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Ziwe's faux talk-and-variety show features awkward interviews with celebrity guests, phony ads a la “SNL,” and over-the-top musical segments.

Ziwe brings a satirical edge — and queries about race — to her new Showtime series

The Lawrence native and Phillips Andover alum has perfected the art of deadpan in her rise from comedy writer to social media star to series host.

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David Hornsby, Charlotte Nicdao, Jessie Ennis, Rob McElhenney, and F. Murray Abraham in "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet."

In second season of ‘Mythic Quest,’ power is the name of the game

This time out, the writers play around with the characters, putting them in various alliances and face-offs and expanding their backstories.

Michelle Obama sat down with Stephen Colbert in an interview that aired Tuesday night.

‘Give yourself a break’: Michelle Obama offers advice on coping with depression, anxiety during COVID-19

The former first lady has been candid about her struggles with “low-grade depression” as a result of quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview that aired Tuesday night, she discussed coping mechanisms for overcoming “the peaks and valleys” of life.

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From left: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sara Bareilles, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps in "Girls5eva."

‘Girls5eva’ has earmarks of a Tina Fey-Robert Carlock collaboration

You can certainly feel the executive producers in the mix on Peacock’s comedy, which is partly a satire of show business and fad culture, partly a portrait of women redefining themselves in midlife.

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Melora Hardin as Jan Levinson in "The Office."

For ‘The Office,’ a (very) belated reveal

A 13-year mystery was solved on the most recent episode of “Office Ladies,” a podcast cohosted by former “Office” stars Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin).

Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey (left to right) are teaming up for a series that will delve into mental health issues and feature segments from athletes and stars like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close.

Oprah, Prince Harry reunite for Apple TV+ mental health show

“The Me You Can’t See” will be a multi-part documentary series that includes “honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being," according to the Monday announcement.

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Milo Ventimiglia in "This Is Us."

A plea to ‘This Is Us’: Turn down the music

There are few more irritating devices than the overuse of soundtrack music, and it has been an issue for “This Is Us” ever since the show debuted in 2016, marring some otherwise sterling episodes.

This image released by NBC shows musical guest Miley Cyrus, from left, host Elon Musk, and Cecily Strong during promos in Studio 8H on Thursday.

‘Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?’ Watch Elon Musk’s ‘SNL’ monologue, sketches

The casting of the Tesla and SpaceX CEO marked a controversial choice for the sketch comedy show, which not only received waves of pushback from viewers but also a number of the cast and crew as well.