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Stephen Colbert Signs a New ‘Late Show’ Deal Through 2023
Business, Today

The contract extension for the late night leader keeps him on the job beyond the next election.

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‘Watchmen’ Is an Audacious Rorschach Test
Arts, Today

Damon Lindelof’s entertaining comic-book rethink takes on the Big Bad of white supremacy, explosively and sometimes unsteadily.

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Jack Quaid Loves a Haunted House
Style, Today

The star of the Amazon show “The Boys” likes to be scared.

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Nepotism Is Everywhere, Trevor Noah Says
Arts, Today

The “Daily Show” host was taken aback to see the Trump sons, of all people, give Hunter Biden trouble for capitalizing on the family name.

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What’s on TV Thursday: A Toni Morrison Doc and ‘Fractured’
Arts, Today

A recent documentary about Toni Morrison hits Hulu. And a Hitchcockian thriller with Sam Worthington is on Netflix.

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8.3 Million Watched Ohio Democratic Debate on Television
Business, Yesterday

Tuesday’s event drew an audience significantly smaller than the one for last month’s candidate forum in Houston.

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Why the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys Are Not Ready for They and Them
Movies, Yesterday

Asia Kate Dillon of “Billions” is calling on the Television Academy to scrap gendered categories. But the organization and others have no plans for change, for now.

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How Noel Fielding Went From a Hedonist to a Host of ‘The Great British Baking Show’
Arts, Yesterday

The alternative comedian became an indie darling with “The Mighty Boosh.” Fronting Britain’s favorite reality show has taken some adjustment.

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Save Some Popcorn for the Deal-Making Behind TV
Technology, Yesterday

Media companies merged to take on tech, and tech giants are producing media. Edmund Lee, a media reporter, has his eyes on what comes next.

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What Was That Debate About? About Three Hours
Arts, Yesterday

A maximalist marathon on CNN made room for a lot of moments, but it begged for some editing.

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‘Watchmen’ Is Coming. (Actually, It Never Left.)
Arts, Yesterday

A new adaptation of the graphic novel “Watchmen” is coming to HBO. The original changed superhero tales — and pop culture at large — forever.

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Democratic Debate Like a Nightclub on a Tuesday, Trevor Noah Says
Arts, Yesterday

“Everyone gets in,” Trevor Noah joked about Tuesday’s debate, in which a record 12 candidates participated.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Undercover in the Jungle’ and ‘Ghosts of Sugar Land’
Arts, Yesterday

A PBS program showcases a novel technique used to film in the Amazon. And an award-winning documentary short hits Netflix.

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The ‘Office Ladies’ Return to Dunder Mifflin
Arts, October 15

Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey reunite to rewatch every episode of “The Office” for a new podcast.

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Trump Is the ‘Gollum of Presidents,’ Trevor Noah Says
Arts, October 15

The president’s evolving position on Rudy Giuliani reminded Noah of a “Lord of the Rings” character: “We haven’t spoken to Rudies. We speak to Rudies all the time!”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Arrow’ and ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’
Arts, October 15

The Green Arrow prepares to hang up his bow in his series’s final season, and John Cameron Mitchell struts his stuff in “Hedwig.”

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ABC Apologizes for Showing Video From U.S. Gun Range in Report on Syria
Business, October 14

The video appeared in a report on Turkish attacks in northern Syria. ABC News did not specify how the error had occurred.

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‘Succession’: Jesse Armstrong on the Season Finale’s Stunning Twist
Arts, October 14

The Emmy-winning creator discussed when he knew how the season would end and his response to early critics who called the characters unsympathetic.

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John Hodgman on the Two Celebrity Corgis That Shattered His World
Magazine, October 14

After a decade and a half of semi-fame, the writer and performer thought he had things figured out. Until he met two dogs more famous than he was.

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NBC News Hits Back Against Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Book
Business, October 14

NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, in a detailed memo to employees, described the book as a “smear” and a “conspiracy theory.”

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NBC News Hits Back Against Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Book
Business, October 14

NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, in a detailed memo to employees, described the book as a “smear” and a “conspiracy theory.”

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‘Succession’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Sails Out, Nails Out
Arts, October 14

Logan seems to think he is the only member of the Waystar leadership team who isn’t expendable. Not everyone agrees.

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What’s on TV Monday: The Finale of ‘The Terror: Infamy’ and Franju’s ‘Judex’
Arts, October 14

The second season of the historical horror show wraps up. And Georges Franju’s tribute to early film serials arrives on the Criterion Channel.

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‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Season Finale: Danny McBride Testifies
Arts, October 13

The creator and star of the HBO comedy talked about the Season 1 finale, struggling with church as a child and an interesting query he received from Kanye West.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4, Episode 2 Recap: Deus Ex Machina
Arts, October 13

Elliot and Mr. Robot get a lesson about who’s really running the show.

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‘The Affair’ Season 5, Episode 8: He Said, She Said, She Said, She Said
Arts, October 13

Noah’s troubled past with women is coming back to haunt him several times over. Whose perspective are we meant to believe?

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Lights. Camera. Prayer. A Mini-Hollywood Grows in Utah.
Movies, October 13

Movies made by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are an important part of a film and TV ecosystem in northern Utah. And there’s not an R-rating in sight.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Gives Julián Castro His Moment
Arts, October 13

The cold open was a highlight of this week's episode, which got some help from several A-list stars.

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What’s on TV Sunday: The ‘Succession’ Season Finale and ‘Schitt’s Creek’
Arts, October 13

The Roy family weighs its options in the “Succession” season finale, while the Rose family’s small-town saga continues in Season 5 of “Schitt’s Creek.”

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Shepard Smith, Fox News Anchor, Abruptly Departs From Network
Business, October 11

The chief news anchor at Fox News, who stood apart from the network’s commentators, announced his departure at the close of his regular broadcast.

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With ‘Lucy in the Sky,’ Noah Hawley Expands His Universe
Movies, October 11

The director explains how his approach to the show he’s known for, “Fargo,” was very different for the astronaut tale starring Natalie Portman.

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Poland’s State Media Is Government’s Biggest Booster Before Election
World, October 11

With state television firmly under the control of the ruling party, it has proved itself more valuable than any billboard or advertising campaign.

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Elizabeth Olsen on Grief, the Scarlet Witch and Her Next Life
Arts, October 11

The actress talks about juggling “Sorry For Your Loss” with the Marvel juggernaut, while dreaming up her next great adventures.

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Florida Women Are No Joke. I Should Know.
Arts, October 11

What is it really like to love, work and struggle in the Sunshine State? The characters in a new wave of books and TV shows have not just survived — they’ve thrived.

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‘El Camino,’ a ‘Breaking Bad’ Sequel, Is Suspenseful and Superfluous
Arts, October 11

The well-executed Netflix movie entertainingly extends the “Breaking Bad” cinematic universe without really adding to it.

How Did Rudy Giuliani Get Here?
The Weekly, October 11

We present a special episode of “The Weekly” to show you how Rudy Giuliani’s wild, decades-long career brought him to this moment.

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After Fox News Poll, Late Night Wonders Where Trump Can Turn for Support
Arts, October 11

“If Trump can’t rely on Fox News to make himself feel better, what can he watch?” Seth Meyers joked after a poll found strong support for impeaching the president.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘El Camino’ and ‘Little Monsters’
Arts, October 11

A “Breaking Bad” movie hits Netflix. And Lupita Nyong’o eviscerates zombies on Hulu in “Little Monsters.”

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Ronan Farrow Goes After NBC News Executives in His New Book
Business, October 10

In “Catch and Kill,” the reporter says they blocked his monthslong investigation of Harvey Weinstein. The network disputes his claims.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, October 10

RuPaul returns and “Succession” ends its season.

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Karli on ‘Sesame Street’ Reveals Her Mother’s Addiction Battle
Arts, October 10

It’s the latest example of the show introducing characters or expanding their backgrounds to explain tough topics to children.

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‘El Camino’: What to Remember 6 Years After ‘Breaking Bad’
Arts, October 10

A new feature-length sequel comes to Netflix on Friday. But it’s been a while since the series ended in a cloud of gun smoke. Here’s where we left the major characters.

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HBO to Tackle Mental Illness Stigma in New Campaign
Arts, October 10

The network will put alerts at the beginnings of some episodes and release a series of explainer videos narrated by a psychologist, in an effort to normalize conversations around mental health.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Facing New Charge as Groping Trial Is Delayed
Arts, October 10

Prosecutors said the actor, who had been set to face a Manhattan jury, has been accused in a second incident, but they provided no details.

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Trump’s Achilles’ Mouth Keeps Him in Trouble, Colbert Says
Arts, October 10

“It’s all detailed in the epic poem ‘The Idiod,’” Stephen Colbert joked on Wednesday.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Annabelle: Creation’
Arts, October 10

Choose between two terrors: an apocalypse in the final season of “Supernatural” on CW or a creepy doll in “Annabelle: Creation,” airing on Syfy.

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Kathryn Hahn’s Funny, Sensual Portrayals of Female Desire
Interactive, October 9

At 46, the actress has become the go-to Hollywood star for a certain kind of candid sex scene.

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Karen Pendleton, an Original Mouseketeer, Is Dead at 73
Arts, October 9

Along with Annette Funicello and others, she was in the cast of “The Mickey Mouse Club” from its debut in 1955.

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Matt Lauer Accuser Speaks Out in Ronan Farrow’s New Book
Business, October 9

The reporter who helped bring down Harvey Weinstein secured an on-the-record interview with one of the former ‘Today’ host’s accusers.

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Need an Uplifting Show or Another British Mystery? We’ve Got You
Arts, October 9

Go with “Glow” for the all the feels and “Prime Suspect” for your British crime fix.

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Trump’s Just Defending His Street Cred, Trevor Noah Says
Arts, October 9

President Trump stopped an ambassador from testifying in the impeachment inquiry because he was afraid the man would “exonerate him too much,” Noah said.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Nancy Drew’ and ‘Goliath’
Arts, October 9

Nancy Drew is reimagined in a new CW series. And a new season of the legal drama “Goliath” is streaming on Amazon.

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Marshall Efron, Funny Cog in the PBS ‘Dream Machine,’ Dies at 81
Arts, October 8

In the 1970s he was part of a much-talked about prime-time TV series as well as a somewhat subversive Sunday morning Bible show for children.

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Diahann Carroll Was the Only Mother I Knew
Style, October 8

My real mother left me when I was a toddler. And then, at age 5, I was cast as Corey Baker on “Julia.”

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Paul Rudd, the One-Man Double Act
Arts, October 8

The star of “Ant-Man” and “Avengers: Endgame” confronts himself, quite literally, playing both an imperfect man and his perfect clone in “Living With Yourself.”

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‘South Park’ Creators Offer Fake Apology After Show Is Erased in China
Arts, October 8

“Like the N.B.A., we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” the show’s creators said in a tongue-in-cheek response. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy.”

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Late Night Suggests Kurdish Forces Dig Up Dirt on Joe Biden
Arts, October 8

“Or as I like to call it, a Kurd pro quo,” Trevor Noah joked Monday.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: BET’s Hip Hop Awards and ‘On the President’s Orders’
Arts, October 8

Cardi B is up for 10 awards at the 2019 Hip Hop Awards. And PBS airs the documentary “On the President’s Orders.”

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How We Went From ‘Soup Nazis’ to Real Nazis
Opinion, October 7

And why ‘yadda, yadda, yadda’ won’t cut it anymore.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Mobile Start-Up, Quibi, Makes a Deal With ESPN
Business, October 7

With $1 billion to work with, the veteran Hollywood executive finds more material for his short-form video platform.

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NBCUniversal Changes Leadership at Its Streaming Service, Peacock
Business, October 7

A new leader was announced for the company’s competitor to Netflix and Disney Plus, which is scheduled for an April debut.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Spoor’ and ‘Retro Report’
Arts, October 7

Agnieszka Holland’s ecological thriller is available on Mubi until Oct. 11. And a new PBS series connects current events with the past.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4 Premiere Recap: E for Vendetta
Arts, October 6

The final season premiere opened with a bang — and was a return to form after some strange misfires last season.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4 Premiere Recap: E for Vendetta
Arts, October 6

The final season premiere opened with a bang — and was a return to form after some strange misfires last season.

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‘The Affair’ Season 5, Episode 7 Recap: Killer Twist
Arts, October 6

Joanie tries to catch her mother’s killer as Noah tries to catch a break.

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‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: Culture of Exploitation
Arts, October 6

This week revealed a lot about how seriously the megawealthy and the politically connected take government oversight.

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‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: Culture of Exploitation
Arts, October 6

This week revealed a lot about how seriously the megawealthy and the politically connected take government oversight.

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Diahann Carroll, Indelible Fixture of My Childhood
Arts, October 6

Ms. Carroll was part of my extended family, that fabulous aunt who commanded attention by simply walking into the room.

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Matthew Broderick Joins the Trump Team
Arts, October 6

The actor portrayed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in this week’s episode, which was hosted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and featured Taylor Swift as musical guest.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’
Arts, October 6

Elliot Alderson prepares to bring down a shadowy mastermind in the final season of “Mr. Robot.” And the criminally enterprising Shelby family returns for a new season of “Peaky Blinders.”

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Diahann Carroll Embodied Glamour and Substance
Opinion, October 5

Early in her career the “Dynasty” star was criticized for being oblivious to issues facing everyday black Americans. This couldn’t have been further from the truth.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Austin City Limits’ and ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’
Arts, October 5

Gary Clark Jr. opens the 45th season of the live concert series. And Matt Damon plays the infamous literary grifter in the 1999 film, which is available to stream.

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Diahann Carroll, Actress Who Broke Barriers With ‘Julia,’ Dies at 84
Arts, October 4

In addition to being a sitcom pioneer, she sang on television, in nightclubs, on recordings and on Broadway, where she won a Tony Award.

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What Happened After the Joke: A Stand-Up’s Harrowing Tale
Movies, October 4

Gary Gulman has always avoided hack comedy. In a new special, he finds himself in territory other comics have staked out involving depression. The results are fascinating.

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Getting the Joker’s Laugh Just Right
Movies, October 4

Joaquin Phoenix’s predecessors on TV and video say that cackle takes strenuous effort. The voice actor they revere? Mark Hamill.

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Nancy Drew and the Mystery of Her Enduring Relevance
Arts, October 4

Why is Nancy Drew still prowling around popular culture? And why is she so hard to adapt successfully?

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Trump Just Blew the Whistle on Himself, Seth Meyers Says
Arts, October 4

“Trump’s like a mobster who instead of throwing a body in the trunk, throws it in the passenger seat so he can use the car pool lane,” Meyers said Thursday.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘The Blacklist’ and ‘Raising Dion’
Arts, October 4

“The Blacklist” returns for a seventh season on NBC. And a series about a young superhero debuts on Netflix.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, October 3

Two favorite dramas return, and a mischievous new comedy special comes to HBO.

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‘Sesame Street,’ With Its Five-Decade Library, Moves to HBO Max
Business, October 3

New episodes will appear on the streaming platform nine months before they are shown on PBS. More than 4,500 shows from the “Sesame Street” library will also be available.

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2 Women Say James Franco’s Acting School Sexually Exploited Them
Movies, October 3

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the women say the school pressured them into uncomfortable activities and promised acting opportunities that did not materialize.

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‘Batwoman’ and ‘Nancy Drew’ Reinvent Two Pop-Culture Heroines
Arts, October 3

CW adds a comic-book crime fighter and an iconic mystery-novel detective to its deep roster of female protagonists.

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Drag Is Exploding. What Does It Cost to Look Like Royalty?
Business, October 3

An illustrated look at what two iconic New York performers spend on their acts.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘High Life’ and the iHeartRadio Music Festival
Arts, October 3

Claire Denis’s “High Life” is streaming on Amazon. And performances from Chance the Rapper, Alicia Keys and more air on the CW.

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A Viewer’s Guide to ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
Arts, October 3

With the arrival of a franchise of the reality show in Britain, here are a few things to look out for as the queens compete for the crown.

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Late Night Wonders Who Was Called for a Quote on the Moat
Arts, October 3

“Yeah, they actually got a quote for the moat, which also sounds like the name of the most xenophobic Dr. Seuss book ever,” Trevor Noah joked Wednesday.

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Tyler Perry Builds a New Kingdom, With Madea Behind Him
Movies, October 2

As the cultural firmament shifts, he is launching his 330-acre studios and creating more content than ever. Is he sacrificing quality for quantity? It’s a debate he rejects.

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Why Lefties Should Watch Fox News
Opinion, October 2

The network’s internal strife offers the truest picture of how impeachment might play on the right.

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Next Democratic Debate Will Have 12 Candidates Onstage, the Most Ever
Business, October 2

Rather than split the contenders into two groups, party officials will guarantee that the leading candidates have a chance to face off against one another.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and Stan in Australia in October
Arts, October 2

Every month, a new batch of movies and TV shows begin streaming on Netflix, Stan and Amazon in Australia. Here are the titles we think are most interesting for October.

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The House’s Giuliani Subpoena Was No Surprise, Trevor Noah Says
Arts, October 2

“I mean, you know you’re in trouble if you control-F your name in a whistle-blower’s report and the screen lights up like a motel bed under a black light,” Noah said.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ and ‘Donnie Brasco’
Arts, October 2

A sci-fi serial killer movie is streaming on Netflix. And “Donnie Brasco” airs on Showtime.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in October
Arts, October 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 October.

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This Is the Moment Rachel Maddow Has Been Waiting For
Magazine, October 1

How the MSNBC host staked her show on Trump — and won the largest and most obsessive audience of her career.

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The Shark-Infested Waters of Trump’s Tweet-Filled Weekend
Arts, October 1

“I would say the president is starting to unravel, but that would imply he was raveled in the first place,” Jimmy Kimmel joked Monday night.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Carmen Sandiego’ and ‘In a Man’s World’
Arts, October 1

Season 2 of “Carmen Sandiego” is on Netflix. And Bravo’s new mini series, “In a Man’s World,” premieres.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New on Netflix Canada in October
World, September 30

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 October.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Le Samouraï’ and ‘The Silence of Others’
Arts, September 30

A classic crime film is new to the Criterion Channel. And a documentary about Franco’s legacy in Spain debuts on PBS.

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‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 8: Bad Rap
Arts, September 29

The Roys travel back to the Scottish town where Logan grew up. But he’s in no mood to stroll down memory lane.

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‘The Affair’ Season 5, Episode 6: Generational Trauma
Arts, September 29

Joanie fears she is becoming her mother, but a big discovery calls her assumptions into question.

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‘The Affair’ Season 5, Episode 6: Generational Trauma
Arts, September 29

Joanie fears she is becoming her mother, but a big discovery calls her assumptions into question.

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Biden Campaign Urges TV Networks to Stop Booking Giuliani
U.S., September 29

Advisers to the former vice president wrote to executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News to “demand” that Mr. Giuliani not be invited on the air to discuss Ukraine and President Trump.

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A New Godfather, in Harlem This Time
Arts, September 29

Forest Whitaker takes the antihero role as the 1960s heroin kingpin Bumpy Johnson in “Godfather of Harlem,” a new series on Epix.

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‘S.N.L.’ Premiere Meets Impeachment Head-On, but Not Shane Gillis
Arts, September 29

Woody Harrelson hosted and Alec Baldwin returned as President Trump. But the Gillis controversy was only hinted at. Maybe.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Shark Tank’
Arts, September 29

“Bob’s Burgers” returns for a 10th season on Fox. And “Shark Tank” is back on ABC.

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At Fox News, Trump Impeachment Inquiry Brings On-Air Sniping
Business, September 27

As Tucker Carlson and Shepard Smith go public with a feud over President Trump’s latest troubles, Sean Hannity rides high in the ratings.

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‘S.N.L.’ Is Sorry: A Brief History of the Show’s (Sort Of) Apologies
Arts, September 27

Will “Saturday Night Live” address the Shane Gillis flap in its Season 45 premiere this weekend? Who knows, but here’s how it has handled past controversies on-air.

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Jimmy Nelson, Star of the Golden Age of Ventriloquism, Dies at 90
Arts, September 27

With his dummies Danny O’Day and Farfel, he was a familiar presence on TV. He also inspired future ventriloquists with his instructional records.

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Ellen DeGeneres Joins HBO Max in a Deal to Produce Three Programs
Business, September 27

The HBO name, once known for fare that could not be aired on network television, has become synonymous with mainstream shows and TV stars under AT&T.

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‘Transparent’ and Its Unsettling Technicolor Dream Theater
Arts, September 27

The landmark show’s “Musicale Finale” is a bizarre Broadway-style goodbye that flattens out some of TV’s most finely shaded characters.

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Cobie Smulders Is a Pacifist. But for ‘Stumptown,’ She’s Willing to Kick Butt.
Arts, September 27

The actor — forever Robin Scherbatsky of “How I Met Your Mother” to us — goes darkly funny as a military vet turned private eye who uses gambling, drinking and sex to numb her PTSD.

How ‘Sesame Street’ Keeps the ABCs Fresh, Every Single Time
Arts, September 27

It isn’t easy to remake the alphabet song over and over. The show’s writers, Muppets and Usher go behind the music on the 50-year-old children’s program.

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How Do You Rewrite the ABCs? The Secrets of Songwriting on ‘Sesame Street’
Video, September 27

“Sesame Street” has been teaching the ABC’s for 50 years with music. Elmo, Usher and the writing team tell us how they create some of the best-known songs in educational media.

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Trump and Ukraine: What Could ‘Play Ball’ Mean?
Arts, September 27

“O.K., Ukraine. You gotta play ball, O.K.? And I mean let me get to second base, O.K.?” Stephen Colbert joked.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘The Politician’ and ‘Creepshow’
Arts, September 27

Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow star in a new Netflix series. And a new horror anthology series is streaming on Shudder.

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Locast, a Free Streaming Service, Sues ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox
Business, September 27

The nonprofit behind the app, which relays broadcast feeds online, claims the networks have colluded in an effort to shut it down.

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Ryan Murphy, Super Producer, Reboots Himself for Netflix and ‘The Politician’
Business, September 26

To create his first Netflix series, which starts streaming on Friday, Mr. Murphy ripped up his playbook and tried some new narrative tricks to encourage binge-watching.

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

Our TV critic has recommendations, including the new season debut of “Bob’s Burgers.”

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How a ‘Walking Dead’ Guru Brought ‘Creepshow’ Back to Life
Arts, September 26

The 1982 film, directed by George Romero and written by Stephen King, changed Greg Nicotero’s life. Now he has brought the franchise full circle, and invited his old friends.

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Netflix’s ‘Politician’ Is a Chaos Candidate
Arts, September 26

Ryan Murphy’s first series for the streaming platform has the acid humor of “Glee,” but also the flighty attention span.

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Eddie Murphy Is Bringing Eddie Murphy Back
Movies, September 26

In a wide-ranging interview, the star explains why he’s returning to stand-up and the big screen, why he regrets leaving and why it’s hard to watch himself in “Raw” these days.

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Late Night Gives Account of Trump’s Ukrainian Call 5 Stars
Arts, September 26

“And these notes that they released of this phone call make Trump look — and I don’t want to get too technical — bad,” Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Evil’ and ‘Sunnyside’
Arts, September 26

A supernatural drama series debuts on CBS. And Kal Penn stars in a new NBC series.

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Citing Falsehoods, Nicolle Wallace of MSNBC Cut Away From Trump’s Remarks
Business, September 25

Live coverage of President Trump’s news conference presented networks and cable news channels with a challenge: How, and when, should the fact-checking begin?

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Fall TV Reviewed: Choir Wars, Zany Immigrants and Demons of the Week
Arts, September 25

“Evil,” from the “Good Wife” team; Patricia Heaton in “Carol’s Second Act”; Bradley Whitford in “Perfect Harmony”; and Kal Penn in “Sunnyside.”

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As ‘SVU’ Makes History, Mariska Hargitay Makes Olivia Benson’s Mission Her Own
Arts, September 25

This week “Law & Order: SVU” becomes the longest-running drama in prime-time history. But in some ways, the culture is just catching up to the series and its crusading star.

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Stephen Colbert Sees Trump Impeachment Inquiry as a Thing to Celebrate
Arts, September 25

“Hello, Ukraine? You up for interfering with our election?” Colbert joked of the allegation that the president sought to enlist a foreign leader to dig up dirt on a rival.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Stumptown’ and ‘Abstract’
Arts, September 25

A new crime drama debuts on ABC. And “Abstract: The Art of Design” returns for a second season on Netflix.

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How Jussie Smollett Was Written Off the Last Season of ‘Empire’
Arts, September 24

Mr. Smollett still faces legal troubles over his claim that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault.

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On ‘The Good Place,’ Chidi Redefines the Black Nerd
Arts, September 24

William Jackson Harper has made Chidi Anagonye resonate with viewers. In doing so, he makes anxious black nerds like me more visible, and broadens TV’s notions about black masculinity.

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Late Night Calls Out Trump for Bringing Up Biden With Ukraine
Arts, September 24

“It’s like if you went on trial for stabbing a guy and said, ‘It was an accident. He fell on the knife,’ and they said, ‘Eight times?’” Seth Meyers joked Monday.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Mixed-ish’ and ‘American Horror Story’
Arts, September 24

A new “black-ish” spinoff explores a character’s unusual upbringing, and “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” is available to stream.

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Emmy Ratings Sink to New Low in Era of ‘Peak TV’
Business, September 23

A record-low 6.9 million viewers tuned in to Sunday’s broadcast of the Emmy Awards on Fox, according to Nielsen, a 32 percent drop from last year.

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The Emmys Mourned André Previn With a Photo of Leonard Slatkin
Arts, September 23

Previn’s death was commemorated in the show’s in memoriam montage, but a photo of a living composer and conductor was shown on air.

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As HBO Celebrates a Big Night, Questions About Its Future Loom
Business, September 23

The cable network won more Emmys than anyone else on Sunday night, but competition is growing and its new leadership has little entertainment experience.

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Backstage at the Emmy Awards
Arts, September 23

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards offered the usual award show mix of pomp and platitudes. But behind the scenes it was a different story.

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2019 Emmys
Arts, September 23

“Fleabag,” Billy Porter, a plague of Masked Singers. Here are some of the highs and lows of Sunday’s Emmy extravaganza.

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2019 Emmys
Arts, September 23

“Fleabag,” Billy Porter, a plague of Masked Singers. Here were some of the highs and lows of Sunday’s Emmy extravaganza.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and ‘Fleabag’ Owned the Emmys
Arts, September 23

The series took home multiple awards, moving its beloved creator further into the limelight.

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How Phoebe Waller-Bridge and ‘Fleabag’ Owned the Emmys
Arts, September 23

The series took home multiple awards, moving its beloved creator further into the limelight.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘The Voice’ and an S&M Rom-Com
Arts, September 23

A new season of “The Voice” premieres on N.B.C. And an unconventional love story is available on Hulu.

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Watch Highlights From the 2019 Emmy Awards
Video, September 23

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator of “Fleabag,” won Emmys for best writing in a comedy series and for best lead actress in a comedy series, and her show won best comedy. Billy Porter won best lead actor in a drama for his role in “Pose.”

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Billy Porter Makes History With His Emmy Win for ‘Pose’
Arts, September 22

The actor became the first openly gay man to win for best actor in a drama.

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‘Fleabag’ 4, Emmys 0
Arts, September 22

During an unfocused and mostly unremarkable show, the Emmy voters showed they were ahead of the Television Academy and Fox when it came to understanding the new world of TV.

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Give Michelle Williams’s Emmy Speech on Pay Equality an Emmy
Arts, September 22

“Listen to her,” says the “Fosse/Verdon” actress in her acceptance speech. “Believe her.”

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Thomas Lennon Thinks His Emmys Gig ‘Sucks.’ He’s Not Alone.
Arts, September 22

The actor and comedian wasn’t loving his announcer role during the host-less ceremony, joining plenty of critics online.

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Patricia Arquette Calls for Transgender Rights in Emmys Speech
Arts, September 22

Arquette’s sister Alexis, a transgender actress and cabaret performer, died in 2016. She was 47.

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‘The Affair’ Season 5, Episode 5 Recap: Boundaries
Arts, September 22

Sierra explores the power of breath, Helen the power of no. But where does self-empowerment end and selfishness begin?

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‘Succession’ Season 2, Episode 7: London Calling
Arts, September 22

The Roys take a family trip abroad. Little surprise, it is no vacation.

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Emmys 2019: Homer Simpson and Friends Fill the Host Void
Arts, September 22

Homer Simpson, Anthony Anderson and Bryan Cranston helped viewers forget the 71st Emmy Awards was lacking a ringleader.