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Jordan Peele is rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’

That’s the good news. The bad news: It’ll only be available to CBS All Access subscribers.

CNN to air the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, ‘RBG’

“RBG” looks at the personal and professional lives of the Supreme Court justice, now in her 25th year in that job.

NFL players know why they protest, and Trump does, too

It’s a new NFL season, but it’s still the same old song.

Apple signs up ‘Always Sunny’ duo for new comedy

Rob McElhenney will star, and he and Charlie Day will write the half-hour comedy set in a video game development studio.

Watch classic episodes of Julia Child’s ‘The French Chef’ online thanks to WGBH

Craving a new show to binge-watch? Let Julia Child sate your appetite.

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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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The Los Angeles house featured in the opening and closing scenes of “The Brady Bunch” television series.

TV Critic’s Corner

Here’s the story . . . of Lance Bass’s failed bid for the ‘Brady’ house

The former NSYNCer’s anger turned to relief when he found out who had outbid him.

Host Jimmy Kimmel worked to keep the tone light at the Oscars.


Jimmy Kimmel gives Hollywood a chance to exhale

His monologue sounded like one of his cheery late-night talk-show monologues — timely, mildly clever, smart, forgettable.

Mrs. Bradley-Martin.

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Match made in heaven: new American money, poor old royals

Gilded Age history of American social climbers looking to marry aristocrats buried in debt.

Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman, said he had “serious concerns” about Sinclair’s purchase of Tribune’s local TV stations. It would have created a broadcaster that could reach 7 out of 10 US households.

Tribune ends deal with Sinclair, dashing plan for conservative TV behemoth

The Sinclair Broadcast Group’s plan to create a rival to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News died Thursday with the announcement by Tribune Media that it was ending its merger agreement with Sinclair and would sue for breach of contract.

Matthew Goode plays Philip Durrant and Eleanor Tomlinson is Mary Durrant in “Ordeal by Innocence.”

Television REview

‘Ordeal’ shows Amazon can play Agatha Christie’s game

The three-part adaptation of “Ordeal by Innocence” is a smart, well-acted whodunit that ends quite differently from the book.

Archie Panjabi won a best supporting actress Emmy for her role on “The Good Wife.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Archie Panjabi to star in a legal drama on NBC

The actress — Kalinda on “The Good Wife” — will play an attorney transplanted from LA to the heartland.

Ruth Wilson and Joshua Jackson in “The Affair” on Showtime.


The coolest shows of summer, and a few that wilted

“Succession” and “Sharp Objects” shined, “The Affair” made a strong comeback, “Castle Rock” underwhelmed. And once again, the networks didn’t even try.

John David Washington stars as Ron Stallworth in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, a Focus Features release.Credit: David Lee / Focus Features

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The Weekender: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Billy Joel, and the Beantown Tapfest

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

Kerry Washington.

Why Kerry Washington is filming in Boston

“Oh HELLO Boston! So excited to be filming here,” the actress posted.

Debby Ryan plays a teen who becomes a beauty pageant contestant after undergoing a dramatic weight loss.

Movie REview

In Netflix’s ‘Insatiable,’ the satire wears thin

The controversial comedy about a teen’s weight loss is a jumble of provocations, satire, farce, bad puns, and attempted campiness.

Sofia Vergara and Eric Stonestreet in an episode of “Modern Family.”

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ABC doesn’t want to say goodbye to ‘Modern Family’

The sitcom’s showrunners had planned to end the series after the upcoming season, its 10th. But the network would like an 11th.

Becca Kufrin (right) and fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen spoke Tuesday.

‘Bachelorette’ and new fiancé address Instagram controversy

Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen hope to move forward after Yrigoyen liked Instagram posts that mocked transgender people, feminists, and Parkland survivors.


UMass Amherst chef Tony Jung gets cooking on the ‘Today’ show

The university won Princeton Review’s Best Campus Food award for the third year in a row.

Jeremy Strong on HBO’s “Succession.”

TV Critic’s Corner

The strengths of ‘Succession’

Jeremy Strong has been excellent on the HBO show, as the son who was going to inherit the family media empire until he wasn’t.

Issa Rae and Y’lan Noel in “Insecure.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Returning ‘Insecure’ stays true to the script

This season, despite a fan campaign, Jay Ellis’s Lawrence will not be back on the show.

Ms. Rae played a warmhearted housemother in the popular ’80s sitcoms.

Charlotte Rae, 92, star of ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’

Ms. Rae was a fixture on Broadway and television for six decades and found her greatest success in sitcoms.

Patrick Stewart seen earlier this year.

Patrick Stewart to reprise ‘Star Trek’ role in new series

Captain Picard is boldly going where he’s been before.

Chris Rock

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Fargo’ returning, with Chris Rock in starring role

It will be Rock’s first regular TV work since “Everybody Hates Chris.”

Mr. Grindstaff helped to bring the Starship Enterprise to life, from the whoosh of doors to the wail of sirens.

Douglas Grindstaff, 87, ‘Star Trek’ sound whiz

The sound editor was pivotal in the creation of the indelible whistles, beeps, and hums in the original “Star Trek” television series.

A scene from the clashes at the Unite the Right rally Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Frontline’ brings white supremacists into focus

On Tuesday, the series is airing a look back at last August’s deadly Charlottesville rally.

The Roy family in “Succession”is twisted enough, in wily ways, to fascinate.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

Everyone on ‘Succession’ is terrible, so just sit back and enjoy the show

They have no redeeming qualities, these odious people, except that they are riveting.

A character on “The Simpsons” was the subject of the documentary “The Trouble With Apu.”

Fox exec: Up to ‘Simpsons’ creators to handle Apu criticism

Creators of “The Simpsons” have the freedom to handle the show’s depiction of Indian shop owner Apu in the right way for their show, a top Fox executive said Thursday.

“American Junkie” will follow recovering addicts in South Florida.

TV Critic’s Corner

Viceland series offers another angle on the opioid crisis

From filmmaker Pat McGee, ”American Junkie” will be 10 episodes and premiere on Sept. 12.

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the

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The Weekender: Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Mila and Kate, Lenny and Jackie

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

Terence Nance’s six-part, quasi-docmentary series “Random Acts of Flyness” can be seen Fridays at midnight on HBO.

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Super ‘Flyness’

A preview of the Terence Nance’s satirical, quasi-documentary HBO series “Random Acts of Flyness”

From left: Wyatt Russell, Brent Jennings, Linda Emond, Eric Allan Kramer, and David Pasquesi in “Lodge 49.”

Television review

Life’s no beach in AMC’s ‘Lodge 49’

A laconic surfer dude whose life has come down to empty longing, debt, and homelessness connects with kindred spirits in a social club.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Patrick Dempsey appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dempsey says someone is impersonating him online and asking his fans to give money to either him or his Maine-based nonprofit. Dempsey tweeted this on his verified account Monday, July 30, 2018. Nancy Audet, spokeswoman for the Dempsey Centers in Lewiston and Portland, tells the Sun Journal that Dempsey is not asking anyone for money. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)


Actor Patrick Dempsey warns of online scam soliciting money

The actor says someone is impersonating him online and asking his fans to give money to either him or his Maine-based nonprofit.

TV Critic’s Corner

Hillary Clinton joins Steven Spielberg for an adaptation of ‘The Woman’s Hour’

The project will be either a TV movie or a limited series about the women’s suffrage movement.

Dorian Gordon grew up in Dorchester, a world away from Trayvon Martin. But she’ll never forget the boy, armed with only a bag of Skittles and an iced tea, gunned down in Sanford, Fla., in 2012 for being black.

Commentary | Jeneé Osterheldt

Trayvon Martin’s death is a wound unhealed

If he’d made it home alive, Trayvon Martin would be around Dorian Gordon’s age. Six years later, the Dorchester native still grapples with his death.

Bill Loud, father on reality TV’s ‘An American Family,’ dies at 97

What made Mr. Loud a pioneer was that he was not acting — and that he was often not acting responsibly.

Betty White in 2013.

Betty White’s 80-year career celebrated in PBS special

Betty White sees no point in slowing down at age 96, as long as her phone keeps ringing with offers to work.

Joe Cocker onstage at Woodstock in August 1969.

TV Critic’s Corner

The Woodstock anniversary is coming at you, and PBS is on it

A two-hour “American Experience” documentary about the epic 1969 concert is due next year.

Sacha Baron Cohen got Georgia state Representative Jason Spencer to pull down his pants and yell the N-word on “Who Is America?”

TV Critic’s Corner

Sacha Baron Cohen is his own straight man

In the midst of people saying and doing idiotic things, Cohen somehow stays in character and doesn’t sabotage himself.

CBS Corp. chief executive is facing allegations of sexual harassment.

Les Moonves stays on as CBS chief while board plans probe

CBS will keep its CEO in place, but will hire an outside counsel to conduct a sexual misconduct investigation.

CBS chief executive Les Moonves.

CBS board to discuss CEO’s role in wake of misconduct claims

Six women have accused Les Moonves of sexual misconduct.

Ethan (left) and Joel Coen, co-writer-directors of “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Change of plans for Coen brothers’ ‘Ballad’

They have announced that the “Buster Scruggs” project is now a 132-minute movie, with six chapters in it, and it will premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Omarosa Manigault-Newman with President Trump and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson (far right) at the White House in February 2017.

The latest Trump White House tome comes from . . . Omarosa

The former “Apprentice” villain will dish her time working on the Trump campaign and then as the administration’s director of communications for the office of public liaison.

Maura Tierney and Dominic West in Showtime’s “The Affair.”

TV CRITIC’s Corner

‘The Affair’ gets a fifth, final season

“[Creator] Sarah Treem has always envisioned this as a five-season series, and we will be fascinated to see where she takes her talented cast,” Showtime programming president Gary Levine said.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series is titled “Who Is America?”

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

Sacha Baron Cohen puts the punch in punch line

With his Showtime series “Who Is America?,” he appears to have nothing less in mind than ridiculing the extremism, ignorance, polarization, and fame-a-holism now at this country’s heart.

In Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” the introverted Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and popular jock Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) pretend to date to make Lara Jean’s longtime crush jealous.

Netflix knows we need an escape, so it built a rom-com factory

Netflix is pumping out rom-coms faster than viewers can say ‘‘I’ll have what she’s having.” And it’s adding characters who are more diverse and plots that are more politically correct than in the past.

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An N.H. man won ‘The Proposal,’ but proposed a Cape Cod trip instead

Apparently a trip to the Cape can really sweep a woman off her feet.