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Michelle Wolf to host White House Correspondents’ dinner

Whether President Trump plans to attend is another matter.

The crime of ‘Good Girls’ is its wasted potential

The new NBC series is a wan attempt to make points — good points — about sexism, inequality, patriarchy, and health care, stitched together with a story line that is seriously underdeveloped.

The Weekender: Waitresses, prison guards, and princesses

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

‘Lost in Space’ reboot set to launch in April

Maybe Netflix will justify its forthcoming foray into the world of the space family Robinson with the help of a twist: Actress Parker Posey will star as the scheming Dr. Smith.

A new ‘Magnum P.I’ from the same old CBS

In this reboot, Jay Hernandez will star in the role that made Tom Selleck famous.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/fallmovies_1440x600.jpg A new ‘Star Wars,’ plus a bevy of real-life heroes on screen

Many of the fall’s biggest films have stories based on fact.

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Longtime Boston news anchor Christa Delcamp joins NBC10

Delcamp, who worked at WHDH-TV (Channel 7) for 14 years, is slated to join the morning news team at NBC 10 on Wednesday.

Harry Connick Jr. is set to star in a stage musical version of the 1973 movie “The Sting.”

TV Critic’s Corner

End of the road for Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show

It has been a tough market, with the likes Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, and Anderson Cooper failing in their own efforts to find footing in what fancy folks call the daytime space.

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

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ faces some challenges in season 2

How do you equal or beat such a tightly written and wildly praised first season, and where do you take the story as you move further and further from the original book?

Clarke Peters of “The Wire” and “Treme” will appear in “Love Is ___,” on OWN.

TV Critic’s Corner

For old favorite Clarke Peters, a new role

The actor has just signed onto a new hourlong dramedy called “Love Is ___,” which will appear on OWN.

Jimmy Kimmel.

Read Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue that begs Trump to address gun control

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel delivered another tearful monologue Thursday after another mass shooting, one that killed 17 people at a high school in Florida.

Jeffrey Tambor will no longer play Maura Pfefferman.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Transparent’ will go on without Tambor

The actor, who won two Emmys for playing Maura Pfefferman, had been accused of misconduct, including sexual harassment.

Buzzsaw

Netflix’s high-priced talent could lose something in the deal

Super-producers Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rimes are getting megabucks to make new shows, but they’re running a risk, too.

Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: The protector of Wakanda, god of funk, and king of England

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

Attorney Gloria Allred has faced detractors for decades.

Gloria Allred has been endlessly parodied, but a new documentary celebrates her

‘‘Seeing Allred,’’ now on Netflix, makes a case that the flashbulb-ready attorney was simply ahead of her time, and now the world is catching up.

The theft of artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the subject of “Empty Frames: A Heist Story.”

Ty Burr

Podcasts: the good, the bad, and the finding their groove

From the Gardner Museum heist to Internet porn, podcasts can engage, inform, and entertain — or not.

“Our Cartoon President” kicked off a 10-episode run Sunday.

On Stephen Colbert’s new Trump cartoon series, the president has shades of Homer Simpson

Showtime’s ‘‘Our Cartoon President’’ offers a satirical view of the commander-in-chief and his inner circle.

Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet on “The West Wing.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘West Wing’ fans really miss their fictional White House

A Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a “West Wing” Weekend next fall in Maryland hit its goal in two days.

Quinn Liebling and Rio Mangini in “Everything Sucks!”

Television review

In appealing Netflix series, a new generation of geeks arrives from the ’90s

Though “Everything Sucks!” is openly derivative of “Freaks and Geeks,” it has heart, humor, and a voice of its own.

Mary J. Blige

TV Critic’s Corner

Mary J. Blige to play an assassin in Netflix superhero series

“The Umbrella Academy” is based on the graphic novels by Gerard Way and illustrator Gabriel Ba.

John Oliver relishes being able to do ‘Last Week Tonight’ without restrictions

HBO’s corporate parent, Time Warner, is waiting to see whether a proposed takeover by AT&T will be approved.

Michelle Wolf

TV Critic’s Corner

Michelle Wolf to host her own talk show on Netflix

The weekly show will launch later this year.

John Krasinski as Jim Halpert.

Critics’ corner

John Krasinski is willing to join an ‘Office’ revival

The Massachusetts native told Ellen DeGeneres he’s just waiting for the call.

Elizabeth Olsen of “Wind River” will star in Facebook’s 10-episode dramedy.

TV Critic’s Corner

Facebook Watch has original series in works

The new show remains untitled, but it is a half-hour, 10-episode dramedy starring and executive produced by Elizabeth Olsen of “Wind River.”

Frankie Shaw as Bridgette Bird in “SMILF.”

After ‘SMILF’ controversy, Frankie Shaw has a lot to say

Shaw has something to say about the backlash from South Boston regarding her Showtime series.

Mr. Jones portrayed the character Rodney “Hot Rod” Dunham in the show “Justified.”

‘Justified,’ ‘Home Improvement’ actor Mickey Jones; at 76

Mr. Jones was a veteran character actor who worked steadily in television from the 1970s.

Jon Favreau is one of the hosts of “Pod Save America.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Pod Save America’ is heading to HBO

The network has ordered a series of TV specials to be filmed on the campaign trail leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.

Actress Jennifer Garner

NAMES

Jennifer Garner heads to HBO to work with ‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham

The actress — and Ben Affleck ex — will return to TV for “Camping,” an eight-episode HBO comedy.

Jessica Williams (left) and Phoebe Robinson

Banter comes naturally to the besties of ‘2 Dope Queens’

The hit podcast from Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson is now getting a limited run as an HBO series.

Frankie Shaw is the creator, writer, director, and star of “SMILF,” a Showtime series set in South Boston.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

‘SMILF’ isn’t ‘degrading,’ but the harsh life it depicts definitely is

I suppose it’s uncomfortable to think that there are women like Frankie Shaw’s Bridgette Bird right here in South Boston.

Norman Lear is working on “Guess Who Died,” a comedy pilot for NBC.

TV Critic’s Corner

Senior moments in Norman Lear’s next sitcom

At 95, he’s at work on a comedy pilot for NBC that will focus on the residents of a Palm Springs senior community.

Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter in HBO’s new drama “Here and Now.”

Television REview

‘Here and Now’ needs a little more time to grow

The new HBO series from Alan Ball is a family drama that could use a bit of Pearson warmth.

“I am very excited by the possibility of embodying a woman from history who grabbed and then wielded great power,” Helen Mirren said of portraying Catherine the Great.

TV Critic’s Corner

Great expectations with Helen Mirren in the role of Catherine

The actress has played plenty of monarchs; now she’ll add a Russian empress to the list.

Eric Clapton in a scene from “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars.”

Television

In telling Clapton’s life story, Lili Fini Zanuck returns a favor

The film director met the guitarist when he scored her first film 27 years ago. In turn, he asked her to direct a documentary about his life.

David Ortiz at his jersey retirement ceremony last June at Fenway Park.

Big Papi’s new Fenway gig

David Ortiz takes a swing at being a Fenway tour guide in the latest episode of his new Fusion TV series, “Big Papi Needs a Job.”

Fans watched the Super Bowl LII at a bar in Philadelphia, PA.

Nielsen says 103.4 million watched Super Bowl, a 7 percent drop

Has television’s biggest event peaked in popularity?

Mr. Mahoney played a disabled former policeman who often quarreled with Frasier, played by Kelsey Grammer.

John Mahoney, 77; played cranky dad on ‘Frasier’

Mr. Mahoney’s character was a blue-collar man who played counterpoint to pompous sons Frasier and Niles Crane.

Barbra Streisand is reportedly in negotiations to costar with Ben Platt in a new Netflix comedy series.

TV Critic’s Corner

A Platt-Streisand ticket for ‘The Politician’?

The Netflix comedy series could include occasional musical numbers.

John Updike in an undated photo.

TV Critic’s Corner

John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom novels will be adapted for TV

Andrew Davies, the British screenwriter who has built a successful and respected career adapting classics, is taking on the project.

Gisele Bundchen.

NAMES

‘Daddy won five times. They never won before’ — Gisele teaches kids about sportsmanship

Tom Brady’s better half kept it positive after the Super Bowl loss, offering congratulations to the Eagles.

Justin Timberlake performed at halftime of Sunday’s Super Bowl.

This time, Justin Timberlake avoids a Super Bowl ‘wardrobe malfunction’

If his halftime performance appeared well oiled, consider Timberlake’s track record in this event.

From left: Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, Michelle Monaghan, and John Aston in the 2007 film version.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Gone Baby Gone’ coming back baby back

Fox is moving ahead with a pilot for a TV drama series based on Dennis Lehane’s 1998 book and the 2007 feature film.

If football’s a turnoff, there’s Mayberry and ‘Monk’

From the “Puppy Bowl” to marathons of well-loved series, there are Super Bowl alternatives.

Keanu Reeves motorcycling in a Squarespace ad.

Buzzsaw

Remember when you had to wait for the Super Bowl to see the ads?

In the days leading up to the game, advertisers are creating buzz and getting millions of views online.

Compagnie Accrorap presents Kader Attou’s “The Roots” at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Big games, French kicks, and pop smarts

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

Joel Kinnaman stars in Netflix’s “Altered Carbon.”

Television review

In ‘Altered Carbon,’ the future is complicated

The Netflix sci-fi series depicts a universe where immortality is possible, but you’ll have to work to piece the story together.

“The Trade,” a five-episode series, looks at the drug crisis from many perspectives.

TV Critic’s Corner

Showtime series follows the opioid crisis from its roots

“The Trade,” from Emmy winner Matthew Heineman, begins its story in the poppy fields of Mexico.