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Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector in HBO's "The Gilded Age."

In HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age,’ old money vs. new money makes for a richly rewarding drama

The series from Julian Fellowes is an elegantly told, gorgeously designed, and finely acted tale that, like “Downton Abbey,” gives us a front-row seat to the slow collision between musty old manners and messier human instincts.

The Amazon series "The Rings of Power" premieres in September.

Amazon reveals title for its ‘Lord of the Rings’ streaming series

For years, Amazon’s streaming service Prime Video has teased that it’s coming out with a “Lord of the Rings” television series. On Wednesday, the streamer finally revealed its name.

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Jeff Hiller with Bridget Everett in "Somebody Somewhere."

Jeff Hiller a noteworthy contributor to ‘Somebody Somewhere’

Hiller is funny but he’s also quite moving on the HBO series.

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Hilary Duff (pictured in November) stars in "How I Met Your Father."

Attempts at hangout comedy fall short in ‘How I Met Your Father’

Hulu’s strange and disappointing twist on the “How I Met Your Mother” formula is a clumsy blend of obvious rom-com tropes, strained efforts to be racy and current, forced character types, and laugh track cackles.

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The Oscars haven't yet named a host for this year's March 27 show. Steve Martin (left) and Martin Short could handle the task with aplomb, but so could many others.

This week’s TV: ‘Ozark’ is back, ‘How I Met Your Father’ arrives, and who should host the Oscars?

The Oscars haven't named a host yet, but we have some ideas, plus a peek at what's new on TV this week, including the first batch of episodes from the final season of "Ozark."

Ariana DeBose.

SNL is back from winter break and Ariana DeBose used her Broadway talents as host

Everyone needs a bit of Broadway in their lives right now, and Ariana DeBose offered just that on Saturday Night Live.

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A scene from "A Reckoning in Boston."

A film, and a filmmaker, transformed in ‘A Reckoning in Boston’

On Monday at 10 p.m. on GBH 2, the film will have its PBS premiere as part of the “Independent Lens” series.

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Mackenzie Davis as Kirsten in "Station Eleven," with the titular graphic novel.

In ‘Station Eleven,’ the arts outlast an apocalypse

I’ve fallen into the show despite being exhausted by the dystopia genre. It’s an appropriate story at this moment, embracing new life more than it grieves what has been lost.