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‘The President Show’ aims to make late night great again

Comedy Central premieres a late-night talk show starring Chelsea native Anthony Atamanuik as the Donald.

Fox News facing racial bias claims from current, former employees

It’s the latest issue to face the news network, which has seen the ouster of Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes within the past year.

Bill O’Reilly says ‘the truth will come out’ about his Fox News exit

O’Reilly, appearing on his podcast, also said he’s sad and surprised that he’s off TV.

End of the line for ‘This Is Life LIVE’

TLC’s four-night live TV event concludes on Wednesday.

Steve Schwartz, 74, longtime WGBH radio jazz host

Local jazz fans protested in 2012 when the station eliminated Mr. Schwartz’s Friday show.

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Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham from ‘Happy Days,’ dies at 56

The former child star played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms ‘‘Happy Days’’ and ‘‘Joanie Loves Chachi.’’

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‘The X-Files’ is coming back

The truth is out there.

Aaron Hernandez in court in Fall River in 2013.

TV critic’s corner

Aaron Hernandez docuseries is in the works

Plus four other takeaways from the week in TV.

Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc in “The Founder.”

Ty Burr

10 movies worth your digital-streaming time

It is time once again to address the howling black hole of chaos that is your On Demand movie menu.

Taylor Schilling (left) and Laura Prepon in “Orange Is the New Black.”


To binge or not to binge? It depends.

Some shows are meant to be savored, and sometimes we just need to know what happens next.

Brie Larson in “Free Fire.”

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Funny women, big guns, and divine art

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

Stephen Colbert bids a ‘fond’ farewell to Bill O’Reilly

Stephen Colbert seems to be among those who are “upset” about the end of Bill O’Reilly’s tenure at Fox News.

Mindy Kaling in the ad.

TV Critic’s Corner

In new ad, it’s unclear what Mindy Kaling is selling. And it just might work

In the ad, the actress encourages viewers to Google the phrase “that place where Coke tastes so good.”

Bill O’Reilly of the Fox News Channel program “The O’Reilly Factor.”


The O’Reilly factor that mattered? Hypocrisy.

Bill O’Reilly has been relieved of his duties at Fox News because no one wants to buy a product that smells of swindle — a product that says you, the buyer, have been fleeced.

Tucker Carlson, host of

Tucker Carlson to fill Bill O’Reilly’s slot

Fox News Channel says ‘‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’’ will begin airing an hour earlier to fill the time slot vacated by Bill O’Reilly.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Advertisements for Fox News personalities, including Bill O'Reilly, stand in the windows outside of the News Corp. and Fox News headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, April 19, 2017 in New York City. Fox News television personality Bill O'Reilly's future at the network is uncertain following numerous claims of sexual harassment and subsequent legal settlements. (Photo by )

Read the internal memo on Bill O’Reilly sent to Fox News employees

“We’d like to address questions about Bill O’Reilly’s future at Fox News,” a memo from the Murdochs said.

Elizabeth Warren tells Jimmy Fallon to ignore Trump’s tweets

‘‘We got to keep a focus not on what says, what he tweets,” she said. “We got to keep the focus on what he actually does.’’

Alec Baldwin

TV Critic’s Corner

More work for Alec Baldwin

Turner Classic Movies has hired the actor to take over the hosting duties of its weekly movie showcase, “The Essentials.”

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, host Bill O'Reilly of

Viewership of ‘O’Reilly Factor’ drops without Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly is on a vacation at the same time Fox is looking into a woman’s accusation against him.

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Critic’s Notebook | Ty Burr

Is ‘S-Town’ art or exploitation? It’s complicated.

This remarkable podcast defies description or explanation, but it’s engaging in ways that you won’t expect.

Michael Stuhlbarg (left) and Ewan McGregor are in the cast for season 3 of “Fargo,” which premieres Wednesday.


In new season, ‘Fargo’ looks as great as ever

After watching the premiere of the third season of “Fargo,” which airs on FX Wednesday night, I sense that I just may need to return the show to the top of my best-TV list.

Becky Ann Baker as Hannah’s mother, Loreen, on “Girls.”

TV Critic’s Corner

On ‘Girls,’ Baker brought wisdom and laughs

Becky Ann Baker, who played Loreen, Hannah’s mother, was a great source of dark humor for the show’s viewers.

Netflix on the verge of hitting 100 million subscribers

Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago.

Lena Dunham in “Girls.” Photo: Mark Schafer

In a pitch perfect ‘Girls’ finale, Hannah emerges as a woman

The final episode spoke to some of the deepest themes of the six-season HBO series.

“Humongous Moves’’

TV Critic’s Corner

Reality TV: the name game

Wonderfully awful titles from reality TV shows.

Christopher Morahan, 87, producer and director of ‘The Jewel in the Crown’

Mr. Morahan was well known as a producer and director for stage and television.

Louis-Dreyfus dives into what is funny about embarrassment, and doesn’t resolve into likability — a quality that women, in particular, were often expected to have on TV.


Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus TV’s best-ever comic actress?

A genius at making shallowness and awkwardness into comic goldmines, Louis-Dreyfus knows how to transform the trivial into the revelatory.

‘Big Little Lies,’ the sequel?

There’s talk of a second season. Plus four other takeaways from the week in TV.

Louis C.K.


Did ‘SNL’ steal Tig Notaro’s sketch for Louis C.K. sketch?

Comedian Tig Notaro has spoken out about a short film that Louis C.K. appeared last weekend on “Saturday Night Live” that closely mirrors a film she made called “Clown Service.”

Anne Hathaway in “Colossal.”


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Zeke Smith (second from right) with “Survivor” contestants (from left) Jeff Varner, Sarah Lacina, and Debbie Wanner during the show’s weekly tribal council gathering.

Matthew Gilbert

Outing of a trans ‘Survivor’ contestant generates heat — and light

Coming out as gay and coming out as trans are extremely different issues — a fact that many viewers may not have understood bef’ore the episode.

Contestants, from left, Jeff Varner, Sarah Lacina, Zeke Smith, and Debbie Wanner at the Tribal Council portion of the competition series

‘Survivor’ contestant outs fellow competitor as transgender

One man made accusations of ‘‘a deception’’ before revealing that another is transgender on the episode.

TV Critic’s Corner

Here are some TV shows at risk of being canceled

The networks will reveal their fall schedules next month. Meanwhile, we speculate.

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Dorothy Mengering, 95, beloved late-night mom

Ms. Mengering’s homespun sincerity proved to be a foil for the urban acerbity of her son, David Letterman.

Charlie Murphy (left) with his brother Eddie in 2012.

Remembering Charlie Murphy’s ‘Chappelle’s Show’ sketches

The comedian, who died Wednesday, famously appeared on Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Central show.

Charlie Murphy was perhaps best-known for his appearances on ‘‘Chappelle’s Show’’ on Comedy Central.

Comedian Charlie Murphy dies at 57

Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died.

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2007, file photo, David Letterman, right, the host of

David Letterman’s mom, who became unlikely star, dies at 95

Ms. Mengering became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s, baking mystery pies and covering the Olympics for her son’s Late Show on CBS.

Bill O’Reilly goes on vacation amid sponsor backlash

Bill O’Reilly is taking a vacation from his Fox News Channel show amid sponsor defections triggered by sexual harassment allegations.

Gloucester fisherman Joe Orlando, photographed at dawn aboard his boat the Santo Pio in “Sacred Cod.”

Television Review

Troubled waters, heartfelt stories in ‘Sacred Cod’

The Discovery documentary adds a human dimension to the debate over cod fishing off the Gloucester coast.

Freida Pinto (left) and Babou Ceesay star in “Guerrilla”

Television Review

Race, radicalism make for gripping drama in Ridley’s ‘Guerrilla’

The Showtime miniseries offers further evidence that John Ridley is on his way to TV greatness.

Dascha Polanco as Daya in “Orange Is the New Black.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Orange Is the New Black’ announces its new season with a bang

Season five — which will play out over the course of only three days at Litchfield penitentiary — is going to pick up exactly where last season left off.

Hasan Minhaj.

‘Daily Show’ regular Hasan Minhaj will headline the White House correspondents’ dinner

The job of entertaining the WHCD crowd, already considered a tough one (members of the media and pols have notoriously thin skins), is even more fraught this year.

Katy Perry.


Katy Perry laughs off rumors that she’s dating Ryan Phillippe

After Phillippe tweeted that he’s not dating Perry, she had a pretty funny comeback.

Joey McIntyre and his family are the focus of “The Return of the Mac.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Joey Mac is back, in a charming sitcom

“The Return of the Mac” is a new series about the New Kid’s desperate need to be legit.

Rachel Brosnahan stars in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

TV Critic’s Corner

You better chill, ‘Gilmore’ fans

“Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is going to be busy with her new Amazon project, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Bill O'Reilly in 2016.

Fox investigating sexual harassment claim against Bill O’Reilly

Amid allegations of sexual harassment by Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly, the network’s parent company has launched an investigation.