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I hear America zinging at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Michelle Wolf takes on the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines debuts cookbook, talks post-show plans

Even though her show has come to an end, the home design guru is still going strong.

The Weekender: ‘Avengers’ heroes, fierce queens, and They Might Be Giants

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

Michael Che, Colin Jost of ‘SNL’ to host Emmy Awards

Che and Jost anchor the ‘‘Weekend Update’’ segment of ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ and are head writers on the long-running sketch show.

Verse case scenarios with ‘Poetry in America’

Presented by WGBH-TV, “Poetry in America” reads between the lines.

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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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Then-president-elect Donald Trump and rapper Kanye West posed for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York in December 2016.

Kanye West went on a tweetstorm about Trump — and Trump responded

After tweeting praise for “my brother” Donald Trump, West posted that his wife — Kim Kardashian West — asked him to clarify that he doesn’t “agree with everything Trump does.”

A scene from “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” on VH1.

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Walking in their heels — ‘Drag Race’ to ‘Untucked’

There are no illusions on “Untucked,” a companion series to “RuPaul’s Drag Race” that captures the idle time backstage between evaluations on the main runway.

Callie Crossley is host of “Basic Black,” the WGBH show marking its 50th year on the air.


WGBH’s ‘Basic Black’ celebrates a big anniversary

The program, which started as “Say Brother,” has turned 50.


Chris Evans and brother Scott quizzed by Seth Meyers on ‘Late Night’

The two appeared together on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and played a game Meyers calls “How Well Do You Know Your Brother?”

DeRay Davis is host of “Hip Hop Squares.”

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Squaring off while playing games on ‘Hip Hop Squares’

VH1 airs two episodes of the Ice-Cube co-produced revival Wednesday starting at 10 p.m.

Simon Schama (seen in India) is one of three principal contributors to “Civlizations.”

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Two shows on PBS go back to where it all began

Wouldn’t it be nice to watch something about the rise of humanity? The kind not assisted by extraterrestrials?

John Oliver wants to educate Trump — so he bought ads on Sean Hannity’s show

The Catheter Cowboy’s previous ads sought to inform the president of facts such as ‘‘Frederick Douglass is dead,’’ and ‘‘other people exist.’’

Amanda Abbington and Michael C. Hall in the Netflix series “Safe.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Michael C. Hall returns, with an accent

In the new Netflix thriller “Safe,” he’s a British dad whose oldest child goes missing.

Barbara Bush in Gulf Stream, Fla., in 1988.

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Recalling when Barbara Bush and Marge Simpson became pen pals

After apologizing for calling “The Simpsons” “the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen,” the then-first lady added, “Clearly you are setting a good example for the . . . country.”

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From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ the 10 best TV drama performances over 10 years

Critic Matthew Gilbert submits his choices from an embarrassment of riches.

Elisabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

How Elisabeth Moss and company plan to carry ‘Handmaid’ forward

The actress says her character will become increasingly defiant, and increasingly at risk, as the series resumes for season two.

Tig Notaro (pictured in Beverly Hills in January) headlines the Women in Comedy Festival show at the Chevalier in Medford Saturday.

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The Weekender: Women in comedy, ‘Top Girls,’ and really long guitar solos

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

A scene from the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu.

Television Review

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ remains dark and bold

“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t easing up to attract more viewers. And you won’t easily shake the opening sequence of the second-season premiere, on Wednesday, especially if you’re a Red Sox fan.

Jeffrey Wright in

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Here’s where the last season of ‘Westworld’ left us

The HBO hit’s second season kicked off tonight.

Elisabeth Moss (left) and Alexis Bledel in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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The Globe goes to a dark place in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Season two, premiering next week, depicts an empty newsroom (not the actual one on Morrissey Boulevard) and a repurposed Fenway Park.

Mr. Anderson was found dead Monday in his Asheville, N.C., home.

‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead

Anderson was best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room.

Kyle Chandler will take over George Clooney’s original role.

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Kyle Chandler joins George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’

The “Friday Night Lights” star is taking the role director-executive producer Clooney originally intended for himself.

James Comey’s interview on ABC drew 9.8 million viewers.

TV Critic’s Corner

Stormy v. Comey: Who won the biggest ratings?

The numbers are in for the former FBI director’s interview on ABC.

US Senator John McCain of Arizona is the focus of a “Frontline” documentary Tuesday.

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‘Frontline’ keeps focus on the GOP with ‘McCain’

The documentary looks at the GOP’s evolution across John McCain’s political lifetime.

Johnny Damon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tonya Harding among new all-athlete ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Figure skaters Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon will also compete when telecasts begin April 30

Joaquin Phoenix in “You Were Never Really Here.”

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The Weekender: A marathon pre-Marathon weekend

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

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer in “Broad City.”

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‘Broad City’ will go out on top — next year

The fifth season of the show, due in early 2019, will be its last.

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On ‘Fox & Friends,’ influence comes with President Trump’s ear

Fox News Channel’s peppy day-opener seems much like it has for 20 years. The difference now is that one of its regular viewers is the most powerful person in the world.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to be married on Saturday, May 19.

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You’ll have a lot of options for watching the royal wedding on TV

Are you bracing yourselves? Because you’re about to be royal-wedding-ed over the head in a big way.

Meghan Markle, pictured during a March visit to Belfast.

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Who cares about the royals? But Meghan Markle . . .

In “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess,” celebrity biographer Andrew Morton argues that Markle could be a new kind of royal.

Toby Stephens, Mina Sundwall, Taylor Russell, Max Jenkins, and Molly Parker in “Lost in Space.”

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‘Lost in Space,’ we have a problem

The Netflix reboot looks like a blockbuster space movie, but all that action is painfully repetitive and tedious.

TV host resigns after threatening school shooting survivor

A conservative commentator who sent a tweet saying he would use “a hot poker” to sexually assault an outspoken 17-year-old survivor of the Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station and been taken off the radio after several advertisers withdrew from his shows.

John Goodman and Roseanne Barr in the original “Roseanne.”

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And now, even more ‘Roseanne’!

The Paramount Network is adding old episodes of the sitcom to its lineup.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in a scene from the previous season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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A bit of the battle plan revealed for final season of ‘Thrones’

Thanks to an Instagram post we do know something: There will be a really, really big battle scene that took 55 days to shoot.

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Actor T.J. Miller charged with making bomb report on train

Actor T.J. Miller has been charged with calling 911 to falsely claim that a woman on the same train as him had a bomb in her luggage.

The entrance of Bill Cosby was delayed when a topless protester jumped a barrier and ran toward him.

Prosecutor: Bill Cosby paid accuser nearly $3.4m

District Attorney Kevin Steele described the 2006 civil settlement during his opening statement.

Rio Mangini, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, and Quinn Liebling in Netflix’s “Everything Sucks!”

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‘Everything Sucks!’ deserves to be rescued

The Netflix coming-of-age series, which premiered Feb. 16, has been canceled already, but there is a rescue campaign afoot on social media.

John Oliver says ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ mislead women

Oliver said the clinics, which are run by antiabortion groups, regularly provide inaccurate health information.

Bill Maher, host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO.

TV Critic’s Corner

More clashing TV hosts: Maher vs. Rivera

On his “Real Time” show Friday night, Bill Maher had a combative interview with Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham during an October appearance..

Laura Ingraham’s break served as a cooling-off period

The Fox News host, criticized for a tweet attacking a Parkland, Fla., survivor, is expected to return to her show Monday.

Lorena Bobbitt arriving at court in 1994.

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Jordan Peele bringing Lorena Bobbitt documentary to Amazon

The four-part series will revisit the case in light of our growing understanding of sexual assault and domestic abuse in the past quarter-century.


From the pages of these literary classics, TV for our times

An excellent new adaptation of “Howards End” feels surprisingly relevant. Here are some other classics that might resonate right now.

Andre the Giant (left) grappling with opponent Randy Savage during a wrestling match.

‘Andre the Giant’ documentarian takes on a larger-than-life figure

Newton native Jason Hehir, who directed the HBO film, says he wanted to tell the “story of a guy living in a world that was not made for him.”

Jason Clarke portrays Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara is Mary Jo Kopechne in “Chappaquiddick.”

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The Weekender: Kennedys, Wallendas, and Nervous Eaters

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

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in the new version of “Roseanne.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Roseanne’ continues to draw big ratings

Viewership dipped a bit in week two, but the sitcom’s numbers were still strong.

Matthew MacFadyen and Hayley Atwell in “Howards End.”

Television Review

A welcome return to ‘Howards End’

Like the the 1992 Merchant-Ivory film, the Starz miniseries adaptation is extraordinary.