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Sam Lloyd, ‘Scrubs’ actor, dies at 56

Mr. Lloyd was a longtime television and film actor who appeared in the television shows “Scrubs” and “Desperate Housewives.”

Ramadan TV series about Gulf Jews ignites controversy

A television series aired by a Saudi broadcaster during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has sparked controversy by offering a positive depiction of a Jewish community in the Gulf at the time of Israel’s creation.

Chris Matthews retires from MSNBC, cites comments to women

Veteran MSNBC host Chris Matthews said he’s retiring from his show “Hardball,” citing his inappropriate comments about women.

Fred Silverman, TV executive at 3 major networks, dies at 82

Fred Silverman, the only TV executive who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and who brought “All in the Family,” “Roots,” “Hawaii Five-O” and other hit series and miniseries to television during his more than three-decade career, died Thursday. He was 82.

Pompeo criticizes journalist who accused him of shouting at her; NPR defends its reporter

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine.

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

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William H. Macy, left, and Sophia Macy in 2014. The elder daughter of Felicity Huffman and Macy will appear in an episode of Jordan Peele's anthology series.

Felicity Huffman’s daughter moves on from college scandal to ‘Twilight Zone’

Sophia Macy is entering “The Twilight Zone.” The elder daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy will appear in an episode of Jordan Peele’s anthology series.

Chris Elliott (left) and Eugene Levy star in “Schitt’s Creek.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Schitt’s Creek’ returns and it’s easy to catch up

It’s a collection of talented comics doing their “Green Acres” shtick and killing it.

One of Al Pacino’s previous forays into television was in the TV movie “Paterno.”

TV Critic’s Corner

New year will bring new experience for Al Pacino

“Hunters,” about a group of New York-based Nazi hunters who learn that hundreds of high-ranking Nazis are living in the US under assumed identities, will be the actor’s first foray into episodic TV.

Ben Sinclair and Amy Ryan in “High Maintenance.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Returning series to look for in the new year

Shows heading back our way during the next two months.

Atlanta, GA - 2/01/2019 - 98.5 sports hub radio host Michael Felger. Super Bowl LIII Media Row. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 02Super Bowl, LOID: 8.3.2998834641.

Sports Hub finishes first in battle between Boston’s two sports radio stations

WEEI (93.7) did receive an encouraging showing from its new morning drive program this fall.

In this decade, these shows deserved better

There are many obvious selections for TV’s best of the decade, not least of all “Breaking Bad.” But, as we look back over 10 years of great shows, let’s not forget the ones that slipped through the cracks, the ones that haven’t quite gotten their due. To twist what Glenn Close said in “Fatal Attraction,” they should not be ignored, man.

Photo Studio: Portrait of Adrienne Lawrence (Joe Faraoni/ ESPN Images)

ESPN reaches settlement with former employee who alleged sexual harrassment

The former on-air personality said she was subject to unwanted advances by male employees at the sports media giant.

Runner apologizes for slapping reporter’s rear on live TV

A Georgia man apologized on-camera for slapping a female reporter’s rear end on live TV after the video clip garnered outrage among millions who viewed it online and prompted police to investigate the case as a possible sexual battery.

Tom Brady, left, and Gisele Bundchen attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the

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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.”

CNN's Wolf Blitzer and presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway had a tense exchange Thursday when the anchor sought reaction to Conway’s husband's televised criticism of President Trump a day earlier.

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‘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.

WEEI's Christian Fauria speaks during the

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.

Atlanta, GA - 2/01/2019 - 98.5 sports hub radio host Michael Felger had his wife Fox 25 morning news anchor Sara Underwood as a guest on the afternoon show with co host Tony Massarotti. Super Bowl LIII Media Row. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 02Super Bowl, LOID: 8.3.2998834641.

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.

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

TV Critic’s Corner

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

TV Critic’s Corner

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)

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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.”

TV Critic’s Corner

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.

TV Critic’s Corner

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

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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+.

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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.”

TV Critic’s Corner

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.”

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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.

TV Critic’s Corner

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.”

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‘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.