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Seth MacFarlane ‘embarrassed’ to work for Fox

On Twitter, a network executive had a pointed response for the “Family Guy” guy.

Her reality should be TV, not the White House

I really don’t ever want to hear another highly commercialized reality star talk — even tentatively — about parlaying silly TV fame into political clout.

Funny money the currency in Showtime’s ‘Black Monday’

The comedy will star Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, and Regina Hall as a trio of Wall Streeters around the time of the titular crisis in 1987.

Emmy voters, I’m here to help

Avoid the predictable (Claire Danes, “Stranger Things”), honor the less obvious choices (“Killing Eve,” Issa Rae), and ignore “Better Things” at your peril.

The Weekender: Pop papas, rockin’ dads, and the godfather of gospel

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

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// 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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Donald Trump with then-girlfriend Marla Maples in 1991.

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How to raise a Trump

“Born Trump’’ largely traces the Trump children through decades of privilege and familial trauma.

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in

Meghan Markle submitted for Emmy consideration for her role in ‘Suits’

The actress, who married Prince Harry last month, was submitted in the supporting actress category, according to a USA Network representative.

James McArdle (left) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen in “Man in an Orange Shirt.”

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A history of shame in a nuanced ‘Man in an Orange Shirt’

The PBS movie about gay love across generations goes places you might not expect.

TV Critic’s Corner

A richly rewarding reason to watch ‘Succession’

As the head of a very screwed-up, very wealthy, and very powerful family that looks a little like the Murdochs, Brian Cox is fantastic.

John Goodman and Sara Gilbert are two of the “Roseanne” cast members around whom a Roseanne Barr-less spinoff could center.

TV Critic’s Corner

A ‘Roseanne’ spinoff may be on the way to ABC this fall

Executive producers, including Tom Werner, have pitched a project that would continue the Connor family story without Roseanne Barr.

Ben Whishaw (left) and Hugh Grant star in “A Very English Scandal.”

TV Critic’s Corner

What’s coming to TV this summer? Plenty.

Amy Adams, John Krasinski, Hugh Grant, Kevin Costner, and Carrie Coon are among the stars of new and returning series.

Martha Stewart on “Chopped.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Basket of deplorables

The acquired tastes of “Chopped.” 

In Paramount’s “Yellowstone,” Kevin Costner plays the patriarch of a large cattle ranch threatened by land developers and other forces.

Kevin Costner saddles up for a modern-day TV western

The actor discusses his starring role in “Yellowstone,” which debuts on Paramount Network this month, and ponders the allure of the western.

Gone is the monopoly major media had in the days of Don Draper.

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The ad industry is shifting. And it’s going to rattle us all

Ken Auletta argues the $2 trillion business is the lifeblood of media and touches every part of our lives as consumers.

Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles will host the Tony Awards Sunday night at 8 on CBS.

TV Critic’s Corner

Highest drama

And the award for most bearable award show goes to the Tonys.

(L-R) SANDRA BULLOCK as Debbie, CATE BLANCHETT as Lou, RIHANNA as Nine Ball, MINDY KALING as Amita, AWKWAFINA as Constance, HELENA BONHAM CARTER as Rose, ANNE HATHAWAY as Daphne Kluger and SARAH PAULSON as Tammy in the 2018 film

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The Weekender: Thieving divas, noir gangsters, and . . . is that the sun?!

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

Netflix streams the final episode of “Sense 8” on Friday.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Sense8’ returns to depart

The expansive, expensive Netflix sci-fi series concludes with a feature-length grand finale.

From left: Mena Suvari, Alicia Silverstone, and Jennifer Bartels in “American Woman.”

TV Critic’s Corner

In ‘American Woman,’ the real housewife of Beverly Hills

“American Woman” flashes back to feminism in a not-yet bygone Hollywood.

Little Big Town will host this year’s CMT Awards.

TV Critic’s Corner

Cowboy up! The CMT Awards are here.

Don’t expect any wardrobe malfunctions (unless you count Nudie suits), stray F-bombs, or tacky kissing stunts; do expect a Texas portion of top country talent onstage.

Andy Cohen is host of the revamped “Love Connection.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Fox trots out game shows updated for the app age

Among the offerings on the Great Primetime Game Show Revival: “Beat Shazam” and a rebooted booty call of “Love Connection.”

Allyn Ann McLerie, 91, veteran of Broadway, TV, and film

Ms. McLerie’s versatility served her well on Broadway, in the dance-marathon movie “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” (1969), and on television comedies.

Summer Arts preview

The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this summer

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

Samantha Bee.

Why the c-word is still the third rail of profanity

At a time when it often seems the public discourse couldn’t be any more coarse, comedian Samantha Bee proved this week some words are still off limits.

Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, Rita Moreno, and Marcel Ruiz.

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A little shade from a ‘Roseanne’ rival

“One Day at a Time” saw an opportunity when the hit ABC series was abruptly canceled.

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as Philip and Elizabeth Jennings in “The Americans.”


The ever-improving art of the perfect ending

TV writers seem to have learned some lessons from the epic fails of “Lost,” “Dexter,” and “Seinfeld.”

Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp in

The Weekender: Elle Fanning, fashionistas, fierceness, and family fun

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

Hailee Steinfeld will portray 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson in Apple’s new TV series.

TV Critic’s Corner

Apple adds ‘Dickinson’ to its slate of new TV series

The show is being described as a comedic look at Dickinson as a budding writer who doesn’t feel as though she fits in.

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in a scene from the finale episode of “The Americans.”


Secrets, struggle, and a satisfying finale for ‘The Americans’

The last episode of the FX show stayed true to the tone of the entire series, with waves of heavy emotion and lots of secret nighttime crawls.

Roseanne Barr said she was “Ambien tweeting” when she wrote the remarks that sparked an uproar and ultimately led to the cancellation of her TV show.

Roseanne Barr isn’t the first person to blame Ambien

The sleep aid has been blamed for everything from “sleep eating” to murder.

Hailie Sahar in one of the dance sequences from a ballroom competition in “Pose.”

Television Review

From FX’s Ryan Murphy, a striking ‘Pose’

The new drama paints a fascinating portrait of the drag ball subculture in 1987 — a portrait that doubles as an affecting family drama.

Laura Linney (front left) and Olympia Dukakis (center) in “More Tales of the City.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Tales of the City’ marks an anniversary

The streaming service Acorn TV is making the miniseries available 25 years after it was first broadcast.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. Sanders discussed Korea, media access at the EPA and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Here’s how Sarah Sanders defended Trump slamming ABC after Roseanne Barr’s tweet

The White House press secretary doubled down on President Trump’s suggestion that he is owed an apology from Disney CEO Robert Iger.

Roseanne Barr in January.


Roseanne Barr said Marathon blasts were one of many ‘false flag terror attacks’

Barr made the claim in a statement posted on her official website.

Roseanne Barr arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of

Matthew Gilbert

ABC played with fire, and got burned by Roseanne

The network could have predicted that its attention-seeking star would cross the line.

Roseanne Barr.

‘Roseanne’ reboot canceled after Roseanne Barr’s tweet about Obama adviser

The cancellation came amid a swift and fierce backlash over a racist tweet Barr sent on Tuesday morning.

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in “The Americans.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Yes, ‘The Americans’ is great, but . . .

The FX series hasn’t risen to the level of “The Sopranos,” “Mad Men,” and “Breaking Bad.”

Evan Hennessey, chef-owner of Stages in Dover, N.H., competing on “Chopped.”

Spoiler alert: This New England chef made the cut on ‘Chopped’

Evan Hennessey, chef-owner of Stages in Dover, N.H., made the most of his baskets on the Food Network show.

TV Critic’s Corner

Tomorrow is another day for Natalie Dormer

The “Game of Thrones” and “Picnic at Hanging Rock” actress is planning to produce and star in a series about the life and the work of Hollywood star Vivien Leigh.

John Malkovich will join a list of stars who have played Agatha Christie’s sleuth.

TV Critic’s Corner

John Malkovich will star as Hercule Poirot in BBC-Amazon’s ‘The ABC Murders’

Currently guest starring on “Billions,” as a Russian oligarch, the two-time Oscar nominee is going in a different direction for his next TV role.

The Public Theater presented “Hair,” directed by Diane Paulus, at the Delacorte Theater in New York in 2008.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Hair’ is NBC’s next live musical

After the success of its live “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Easter Sunday, NBC has chosen “Hair” as its next live musical.

After two football seasons of occasional controversy over some players’ protests during the national anthem, the league came to what it presented as a compromise: Stand for the anthem, or stay in the locker room.


Too bad Colin Kaepernick doesn’t play for the NBA, a league that actually supports its players

NFL players have long been encouraged to lay waste to their bodies on the field. Now the league is telling players what to do with their bodies even before kickoff.

Keri Russell stars as Elizabeth Jennings, a Russian spy in an arranged marriage in “The Americans.”


Why I’m going to miss ‘The Americans’

As “The Americans” prepares to leave the air after six seasons, I will miss many things about it, but especially its riveting portrait of a complex marriage.

The Duplass brothers: Jay (left) and Mark.

How the Duplass brothers have worked together for almost 40 years without killing each other

After becoming stars of the festival circuit with so-called mumblecore films, Mark and Jay Duplass are now two of TV’s biggest impresarios through distribution deals with HBO and Netflix, all the while piling acting, writing, and directing projects on top of one another to form careers unlike anyone else’s. Their new book, “Like Brothers,” explores their lifelong partnership.

Brynn Cartelli, 15, was crowned the winner of NBC’s “The Voice” on Tuesday night.


15-year-old Brynn Cartelli talks winning ‘The Voice’ and missing Massachusetts

The teenager will return to Massachusetts this week to finish her freshman year at Longmeadow High School.

Boston Calling returns to the Harvard Athletic Complex this weekend.

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The Weekender: Boston calls, ‘Solo’ stalls, ‘Fall’ spills, everyone grills

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

Mark Wahlberg envisions a new “Captain Kangaroo.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Mark Wahlberg: O Captain Kangaroo! My Captain!

The actor wants to bring back the children’s classic.