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"Hacks" co-creator Jen Statsky.

How Milton native Jen Statsky helped make ‘Hacks’ a hit

The writer and series co-creator can trace the Emmy-nominated show's beginnings to a road trip to Maine.

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Brett Goldstein (pictured playing Roy Kent in "Ted Lasso") talks to famous and semi-famous people about their taste in movies in "Films to Be Buried With."

‘Ted Lasso’ costar’s film-centric podcast is a kick

On “Films to Be Buried With,” Brett Goldstein, who plays assistant coach Roy Kent in the Apple TV+ comedy series, talks to famous and semi-famous people about their taste in movies.

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Cedric the Entertainer, star of “The Neighborhood,” will host the three-hour ceremony, which will be broadcast on CBS and streamed on Paramount+.

Looking ahead to Sunday’s scaled-back Emmy Awards

This year, for pandemic reasons, the ceremony will include only a small in-person audience of nominees and guests at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

B.J. Novak of "The Office" fame is back on the small screen with "The Premise," an anthology show he created that covers timely topics with a comedic edge.

B.J. Novak on entering the twilight zone with ‘The Premise’

The Newton native, whose anthology series premieres Thursday on FX on Hulu, says he likes to take his comedy to dangerous places.

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Cedric the Entertainer will host the Emmys Sept. 19 on CBS and Paramount+.

This week’s TV: The Emmys, Ken Burns’s ‘Muhammad Ali,’ and B.J. Novak’s new series

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV.

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Actress Nicole Kidman filmed a scene in a market in Hong Kong on Aug. 23, 2021, from the Amazon Prime Video series titled Expats, a show based on a 2016 book by Janice Y. K. Lee about the gilded lives of three American women in the city.

Kidman keeping busy with a series of series

Next up for Kidman on TV, after a stint in the Apple TV+ anthology series “Roar,” is an Amazon series called “Expats,” based on the 2016 Janice Y. K. Lee novel “The Expatriates.”

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Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in "Better Call Saul."

Bob Odenkirk back at work on ‘Better Call Saul’

On Wednesday, the actor, who suffered a mild heart attack in July, tweeted a photo of himself on the set getting his makeup done.

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Jeff Daniels as Del Harris, the police chief of a dying industrial town, in "American Rust."

‘American Rust’ is a downer of a drama

Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney are compelling leads in the murder mystery, but the story line gets lost in a heavy-handed attempt to create a grim atmosphere.