photographic evidence of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in the Marshall Islands found in the National Archives, as they promote a documentary

What happened to Amelia Earhart? A new documentary claims to solve the mystery

A documentary on the History channel explores a theory that Earhart crash-landed in the Marshall Islands and was held prisoner by the Japanese.