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Mike Pompeo’s NPR Interview Left a Lot to Be Considered, Seth Meyers Says
Arts, Today

Meyers advised Pompeo to “maybe don’t go on a show called ‘All Things Considered’” if he didn’t want to be asked questions about “all things.”

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ and ‘Night on Earth’
Arts, Today

A horror blockbuster is available to stream on HBO platforms. And a new Netflix nature series captures the outdoors at night.

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Was Letterman Really Such a Bad Oscar Host? He Still Thinks So
Movies, Yesterday

In an interview, he describes it as “the greatest professional embarrassment I’ve ever endured.” But we’d argue he was actually one of the better hosts the ceremony has seen.

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‘The Good Place’ Finale Finds the Meaning of Life: ‘Yep, Nailed It’
Arts, Yesterday

Just kidding. The creator of the acclaimed sitcom, Michael Schur, discusses political parallels, silly tortures and what the show had to say about “the impossibility of being alive.”

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When Bantering With the Crowd Is the Whole Point
Arts, Yesterday

Moshe Kasher, Andrew Schulz, Judah Friedlander and other stand-ups are trying to elevate an aspect of live comedy often overlooked on specials.

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‘National Lampoon: Lemmings’ Reboot Coming to New York
Arts, Yesterday

“Lemmings: 21st Century,” a satire on modern festival culture, will have a two-night engagement in March.

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Late Night Links John Bolton’s Moral Courage and His Projected Book Sales
Arts, Yesterday

James Corden said Bolton, the former national security adviser, proves that Republicans can go against their party “as long as it’s perfectly timed with the release of a book.”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Miracle Workers: Dark Ages’ and ‘Afterward’
Arts, Yesterday

The new installation of a comedy series is on TBS. And an Israeli documentary is available to rent.

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Trump Impeachment: A Dramatic Day, Everywhere but at the Podium
Arts, January 27

The president’s picked-for-television defense team avoids a ratings “Death Valley,” then gets hit by a Bolton from the blue.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Luce’ and ‘The Notebook’
Arts, January 27

The psychological thriller starring Octavia Spencer arrives on Hulu. And Nick Cassavetes’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation airs on Freeform.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Spoofs Trump’s Impeachment Trial
Arts, January 26

The host Adam Driver also played his “Star Wars” character, Kylo Ren, in another sendup of “Undercover Boss.”

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ and the Grammys
Arts, January 26

The first season of “Generation Q” comes to a close on Showtime, and the 62nd Grammy Awards air on CBS.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘The Cave’ and a New ‘Sabrina’ Season
Arts, January 25

A Syrian documentary is on National Geographic. And “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” returns to Netflix.

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Trump Impeachment: Making a Case Against a President, and Against Tuning Out
Arts, January 24

The Democratic impeachment case used passion and video clips to substitute for witnesses and fight apathy.

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David Corenswet, a Breakout Star in ‘The Politician,’ Takes Flight
Style, January 24

The young actor also has a lead role in Ryan Murphy’s next Netflix feature, “Hollywood.”

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Pauly Shore: Eyewitness to Comedy History
Arts, January 24

While the club owner Mitzi Shore fostered stand-ups and feuded with them, her son was soaking in everything he could from Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and others.

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Stephen Colbert Creates an Activity Book for Bored Senators
Arts, January 24

Colbert said his book, “101 Fun Things to Do in the Senate Other Than Pay Attention to Impeachment,” would help distract lawmakers during the long sessions.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Shrill’ and ‘October Faction’
Arts, January 24

The second season of “Shrill” debuts on Hulu. And a new Netflix series follows married monster hunters.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, January 23

A monkey, a meltdown or a trip to the farm. Ah, something for everyone on TV this weekend.

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Carol Serling, Rod’s Wife and Tender of ‘Twilight Zone’ Flame, Dies at 90
Arts, January 23

Rod Serling, who created “The Twilight Zone,” died in 1975. His wife — in publishing, academic and screen ventures — helped keep his spirit alive.

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The Boys Return to Their Comic Book Roots
Arts, January 23

A new story will reveal more about the characters before the Amazon Prime TV superhero series returns this year.

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Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS News Anchor, Is Dead at 85
Business, January 23

For 36 years, mostly teaming with Robert MacNeil, he offered an alternative to network evening news programs with in-depth reporting, interviews and news analysis.

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‘Star Trek: Picard’ Series Premiere Recap: Back From Retirement
Arts, January 23

Patrick Stewart returns in an energetic stand-alone series about the “Next Generation” hero Jean-Luc Picard. So much for the admiral’s quiet life at the chateau.

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‘Picard’ Is, Finally, ‘Star Trek: Peak TV’
Arts, January 23

The seventh live-action “Star Trek” series offers some fan service for franchise nostalgists, but Patrick Stewart is just about the only thing that hasn’t changed.

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Senators Aren’t Losing Sleep Over Trump’s Impeachment Trial, Noah Says
Arts, January 23

“You know you’ve been sleeping for a long time when an artist has time to sketch your portrait,” Trevor Noah said on Wednesday of napping senators.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘Station 19'
Arts, January 23

Patrick Stewart returns to “Star Trek” in a new streaming show. And a “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff begins its third season on ABC.

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Hollywood Women Push Directors Guild for Better Parental Benefits
Movies, January 22

Taking leave can result in lost coverage, as one female director discovered after giving birth. She’s enlisted Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler and others in her effort to get the rules revised.

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Hallmark TV Chief Leaves After Dispute Over Same-Sex Wedding Ad
Business, January 22

Bill Abbott’s departure was announced weeks after the network apologized for pulling a commercial that showed brides kissing.

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The Pythons Remember Terry Jones, a ‘Renaissance Comedian’
Arts, January 22

The surviving members of Monty Python paid tribute to another founder, Terry Jones, after his death Tuesday.

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Terry Jones, Monty Python Founder and Scholar, Is Dead at 77
Arts, January 22

In addition to being a charter member of the celebrated British sketch troupe, he was a director, a screenwriter and an authority on Chaucer.

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Jimmy Kimmel Differentiates Between Trump’s and Clinton’s Offenses
Arts, January 22

“Bill Clinton had sex with one person,” Kimmel said on Tuesday night. “Donald Trump screwed a whole country.”

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Trump Impeachment: A Quill-and-Ink Process Enters the Digital Age
Arts, January 21

The televised trial began with smartphone seizures, virtual video witnesses and media blitzes.

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Trump Trial Day 1: Roped-Off Reporters and TV Cameras Run by the Senate
Business, January 21

With the government in control of the production, “the emotion” of Tuesday’s session was missing, said Chris Wallace of Fox News.

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Aidy Bryant’s Week: Music and More Music, With a Side of Garbage
Arts, January 21

The comedian and star of “Shrill” shared what she watched, read and listened to last week.

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Late Night on Trump’s Defense: ‘Just in Case, Gas Up the Bronco’
Arts, January 21

Jimmy Kimmel noted that one of Trump’s lawyers has represented both O.J. Simpson and Jeffrey Epstein. “So he definitely has a type.”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ and ‘Vera’
Arts, January 21

The silly superheroes of “Legends” are back for a fifth season, and the British crime series “Vera” returns on BritBox.

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On ‘Prodigal Son,’ Michael Sheen’s Father Knows, and Kills, Best
Arts, January 20

How does the actor keep from bringing home all the weird energy of playing a serial killer dad? Well, who said he did?

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Tony Hall to Step Down as BBC Chief
Business, January 20

The director general’s decision comes amid questions over a gender pay gap and political bias.

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We Should Have Bought the DVDs
Opinion, January 20

It’s 2022. I don’t know if I’ll ever own a house, but I can own my favorite television shows in their entirety.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Honeyland’ and ‘Accept the Call’
Arts, January 20

A Sundance favorite comes to Hulu. And a new documentary is on PBS.

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Even C-SPAN Is Piqued: Senate Puts Limits on Trial Coverage
Business, January 19

The Senate will control the cameras during the impeachment trial, limiting what viewers see, and reporters will be confined to roped-off areas.

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What It Was Like to Witness The Times’s Democratic Endorsement
Reader Center, January 19

Filming this special episode of “The Weekly” required a strict set of rules — and a plan to keep a secret.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Avenue 5’ and ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’
Arts, January 19

It’s a night of premieres: A space tourism comedy debuts on HBO, a “9-1-1” spinoff comes to Fox, and a mystery series arrives on PBS.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ and ‘Little America’
Arts, January 18

A new nature series debuts on four cable networks, and Apple TV Plus highlights immigrant stories in “Little America.”

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Hank Azaria Will No Longer Voice Apu on ‘The Simpsons’
Arts, January 17

The voice actor is stepping away from a character who has been criticized as a racial stereotype, but it is unclear whether the convenience-store owner is being erased from the cartoon.

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HBO’s ‘Avenue 5,’ a Tale of a Fateful Trip (in Space)
Arts, January 17

Armando Iannucci’s new comedy, starring Hugh Laurie as the captain of an interplanetary cruise ship, is a long, long way from “Veep”

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Gillian Anderson Listens to Fleetwood Mac and Loves Toni Morrison
Arts, January 17

The London-based actress finds time for cultural enrichment between starring in “Sex Education” and “The Crown.”

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Kumail Nanjiani Thinks Immigrant Stories Can Still Be Hopeful
Arts, January 17

The comic and actor discusses “Little America,” his new anthology series on Apple TV Plus, and why “despite all the issues, I personally do feel optimistic about this country.”

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Late Night Settles in for More Impeachment-Related Entertainment
Arts, January 17

“This is historic,” said Stephen Colbert. “It’s the first time anyone has ever used the phrase ‘Trump knew exactly what was going on.’”

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Pain and Glory’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’
Arts, January 17

Stream the film that earned Antonio Banderas his first Oscar nomination, and catch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Yang on “Real Time.”

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Jessica Mendoza Speaks for the Mets. Or Is It for ESPN? It Depends.
Sports, January 16

When ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza said M.L.B. should have come down hard on players involved in the sign-stealing scheme, she was also criticizing the manager of the team she works for.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, January 16

This feels like a good time to watch “Justified.” Otherwise, check out a great new stand-up special or tween show.

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Peacock, NBC’s Streaming Service, Will Have a Free Option and ‘The Office’
Business, January 16

Comcast, a late convert to streaming, is distinguishing itself from Netflix and other competitors by embracing ads.

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Leslie Jones Is Ready to Rock the Boat, Hard
Arts, January 16

The star of a dynamite new special talks about why she left “S.N.L.,” why she quit performing at the same club as Louis C.K., and how the next “Ghostbusters” is a win for the trolls.

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‘Party of Five’ and ‘Little America’: Immigrant Stories That Get the Job Done
Arts, January 16

The new series explore the timeliness and timelessness of immigrant experiences.

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After ‘Please Like Me,’ Josh Thomas’s New Show Is All Fiction
Arts, January 16

“Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” is not based on the Australian comedian’s life, but his dark, droll humor remains.

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Can ‘Star Trek’ Chart a Way Forward?
Arts, January 16

With “Picard,” a spinoff following Patrick Stewart’s Starfleet officer, the franchise is trying to rediscover its place in a universe it effectively invented.

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‘The View’ Has a Meghan McCain Problem
Opinion, January 16

The daytime co-hosts’ heated bipartisan debates are played down as disagreement among friends. But the strain for “civility” is tiring.

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Colbert on Ukraine Evidence: ‘You Don’t Write the Crime Down, You Dummy’
Arts, January 16

Stephen Colbert reviewed the material handed over by a Rudy Giuliani associate: “It didn’t help that the next note was ‘Leave paper trail of impeachable offenses.’”

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7.3 Million Watched Democrats Debate in Iowa as First Votes Loom
Business, January 15

Ratings results from the debate in Iowa.

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David Attenborough Is Back, and He Brought the Walruses
Arts, January 15

“Seven Worlds, One Planet,” the latest nature documentary extravaganza from the BBC Natural History Unit, offers spectacular footage and a sense of déjà vu.

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We’re Living in a Subscriptions World. Here’s How to Navigate It.
Technology, January 15

Subscription services like Netflix and Google Drive are convenient, but we can lose control of our content and data. Here’s how to take it back.

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In Democratic Debate, the Candidates Mostly Kept the Gloves On
Arts, January 15

TV assumes that the biggest fights make the best debates. Tuesday’s outing on CNN suggested: What if they don’t?

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Nature Shows Are Hot Again
Business, January 15

Wildlife’s global, family appeal, when the environment is “the issue of the age,” gives Netflix and its rivals a rich supply of new content.

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Late Night Takes On the Warren-Sanders War of Words
Arts, January 15

“In his defense, back in 1919, Bernie Sanders was one of the first senators to support a woman’s right to vote,” Jimmy Kimmel joked.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: An Adventure Series and ‘68 Whiskey’
Arts, January 15

“Expedition With Steve Backshall” kicks off on PBS. And a war comedy-drama debuts on Paramount Network.

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Ken Jennings Wins ‘Greatest of All Time’ Title on ‘Jeopardy!’
Arts, January 14

Jennings survived a tough contest against James Holzhauer to win his third match and with it, the tournament.

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How to Navigate a Flood of Streaming TV Subscriptions
Smarter Living, January 14

We wanted à la carte television, and now we have it — and it costs more than cable. Here’s how to watch your favorite shows without overpaying for a dozen apps.

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‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ Review: Half-Siblings, Whole Family
Arts, January 14

The latest from Josh Thomas is a charming variation on the orphans-raising-one-another scenario.

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Awkwafina Returns to Queens, and Nora Lum
Arts, January 14

The actress, who recently won a Golden Globe for her turn in “The Farewell,” has had her share of firsts. Her semi-autobiographical TV show, soon to premiere on Comedy Central, is another one.

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The Sex Scene Evolves for the #MeToo Era
Magazine, January 14

Studios and theaters are hiring intimacy coordinators to keep actors safe. The twist: They’re also making the scenes sexier.

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Can You Score Against the ‘Jeopardy!’ Best?
Interactive, January 14

Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter have been mastering the board in the “Jeopardy!” greatest of all time tournament, which resumes on Tuesday. See if you can answer the clues that all three of them have missed.

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Mostly White, Male Hosts Slam Mostly White, Male Oscar Nominees
Arts, January 14

“Yeah, you know there is a problem when female directors got the same number of nominations as ‘Cats,’” said Jimmy Kimmel.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: Leslie Jones and the Democratic Debate
Arts, January 14

Leslie Jones looks back at her life in a new stand-up special, and the first Democratic presidential debate of the year airs on CNN.

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Priorities USA, Democratic Super PAC, Will Spend $150 Million on Anti-Trump Ads
U.S., January 14

The ads will begin appearing on television in Wisconsin next month, and in Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan in March.

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Nancy Lewis, the Pythons’ Ticket to America, Dies at 76
Arts, January 13

The British troupe wasn’t well known in the United States until she began promoting its records and pushing to get “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” on PBS.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘The New Pope’ and ‘On the Basis of Sex’
Arts, January 13

The “Young Pope” sequel series debuts on HBO. And Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s story comes to Showtime.

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‘The New Pope’ on HBO: Faith, Hope and Sponge Baths
Arts, January 12

In Paolo Sorrentino’s visually arresting, breezily provocative follow-up to “The Young Pope,” John Malkovich and Jude Law play dual pontiffs (one’s in a coma).

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘The Outsider’ and ‘Sanditon’
Arts, January 12

Two literary adaptations debut: Stephen King’s “The Outsider” gets a dark take on HBO, while Jane Austen’s “Sanditon” inspires a PBS “Masterpiece” series.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ and ‘Austin City Limits’
Arts, January 11

The latest movie in the “John Wick” saga airs on HBO, and the Raconteurs perform songs off their new album on “Austin City Limits.”

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‘The Outsider’ Takes a Stephen King Novel and Makes It Darker
Arts, January 10

The mystery-horror hybrid gets a stylish and extremely moody adaptation from HBO and Richard Price.

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Where to Go After ‘Mad Men’? A Canadian Dramedy
Arts, January 10

Our TV critic takes up readers’ burning questions about what to watch.

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Ilana Glazer Is Moved by ‘Slave Play’ and Chanel Miller
Arts, January 10

The comedian who recently released her first stand-up special, “The Planet Is Burning,” shares the things she can’t live without.

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BBC Underpaid Female TV Host, Tribunal Rules
Business, January 10

Samira Ahmed sued the British public broadcaster for back pay after she learned that a male colleague doing similar work was paid more than six times as much.

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Marijuana: Where N.Y. Stands on Legalization
New York, January 10

Gov. Cuomo has vowed to make pot legal, but many of the challenges that got in the way of a similar effort last year remain.

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Hollywood Assistants Are Fed Up and No Longer Afraid to Say So
Business, January 10

Emboldened by #MeToo, entry-level workers in the entertainment industry have banded together for more money and better behavior from their bosses.

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Hollywood Assistants Are Fed Up and No Longer Afraid to Say So
Business, January 10

Emboldened by #MeToo, entry-level workers in the entertainment industry have banded together for more money and better behavior from their bosses.

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Chance Perdomo Plays a Pansexual Warlock on ‘Sabrina’
Style, January 10

The 23-year-old British actor is making his mark in the United States.

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Trump and Iran: ‘Worst Throwback Thursday Ever,’ Stephen Colbert Says
Arts, January 10

“George W. Bush respected us enough to put some effort into his lies, remember?” Colbert said, comparing the Iran crisis to the 2003 Iraq invasion.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Lincoln Rhyme’ and ‘AJ and the Queen’
Arts, January 10

A thriller series based on a Jeffery Deaver novel debuts on NBC. And RuPaul stars in a new Netflix comedy series.

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‘The Good Place’ Asks, Are You the Worst Thing You’ve Ever Done?
Opinion, January 9

In the latest episode, there is a critique of the prison system amid the laughs.

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Megyn Kelly Talks About Roger Ailes and ‘Bombshell’ in YouTube Video
Business, January 9

The former Fox News anchor has mostly ignored the movie in which she is played by Charlize Theron — until now.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, January 9

It’s a great weekend for new literary adaptations, one of Jane Austen, another of Stephen King. Also: a heartfelt new documentary series.

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Edd Byrnes, Who Combed His Way to TV Stardom, Dies at 86
Arts, January 9

He became one of television’s first teen idols as Kookie, the hair-combing, jive-talking youth on the hit series “77 Sunset Strip.”

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Bill Cosby, Citing #MeToo Bias, Files New Appeal
Arts, January 9

His lawyers say the Superior Court erred in supporting the trial judge’s decision on issues like allowing testimony from five other accusers.

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Who’s Hosting the Oscars in 2020? No One
Movies, January 9

The 2019 show ran without a host after Kevin Hart stepped down and a series of mini-hosts replaced him.

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Peak TV Hits a New Peak, With 532 Scripted Shows
Business, January 9

The number of original series continued to swell in 2019, with Apple and Disney adding to the glut. When will the bubble pop?

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‘The Outsider’ Brings a Faceless Terror, and Stephen King, to HBO
Arts, January 9

Part horror, part allegory, the supernaturally tinged murder mystery asks: Where do we turn when logic fails?

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Trump Tweets ‘All Is Well,’ but Late Night Has Its Doubts
Arts, January 9

“That’s not how you address the nation on matters of war,” Seth Myers said. “That’s how a sophomore addresses his parents on a postcard from a trip abroad.”

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Cheer’ and ‘Pavarotti’
Arts, January 9

A new Netflix documentary series follows competitive cheerleaders. And a recent documentary about Luciano Pavarotti airs on Showtime.

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PBS’s Sexy ‘Sanditon’ Finishes What Jane Austen Started
Arts, January 8

The “Masterpiece” series, based on Austen’s uncompleted final novel, features many of the author’s hallmarks, plus skinny-dipping.

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Overlooked No More: Margaret McFarland, Mentor to Mister Rogers
Obituaries, January 8

Behind the scenes of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” McFarland, a child psychologist, helped shape the groundbreaking show.

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Fran Drescher Developing ‘The Nanny’ Musical for Broadway
Theater, January 8

The songwriting team behind the musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” will write the score.

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‘Ugly Betty’ Executive Producer, Silvio Horta, Dies at 45
Arts, January 8

He developed the comedy-drama “Ugly Betty,’’ which starred America Ferrera on ABC from 2006 to 2010.

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Late Night Taken Aback as Trump Says He Likes to Obey the Law
Arts, January 8

After the president said he wouldn’t order attacks on Iranian cultural sites, Trevor Noah said he made obeying international law sound like “an optional topping at Chipotle.”

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Party of Five’ and ‘Crashing’
Arts, January 8

A reimagined version of a family sitcom debuts on Freeform. And after Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Golden Globes glory, revisit her breakout show on Netflix.

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June Bacon-Bercey, 90, Pathbreaking Meteorologist, Is Dead
Science, January 7

She is widely believed to have been the first African-American female meteorologist to forecast weather on television.

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Tucker Carlson Dissents as Right-Wing Media Weighs Trump’s Iran Strike
Business, January 7

Cracks in the conservative commentariat as the White House struggles to form a clear narrative.

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Greatest of All Time on ‘Jeopardy!’: Who Won Game 1?
Arts, January 7

The first match between the game show’s superstars Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer is in the books. The first to win three takes the title.

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Janet Mock and Taylor Swift to Be Honored at Glaad Awards
Arts, January 7

The transgender storyteller and the Grammy Award-winning singer will be honored for promoting acceptance and equality in their work.

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On TV’s New Musicals, Every Episode Is Opening Night
Arts, January 7

Television is in love with musical shows, with “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and “Katy Keene” joining the growing chorus this winter. But they’re not easy to pull off.

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The Rise of ‘Schitt’s Creek’
Arts, January 7

The series is wrapping up just as it achieved something like mainstream success. For its creators and stars, that’s the perfect time to go.

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Late Night Is Back and Ready for War
Arts, January 7

Stephen Colbert returned from his holiday break to find that President Trump is “still mad about the Iranian hostage crisis.”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’
Arts, January 7

The final season of “Schitt’s Creek” debuts on Pop TV, and a special “Jeopardy!” tournament begins on ABC.

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Golden Globes 2020: Where to Stream the Winners
Movies, January 6

Most of the big winners from the evening are streaming. Here’s a look at where find them and what The Times first had to say about them.

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The Best and the Worst of the Golden Globes
Movies, January 6

The night veered from snarky to earnest, from climate change to … eyebrows? Yep, it got weird.

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6 Books You Can Read Between Episodes of ‘The Bachelor’
Books, January 6

These fictional accounts of reality TV aren’t here to make friends. But they might keep you distracted while you wait for the next rose ceremony.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Family Farm’
Arts, January 6

The 24th season of the dating show begins. And a reality series about families adapting to farm life arrives on Acorn TV.

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Hollywood Sheds Its Cares at the Golden Globes, but Not All of Them
Arts, January 5

Ricky Gervais’s nihilism-by-the-numbers returned, along with podium passion and the usual bubbles.

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Ellen DeGeneres at the Golden Globes: Moving Moments Amid Jokes
Arts, January 5

“There is no greater feeling than when someone tells me that I’ve made their day better with my show,” the comedian said in her acceptance speech Sunday night.

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Kate McKinnon Opens Up About Being Gay During Golden Globes
Arts, January 5

In an emotional speech, the comedian says the only thing that made being a lesbian less scary when she was younger was seeing Ellen DeGeneres on TV.

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Golden Globe Winners 2020: The Complete List
Movies, January 5

Here are the winning films, TV shows, actors and production teams at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.

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What Is Baby Yoda’s Real Name? Taika Waititi Knows
Arts, January 5

But the “Jojo Rabbit” director, who also directed the finale of Disney Plus’s “The Mandalorian,” featuring a certain pint-size character, isn’t saying anything more.

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Golden Globes 2020: Highlights and Analysis
Interactive, January 5

Read about all the highs and lows of the 77th Golden Globe Awards, the awards show given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, from our reporter and critics.

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‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ and ‘1917’ Win Top Awards at Golden Globes
Movies, January 5

Renée Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix won the lead acting prizes for film, while “Fleabag” and “Succession” each took home two TV awards.

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What’s on TV Sunday: The Golden Globe Awards and ‘Tolkien’
Arts, January 5

The lead-up to the Oscar race officially begins, and a J.R.R. Tolkien biopic airs on HBO.

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Recap: The Year Everything Changed
Arts, January 4

The sequel to last year’s series covered the charges against the singer R. Kelly, threats to the women who spoke out against him and new details about his life and relationships.

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Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes: Laughs, Gasps and Cringes
Movies, January 4

The comic is returning to host the awards show a fifth time. Here’s a look at his most memorable moments.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Midsommar’ and ‘Dracula’
Arts, January 4

Ari Aster’s sophomore horror film is available to stream, and a new mini-series from the creators of “Sherlock” hits Netflix.

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Jack Sheldon, Trumpeter and ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ Singer, Is Dead at 88
Arts, January 3

He played with leading jazz musicians. He bantered with Merv Griffin. But his best-known work may have been on a children’s cartoon series.

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How to Watch the Golden Globes on Sunday
Movies, January 3

Here’s a quick guide with everything you need to know for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association film and television awards.

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How to Watch the Golden Globes on Sunday
Movies, January 3

Here’s a quick guide with everything you need to know for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association film and television awards.

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‘The New Pope’ Looks a Lot Like John Malkovich
Arts, January 3

The actor, fashion designer and vintner talked about his role in the sequel season to “The Young Pope” — a role that was inspired by Malkovich himself.

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‘The New Pope’ Looks a Lot Like John Malkovich
Arts, January 3

The actor, fashion designer and vintner talked about his role in the sequel season to “The Young Pope” — a role that was inspired by Malkovich himself.

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What’s on TV Friday: An Ilana Glazer Stand-Up Special and ‘Little Women’
Arts, January 3

“Ilana Glazer: The Planet is Burning” hits Amazon. And the 1994 adaptation of “Little Women” airs on Showtime Showcase.

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Things to Do in N.Y.C. This January
Arts, January 2

To kick off 2020, we’ve compiled a month’s worth of free, family-friendly and otherwise noteworthy cultural events.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, January 2

Our critic has recommendations, including an engaging new web series and two returning favorites — one earnest, the other filthy.

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Modern Love Podcast: Judd Apatow Reads ‘At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity’
Style, January 2

This week, the Modern Love podcast revisits an essay that inspired an episode in the Modern Love TV series.

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Apple Deal Returns Former HBO Boss Richard Plepler to Spotlight
Business, January 2

Ten months after he chafed under AT&T’s takeover of the network, he reboots himself as a producer in a five-year deal with Apple TV Plus.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Apple TV Plus and More in January
Arts, January 2

Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are our picks for January.

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The 50 TV Shows You Need to Watch This Winter
Arts, January 2

Just kidding. There are actually a lot more.

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Had a Big Impact. So They Made a Sequel.
Arts, January 2

A new Lifetime series examines the criminal charges against the singer, and how accusing him changed the lives of the women who came forward.

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Had a Big Impact. So They Made a Sequel.
Arts, January 2

A new Lifetime series examines the criminal charges against the singer, and how accusing him changed the lives of the women who came forward.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Breakthrough’ and ‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II’
Arts, January 2

A drama based on a miraculous Missouri incident airs on HBO. And Lifetime airs a follow-up to its much-viewed R. Kelly documentary series.

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The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2020
Technology, January 1

From smart homes to ultrafast wireless speeds, here’s what to watch.

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No More Excuses Not to Exercise
Well, January 1

Many people say they don’t have the time to work out. But most of us spend hours each day viewing screens.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: A Linda Ronstadt Doc and ‘Doctor Who’
Arts, January 1

“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” airs on CNN. And a new season of “Doctor Who” kicks off on BBC America.

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Kevin Spacey Accuser’s Estate Drops Sexual Assault Lawsuit
U.S., December 31

A Los Angeles County massage therapist, who died in September, had accused Mr. Spacey of groping him and making improper advances during a 2016 massage.

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12 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2020
Arts, December 31

Greta Gerwig onstage, Jack London on film, Broadway revivals and an opera celebrating the 19th Amendment are just a few of their choices.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: New Year’s Eve Specials and ‘The Degenerates’
Arts, December 31

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an abundance of specials, or kick back and watch standup on Netflix.