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Whether it’s Joe Biden or Tom Brady, we can applaud an understudy who makes it to the top

A rise from No. 2 to No. 1 embodies a fable that comes true just often enough — in politics, entertainment, sports, and in the lives we see unfolding around us — to maintain our belief in it.

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Kaley Cuoco rises to the occasion in ‘The Flight Attendant’

The HBO Max series, which premieres Thursday, is a lot of fun, if you’re willing to go along for a ride that doesn’t always track but almost always entertains.

Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards

“The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.

‘Day 20 of squattergate.’ Kimmel, other late night hosts weigh in on continuing election saga

A number of newsworthy events revolving around the Trump administration recently served as fodder for America's late night television hosts.


What if I don’t want to start at the beginning of ‘The Crown’?

If you jump in at season four, here’s what you’ll miss, and what you won’t.


Hulu developing ‘Interior Chinatown’ as a series

Matthew Gilbert's take on television.


What this TV critic is thankful for in 2020

My Top 10 list for 2020 is on the way, and each one of the shows on it made my year a bit better. In the meantime, here are a few other TV-related things that, as Thanksgiving approaches, I am thankful for.