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Stephen Colbert Says Trump Contradicted Himself on Emergency
Arts, Today

President Trump said he planned to use emergency powers even though he “didn’t need to.” Colbert said that sounded like a contradiction.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ and ‘The Breaker Upperers’
Arts, Today

Amy Sedaris offers dubious homemaking lessons in the second season of her parody show. And two nihilists profit from failed romances in a Netflix comedy.

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A Man You Can Bait with a Skit
Arts, Yesterday

Wounded by a “Saturday Night Live” spoof, President Trump reacts with part heavy-handed threat, part celebrity ego.

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Desus and Mero Are Cool With ‘Young Sheldon’
Arts, Yesterday

Less than a year after the abrupt end of their Viceland series, the Bronx-born podcasters are trying to grow a wider viewership at Showtime without looking like corporate sellouts.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘United Skates’ and ‘Manifest’
Arts, Yesterday

A documentary on underground skating culture rolls onto HBO. And the first season of “Manifest” ends on NBC.

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‘True Detective’ Season 3, Episode 7: Missing Pieces
Arts, February 17

It is becoming clear that some unseen hand has been dictating where the investigation has gone.

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Jussie Smollett Timeline: Mystery Deepens as Police Review Case
Arts, February 17

Here’s a timeline to help keep track of the twists and turns in the reported assault on Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor.

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On ‘S.N.L.’, Alec Baldwin Mocks President Trump’s Emergency Declaration
Arts, February 17

In one of his increasingly infrequent appearances as Trump, Baldwin lampooned the president’s Rose Garden news conference, including its strange singsong portion.

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What’s on TV Sunday: A Tribute to Elvis and ‘Last Week Tonight’
Arts, February 17

Contemporary stars gather to pay tribute to Elvis on NBC. And “Last Week Tonight” returns to HBO.

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Chicago Police Seeking to Interview Jussie Smollett Again After Questioning Two Brothers
Arts, February 16

Investigators acknowledged Saturday that they had “shifted the trajectory” of their inquiry into the reported attack on Smollett.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘We the Animals’ and an Olivia Newton-John Biopic
Arts, February 16

A tender movie about an unstable family is available on Netflix. And a reimagining of Olivia Newton-John’s life airs on Lifetime.

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2 Men Detained in Jussie Smollett Case Are Released by Police
Arts, February 15

The two brothers who had been arrested by the Chicago police were freed late Friday. The police said they were no longer considered suspects.

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Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Have ‘Potential Suspects’
Arts, February 15

Two brothers have been arrested by the Chicago police. At least one of them had appeared on “Empire.” Charges have not been filed.

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Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Have ‘Potential Suspects’
Arts, February 15

Two brothers have been arrested by the Chicago police. At least one of them had appeared on “Empire.” Charges have not been filed.

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‘Russian Doll’: What to Read About the Hit Netflix Series
Arts, February 15

Arguably the first true TV hit of 2019, the series has people dissecting and analyzing it several weeks after its debut. Here’s the best of what’s out there.

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Carlton Dance Not Eligible for Copyright, Government Says
Arts, February 15

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has sued video game makers saying they are stealing a dance he created.

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Gerard Way on ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ My Chemical Romance … and Liza Minnelli
Arts, February 15

Netflix has adapted Way’s award-winning comic Umbrella Academy into a 10-episode series, which debuts Friday.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Episode 5: A Trek KGB
Arts, February 15

This week’s episode of “Star Trek: Discovery” gives us an extended look at Section 31. But trust us: It’s not the one we saw in “Deep Space Nine.”

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James Corden Criticizes Trump for National-Emergency Threat
Arts, February 15

Corden quoted a Trump tweet from 2014 criticizing Barack Obama for subverting the Constitution as president “because he is unable to negotiate with Congress.”

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Proven Innocent’ and ‘Lorena’
Arts, February 15

Rachelle Lefevre is the head of a law firm specializing in reversing wrongful convictions in a Fox drama. And an Amazon series revisits Lorena Bobbitt.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, February 14

Our TV critic Margaret Lyons has three great suggestions for the long weekend, depending on your time and mood.

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Victoria Gotti Is Back in a Big Way on Your Teensy Screens
Style, February 14

An intimate visit with the mobster’s daughter and reality TV pioneer.

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‘The Umbrella Academy’ and ‘Doom Patrol’ Feature Strangely Similar Super-Teams
Arts, February 14

“The Umbrella Academy,” on Netflix, and “Doom Patrol,” on DC Universe, take different approaches to a pair of closely linked comic books about misfit superheroes.

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After Jussie Smollett TV Appearance, Police Say They Found Men in Video
Arts, February 14

Hours after Smollett appeared on “Good Morning America” and expressed anger about the attack, the Chicago Police said they were interrogating two men.

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One of Two Men Questioned in Jussie Smollett Case Appeared on ‘Empire,’ Police Say
Arts, February 14

Hours after Smollett appeared on “Good Morning America” and expressed anger about the attack, the Chicago Police Department said it was interrogating two men.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Will Make You Laugh So Hard It Hurts
Theater, February 14

The writer-actress behind the wild, disorienting comedy of “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” is bringing her sneak-attack humor to New York.

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Stephen Colbert Would Like to See the Government Do Something
Arts, February 14

The “Late Show” host has some questions: “Where’s the infrastructure bill? Where’s the immigration bill? Where’s the fix on health care?”

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Marshall’ and ‘Magic Mike’
Arts, February 14

Chadwick Boseman stars in a Thurgood Marshall biopic. And it’s Valentine’s Day, so why not see “Magic Mike,” on CMT.

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Aubrey Plaza Would Definitely Host the Oscars
Movies, February 13

While she waits, she’ll be busy hosting the Film Independent Spirit Awards, attending a “Parks and Rec” reunion and venturing to the dark side in the reboot of “Child’s Play.”

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Trevor Noah Celebrates El Chapo’s Conviction, With a Caveat
Arts, February 13

Noah wondered whether the jurors who found the Mexican drug kingpin guilty would be safe.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Weird City’ and ‘Nature: Wild Way of the Vikings’
Arts, February 13

Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders’s “Weird City” debuts on YouTube Premium. And Ewan McGregor narrates a “Nature” documentary on PBS.

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In This Prank Show, the Joke’s on Misogynistic Men
Arts, February 12

The comedian Jena Friedman introduces a gonzo feminist perspective in her Adult Swim series “Soft Focus.” The result is not so much loud laughs as giddy payback.

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Who Can Split-Screen Trump?
Arts, February 12

The Democratic race may be, in part, a shadow contest over who can steal the TV president’s spotlight.

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Trevor Noah Says Northam’s ‘Racism Debt’ Might Be a Good Thing
Arts, February 12

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia has the support of most black residents, according to a new poll, and Noah thinks he knows why.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Boomerang’ and ‘Miracle Workers’
Arts, February 12

A beloved 1990s movie gets a new TV adaptation on BET. And an absurd anthology series debuts on TBS.

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Grammy Awards Show Stops Its Ratings Bleed
Business, February 11

Nearly 20 million tuned in to see Alicia Keys, Cardi B. and a Michelle Obama cameo.

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Bob Costas Accuses NBC of Retaliating for His Remarks on Concussions in N.F.L.
Sports, February 11

NBC Sports contradicted Mr. Costas’s account, saying he had not been removed from Super Bowl coverage as punishment and that the decision had been mutual.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’ and ‘White Dragon’
Arts, February 11

An Oscar-nominated documentary set in rural Alabama is on PBS. And the crime series “White Dragon” is available to stream on Amazon.

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‘True Detective’ Season 3, Episode 6 Recap: The Pink Castle
Arts, February 10

Some unexpected intel sends Tom on a dark odyssey in search of answers.

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Joe Sirola, Actor Who Found Riches in Commercials, Dies at 89
Obituaries, February 10

He made countless commercials; at one point it was said that people who listened to the radio or watched TV heard his voice every single day.

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‘S.N.L.’ Features Halsey in Dual Role and Dips Into Bezos Photos
Arts, February 10

Halsey was both the host and musical guest in an episode that also tore into the Virginia blackface controversy.

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What’s on TV Sunday: The Grammys and ‘Patriot Act’
Arts, February 10

The 61st annual Grammy Awards airs on CBS at 8 p.m., and Hasan Minhaj’s comedy show returns to Netflix.

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‘Extra’ Host A.J. Calloway Suspended Following Sexual Assault Allegations
Arts, February 9

Warner Bros. said Mr. Calloway was “suspended pending further review.” At least three women have accused him of misconduct in the past year.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ and ‘One Day at a Time’
Arts, February 9

A touching documentary on Mister Rogers airs on HBO and PBS, and the third season of “One Day at a Time” lands on Netflix.

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Les Moonves, Fired by CBS, Sets Up Shop in Hollywood
Business, February 8

The ousted chief executive of CBS is occupying an office on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip that, per his exit agreement, is being paid for by the network.

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Rita Moreno Mixes Up a Carnival in the Kitchen
Style, February 8

“My ovaries may not make babies, but I’m not done for,” said the 87-year-old actress, who stars in the Netflix reboot of “One Day at a Time.”

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Anna Paquin on Bad Behavior and Keeping the Drama Onscreen
Arts, February 8

She talks about her latest role as a morally questionable publicist in the Pop TV series, “Flack,” and keeping her own life out of the public glare.

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Stephen Colbert Rejects Trump’s Claim of ‘Presidential Harassment’
Arts, February 8

The “Late Show” host says it’s “like sexual harassment, only Republicans take it seriously.”

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Episode 4: On Death Watch
Arts, February 7

In this week’s episode, Saru faces an almost certain death, and the writers end up cheating the audience.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, February 7

"One Day at a Time” and “2 Dope Queens” return, and the Mister Rogers documentary finally comes to TV.

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As Neil Winters, Kristoff St. John Was a Cornerstone in a Corner Office
Arts, February 7

St. John played one of the longest-running black characters on TV, appearing in nearly 1,700 episodes of “The Young and the Restless.”

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‘PEN15’ Goes Crudely, Sweetly Back to School
Arts, February 7

The weird kid sister of “Broad City” and “Eighth Grade,” this Hulu comedy remembers middle school painfully well.

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Seth Meyers Imagines What We Might Find in Trump’s Childhood Home
Arts, February 7

The house is on the market for $3 million. Seth Meyers joked that with a time machine, a visitor to the home could “save the world.”

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Song of Parkland’ and ‘Papillon’
Arts, February 7

“Song of Parkland” follows Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama students after the mass shooting. And a “Papillon” remake is available to stream.

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‘60 Minutes’ Veteran Is Named the Show’s New Boss
Business, February 6

With the announcement of Bill Owens as executive producer, CBS is choosing someone popular with the staff of a highly rated show that has endured tough times.

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Bill Cosby, Isolated No More, Joins Other Inmates in Prison
Arts, February 6

Mr. Cosby had been housed in an administrative segregation unit, but has now joined a wing with other inmates.

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Hong Kong Tourist-Noir in Amazon’s ‘White Dragon’
Arts, February 6

A cross-cultural murder mystery pairs John Simm and Anthony Wong, two of their respective film industries most dependable performers.

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Trump, Political TV’s Protagonist, Now Has to Share the Spotlight
Arts, February 6

The State of the Union address suggested that America’s political drama was becoming an ensemble, not a one-man show anymore.

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Stephen Colbert Gives a Live Takedown After the State of the Union
Arts, February 6

“This was not a particularly good speech, but what it lacked in quality it made up for in length,” Colbert said. “This speech was like watching paint lie.”

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘The World’s Best’ and ‘Hillary’
Arts, February 6

A new talent show brings together RuPaul, Faith Hill and Drew Barrymore as judges. And a series about Sir Edmund Hillary is available to stream.

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The Key to ‘Russian Doll’ Might Be Tompkins Square Park
Arts, February 5

Natasha Lyonne’s new Netflix series wrestles with “cultural guilt” over the East Village riots of the late ’80s and early ’90s, a Times critic suggested.

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Trevor Noah Says Ralph Northam’s Blackface Defense Doesn’t Add Up
Arts, February 5

The Virginia governor’s denial got weirder the more it changed, and Noah got more and more confused.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘American Soul’ and State of the Union Address
Arts, February 5

A new show on BET reimagines the behind-the-scenes work that went into “Soul Train.” And President Trump delivers his second State of the Union address.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Black Memorabilia’ and ‘Experimenter’
Arts, February 4

A documentary dissects the culture surrounding offensive memorabilia. And Michael Almereyda’s reimagining of a pivotal social experiment lands on Hulu.

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‘True Detective’ Season 3, Episode 5: A Convenient ‘Altercation’
Arts, February 3

The melee that ended last week’s episode tied a neat little bow on the original investigation. Twenty-five years later, it’s coming undone.

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HBO Made Sunday Night a Showcase. It Wants the Same on Monday.
Business, February 3

Beginning with the limited series “Chernobyl” in May, the premium cable network will begin showing new episodes of some of its scripted series on Monday nights.

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What’s on TV Sunday: The Super Bowl and ‘I Am Not Your Negro’
Arts, February 3

The Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. And Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary about James Baldwin is available to stream.

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The Meaning of Tony Romo, Super Bowl Psychic
Opinion, February 2

Meet Romostradamus. Savor Romomania. And behold the beauty of real expertise in a country starved of it.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Pick of the Litter’ and ‘Bordertown’
Arts, February 2

A feel-good movie about guide dogs in training hits Hulu. And the second season of a Finnish crime drama debuts on Netflix.

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This Is That Song From ‘Russian Doll’
Arts, February 1

Harry Nilsson’s “Gotta Get Up” appears at least 10 different times in Natasha Lyonne’s darkly comic series. Here’s why.

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Numbers Are In for ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ Courtesy of Nielsen
Business, February 1

The second season averaged 1.9 million viewers during its first seven days, according to Nielsen, which released an Amazon show’s figures for the first time.

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In Amazon’s ‘ABC Murders,’ John Malkovich Is a Sad Poirot
Arts, February 1

The latest in a BBC series of Agatha Christie adaptations portrays the fussy Belgian detective in a whole new light. Make that dark.

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Victim of Cosby Sexual Assault Settles Suit with Former Prosecutor
Arts, February 1

Andrea Constand had sued the original prosecutor who declined to bring charges, asserting he had depicted her as a liar.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix Canada in February
Arts, February 1

Every month, Netflix Canada adds a batch of movies and TV shows to its library. Here are the titles we think are most interesting for February.

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Kelly Rowland on Playing Gladys Knight: ‘I Just Wanted to Soak Her Up’
Arts, February 1

Rowland discusses her role in BET’s “American Soul,” the politics of the Super Bowl, R. Kelly and the message she’s bringing at this stage in life.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and More in February
Arts, February 1

Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are the ones we think are most interesting for February.

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Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump for Threatening to Declare a National Emergency
Arts, February 1

Kimmel argued that the move would be a serious mismanagement of funds. “I’m kind of amazed he only bankrupted three casinos,” he said of President Trump.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’
Arts, February 1

“The Lego Movie” airs on TBS. And Jake Gyllenhaal plays a deep-pocketed art critic in the new Netflix thriller “Velvet Buzzsaw.”

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, January 31

Like Agatha Christie? Indifferent toward the Super Bowl? Our TV critic Margaret Lyons has suggestions.

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Instead of Killer Punchlines, Killer Choruses
Arts, January 31

In a loose-knit scene packing audiences into intimate New York spaces, comedians are getting big laughs with original songs.

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Locast, a Free App Streaming Network TV, Would Love to Get Sued
Business, January 31

Want to watch the Super Bowl and other network TV for free? A start-up called Locast will let you, and (so far) the big broadcasters aren’t trying to stop it.

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Trevor Noah Doesn’t Think Weather Reporters Ought to Freeze in the Cold
Arts, January 31

“I never get why reporters have to go into the bad weather to warn us about it,” Noah said. “Just tell us from the studio, we’ll believe you.”

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‘Russian Doll’: Programmer, Debug Thyself
Arts, January 31

Natasha Lyonne creates herself a custom-fit role as a woman getting a second (and third, and fourth …) chance at life.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix Australia in February
Watching, January 31

Every month, Netflix Australia adds a new batch of movies and TV shows to its library. Here are the titles we think are most interesting for February.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘30 for 30’ and ‘The Big Lebowski’
Arts, January 31

The ESPN series covers Deion Sanders. And it’s the last day for Netflix subscribers to catch “The Big Lebowski” on that platform.

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Jussie Smollett Attack Investigation Focuses on 2 People Seen on Video
Arts, January 30

Detectives pored over hundreds of hours of surveillance footage after the “Empire” star said he was attacked on a Chicago street by two men yelling racist and homophobic slurs.

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Colbert on the Polar Vortex: ‘Viral Marketing for “Game of Thrones” Has Gone Too Far’
Arts, January 30

Stephen Colbert took a break from Trump-bashing to make a few jokes about the cold front hitting the U.S.

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You Know the Lorena Bobbitt Story. But Not All of It.
Arts, January 30

In the 1990s, she was the topic of tabloid headlines and comedy skits. Now, as a documentary series takes on the story, she opens up about how that one night changed her life.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Incredibles 2’
Arts, January 30

A “Star Wars” spinoff is on TNT. And Brad Bird’s superhero family sequel hits Netflix.

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Jussie Smollett, Star of ‘Empire,’ Attacked in Possible Hate Crime
Arts, January 29

Smollett was attacked early Tuesday by two people who police say yelled “racial and homophobic slurs,” poured a chemical on him and put a rope around his neck.

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Jussie Smollett, Star of ‘Empire,’ Attacked in What Police Call a Possible Hate Crime
Arts, January 29

Smollett was attacked early Tuesday by two people who the police say yelled “racial and homophobic slurs” and wrapped a rope around his neck.

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Jussie Smollett, Star of ‘Empire,’ Attacked in What Police Call a Possible Hate Crime
Arts, January 29

Smollett was attacked early Tuesday by two people who the police say yelled “racial and homophobic slurs” and wrapped a rope around his neck.

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Ellie Kemper: What I Learned From the Cast of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
Arts, January 29

As the Netflix series ends, Kemper writes about saying goodbye to Kimmy and what she learned from colleagues like Tina Fey.

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Stephen Colbert Calls Trump’s Wall Strategy ‘the Definition of Insanity’
Arts, January 29

After the president signed a three-week stopgap measure to end the government shutdown, Colbert raised questions about his negotiating strategy.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: Gabriel Iglesias and Super Bowl Commercials
Arts, January 29

Stream Gabriel Iglesias’s new Netflix special. Or gear up for the Super Bowl with a countdown of memorable ads.

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‘Rent Live’ Review: How Do You Measure a Show You Were Never Meant to See?
Arts, January 28

Fox’s TV production of the hit musical hardly went off as planned. What to make of this barely live show?

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Annie Murphy Gets Into Character at the Plaza
Style, January 28

The “Schitt’s Creek” star channels her onscreen socialite at the landmark luxury hotel.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘I Am the Night’ and ‘Agatha Raisin’
Arts, January 28

A search for family ties takes a dark turn in “I Am the Night” on TNT, and a London publicist finds the humor in detective work in “Agatha Raisin” on Acorn TV.

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‘True Detective’ Season 3, Episode 4: Cognitive Dissonance
Arts, January 27

Season 3 started with a conservative, back-to-basics approach that felt like a welcome correction. That seems to be over.

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‘Outlander’ Season 4 Finale: Keeping Promises
Arts, January 27

At the end of a tumultuous season set in North America, “Outlander” remains clear about the difficulty of changing history.

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‘I Am the Night’ Stitches Together Los Angeles Neo-Noir Clichés
Arts, January 27

Patty Jenkins produces and her “Wonder Woman” collaborator Chris Pine stars in a mini-series loosely based on a memoir loosely connected to the Black Dahlia case.

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Steve Martin Appears as Roger Stone
Arts, January 27

Wearing a pinstripe suit and projecting his voice at maximum volume, Martin played Stone, the longtime Trump adviser who was arrested on Friday.

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Steve Martin Plays Roger Stone on ‘Saturday Night Live’
Arts, January 27

Wearing a pinstripe suit and projecting his voice at maximum volume, Martin played Stone, the longtime Trump adviser who was arrested on Friday.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Rent’ and the SAG Awards
Arts, January 27

A live production of “Rent” airs on Fox. And awards season blazes on at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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What’s on TV Saturday: Amanda Seales and ‘Austin City Limits’
Arts, January 26

A comic dissects sexuality and race in a new special on HBO. And Willie Nelson takes the stage on “Austin City Limits.”

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Haley Joel Osment Plays Pool at His Favorite N.Y.U. Hangout
Style, January 25

The former child actor stars in the new season of “Future Man.”

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Natasha Lyonne Has a New Life. It’s Just That She Keeps Dying.
Arts, January 25

The star opens up about being reborn in her dark new Netflix comedy, “Russian Doll,” and wrapping up her old one, “Orange Is the New Black.”

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Roy Wood Jr. Is Following in the Comedy Footsteps of Dick Gregory
Arts, January 25

The comedian has a new Comedy Central special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You.” But he was never supposed to make it this far.

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Jimmy Fallon on the Company That’s Giving Weed to Government Workers
Arts, January 25

“Free weed for federal workers, so guess what, travelers: That T.S.A. line can get slower,” Fallon joked.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Creed’ and ‘First Reformed’
Arts, January 25

Ryan Coogler’s “Creed” airs on Paramount Network. And Paul Schrader’s bleak, rhythmic “First Reformed” streams on Kanopy.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Episode 2: Keeping the Faith
Arts, January 24

The second episode of the new “Star Trek: Discovery” deepens a mystery surrounding Spock, while Pike battles with whether to reveal a big secret.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, January 24

The musical “Rent” comes to TV, as do a great new nature documentary series and the final episodes of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

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What Penn Badgley Wants Us to Learn From ‘You’
Arts, January 24

When viewers swooned over his creepy character on the hit series, Badgley fired back on social media. Now, he reflects on his tweets and the show’s impact.

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A Netflix Legal Thriller Weighs Genocide and Guilt
Arts, January 24

“Black Earth Rising” stars Michaela Coel and John Goodman in a complicated mystery involving war criminals, international courts and African history.

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Seth Meyers Is Impressed With Nancy Pelosi’s Iron Will
Arts, January 24

“If Trump really wants a strong wall on the Mexican border, he should build it out of Nancy Pelosi,” Meyers said.

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‘I Am the Night’: Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine Explore the Black Dahlia Mystery
Arts, January 24

Between “Wonder Woman” movies, Jenkins and Pine teamed up for a noir-soaked limited series with roots in the 1947 murder.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Broad City’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’
Arts, January 24

“Broad City” returns for its fifth and final season on Comedy Central. And the Amy Schumer vehicle “I Feel Pretty” airs on Showtime.

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How Three Quirky Sitcoms Capture the New York Hustle
Arts, January 23

The characters in “Broad City,” “High Maintenance” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” have learned to love New York in the era of gentrification.

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Conan O’Brien Has a New Look, but a Familiar Approach
Arts, January 23

Returning from hiatus with a shortened, half-hour format, O’Brien interviewed Tom Hanks and stayed away from jokes about President Trump.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘The Magicians’ and ‘Trigger Warning With Killer Mike’
Arts, January 23

Syfy’s risqué magic show returns for a fourth season. And the rapper Killer Mike hosts a documentary series on Netflix.

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How the Showrunner of Netflix’s ‘You’ Took Aim at Self-Righteous Male Feminists
Arts, January 22

Sera Gamble, who co-created the hit series about a charming stalker, is also behind the Syfy fan favorite “The Magicians,” Season 4 of which begins Wednesday.

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Kaye Ballard, Indefatigable Comedian and Actress, Dies at 93
Obituaries, January 22

Best known for the 1960s sitcom “The Mothers-in-Law,” she also had memorable turns in Broadway musicals and rode the nightclub circuit for years.

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‘American Son’ Play Starring Kerry Washington Will Be Adapted by Netflix
Theater, January 22

Ms. Washington said on “The Tonight Show” on Monday that the Netflix version will “kind of be this movie-play hybrid event.”

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Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates the Midway Point of Trump’s Presidential Term
Arts, January 22

Kimmel presented a special, satirical edition of his show, “Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump.”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Conan’ and ‘Many Sides of Jane’
Arts, January 22

Conan O’Brien returns with his revamped late-night show. And “Many Sides of Jane” offers an intimate look at life with dissociative identity disorder.

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What Made the TV Show ‘You’ a Hit? Netflix
Business, January 21

The show drew virtually no audience when it premiered on Lifetime in September. Now that it’s streaming, it’s a different story.

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Can Conan O’Brien Reinvent ‘Conan’?
Arts, January 21

On Tuesday, O’Brien returns to his TBS late-night show, which has a new half-hour format. Will that make the program competitive, and is that even what he wants?

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Rumble’ and ‘Justice’
Arts, January 21

Rock ’n’ roll gets a history lesson in “Rumble” on PBS, and “Justice” on Netflix is a law drama based in the United Arab Emirates.

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‘True Detective’ Season 3, Episode 3: Lighten Up, Dad
Arts, January 20

The mystery stays compelling, but it’s disappointing to see Hays slurping Jack Daniels and carping at his wife.

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‘Outlander’ Season 4, Episode 12: The Last Word
Arts, January 20

Brianna gets a chance to confront her demons. Is she sure that’s a good idea?

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‘Black Monday’ Mines ’80s Excess for Comedy and Commentary
Arts, January 20

This new Showtime comedy is unapologetically vulgar, but it aims to amount to more than just a bunch of dirty jokes.