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‘Ted Lasso’-Apple TV+ connection extends to ‘Shrinking’

Jason Segel and the “Ted Lasso” duo of Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein are set to co-write and executive produce the new comedy, which will star Segel as a therapist who tells clients exactly what he’s thinking. → Read More

The many taints of ‘Newark,’ and the failure of TV-to-movie spin-offs

So can we just say it now? Movies spun off from TV shows are no good. → Read More

In the end, ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ was a worthwhile trip

They all needed to forgive and forget, they all needed to face their losses, they all needed to do deep spiritual-psychological healing. Done, done, and done. → Read More

‘Succession’ returns Sunday, and season 3 is funnier, nastier, and more frenetic than ever

Watching the thrilling first seven episodes of the third season, which premieres Sunday on HBO, I found myself laughing more than ever at creator Jesse Armstrong’s super-wealthy drama queens and opportunists. → Read More

Gritty ‘Maid’ exposes the dirty dealings of a broken system

The 10-episode Netflix miniseries shows just how hard it truly can be for victims of domestic violence to find safety and security, especially when they don’t have financial means. → Read More

This week’s TV: ‘Ted Lasso’ departs, ‘CSI’ returns, and a haunted sitcom arrives

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV. → Read More

The art of the cameo: When celebrities playfully play themselves

I get absurdly thrilled when celebrities show up on TV to self-lampoon. Thankfully, it's happened quite a bit lately. → Read More

20 years on, appreciating the escapism of ‘Alias’

Created by J.J. Abrams, the show — starring Jennifer Garner as CIA double agent Sydney Bristow — lasted for five seasons that were tense, campy, convoluted, romantic, supernatural, costume-crazy, and always entertaining. → Read More

HBO Max’s ‘The Other Two’ is snarky satire at its best

The show follows siblings Brooke (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver) as they try to come up in the entertainment industry. → Read More

‘The Big Leap’ jumps ahead of other new network shows

The Fox dramedy — about the Detroit wannabes who join the cast of a dance reality-TV show — made me think of the likable early episodes of “Glee.” → Read More

This week’s TV: ‘The Sopranos’ prequel, Jon Stewart’s return, and the ‘Maid’ miniseries

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV. → Read More

‘The Big Leap’ seems to have all the right moves

The new Fox series is a light dramedy about the misfit wannabes who sign up for a dance-based reality TV show. → Read More

‘Sex Education’ is about more than just sex

The coming-of-age series, whose third season just arrived on Netflix, is more unrelentingly about self-awareness, honesty, self-acceptance, and compassion. → Read More

This week’s TV: When shows return, a new ‘Wonder Years,’ and Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV. → Read More

Who’ll win at the Emmys, who should, and who got left behind

"The Crown" and "Ted Lasso" might be the surest things in a year that some perennial favorites were forced to sit out. → Read More

‘Ted Lasso’ costar’s film-centric podcast is a kick

On “Films to Be Buried With,” Brett Goldstein, who plays assistant coach Roy Kent in the Apple TV+ comedy series, talks to famous and semi-famous people about their taste in movies. → Read More

Looking ahead to Sunday’s scaled-back Emmy Awards

This year, for pandemic reasons, the ceremony will include only a small in-person audience of nominees and guests at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. → Read More

This week’s TV: The Emmys, Ken Burns’s ‘Muhammad Ali,’ and B.J. Novak’s new series

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV. → Read More

Bob Odenkirk back at work on ‘Better Call Saul’

On Wednesday, the actor, who suffered a mild heart attack in July, tweeted a photo of himself on the set getting his makeup done. → Read More

20 TV shows we’ll be watching this fall

With the launch of fall shows, here are the most promising possibilities among a slew of new and returning series. → Read More