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Ah ‘Dexter,’ we knew ye too well

“Dexter,” now 10, began as a fascinatingly twisted TV story, but it ended eight seasons later as a model of how to ruin a show by pushing it far beyond its natural life.

Debbie Gibson as a high-school music teacher?

Debbie Gibson stars as a fading 1980s pop star in “Summer of Dreams” on Hallmark.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

The Ticket: TV

TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s picks for what to watch this week.

The Weekender: Beethoven, Sharon Jones, and the physics of love

Everything fun to do this weekend around Boston.

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Looking to season seven of ‘Game of Thrones’

“Game of Thrones” chatter never stops.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Susan Sarandon will play Bette Davis.

TV Critic’s Corner

The cast of ‘Feud’ has been announced. I can die happy.

Critic Matthew Gilbert is a little obsessed with the lineup planned for an upcoming FX series.

Alexis Bledel (left) as Rory and Lauren Graham as Lorelai in “Gilmore Girls.” A three-day festival for fans of the show will be held this fall in Washington, Conn., the inspiration for Stars Hollow, the show’s fictional setting.

‘Gilmore Girls’ fans can now visit Stars Hollow. Kind of.

The Connecticut town of Washington will play host to its first-ever Fan Fest, a three-day ode to the place that inspired a television phenomenon.

Maisie Williams as Arya in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”

‘Nothing will prepare you’ for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7

We don’t know that much about “Game of Thrones” season 7, but the news that’s trickling out is fun to think about.

NBC’s “Seinfeld” cast: Jason Alexander, Jerry Seinfeld, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

TV Critic’s Corner

The meanest ‘Seinfeld’ episode ever

“The Twin Towers” is indeed in extremely bad taste — and funny, too.

Henry Winkler at his home in LA.

Life is good if you’re Henry Winkler

Acting remains a passion, but Winkler is also a successful author of 32 children’s books and travels the country as a motivational speaker.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

A rundown of what’s on local stations Thursday.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide to TV and radio highlights

A look at what’s on the air Tuesday.

William Shatner in “Better Late Than Never.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Grumpy old men in Asia

”Better Late Than Never,” a four-week reality travel show on NBC, features Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, and Terry Bradshaw.

Thomas Gibson in “Criminal Minds.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Sometimes it’s series stars who get canceled

Thomas Gibson of “Criminal Minds” is not the first actor to be fired mid-series.


Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

A look at what’s on the air Monday.

Glenn Beck spoke during a Tea Party rally in 2015.

SiriusXM suspends Glenn Beck over Trump comments on show

Beck was suspended for agreeing with an author who asked hypothetically ‘‘what patriot will step up’’ to remove Donald Trump from office.

“American Gothic”

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

The winners and losers of summer TV

Game shows, “Greenleaf,” and a couple of buzzy cable dramas were among the high points. Not so “Maya & Marty,” ”BrainDead,” and “Roadies.”

Jon Stewart gives heartfelt send-off to Larry Wilmore

‘‘Do not confuse cancellation with failure,” Stewart advised Wilmore.

The Allston Podcast Garage is a space created by the Public Radio Exchange where people can use the studios to produce high-quality audio work.

In Allston, a glimpse of podcast nation

Millennials are podcast aficionados. Now, in Allston, they’re gathering to learn how to produce their own.

Walton Goggins in “Vice Principals” on HBO.

The Ticket: Television

Thank goodness TCM is still at it, curating and presenting classic films on television.

Daniel Wu (left) and Lance Nichols in “Into the Badlands.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Caught in a crossfire in ‘Badlands’

The AMC series “Into the Badlands” gets a run on BBC America beginning Saturday night.


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What’s on the air Saturday.

Jessica Marie Palazzolo was cheered during the Fisherman’s Feast in 2012.

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The Weekender: Arms-dealing bros and the Queen of Soul

Everything fun to do this weekend around Boston.

CNN fill-in anchor Brianna Keilar in an interview with Michael Cohen.

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This election, TV news is unintentionally funny

You just never know what kinds of surprises are going to pop up and make you smile, in a cringe-induced kind of way.

Amy Schumer in a scene from her comedy series,

Amy Schumer is taking a break from her Comedy Central show

The comedian won’t be working on her series for “the foreseeable future.”

Amy Schumer at an event.

Amy Schumer caught in crossfire after writer’s rape comments rile feminists

Amy Schumer found herself in the midst of an online firestorm this week in a debate concerning comedy and sexual assault.

Bette Davis in “Now, Voyager.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Sunday is a good day to run into old friends on TCM

Bette Davis, Susan Sarandon, and serendipity.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air Friday.

Dr. McLaughlin also wrote speeches for Richard Nixon.

John McLaughlin, confrontational TV host, dead at 89

Dr. McLaughlin was a conservative commentator, and his show pioneered hollering-heads political discussions.

Larry Wilmore

TV Critic’s Corner

Larry Wilmore leaving is more proof the late-night world is in motion

“I’m sad but not grief-stricken about the cancellation of Larry Wilmore’s late-night show,” says TV critic Matthew Gilbert.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air Thursday.

FILE - In this April 28, 2012 file photo, John McLaughlin arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, according to the Facebook page for “The McLaughlin Group.” He was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

John McLaughlin, host of political roundtable, dies at 89

Mr. McLaughlin was a conservative political commentator and host of a long-running television show.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign stop at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NBC chairman blasts Donald Trump in private Facebook post

The chairman of NBC Entertainment slammed the network’s onetime “Apprentice” star as “toxic” and “demented.”

Simone Biles performed on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final on Tuesday.

NBC audience soars with first full week of Olympics Games

You don’t need to be a numbers-cruncher to guess what won the ratings race last week — and why.

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John Krasinski set to star in Jack Ryan series

Amazon has ordered up 10 episodes of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” starring the Newton native as the popular CIA hero.

An episode of “Better Late Than Never” starring William Shatner, Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw, Jeff Dye, and George Foreman.

TV Critic’s Corner

Before the rollout of fall shows, there’s Sum-tember TV

Here’s what’s coming during the period between the end of the summer and the start of the fall season.

The last episode of “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” will air Thursday at 11:30 p.m.

Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ canceled by Comedy Central

The successor to “The Colbert Report” had struggled with sluggish ratings.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air on Wednesday.

Nicole and Gianncarlo in “Hikea.”

TV Critic’s Corner

How to build Ikea furniture on LSD

A new web series called “Hikea” has people constructing Ikea products on psychedelic drugs.

Millie Bobby Brown in “Stranger Things.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Why do we want closure on TV shows?

Are you disappointed that “Stranger Things” left so very many questions unanswered?

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What’s on local radio, plus selected TV listings.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2006 file photo, Jack Abernethy, CEO of the Fox Television Station Group, addresses reporters during a news conference in New York. Abernethy and Bill Shine will become the new co-presidents of Fox News Channel. Rupert Murdoch, chairman of company parent 21st Century Fox, announced the new management structure on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. Murdoch has been running the news network since the resignation of Roger Ailes following allegations of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Fox News names Abernethy, Shine as copresidents

Fox News Channel founder Rupert Murdoch on Friday appointed two longtime Fox executives as the new copresidents of the news network.