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Chameleonic character keeps ‘Chloe’ compelling

The six-episode miniseries, which premieres Friday on Amazon, is thoroughly enjoyable, especially thanks to Erin Doherty’s irresistible performance as Becky/Sasha.

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Zahn McClarnon is riveting as tribal detective in AMC’s ‘Dark Winds’

McClarnon plays Tribal Police officer Joe Leaphorn, a smart, veteran cop, in the mystery series that takes place in the Navajo Nation.

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This week’s TV: ‘Friends’ and a Brandeis gift, Maya Rudolph’s ‘Loot,’ and honors for Jon Stewart

“Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman has spoken with regret about the sitcom's lack of diversity. Now the Brandeis alum is giving $4 million to the school to endow a professorship in the African and African American Studies Department.

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Jon Snow — and Kit Harington — to return in ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff

With this show and “House of the Dragon” in the mix, HBO currently has at least seven “Thrones” spinoffs in the works, three of which are animated.

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‘Abbott Elementary’ tops Television Critics Association nominations

The warm and witty ABC mockumentary about the teachers at a funding-starved Philadelphia school received five nominations, one more than AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” Apple TV+’s “Severance,” and Showtime’s “Yellowjackets.”

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‘Downton Abbey’: A franchise for the rest of us

When I think of most franchises, like “Star Wars” and “The Avengers,” I think of special effects, product marketing, and the race for billions. When I think of “Downton,” I think of a sassy old lady, a leaky estate, and fancy words.

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It’s a thrill to watch Jeff Bridges act his age in ‘The Old Man’

Bridges, who has continued to grow more weathered and natural over the decades, brings a looming physicality to the thriller about a spy forced out of retirement by an assassin.

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Ready for ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’?

Netflix is going to stage a reality contest modeled after the South Korean drama. The streamer is looking for 456 players to compete for $4.56 million.