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Matthew Gilbert

Gilbert has been the TV critic at the Globe since 1998. He has also written about TV for Slate, appeared on NPR, and been managing editor at the Boston Review.

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TV CRITIC’s CORNER

High hopes for NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live’

By , Globe staff

“Hairpray Live!” will star Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, the role he played – and won a Tony for – on Broadway.

Kimmel to host the upcoming Oscars telecast

By , Globe staff

ABC is scratching its own back by having the star of its big late-night gig host the awards show on Feb. 26.

Finally, some answers as ‘Westworld’ ends its first season

By , Globe Staff

Show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy do appear to have a game plan in mind, and season two is going to be worth waiting for.

TV CRITIC’s CORNER

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Meet the new boss

By , Globe Staff

On Jan. 2, the former governor of California takes over “The Celebrity Apprentice.”