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With Netflix’s ‘Roma,’ it’s viewers’ choice

Right after the streaming service debuted the Oscar contender in theaters, it’s making it available in Netflix homes.

One view of the Writers Guild of America’s TV nominations

There are no acting prizes, which makes the WGA list a little less exciting perhaps. But there are knowledgeable voters in the WGA, which makes their list worlds more legit.

A chill has set in for many of fall’s new shows

Amid plenty of duds, some hits and some in-betweens.

The Golden Globes got a few things right

Occasionally, amid the absurdity and the kissing up to stars, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association makes a good move.

The Weekender: Visionary singers, stirring stories, and RuPaul’s ‘Holi-slay Spectacular’

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Holiday Arts Preview 2018

Holiday arts preview 2018

// Best things to see, do this holiday season

From dancing sugarplums to a musical “Grinch,” there’s a bounty of theater, music, TV, and other attractions to enjoy.

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Fall Arts Preview 2017


// A new ‘Star Wars,’ plus a bevy of real-life heroes on screen

Many of the fall’s biggest films have stories based on fact.

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Two scripted series based on the work of John Grisham will be coming to Hulu.

TV Critic’s Corner

It’s John Grisham’s world, and Hulu is living in it

The streamer is moving forward with “The Grisham Universe,” a broad programming move that will, at first, include two intersecting series.

Les Moonves

Report details new allegations of Moonves’ sexual misconduct

A report by CBS lawyers outlines more allegations of sexual misconduct by longtime chief Les Moonves.

Seth (Adam Brody) and Summer (Rachel Bilson) basked in the warm glow of Chrismukkah on “The O.C.”

TV Critic’s Corner

A holiday intermarriage pioneered by the ‘O.C.’

The hybrid celebration was dubbed “Chrismukkah” by a one of the show’s characters, the son of a Jewish dad and a “Waspy McWasp” mother.

TV Critic’s Corner

End-of-year Top 10 lists hold gifts for readers — and critics

They are particularly valuable nowadays, as more content than ever rains down on us.

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Brian Young of Cultivar and ‘Top Chef’

He will become executive chef at The Emory, a neighborhood bar and kitchen slated to open in April in the Scollay Square space.

Elle Simone Scott, a food stylist who joined America’s Test Kitchen in 2016, has her sights set on becoming the #CulinaryOprah.

Globe Magazine

Meet the America’s Test Kitchen star who dreams of being the culinary Oprah

Elle Simone Scott’s star is on the rise, and she’s opening doors for other women of color.



The week in TV: Pondering a Top 10, Chrismukkah season, and farewells to Bush

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert guides you through this week in television.

Olivia Colman in “Broadchurch.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Lots of reasons why Olivia Colman rules

The actress has done some fine work before taking on the role of the older Queen Elizabeth in “The Crown.”

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When Broadway ruled the top 40 charts

Todd S. Purdum’s latest book, “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution.”

David Allan Boucher at Magic 106.7 in Brighton.

The man behind ‘Bedtime Magic’ would much rather be heard than seen

David Allan Boucher has been lulling listeners for 35 years and has worked at Magic 106.7 since its launch in 1982

From left: Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, and Michael Che on “Weekend Update.”

TV Critic’S Corner

A season full of drama for ‘Saturday Night Live’

In terms of content, the show has been, as always, a mixed bag.

Juan Pablo Castaneda and Radha Mitchell in Matthew Weiner’s Amazon series “The Romanoffs.”


Falling out of love with ‘The Romanoffs’

After openly praising the show, I feel frustrated that I may have led readers down the wrong path.

Boston, MA 11-28-18: Lawrence Rines as the Bear is pictured during a dress rehearsal of the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker held at the Boston Opera House. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘Nutcracker,’ ‘Grinch,’ and endangered elves

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

‘SpongeBob’ creator Stephen Hillenburg, 57

Mr. Hillenburg used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Now it’s Margaret Atwood who’s succumbing to sequel-itis

I can’t help but be disappointed at the news that the author plans a follow-up to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

From left: Mike Farrell, William Christopher, Harry Morgan, Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, and David Ogden Stiers on the set of “M*A*S*H.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Alan Alda invites his ‘M*A*S*H’ pals in for a chat

The surviving cast members — Loretta Swit, Mike Farrell, Gary Burghoff, and Jamie Farr — will join Alda on his podcast.

Matt Damon appeared as Judge Brett Kavanaugh during “Saturday Night Live” on Sept. 29.


Matt Damon will host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in December

Will the Cambridge native once again lampoon Brett Kavanaugh?

“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi


Padma Lakshmi explains what prompted her to write about being a rape survivor

The “Top Chef” host spoke on the “Today” show Monday morning about her decision to disclose her story in The New York Times.

“Judge Jerry,” a half-hour daily syndicated series starring Jerry Springer, is on the way.

TV Critic’s Corner

Disorder in the court, with ‘Judge’ Jerry Springer presiding

He’ll put his law degree to use and take on real cases in his new series.

Jerry Springer in 2010.

Jerry Springer is getting his own court show

The 74-year-old TV host will hear testimony and render verdicts before a studio audience in “Judge Jerry,” which will be taped in Connecticut.

Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel in the Emmy-winning “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”


The week in watching: ‘SNL’ melodrama, ‘Maisel’ marvelousness, and John and Chrissy adorability

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week ahead.

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‘Morning Joe’ hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski get married

The couple wed Saturday in a small ceremony attended by family and friends at the National Archives in Washington.

Natasha Lyonne at the 70th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September.

TV Critic’s Corner

Natasha Lyonne’s ‘Russian Doll’ is set for Netflix

Natasha Lyonne’s new comedy series, “Russian Doll” has been filmed for Netflix but does not yet have a release date.

Sorboni Banerjee read at the launch of her new book,


Reporter and anchor Sorboni Banerjee takes on fiction in her debut novel, ‘Hide With Me’

The former Boston news anchor, now based in Florida, has her first book out now.

From left: Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Saoirse Ronan, and Florence Pugh on the set of


Breakout star Florence Pugh on filming ‘Little Women’ around Boston

The actress is part of an all-star cast filming in the area, including Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothée Chalamet.

Enter the world of Jon Snow via the “Game of Thrones” edition of Monopoly.

TV Critic’s Corner

Can you conquer ‘Game of Thrones’ Monopoly?

Coming soon: a version of the game that plays the show’s theme song.

John Legend.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Beethoven, Beatles, bisexuals, and Black Friday

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Hugh Grant in “A Very English Scandal.”


Miniseries are having a moment. Here are 10 that stand out.

Some of TV’s best series the past couple of years have had a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Rob Morrow is set to reprise his role as Dr. Joel Fleischman.

TV Critic’s Corner

Half-baked Alaska: a ‘Northern Exposure’ revival

The latest reboot abomination has Rob Morrow and his character returning to Cecily.

Bill Gates

TV Critic’s Corner

Bill Gates sees himself in ‘Silicon Valley’

The Microsoft founder is a fan of the HBO comedy.

An image from Edward Gorey’s “The Deranged Cousins,” which the artist set on Cape Cod.

E is for Edward, an eternal eccentric

Mark Dery uses newly discovered correspondence and interviews with friends in his biography of Edward Gorey.

Gina Rodriguez, Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Roberts during Net-A-PorterÕs Porter magazine roundtable interview, screenshot. (Net-A-Porter/Youtube)


Ellen Pompeo calls out lack of diversity in Hollywood and the media

Ellen Pompeo, an Everett native and “Grey’s Anatomy” star, wants greater diversity in front of and behind the cameras.

Eric Bana and Connie Britton star in Bravo’s “Dirty John.”

Television Review

In ‘Dirty John,’ a con man dons scrubs to conceal his dark secrets

The Bravo series, a true-crime tale based on a Los Angeles Times series and podcast, doesn’t probe deeply enough.

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer in “True Blood,” which ran for seven seasons on HBO.

TV Critic’s Corner

Alan Ball goes behind the scenes of ‘True Blood’

Talking at the Vulture festival, the show’s creator said that he considered casting Benedict Cumberbatch as Bill and Jessica Chastain as Sookie — and Jennifer Lawrence once read for a role.

British actress Emily Blunt and US actor John Krasinski (R) attends the 10th Annual Governors Awards gala hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on November 18, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images


John Krasinski didn’t make the mini ‘Office’ reunion on ‘SNL,’ but he was out in LA

On Sunday, the actor-writer-director was on the red carpet at another big-ticket event, the Governors Awards in Los Angeles, with his wife, actress Emily Blunt.

CNN’s Jim Acosta spoke to members of the media in Washington, D.C., last week.

White House again threatens Jim Acosta’s pass

The White House sent the CNN reporter a letter saying they had made the ‘‘preliminary decision’’ to suspend his pass when a judge’s temporary order expires.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L) is cheered by her husband Brad Hall (C) as she arrives during the show for the 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on October 21, 2018. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images


What to watch: A comic genius, an intriguing le Carré miniseries, and a great ‘Escape’

Critic Matthew Gilbert guides you through this week in television.

Alexander Skarsgard and Florence Pugh in “The Little Drummer Girl.”

Florence Pugh relishes playing a spy heroine in AMC’s ‘Little Drummer Girl’

The actress and her co-star, Alexander Skarsgard, have high hopes for the miniseries, an adaptation of the John le Carré thriller.

Ben Lamb and Rose McIver in “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.”


Surprise success of ‘Christmas Prince’ has Netflix planning a royal wedding

The stars of last year’s unlikely holiday hit hope its sequel resonates just as strongly with fans.

TV Critic’s Corner

We’ll hear from Monica Lewinsky in ‘The Clinton Affair’

She is one of the interview subjects in the A&E series, which begins Sunday at 9 p.m.

Rob Delaney.


Rob Delaney honors his late son Henry with a special televised bedtime story

A popular BBC program, where celebrities such as Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom, and Dolly Parton read children’s books, will feature actor-comedian Rob Delaney Friday.