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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Zama’ and ‘Action Point’
Culture, Today

“Zama” explores the history of colonialism through the eyes of a colonizer. And Johnny Knoxville performs relatively safe stunts in “Action Point.”

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4, Episode 2: Gus Fring Is a Management Genius
Culture, Yesterday

Fring is best known as a master seller of both drugs and fried chicken, but this week’s episode showed he’s just as good at managing and manipulating people.

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Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen, He Was as Shocked as the Rest of Us
Culture, Yesterday

Daniel Roberts, a gun rights advocate, said he had no clue he had been duped into a humiliating appearance on “Who Is America?” until the episode aired.

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Ruby Rose Quits Twitter Amid Backlash Over ‘Batwoman’ Casting
Culture, Yesterday

Ms. Rose, an Australian actress who has described herself as gender fluid, said she was baffled by assertions that should not play a lesbian character.

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Three Shows to Watch This Week
Watching, Yesterday

Choose between spies, bands and BFFs.

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‘Insecure’ Season 3 Premiere: The Bad Decision Index
Culture, August 12

The HBO series is back, and Issa and the rest of the crew are still making questionable life choices. We rate the least improved.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘The Overthinker’ and ‘Ronny Chieng: International Student’
Culture, Yesterday

Demetri Martin reflects on the mundane in his new stand-up special. And “Ronny Chieng: International Student” arrives on the Comedy Central app.

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‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 6: Dead Girls Everywhere
Culture, August 12

Camille is struggling mightily to escape devolving into the wild, miserable, victimized cheerleader she was in high school.

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‘The Affair’ Season 4, Episode 9: Secondary Drowning
Culture, August 12

We knew what was coming. We just didn’t know how.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Insecure’ and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’
Culture, August 12

Will the characters on “Insecure” make better decisions? Will the characters on “Fear the Walking Dead” stay alive?

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘Summer Palace’
Culture, August 11

“No Country for Old Men” arrives on Netflix. And “Summer Palace” tells a teenage love story in the context of the Tiananmen Square protests.

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You Want to Watch All the European Soccer? Here’s How. (Warning: It’ll Cost About $750.)
Sports, August 10

As the new European soccer season opens, there are more ways than ever for an American fan to watch. Maybe too many.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ and ‘Great Performances’
Weekend, August 10

Matthew Goode appears in two British Netflix offerings, including an Agatha Christie adaptation. And Chicago royalty gather for a cross-genre concert.

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Patrick Williams, 79, Composer as Heard on TV (and Beyond), Is Dead
Obits, August 9

Mr. Williams, whose approach blended jazz, classical and pop elements, provided music for film, television and his own award-winning records.

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

“Insecure” is back! So is Demetri Martin. And “Freaky Friday,” this time with music.

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Tribune Ends Deal With Sinclair, Dashing Plan for Conservative TV Behemoth
Business, August 9

The announcement definitively ends efforts by the Sinclair Broadcast Group to create a broadcast giant and potential rival to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News.

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‘Insecure’ Is Back. Here’s What to Remember for Season 3.
Weekend, August 9

Issa Rae’s HBO series returns on Sunday. Here’s a primer on where things stood when it left off.

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Matt Groening Goes Medieval With New Series, ‘Disenchantment’
Arts & Leisure, August 9

Mr. Groening tries to get out from under the shadow of “The Simpsons” in a new animated series on Netflix that takes place in a realm of wizards and dragons.

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Is Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’ as Offensive as It Looks? Let’s Discuss
Weekend, August 9

A trailer for the show, which debuts Friday, spurred fierce criticism and charges of body-shaming. But that might be the least of its problems.

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These Actresses Dominate Not Just the Stage, but the Screen Too
T Style, August 9

The most memorable performances in any medium are being given by a remarkable group of industry veterans — Judith Light, Allison Janney and Audra McDonald, among them.

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What’s on TV: ‘When the Beat Drops’ and ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’
Culture, August 9

A documentary examines a dancing subculture in the South. And stream a horror series on Shudder.

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Lorrie Collins, Dynamic Rockabilly Singer, Is Dead at 76
Obits, August 8

Ms. Collins and her brother, Larry, billed as the Collins Kids, were stars before they were teenagers, regularly featured on television variety shows.

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5 Indigenous Australian Films (and One TV Series) Everyone Should See
Foreign, August 8

Penny Smallacombe, head of the Indigenous Department at Screen Australia, shares her picks in this week’s Australia Letter.

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Watch Out, America: ‘Love Island’ Is Coming
Culture, August 8

CBS is to make a version of “Love Island” — a British romantic reality show that consistently provokes discussion about issues like sex and race.

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‘Castle Rock’ Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: A Face All Too Familiar
Culture, August 8

Alan Pangborn recognizes the Kid. Maybe a little too well.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘CMA Fest 2018’ and ‘Set It Off’
Culture, August 8

Carrie Underwood performs at CMA Fest 2018. And watch robots try to destroy each other on “Robot Wars.”

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A Lesson for Journalists From Today’s TV
Op Ed, August 7

Television dramas and comedies thrive on complexity. But journalism’s reductive picture of society makes America more polarized and feeds the extremes.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture
Business, August 7

The longtime Hollywood executive sees a demand for high-quality bite-size content. Disney, NBC and Alibaba back his plan.

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The ‘Bachelorette’ Makes Her Choice. Will She Regret It?
Culture, August 6

Becca Kufrin ended up choosing a man who, unknown to her during filming, had a habit of liking insensitive Instagram posts.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Carter’ and ‘The Bold Type’
Culture, August 7

“Carter” puts a comedic spin on the detective genre. And the second season of “The Bold Type” comes to an end.

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 Premiere Recap: Cross to Bear
Culture, August 6

Jimmy learns what happened to his brother. His reaction is … complicated.

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Democrat Accuses Charter Spectrum of Censoring Political Ad
Metro, August 6

Anthony Brindisi wants to air an ad that is critical of his opponent, Representative Claudia Tenney, a Republican, and of the cable company’s record.

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Charlotte Rae of ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dies at 92
Obits, August 6

A fixture on Broadway and television for six decades, the actress found her greatest success as a warmhearted, wisecracking housemother in two sitcoms.

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‘Succession’ Finale: Jeremy Strong on Kendall’s Struggles and What Comes Next
Culture, August 5

As the HBO drama closes its first season, Mr. Strong discusses getting in the ring with Brian Cox and how Kendall is like Michael Corleone.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Lodge 49’ and ‘The Bachelorette’
Culture, August 6

AMC introduces a laid-back drama with “Lodge 49.” And Season 14 of “The Bachelorette” comes to a close.

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‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 5 Recap: The C-Word
Culture, August 5

White residents of Wind Gap may not say “Confederate” aloud, but they’re happy to twist Civil War history to suit their barely veiled sympathies.

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‘The Affair’ Season 4, Episode 8 Recap: Where Is Alison?
Culture, August 5

The search continues — and seems grimmer with each passing mile.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Succession’ and ‘Like Father’
Culture, August 5

The first season of “Succession” comes to a close. And stream a new dramedy starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer.

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Make It So: Patrick Stewart to Reprise Jean-Luc Picard in New ‘Star Trek’ Show
Culture, August 4

Mr. Stewart announced his return to the role, for a new show on the streaming service CBS All Access, in a surprise convention appearance on Saturday.

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Dick Cavett in the Digital Age
Styles, August 4

Stopping to smell the flowers with the last great intellectual talk-show host.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘Flavors of Youth’
Culture, August 4

Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age fable airs on Starz. And an anime film on Netflix tells three tales.

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‘Better Call Saul’ Starts Its Fourth Season, Still Waiting for Saul
Culture, August 3

AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel continues to find ways to spin out the adventures of Jimmy McGill, the shyster lawyer who will someday become Saul Goodman.

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‘Better Call Saul’: What to Remember Before Watching Season 4
Culture, August 3

Jimmy was left with a lot to reckon with, some of which he didn’t yet know. But we know. Here’s help sifting through the ashes of Season 3.

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‘Lodge 49,’ Where Beautiful Losers Join the Club
Culture, August 3

AMC’s oddball comic drama is blissfully low-stakes but high on character chemistry. (Or is it alchemy?)

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Learning Lines. And Crossing Them.
Arts & Leisure, August 3

A brief (recent) history of plays, films and TV shows exploring the fraught, sometimes predatory relationship between directors and their charges.

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The Cast of ‘The Bold Type’ on Staying Current
Arts & Leisure, August 3

The show’s main trio of young stars discuss how the show explores race, queer identity and the #MeToo movement within the setting of a glitzy women’s magazine.

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Wyatt Russell Taps Into His Hollywood DNA and Makes a Splash
Arts & Leisure, August 3

Mr. Russell talks about his new leading role in AMC’s “Lodge 49,” why acting was never an inevitability and the role he’d grow out his beard for.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Quantico’ and Lollapalooza
Weekend, August 3

“Quantico” airs its series finale. And Post Malone and Tyler, the Creator perform live from Lollapalooza in Chicago.

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Leslie Moonves Speaks on CBS Earnings Call but Not About Harassment Allegations
Business, August 2

Mr. Moonves took questions from Wall Street analysts after second-quarter earnings were released, but did not address claims against him that are being investigated.

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

Two true TV classics, one sweet, one swear-heavy. And a new Netflix movie starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ and ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom’
Culture, August 2

The first season of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” comes to a close. And watch Anne Hathaway in an early role.

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‘Castle Rock’ Season 1, Episode 4: Put on a Happy Face
Culture, August 1

Forget the supernatural. Most of the bad things happening here are done by bad people.

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‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Is a Striking Dream Vision of Race
Weekend, August 1

An uncategorizable new late-night series by the artist Terence Nance describes a reality that can only be captured through the surreal.

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Netflix Won’t Offer Louis Farrakhan Documentary
Weekend, August 1

The movie about the leader of the Nation of Islam who has a history of anti-Semitic views seemed to be set for streaming; Netflix cited a miscommunication.

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Howard Felsher, Game Show Whiz Who Overcame Scandal, Dies at 90
Obits, August 1

After admitting to Congress that he had rigged a quiz show, he found redemption as a game show doctor, lifting ratings of daytime fare like “Family Feud.”

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘The Sinner’ and ‘The Originals’
Culture, August 1

“The Sinner” returns, with Carrie Coon joining the cast. And “The Originals” comes to a close.

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Alan Alda Reveals He Has Parkinson’s Disease
Culture, July 31

“I thought it’s probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad point of view; but that’s not where I am,” the M*A*S*H actor said.

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Les Moonves Stays as CBS C.E.O. While Its Board Plans an Investigation
Business, July 30

Days after The New Yorker detailed allegations of sexual harassment against Mr. Moonves, the company’s directors took no immediate action.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Please Like Me’ and ‘Frontline’
Culture, July 31

The Australian comic Josh Thomas’s series is on Hulu. And PBS’s “Frontline” dives into the Trump administration’s border policies.

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Alex Trebek, Saying He May Leave ‘Jeopardy!’ in 2020, Suggests 2 Replacements
Express, July 30

Neither of the potential names floated by the 78-year-old trivia show host had been on the radar of most fans.

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Three Shows to Watch This Week
Culture, July 30

Do you fancy television about crafts, murder or prison?

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The D.I.Y. Joys of ‘Making It’
Culture, July 30

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host this crafty contest show.

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Octavia Spencer to Star in ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ on Netflix
Culture, July 30

Ms. Spencer will also executive produce the limited series, the true story of a washerwoman who founded a hair-care company and became a millionaire.

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CBS Board to Meet on Les Moonves’s Role After Misconduct Allegations
Business, July 29

Members spent much of the weekend discussing what immediate actions it should take after sexual misconduct allegations against the C.E.O. were published by The New Yorker.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Rest in Power’ and ‘A Very Secret Service’
Culture, July 30

Trayvon Martin’s life and death are unpacked in a new docu-series, with Jay-Z as executive producer. And a new season of a Cold War parody is on Netflix.

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Jay-Z on ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ and Activism
Culture, July 29

The music mogul is an executive producer of a sprawling six-part docu-series centered on the death of Mr. Martin, and the divisive verdict.

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‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 4: The End Zone
Culture, July 29

This week’s episode ended on quite the cliffhanger. What the heck was it?

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‘The Affair’ Season 4, Episode 7: Gurus
Culture, July 29

Noah and Anton hit the road. Helen and Sierra get a yurt.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Così Fan Tutte’ and ‘Power’
Culture, July 29

Kendrick Lamar makes his television acting debut on “Power.” And Bruce Willis gets roasted.

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Kenya Barris, Creator of ‘Black-ish,’ Will Leave ABC Studios in August
Business, July 27

Mr. Barris will part ways with the Disney-owned production company in August, following creative differences. He is widely expected to move to Netflix.

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Les Moonves, CBS Chief, Faces Inquiry Over Misconduct Allegations
Business, July 27

The company’s board said it would investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Mr. Moonves that were detailed in a New Yorker article.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol’ and ‘The Breadwinner’
Culture, July 28

With the latest “Mission: Impossible” in theaters, a previous installment airs on FX. And “The Breadwinner” revolves around a young Afghan refugee.

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Disney and Fox Shareholders Approve Deal, Ending Corporate Duel
Business, July 27

Overseas regulators must still approve the deal, but the votes brought to a close a six-month battle waged across two continents by Disney and Comcast for supremacy in the media business.

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Bill Loud, the Father of TV’s ‘An American Family,’ Is Dead at 97
Obits, July 27

In 1973, the real-life domestic dramas of Mr. Loud and his family were presented in 12 hourlong episodes now considered the genesis of reality television.

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How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Way You Watch Your Favorite Shows and Movies
Interactive, July 27

A smaller number of companies control of a greater portion of TV shows and films, potentially altering where — and how — we see our favorite series, movies or actors.

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Uzo Aduba Gives Voice to Hidden Figures
Arts & Leisure, July 27

Ms. Aduba talks about the new season of “Orange Is the New Black”; her character, Suzanne; and her mission to tell the stories of overlooked women.

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Pop Culture Gets Radical
Op Ed, July 27

“Sorry to Bother You” and “Dietland” offer something we need at this moment.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Just Another Immigrant’
Weekend, July 27

“Orange Is the New Black” goes maximum-security. And Romesh Ranganathan wraps up his docu-series with a stand-up special.

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Is America Ready for the Mind of Terence Nance?
Arts & Leisure, July 26

In his late-night HBO series, “Random Acts of Flyness,” the writer-director accentuates the experience of being young and black in America right now.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, July 26

Singing and dancing, time-travel and backyard roller coasters. The best TV this weekend runs an eccentric gamut.

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What to Remember Before You Watch ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 6
Culture, July 26

For viewers who could use a reminder, our rundown of where everyone stands going into Season 6 should get you up to speed.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Nashville’ and ‘The Great Food Truck Race’
Culture, July 26

“Nashville” comes to a close. And stream a documentary about the artist Andy Goldsworthy.

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Chris Hardwick to Return to AMC After Investigation
Culture, July 25

The network did not elaborate beyond its statement that he would resume hosting duties after an investigation of accusations made by an ex-girlfriend.

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Watch the Best of Recent Netflix Comedy in This Order
Watching, July 25

The sheer volume may be overwhelming, but fear not — we have compiled the very best of the recent additions for you.

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Donald Trump’s Star Being Repaired; Suspect Is Named in Vandalism
Culture, July 25

A suspect, Austin Clay, was being held on a charge of felony vandalism, the police said. This is not the first time President Trump’s star has been vandalized.

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Sissy Spacek Would Rather You Didn’t Get That ‘Carrie’ Tattoo
Culture, July 25

The actress, who became a star more than 40 years ago with “Carrie,” returns to the world of Stephen King with “Castle Rock.”

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43 Hours, Circling Fins, No Boat: All for the Shark Week Glory
Culture, July 25

James Glancy didn’t set out to take part in “the most dangerous experiment ever attempted on Shark Week.” But that’s exactly what happened.

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‘Castle Rock’ Season 1, Episodes 1-3:
Culture, July 25

The first three episodes of the new Hulu series, rooted in the works of Stephen King, are more than just the sum of their (many) Easter eggs.

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Jason Spencer, Georgia Lawmaker Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, to Resign
Culture, July 25

Two days after footage showed him yelling racial epithets on Mr. Cohen’s series “Who Is America?,” Mr. Spencer has decided to step down from office.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Castle Rock’ and ‘Colony’
Culture, July 25

A series steeped in Stephen King lore arrives on Hulu. And the dystopian drama “Colony” airs its final episode.

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‘Castle Rock’ Is Too Haunted by Its Past
Culture, July 24

A new series set in the world of Stephen King drops plenty of Easter eggs for superfans but shows the pitfalls of intellectual-property-based TV.

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9 Recent Netflix Original Series That Are Worth Your Time
Watching, July 24

Recent highlights include true-crime documentaries, an irreverent weekly talk show and a very angry cartoon panda.

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BRIC Appoints New President
Culture, July 24

Kristina Newman-Scott, director of culture for the State of Connecticut, is to join BRIC as its president in September.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Rock Rubber 45s’ and ‘Drunk History’
Culture, July 24

Bobbito Garcia’s autobiographical documentary lands on streaming platforms. And Season 5 of “Drunk History” ends on a spooky note.

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Where to Stream the Stephen King References in ‘Castle Rock’
Watching, July 23

Hulu’s new series is packed with Easter eggs from King’s vast and creepy catalog. View their respective screen adaptations in the safety of your home.

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Today They’re on TV’s Buzziest Shows. What About Their Other Great Roles?
Culture, July 23

It’s a quiet week for TV, so we’re turning our attention to the stars of some of this year’s best shows. Turns out they’ve done a lot of cool stuff.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Is Duping Republicans. Is He the James O’Keefe of the Left?
Culture, July 23

Mr. Cohen’s Showtime series, “Who Is America,” has used deception to embarrass G.O.P. figures, similar to the way Mr. O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has targeted liberals.

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Chris Wallace on Interviewing Putin, and Why He Isn’t Afraid to Visit Russia
Business, July 22

The Fox News anchor follows his aggressive interview of the Russian president with a vacation — to St. Petersburg.

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What’s on TV Monday: Sports Documentaries and ‘Wùlu’
Culture, July 23

Two new documentaries examine the lives of groundbreaking athletes. And “Wùlu” tells a gangster tale against the backdrop of Mali’s military coup.

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Georgia Leaders Condemn Jason Spencer, Lawmaker Who Used Slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen Show
Culture, July 22

Mr. Spencer, a state lawmaker who proposed a bill that could have banned facial veils in public, was duped into an embarrassing appearance in “Who Is America?”

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‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 3 Recap: Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Culture, July 22

Self-harm seems to run in Camille’s family, whatever its form.

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‘The Affair’ Season 4, Episode 6 Recap: Changing the Story
Culture, July 22

Alison learns some staggering details about her past. But as always, the truth depends on who is telling the tale.

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What’s on TV Sunday: Shark Week and ‘An Education’
Culture, July 22

Shark Week begins with some brawny cameos. And watch Carey Mulligan’s breakout role on Netflix.

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Suspicious Minds
Styles, July 21

Mingling with wariness and wonder at a conference devoted to “Ancient Aliens.”

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Shonda Rhimes Describes Her Grand Netflix Ambitions
Sunday Business, July 20

The star producer reveals the eight shows she plans to make for the streaming service, which wooed her away from ABC with a nine-figure deal.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Me, Myself & I’ and ‘Finding Neverland’
Culture, July 21

The CBS comedy “Me, Myself & I” wraps up its first season. And “Finding Neverland” tells the story behind Peter Pan.

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Kimberly Guilfoyle, Co-Host of ‘The Five,’ Is Leaving Fox News
Business, July 20

Ms. Guilfoyle, who recently revealed that she is dating Donald Trump Jr., had been at the network for 12 years.

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Disney Fires ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Over Offensive Tweets
Business, July 20

James Gunn wrote most of the tweets before 2013. They resurfaced after he criticized President Trump on Twitter and far-right provocateurs searched his social media history.

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Fictional Police Brutality, Real Emotional Toll
Arts & Leisure, July 20

When movies and shows from “Blindspotting” to “Detroit” wrestle with the emotional toll of violence against black people, their creators’ intentions matter.

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Maura Tierney Knows Where They Keep the Life Jackets
Styles, July 20

The no-nonsense star of “The Affair” cheats on Manhattan, with a ferry ride to the Brooklyn Flea.

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Police Violence is Flooding Our Screens. What’s the Impact?
Video, July 20

The Times’s assistant TV editor, Aisha Harris, discusses how representations of police brutality in media have changed. She says shows like “Insecure” and “Queen Sugar” sensitively deal with this issue by focusing on the interactions’ emotional to...

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Wynonna Earp’ and ‘Dark Tourist’
Weekend, July 20

The cult favorite “Wynonna Earp” returns for a third season. And a Vice correspondent heads to war-torn Raqqa, in Syria.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, July 19

Oddballs, human drama, tapping toes: If you have time, our TV critic Margaret Lyons has ideas.

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‘Castle Rock’ Is a Stephen King Story That Isn’t Really a Stephen King Story
Arts & Leisure, July 19

The 10-episode series on Hulu represents a confluence of many of the author’s stories and characters and also of several TV trends.

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How 2 Media Moguls’ Once-Warm Friendship Turned Frigid
Business, July 19

The legal wrangling between CBS, Viacom and the Redstone family provides a behind-the-scenes view into how quickly a powerful business alliance can fray.

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With ‘In Search Of,’ Zachary Quinto Reprises Another Leonard Nimoy Role
Weekend, July 19

“In Search Of,” which is having its premiere on History, reboots the paranormal docu-series Mr. Nimoy hosted from 1977-82.

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What’s on TV: ‘Trial & Error’ and ‘Hidden’
Culture, July 19

Kristin Chenoweth takes the stand in a new season of “Trial & Error.” And stream another British noir series.

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Sinclair Tries to Appease F.C.C., but Its Tribune Bid Is Challenged
Business, July 18

The TV operator said it would sell off two stations through an independent trust. That was not enough to satisfy the Federal Communications Commission chairman’s concerns.

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‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening Says Debate Around Apu Is ‘Tainted’
Culture, July 18

Amid discussion about whether Apu is an Indian stereotype, Mr. Groening shares his feelings about the character and explains why the criticism caught him off guard.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Suits’ and the 2018 ESPYS
Culture, July 18

“Suits” returns without two stars. And Danica Patrick hosts the ESPY Awards.

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‘Hidden,’ a Detective Story Under Gray Welsh Skies
Culture, July 17

A new cop series on Acorn TV is as pretty to look at as “Broadchurch” but goes even darker in its story of abduction and imprisonment in the Welsh countryside.

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The Era of Streaming Niche Sports Dawns
Sports, July 17

A new generation of niche sports is looking to streaming instead of big networks to find more exposure and new fans.

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Robin Williams Was King of the One-Off. Here Are 9 of His Best Short Roles.
Watching, July 17

HBO’s new documentary on Williams digs deep into his vast career, which was packed with guest spots and cameos — at least 108 roles in all.

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In Blow to Sinclair, F.C.C. Chief Says He Has ‘Serious Concerns’ With Tribune Deal
Business, July 16

Ajit Pai said he wanted a judge to review aspects of the deal, an about-face for a chairman whose policy changes have seemed to mostly benefit the broadcast company.

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TV Anchors Agape After the Trump-Putin Appearance
Business, July 16

“Disgraceful,” Anderson Cooper of CNN said at the end of a news conference during which the reporters Jonathan Lemire and Jeff Mason asked tough questions.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: The MLB All-Star Game and ‘UnREAL’
Culture, July 17

The Midsummer Classic returns to the nation’s capital. And the fourth season of “UnREAL” gets a surprise release on Hulu.

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Stream These 10 Emmy Nominees You May Not Have Seen
Culture, July 16

You already know about “Game of Thrones” and “S.N.L.” Now check out these other great nominees.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ and ‘Sacred Games’
Culture, July 16

A new documentary focuses on the colorful yet troubled life of Williams. And Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel is adapted for Netflix.

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‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 2 Recap: Magical Thinking
Culture, July 15

The citizens of Wind Gap twist reality to suit their superstitions and pieties. But are those biases compromising the investigation?

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Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back. Should We Care?
Culture, July 15

“Who Is America?” on Showtime reprises the comedian’s gotcha techniques at a time when people don’t need to be tricked into saying embarrassing things.

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‘The Affair’ Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: Next Steps
Culture, July 15

Vik and Cole undertake similar voyages of self-discovery, each apparently requiring a much younger and beautiful accomplice.

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Hear a Mash-up of Every ‘Goooooool’ From the World Cup
Interactive, July 15

We have combined all 169 impassioned cries by Telemundo's announcers into one lung-bursting goal call.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Has Been Duping Politicians for Decades. Here Are Some Greatest Hits.
Culture, July 15

His new Showtime series, “Who Is America?,” promises a thorough skewering of American politicians. But Ali G, Borat and Brüno have been at this a while.