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Tina Fey, Robert Carlock create comedy for Ted Danson

On the still-untitled single-camera show, Danson will play a wealthy businessman who is unexpectedly elected mayor of Los Angeles.

Scenes from 2019: Seven TV moments to relish

Here are a few favorites from some standout series (oh, and the Oscars too).

Chris Rock to star in new season of ‘Fargo’

The cast will also include Jason Schwartzman, Jack Huston, Ben Whishaw, and singer-songwriter Andrew Bird.

The Weekender: ‘The Lion King,’ rock royalty, and one fierce queen

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Netflix subscriber drop hints at streaming-service fatigue

A dramatic slowdown in worldwide growth at Netflix is raising questions about just how much are people willing to pay for streaming services — especially with a host of new ones from Disney, Apple, and others on their way.

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A scene from “Who Killed Garrett Phillips?”

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A child’s death, a ruined life, in ‘Who Killed Garrett Phillips?’

A preview of the HBO documentary about a murder in Potsdam, N.Y., and prosecutors attempts to make a case against a local black man.

Julie Kramer holding prints of Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and Chrissy Amphlett of Divinyls.

Photo exhibit recalls a time when WFNX’s Julie Kramer and rock artists clicked

The “Basement Archives” exhibition will feature over 100 portraits that the radio personality had stored away for years.

James Patterson

Tired of ‘dopey’ children’s shows, author James Patterson concocts ‘Kid Stew’

He describes the show, debuting on Boston’s WGBH-2 Saturday, as a kind of hybrid between the Discovery channel and a “more mild form of Saturday Night Live.”

The 2019 Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox.

TV Critic’s Corner

Will anyone host this year’s Emmy Awards?

Emmy show producers Don Mischer and Ian Stewart told Deadline this week that no decision has been made about the hosting job this year, and no invitations to host have been made.

From left: Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy, pitcher Rich Hill, Dr. David Sweetser, and Hill’s wife, Caitlin.


MassGeneral specialist throws out first pitch at Fenway to raise awareness of rare disease research

Mass General specialist Dr. David Sweetser threw the first pitch at Sunday’s Red Sox vs. Dodgers game.

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin leaves the lunar module.

TV Critic’s Corner

TV marks the moon landing milestone

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. TV is there for you on that day with a few specials.

What the Emmys got right (‘Fleabag,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’) and wrong (‘Game of Thrones’)

The snubs and surprises in this year’s nominations.

Emilia Clarke (left) and Kit Harington in a scene from the final episode of “Game of Thrones.”

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a record-breaking 32 Emmy nods

HBO’s ‘‘Game of Thrones’’ has slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season.

Paul Bernon (left) at the Massachusetts State House. Bethenny Frankel (right) poses at the Entertainment Weekly and People 2018 Upfronts Celebration in New York. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)


Bethenny Frankel has a witty response about her relationship with Boston’s Paul Bernon 

The “Real Housewives of New York City” star posted a sweet photo to Instagram — and had no time for snide commenters.

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, actor-writer-director John Krasinski poses at the premiere of the film


John Krasinski tweets a clue about filming ‘A Quiet Place 2’

Bright and early Monday morning, Krasinski tweeted out picture of a movie production clapperboard inscribed with the words “Part II, Roll 01, Scene 1, Take 1.”

The second season of “Big Little Lies” is heading toward a courtroom climax. From left: Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Dern.


The week in watching: How ‘The Loudest Voice’ measures up, the ‘Big Little Lies’ finale, and Emmy nods

Our television critic takes a look at what’s on the little screen this week.

Armando Iannucci (right) with Julia-Louis Dreyfus at the 2015 Emmy Awards.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Avenue 5’ takes ‘Veep’ creator back to HBO

Armando Iannucci has created a space comedy set 40 years into the future, when space tourism is all the rage.

A still from the new series, “Molly of Denali,” which premieres Monday on PBS.

PBS’s ‘Molly of Denali’ to become first nationally distributed children’s show featuring Native American lead

The new children’s series premieres Monday and is produced by Boston public television station WGBH.

Nupur Talwar in P.A. Carter’s film “Behind Closed Doors.”

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In Focus: Some truth about true crime

“Behind Closed Doors” is a two-part HBO documentary about a long-unsolved murder in India.

“Dear Evan Hansen” runs through Aug. 4 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

Things to Do

The Weekender: French films, first-rate fests, and OMG ‘Evan Hansen’! 

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Ray Winstone as Gal Love in the 2000 film “Sexy Beast,” which also starred Ben Kingsley (right). Paramount Network is creating a series that will tell the origin story of Gal Love.

TV Critic’s Corner

Paramount show will revisit ‘Sexy Beast’ character

The network has announced an upcoming series that gives us the origin story of Gal Love, the character played by Ray Winstone in the 2000 film.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the second season of


If I got to pick the Emmy nominees for comedy and limited series

I’m not trying to predict which nominations the Academy will announce on Tuesday, July 16, so much as force my own illusions and delusions onto you.

This May 22, 2019 photo shows actress Uzo Aduba posing for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote the final season of

‘Orange Is the New Black’ leaves legacy for women of color

The award-winning Netflix series, which winds down with its final season on July 26, has become a showcase for actresses of color thanks to its nuanced story lines.

Fiji is host to the participants of “Love Island,” scheduled to air weeknights until Aug. 7.

TV Critic’s Corner

Few seem to care about CBS’s ‘Love Island’

The CBS show is an adaptation of a popular British series about bikinis, booze, hot tubs, day beds, and a communal bedroom.

“Big Little Lies” with (from left) Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Dern.

Ty Burr

Some TV series are more like movie sequels, and it’s not always a good thing

In the ultimate plot twist, TV dramas have gotten to be more like movies.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 09: Olivia Nikkanen, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Rachel Keller, Salena Qureshi and Jack Mulhern attends Netflix's 'The Society' premiere at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE on May 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix)


Netflix drama filmed in Mass. just got renewed for season 2

“The Society” will begin production on its second season later this year.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MAY 25: Matt Damon and Christian Bale attend a press conference as they will serve as co-honorary starters for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


Matt Damon remembers his father in new PSA for Stand Up To Cancer

The Cambridge native and Red Sox superfan led the charge in a star-studded PSA by Stand Up To Cancer, which premiered during the All-Star Game on Tuesday.

Actor John Cena speaks on stage during the CinemaCon Paramount Pictures Exclusive Presentation at the Colosseum Caesars Palace on April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images


‘Fast & Furious 9’ filming is underway in London with John Cena in mysterious role

The WWE star and West Newbury native has a role in the ninth chapter of the action franchise, but no one is saying what it is.

The ‘Friends’ gang celebrated Christmas in the episode ‘The One with Phoebe’s Dad.”

They won’t be there for you much longer: AT&T to pull ‘Friends’ from Netflix for its own streaming service

The wireless company, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business, said Tuesday that its service will be called HBO Max and launch widely in spring of 2020.

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, Tracy Morgan presents the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. For Tracy Morgan, hosting The ESPYs is personal. It’s not just another gig to the comedian. The star of TBS’ “The Last O.G.” presides over Wednesday’s, July 10, 2019, show honoring the past year’s top athletes, performances and achievements airing live on ABC from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. “The main reason I really wanted to do it is the fight against cancer,” Morgan said in a recent phone interview, explaining that his grandparents and former wife Sabina died of the disease. “(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)


Comedian Tracy Morgan hosts the ESPY Awards to help fight cancer

On Wednesday, Morgan becomes the fifth ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ alum to host the ESPYs, joining Seth Meyers, Rob Riggle, Dennis Miller, and Norm Macdonald.

Ben Affleck, in the Netflix action-drama


Ben Affleck’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is reportedly making Netflix more budget-conscious

The J.C. Chandor-directed crime-drama carried a $115 million budget and reportedly did not connect with enough Netflix viewers to justify that considerable pricetag.

Emma Thompson plays a blustery nationalist politician on HBO’s “Years and Years,” a despairing look at the next 15 years.


Week in watching: TV’s best dystopia, JFK Jr.’s wedding tapes, and — gross! — ‘Dr. Pimple Popper’ is back

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to what’s on television.

Contestants Subha and Nick in the “10th Season Pool Party!” episode of “MasterChef,” which aired June 19.

Harvard student manages to compete in ‘MasterChef’ cooking show and graduate, all in one very surreal spring

Nick DiGiovanni of Milton is going strong on this season of Fox’s reality cooking competition that pits home chefs against one another.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 18: Rob Delaney attends a


Rob Delaney and other famous fans mourn the end of MAD Magazine

All good things must come to an end. 

Ben Bailey will return as host of “Cash Cab” when the series, which previously ran on Discovery Channel from 2005-12 and again in 2017-18, moves to Bravo.

TV Critic’s Corner

Bravo gives ‘Cash Cab’ reboot the green light

The network says there will be a few changes: “The stakes are higher, the car will be upgraded and the questions will include more for lovers of pop culture,” according to a release.

US comedian and actor Mario Cantone arrives for the 30th Anniversary Screening of


In Broadway reading of ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ Mario Cantone does his best Nigel 

The reading for the in-development musical featured Tony award nominee Emily Skinner, of Broadway’s “The Cher Show,” as the devil herself, Miranda Priestly. 

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, honoree Jay-Z speaks onstage at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York. Jay-Z’s business entities have sued a New York City licensing firm, claiming it cheated the companies as part of a “colossal accounting scandal.” The lawsuit, filed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Manhattan, accuses Iconix Brand Group Inc. of lying about its finances when it made deals with the rapper’s Roc Nation apparel company. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)


Jay-Z’s companies sue NYC licensing firm for fraud

The lawsuit accuses Iconix Brand Group Inc. of lying about its finances when it made deals with the rapper’s Roc Nation apparel company.

Olivia Parker, “Moonsnails,” 1978. Gelatin silver print.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston, July 8-14

An annual Latin music series returns, WGBH FunFest focuses on kids, Theater in the Open stages “The Tempest,” and more.

Trump looked on during the

Matthew Gilbert

At his ‘Salute,’ a rote performance from a president who didn’t mean what he said

TV viewers got a one-day reprieve from Trump being Trump, but the words be recited rang hollow.

Suranne Jones, left, and Sophie Rundle play Anne Lister and Ann Walker in


If I got to pick the Emmy nominees for drama

Among the year’s best: “Pose,” “Billions,” “Gentleman Jack,” “Sex Education,” “Homecoming.”

Claes Bang in the 2017 film

TV Critic’s Corner

Makers of ‘Sherlock’ now working on ‘Dracula’

Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, who brought us Benedict Cumberbatch as “Sherlock,” are working on the new three-episode limited series co-produced by the BBC and Netflix.

Michelle Carter was convicted by a judge of involuntary manslaugher in 2017. A two-part HBO documentary sketches a complex picture of Carter and her relationship with her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, who commited suicide.

In her Michelle Carter documentary, filmmaker asks viewers to be the jury

With HBO’s “I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter,” director Erin Lee Carr attempts to draw a more complete picture of a young woman she feels was “demonized” at trial.

Ronnie Wood (L), Mick Jagger (C) and Charlie Watts (R) of the Rolling Stones perform as they resume their

Things to Do

The Weekender: Rolling Stones, creepy Swedes, and gleaming silver

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

TV Critic’s Corner

Marlee Matlin to star in ‘Life and Deaf’ on Disney+

The show is about a kid growing up in the 1970s with deaf parents.

Ed White, the first American to walk in space, during the Gemini 4 mission.

In Focus

In Focus: Days of future passed

A preview of the PBS three-part documentary series “Chasing the Moon.”