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Kirsten Dunst breaks bad in ‘Florida,’ and it’s good

If you can’t remember the title of “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” just call it “Kirsten Dunst’s show,” since it fully belongs to her.

First Netflix project endorsed by Obamas debuts today

A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service’s first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama’s new production company.

‘Succession’ is more ‘Dynasty’ than it is ‘King Lear’

The HBO series really is a family soap opera, with some of the excesses that go along with that genre.

Brad Paisley out; Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs

The organization says the show will celebrate ‘‘legendary women in Country Music throughout the ceremony.’’

Commentator who sparked controversy over remark about Tom Brady’s daughter leaving WEEI to work for lawmaker

The WEEI commentator and columnist Alex Reimer, who sparked controversy in January 2018 when he called Tom Brady’s young daughter a “pissant” on the air, is leaving the sports radio station for a political gig.

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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo Dwayne Johnson, left, and Lauren Hashian arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Johnson announced his wedding to Hashian on Instagram. A photo of the couple was posted on the social media site, showing them both wearing white. The post also said the date of their apparent nuptials, on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in his native Hawaii. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Lauren Hashian get hitched in Hawaii

Johnson, 47, posted a celebratory wedding photo to Instagram, with the long-time couple standing on a verdant hillside overlooking the water.

Kirsten Dunst stars in the new Showtime series “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” as a water park employee who gets entangled in a pyramid scheme.


The week in watching: Coping with peak TV, a Kirsten Dunst comedy, and the sweet wonder of ‘Lodge 49’

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert guides you through the week in television.

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HBO sets ‘Mrs. Fletcher,’ from Mass. author Tom Perrotta, for October bow

The provocative “dual coming-of-age story,” as the premium-cable network describes it, will premiere on Oct. 27, with Kathryn Hahn starring.

US writer Norman Lear arrives for “An Evening With Jimmy Kimmel” at the Roosevelt hotel in Hollywood on August 7, 2019. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images

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Paley Center to honor 5 TV comedy legends

The five people being honored are responsible in so many ways for the way TV comedy has evolved.

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They were from here, too

Here are some other TV shows set in our fair city.


Michelle Carter case to become true-crime drama series

UCP, behind Hulu’s “The Act,” will dramatize the Mass. texting-suicide case, in which Michelle Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging the suicide death of her then-boyfriend.

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Netflix’s ‘GLOW’ gets up off the mat in season 3

The series, which tells the origin story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in the 1980s, redeemed itself after two subpar seasons.

TV star Rick Harrison, of the History Channel's “Pawn Stars,” took a break from filming inside Fenway Park's memorabilia collection, to take a walk in the outfield of the historic ballpark.

TV’s Rick Harrison, of ‘Pawn Stars,’ swings by Fenway Park

The “Pawn Stars” star visited Fenway Park on Wednesday to film scenes for an upcoming episode of the History Channel reality-show hit’s 16th season, which premieres in October.

Denis Leary is making a long-awaited return to television with limited Fox series “A Moody Christmas.”

Denis Leary lands new holiday television series

The Emmy-nominated actor-writer-producer will star in Fox’s “A Moody Christmas.”

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are among nine qualifiers so far for debate No. 3.

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Will third Democratic debate be a two-parter?

The Democratic National Committee has said that the maximum number of candidates for one night is 10, and it’s possible at least 11 of the two dozen or so candidates will qualify.

The logo for the CBS Corporation appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. CBS and Viacom said Tuesday they will reunite, bringing together their networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up to challenge streaming companies like Netflix. (AP Photo/)

CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up to challenge streaming services

CBS and Viacom announced a long-anticipated reunion Tuesday, bringing together their networks and the Paramount movie studio.

Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes in the Showtime miniseries “The Loudest Voice.”

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‘Loudest Voice’ is worth a shout-out for news about Fox

The parts about the inception of Fox News are valuable, as we get to see Roger Ailes, powerfully played by Russell Crowe, essentially build a media outlet to milk fears and exploit prejudices.

Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speak in March at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif., while teasing “The Morning Show,’’ their upcoming AppleTV+ drama about early-morning TV.


Apple teases TV drama ‘The Morning Show,’ with Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Aniston

The first teaser trailer for Apple’s upcoming, star-studded TV drama takes viewers behind the scenes of a morning news broadcast in flux.

Yuki Morita in “The Terror: Infamy.”


‘The Terror: Infamy’ conjures ghosts of a real American horror story

“Infamy” (which premieres on AMC Monday at 9 p.m.) follows a West Coast Japanese-American family in 1941, as they’re forced into internment by the US government.

Sarah Silverman in Los Angeles in May.


Sarah Silverman shares video of anti-Semitic pastor wishing for her death

Silverman, a Bedford, N.H. native, took to Twitter on Thursday to repost a video of an extremist pastor giving an anti-Semitic sermon, in which he mentions her.

Sandra Good is one of several “family” members interviewed in “Manson: The Women.”

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‘Manson: The Women’ takes viewers inside ‘family’

Oxygen’s two-hour documentary, “Manson: The Women” arrives almost exactly half a century to the day after Manson’s most heinous acts: the Tate-LaBianca murders.

This image released by FX shows Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm in a scene from “Mrs. America,” based on the true story of the 1970s battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. (Sabrina Lantos/FX via AP)

Uzo Aduba post-‘Orange’: ‘The work will come.’

The actress said the upcoming FX limited series “Mrs. America” encompasses a whole lot of what she loves best about acting.

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Three options in the streaming world for Friday viewing

A look at “Wu Assassins” and “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” on Netflix and “Free Meek” from Amazon Prime.

WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston (C) celebrates at the end of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Super Showdown event in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea port city of Jeddah late on January 7, 2019. (Photo by Amer HILABI / AFP)AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images

SummerSlam wrestling event coming to Boston in 2020

Mark your calendars for next August, Bostonians: that’s when you’ll feast on four action-packed nights of headlocks, body slams, stunning acrobatics, and fluorescent tights.

Monica Lewinsky agreed to produce the series after meeting with Ryan Murphy.


Monica Lewinsky-produced ‘Impeachment’ is FX’s next ‘American Crime Story’

According to FX chief John Landgraf, the series will “explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war.”


Netflix will begin filming another movie in Mass. this month, this time on the South Shore

The streaming giant is everywhere in the Bay State.

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ABC picks up TV series based on former Globe reporter’s book

The limited series will be based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11.”

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Is there ‘Sex in the City’ for women in their 50s?

Carrie’s back! Or at least her real-life alter ego, Candace Bushnell, whose loosely autobiographical newspaper columns and book about the dating adventures of single women in their 30s became the basis of the hit HBO show ‘‘Sex and the City.’’

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Hannibal Buress announces surprise comedy set at WBUR’s CitySpace on Tuesday

The comedy vet is making his first stop at CitySpace.

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Rob Delaney talks Kelly’s Roast Beef, Logan Airport, and Twitter ahead of Boston shows

The Marblehead native is back in town for two shows at the Wilbur Theatre on Aug. 8.

Sly and the Family Stone perform at Woodstock.


The week in TV: Back to ‘90210,’ Woodstock past and present, and two-sentence horror stories

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s look at the week ahead in television.

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Julianne Moore, set to star in Stephen King’s ‘Lisey’s Story,’ says Pablo Larrain will helm

The “Jackie” helmer is lined up to direct Apple TV’s Stephen King miniseries, with cameras set to roll this fall.

David Bowie in “The Man Who to Fell to Earth.”

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Series to be based on Bowie film ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’

The show, which will be written by Alex Kurtzman (“Star Trek: Discovery”) and Jenny Lumet (“Rachel Getting Married”), will be available on CBS All Access.

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Ben Affleck in talks to star in erotic thriller from director of ‘Fatal Attraction’

The Cambridge native would play one half of a couple whose extramarital affairs and sadistic mind games lead to dead bodies.

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‘Impact of Murder’ episode looks at Amy Lord murder case in South Boston

This Sunday’s episode series centers on the 2013 murder of Amy Lord and attack on Kayleigh Ballantyne, two South Boston residents attacked during a brutal, daylong crime spree.

NBC10 Boston traffic reporter Olessa Stepanova.


After more than 5 years, local TV traffic reporter Olessa Stepanova is switching stations

“When one door closes, another door opens,” she posted on Facebook.

File-This June 1, 2017, file photo, author Stephen King speaks at Book Expo America in New York. There’s a whiff of horror about PEN America’s new Literary Service Award winner, it’s Stephen King. The literary and human rights organization will honor King with the award May 22 at the American Museum of Natural History. His new novel, “The Outsider,” is also published on that date. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stephen King to write new ending for ‘The Stand’ TV series

CBS also announced that James Marsden, Amber Heard, and two other actors were also cast in the show based on King’s novel.

Elisabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is nearing the end of its third season.


‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ arc across three seasons, from ‘praise be’ to ‘please end’

The strain of continuing a once-compelling story is showing.

Jeff Daniels won an Emmy Award in 2013 for his performance in “The Newsroom.”

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Jeff Daniels to star in Showtime’s ‘Rust’

In the family drama, Daniels will play a compromised police chief in southwest Pennsylvania.

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Things to Do

‘Hobbs and Shaw,’ ‘Gertrude and Claudius,’ and all that (Newport) jazz

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Concertgoers sitting on the sound tower at Woodstock.

Director of new Woodstock documentary returns to a moment of genuine peace and love

The concertgoers are the stars of Barak Goodman’s “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation,” which premieres on PBS Tuesday.

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Is Tom Brady house hunting in Connecticut and New Jersey?

The New York Post reports that TB12 may be shopping for property in ultrawealthy enclaves including Greenwich, Conn., and Alpine, N.J.

Laura Donnelly (pictured at the Tony Awards in June) will star in “The Nevers” on HBO.

TV Critic’s Corner

Joss Whedon bringing sci-fi ‘epic’ with Laura Donnelly to HBO

“The Nevers” is about “a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.”

Newton native and stand-up comedian Erica Rhodes is a contestant on the new NBC competition reality series


Newton native Erica Rhodes shows off her comedy chops on NBC’s ‘Bring the Funny’

“Stand-up came to me out of frustration. But I truly wish I had started sooner,” she said.

Moriah Barr, a server at Martingale Wharf restaurant in Portsmouth, N.H., snapped a selfie with “Stranger Things” star Joe Keery.


‘Stranger Things’ star Joe Keery stops in Portsmouth, N.H., for lunch, poses for selfie

Moriah Barr, 20, who was waitressing Tuesday afternoon, was very excited to have Keery at one of her tables — once she realized it was the actor.

Mike Wallace in a scene from Avi Belkin’s documentary “Mike Wallace Is Here.”

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Documentary ‘Mike Wallace Is Here’ is a slam-bang look at a slam-bang interviewer

Avi Belkin’s exhilarating film examines the life and career of the “60 Minutes” correspondent.