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Republicans Won’t Do Much Convening in Florida, Colbert Thinks
Culture, Today

“The only way it would be more infectious is if the dinner was an all-you-can-bob lasagna buffet,” Stephen Colbert said of the party’s upcoming convention in Jacksonville.

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ViacomCBS Fires Nick Cannon, Citing Anti-Semitic Podcast Remarks
Express, Today

The network said that Mr. Cannon had promoted “hateful speech” during a recent episode of “Cannon’s Class,” his YouTube podcast.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘First Cow’ and ‘The Line’
Culture, Today

The latest film from Kelly Reichardt is available online. And the Public Theater is streaming a virtual play about the pandemic.

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Tom Bergeron Is Out as ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Host After 15 Years
Culture, Yesterday

The longtime host and his co-host, Erin Andrews, were let go by ABC, which said it had plans to take the show in a new direction.

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Hannibal Buress Meets the Moment
Culture, Yesterday

In ways large and small, the stand-up’s new special, released free on YouTube, taps into the national mood, once again showing what a talent he is.

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Peacock’s ‘Brave New World’ Is Neither Brave Nor New
Culture, Yesterday

This adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel, inaugurating the NBCUniversal streaming service, is generic and tame (despite the orgies).

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Grant Imahara, Engineer Who Co-Hosted ‘MythBusters,’ Dies at 49
Obits, Yesterday

Mr. Imahara also worked behind the scenes on the “Matrix” sequels, among other films, and operated the robot R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” prequels.

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Jimmy Fallon Predicts Trump Will Say He Was the First to Wear a Mask
Culture, Yesterday

After the president finally wore a face mask in public, the “Tonight Show” host called it “a really smart move — if today were March 13th.”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Dirty John’ and ‘The Business of Drugs’
Culture, Yesterday

The second season of “Dirty John,” which follows Dan and Betty Broderick’s unraveling marriage, comes to a close. And a new series on Netflix delves into the international drug trade.

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Tucker Carlson to Take ‘Long-Planned’ Vacation After Writer’s Resignation
Business, July 13

On his Monday evening show, the Fox News host said racist and sexist posts by one of his writers, Blake Neff, were “wrong,” while castigating his detractors as “ghouls.”

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NBC Starts Streaming With a TV-Style Platform, Peacock
Business, July 13

The service will challenge Netflix with a digital version of channel-surfing and lots of what one executive calls “comfort-food TV.”

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‘Brave New World’ Arrives in the Future It Predicted
Culture, July 13

On Wednesday, Peacock premieres an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 science fiction novel. The world the book anticipated — designer drugs, casual sex, near-instant gratification — is already here.

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How to Shoot a Sex Scene in a Pandemic: Cue the Mannequins
Arts & Leisure, July 13

TV shows like “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Riverdale” and “The L Word: Generation Q” are trying to figure out how to responsibly film physical intimacy in the time of coronavirus.

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ESPN Employees Say Racism Endures Behind the Camera
Sports, July 13

In meetings and conversations among colleagues, ESPN employees have criticized the career pipeline and diversity of top leadership, eliciting a promise from executives to do better.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘CMA Best of the Fest’ and ‘Foodie Love’
Culture, July 13

The musical festival retrospective special airs on ABC. And an Isabel Coixet series arrives on HBO platforms.

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ESPN Suspends N.B.A. Reporter for Vulgar Reply to Senator
Sports, July 12

Adrian Wojnarowski, who is known for his “Woj bombs” of breaking news, emailed a different kind to a U.S. senator.

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‘Perry Mason’ Season 1, Episode 4 Recap:
Culture, July 12

Perry had it pretty easy this week, but others in his orbit were forced to follow darker paths.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ and ‘Snowpiercer’
Culture, July 12

Watch Netflix’s documentary on the astrologer Walter Mercado, and the two-part finale of “Snowpiercer.”

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Writer for Tucker Carlson Resigns After ‘Abhorrent’ Online Posts Are Revealed
Business, July 11

Fox News condemned Blake Neff, a writer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” after he was revealed as the pseudonymous author of racist and misogynist online messages.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets’ and ‘Unidentified’
Culture, July 11

Watch an experimental film about bar regulars, and Tom DeLonge’s U.F.O. series returns.

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Earl Cameron, Barrier-Breaking British Actor, Is Dead at 102
Obits, July 10

In the 1950s and ’60s, when Black leading men and women were virtually nonexistent on British screens, he became a star. He continued to make movies into his 90s.

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Philippine Congress Officially Shuts Down Leading Broadcaster
Foreign, July 10

By voting not to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, lawmakers silenced a major network that had come under fire from President Rodrigo Duterte.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Expecting Amy’ and ‘Palm Springs’
Weekend, July 10

A new documentary series follows Amy Schumer during a busy pregnancy. And a weird romantic comedy hits Hulu.

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

Check out an Australian kids show that is legitimately entertaining for viewers of all ages, or a sharp Canadian dramedy starring Kim Cattrall.

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Netflix Renews ‘The Crown’ for a Sixth Season After All
Express, July 9

In January, the streaming service said the series would end after its fifth season. But it became clear that an additional season was needed to “do justice” to the story, the show’s creator said.

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TikTok Stars Race to Land Reality Shows
Styles, July 9

The drama among influencers at Hype House and Sway House seems like a natural fit for TV. Will the industry bite?

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‘P-Valley’ Has All the Right Moves
Weekend, July 9

Sex may sell this Starz strip-club drama, but at heart it’s a potent, lyrical story about hard work.

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Joy Reid Takes Nightly Anchor Slot at MSNBC
Business, July 9

She becomes one of the few Black women to anchor a major American evening news program. The move was made by new leadership at NBC News, which runs the liberal-leaning cable network.

Naya Rivera, ‘Glee’ Actress, Is Missing at California Lake
Express, July 9

There was “no indication” the 33-year-old actress made it to shore after going missing Wednesday, the authorities said. They were focusing the search on the waters of Lake Piru.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ and ‘Stateless’
Culture, July 9

Rent a Sergio Leone classic with music by Ennio Morricone, or stream a new mini-series about an immigrant detention center in Australia.

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In the Absence of Live Theater, TV Takes, Well, Center Stage
Culture, July 9

“Staged,” a six-episode sitcom, and “Talking Heads,” a remake of a group of vaunted monologues, show what good can come of a bereft theatrical scene in Britain.

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‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Simpsons’ and the Problem With Colorblind Casting
Culture, July 8

Animated shows are finally moving away from letting white actors play characters of color. But even well-intentioned efforts at increasing diversity create complications.

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Shepard Smith, Formerly of Fox News, Joins CNBC as a Nightly Anchor
Business, July 8

Mr. Smith abruptly left Fox News last year after tensions over coverage. He was hired as CNBC is rethinking its evening lineup.

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What Was the Problem With ‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’?
Culture, July 8

Two years ago, his HBO series tried to take on police reform in a thoughtful, comedic way. But being ahead of its time didn’t help keep it on the air.

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‘Little Voice’ Is a Twee Musical Fairy Tale
Culture, July 8

If you’re looking for something earnest and coronavirus-free, the Apple TV+ series from Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson may be perfectly timed.

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Colin Jost Knows What He Has: ‘A Very Punchable Face’
Books, July 8

In a new memoir, the “Saturday Night Live” star and Weekend Update anchor contemplates a life and career that are still in flux.

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What Counts as a Streaming Hit? A Start-Up May Have Answers
Business, July 8

Unlike Nielsen, which measure audience size, Parrot Analytics says it can track viewer enthusiasm. That’s more important to subscription services.

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Scary Stories’
Culture, July 8

“Mad Max: Fury Road” airs on Syfy. And the recent movie adaptation of “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is on Showtime.

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CBS Fires Producer of ‘Magnum P.I.’ After Workplace Complaints
Business, July 7

The longtime showrunner Peter Lenkov apologized, saying “It’s difficult to hear that the working environment I ran was not the working environment my colleagues deserved.”

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In ‘Stateless’ on Netflix, Cate Blanchett (and Immigration)
Culture, July 7

The A-lister plays a supporting role as a dancing scam artist in a mini-series she helped create, set at an Australian immigrant detention center.

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Can Anything Match ‘Peaky Blinders’?
Arts & Leisure, July 7

Our television critic answers your questions and offers guidance on what to watch next.

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‘P-Valley’ Dances to a Different Tune
Arts & Leisure, July 7

This new Starz drama is set in a strip club but “pulses with the female gaze,” said the creator, Katori Hall. Its premise is that sex work is as worthy of exploration as any other kind of work.

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Kaepernick’s Deal With Disney Includes a Jemele Hill Project at ESPN
Sports, July 7

A first-look deal between Colin Kaepernick and Disney includes a documentary series at ESPN that will be produced by Jemele Hill, who left the network two years ago.

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Paapa Essiedu Knows ‘I May Destroy You’ Is Hard to Watch
Culture, July 6

The actor, who plays Kwame on the HBO show, discusses assumptions about sexual assault, his character’s survival mechanisms and why the show needs room to breathe.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘The Truth’ and Jim Jefferies
Culture, July 7

Watch a family drama starring Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche, or stream a new Netflix special by the Australian comic Jim Jefferies.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘The God of High School’ and ‘Personal Problems’
Culture, July 6

The Crunchyroll original anime series makes its debut. And the final film by the director Bill Gunn arrives on Mubi.

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How Netflix Beat Hollywood to a Generation of Black Content
Business, July 5

The company didn’t set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it’s the envy of its rivals.

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‘Perry Mason’ Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: If the Teeth Fit …
Culture, July 5

For all its brooding and disfigured corpses, the series is also showing it has a lighter side.

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We Now Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Convention Programming
Politics, July 5

Instead of the usual media circus, this summer’s made-for-TV political confabs will have a whole lot less TV.

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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Ganja & Hess’ and ‘Outcry’
Culture, July 5

Revisit Bill Gunn’s low-budget vampire horror film, and catch Showtime’s new investigative mini-series.

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Where You Can See the Stars of ‘Hamilton’ Now
Culture, July 4

Since their time in the Broadway show, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and company have gone on to movies, TV and theater.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Family Romance, LLC’ and Fireworks
Culture, July 4

Werner Herzog’s documentary explores Japan’s rent-a-family industry. And fireworks displays will be broadcast from New York and Washington.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney: Timeline of a Collaboration
Culture, July 3

Disney+ is streaming a live-capture film of “Hamilton.” It’s just the latest chapter in a deepening relationship between the company and the musical’s creator.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney: Timeline of a Collaboration
Culture, July 3

Disney+ is streaming a live-capture film of “Hamilton.” It’s just the latest chapter in a deepening relationship between the company and the musical’s creator.

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Grand Designs’
Culture, July 3

It’s a bit like “The Great British Baking Show,” but in this series, the goal is to build dream homes, not frangipani and iced buns. It’s also deeply human.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Young Ahmed’ and ‘Hamilton’
Weekend, July 3

The latest movie from Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne is on Criterion Channel. And a film of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” debuts on Disney+.

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

Check out a trippy, philosophical new cartoon, or take a fresh look at an old classic.

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Hugh Downs, Perennial Small-Screen Fixture, Is Dead at 99
Obits, July 2

A longtime host of both “Today” and “20/20,” for many years he held the Guinness-certified record for most total hours on commercial network television.

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8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend
Weekend, July 2

Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

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New ‘TV’ Is a Lot Like TV
News Desk, July 2

Home entertainment today isn’t all that different from the time of VHS tapes.

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‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Defies and Exceeds Expectations
Weekend, July 2

With a fresh voice and a winning cast, this Netflix update of the popular book series is the throwback that 2020 needs.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and Stan in Australia in July
Foreign, July 2

Our picks for July, including ‘Unsolved Mysteries,’ ‘The Old Guard’ and ‘Vivarium’

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and ‘The Whistlers’
Culture, July 2

A reboot of the docu-series “Unsolved Mysteries” is on Netflix. And the latest movie from the Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu hits Hulu.

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Comedy via Zoom: It’s the Golden Age of Mugging
Culture, July 1

After four months of livestream stand-up sets, the format remains awkward. But comics are getting better at playing to the camera, and crowds are learning how to show their appreciation.

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‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Revived at Comedy Central
Culture, July 1

The headbanging cartoon characters, staples of 1990s-era MTV, are coming back with new episodes written and voiced by Mike Judge.

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Fox News Fires Ed Henry Over Sexual Misconduct Claim
Business, July 1

A lawyer for the veteran Washington correspondent and anchor said Mr. Henry “is confident that he will be vindicated.”

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Stream These 15 Great Titles Before They Leave Netflix in July
Culture, July 1

Movie theaters are still closed. But your TV abides. Check out these movies before they leave, some as soon as the holiday weekend.

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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in July
Culture, July 1

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

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Gloria: A Life’ and ‘My Spy’
Culture, July 1

A biographical play about Gloria Steinem is streaming on PBS.org. And Dave Bautista gets a pint-size protégé in the comedy “My Spy.”

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Carl Reiner Knew TV Like the Back of His Head
Culture, June 30

With his creation “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” the comedy legend created a self-referential masterpiece and wrote himself a memorable supporting role.

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Watch TV, Free
At Home, June 30

If you’re willing to sit through a few ads, or sign up for a library card, you can watch “Sharknado” gratis.

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Carl Reiner: Where to Stream His Best Work
Culture, June 30

Reiner, the creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and director of acclaimed comedies with Steve Martin and others, excelled at spotlighting the unique comic gifts of his collaborators.

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‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Is Back. Here’s What to Know About the Original.
Culture, June 30

Born in the ’80s, the series blended cold-case investigations with paranormal legend. It was sensationalistic, a little sleazy and often a lot of fun.

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Carl Reiner, Multifaceted Master of Comedy, Is Dead at 98
Obits, June 30

Mr. Reiner was a gifted comic actor, but he spent most of his career slightly out of the spotlight — writing, directing and letting others get the laughs.

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‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Returns, Because 2020 Isn’t Scary Enough
Arts & Leisure, June 30

A new version of the long-running docu-series, which mixes true-crime stories with more paranormal tales, debuts Wednesday on Netflix.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: George Lopez and ‘Welcome to Chechnya’
Culture, June 30

The actor and comedian debuts his first Netflix special, and a documentary on the persecution of L.G.B.T.Q. Chechens airs on HBO.

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Netflix Series About Colin Kaepernick Is in the Works From Ava DuVernay
Culture, June 29

The six-episode show will be based on the athlete’s teenage years growing up Black with a white adoptive family.

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BET Awards Put Black Lives at Center of Socially Distant Show
Culture, June 29

Beyoncé received a humanitarian award, and performances made explicit references to protests against racism and police brutality at the first major awards show of the Covid-19 era.

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The Reality Behind ‘Below Deck’
Styles, June 29

Filming Bravo’s hit reality franchise about yachts and yachties is a complex logistical operation.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘And She Could Be Next’ and ‘The Sommerdahl Murders’
Culture, June 29

A documentary about the contributions made by women of color to the 2018 elections airs on PBS. And an unconventional Nordic noir arrives on Acorn TV.

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‘Perry Mason’ Season 1, Episode 2: In the Trenches
Culture, June 28

Perry tracks down a new lead in the case as suspicion shifts to an unlikely candidate in the child murder.

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In ‘And She Could Be Next,’ Women of Color Take on Politics
Culture, June 28

The two-part documentary, which follows the campaigns of several female politicians of color and the communities that rally with them, shows what a systemic shift actually looks like.

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What’s on TV Sunday: The BET Awards and ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’
Culture, June 28

Tune into the 20th annual BET Awards, or watch a true crime documentary series on HBO.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Dark’ and a Star-Studded Global Citizen Concert
Culture, June 27

Netflix’s twisty time-travel drama returns for a third and final season, and Dwayne Johnson hosts a concert to raise awareness for coronavirus relief.

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White Actors Leaving Nonwhite Roles at ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’
Culture, June 26

Mike Henry said he would no longer voice the ‘Family Guy’ character Cleveland Brown, while the producers of ‘The Simpsons’ said they would stop using white actors to play nonwhite characters.

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Lester Crystal, Guiding Force Behind ‘NewsHour,’ Dies at 85
Obits, June 26

As executive producer, he expanded the PBS newscast to an hour and helped make it a distinctive voice in broadcast journalism.

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’
Culture, June 26

It’s weird. It’s scathing. It’s even a little disturbing. For the writer, that feels just about right.

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Late Night Can’t Believe Florida’s Mask Truthers
Culture, June 26

“Unfortunately, putting a piece of cloth on your face has become a culture war, thanks almost entirely to our president,” Stephen Colbert said on Thursday night.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Home Game’ and ‘Irresistible’
Weekend, June 26

A sports documentary series debuts on Netflix. And a political satire from Jon Stewart has its virtual premiere.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, June 25

A great comedy on Showtime returns after having its season cut short by the pandemic. A chill animated favorite is back, too, based on a popular series of children’s books.

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Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell Leave Voice Roles as Black Characters
Culture, June 25

The actresses say the parts on “Big Mouth” and “Central Park” should have gone to people of color, and creators of the animated shows have apologized.

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A Killer, a Writer, and the Questions Both Left Behind
Weekend, June 25

HBO’s “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” tells the intertwined stories of the Golden State Killer and Michelle McNamara, the true-crime writer who felt she was born to unmask him.

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In Vintage TV Ads, a Curious Fountain of Hope (and Cheese)
Weekend, June 25

An unlikely source of comfort viewing, YouTube compilations of old commercials have provided the writer a strange kind of optimism when so much else seems broken.

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Late Night Celebrates Joe Biden’s ‘Joe-mentum’
Culture, June 25

The Democratic presidential contender leads President Trump in a new poll, but Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers suggested that the former vice president stay in his basement to help ensure a win.

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Search Party’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’
Culture, June 25

“Search Party” is back, now on HBO Max. And the second season of “The Twilight Zone” debuts on CBS All Access.

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In Reversal, Trump-Comey Mini-Series Will Now Air Before Election Day
Business, June 24

The series director criticized ViacomCBS’s announcement that it would broadcast “The Comey Rule” in late November. On Wednesday, the air date was moved to September.

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Liz Garbus Is Taking Back the Voices Stolen by the Golden State Killer
Arts & Leisure, June 24

The director has adapted Michelle McNamara’s true-crime best seller about the Golden State Killer, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark," into an HBO series.

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Trump Visited the Border Wall to Cheer Himself Up, Jimmy Fallon Says
Culture, June 24

“Yep, Trump visited the wall today, because in time of crisis, it’s important to be with your loved ones,” Fallon joked on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show.”

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Athlete A’ and ‘Married at First Sight’
Culture, June 24

A documentary about U.S.A. Gymnastics debuts on Netflix. And a spinoff wraps up on Lifetime.

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Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Use of Blackface in Past Comedy Sketches
Culture, June 23

Kimmel, the host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” said he was sorry to “those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke.”

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Streaming Services Remove ‘30 Rock’ Blackface Episodes
Express, June 23

Tina Fey, the show’s creator, wrote a note to the services saying, “No comedy-loving kid needs to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness.”

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Bill Cosby’s Appeal to Be Heard by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court
Culture, June 23

The court will hear arguments about whether the testimony of five women should have been allowed at his sexual assault trial and whether a deal with a former district attorney was binding.

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It’s a Wonderful Time to Be Leslie Jordan
Styles, June 23

The sitcom actor, known for roles in “Will & Grace” and “Murphy Brown,” wanted attention his whole life. Naturally, he discovered Instagram.

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Late Night Stares Into the Abyss of Trump’s Mostly Empty Rally
Culture, June 23

“Nothing is more humiliating than when you throw a party and most of the guests don’t show up,” Trevor Noah said on Monday’s “Daily Social Distancing Show.”

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What’s on TV Tuesday: Eric Andre and Toni Morrison
Culture, June 23

Eric Andre’s first Netflix special debuts, and a documentary on PBS celebrates Toni Morrison’s legacy.

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Watch This: ‘Search Party’ and ‘Greenleaf’ Are Back
Culture, June 22

Or check out a buoyant and unexpected music documentary.

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Coronavirus Finally Comes to ‘Coronation Street’
Culture, June 22

The soap, which has been airing in Britain since 1960, usually ignores news events. But as filming resumes, the pandemic is being incorporated into the show.

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Coronavirus Finally Comes to ‘Coronation Street’
Culture, June 22

The soap, which has been airing in Britain since 1960, usually ignores news events. But as filming resumes, the pandemic is being incorporated into the show.

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Onscreen, the Trump Campaign Ramps Up, and Down
Culture, June 22

In an anemic rally and a video interview with his son, the president created awkward images and relived a battle with an incline.

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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Out 1’ and ‘Penn and Teller: Fool Us’
Culture, June 22

Jacques Rivette’s nearly 13-hour opus is available in its entirety on Mubi. And a competition show for magicians begins its seventh season.

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Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Garage
Express, June 22

NASCAR said it was investigating after the noose was found at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The Justice Department and the F.B.I. were also reviewing the matter.

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‘Perry Mason’ Season 1 Premiere Recap: True Detective
Culture, June 21

Matthew Rhys plays the title character as a hard-luck private detective in this dark new prequel HBO series. Your father’s Perry Mason he is not.

A Racist Attack on Children Was Taped in 1975. We Found Them.
Metro, June 21

A snippet of the documentary “Rosedale: The Way It Is” has ricocheted across the internet, upending for another generation New York City’s narrative as a bastion of tolerance.

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What’s on TV Sunday: The ESPY Awards and ‘The Woods’
Culture, June 21

ESPN’s award show celebrates humanitarian efforts, and a Polish adaptation of Harlan Coben’s thriller comes to Netflix.

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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Babyteeth’ and ‘The Great American Groom-A-Long’
Culture, June 20

Eliza Scanlen stars in a new coming-of-age drama, and Carson Kressley hosts a special aimed at helping pet owners groom from home.

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Comfort Viewing: Why I Still Love ‘Shameless’
Culture, June 19

Ten seasons in, the constant pin-balling of the show’s characters between the poles of happiness and misery still has a ring of truth.

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Dramatizing the Human Toll of a U.K. Political Scandal
Culture, June 19

“Sitting in Limbo,” a BBC drama, is inspired by one story from the “Windrush generation,” the British residents of Caribbean heritage who were mistakenly identified as illegal immigrants.

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Leo Sheng, a Trans Activist Who Stars in ‘The L Word’
Styles, June 19

Born in China, he shared his intimate journey of transitioning on Instagram.

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Late Night Watches Trump’s Supreme Court Dreams Shatter
Culture, June 19

“Basically, Trump’s trying to dunk on Obama but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is blocking all his shots,” Jimmy Fallon said on Thursday.

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What’s on TV Friday: ‘La Forza Del Destino’ and ‘Ann’
Culture, June 19

A recording of Leontyne Price singing Verdi is streaming on the Met Opera’s site. And the one-woman show with Holland Taylor as Ann Richards airs on PBS.

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In the Danny Masterson Rape Case, Echoes of a 2019 Lawsuit
Culture, June 18

Three women whose complaints have resulted in criminal charges against the actor made similar accusations against him in a still unresolved civil suit.

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Advertisers Are Fleeing Tucker Carlson. Fox News Viewers Have Stayed.
Business, June 18

Amid a backlash and an ad boycott, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is still attracting big audiences, another sign of the nation’s political divide.

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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
Weekend, June 18

Looking for a smart and poignant spoof? Or maybe a thoughtful new food-and-travel series. Our critic has some great recommendations.

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‘Perry Mason’ Returns, Hard-Boiled and Warmed Over
Culture, June 18

HBO’s noir prequel has panache and a fine star performance, but it doesn’t entirely make the case for itself.

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Amid Upheaval, Juneteenth Takes the Cultural Spotlight
Weekend, June 18

The holiday, commemorating its 155th anniversary this year, is slowly being recognized across the country, but it is still marked by contradictions.

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‘Sherman’s Showcase’ Tests Whether It’s OK to Laugh
Culture, June 18

An irreverent “Black History Month Spectacular” arrives, on schedule but in a very different time.

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Seeking Shakespeare in the Park This Summer? Turn on Your Radio
Weekend, June 18

The Public Theater, prevented by public health concerns from performing in Central Park, has joined forces with WNYC to turn “Richard II” into a four-part radio play.

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Padma Lakshmi Finds a New Voice, Amplifying the Voices of Others
Dining, June 18

“Taste the Nation” is her new series on Hulu, with 10 episodes that collectively expand and redefine the meaning of American food.

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Perry Mason Is Coming to HBO. Here’s What to Know About His History.
Weekend, June 18

He’s more than just the Raymond Burr version from the classic TV show. Pop culture’s most famous defense lawyer has also appeared in books, movies, comics and radio shows for almost 90 years.

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Chicago Comedy Institution iO Theater Is Closing
Culture, June 18

The improv center that influenced Tina Fey and Amy Poehler struggled to pay property taxes in the shutdown. It also faced demands that it be more inclusive.

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‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Imagines a World Free of Whiteness
Weekend, June 18

The animated adventure series, which recently returned to TV, offers complex characters, an epic narrative and a reminder that stories don’t always have to be of the same white America.

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Joe Biden Begins First General Election TV Ad Blitz
Politics, June 18

The $15 million advertising effort will target six fall battlegrounds, all states that President Trump carried in 2016.

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Eric Andre Isn’t a Prankster, He’s a ‘Benevolent Attacker’
Arts & Leisure, June 18

The comic and confrontational star of “The Eric Andre Show” has a new standup special, “Legalize Everything,” and a hidden-camera comedy film, “Bad Trip.”

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Late Night Reluctantly Joins the John Bolton Book Club
Culture, June 18

In his memoir, Bolton claims that Trump asked if Finland was part of Russia. Stephen Colbert said that “under President Trump, it feels like we’re kind of part of Russia.”

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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘The Story of Roy Cohn’ and ‘Taste the Nation’
Culture, June 18

A documentary from Ivy Meeropol is on HBO. And a new series with Padma Lakshmi comes to Hulu.

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When Antifa Hysteria Sweeps America
Op Ed, June 17

The panic is a measure of how deluded public discourse has become.

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‘That ’70s Show’ Actor Danny Masterson Charged With Raping 3 Women
Culture, June 17

Masterson was accused of raping three women between 2001 and 2003, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said.

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Watch This: It’s Time for ‘ER’
Culture, June 17

Or a British cooking show that our critic says “might be the lowest-stakes show I’ve ever binged.”

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Roy Cohn Got Her Grandparents Executed. She Made a Film About Him.
Culture, June 17

In her new HBO documentary, “Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn,” the director Ivy Meeropol pushes past the easy labels in search of the human being.

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‘The Bureau’ Is an International Hit. Why Did Its Creator Hand It Off?
Culture, June 17

After five seasons, Éric Rochant was ready to do something new. One of them was to give Jacques Audiard near-total control over the end of his final season.

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An Outdoor Trump Rally? Call It ‘Covid-chella,’ Says Jimmy Fallon
Culture, June 17

Some say the president should hold his Tulsa rally outdoors. Fallon expects “food and music and a designated area where you can do your very own Bible photo op.”

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Mr. Iglesias’ and ‘Prehistoric Road Trip’
Culture, June 17

Gabriel Iglesias’s feel-good show returns for another season. And a paleontology series comes to PBS.

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‘Bold and the Beautiful’ to Resume Production With On-Set Covid Rules
Culture, June 16

The CBS daytime soap, set and filmed in Los Angeles, will begin shooting on Wednesday for the first time since March 17.

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Zachary Quinto’s Weekend: Watching ‘Magnolia’ and Letting the Dogs Out
Arts & Leisure, June 16

The actor has spent quarantine time holed up with friends, chasing his two dogs and finding new resonances in old favorite films.

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We Hope Your Cheers for This Article Are for Real
Sports, June 16

Most sporting events coming back in the pandemic have not permitted fans, leading broadcasters to use fake crowd noise, for better or worse.

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Late Night Waits for Trump to Finish Descending the Ramp
Culture, June 16

“Whoa, is that President Trump or The Flash? Slow down, Usain Bolt,” Seth Meyers joked of the president’s defensive tweet about his descent from a stage at West Point.

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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Let It Fall’ and ‘One Day at a Time’
Culture, June 16

A documentary on the 1992 Los Angeles riots airs on ABC, and Pop TV debuts an animated “One Day at a Time” special.

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Watch This: ‘America to Me’
Culture, June 15

The layered, nuanced 10-part documentary, which examines race and coming-of-age at a Chicago-area high school is now streaming free.

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V.O.A. Directors Resign After Bannon Ally Takes Charge of U.S. Media Agency
Washington, June 15

Amanda Bennett and Sandra Sugawara told Voice of America employees that they had offered their resignations to Michael Pack, a conservative activist pushed by President Trump.