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CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBA

The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports.

Likable vibe, cheeky humor stand out on ‘Special’

Ryan O’Connell, a millennial gay man with cerebral palsy, is creator and star of the new Netflix series.

The Weekender: Amanda [expletive] Palmer, Emily [expletive] Dickinson, and Queen Bey

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

The unstoppable werq ethic of RuPaul

The Supermodel of the World is having a spotlight-snatching moment lately.

Alex Trebek says in video that he intends to return for season 36 of ‘Jeopardy!’

“I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff,” Trebek said.

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// 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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A book on the ‘unanswered questions’ of the Boston Marathon bombings is set to become a TV series

Two award-winning directors will team up to adapt Michele McPhee’s “Maximum Harm.”

Beyoncé performed during Coachella in 2018.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Netflix documentary is black history

Queen Bey’s new Netflix documentary and live album celebrate her historic Coachella performance, HBCUs, and black culture.

Nicole Franzel (pictured with Corey Brooks on “Big Brother”) will be among the competitors in season 31 of “The Amazing Race.”

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‘Race’ to the bottom

CBS’s world-weary traveler tries a new formula.

Emily Meade plays a porn star in HBO's

Inside the world of intimacy coordinators, who choreograph sex scenes for HBO, Netflix, and more

With the rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, structural changes in Hollywood are underfoot, as the industry shifts to face issues of sexual harassment and assault.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens in Disney’s “High School Musical.”

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Disney tees up series for its streaming service

Disney+ is set to launch on Nov. 12.

Dragons over Dartmouth? ‘Game of Thrones’ co-creator’s career got started in N.H. Ivy League school

David Benioff, one of the driving forces behind the landmark TV show, began his writing career at Dartmouth.

Kit Harrington with Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes.”

Anderson Cooper asked ‘Game of Thrones’ actors how the series ends. Here’s how they responded

John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly, hinted to the “60 Minutes” reporter that fans might not be thrilled with the ending.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, shown in the original ”High School Musical.” The new Disney+ outlet will be launching a scripted series that follows a group of students getting ready for their school’s production of “High School Musical.”


The week in watching: Disney’s streaming plans, Beychella, and Iron Throne selfies in Boston

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to the week in television.

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How will ‘Game of Thrones’ end? For fans of the books, the show’s ending is just the first

The plotlines of the show have long since shot past what’s in George R.R. Martin’s books, whose own finale may be many years away.

HBO original series Game of Thrones (Season 8).

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What makes ‘Game of Thrones’ so great

A genre show, of all things, with fire-breathing dragons and sub-zero zombies, has won our game of Peak TV.

Jake Gyllenhaal will also star in the limited series.

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Gyllenhaal is bringing Shteyngart novel to HBO

The actor will star in and executive produce the limited series.

Your guide to family entertainment

The best kid-friendly attractions in music, theater, art, dance, and television.

“We were mourning our own narrative,” creator Jill Soloway says of the finale.


Maura will die in the finale of ‘Transparent’

Show creator Jill Soloway says the rest of the episode will show friends and family coping with the news.

From left: Sean Astin, Melissa Joan Hart, and Siena Agudong in the Netflix series “No Good Nick.”

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Sabrina’s back, and she’s up to ‘No Good’

Melissa Joan Hart, star of “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” stars as a mom in Netflix’s “No Good Nick,” premiering Monday.

Aretha Franklin recording gospel album Amazing Grace in 1972, as seen in documentary film

The Weekender: The Queen of Soul, the Mother of Dragons, the Moor of Venice, and a ‘Giant Peach’

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

Winter is here: The final ‘Game of Thrones’ season has started. Here’s a recap of the previous 7 seasons

As the show enters its endgame, even die-hard fans could use a refresher on the past seven seasons.

Nine players left, one Iron Throne

Which of our beloved and not-so-beloved “Game of Thrones” characters are going to wind up sitting pretty?

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David Simon is making ‘The Plot Against America’ for HBO

The six-part miniseries is an alternate history where Charles Lindbergh beats Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1940 election.

American author Stephen King poses for photographers on November 13, 2013 in Paris, before a book signing event dedicated to the release of his new book


Julianne Moore to star in new TV series written by Stephen King

Moore has signed on to star in King’s new TV series, based on his hit novel “Lisey’s Story.”

Actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty Monday to charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for the group’s spiritual leader. Above: Mack left federal court in New York in December.

TV actress pleads guilty to role in sex-trafficking case

Alison Mack pleaded guilty Monday to charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for a cult-like group’s spiritual leader.

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Alternate reality: the kinder, gentler artifice of ‘Terrace House’

This franchise of Japanese reality shows may resemble American reality TV on the surface. But look closely, and it’s a contemplative retreat — an exercise in watching, listening, and learning. 

Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) of “Game of Thrones,” returning for its final season April 14.


The week on TV: ‘Game of Thrones’ and death, the Fosse-Verdon codependency, Pulitzer history

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to the week on the small screen.

Adam Sandler in 2014.


Adam Sandler to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time

The New Hampshire native and former cast member will make his hosting debut May 4.

Jameela Jamil was the keynote speaker at the Simmons Leadership Conference.


‘Good Place’ actress Jameela Jamil closes out Simmons Leadership Conference

The star of NBC’s “The Good Place” was the closing keynote speaker for the event.

Timothy Simons, who costars on HBO’s “Veep,” has been cast in Hulu’s “Looking for Alaska.”

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Look for John Green’s ‘Looking for Alaska’ on Hulu

John Green’s first novel, 2005’s “Looking for Alaska,” is coming to Hulu as an 8-episode limited series.

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A most unlikely inspiration: Jerry Springer

Jennifer duBois’s new novel is “The Spectators.


Younger TV viewers have only two things in common: ‘Friends’ and ‘The Office’

The students I met drove home a point about the splintering of our TV-watching choices and what the future of viewing looks like.

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Animated ‘Q-Force’ gets go-ahead from Netflix

The show is about a gay secret agent and his team of LGBTQ superspies.

Nurse practitioner Chris Ruge examines a patient in “The Providers.”

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Bright Lights, northern New Mexico, freed from Freon

Previews of documentary screenings and events.

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Former Globe reporter’s book on 9/11 attacks to become a TV series

A limited series based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11” is in the works for 2021.

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Laverne Cox takes the stage at Harvard gender equity summit

The “Orange Is the New Black” star, along with designer Christian Siriano and LGBTQ and plus-size advocate Nicolette Mason, joined moderator Jess Weiner for a panel discussion Tuesday.

RuPaul’s talk show will run daily beginning June 10 on Fox TV channels, with hopes of getting a more permanent spot in the fall.

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RuPaul aims to bring ‘global voice’ to talk show

“RuPaul” will run daily beginning June 10 on Fox TV channels, with hopes of getting a more permanent spot in the fall.

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In Boston, Lori Loughlin signs autographs, poses for pictures with fans

While she was in court on Wednesday, the actress could be seen reaching over and greeting the prosecutors who brought the case against her, smiling broadly and shaking their hands.

Brian Coleman hosts the “Buy Me, Boston” Video Loft.

From Betamax to the big screen, a trove of Boston video artifacts

Coolidge Corner Theatre hosts “Buy Me, Boston” author Brian Coleman’s presentation of rarely seen music videos, local-access cable clips, and other archival footage.

Actress Bridget Moynahan.


Bridget Moynahan opens up about her split with Tom Brady — and her new book

The “Blue Bloods” actress talks about getting through a particularly painful time in her new book, “Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes.”

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New network, new hosts for ‘Inside the Actors Studio’

The show will be returning, to Ovation instead of Bravo, on Oct. 13. The first two hosts will be Alec Baldwin and Jayne Lynch.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Laverne Cox speaks at the Women's March California 2019 on January 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Demonstrations are slated to take place in cities across the country in the third annual event aimed to highlight social change and celebrate women's rights around the world. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)


Actress Laverne Cox to discuss gender equity at Harvard

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox will be visiting Harvard University to talk about gender equity and stereotyping.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Chris Evans attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)


Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery shooting ‘Defending Jacob’ series near Boston

Film crews for “Defending Jacob” were spotted in Wellesley and Hudson.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jimmy Tingle in Sunday’s episode of “Veep.”


Jimmy Tingle lands a cameo role on the season premiere of ‘Veep’

Tingle said he learned about the role as he was campaigning for Massachusetts lieutenant governor.

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Following ‘SMILF’ series finale, here’s what Frankie Shaw had to say about the show’s cancellation

“[I]t’s impossible to be the main creative force, star of the show, director of the show and be the sole manager my first time out of the gate,” Shaw told Deadline.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.


Tom Brady’s first tweet was an April Fools’ Day joke

Many New England fans were not amused.