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This week’s TV: ‘SNL’ cast shrinks, Jan. 6 hearings resume, and a new ‘Interview with the Vampire’

Eight "Saturday Night Live" players won't be returning for season 48, including Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson, while four newbies have been added to the cast.

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‘Breaking Bad’ creator teams up with Rhea Seehorn for a new series

And Apple TV+, which has been on a roll with “Ted Lasso,” “Severance,” “Black Bird,” and more, has scooped up the still-untitled series and given it a two-season order.

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As title sequences go, ‘Bad Sisters’ is in good company

The opening of the fantastic new Apple TV+ series is set to a strong cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Who by Fire” by PJ Harvey. And the visuals, from Peter Anderson Studio, are stunning and ingenious.

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With tiresome reboots, TV is stuck in a cycle of watch, rinse, repeat

TV honchos are generally fixated on rehash over originality, hooked on the notion that somehow it’s a good thing to bring us more of what has gone by.

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Golden Globes broadcast to return in January

In 2020, the organization behind the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, came under close scrutiny — most notably in a Los Angeles Times expose — for a number of problems, including a lack of Black members and some financial and ethical improprieties. NBC decided not to air the show this year, urging the HFPA to get their act together.

N.H. Paralympian aims to be the first amputee to win ‘Survivor’

Former UMass Lowell lacrosse star Noelle Lambert, 25, lost a leg in moped accident, then reinvented herself as a sprinter and snowboarder. Now she's one of 18 castaways on Season 43 of "Survivor," which premieres Wednesday.

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Hulu’s satirical ‘Reboot’ gets it right the first time

The new Hulu series is an affectionate satire of TV and Hollywood, mixed with a workplace comedy that has some rom-com elements.

Two ancient families unite in episode 5 of ‘House of the Dragon’

In Westeros, a wedding without at least one death is a dull affair.