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Actor Brett Goldstein is shown at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas earlier this month. The "Ted Lasso" costar hosts the “Films to Be Buried With” podcast.

With depth and candor, podcasts bring out the best in TV stars

I’m still surprised by the amounts of themselves actors are willing to share when they sit for an hour or more with a podcast host.

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Michael Gandolfini (left) and Alessandro Nivola in "The Many Saints of Newark."

‘Many Saints’ fell flat, but will still give rise to more ‘Sopranos’

Despite the tanking of the prequel movie, both creatively and at the box office, HBO Max is talking to David Chase about a new “Sopranos” series, according to Deadline.

People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices, with "Trans Lives Matter" and "Free Speech is a Right" among their competing messages.

Here’s what to know about Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’ and the controversy it has ignited

Comedian Dave Chappelle’s comments on transgender people in his new Netflix special “The Closer” have set off a wave of criticism, some of it from inside the streaming company. Here’s a look at the controversy, and how executives, employees, and Chappelle himself are responding.

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Steve Martin and Martin Short in "Only Murders In The Building."

Killer finale cleverly sets up ‘Only Murders in the Building’ for season 2

The first season, whose final episode was released on Wednesday, was good fun, just this side of a New Yorker cartoon, largely thanks to the effortless comic stylings of Martin Short and Steve Martin.

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From left: Stephanie Beatriz, Andre Braugher, Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, and Joe Lo Truglio in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

Finale does justice to ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

It was a strong, funny, and yet emotionally satisfying farewell, which is never an easy thing to pull off.

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Adrian Grenier in the Netflix series "Clickbait."

Why insult ‘Clickbait’? Because ‘Clickbait’ insulted viewers

The one thing that gets under my skin when it comes to plot-driven dramas like this one is a lousy, lazy denouement.

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From left: Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton, and Nadine Velazquez in ABC's "Queens."

This week’s TV: ‘Queens’ of hip-hop, waiting for ‘Succession,’ and revisiting the insurrection

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV.

Actor Daniel Craig (left) and Rami Malek on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, on October 6, 2021.

‘SNL’ host Rami Malek embraces villain role and cracks jokes with ‘James Bond’ star Daniel Craig

Rami Malek, who often takes on dramatic roles, turned his skills to comedy as the host of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.