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When ‘Making a Murderer’ returns next month: Will he be exonerated?

Netflix is bringing the series back for a second set of 10 episodes, in which Steven Avery’s post-conviction lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, works to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted.

Oprah to speak at UMass Lowell to raise money for scholarships

A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey will be moderated by UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney Nov. 15.

A look ahead at the third season of ‘This Is Us’

Get your juggling skills up to speed: New episodes will include a regular future timeline, which we saw in last season’s finale, along with the current and past eras of the family.

On BET and Netflix, singing the praises of Quincy Jones

BET will air a concert marking the music icon’s 85th birthday, and Netflix has a new documentary out.

Chris Evans to star in Boston-centric miniseries ‘Defending Jacob’

The series will be an adaptation of the novel by Boston author William Landay.

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Fall arts preview 2018

// The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this fall

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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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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TV’s new shows this fall, from binge to cringe

TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to the new shows debuting during television’s peak season.

Kristen Bell as the title character of “Veronica Mars.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Marshmallows haven’t seen the last of ‘Veronica Mars’

According to star Kristen Bell, who posted the news first on social media, Hulu has ordered eight new episodes of the series, which left the air in 2007.

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The Weekender: ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Lizzie,’ Bobby, and Chick

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

Motion smoothing enhances the look of a sporting event, but can ruin the experience of watching a film like “Casablanca.”

Ty Burr

TV owners unite: Stop the Soap Opera Effect!

Many TVs have a setting that may be hazardous to movie watching.

Shin Lim is lifted into the air by Zurcaroh after winning “America’s Got Talent.”

Waltham magician Shin Lim wins ‘America’s Got Talent’ and the $1 million grand prize

Runner-up dance group Zurcaroh lifted him into the air after host Tyra Banks announced him as the winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

Singer Kelly Clarkson, who is a coach on “The Voice,” will launch a syndicated show in 2019.

TV Critic’s Corner

Kelly Clarkson to join the talk-show ranks

The daytime show will lead in to “Ellen” in Boston and other major markets.

Hosts Colin Jost (left) and Michael Che at the Emmys.

TV Critic’s Corner

Emmy broadcast hits a new low

Monday’s broadcast is now officially the lowest-rated Emmys show, down to 10.2 million viewers from 11.4 million viewers last year. Not good, and not surprising.

Bert and Ernie — just friends, according to “Sesame Street.”

Bert and Ernie are best friends — not a couple, ‘Sesame Street’ says

A former “Sesame Street” writer set fans buzzing when he said he had written scenes for the characters as though they were a gay couple.

FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, Les Moonves, right, president and CEO of CBS Corporation, and his wife Julie Chen pose together at the premiere of the CBS science fiction television series


CBS’s Julie Chen leaves daytime’s ‘The Talk’ in taped message

A week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct charges, Julie Chen has left the cast of the CBS daytime show “The Talk.”

Hosts Colin Jost, left, and Michael Che speak at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Emmy Awards

Jokes fall flat, but surprise winners give Emmys some lift

It was clear the night was doubling as an episode of “Saturday Night Live” — a not-great episode at that.

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Winners at the Emmy Awards

A list of winners at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Monday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Rachel Brosnahan, winner of the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for

Who won at the 2018 Emmy Awards?

Winners at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Rachel Brosnahan accepts the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

At the Emmys, a focus on performance and awards

The Emmy Awards are being presented in Los Angeles.

Colin Jost, left, and Michael Che arrive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Photos of celebrities on the Emmys red carpet

Celebrities were gracing the Emmy Awards’ red carpet in designer gowns and tuxes ahead of the Monday night ceremonies.

John Whaite


Q&A with John Whaite, the law student who won ‘The Great British Baking Show’

The now 29-year-old star baker’s fourth cookbook, “Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul,” will be published here in October.

David Schwimmer will play Grace’s new love interest this season.

TV Critic’s Corner

Some ‘Will & Grace’ teasers and tidbits

Season two of the sitcom’s relaunch will include guest stars David Schwimmer, Chelsea Handler, Alec Baldwin, and more. Also: Will grows a beard.

06/22/2017 BOSTON, MA Eliza Dushku (cq) (right) sits with her fiancé Peter Palandjian (cq) during The Roast of David Ortiz at the House of Blues in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)


Actress Eliza Dushku posts photos from her Boston Public Library wedding

On Sunday, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress posted a picture of herself wearing a long, lacy wedding gown and leaning into Peter Palandjian’s arms.

Peter Dinklage and Sophie Turner in “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

The Emmys according to The Onion

One highlight is the forecast that “Game of Thrones” will be named best drama series.

Colin Jost (left) and Michael Che will host the Emmy Awards on Monday.

TV Critic’s Corner

All the Emmy info you need to know

Preshows and livestreams are part of the mix for Monday night’s awards ceremony.

Alex Borstein (left) and Rachel Brosnahan in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Matthew Gilbert

Tonight’s Emmys: Who will win, who should win, and who got snubbed

TV critic Matthew Gilbert offers his Emmy predictions and observations.

It’s time to reboot the Emmys

TV has evolved; the way it decides its awards hasn’t. Here are some ideas for eliminating the same-old same-old.

Sofia Vergara and Ed O’Neill in “Modern Family,” which returns Sept. 26.

TV Critic’s Corner

Who’s going to die on ‘Modern Family’?

Welcome to the most ghoulish guessing game ever.

Legendary folk music artist Joan Baez, at her northern California home, is on her final tour. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Ramona Rosales

Things to Do

The Weekender: Folk heroes, good dogs, and ‘SNL’ stars’ reunion

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

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 23, 2018 adult film star Stormy Daniels poses and signs autographs at Chi Chi Larue's adult entertainment store in West Hollywood, California. - Adult film star Stormy Daniels said September 12, 2018 she will publish an autobiography detailing her alleged affair with President Donald Trump in October, shortly before key US midterm elections. Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump in 2006, around the time that the reality television star's wife Melania had given birth to their son Barron, said she would dedicate the tell-all -- entitled


Stormy Daniels will be on ‘SMILF’ next season

Will Stormy take Southie?

Actor Mark Wahlberg is man on a schedule.


Mark Wahlberg’s daily schedule is just like mine — with a couple of small fixes

I mean, you don’t work out twice a day while devoting one hour to actual work?

Burt Reynolds in “The Longest Yard”

TV Critic’s Corner

A Burt Reynolds marathon is coming, but not anytime soon

TCM won’t be airing the six-movie marathon until Dec. 26.

Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph in the Amazon series “Forever.”

Television review

The secret to what makes ‘Forever’ so much fun is, well, a secret

The new Amazon series starring Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen depends on a few giant plot twists that absolutely cannot be revealed.

Sean Penn and LisaGay Hamilton in the Hulu drama “The First.”

Television review

In ‘The First,’ a tormented astronaut needs some space

Sean Penn stars in the Hulu series as the commander of a crew undertaking the first mission to Mars, but haunted by his problems here on Earth.

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‘60 Minutes’ chief Jeff Fager out at CBS

CBS “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager says he’s leaving the company, after being named in recent stories that accused him of fostering an abusive workplace.

Miriam Shor in “The Americans.”

TV Critic’s Corner

No Emmy for one of the year’s best guest actors

Miriam Shor was not nominated for her unforgettable turn in the final season of “The Americans,” which is too bad.

Ousted CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is seen with his wife, Julie Chen. Chen was absent from her show, “The Talk” Monday, after new assault allegations were made against Moonves.

CBS sets aside $120 million for Moonves

But whether he sees a penny of it is one of the tough and potentially incendiary decisions the network faces after his resignation over sexual misconduct accusations.

Eleanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner star in the series “Poldark” on PBS’s “Masterpiece.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Sadly, the end of ‘Poldark’ is in sight

The series, about to begin its fourth season on PBS, will end after its fifth.

Magician Shin Lim arrives at the


Waltham magician makes the finals on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Waltham magician Shin Lim performed a series of card tricks during the semifinal round of the reality talent show that wowed viewers and judges alike.

From left: Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, and Tim Rice joined an elite group of artists Sunday when they won the Emmy Award for outstanding variety special. They’re now in the exclusive EGOT club.

John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tim Rice join the elite EGOT club

Winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards is akin to the grand slam of performing arts awards.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend and Tim Price pose in the press room during the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice now EGOT winners

The Emmy win for “Jesus Chris Superstar” on Sunday united Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice with Emmys to go with their Tonys, Grammys, and Oscars — the four biggest prizes in show business.

Ron Cephas Jones won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for his appearance on “This Is Us.”

TV Critic’s Corner

An Emmy diversity milestone

In the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, all four winners in the guest-acting categories were black.

Abigail Hernandez speaks about her 2013 abduction in TV interview

The New Hampshire teenager who was abducted and sexually assaulted by a man for months described being gagged, blindfolded, and tortured during an ABC interview that aired Friday night.

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion in “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Let’s go inside Tyrion’s head for a minute

“Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage explains what his character thinks about the liaison between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.

Emmy Rossum as Fiona in Showtime’s “Shameless.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Fiona’s not gone yet, as ‘Shameless’ returns

Matthew Gilbert is curious about how the writers will set up Fiona’s exit, and, later on, how they will fill the significant gap once she’s gone.

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The organization that bestows the Academy Awards says it is suspending plans to award a new Oscar for popular films amid widespread backlash to the idea. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Thursday that it will study plans for the category further. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)


New ‘popular’ Oscar scrapped by Academy for 2019

One of the most unpopular decisions the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has ever made was reversed Thursday.

The Glamour magazine October 2018 issue features Issa Rae on the cover.

Issa Rae is here for Michelle Obama love. Not so much for Melania Trump

Issa Rae of “Insecure” is cover girl fresh for Glamour’s October issue. And our favorite awkward black girl came to slay.