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Mindy Kaling discusses why pregnancy ‘is kind of a fun feeling’

The Cambridge-bred creator and star of “The Mindy Project” talks about her pregnancy on “Sunday Today.”

The shameless retooling of ‘Kevin Can Wait’

The sitcom has killed off Kevin James’s TV wife and reunited him with his “King of Queens” costar, Leah Remini.

What’s next for ‘This Is Us’

Series creator Dan Fogelman has been offering some hints.

Anthony Scaramucci says he’d already have fired Steve Bannon

The short-lived White House communications director made the comments Monday on Stephen Colbert’s CBS show.

Jury takes Taylor Swift’s side in groping lawsuit

Taylor Swift won $1 and long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago.

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So about that bombshell casually dropped on ‘Game of Thrones’ . . .

If you were ready to throw something at your TV during the latest episode, you’re not alone.

Joe Dempsie — Gendry on ‘Game of Thrones’ — on rowing memes and shirtless scenes

Sent off in a rowboat in Season 3, Gendry, played by Joe Dempsie, never seemed to land anywhere. It quickly became a mystery: Where did he go?

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Good thing we can’t rush through ‘Game of Thrones’

It’s best to savor each hour separately, to watch episodes one at a time and let them breathe in between.

Bebe Rexha performed Sunday at the Teen Choice Awards.

Miley Cyrus was a no-show at Teen Choice Awards

The show, a bubble of teenage celebration, took time out to consider the world its young audience will inherit.

Judge tosses DJ’s suit against Taylor Swift in groping trial

A judge on Friday threw out a former radio host’s case against Taylor Swift in a trial that delved into their dueling lawsuits over whether he groped her during a backstage meet-and-greet and whether she and her team ruined his career.

Leaked e-mail shows HBO negotiating with hackers

Hackers released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO’s servers.

epa06134132 A view of the sign on HBO's offices in New York, New York, USA, 09 August 2017. HBO was recently targeted by hackers who have released script's from the network's show 'Game of Thrones' and have demanded a ransom of the equivalent of $6 million US dollars in bitcoin. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers

Hackers released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO’s servers.

Princess Diana in Washington, D.C., in June 1997.

BuzzSaw | Matthew Gilbert

Revisiting our Diana obsession: It’s enough to make you cry.

A plethora of TV documentaries are marking the 20th anniversary of her death.

Yara Shahidi takes her Zoey Johnson character to college.

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‘Black-ish’ character graduates to a starring role in spin-off

The 13-episode comedy will be called “Grown-ish,” and it will follow eldest daughter Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) at college.

Colin Jost (left) and Michael Che will star in ‘‘Weekend Update: Summer Edition.’’

Michael Che and Colin Jost are back for more Trump jokes, whether they like it or not

The two discussed the president, “Saturday Night Live,” and more while publicizing ‘‘Weekend Update: Summer Edition.’’

Jeffrey Lord prepares for a CNN broadcast from his home office in Camp Hill, Pa.

CNN severs ties with Jeffrey Lord over Nazi salute tweet

‘‘Nazi salutes are indefensible,’’ a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. ‘‘Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.’’

Brendan Clarke of Salem at the recent Boston Comic Con costume parade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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The Weekender: Cosplay, Broadway, and Lethal Ladies

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

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program

Ex-Fox News star Bill O’Reilly launches daily online show

Ousted Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly has launched an experimental video comeback with a daily online show.

HBO original series Game of Thrones: Season 7; Episode 4; debut: 8/6/2017. Pictured: Dragon battle in the The Spoils of War episode. Photo: Courtesy of HBO

Ranking the best ‘Game of Thrones’ battle scenes

Sunday night’s stunning Loot Train Battle was certainly one of the standout scenes during seven seasons of ‘‘Game of Thrones.’’ But was it the very best?

In this courtroom sketch, pop singer Taylor Swift, front left, confered with her attorney.

Taylor Swift on witness stand in groping trial: ‘It was a definite grab’

Taylor Swift’s lawyers have said she does not know the man she accused of groping her and has no incentive to target him or to fabricate a story.

Laura Linney stars with Jason Bateman in the Netflix drama “Ozark.”

TV Critic’s corner

In praise of Laura Linney

She’s the best reason to be watching the Netflix drama “Ozark.”

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 21, 2017 shows Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC. After months of being blocked by political rivals, Anthony Scaramuccci had finally landed his coveted White House job.Just 10 days later, the fast-talking Wall Street financier was unceremoniously fired, his wife had filed for divorce and he'd missed the birth of their child. And if that wasn't enough, Scaramucci no longer owned the company that made him a millionaire -- he'd been forced to sell it to take on the role of White House communications director.Scaramucci's abrupt dismissal on July 31, 2017 completed a saga that was strange even by the standards of a US presidency that is proving to be unorthodox in any number of ways. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Scaramucci will be a guest on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ next week

The former White House communications director lost his position with President Trump’s administration after only 11 days in the job.

Colin Jost (left) and Michael Che will appear in “SNL: Weekend Update Summer Edition.”

TV Critic’s Corner

A summer fix of ‘SNL’

A four-week run of “SNL: Weekend Update Summer Edition” premieres Thursday.

Boston Comic Con grows up

Bigger and nerdier than ever, the event moves to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center under new ownership.

HBO original series Game of Thrones: Season 7; Episode 4; debut: 8/6/2017. Pictured: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. photo: Macall B. Polay / Courtesy of HBO

What’s next for Jaime Lannister on ‘Game of Thrones’?

There are four very different possible outcomes. Let’s take a look at which one is most likely.

“The Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay during the season finale in Rioja, Spain. The three-hour finale aired on ABC Aug. 7, 2017.

Why there was no real winner on last night’s finale of ‘The Bachelorette’

We always knew who was going to win Rachel Lindsay’s season of “The Bachelorette,” we just didn’t know it was going to feel this unsatisfying.

From left: Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White in “The Golden Girls,” the inspiration for a proposed series about four older gay men in Palm Springs.

TV Critic’s Corner

From ‘Golden Girls’ to ‘Silver Foxes’?

A gay reboot of “Golden Girls” could happen — if it gets picked up before the idea is shipped off to Shady Pines.

Jeffrey Tambor as Maura in “Transparent.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Transparent’ for those without Amazon

Beginning on Wednesday, Sundance TV is going to run the first two seasons of “Transparent.”

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.

MSNBC surges as home for Trump opponents

For the first month since CNN’s Larry King owned cable news in October 2001, the most popular personality in prime-time doesn’t work for Fox News.

John Oliver (left) and Stephen Miller.

John Oliver compares Stephen Miller to a minion, calls him ‘revolting’

Oliver said of Miller: “He is truly one of the most truly revolting humans . . . I have ever seen.”

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt appeared at the London premiere of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in April. Faris and Pratt announced their separation Sunday.

Chris Pratt, Anna Faris say they’re separating

The actors, married for eight years, announced their breakup Sunday on social media.

Daenerys (played by Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in a season 7 episode of “Game of Thrones.”

In ‘The Spoils of War,’ Dany breathes fire

We take a look at Sunday’s “Games of Thrones” episode. Yes, there are spoilers.

John Oliver takes down Trump’s plan to hire 5,000 new border patrol agents

“For the sake of absolutely everybody — if we are going to hire all these new people, the very least we can do is be more careful this time around,” Oliver said.

The auction of “Brillo Box (3 cents off)” in a scene from the HBO film of the same name.

TV Critic’s Corner

Inside Andy Warhol’s ‘Brillo Boxes’

Spoiler: There’s nothing there.

Milo Ventimiglia in

‘This Is Us’ loses Emmy nomination for costumes

The Emmy nomination count for NBC’s “This Is Us” has dropped to 10.

Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”

A leaked ‘Game of Thrones’ episode was just one part of HBO’s bad week

The leak of one of the few remaining episodes on HBO’s most popular show was just one of the numerous hits the network took this past week.

FILE - In this July 22, 2015 file photo, co-host Eric Bolling appears on

Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended amid investigation

Fox News said Saturday that it has suspended Eric Bolling, co-host of its late-afternoon news program “The Specialists,” while it investigates allegations he sent a lewd photo to co-workers.

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, singer Taylor Swift attends the Vanity Fair Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The trial of a lawsuit between Swift and David Mueller, a former radio host she accuses of groping her, begins Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Denver. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift expected to testify in groping case in Denver

Opening statements were expected to begin Tuesday in the case that could last two weeks.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are on “ACL” Saturday.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Austin City Limits,’ keeping PBS weird

The enduring live music show makes for a satisfying Saturday night in.

Taylor Swift performed at Gillette Stadium in 2013.

An ex-radio host was fired after allegedly groping Taylor Swift. He’s suing, and now they’re headed to court

A Denver radio host who was fired after allegedly groping Taylor Swift is suing the singer. Swift is countersuing, claiming sexual assault.

The Netflix series ‘‘Master of None’’ has an entire episode devoted to the drudgery of online dating, as Dev (Aziz Ansari) meets more than a dozen women but is unable to start a successful relationship.

Rom-coms still don’t believe you can find love online

Movies and TV shows reflect online dating’s ubiquity, but rarely do they showcase its success.

Harry Treadaway in “Mr. Mercedes.”

Television Review

A terrifying ride with Stephen King’s ‘Mr. Mercedes’

In this new TV series, the demons tormenting a washed-up detective pursuing a serial killer aren’t the supernatural kind.

Netflix’s new ‘true’ crime series: Who spraypainted cars with phallic symbols?

“American Vandal,” an eight-part Netflix series, centers on a fictional case of high school vandalism, in which faculty members find their cars

Coldplay’s singer Chris Martin (right) and guitarist Jonny Buckland, performing in July.


The Weekender: Hot jazz, Coldplay, and global warming

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The Duplass brothers: Mark (left) and Jay

TV Critic’s Corner

The Duplass Brothers are everywhere, and that’s a good thing

HBO’s new anthology series “Room 104” is just one place to find the prolific duo.

“Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver.

ACLU sides with John Oliver on coal CEO’s suit: ‘Anyone can legally say, “Eat (expletive), Bob!”’

You might say the ACLU isn’t happy about coal CEO Bob Murray’s lawsuit targeting HBO host John Oliver.