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Bill Maher to Elizabeth Warren: ‘They don’t like you, Pocahontas’

In a sit-down where the two discussed the past and future of liberalism, the joke using President Trump’s derogatory nickname for Warren did not go over well.

Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of ‘Orange Is The New Black’

New episodes of ‘‘Orange’’ are scheduled for official release on June 9.

Yes, the Internet has a ‘best-of’ award. No, most people probably haven’t heard of it.

The Webby Awards have a history of highlighting those forces that help shape, contain, and define the defiant blob of Internet culture.

Where to catch (or completely avoid) the White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner

There’s the actual dinner — minus the president — and the anti-dinner, hosted by Samantha Bee.

D’oh! ‘Simpsons’ needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

‘‘The Simpsons’’ is taking on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days.

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HBO’s “Animals” offers an intimate view of the lives of various critters and vermin in New York City.

TV Critic’s Corner

HBO’s ‘Animals’ is a strange creature indeed

In “Animals,” critters bicker, cuss, overtalk, overreact, waddle things back, and otherwise just try to do what it takes to get through another day in the city uneaten.

Anthony Atamanuik is host of “The President Show” on Comedy Central.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘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.

The lawsuits come after last week’s ouster of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

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.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Bill O'Reilly, host of FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, waits for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama during an event about Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative in the East Room at the White House February 27, 2014 in Washington, DC. As part of his 'Year of Action,' Obama announced a $200 million commitment from nine foundations to bolster the education and employment of young men and boys of color. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.

“This Is Life LIVE” cohost DeVon Franklin.

TV Critic’s Corner

End of the line for ‘This Is Life LIVE’

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

Mr. Schwartz, who hosted “Jazz from Studio Four” on WGBH radio, had many fans.


Steve Schwartz, 74, longtime WGBH radio jazz host

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

Erin Moran played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms ‘‘Happy Days’’ and ‘‘Joanie Loves Chachi.’’

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.’’

Olivia de Havilland (left) with Jimmy Stewart and Bette Davis in Hollywood in 1940.

TV Critic’s Corner

A perfect response from Olivia de Havilland

With a distinct lack of juiciness and maybe just a bit of a burn, the screen legend replied to the Hollywood Reporter’s questions about FX’s “Feud.”

This photo provided by FOX shows, David Duchovny, left, as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully in an episode of

‘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.

Moment has arrived for Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’

The timing is fortuitous for the TV adaptation of the author’s fantasy novel — what he calls “a big, mad drama about America.”

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

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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.

for tycolumn sun april 16 -- undated photo of John B. McLemore who was featured in S-Town of a podcast from the makers of “Serial” and “This American Life.” (Tyler Goodson)

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.

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

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.