Leonard Nimoy, 83; was TV’s iconic Mr. Spock

Leonard Nimoy gave a lecture to more than 1,000 people at Boston University in May 2011.

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Mr. Nimoy was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.

Television review

The familiar game of alibis and accusations

Ryan Phillippe’s “Secrets and Lies” is a boilerplate network TV murder mystery.

Bill O’Reilly has been a dominant force on Fox News.

Critic’s Notebook

Bill O’Reilly controversy spotlights partisan media’s growth

With wall-to-wall opinion shows, it sometimes seems that everything but the weather is processed through an ideological filter.

Playing Phil Miller, Will Forte shows what being alone can do to a person in the new Fox sitcom “The Last Man on Earth.”

Television review

In ‘Last Man,’ nothing to do, no one to do it with

One reason to like the new Fox sitcom “The Last Man on Earth,” which premieres with two episodes on Sunday at 9 p.m.: It’s all about the apocalaughs.

Forte let his imagination wander in ‘Last Man’

Actor Will Forte says almost everyone has thought about what they would do if they were the last person on Earth. As for him? “I think I would just go around and break stuff.”

Television review

‘Battle Creek’ straddles comedy and drama

“Battle Creek” is an entertaining-enough diversion that has sufficient fresh — or freshly recycled — elements to differentiate it from its ubiquitous procedural brethren.

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Why Lady Gaga ‘Horror Story’ casting has us concerned

Gaga tweeted that she’ll be starring in the next installment of FX’s “American Horror Story.”

The cast of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”

In ‘Parks and Rec’ finale, all is right with the world

In the one-hour series finale, all the years of warmth and community accumulated into one last giddy, adorable burst of love and happiness.

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Neil Patrick Harris is a pro at hosting, and it showed during the ABC telecast in his endlessly relaxed and open energy.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/138577_0004b_ful.jpg ‘Modern Family’ peers into our online looking glass

This week’s episode gave us only Claire’s screen view, as she tracked her daughter.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/lead0222.jpg Chameleonic Tracee Chimo takes on multiple roles

Over the past five years, Saugus native Tracee Chimo has delivered a series of head-turning performances that have caught the attention of critics and audiences.

The ticket: Television

Matthew Gilbert’s top TV picks for the week.

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Charlie Sheen did not return for the series finale of “Two and a Half Men,” but his presence was definitely felt.

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The former “Colbert Report” host revealed a silver beard at the Oscar Wilde Awards Thursday.

Television REview

Documentary traces Lead Belly’s unlikely path to stardom

The Smithsonian Channel airs a one-hour documentary, “Legend of Lead Belly,” Monday at 8 p.m.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ty%20burr%20jpeg-4140.JPG Time to put TV back in the box?

Like you, I have favorite shows. Probably like you, I find chasing them down in the byzantine topography of the modern media landscape a study in digitized insanity.

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Alma Wahlberg family matriarch, “Wahlburgers” cast member.

Winter Arts Preview

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Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

The Year in Arts

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2014 was all about the music sneak attack, twentysomethings energizing stages, fresh late-night personalities, and more.

What's on TV

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Sarah Rodman’s guide for the weekend, including “Good Witch” Saturday on Hallmark.