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Darren Criss revives a monster in ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’

As Andrew Cunanan, the actor is surprisingly good — surprising, if you only know him from “Glee.”

NBC’s Megyn Kelly says Jane Fonda has ‘no business’ lecturing her

Kelly’s comments came after Fonda criticized her for bringing up the subject of plastic surgery in an interview last September.

Joel McHale to debut Netflix talk show next month

On his new weekly show, the longtime host of E!’s “The Soup” will take on events in pop culture and will include celebrity guests and sketches.

Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ ticketed for TV

The author has sold the rights to a company that intends to adapt it into a series, not a movie.

Showrunner talks ‘Homeland’ under a new administration

Alex Gansa talks about the series’ penultimate season — and more.

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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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President Obama with US troops at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in a scene from the documentary “The Final Year.”

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George R.R. Martin is among the big-name participants in “The Great American Read.”

TV Critic’s Corner

PBS wants you to read some great books, then pick a winner

Which books will be the network’s own Justin vs. Kelly?

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Ann Curry says she wasn’t surprised by Matt Lauer allegations

Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry said there was an atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment at the NBC show when she worked there.

“Counterpart” stars J.K. Simmons as office drone Howard Silk and super-capable spy Howard Prime, duplicates from parallel universes on the trail of an assassin.

Television Review

Simmons doubles the pleasure, but ‘Counterpart’ is convoluted

The actor plays duplicates who live in parallel universes, but meet to track down an assassin.

Carrie Brownstein will write and direct the “Search and Destroy” pilot.

TV Critic’s Corner

Carrie Brownstein to adapt her memoir for Hulu

The Sleater-Kinney guitarist and “Portlandia” star will write and direct the pilot.

Matt Ingebretson, a co-creator and costar of “Corporate.”

TV Critic’s Corner

As a satire of cubicle culture, ‘Corporate’ does the job

The new Comedy Central series premieres Wednesday.

The New York Times will figure prominently in Liz Garbus’s Showtime documentary series.

TV Critic’s Corner

Showtime offers an inside look at how the press covers the president

Liz Garbus’s documentary series, which has the working title “The Fourth Estate,” will follow The New York Times as it covers President Trump.

David Letterman interviews Barack Obama on “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Letterman launches Netflix show with a disappointing Obama interview

David Letterman covers too much familiar turf with the former president on the debut of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”

Marc Bertrand (left) hosts the Patriots’ pre- and postgame shows on WBZ-FM, The Sports Hub.

WBZ-FM host Marc Bertrand ‘relatively OK’ after Route 1 crash

Bertrand was transported to an area hospital and released after the incident.

Katie Couric spoke Saturday during a press event in Pasadena, Calif. Couric told People magazine about allegations of sexual assault being made against former colleague Matt Lauer: ‘‘I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left.’’

Katie Couric breaks silence on Matt Lauer: ‘I had no idea’

Couric spoke to People magazine Saturday on sexual misconduct allegations against her former “Today” co-host.

Fake news jeans: travesty or sign of the times?

Since the Golden Globes on Sunday, the question of what to wear to the various awards shows has become even more fraught than usual. It’s not just about a dress any more, but about solidarity.

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's

Chris Matthews apologizes for joking about a ‘Bill Cosby pill’

The MSNBC host joked about having a “Bill Cosby pill” before an interview with Hillary Clinton in 2016.

A Hattie McDaniel biopic is in the works

The actress was the first African-American to win an Oscar, for her role as Mammy in “Gone With the Wind.”

Elisabeth Moss (left) and Christina Hendricks in “Mad Men.”


Before #MeToo, there was ‘Mad Men’

No TV series has exposed the insidiousness of sexism in the workplace as brilliantly.

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in “Phantom Thread.”

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Dominic West will portray Jean Valjean in a six-part “Masterpiece”/BBC adaptation of “Les Miserables” scripted by Andrew Davies.

TV Critic’s Corner

A new ‘Les Miserables’ might be a happy occasion after all

For one thing, it will be scripted by Andrew Davies, who has done extraordinary work adapting classics.

Jack Reynor and Geraldine Chapman in “Impossible Planet.”

Television Review

Sci-fi series ‘Electric Dreams’ veers from good to bad

Like the much better but similar “Black Mirror,” the Amazon anthology series pushes us to imagine a wide variety of far-out notions of the future.

The red carpet at Sunday’s 75th Golden Globe Awards.

TV Critic’s Corner

Golden Globes ratings take a dip

This year’s event, hosted by Seth Meyers, dropped 5 percent from 2017 in total audience.

BBC’s China editor resigns over gender pay gap

The BBC’s China editor has resigned her position in Beijing in protest over what she called a failure to sufficiently address a gap in compensation between men and women.

In “Instinct,” Alan Cumming will play a married author and former CIA operative.

TV Critic’s Corner

Alan Cumming to be the first to play a gay lead in a TV drama

He will star in the CBS procedural “Instinct,” premiering March 11.

From left to right,  actresses Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley posed with the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television throphy for 'Big Little Lies'during the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

At a Golden Globes that celebrated women, men were a sideshow

The boozy, questionable stepsister to the Oscars became the epicenter of a movement on Sunday.

TSterling K. Brown accepting the award for best actor in a TV drama series for his role in

Sterling K. Brown: ‘I am being seen for who I am’

There’s a difference between a black actor being cast in a role, and a black actor being cast in a role written for a black man, Brown said.

The emotion in Oprah Winfrey’s speech was reminiscent of last year’s speech by Meryl Streep.

Golden Globes are Hollywood’s fullest response yet to 2017’s scandals

From Seth Meyers’s monologue to Oprah’s powerful speech, the spotlight on sexism never waned.

“We did not find any issues, complaints or incidents of misconduct of any kind [by Louis C.K.] in the eight years we worked together,” the chief executive of FX said.

FX review of Louis C.K. finds no evidence of misconduct

The network ended its relationship with the comedian after he was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Natalie Portman and Ron Howard were two of the presenters at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

With one withering comment at Golden Globes, Natalie Portman made a big statement

The actress was on stage to announce the winner for best director — a group that included only men.

This image released by NBC shows Allison Janney accepting the award for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in

Allison Janney wins, and Tonya Harding applauds

The Boston native played the abusive mother of the former Olympic skater in “I, Tonya.”

Golden Globes are Hollywood’s fullest response yet to 2017’s scandals

From Seth Meyers’s monologue to Oprah’s powerful speech, the spotlight on sexism never waned.

Sebastian Stan (second from left) plays Jeff Gillooly flanked by Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in a scene from “I, Tonya.”

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Tonya Harding’s tabloid nightmare, coming to screens near you

The disgraced skater has bobbed to the surface of pop culture again in a way that shows how stories can be reworked to fit the fashion of the times.

Tarana Burke, left, and Michelle Williams arrive at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Golden Globes attendees make an all-black fashion statement

Hollywood’s biggest names used the first big awards show of the season to take a stand.

President Obama with David Letterman during a “Late Show” taping in May 2015, shortly before Letterman’s retirement.

TV Critic’s Corner

Obama will be Letterman’s first guest on his new Netflix series

The first episode, an hourlong interview with the former president, will stream Jan. 12.

ESPN’s Katie Nolan calls Trump a ‘stupid person’ on Viceland

Nolan co-hosted on Twitter the ESPN pregame show for an NFL game on Saturday, three days after using an expletive and calling the president a “stupid person.”

Logan Paul.

Logan Paul is an idiot. But your kids don’t know that

In all likelihood, while you were digging your car out of a drift Friday morning, your kids were spending their snow day watching one or more of his videos.

Expect Dominic Purcell (left) and Wentworth Miller to return in a new “Prison Break.”

TV Critic’s Corner

There’s no escape from Fox’s series reboots

After bringing back “24” and “The X-Files,” the network is now developing a new iteration of “Prison Break.”

Maxine Peake in the “Metalhead” episode of “Black Mirror,” season four.

Terrifying Boston Dynamics robots, ‘Black Mirror,’ and the end of the world

And it’s made in the Boston area.

Frances McDormand in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”


When a TV lover binges on . . . movies

For the holiday week, I switched off TV series and watched only movies. Here’s what I learned.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in “The Post.”

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This photo provided by HBO shows Kit Harington as Jon Snow in the Season 7 finale of HBO's

Final ‘Game of Thrones’ season will air in 2019

The final season of “Game of Thrones” will feature veterans of the show behind the scenes.

Rose McGowan speaks at the 2017 Women’s March/Women’s Convention in Detroit.

TV Critic’s Corner

E! readies a reality series for Rose McGowan

Called “Citizen Rose,” the five-part show will go behind the scenes to look at McGowan’s life on the eve of her forthcoming book, “Brave.”

Barton Fitzpatrick (left) and Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine in “The Chi.”

Television Review

‘The Chi’ is an urban drama with a big heart

Reminiscent at times of “The Wire,” Showtime’s ensemble drama focuses on a black community and the impact of two murders on its members.

A scene from TNT’s new series “The Alienist.”

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No shortage of promising new shows on the way

Here are a few I’m most looking forward to over the next month and beyond.

Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor, has been named chairwoman of the pageant.


Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson will lead Miss America pageant

Carlson, who said she was sexually harassed while working at Fox News, won the pageant in 1989.