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The wonderful foresight of ‘Oz’

The creators and cast of the pioneering HBO drama look back 20 years later.

Here are the top Netflix shows for ‘binge racing’

“Binge racing” is defined as plowing through a series’ entire season in less than 24 hours after its release.

For Fallon, political pressure of a different sort

The “Tonight Show” host addresses whether his rivals’ success will cause him to change his approach.

Rivers and Rhimes among this year’s Hall of Fame inductees

The Television Academy’s inductees also include the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players.

Harvey Weinstein’s brother says he’s in a ‘waking nightmare’

‘‘I’m mortified and disgusted by my brother’s actions. And I am sick for the victims,” Bob Weinstein said.

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Mark Twain, circa 1884.

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On WGBH World: Mark Twain, cub reporter

A documentary about his trip to the Holy Land as a young journalist is being broadcast Monday night.

Jen Kirkman at the ELLE Women in Comedy Event in Los Angeles in 2016.

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Kirkman in ABC project ‘Mighty Quinn’

Local native Jen Kirkman is coming to the scripted TV comedy world. ABC has just put her project, “The Mighty Quinn,” into development.

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Amazon Studios chief on leave following harassment claims

Studio executive Roy Price is on a leave of absence effective immediately, Amazon said in a statement.

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Andy Cohen to replace Kathy Griffin on CNN on New Year’s Eve

CNN says Anderson Cooper will co-host its New Year’s Eve celebration teamed with Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”

Jessie Usher and Meagan Tandy in “Survivor’s Remorse.”

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Mike O’Malley’s ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ canceled

Despite consistently excellent writing, the Starz series never became the hit it deserved to be.

Bob Schiller, veteran ‘I Love Lucy’ writer, dies at 98

Bob Schiller was a comedy writer whose credits reach back to TV’s infancy.

FILE - This Wednesday, May 10, 2017, file photo, shows the NBC logo at their television studios at Rockefeller Center in New York. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, President Donald Trump threatened NBC’s broadcast licenses because he’s not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say it’s not likely his threats would lead to any action against the company. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NBC News president defends losing Weinstein story

‘‘The stunning story. . . was not the story that we were looking at when we made our judgment several months ago,’’ Noah Oppenheim said.

Dorchester product Sam Jay has a half-hour special airing on Comedy Central this weekend.

New ‘SNL’ writer Sam Jay thrives on a challenge

The comic, who rose quickly in the Boston scene, also has a half-hour “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents . . .” special that debuts Saturday morning at 12:30.

Dan Stevens and Hugh Bonneville in “Downton Abbey.”

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A visit to ‘Downton’ — in New York

On Nov. 18, “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” opens in New York at a place called NBCUniversal International Studios on West 57th Street.

John Bradley in “American Satan.”

Actor goes from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘American Satan’

John Bradley, who plays good-hearted Samwell Tarly on “Thrones,” has a key role in the new supernatural thriller.

Late-night TV hosts offer jokes and disgust about Harvey Weinstein’s ‘monstrous behavior’

By Monday night, comedians had plenty of Weinstein jokes, observations, and general disgust.

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“Castle Rock” costars (from left) Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, and Sissy Spacek took part in a panel discussion at New York Comic Con over the weekend.

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A few things about ‘Castle Rock’

The psychological-horror series based on Stephen King’s fiction is due on Hulu next year.

Elizabeth Gillies (left) and Nathalie Kelley in “Dynasty.”

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‘Dynasty’ shows its age in CW reboot

The Carringtons and the Colbys are up to their old tricks beginning Wednesday night at 9.

Reese Witherspoon has signed on to the adaptation of Brian Stelter’s “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.”

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More TV about TV

Looks like books on the television industry by Bill Carter and Brian Stelter are being adapted for TV.

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US film producer Harvey Weinstein posing during a photocall as he arrives to attend the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, at the Cap-Eden-Roc hotel in Antibes, near Cannes, southeastern France, on May 23, 2017. The Weinstein Company has launched an internal probe over sexual harassment claims against co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, confirming he has taken an

‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks everyone — but Harvey Weinstein

Many accused the show of having a double standard when it came to criticizing those who had been accused of sexual assault.

Bruno Mars plays TD Garden Saturday and Sunday.

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The Weekender: Paranoid androids, jazz heavies, and some decent costume ideas

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

‘It’s gross’: Harvey Weinstein’s adviser criticizes his behavior toward women

The acknowledgment by the lawyer, Lisa Bloom, came during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America.”

Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, pictured in “Howard’s End.”

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Amazon adapting ‘King Lear’ for TV with an all-star cast

Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson will star in the contemporary adaptation.

Rob Delaney in “Catastrophe.”

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Too much TV? There can never be enough.

Don’t say “Peak TV” like it’s a bad thing. We can handle more choices.

Watching Netflix’ ‘Stranger Things’ likely to cost you more

Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent — a move aimed at bringing in more money to outbid HBO, Amazon and other rivals for addictive shows such as “Stranger Things.”

Salman Rushdie in 2015.

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Salman Rushdie responds to Larry David’s ‘Fatwa!’

The author of “The Satanic Verses” says making jokes about the period of his life when he was under a death threat “is kind of cool.”

Jimmy Kimmel (pictured at the Oscars in February) spoke tearfully and angrily in his “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” opening monologue Monday night about the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Why do comedians talk about gun control? Because our leaders won’t

Late-night hosts are speaking truth to power, while dismissing the notion that it’s “too soon” to discuss how to prevent future massacres.

Stanley Townsend (left) and Richard Coyle in “The Collection.”

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PBS’s ‘The Collection’ is dressed for excess

Set in the fashion capital of 1947 Paris, the “Masterpiece” series is hobbled by too many subplots.

Connie Britton (pictured on “Nashville”) has several projects in the works.

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Catching up with some ‘Friday Night Lights’ stars

Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons, Michael B. Jordan, and Taylor Kitsch all have projects in the works.

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‘Megyn Kelly Today’ ratings not all sunshine for NBC’s new morning host

The former Fox News host’s show, at 9 a.m. on NBC, have been weak early.

After slaughter in his hometown, Kimmel slams ‘so-called leaders’ on gun control

Jimmy Kimmel slammed GOP congressional leaders, saying “they should be praying to God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country.”

Miles Brown and Marsai Martin in “Black-ish.”

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‘Black-ish’ returns with a song

ABC is moving the two-time Emmy nominee for best comedy to Tuesday nights at 9 beginning this week, with an homage to the Broadway sensation “Hamilton.”

Shonda Rhimes

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The Shondaland empire is expanding to the Web

Rhimes’s lifestyle site is geared toward women.

Crime scene tape surrounds the Mandalay Hotel (background with shooters window damage top right) after a gunman killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017. Police said the gunman, a 64-year-old local resident named as Stephen Paddock, had been killed after a SWAT team responded to reports of multiple gunfire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, a hotel-casino next to the concert venue. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

CBS fires lawyer for comments on Las Vegas shooting

The lawyer said she wasn’t sympathetic about Las Vegas because “country music fans often are Republican gun-toters.”

Taylor Kitsch in New York early last month.

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Kitsch to play Koresh in ‘Waco’ series

A six-part series called “Waco,” based on the standoff and raid at the Branch Davidian compound in 1993, will debut on the new Paramount Network.

Mr. Hall remained involved in “Let’s Make a Deal” to the end, as an owner of the show and an occasional guest.

Monty Hall, cocreator and host of ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ dies at 96

Mr. Hall helped make the game show a pop-culture phenomenon.

A fuel tanker prepared to leave a terminal in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, on Friday.

Maria television reporting raises echoes of Katrina coverage

As the days pass since Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, television reports increasingly echo those after Katrina a dozen years ago in sounding the alarm for a desperate population.

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Larry David will never change, even if the world has

The character of American culture in 2017, six extremely eventful years after the last season of “Curb” in 2011, is altogether different.

An animated Halloween special will be based on a Tom Hanks “SNL” character.

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Halloween special will feature an animated David S. Pumpkins

The Tom Hanks character from last season’s “Saturday Night Live” skit returns in a half-hour cartoon.

Antiwar demonstrators approach MPs blocking the Pentagon in 1967 in a scene from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War.”

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‘The Vietnam War’ is Ken Burns’s most ambitious — and darkest — series yet

Burns and Lynn Novick’s 18-hour PBS documentary is a sweeping account of the war — from the battlefield to the homefront — filled with remarkable moments.

Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs in “Battle of the Sexes.”

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The Weekender: Stone on the court, Cruise in the air, and a house on a stage

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

Adult Swim is bringing its “On the Green Tour” to Waltham’s Gore Place.

Adult Swim lures fans off their couches to commune under the stars

In Waltham, fans will get a sneak peek at the new season from a seat on the lawn.

Heidi Gardner is one of the new cast members on “Saturday Night Live.”

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Check out the new cast members on ‘SNL’

They’re coming onboard after the show’s most successful season in 23 years.

Bill O’Reilly returns to Fox News — as Sean Hannity’s guest

It felt like a flashback on Fox News Channel Tuesday, with Bill O’Reilly looking into the camera and declaring “the spin stops here.”

Jimmy Kimmel thanks viewers for standing with him in health bill fight

“I haven’t been this happy about something being dead since [Osama] bin Laden,” Kimmel said.