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Runner apologizes for slapping reporter’s rear on live TV

Tom Brady reveals how he and Gisele Bundchen balance work and marriage

The Patriots quarterback will guest-star in an episode of the Entertainment Network’s upcoming series, “In the Room.”

‘I’m embarrassed for you’: Kellyanne Conway lays into CNN’s Wolf Blitzer after he asks about her husband

Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he embarrassed himself following a tense exchange Thursday where he asked the White House counselor to respond to her husband’s criticism of President Trump on television.

Christian Fauria kicks off 25-hour radio marathon

The former Patriot is broadcasting live on WEEI from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 3 p.m. Thursday in an effort to raise $25,000 for diabetes awareness.

Jon Wallach taking leave of absence from The Sports Hub

Wallach, the third voice of the “Toucher and Rich” morning drive program, is having surgery to remove a benign tumor behind his ear.

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The House Ways and Means Committee hearing room will host the first public Trump impeachment hearing.

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A furor over where impeachment hearings will re-air

Last week, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship urged PBS to air the Trump impeachment hearings in prime time.

Maya Noyes, 12, of Wayland on the set of Chopped Junior in New York City in July.


Wayland girl, 12, to compete on Food Network’s ‘Chopped Junior’ Tuesday

Seventh grader Maya Noyes will test her cooking skills Tuesday night as she competes on a Thanksgiving episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior.”

D’Arcy Carden (left) and Jameela Jamil on “The Good Place.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Good Place’ will finish at a good place: on top

When it’s all said and done, the show will have run for only four seasons.

Eastern Standard Provisions, a pretzel company, is one of 79 companies to earn a coveted spot on Oprah Winfrey’s list of favorite things.


Boston pretzel company makes Oprah’s favorite things list

Eastern Standard Provisions earned a coveted spot on this year’s list of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things, Oprah Magazine said Friday.

Bradley Jay, the host of

From rock to talk: Former WBCN DJ Bradley Jay connects with late-night audiences on WBZ

In the decade since WBCN went off the air, Bradley Jay has transformed himself from a rock-n-roll DJ to a successful talk show host.

Aly Raisman at a Boston Bruins game.


Needham native, Olympian Aly Raisman to appear in latest ‘Charlie’s Angels’ film

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has announced that she will appear in the latest “Charlie’s Angels” film

Jason Momoa in “See.”

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Viewers can sample two episodes of Apple TV+ series for free

I do wonder why the company didn’t announce that beforehand.

Apple TV Plus launches Friday at $5 a month, making it the least costly streaming option on the market. But in exchange, subscribers will get access to just eight TV shows.

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At $5 a month, new Apple TV Plus is awfully expensive

With just nine shows at launch, Apple’s new streaming service is a bad value. And with most other content already locked up, Apple will be behind streaming competitors for a while.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in the original “Game of Thrones.”

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One ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel appears doomed

Deadline is reporting that HBO has decided not to move ahead with a prequel starring Naomi Watts and set thousands of years before the story we watched for eight seasons.

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Eddie Murphy attends LA Premiere Of Netflix's

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Eddie Murphy plans to revisit old ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters

The former cast member (1980-84), whose career was launched on the show, is returning to host on Dec. 21.

Gwen Ifill.

Veteran journalist Gwen Ifill memorialized with 2020 Forever Stamp

The United States Postal Service announced Tuesday the late PBS “NewHour” host will be honored on the 43rd stamp in the Black Heritage series.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Singer Pink (R) and motorcycle racer Carey Hart attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Pink to perform at CMA Awards

Parton will perform a new song, “Faith,” in a gospel medley, and Stapleton will perform a duet with Pink at this year’s Country Music Association Awards.

Russell Crowe portrayed Roger Ailes in Showtime’s limited series “The Loudest Voice.”

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Limited series become more popular — and political

One is on the way based on James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty.” And Jay Roach is currently attached to Michael Wolff’s bestseller “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

Helen Mirren in

Matthew Gilbert | Your TV GPS

The week in watching: HBO hearts Mondays, Tom Perrotta adapts, and Eddie Murphy returns

The Globe’s television critic helps you navigate what’s on the little screen this week.

Mr. Macy’s stint as Walter Findlay on “Maude” was his highest-profile in a long stage, film, and TV career.

‘Maude’ co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97

Mr. Macy’s hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur’s unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom “Maude.”

Stephen Colbert will continue to host through 2023.

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Stephen Colbert to host CBS’s ‘The Late Show’ until 2023

Colbert has become the highest-rated late-night host since he signed on for five years as David Letterman’s successor in 2015.

Paul Rudd in Living With Yourself


Paul Rudd talks about seeing double in Netflix’s ‘Living With Yourself’

The “Ant-Man” actor plays a man face-to-face with his own clone in the low-key Netflix dramedy, now streaming.

Paul Rudd in Living With Yourself

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Tom Brady makes a cameo in Paul Rudd’s new comedy, ‘Living With Yourself’

It’s a cute bit, as they say, although the fact that a New England Patriot is in a scene involving a spa may trigger a raised eyebrow or two.

“Pinocchio” is among many classic films that will be available on the streaming service Disney+.


Disney has serious stream dreams

Debuting Nov. 12, Disney+ wants to be the new lion king of streaming.

Kal Penn in Sunnyside, Queens, where the NBC sitcom “Sunnyside” takes place.

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On NBC, ‘Sunnyside’ is over early and ‘Will & Grace’ is back early

“Sunnyside” has had the lowest ratings of any NBC show this fall. The final season of “Will & Grace” had been due next year but instead will premiere Oct. 24.

Anne Hathaway and Gary Carr in an episode of “Modern Love.”

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In a relationship with ‘Modern Love’

The Amazon anthology series, based on the New York Times column, is a charming collection of small stories about the very many faces of love.

Felicity Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy (left), walk out of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Sept. 13.

A helicopter jailbreak, a Hollywood madam, and a billionaire: A look inside Felicity Huffman’s prison

Patty Hearst. Michael Milken. Heidi Fleiss. A former prime minister of Ukraine. With the addition of Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman, the list of infamous inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., grows.

Tom Payne stars as a criminal psychologist whose father is a killer in “Prodigal Son.”

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Reading the tea leaves for fall series

Most of the networks’ fall series have already arrived and, while it’s still much too soon to know which ones will ultimately perform well, a few things seem clear based on how interested audiences were initially.

Paul Rudd plays two versions of his character in Netflix’s “Living With Yourself.”


The week in watching: Who’s up, who’s down this fall, a dozen Dems debate, and lots of Paul Rudd

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

Sarah Silverman speaks onstage during a talk with Andrew Marantz at the 2019 New Yorker Festival on October 12, 2019 in New York City.

Sarah Silverman discusses empathy, mental health, and what’s more important than being funny

The comedian, who was born and raised in New Hampshire, spoke at this year’s New Yorker Festival and appears in documentary “Laughing Matters,” about comics who live with mental illness.

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James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ is being turned into a miniseries

Jeff Daniels will star as Comey and Brendan Gleeson will portray Donald Trump in the four-hour adaptation, which will land on Showtime or CBS All Access, or both.

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.”


‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is a well-done sequel that didn’t need to be made

The Netflix movie extends Jesse Pinkman’s story arc past an already-perfect ending.

The actors who played the kids on “The Brady Bunch” helped renovate the split-level residence that served as the exterior of the Bradys’ home.

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Here’s a story, about the Bradys, and how we just can’t seem to quit them

One thing that’s clear is that “The Brady Bunch” means different things to different people.

HBO series Succession, Season 2, Season 2, episode 2 (debuts 8/18/19): Jeremy Strong. photo: Peter Kramer/HBO

Inside the role of Kendall Roy, ‘Succession’ sad boy

Ahead of the season finale of the HBO hit series, Boston-born Jeremy Strong goes deep on Kendall’s suffering, what lies ahead for him, and his now-infamous rap.

As Darlene, Sara Gilbert continues to bring low-key style to “The Conners.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Taking stock of lead characters on ‘The Conners’

Lecy Goranson is now second lead to Sara Gilbert, and she delivers some of the best zingers every week.

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 08: Actress/producer Mindy Kaling speaks onstage during Producers Guild Of America's 11th Annual Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. Studios on June 8, 2019 in Burbank, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)


Mindy Kaling accuses TV academy of ‘humiliating’ discrimination during her time on ‘The Office’

“This was like ten years ago. Maybe it wouldn’t happen now. But it happened to me.”

Diahann Carroll was remembered by her TV son after the actress’s death last week.

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A bittersweet story behind the scenes on ‘Julia’

“Diahann Carroll Was the Only Mother I Knew” was written in The New York Times by Marc Copage, who played her son on the groundbreaking sitcom

This promotional photo, released in 2006 by NBC Universal, shows actors John Krasinski as Jim, and Jenna Fischer as Pam in the NBC comedy series


The original script for Jim and Pam’s ‘Office’ wedding had a strange subplot

“The entire staff and actors were yelling at me: ‘Don’t ruin Jim and Pam’s wedding with a horse!’”


Post Malone dines out in Boston, greeting fans in the Seaport Tuesday night

The chart-topping rapper greeted fans and restaurant staff at Strega.

Mia Kirshner stars as Bethany Slade in Lifetime's feature The College Admissions Scandal, premiering Saturday, October 12 at 8pm ET/PT.

That was fast: ‘College Admissions Scandal’ movie to air on Lifetime on Saturday

Even by Lifetime’s standards, ‘‘The College Admissions Scandal’’ came together fast. The network began working on the film just weeks after the scandal broke in March.

In the final episode of CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” two of the main characters win the Nobel prize in physics.

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out at Nobel Prize announcement

The announcement of the winners of this year’s Nobel in physics began with a nod to an unlikely cultural reference: the opening lyrics to the show’s theme song.


Watch: This Worcester singer had ‘The Voice’ judges on their feet

Twenty-nine year old Ricky Duran had the judges cheering Monday night during his performance of “River.”

Ellen DeGeneres walked on the field during warmups before the Green Bay Packers took on the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday.


‘I’m friends with George Bush’: Ellen DeGeneres defends sitting with Bush at Cowboys game

Ellen DeGeneres defended sitting next to former president George W. Bush at the Packers-Cowboys game on Sunday — and turned it into a teachable moment for the rest of America.

MASTERCHEF: L-R: Contestants Subha and Nick in the “10th Season Pool Party!” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, June 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Greg Gayne/ FOX


‘MasterChef’ auditions to be held in Boston Oct. 19

If all goes well, you could find yourself on the Fox cooking competition show, enraging celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and vying for $250,000.

Nat Faxon, pictured in 2013.

Nat Faxon scores role in HBO Max pilot ‘Delilah’

The Boston-bred Oscar winner (for co-writing “The Descendants”) has a main role in the comedy series about a young woman reconnecting with her maybe-birth father.

Gary Gulman discusses mental illness and basketball in his new HBO special “The Great Depresh.”

Peabody-bred comedian Gary Gulman discusses his recent HBO special, ‘Joker’ cameo

Gary Gulman spoke by phone about “The Great Depresh,” getting help, and his surprising cameo in “Joker,” now in theaters.