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From left: Vanessa Kirby, Emily Watson, Ian McKellen, and Anthony Hopkins in “The Dresser.”

TV Critic’s Corner

In ‘The Dresser,’ a lion in winter

Featuring Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen, it’s rich in commanding, frightening, and sad performances.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

Emilia Clarke says next few ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes are a turning point for Daenerys

“The next episodes might be a real turning point as she is about to make a real move toward the Targaryen in her blood,” Clarke said.

Mark Salling.

Ex-‘Glee’ star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges

Mark Salling, who played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on “Glee,” was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.


Exclusive sneak peek: NKOTB’s ‘Rock This Boat’

The second season of the show premieres Wednesday on Pop.

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of “Broad City.’’


For 25 years, Comedy Central has survived on its wits

The cable channel has been a major player in the TV revolution.

Alec Guinness in “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Epic entertainment from David Lean

TCM airs an Oscar-winning classic Saturday night: “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”

The Ticket: Television

TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s takes on television this week.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air on Saturday.

The crowd at City Hall Plaza at Boston Calling, May 2015.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Boston Calling, ‘Roots,’ and glow sword wars

Here’s everything fun to do around Boston on this Memorial Day weekend.

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

In ‘Game of Thrones,’ it’s time to start rooting for the White Walkers

A best-case scenario for Westeros? Putting a White Walker on the Iron Throne.

LeVar Burton (right) with Malachi Kirby, who plays Kunta Kinte — the role originated by Burton — in the remake of “Roots.”

To LeVar Burton, the legacy of racism is as potent now as then

The actor who portrayed Kunta Kinte in the original “Roots” was instrumental in its remake 39 years later.

In the final moments of the episode, rather pointedly titled “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday,” the fate of country starlet Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) was left — literally — up in the air.

Will ‘Nashville’ live again?

The series ended its run on ABC with a major cliffhanger. Is that a sign its producers have found the show a new home?

TV Confessions: Paul Daigneault

The SpeakEasy Stage Company artistic director’s favorite show of all time — “Six Feet Under” — is “the closest TV has ever gotten to theater.”

Jamie McShane (left) and Ben Mendelsohn in “Bloodline.”


‘Bloodline’ and the Danny problem

How will the show’s writers deal with the loss of their best asset and central storyline? Apparently, they won’t.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights


Local woman wins big on ‘America’s Greatest Makers’

Anubha Sacheti, a 39-year-old pediatric dentist from Cambridge, was on the team that won the $1 million prize on the TBS reality show.

Matthew Rhys, left, and Keri Russell in a scene from

Two more seasons for ‘The Americans’

FX’s “The Americans” has an end date, but not for another two years.

Beth Howland, who was best known for her role as a ditzy waitress Vera Louise Gorman on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom

Actress Beth Howland, who played Vera on ‘Alice,’ dies at 74

Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and ‘80s CBS sitcom “Alice,” has died. She was 74.

Jimmy Kimmel with Bernie and Jane Sanders.

TV Critic’s Corner

Late-night campaigning is no joke

A candidate appearance on late-night TV is loaded with potential positives and virtually no risks.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Connie Britton (right) with Maisy Stella on “Nashville.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Save ‘Nashville’? Maybe not.

Once a TV soap starts redoing plot lines for the second and third time, the plug is begging to be pulled.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air Wednesday.

Bill Herz, 99, last of actors in famed ‘War of the Worlds’

Mr. Herz was an ally of Welles and a fixture at a New York City restaurant, Sardi’s.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air on Monday.

Bryan Cranston in “All the Way.”

TV Critic’s Corner

You’ll believe you’re watching LBJ himself

It feels like you’re witnessing a miracle, watching Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson.

“Point Taken’’ host Carlos Watson


A debate that’s substantive — and civil

WGBH’s “Point Taken’’ invites four guests to debate a hot-button issue, two against two, at a table.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

What’s on the air on Tuesday.

Amy Schumer

TV Critic’s Corner

Amy Schumer, Bono’s secret weapon, is back

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

Bryan Cranston as LBJ in “All the Way” on HBO.

Television Review

Bryan Cranston practically resurrects LBJ in HBO’s ‘All the Way’

The film adaptation puts you in a room with the 36th president of the United States, with an intimate view of his weary, furrowed face.

Mr. Young was an Emmy-winning actor and also starred in several films.

Alan Young, 96, star of 1960s sitcom ‘Mister Ed’

Mr. Young’s sly, low-key style first attracted a wide US audience in 1944 with “The Alan Young Show” on ABC radio.

Matt LeBlanc (left) and Kevin James at the CBS TV presentations in New York. Each has a new sitcom debuting this fall.


Fall TV: The good, the bad, and the really bad

Here’s your cheatsheet for the fall TV season.

Harry Richardson and Stefanie Martini in “Doctor Thorne.”

The Ticket: Television

Daenerys’s victory last week over the Dothraki warlords in “Game of Thrones” was cathartic, and it gave the season fresh momentum.

Jason Durelo, left, and Luke Bryan perform during a taping of the CMT Crossroads at The Factory on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Franklin, Tenn. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP) 14crit 21crit

TV Critic’s Corner for Saturday

Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan perform together as part of CMT’s mash-up series “Crossroads.”

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Demi Remick danced during Somerville Porchfest 2011.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Buddy movies, thumb wars, and LBJ

The Globe’s top picks for things to do this weekend, in Boston and beyond.

Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer in AMC’s “Preacher.”

Television Review

AMC’s ‘Preacher’ isn’t afraid of the dark

If you’re a fan of “Preacher,” or if you’ve never even heard of it, you might want to try AMC’s energetic new TV adaptation

Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in HBO’s “All the Way.”


Bryan Cranston is transformed into LBJ in ‘All the Way’

The actor, who performed in “All the Way” at the ART and on Broadway, now stars as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in an HBO movie adaptation.

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Daily guide of TV and radio highlights

Alison Brie and Tom Hollander in “Doctor Thorne.”

TV Critic’s Corner

A new Trollope adaptation? Jolly good, Fellowes!

Amazon is offering “Dr. Thorne” starting Friday.

Not everyone’s happy about ‘Rocky Horror’ reboot

Some members of the LGBT community believe the script for the 1975 film might now come off as a reinforcement of insulting stereotypes.

There’s no Red Sox cap or Boston bragging with “Survivor” finalist Aubry Bracco.

Aubry’s our ‘Survivor,’ but you’d never know it

Typically a player from Boston is all about being from Boston. Not Aubry, who’s made it to the final four.