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Joshua Jackson has joined the Hulu adaption of Celeste Ng’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

The Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington project is getting another big name.

After a season of stumbles, a graceful exit for ‘Game of Thrones’

Unlike too much of the season, the series finale progressed slowly and surely, giving us the human story that had previously been getting short shrift.

At this Arlington pub, dozens of ‘Game of Thrones’ fans gather for one last episode

A few dozen fans in need of camaraderie, or maybe just lacking an HBO subscription, anxiously watched the very last episode at The Adventure Pub.

This week in watching: Redoing Norman Lear’s sitcoms, binge-watching ‘Dead to Me,’ mourning ‘Killing Eve’

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

Emilia Clarke gets reflective as ‘Game of Thrones’ finale approaches

The actress was “overwhelmed’’ with emotion.

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// A new ‘Star Wars,’ plus a bevy of real-life heroes on screen

Many of the fall’s biggest films have stories based on fact.

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Provincetown MA. 8/17/06 Big crowds celebrated carnival week Thursday, August 17, 2006 in Provincetown MA. Thousands gathered on Commercial St. to enjoy the parade of fun, floats, music and costume. This was the Cirque Edwige float as the crowds reacts to some free necklacess. (Dominic Chavez/Globe Staff) -- Library Tag 08182006 Metro

Starz will film a gritty crime drama in Provincetown, and it needs 250 extras

Want a chance to be on TV? Head to Provincetown this weekend.

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont).


The 15 best performances on ‘Game of Thrones’

A ranking of personal favorites from a vast cast.

Storm Reid and Jharrel Jerome in “When They See Us,” a four-part Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay.

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Television picks: Anticipating Ben Affleck’s Boston crime series ‘City on a Hill’

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert picks 10 of the summer’s most promising shows.

Actress Ellen Pompeo attends the 300th


Ellen Pompeo defends Kelly Ripa in Twitter feud with ‘Bachelor’ creator

The cohost of ABC’s “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” Ripa had criticized “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” earlier in the week. The shows’ creator Mike Fleiss didn’t take kindly to that.

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Jenny Dell is heading to the kitchen for her next venture

The former NESN sideline reporter is whipping up something with one of her best friends from college.

Naomi Watts will appear in the “Game of Thrones” prequel, which has started production.

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A ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel is on the way

The new series, whose cast includes Naomi Watts, has just started production in Northern Ireland.

Uzo Aduba attends the Vanity Fair And L'oreal Paris DJ Night at 1Oak on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)


Uzo Aduba, John Slattery among Boston natives cast in ‘Mrs. America’

Created and written by Dahvi Waller, the series follows the ’70s movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.


‘Bachelorette’ alum Chris Lambton wins Dennis selectman’s race

The Dennis resident was elected Tuesday to a seat on the five-member board in his Cape Cod hometown, where he lives with his wife, Peyton, a season 10 contestant on “The Bachelor.”

Zachary Quinto stars as a vampire roaming the country in a Rolls-Royce in “NOS4A2.”

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In ‘NOS4A2,’ a vampire tastes the local flavor

Billerica-bred showrunner Jami O’Brien worked with author Joe Hill to root the adaptation of his vampire novel in their New England backyard.

From left to right, top to bottom: Steve Bullock, John Hickenlooper, Bill de Blasio, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand and Andrew Yang.

With so many options, potential voters struggle to keep Democratic candidates straight

Another day, another Democrat throws a hat in the ring, and voters ask, now who?

From left: George Clooney, Christopher Abbott, and Pico Alexander in “Catch-22.”

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‘Catch-22’ is a farce to be reckoned with

The TV adaptation by George Clooney and Co. stands solidly on its own as a collection of intertwined set pieces that build chronologically to an emotionally devastating climax.

Maisie Williams (as Arya Stark) and Kit Harington (as Jon Snow) in “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Game of Thrones’ and an instinct for order

Most of the viewers I read online or talk to are convinced the show will have some kind of happyish ending on Sunday night.

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PBS reveals that a beloved ‘Arthur’ character is gay

The long-running show out of WGBH-TV in Boston featured a gay wedding in its 22nd season.

FILE - In this June 28, 2017 file photo, Stan Lee arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of


Former manager charged with abuse of Marvel’s Stan Lee

A former business manager of Stan Lee has been charged with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mogul.

9 ways Sunday’s ‘Game of Thrones’ was foreshadowed — and hints on how the series could end

“Game of Thrones” showrunners have dropped hints for years. Here’s a look at some of the main clues.

Maria Menounos arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)


Maria Menounos shares a Mother’s Day update on her mom’s cancer

“Lots of work to get here but so grateful to god for giving me and my family another Mother’s Day to celebrate her!”

Here’s what the critics are saying about the latest episode of ‘Game of Thrones’

Judging by the Twitter reaction, you’d be forgiven if you thought the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” would be roundly panned by critics. But some had a more nuanced take.

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Drogon rained fire on King’s Landing in the penultimate episode of “Game of Thrones.”


In ‘Game of Thrones,’ the mother of all meltdowns

Girl, you lost it — your temper, your dignity, and your humanity.

Johnny Galecki (left) and Jim Parsons in “The Big Bang Theory,” which ends its 12-season run on CBS this week.


The week in TV: Bye-bye to ‘Big Bang,’ Clooney’s ‘Catch-22,’ betting your sweet bippy

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

Susan Kelechi Watson (left) and Sterling K. Brown are two of the stars of NBC’s “This Is Us.”

NBC renews ‘This Is Us’ for 3 years

The network also is putting an emphasis on sitcoms in next season’s lineup.


Justin Timberlake tells Berklee crowd about his musical roots and memorable collaborations

The “SexyBack” singer is in Boston to receive an honorary doctor of music degree alongside hip-hop legend Missy Elliott and “Hamilton” orchestrator Alex Lacamoire.

Rashida Jones in “Angie Tribeca.”

TV Critic’s Corner

TNT says goodbye to ‘Angie Tribeca’

Four seasons is the perfect run for such a goofy yet clever comedy.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 09: Robert Carlock (Top) and Jane Krakowski attend The Harvard Lampoon Honors Cast & Producers of Netflix's


‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ cast parades through Harvard Square for Lampoon ceremony

Cast members and producers stopped in Cambridge Thursday evening to be honored.

Eliza Dushku (left), who was written off “Bull,” later reached a $9.5 million settlement after accusing the show’s star of sexual harassment.

Steven Spielberg’s company cuts ties with CBS show ‘Bull’

The announcement comes months after it was reported that actress Eliza Dushku was paid $9.5 million to settle her sexual harassment claim against the show’s star.

Nathalie Emmanuel (left), Emilia Clarke, and Conleth Hill in “Game of Thrones.”


This isn’t the ‘Game of Thrones’ we’ve loved

The final season, with only two episodes to go, has been a dud.

Ellie Kemper (left) and Carol Kane in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which will return with an interactive special.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ will return with interactive special

The main cast, including Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, and Carol Kane, will all be there.

Sandwich, MA: February 4, 2009: Former Boston TV anchor Tom Ellis at his Sandwich home. (Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe)

Friends and colleagues celebrate the life and career of news anchor Tom Ellis

Politicians and media types gathered at the Seaport Hotel Wednesday to honor the news anchor, who died at 86.

Sun Li in the film ShadowA scene from the film Shadow.

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The Weekender: Master of the universe, fairy godmothers, and galaxies far, far away

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

The World’s Only Curious George Store, now in Harvard Square, will be relocating to Central Square, according to owner Adam Hirsch.

The World’s Only Curious George store is leaving Harvard Square and moving to Central Square

After more than a decade inside a building in the heart of the busy square, storeowner Adam Hirsch announced Thursday that the company would be relocating.

Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor in “Billions.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Showtime renews ‘Billions’ for a fifth season

The series is just hitting its prime, with a fourth season that is a thoroughly entertaining and at times almost operatic take on power and money.

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle speaks at the press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Chappelle is among eight recipients who will honored by Harvard University with the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal during a ceremony on Oct. 11, for contributions to black history and culture. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)


Dave Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for humor

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

BOSTON, 5/4/2019 - Margaret Atwood, with Composer Poul Ruders, left, who wrote the Opera based on her book The Handmaid's Tale, and Mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, who plays the part of Offred in the Boston Lyric Opera's performance of the Handmaid's Tale during a conversation with moderator Maria Garcia at WBUR CitySpace. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Lifestyle,brownl)


Margaret Atwood talks about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ opera and why the dystopian classic still resonates

Atwood was back in Massachusetts — the setting of her classic novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale” — for the East Coast premiere of Boston Lyric Opera’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Sunday.

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) has been backed into a corner.


In ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dany is a woman on the verge of . . . what?

Dany lost her confidante Missandei, a dragon, control of a very big secret, and, possibly, her lover.

From left: John Dickerson, Norah O’Donnell, and Gayle King.

CBS News names new evening anchor, revamps morning show

CBS News is replacing its evening anchor and revamping its morning show lineup as it seeks to boost ratings.

Alex Trebek accepted the award for outstanding game show host for

Alex Trebek gets an Emmy — and a standing ovation — for his work on ‘Jeopardy!’

His award for best game show host is his seventh Daytime Emmy and comes just months after he announced he has advanced pancreatic cancer.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Comedian Adam Sandler attends Paramount Pictures'

Adam Sandler pays emotional tribute to the late Chris Farley on ‘SNL’

In a notably somber moment for the show, Adam Sandler played guitar as he sang about his friend in this weekend’s episode.

“Veep,” with (from left) Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Dunn, and Gary Cole, ends its seven-season run May 12.


The week in TV: Farewell to ‘Veep,’ Poehler goes to ‘Wine Country,’ and Dad writes porno

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

David Benioff (left) and D.B. Weiss at the 2015 Emmys.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘GoT’ creators weren’t playing games on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss refused to confirm anything about story lines during their visit to the talk show Thursday night.

Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, Rita Moreno, and Marcel Ruiz in “One Day at a Time,” the cancellation of which triggered fan outrage and a Hollywood Reporter guest column by Moreno and Norman Lear.

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When a favorite show reaches the end, just pay your respects and move on

Calls for “more, more, more” are often born out of an emotional resistance to finality, to saying goodbye to the characters viewers have come to like.

Michael Chiklis will star in and executive produce “Coyote” for Paramount Network.

TV Critic’s Corner

Michael Chiklis’s new series is ‘Breaking’ news, of sorts

The locally born and bred actor will star in and executive produce “Coyote,” which Paramount Network president Kent Alterman calls “almost like . . . Breaking Good in a way.”

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) and Charlotte Fields (Charlize Theron) in LONG SHOT.

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The Weekender: Women in the running, ladies who slay, and weirdo widows

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