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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Black Christmas’ and ‘The Polar Express’
Arts, Today

Stream Bob Clark’s 1974 holiday slasher movie, or catch an animated journey to the North Pole by rail.

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Hallmark Channel Pulls Zola Ads Featuring Brides Kissing
Style, Yesterday

A spokesman for the channel said the lesbian couple’s P.D.A. violated its policies. Hallmark did not reject a similar ad featuring an opposite-sex couple.

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Steve Burke, the Head of NBCUniversal, Plans to Step Down Next Year
Business, Yesterday

After a decade at the helm, he is waiting for his contract to expire before heading to his Montana ranch, people at the company said.

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‘Bombshell’ Raises a Question: What’s Megyn Kelly Up to Anyway?
Business, Yesterday

A year after the anchor was ousted from NBC, Charlize Theron brings her back as someone who helped take on Fox News from the inside.

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The Work Diary of ESPN’s Mina Kimes (and Her Dog, Lenny)
Business, Yesterday

A pioneer in sports podcasting relies on spinach feta wraps from Starbucks, a Linus blanket and Busta Rhymes on repeat.

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These Stand-Ups Are in an Escapist Mood, Much Like Their Audience
Arts, Yesterday

In several new and recent specials, Seth Meyers, Tiffany Haddish and others largely ignore politics in favor of the personal or just plain silly.

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Need a New Crime Drama? Visit This Colorful Nail Salon
Arts, Yesterday

Our TV critic helps readers find the shows they seek.

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The Best TV Episodes of 2019
Arts, Yesterday

The “Shrill” pool party. The “David Makes Man” pilot. The quietest installment of the final “Game of Thrones” season. These are the episodes that stuck with us this year.

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A New ‘Christmas Carol’ Explores the Roots of Scrooge’s Scorn
Arts, Yesterday

A new TV adaptation by Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) presents a portrait of the miser as a (relatively) young man.

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Trevor Noah on Trump vs. Greta: Like F.D.R. Bullying Shirley Temple
Arts, Yesterday

Commenting on the president’s latest Twitter feud, Noah said he had “no right to tell anybody to chill, all right? He is the least chill human being of all time.”

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Bumblebee’ and ‘Mel Brooks: Unwrapped’
Arts, Yesterday

A “Transformers” prequel hits Amazon and Hulu. And a documentary about Mel Brooks airs on HBO.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, December 12

Watch something steamy or something sudsy — or some serious craft talk with Lupita Nyong’o.

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How ‘Survivor’ Failed Its #MeToo Test
Arts, December 12

The reality show’s sexual misconduct saga proved the consequences of not doing the right thing from the beginning.

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Baby Yoda Is Your God Now
Arts, December 12

What if the future of TV were delightful, irresistible, meme-able versions of intellectual property you already loved … forever?

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‘Survivor’ Removes Player Accused of Inappropriate Touching
Arts, December 12

The contestant, Dan Spilo, had been warned about his behavior. He was removed after an unspecified off-camera incident.

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Late Night Takes a Swig of Trump’s Impeachment Light
Arts, December 12

“America’s going on a diet,” Stephen Colbert joked Wednesday night. “We’ve got to lose 239 pounds of dead weight.”

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Long Shot’ and ‘I Am Big Bird’
Arts, December 12

A romantic comedy with Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen airs on HBO. And a documentary about Caroll Spinney is streaming on Topic.

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Leonard Goldberg, Producer of Hit TV Shows, Is Dead at 85
Arts, December 11

His partnership with Aaron Spelling gave the world “Charlie’s Angels,” “Fantasy Island” and many other series. On his own, he created “Blue Bloods.”

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Philip McKeon, Actor on ‘Alice,’ Dies at 55
Arts, December 11

He played the son on the CBS sitcom, which starred Linda Lavin as an aspiring singer turned waitress.

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Hallmark Thinks Jewish People Have No Clue What Christmas Is
Opinion, December 11

The network has two new Hanukkah-themed movies. In one of them, the Jewish protagonist doesn’t know how to decorate a tree.

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SAG Award Nominations 2020: ‘Parasite’ and ‘Bombshell’ Come on Strong
Movies, December 11

Meanwhile, “Marriage Story,” “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” also did well in the film categories.

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Glenda Jackson Returns to the Screen for an Issue Close to Her Heart
Arts, December 11

In her first onscreen role in 27 years, the actor and former member of Parliament plays a woman with dementia in the new BBC film “Elizabeth Is Missing.”

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Late Night on the ‘Smallest Impeachment of All Time’
Arts, December 11

Trevor Noah noted that President Trump faced two articles of impeachment, fewer than Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton. “You know that’s going to make him insecure,” he said.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: A Michelle Wolf Special and ‘Moonlight Sonata’
Arts, December 11

“Michelle Wolf: Joke Show” debuts on Netflix. And a documentary about deafness airs on HBO.

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Up for Sale: Pop Culture Mementos
Arts, December 10

Three auctions this month will give fans a chance to own collectibles from the world of comic books, television and film.

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Bill Cosby Loses Appeal of Sexual Assault Conviction
Arts, December 10

A Pennsylvania appellate court unanimously rejected the entertainer’s argument that he had been denied a fair trial, saying that evidence in the case had established a “unique sexual assault playbook.”

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Late Night Is Flush With Jokes Over Trump’s Toilet Talk
Arts, December 10

President Trump’s complaints about Americans’ flushing habits were an easy target on Monday night.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: Ellen DeGeneres and ‘Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show’
Arts, December 10

The talk show host gives back to families in need in her holiday special, and a new sketch comedy series starring an all-black troupe hits Netflix.

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Fox News Picks Bill Hemmer to Take Shepard Smith’s Old Slot
Business, December 9

The morning co-anchor, a Fox News veteran, will host a daily newscast at 3 p.m. But don’t expect Smith-style fireworks.

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9 Times Big Bird Helped Us Be Better People
Arts, December 9

Caroll Spinney, who portrayed Big Bird for decades, died on Sunday. But the lessons he shared on “Sesame Street” live on.

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Vanna White Takes a Spin as ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host After 37 Years
Arts, December 9

After Pat Sajak had emergency surgery, the show’s famous letter-turner took her first turn leading the show, for three weeks of episodes that start airing on Monday.

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Russian Doll’ Get Snubbed by Golden Globes
Arts, December 9

The television nominations included only one truly quirky choice (“Catch-22”?) but there were a few unexpected choices and omissions.

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Golden Globes 2020: Here Is the Full List of Nominations
Movies, December 9

A complete list of the nominees for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.

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‘Marriage Story’ and ‘The Irishman’ Propel Netflix to Most Golden Globe Nominations
Movies, December 9

Streaming services had a big day with Netflix leading the TV and film categories. Apple’s centerpiece series, “The Morning Show,” and its two stars all received nominations.

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Michelle Wolf Doesn’t Want to Be Your Folk Hero
Arts, December 9

After a notorious set at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and a canceled Netflix show, this stand-up is intent on challenging your expectations and telling you about her abortion.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘It Comes at Night’
Arts, December 9

The extended cut of the wedding comedy arrives on HBO. And Trey Edward Shults’s horror movie jumps from Amazon to Netflix.

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‘Madam Secretary’ Proved TV Didn’t Have to Be Hip to Be Great
Arts, December 8

The CBS drama, which ended its six-season run on Sunday, was a one of the squarest shows on television. That was a big part of its charm.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4, Episode 10 Recap: Run Away With Me
Arts, December 8

This week’s episode took a bit of a breather to focus on the star-crossed fates of Darlene and Dom.

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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: Chicken or Egg?
Arts, December 8

This week’s episode asked: If you knew when and how a relationship would end, would you take the plunge?

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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: Chicken or Egg?
Arts, December 8

This week’s episode asked: If you knew when and how a relationship would end, would you take the plunge?

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René Auberjonois, a ‘Deep Space Nine’ Star, Dies at 79
Obituaries, December 8

The busy character actor was also known for “Benson,” “Boston Legal” and several Broadway roles.

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Caroll Spinney, Big Bird’s Alter Ego on ‘Sesame Street,’ Is Dead at 85
Obituaries, December 8

Besides the sweet-natured giant yellow bird, he also played the misanthropic bellyacher Oscar the Grouch.

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‘S.N.L.’: Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden Rule the NATO Cafeteria
Arts, December 8

An opening sketch featured celebrities playing the world leaders who were caught on tape gossiping about President Trump.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Hala’ and ‘The L Word: Generation Q’
Arts, December 8

Catch Minhal Baig’s coming-of-age story about a Muslim teenager, and the revival of Showtime’s pioneering L.G.B.T.Q. series.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘The SpongeBob Musical’
Arts, December 7

Catch Noah Baumbach’s story of a marriage’s collapse, and a televised performance of the colorful Broadway musical.

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Ron Leibman, Tony Winner for ‘Angels,’ Is Dead at 82
Theater, December 6

In addition to his acclaimed turn as Roy Cohn on Broadway, he was known for his work in “Norma Rae,” “Slaughterhouse-Five” and other films.

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‘Reprisal’ Review: A Femme Fatale on the Midnight Train to Revenge
Arts, December 6

In Hulu’s “Reprisal,” Abigail Spencer plays a woman on an implacable mission in a Southern gothic tale of brawling gangs and tender male pride.

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A ‘Crisis’ Brings Together Many DC Comics Heroes
Arts, December 6

A five-part crossover story, premiering Sunday on CW, will include some unexpected characters.

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‘The Irishman’ Debuts on Netflix to Big Numbers Over Thanksgiving
Business, December 6

The mob saga starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino outpaced “El Camino” but didn’t quite live up to the success of “Bird Box.”

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John Mulaney’s Comic Stew: Sondheim, ‘Drag Race’ and Spalding Gray
Arts, December 6

The comedian, who has a special for kids coming to Netflix, talks about the theater, movies and writing that have shaped his work.

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Pelosi Orders a Draft That Trump Won’t Be Able to Dodge, Kimmel Says
Arts, December 6

It’s about time, the late-night hosts said on Thursday, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally announced the drafting of articles of impeachment against President Trump.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Mrs. Maisel’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’
Arts, December 6

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is back for a third season. And a long-lost adaptation of “Wuthering” starring Richard Burton has been recovered.

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Jay Kriegel, a ‘New York City Patriot,’ Is Dead at 79
New York, December 5

A former whiz kid in Lindsay’s City Hall, he became a knows-everybody “process broker” with wide reach in civic affairs, broadcasting and real estate.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, December 5

Try an auteur comedy, a British game show, or just head for a pineapple under the sea.

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‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Review: New Vision, Old Blind Spots
Arts, December 5

Ten years after the original ended, the groundbreaking Showtime series returns with a cast that is more diverse if still a bit fantastical.

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Late Night Can’t Get Enough of World Leaders Laughing at Trump
Arts, December 5

President Trump’s leaving NATO early after the release of a video in which leaders mock him was like a child calling his mother to come get him from a sleepover, Trevor Noah said.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Gone Girl’ and a New Holiday Favorite
Arts, December 5

David Fincher’s eerie drama is on FXM. And the third part of a Christmastime trilogy premieres on Netflix.

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The Impeachment Show Fleshes Out Its Back Story
Arts, December 4

The congressional saga returned to TV, shifting modes from foreign-intrigue thriller to constitutional documentary.

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Young Sheldon, Meet SpongeBob: CBS and Viacom Are Back Together
Business, December 4

Shari Redstone gets her wish, bringing about the merger of two media giants in a $25 billion deal. The plan is to become a content arms dealer in the streaming wars.

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Trevor Noah Detects Some Tension Between Trump and France’s President
Arts, December 4

At one point, Trump suggested he might send captured ISIS fighters to France — “the one gift that’s worse than a Peloton,” Noah said.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Vikings’ and ‘Good Will Hunting’
Arts, December 4

The Norsemen (and women) are back for a new season. And the coming-of-age classic starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck is available to stream on Starz.

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Cha In-ha Becomes Third Young Korean Entertainer to Die in Two Months
World, December 3

The 27-year-old actor appears in a TV series that premiered just last week.

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D.C. Fontana, First Female ‘Star Trek’ Writer, Dies at 80
Arts, December 3

Ms. Fontana, who was part of the “Star Trek” universe from its early days, was best known for her work on Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan Starfleet officer portrayed by Leonard Nimoy.

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Trevor Noah Roasts Joe Biden for ‘No Malarkey’ Slogan
Arts, December 3

“What does that word even mean?” asked the “Daily Show” host. “It sounds like the dish your vegan cousin serves at Thanksgiving: ‘It’s not turkey, it’s malarkey!’”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah’ and ‘Something Wild’
Arts, December 3

The comedian’s new special arrives on Netflix and Jonathan Demme’s ’80s classic is available to stream on Criterion.

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Time’s Up Blasts Gabrielle Union’s Ouster as Reality Show Judge
Arts, December 2

The actress was reportedly fired from “America’s Got Talent” after she complained about racially insensitive and other problematic behavior on set.

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The Best TV Shows of 2019
Arts, December 2

Even though this year brought an exodus of notable shows, there’s still so much great TV that it’s hard for anyone to rank it all comprehensively. We’re giving it a shot anyway.

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The Best TV Shows of 2019
Arts, December 2

This year brought a mass exodus of notable shows, but there’s still too much great TV for anyone to rank with comprehensive authority. We’re giving it a shot anyway.

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Shelley Morrison, ‘Will & Grace’ Actress, Dies at 83
Arts, December 2

Ms. Morrison’s portrayal of the memorable maid Rosario, who stood up to her socialite boss, made her a fan favorite.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Making It’ and ‘Diamantino’
Arts, December 2

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are back for a second season of “Making It.” And a Portuguese satire is available to stream on Criterion.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4, Episode 9 Recap: Downfall
Arts, December 1

Elliot and Darlene are finally ready to take their kill shot at Deus Group. But a lot of things have to go right for their plan to work.

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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: Unintended Consequences
Arts, December 1

This week filled in the blanks on Angela’s origin story. But it’s not the story of a girl with a future in by-the-book law enforcement.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Apple TV Plus and More in December
Arts, December 1

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

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How I Found Myself in Mrs. Maisel’s Shoes
Arts, December 1

Newly separated and living in her parents’ building, a writer gives stand-up comedy a try. What happened next was not in the script.

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What’s on TV Sunday: Kacey Musgraves’s Christmas Show and ‘Apollo 11’
Arts, December 1

Stream Kacey Musgraves’s modern take on classic Christmas specials, and catch an immersive documentary about the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City
Business, November 30

For most people, it’s the click that brings a package to their door. But a look at Baltimore shows how Amazon may now reach into Americans’ daily existence in more ways than any corporation in history.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Krisha’ and ‘Elf’
Arts, November 30

Wind down from Thanksgiving with a film about simmering family tensions, or opt for Will Ferrell in tights.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New on Netflix Canada in December
World, November 29

New additions include “Marriage Story,” “All the Money in the World" and “The Witcher.”

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‘The L Word’ Is Back With Sex, Glamour and a Wider Lens
Arts, November 29

A decade after the pioneering original ended, “The L Word: Generation Q” includes a group of new young cast members from across the L.G.B.T.Q. spectrum. Can the series still break ground in 2019?

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The Very (Very) Slow Rise of Lesbianism on TV
Arts, November 29

Early efforts to introduce thoughtful story lines about women who love women gave way to gimmicks in the 1990s, before returning with force this century.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Atlantics’ and ‘The Report’
Arts, November 29

A Cannes prize winner hits Netflix. And a political drama with Adam Driver and Annette Bening comes to Amazon.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, November 28

The holiday weekend brings a Danish medical drama for fans of “Call the Midwife,” along with a chilly British thriller.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Thanksgiving Feast of Twists
Arts, November 28

“Servant,” on Apple TV Plus, offers his usual tasting menu of surprises, starting with an unusually quiet baby.

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Late Night: It’s Not Turkey, It’s ‘Emotional Support Meat’
Arts, November 28

Stephen Colbert says stranded travelers can have “a perfectly good Thanksgiving eating Hudson News almonds while charging your phone in the pet relief area.”

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Servant’ and ‘The Godfather Part II’
Arts, November 28

A psychological thriller series debuts on Apple TV Plus. And the first two “Godfather” movies air on IFC.

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Frank Biondi Dies at 74; Headed Major Entertainment Companies
Business, November 27

Over his career Mr. Biondi was chief executive at HBO, Viacom, Universal Studios and the television and movie division of Coca-Cola.

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Clive James, 80, Literary Critic Who Took His Wit to TV, Dies
Books, November 27

A transplanted Australian, he had a zest for the knockout punch as he sparred with all things cultural, creating a pungent comic persona on British television.

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Clive James Dies at 80; Literary Critic Took His Wit to TV
Books, November 27

A transplanted Australian, he had a zest for the knockout punch as he sparred with all things cultural, creating a pungent comic persona on British television.

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She’s Mrs. Rogers. But Joanne Rogers Has ‘Always Been Her Own Person.’
Movies, November 27

Fred Rogers’s widow, at 91, still acts as a spokeswoman for her husband’s legacy. But she had a long career as a concert pianist, performing duets around the country and recording two albums.

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Jonathan Miller, Bold Director of Theater and Opera, Is Dead at 85
Theater, November 27

Known for his radical restagings of classic works, Mr. Miller was also a doctor who periodically left the stage to practice medicine.

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Godfrey Gao, ‘Mortal Instruments’ Actor, Dies While Filming TV Show
World, November 27

When the 35-year-old performer and model collapsed with an apparent heart attack during filming for a strenuous, stunt-filled series, it set off a wave of anger on Chinese social media.

Does Who You Are at 7 Determine Who You Are at 63?
Magazine, November 27

In 1964, with “Seven Up!” Michael Apted stumbled into making what has become the most profound documentary series in the history of cinema. Fifty-five years later, the project is reaching its conclusion.

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The Wrong Turkey Was Pardoned at the White House, Jimmy Kimmel Says
Arts, November 27

Jimmy Kimmel joked that President Trump should be asking the turkeys Bread and Butter for a pardon, “not the other way around.”

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What's on TV Wednesday: ‘The Irishman’ and ‘Julie & Julia’
Arts, November 27

Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed new gangster movie hits Netflix. And get Thanksgiving inspiration from “Julie & Julia,” which airs on Showtime.

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Letter of Recommendation: ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’
Magazine, November 26

Who would have guessed that magic’s most recognizable buddy pair would produce the classiest reality show on television?

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America Is Living Through Trump’s ‘Hypocalypse,’ Jimmy Kimmel Says
Arts, November 26

Kimmel said the word “hypocrisy” fell short when trying to describe the dealings of the Trump administration.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: Dolly Parton and Mike Birbiglia
Arts, November 26

The country music star celebrates 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. And the comedian’s one-man Broadway show about fatherhood comes to Netflix.

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Body Found in Woods Is Likely Aniah Blanchard, Officials Say
U.S., November 25

Ms. Blanchard, a 19-year-old college student, was last seen alive about a month ago in Auburn, Ala., and her car was found in Montgomery days after her disappearance, the police said.

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Now Leasing: The Paris Theater, Netflix’s New Single-Screen Space
Movies, November 25

The streaming site’s long-term lease will keep the lights on at the once-shuttered, 71-year-old movie house.

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‘Watchmen’ Dares to Imagine a Righteous Black Vigilante
Opinion, November 25

As with the original comic series, Damon Lindelof’s HBO show is critical of a society shaped by profound injustice.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Slings & Arrows’ and the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ finale
Arts, November 25

The second season of the Canadian comedy series is now available. And the dance competition crowns a winner.

33 Ways to Remember the 2010s
Interactive, November 24

A look back at what we watched, heard, read, liked and shared.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4, Episode 8 Recap: Prisoners
Arts, November 24

As Elliot grapples with last week’s big revelation, paralysis sets in.

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‘Watchmen’ Pulls the Hood on Hooded Justice
Arts, November 24

The HBO series made a bold choice in revealing the mysterious hero’s identity. Our writer examined how the details meshed with the graphic-novel canon.

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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: Nostalgia
Arts, November 24

This week revealed the identity of a long-mysterious character from the graphic novel. But probably not how you would guess.

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Newscaster’s Errant Email Calling in Sick Gets National Attention
U.S., November 24

Colleagues at many of Nexstar Media Group’s nearly 200 television stations jokingly offered prayers and created a shrine for Nick Vasos, who started trending on Twitter.

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The Great Unknown Movie of the Century So Far? Here’s Mine
Arts, November 24

Lee Myung-se’s “Nowhere to Hide” from 2000 is a cops-and-gangsters movie unlike anything you’ve seen before.

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Will Ferrell Leads a Celebrity Extravaganza
Arts, November 24

This weekend’s episode offered plenty of “S.N.L.” alumni and other famous guests sending up themselves and various politicians.

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What’s on TV Sunday: The American Music Awards and ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’
Arts, November 24

Ciara hosts this year’s American Music Awards, and Judy Garland stars in the beloved period musical “Meet Me in St. Louis.”

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Byron Allen Spares No One in Accusing Comcast of Racial Bias
Business, November 23

The black entrepreneur has gone after civil rights groups and other black leaders to make his case. Some fear that protections dating to 1866 are in jeopardy.

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What’s on TV Saturday: Will Ferrell on ‘S.N.L.’ and ‘The Feed’
Arts, November 23

The “Saturday Night Live” veteran returns to host for a fifth time, and a dystopian sci-fi series begins streaming on Amazon.

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‘Tuesday Afternoon Impeachment’ Is as Big as ‘Monday Night Football’
Business, November 22

TV’s impeachment drama is drawing big ratings, but a Democratic debate on MSNBC sank to a viewership low.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Director: Baby Yoda ‘Steals the Show’
Arts, November 22

Deborah Chow, who directed the latest episode of the Disney Plus “Star Wars” series, talks about kitchen-sink shootouts and Werner Herzog’s abiding attachment to Baby Yoda.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Arts, November 22

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, here comes a Brazilian mini-series about an aviation pioneer. Airships ahead.

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Manny Jacinto of ‘The Good Place’ Plummets to Earth
Style, November 22

Best known for playing Jason Mendoza, a “hot life-size action figure,” Mr. Jacinto is ready for the big screen.

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Stephen Colbert Takes Issue With Likening Rudy Giuliani to a Hand Grenade
Arts, November 22

Colbert joked on Thursday that Giuliani “seems more like a Molotov cocktail — used by Russians and full of alcohol.”

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’ and a New Comedy
Arts, November 22

A Dolly Parton series comes to Netflix. And “Brittany Runs a Marathon” hits Amazon.

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Arabic-Language Version of ‘Sesame Street’ Will Debut 3 New Muppets
Arts, November 21

The show, “Ahlan Simsim,” which means “Welcome Sesame” in Arabic, aims to tackle the trauma facing refugee children in the Middle East.

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Who Is Julia Sweeney Coming to Terms With? It’s Pat
Arts, November 21

The “Saturday Night Live” character has been used as an insult for decades. Sweeney and some of her most prominent critics address the enduring legacy of her role.

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Is There Anything We Can All Agree On? Yes: Dolly Parton
Arts, November 21

At 73, the enigmatic country star is captivating a whole new generation and riding high as the subject of a podcast and the inspiration behind a Netflix series.

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Late Night Is Tickled by Gordon Sondland’s Impeachment Testimony
Arts, November 21

“In order to catch a selfish, idiotic hotel business guy, you have to send a selfish, idiotic hotel business guy,” Samantha Bee joked Wednesday.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Philharmonia’ and Vanessa Hudgens
Arts, November 21

A French thriller series about a Parisian orchestra hits Topic. And Vanessa Hudgens stars in “The Knight Before Christmas” on Netflix.

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Bombshells and Cringe Jokes on a Huge Day of Testimony
Arts, November 20

In the explosive impeachment-hearing appearance by Gordon Sondland, drama and farce were never far apart.

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After ‘For Sama,’ a Syrian Family Finds Refuge in London
Arts, November 20

As Waad al-Kateab’s intimate documentary about life during the Syrian uprising airs on PBS, she discusses what her family’s day-to-day looks like as refugees in England.

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Late Night Delights in Republican Response to Purple Heart Veteran
Arts, November 20

Stephen Colbert joked Tuesday: “The only way Vindman could be more all-American is if he appeared in a Ken Burns documentary about the Statue of Liberty — which he did as a child.”

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘It’s Always Sunny’ and ‘Lady and the Tramp’
Arts, November 20

The 14th season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” wraps up on FXX. And a live-action “Lady and the Tramp” is on Disney Plus.

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4 Democratic Candidates Push NBC on Eve of Debate
Business, November 19

Citing harassment allegations at the network, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren urged its parent, Comcast, to conduct an independent review.

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Trying to Trademark a Meme? OK Boomer
Style, November 19

At least five trademark applications are pending for the retort, according to a database for the federal patent office, including one by Fox Media, which hopes to use it for a possible television series.

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14 Hours Inside the Church of BravoCon
Style, November 19

Over the weekend, Bravo hosted its first conference, bringing together “Bravolebrities” and the people who really, really love them.

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Study of TV Directors Finds Record Level of Diversity
Arts, November 19

According to a Directors Guild of America report, 50 percent of episodes were directed by women or people of color, a huge increase from five years ago. Still, there were gaps.

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How Do I Fill the ‘Succession’-Size Hole in My Sunday?
Arts, November 19

A TV critic offers a suggestion, as well as answers to other questions from readers.

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Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus: What Shows Are Worth Watching?
Arts, November 19

The initial lineups of original shows on the two streaming services are hit-and-miss. But here are five worth checking out.

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6 Classic TV Series Left Out of the Streaming Boom
Arts, November 19

Some of best shows in history, like “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Thirtysomething,” can’t be streamed.

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‘The Crown’: The History Behind Season 3 on Netflix
Arts, November 19

As in past seasons, the latest installment of Netflix’s show about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II melds fact and fiction. Here’s how The Times covered events depicted this season.

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Late Night Has a Physical Reaction to Trump’s Hospital Visit
Arts, November 19

Trevor Noah joked of President Trump’s unannounced visit: “Was it a health emergency or did he need to get a marble removed from his nose again?”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Sorry for Your Loss’ and ‘For Sama’
Arts, November 19

The finale of Elizabeth Olsen’s show about grief hits Facebook Watch, and a harrowing documentary on the conflict in Syria premieres on PBS.

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‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament to Settle Question: Who Is the Greatest of All Time?
Arts, November 18

Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer will compete against each other for the sweeping title in a prime time series to be held in January.

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‘The Crown’: Who Is Princess Anne?
Arts, November 18

The Queen’s only daughter, a teenager when Season 3 opens, is an Olympian in real life and survived a kidnapping attempt.

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The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.
Business, November 18

Once a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. It is happening again.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘An Elephant Sitting Still’ on Criterion and a PBS Documentary
Arts, November 18

Hu Bo’s critically acclaimed film arrives on the Criterion Channel and ‘American Masters’ profiles an important figure in Native American literature.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4, Episode 7: Acts of Malice
Arts, November 17

This week exposed a dark secret at the core of everything we thought we knew about Elliott.

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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: ‘Squid Pro Quo’
Arts, November 17

The story behind Looking Glass and his shiny mask offers a clever subversion of the superhero origin story.

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‘S.N.L.’ Turns Impeachment Inquiry Into a Soap Opera Starring Jon Hamm
Arts, November 17

“Days of Our Impeachment” opened the episode, and Harry Styles did double duty as the host and musical guest.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘The Crown’ and ‘Man in the High Castle’
Arts, November 17

Olivia Colman takes the throne in Season 3 of “The Crown.” And Amazon’s alternative history series comes to an end.

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Fox News? More Like Trump’s Impeachment Shield
Opinion, November 16

Nixon lacked the cable network’s advantage, but are its viewers misled?

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In Prime Time, Two Versions of Impeachment for a Divided Nation
Business, November 16

At a historic moment, viewers turn to MSNBC and Fox News, reflecting a sharp political divide.

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Two Female Writers Quit Patricia Heaton’s CBS Show After Making Complaints
Business, November 16

“None of this had to happen”: The network’s new sexual harassment policy did not prevent them from leaving after accusations against the star’s husband, a producer.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Dollface’ and Christmas Under the Stars’
Arts, November 16

A surrealist series about female friendship hits Hulu, and Jesse Metcalfe and Autumn Reeser star in a Hallmark holiday love story.

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‘The Mandalorian,’ a Gunslinger in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Arts, November 15

The highly entertaining new “Star Wars” series, the marquee attraction of the Disney Plus originals, is a test of the limits of franchise extension.

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James Holzhauer Beats Emma Boettcher in ‘Jeopardy!’ Rematch
Arts, November 15

In the show’s Tournament of Champions, the sports gambler from Las Vegas defeated the librarian from Chicago who ended his eye-popping winning streak earlier this year.