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A plug for ‘The Leftovers’ leaves little to the imagination

If Emmy voters give the series a nod, its producer promises that star Justin Theroux will reveal all.

‘Pretty Little Liars’ finale: How a mystery hid its villain

“I’ve had to lie to the whole cast about who ‘A’ is,” showrunner I. Marlene King said. “If they guessed it right, I’d flat out lie to them.”

As Trump, Alec Baldwin is going to keep making an impression

The actor says he’s not ready to retire the act just yet.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders clashes with media over CNN’s retracted Russia story

Sanders urged people to watch a hidden camera video of a CNN producer, despite saying that she couldn’t be sure if it was accurate.

Mass. series, based on Stephen King stories, lands Oscar-winning star

Hulu plans to film a TV series, “Castle Rock,” in the Bay State. Now we know who’ll star in the J.J. Abrams-produced show.

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Author Truman Capote in 1966, the year “In Cold Blood” was published.

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‘In Cold Blood’ revisited and reconsidered

We’re about to get two new takes on Truman Capote’s account of the Kansas murders.

CNN headquarters in Atlanta.

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network’s credibility.

TV Critic’s Corner

Facebook TV is coming to a device near you

The social networking company is planning to produce original TV shows targeted at viewers 13 to 34.

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

The network wouldn’t say what led what led it to retract a story about a supposed meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian investment fund.

Alexis Bledel as Ofglen in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

TV Critic’s Corner

More of ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ in season two, and a bigger role for Bledel

The next season of the Hulu drama will contain 13 episodes.

From left: Laura Carmichael, Elizabeth McGovern, and Michelle Dockery in “Downton Abbey.”

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There may be more ‘Downton Abbey’ to come

A movie is likely to begin production next year, according to one published report.

Stephen Colbert is apparently on a mission to Russia

‘‘Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’m in Russia. If the ‘tapes’ exist, I’ll bring you back a copy!’’ Colbert tweeted.

U2 (pictured performing in Tennessee earlier this month) plays Gillette Stadium Sunday.


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Stefanie Martini plays Jane Tennison at 22 in “Prime Suspect: Tennison.”

Television review

‘Prime Suspect’ prequel can’t escape Mirren’s shadow

“Prime Suspect: Tennison” answers a question — What was Jane like as a young cop? — that no one was asking.

Damon Lidelof

TV Critic’s Corner

Maybe Damon Lindelof is the guy who’ll make superheroes interesting

The writer-producer, fresh off “The Leftovers,” is in serious talks with HBO to adapt the comic book series “Watchmen.”

Kate Nash (left) and Alison Brie in Netflix’s “GLOW.’’

Television review

The ladies are ready to rumble in Netflix’s ‘GLOW’

Netflix’s “GLOW” — it stands for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” — is a fictional take on a real-life icon of American 1980s kitsch.

Marie Gallagher

An unexpected journey for Revere grandmother who stars in an ad for VW

Marie Gallagher had never acted professionally, but her authenticity — and Irish brogue — won her the part.

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We’re at the dawn of the six-second TV ad

The new idea for TV networks: an “unskippable” commercial.

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Sopranos’ finale, 10 years later

The cut to black was a bold decision by series creator David Chase to hand the finale over to the viewers.

TV Critic’s Corner

Bill O’Reilly is still talking

He promises to speak out soon about the reasons for his firing: “It’s pretty grisly. It’s pretty nasty.”

FILE — Megyn Kelly, the Fox News anchor, prepares for an interview in New York, May 12, 2016. Now at NBC, Kelly’s upcoming interview with the Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has raised a host of questions about the line between covering a scoundrel as a news figure and giving him a promotional platform, Jim Rutenberg writes. (Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview draws only 3.5 million viewers

In comparison, Kelly drew 6.2 million viewers to her interview of Vladimir Putin during her NBC show’s June 4 debut.

Author George Saunders is working on a new TV show that will star Glenn Close.

TV Critic’s Corner

Are Glenn Close and George Saunders TV’s next power couple?

Saunders will write the comedy pilot “Sea Oak,” based on his short story of the same name, for Amazon.

Alex Jones vows to air unedited version of interview

The conspiracy theorist said on his Infowars website that the full interview he recorded will counter Megyn Kelly’s report.

FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly attends the 2016 Variety's Power of Women: New York in New York. An anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has dumped Kelly as host of an event in Washington this week because of her planned interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Kelly said Tuesday, June 13, 2017, that she understands and respects the decision but is disappointed she won't be there. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Connecticut NBC affiliate won’t air Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones

The conspiracy theorist and radio host who has alleged the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax.

FILE — Alex Jones, conservative conspiracy theorist host of, in his Austin, Texas, control room, Feb. 17, 2017. Families of some of the 26 people who were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have criticized an upcoming Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones, who has said the shooting was a hoax perpetrated by forces hostile to the Second Amendment. (Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times)

Alex Jones says he’ll release unedited version of his interview with Megyn Kelly

The conspiracy theorist said on his website that the full interview he recorded will counter Kelly’s report, which he labeled a ‘‘fraud.’’

Frat Brothers John Belushi on left and Stephen Furst star in

Stephen Furst, who played Flounder in ‘Animal House,’ dies at 63

Mr. Furst played the naive fraternity pledge in the 1978 hit movie.

Tom Ashbrook of WBUR.


WBUR’s Tom Ashbrook ties the knot

Ashbrook and Cathryn Ann Clüver of Harvard’s Kennedy School were wed Saturday.

Lori Petty in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.’’


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Some great performers are in danger of falling under the radar.

John Mayer at a Dead & Company show in Worcester in 2015, with drummer Bill Kreutzmann.


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Production on “Bachelor in Paradise” was shut down after an encounter between two cast members on set.

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Has reality TV’s race to the bottom actually hit bottom? Probably not.

The scandal surrounding "Bachelor in Paradise” is a logical extension of where the genre has been heading all along.

From left: Aaron Staton, Hattie Morahan, and Owen McDonnell.

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Mother might be a mystery, but ‘Mother’ isn’t

“Masterpiece’s” World War II drama about an English woman living in Ireland and a US airman rarely goes to unexpected places.

From left: Faye Marsay, Jonas Karlsson, Esther Hall, and Kelly Macdonald in “Black Mirror.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Time to read ‘Black Mirror’

Series creator Charlie Brooker is extending the franchise to include books.

Mark Wahlberg introduced a clip from


Mark Wahlberg and Jimmy Fallon act like teen girls

Wahlberg and “The Tonight Show” host texted each other without looking up, just like the “Transformers” star’s daughter and her friend.

Kevin James

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Kevin James

A joke from the actor-comedian, who plays the Wilbur Friday and Saturday.

Ilana Glazer (left) and Abbi Jacobson in “Broad City.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Broad City’ will bleep Trump’s name

“There’s no airtime for this orange [person],” Ilana Glazer says.

Sandy Hook group dumps Megyn Kelly as event host

An anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School has dumped Megyn Kelly as host of an event in Washington this week because of her plans to broadcast an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” which is presenting a presidential pop-up exhibit Friday through Sunday not far from Trump Tower in Manhattan.

‘The Daily Show’ is unveiling the Trump Presidential Twitter Library

The Comedy Central show will present the pop-up exhibit Friday through Sunday at 3 West 57th Street in Manhattan, not far from Trump Tower.

Robert Michael Morris as Mickey (with Laura Silverman as Jane) on “The Comeback.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Robert Michael Morris was unforgettable, even if you didn’t know his name

The actor, who played Mickey, hairdresser and best friend to Lisa Kudrow’s Valerie Cherish on “The Comeback,” died last month.

Idris Elba plays the title character in “Luther.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Just what we need: more ‘Luther’

Idris Elba will star in another season, even though the franchise seems to have lost its edge.

Kelly defends decision to feature Newtown denier

Kelly took heat from families of the shooting victims and others for interviewing Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine.

Stephen Colbert presents the award for best revival of a musical at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

These were the only political moments at the Tony Awards

Despite the hyperpartisan times, the Tony Awards skirted politics — for the most part.

J.T. Rogers accepted the award for Best Play for “Oslo.”

Tony Awards 2017: Winners list

Here’s a list of who won at Sunday’s awards show.

Kevin Spacey (left) and Stephen Colbert performed at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday.

Stephen Colbert makes a cameo at the Tonys

Colbert joined host Kevin Spacey to riff on ‘‘Groundhog Day: The Musical’’ and other shows during the opening of the Tonys.

Andrew Lincoln stars in “The Walking Dead.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Walking Dead’ dominates social media

The AMC series averages more than 2 million interactions per episode on Facebook and Twitter.

Kevin Spacey performs at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ wins best score at Tonys Awards

Kevin Spacey kicked off his first-ever Tony Award hosting gig with grace and self-deprecating wit on Sunday.

Bill Maher and Ice Cube during Maher’s show on Friday.

‘That’s our word’: Ice Cube confronts Bill Maher for using the n-word

“It’s a word that has been used against us. It’s like a knife, man.”