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Nicholas Hoult as Peter and Elle Fanning as Catherine in "The Great."

In season 2, ‘The Great’ remains first-rate

The Hulu comedy remains a crisply satirical look back at the ascension of Elle Fanning’s Catherine the Great in 18th-century Russia, as she takes over from her fickle husband, Nicholas Hoult’s Peter, in a coup d’état.

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Macy's unveiled some balloons earlier this month in New York City in preparation for its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Thanksgiving viewing options: parades to pooches

On Thursday, NBC and CBS will feature the annual staple: New York parade activity filled with music performances, bloated floats, and balloons. Following the parade, NBC will broadcast the “National Dog Show.”

From left: Bobby Brown of New Edition, Jonathan Knight of New Kids On The Block, Ricky Bell of New Edition, Joey McIntyre of NKOTB, Ralph Tresvant of New Edition, Donnie Wahlberg of NKOTB, Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition, Jordan Knight of NKOTB, Michael Bivins of New Edition, Danny Wood of NKOTB, and Johnny Gill of New Edition perform onstage during the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Boston was in the house at the American Music Awards

Two of the most prominent music groups to hail from the city, New Edition and the New Kids on the Block, performed in a “Battle of Boston” at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Kevin Hart (left) and Wesley Snipes in the Netflix series "True Story."

This week’s TV: Holiday parades, the end of the Beatles, and Kevin Hart’s not-true ‘True Story’

On Thursday, NBC and CBS will feature the T-day staple: New York parade activity filled with music performances, bloated floats, and gigantic balloons (including, this year, Baby Yoda).

Cecily Strong portrayed Fox News personality Judge Jeanine Pirro.

‘SNL’ puts focus on Kyle Rittenhouse verdict in Thanksgiving episode

Saturday Night Live dove right into the most controversial news of the week to begin last night's show.

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Kevin Hart, attending a screening on Nov. 18 in New York, will star as Arnold in ABC's re-created episode of "Diff’rent Strokes."

Everything old is new again with ABC ‘Live’ series

This year’s show, due on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m., will re-create episodes of “Diff’rent Strokes” and “The Facts of Life.”

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Brian Cox as Logan Roy in "Succession."

‘My favorite malignants’: A list of 15 of TV’s best worst people

They excel at being terrible: Here are 15 of our favorite misery-makers, master manipulators, and evil-doers from the last 20 years of series television.

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Carole Baskin (pictured in season 1) will not participate in season 2 of Netflix's "Tiger King," but left readings of her diaries on YouTube for use by the producers.

Steering clear of ‘Tiger King’ season 2

Haven’t we yet learned why circus sideshows can be dangerous in our culture, why rewarding the most badly behaved with airtime is a big mistake?