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‘West Wing’ press secretary makes real-life White House appearance

Actress Allison Janney reprised her C.J. Cregg role in the Press Briefing Room to deliver a message about opioid abuse.

Kelly Ripa returns to ‘Live’

Ripa addressed the uproar that erupted last week when it was announced that her co-host, Michael Strahan, is headed to ‘‘Good Morning America’’ full-time.

Instagram star Kim Chi talks ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Season Eight of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is down to its final four contestants, and Chicago powerhouse Kim Chi is still in the running. The 28-year-old will perform at Ego Providence on Saturday and Candibar in Boston on Sunday.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Big names at Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony can be counted on to serve up a few good and/or interesting moments.

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A scene from “The Night Manager.”

The Ticket: TV

Matthew Gilbert’s picks for TV highlights this week.

The man who station employees said threatened to blow up their workplace was wearing what appeared to be a fuzzy, full-sized animal costume.

Police sniper shoots man in Baltimore station bomb threat

Police say the man walked into a TV station wearing a full animal costume and an apparent explosive device.

From left: Michael Richards, Jason Alexander, Jerry Seinfeld, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Seinfeld.”

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It all comes down to ‘Seinfeld’

“Seinfeld” remains not only as funny and clever as ever but also painfully true.

Eric Bana (left) and Ricky Gervais in the Netflix comedy “Special Correspondents.”

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Gervais lampoons the media in a listless Netflix comedy

His Netflix movie “Special Correspondents” fails amiably, without any major embarrassments or offenses, but it fails, and there’s barely a laugh or a worthy wink in the entire story.

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TV Confessions: Gail Mazur

Among the poet’s choices: “Veep,” “Antiques Roadshow,” and “The Golden Girls.”

Larry Wilmore will host the Correspondents Dinner.

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Larry Wilmore trashing politicians — to their faces

Hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner could be a nice break for Wilmore, who has been doing a fine job in the post-“Daily Show” slot on Comedy Central.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, who is leaving the morning show “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” in May.

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, and our obsession with public splits

At a time when celebrity divorces come with numbing regularity, it’s somehow the professional break-ups that really get to us.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Goran Bogdan in SundanceTV’s “The Last Panthers.”

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Too much story, too little time in heist drama ‘The Last Panthers’

“The Last Panthers” should have been either twice as long, or half as enterprising.

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

Michael Strahan to exit ‘Live’ earlier than expected

Shortly after Kelly Ripa returned to their daytime talk show, Strahan said he will leave months earlier than first announced.

Alison Wright on “The Americans.”

A few TV shows in haiku

Could review-ku be a new poetry category?

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Joanna and Chip Gaines of HGTV’s

Chip and Joanna Gaines are HGTV’s ‘it’ couple

The couple’s humor, love, and chemistry have made “Fixer Upper” one of HGTV’s most popular shows.

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere: A fast start, a big surprise

The Season 6 premiere covered a lot of ground across the Seven Kingdoms. Warning: spoilers ahead.

Tom Hiddleston in “The Night Manager.”

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Opening up le Carre

John le Carre stories are rich enough to open up into miniseries, and AMC’s “The Night Manager” proves that once again.

Colman Domingo as Victor Strand in AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead.”

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Confronting our demons, one TV show at a time

There’s an ongoing love affair with “frightgeist” TV — shows that hold a dark mirror up to society and, while doing so, expose and exploit its hidden boogeymen.

Laurie Anderson

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On HBO, Laurie Anderson’s meditation on grief

On one level, the film is a tribute to her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle. But it’s also about the other losses Anderson has suffered, including husband Lou Reed.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2015 file photo, Kelly Ripa addresses the crowd during a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Ripa is returning to her daytime talk show, ending an absence that followed word her co-host, Michael Strahan, will join

Kelly Ripa plans to return to ‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ Tuesday

Ripa’s slated return would end an absence that followed word her co-host, Michael Strahan, will join “Good Morning America.”

Alfie Allen and Sophie Turner in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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What lies ahead in ‘Game of Thrones’? We have questions.

There will be blood, and probably some torture, and definitely some sex. What else?

Conductor Andris Nelsons with his wife, soprano Kristine Opolais, in 2014.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Elvis, divine neurosis, and frogs who sing

Top choices for things to do this weekend.



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The Ticket: Television

“Silicon Valley” returns Sunday night for its third season, and it’s even more tightly written and dependably entertaining.

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‘Veep,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ return Sunday

Season five of “Veep” begins the day after the election, with everything at a standstill.

Alison Wright in “The Americans.”

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Which TV performances won the winter?

It’s midseason for a bunch of shows, and a few characters are looking quite good.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

Kelly Ripa won’t be on ‘Live’ for the rest of the week

Ripa’s unexplained absence came amid reports that she felt blindsided by co-host Michael Strahan’s departure.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones.”

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Obsessing over ‘Game of Thrones’? Take a deep breath.

Like other colossi of American entertainment, the HBO series has become prey to cultural over-love, a collective feeling that goes well beyond enthusiasm and eagerness.

T.J. Miller (left) and Thomas Middleditch in “Silicon Valley.”

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‘Silicon Valley’ or bust

With season three, which starts on Sunday night, the comedy has become even more tightly written and dependably entertaining.

The leader of the White Walkers on “Game of Thrones.”

An open letter from ‘Game of Thrones’ to the presidential candidates

So you’re vying for your kingdom’s Iron Throne. Here are some things we think you should know.

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TV Critic’s Corner

Amy Schumer, Bono’s secret weapon, is back

The U2 front man proposes laughter in the war against ISIS.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Michael Strahan attends IWC's

Michael Strahan is leaving ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’

The former football star is being shifted from the daily talk show he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa.

‘Chicago Fire’ is no ‘Rescue Me’

“Chicago Fire” is generic, predictable, easy viewing; “Rescue Me,” from Denis Leary and Peter Toland, was bold, original, and challenging.

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Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Ms. Roberts won four Emmy Awards for “Everybody Loves Raymond’’ and one for “St. Elsewhere.”

Doris Roberts, 90, beloved ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ nag

Ms. Roberts played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on the long-running sitcom.

TV show producer David Simon (pictured in Spain earlier this month) is the guest on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast.

TV Critic’s Corner

Marc Maron + David Simon = Goodness

Simon, the guy who brought us “The Wire”and other great shows, is a fascinating guest on Maron’s podcast.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Tom Hiddleston plays a soldier turned hotel worker turned MI6 recruit in “The Night Manager.”

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It’s spy vs. arms dealer on ‘The Night Manager’

In AMC’s thoroughly enjoyable miniseries, Hugh Laurie is perfectly beguiling and chilling as a billionaire arms dealer.