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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 12:26 p.m.

Oscar winner J.K. Simmons on his long career and pulling double duty in the new Starz thriller ‘Counterpart’

If J.K. Simmons had moved from understudy to star on Broadway when he was 30-something, would he be where he is today? The actor contemplates the “what ifs” and his …

Candice Bergen to star in CBS’ ‘Murphy Brown’ revival

LOS ANGELES – Candice Bergen is returning to TV in a revival of “Murphy Brown,” the agenda-setting 20th-century comedy. CBS said in a Wednesday announcement that it’s ordered 13 episodes …

Around the remote: ‘The Alienist’ makes its debut on TNT

Based on the best-seller by Caleb Carr, this moody psychological thriller takes viewers into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age.

Last chance to put a bird on it: ‘Portlandia’ closes up its painfully hip artisanal shop this season

The IFC sketch comedy series that gently skewers the hipster culture of Portland, launched its eighth and final season Thursday. The show, a flagship for a cable network that specializes …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

‘Black Lightning’ delivers a jolt of reality to CW’s superhero lineup

The new year isn’t even a month old, and a new superhero is charging onto the scene, smashing into the jam-packed universe already occupied by Superman, Batman, Thor, Wonder Woman …

Around the remote: ‘American Crime Story’ delves into Versace murder

After a mesmerizing look back at the O.J. Simpson murder case, this anthology series from prolific producer Ryan Murphy turns its attention to the 1997 murder of fashion icon Gianni …

Sterling K. Brown: Award-winning actor and devoted family man

The morning after making history as the first black man to win a Golden Globe Award for lead actor in a TV drama, Sterling K. Brown fulfilled an acceptance speech …

Stream on Demand: Letterman returns to TV with monthly Netflix show

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Oprah, ‘Three Billboards’ triumph at black-draped Globes

With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. …

Around the remote: Meyers hosts 75th Golden Globes

Normally, this celebration of the year’s best movies and TV shows is a fun, free-wheeling and booze-filled bash. But as Hollywood continues to be rocked by claims of sexual harassment …

See it, sure, but then read it

By all accounts, the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” was a huge success in 2017. Counterintuitively, the Margaret Atwood novel it was based on has been a constant on best-seller …

’Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek on leave after brain surgery, says ‘prognosis is excellent’

Alex Trebek’s no-nonsense tone is something of his trademark. The “Jeopardy!” host has employed it in more than 6,800 episodes of the game show, doling out kind rebukes and droll …

Samantha Brown hosts new PBS travel series ‘Places to Love’

“ ‘Places to Love’ is about finding the experiences, the destinations, but, most importantly, the people who really make us feel like we’re part of a place,” Brown said.

Do you fall down a Wikipedia rabbit hole after each episode of ‘The Crown’? You’re not alone.

The Wikipedia rabbit hole is real, especially while watching television. The site confirmed this Wednesday when editors revealed the most-read English Wikipedia articles of 2017, and seemed fascinated by how …

Seth Meyers ready to be celebratory and serious at Globes

Seth Meyers regularly blends bad news with comedy on his nightly talk show, but as the host of Sunday’s Golden Globes, he has the unenviable task of setting the tone …

Angela Bassett’s new action role in ‘9-1-1’ shows us ‘what 59 can look like’

Angela Bassett turns 60 this year and she’s determined to act her age. So she’ll be starting the year getting shot at and assaulted by bad guys, and defending herself …

Around the remote: Stars come out for Kennedy Center Honors

This year’s celebration of the arts spotlights dancer Carmen de Lavallade, singer Gloria Estefan, hip-hop artist and actor LL Cool J, producer Norman Lear and musician Lionel Richie.

Around the remote: ‘A Christmas Story Live!’ takes stage

Break out the leg lamp and guzzle some Ovaltine. Not to be confused with the 1983 film that annually airs in 24-hour marathons, this is a live version of the …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

T-Mobile is launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

Around the remote: Carol Burnett Show celebrates 50 years

My, how time flies. It has been five decades since Burnett and her band of merry jokers took TV by storm with their groundbreaking variety show. In this two-hour special, …

Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

Sentenced to 27 years in jail for her role in a car bombing at a military school, Ramirez was released as part of Colombia’s peace agreement with leftist rebels and …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV

Annual shows or marathons have become part of the holiday lexicon.

Around the remote: Annual parade highlights holiday TV

Strike up the bands. Our day of gastronomical gluttony just wouldn’t be the same without the massive procession in Manhattan, with its fancy floats, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and bloated balloons …

Docu-drama reveals true story of abduction

It was 15 years ago that the teenager Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her home in Utah in the middle of the night. The true version of that ordeal will …

Comedians not laughing at character in ‘The Simpsons’

Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched “The Simpsons” and he adored “The Simpsons.” There was just one thing …

Jermaine Fowler says starring in ‘Superior Donuts’ is sweet

Fowler says that working with Judd Hirsch, a comedy veteran at 82 who starred in the classic sitcom “Taxi,” is a blast.

A bright (and animated) Halloween night with Michael Jackson

The story unfolds in a familiar Halloween setting: a haunted mansion. A couple of teens, Vincent and Victoria, are by chance drawn into this mysterious manor on Halloween night. There …

Around the remote: ‘The Walking Dead’ returns with 100th episode

As Season 8 of the zombie sensation begins, it’s time for all-out war. With the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors are finally ready …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

The Television Academy has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10 a.m.

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.