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Sorry, ‘Homeland,’ but I’m through with you

Through good seasons and bad, I’d always been a loyal viewer, but it’s time to move on.

Greg Poehler on his polyamorous TV character and hitting his stride as an actor

The Burlington native stars in “You Me Her,” romcom series on AT&T Audience Network that kicked off its third season Tuesday.

Kathy Bates, you’re too good for ‘American Horror Story’

I’m a huge fan of the actress, but not even she can save that show.

Judge won’t dismiss ‘Apprentice’ contestant suit against Trump

Judge Jennifer Schecter wrote that ‘‘no one is above the law’’ in siding with Summer Zervos, who sued the Republican after he dismissed her claims of misconduct.

Netflix to air RFK documentary 50 years after his death

The four-part series will stream on April 27.

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James Adomian, who auditioned unsuccessfully for “Saturday Night Live” 13 years ago, has accused the show of homophobia.

TV Critic’s Corner

Is ‘Saturday Night Live’ homophobic?

Comedian James Adomian, who is gay, thinks so.

“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest (back) with judges Lionel Richie (left), Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan.

TV Critic’s Corner

Updating my ‘American Idol’ relationship status

Dammit. I thought I quit you.

Bill Hader plays a bummed-out bargain hit man in “Barry.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Bill Hader has new HBO series, hosting gig on ‘SNL’

The “SNL” alum hosts Saturday, and chances are excellent he will crack himself up.

Host Jimmy Kimmel worked to keep the tone light at the Oscars.


Jimmy Kimmel gives Hollywood a chance to exhale

His monologue sounded like one of his cheery late-night talk-show monologues — timely, mildly clever, smart, forgettable.

The Dropkick Murphys return to the House of Blues for St. Patrick’s Day shows this weekend.


The Weekender: Irish sojourns, Russian meltdowns, and ‘American Utopia’

It’s a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of the Weekender!

Aaron Hernandez was taken from his North Attleborough home in handcuffs after his arrest in June 2013.

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Aaron Hernandez documentary offers a detailed retelling, minus the melodrama

The two-part, four-hour film, airing Saturday and Sunday nights, is a deep dive into the life and death of the former Patriot and convicted murderer.


Fox 25 news director abruptly departs

Hired in 2016, Mike Oliveira apparently was good at his job, which may explain why he’s gone.

Tyler Walker of the US competing at the Paralympic Winter Games.

TV Critic’s Corner

The mettle and medals of the Paralympics

NBC Sports Network has coverage spanning the weekend, and let me warn you: You’re gonna get worked up. 

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Rexit at the White House; a holiday by any other name

From lost jobs at the White House to found love on ‘Queer Eye,’ a review of the week in things

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS stars the Canadian comedian.

TV Critic’s Corner

The women of Wednesday

Wednesday nights have come to serve as a kind of regulating mechanism for our all-male household.

TV Critic’s Corner

The queen mother of ‘America’s Next Top Model’

I like to think of “ANTM” as an extensive verite meta-documentary charting the slow psychological unraveling of Tyra Banks.

Norm Macdonald

TV Critic’s Corner

Netflix adds Norm Macdonald to its talk-show roster

The comic and former “Saturday Night Live” guy will host and produce “Norm Macdonald Has a Show.”

From left: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, and Robert Iler in “The Sopranos.”

TV Critic’s Corner

What you need to know about ‘The Sopranos’ prequel

Show creator David Chase will set the film in 1967 Newark. Here’s what else he’s divulged so far.

The cast of “ER” in the second season (from left): George Clooney, Eriq La Salle, Sherry Stringfield, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Margulies.


Should you binge-watch ‘ER’? Here’s why you might want to.

Since January, Hulu has been streaming the entire 1994-2009 series — that’s 15 seasons, 331 episodes, and more emergency intubations than you can shake a scalpel at.

A scene from Ana DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Wrinkles in time, tricks up sleeves, and ‘Pretty in Pink’ 

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

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Jussie Smollett finds his voice and builds his own empire

The actor and singer marked a breakthrough in 2015 when the TV series “Empire” debuted. Now he’s finally put out his own debut album, ‘‘Sum of My Music.’’

“They called me ‘One-Take Chuckie,’ ’cause I could never get it right on the first take,” says Charles Laquidara of his radio days at WBCN (above, at the studio in 1972).

Charles Laquidara goes live with his life, mishegas and all

The legendary DJ returns to Boston for “Daze in the Life,” a live presentation of his “multimedia memoir” at the Paradise.

James Comey, the fired FBI director, shown at a Senate Select Committee hearing last June, will now appear on Stephen Colbert’s late-night TV show.

TV Critic’s Corner

Colbert schedules a sit-down with Comey

The former FBI director will pay the show a visit on April 17, the same day his new book is released.

Josh Radnor in “Rise.”

Television Review

Excess keeps ‘Rise’ from lifting off

The NBC drama, from the creator of “Friday Night Lights,” plays like an overstuffed version of that show.

The miniseries will follow Bobby Brown’s life after his departure from New Edition.

TV Critic’s Corner

BET is casting a Bobby Brown biopic

Woody McClain, who played Brown in the network’s New Edition miniseries, will reprise the role.

‘Nunberg took over cable news like a car chase’ — and Stephen Colbert loved it

“Right before we taped this show, the entire news cycle jumped on the bus to crazy town,” the late night TV show host said Monday.

Former ESPN personality Adrienne Lawrence said in a lawsuit that sportscaster Chris Berman left a colleague “a racially disparaging voicemail.”

Former ESPN personality files harassment lawsuit against network

Adrienne Lawrence said a male anchor made unwanted advances against her and that management “colluded with” the human resources department against Lawrence after she complained.

Cristin Milioti in a season 4 episode of “Black Mirror.”

TV Critic’s Corner

More future shock in store from ‘Black Mirror’

Netflix is bringing the series back for a fifth season.

Host Jimmy Kimmel onstage during the 90th Academy Awards Sunday.

TV Critic’s Corner

Oscars suffer a big dip in TV ratings

Nielsen recorded the smallest audience ever, down 19 percent from last year.

Host Jimmy Kimmel worked to keep the tone light at the Oscars.

Academy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel gives Hollywood a chance to exhale

His monologue sounded like one of his cheery late-night talk-show monologues — timely, mildly clever, smart, forgettable.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Mary J. Blige attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)


Bold statements — and looks — on the Oscars red carpet

The 90th Academy Awards got everyone talking — about politics, #MeToo, and equal opportunity in film. The red carpet looks were just as engaging.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Zoey Deutch attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Zoey Deutch hits the red carpet in style

Deutch, whose credits include “The Disaster Artist,” “Before I Fall,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” is the daughter of ’80 sweetheart Lea Thompson.

Derek Luke stars in the pilot based on Joe Finder’s 2014 novel “Suspicion.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Book by local author Joe Finder becomes NBC pilot

“Suspicion” stars Derek Luke, was created and written by Jessica Goldberg, who also created “The Path” on Hulu, and will be directed by Brad Anderson of “Fringe.”

Cast members, including Mr. Stiers (rear right), celebrated the 10th season of “M*A*S*H,” a comedy-drama about a team of doctors and support staff during the Korean War.

David Ogden Stiers of ‘M*A*S*H’ dies at 75

Mr. Stiers played the pompous Major Charles Winchester III on the long-running series.

Ellen Barkin stars in “Animal Kingdom.”

TV Critc’s Corner

Denis Leary set to prowl ‘Animal Kingdom’

In the upcoming season, he’ll play a drifter who is the father of one of the members of the Southern California crime family.

For the Oscars ceremony in 2014, Margot Robbie wore a 60-carat diamond Riviera necklace and a 14-carat ring.

Jewelers prep for the Super Bowl of sparkle: The Oscars

The Academy Awards are the Super Bowl of sparkle, at least to the jewelers vying to adorn all those famous ears, necks and wrists.

From left: Melanie Field as Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell as Heather Duke, and Jasmine Matthews as Heather McNamara in Paramount Network’s unreleased series “Heathers,” a reboot of the 1988 movie.


This isn’t the moment for a cynical take on teens

The new TV series “Heathers” has been delayed in the aftermath of the Parkland shootings, but will there ever be a good time for a show this hostile to kids?

Jennifer Lawrence plays a prima ballerina turned Russian agent in “Red Sparrow.”

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The Weekender: Russian spies, Hollywood brains, and restless Zombies

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

David Silver circa 1968 poses with an image from his TV show, “What’s Happening, Mr. Silver?”


Boston’s most radical TV show blew the minds of a stoned generation in 1967

When a Tufts instructor launched the trippy TV show on WGBH, it was unlike anything viewers had ever seen.

Alec Baldwin will chat with Kate McKinnon and Jerry Seinfeld this Sunday night.

TV Critic’s Corner

Alec Baldwin’s talk show will debut after the Oscars

The first guests on “Sundays With Alec Baldwin” will be Kate McKinnon and Jerry Seinfeld.

A scene from the documentary “Icarus.”


How a Boston-backed film helped uncover the Russian doping scandal

The team behind the Oscar-nominated “Icarus” shook up world athletics, with far-reaching consequences.

Michael Chiklis will play a veteran NYPD detective in “Murder.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Michael Chiklis back in uniform for CBS pilot

The star of “The Shield” has been cast as a veteran NYPD detective in “Murder.”

“Bachelor” contestant Caroline Lunny


Holliston’s Caroline Lunny throws shade at ‘Bachelor’ star Arie Luyendyk Jr.

The latest season of ABC’s “The Bachelor” has proven to be a snooze-fest. But now, it seems, it may end with a dash of controversy.

Candice Bergen will reprise her role of Murphy Brown.

TV Critic’s Corner

CBS rounding out its plans for ‘Murphy Brown’ revival

CBS has given the “Murphy Brown” revival a 13-episode first season.

Milo Ventimiglia as Jack in “This Is Us.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘This Is Us’ returns with lighter touch as finale nears

It’s time to enjoy a little more vicarious heartbreak and healing.

Kiernan Shipka, who played Sally Draper on “Mad Men,” will star in the new “Sabrina.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Netflix is conjuring up a new ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’

“Sabrina” will have a dark horror-like spin to it, as our heroine stands up to evil forces.