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Toni Collette (pictured in 2020) will star with Colin Firth in the HBO Max limited series.

Flipping the script in true-crime series ‘The Staircase’

Toni Collette will star with Colin Firth in the HBO Max limited series based on the docuseries of the same name available on Netflix.

According to Variety, John Mayer (pictured at a Grammy Awards rehearsal in March) is nearing a deal with Paramount+ to host a talk and music series modeled after the BBC’s “Later … With Jools Holland.”

It looks like John Mayer has another TV show

According to Variety, Mayer is nearing a deal with Paramount+ to host a talk and music series with the emphasis on the music, modeled after the BBC’s “Later … With Jools Holland.”

MATTHEW GILBERT
So. Many. Choices.

It’s the streaming era, but channel surfing and appointment TV are back

Netflix introduces Play Something, a streaming version of one of the oldest activities in TV history: channel surfing.

Presto Records founder Chris Porter

Recalling when the magic happened at Presto Records

Chris Porter's short-lived but celebrated Boston label is reissuing its catalog on digital platforms.

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From left: Melissa George, Logan Polish, Gabriel Bateman, and Justin Theroux in "The Mosquito Coast."

In ‘Mosquito Coast,’ a father on the lam knows best

Apple TV+’s new series adaptation of Paul Theroux’s 1981 novel is more action-adventure tale than character study, unfortunately.

Domhnall Gleeson (pictured in 2019) will play John Dean in the five-part HBO miniseries.

Domhnall Gleeson joins ‘The White House Plumbers’ cast

The actor, who is currently playing a dum-dum named Doofus on Amazon’s “Frank of Ireland,” will play John Dean in the HBO miniseries.

TV CRITIC'S CORNER
From left: Dyllón Burnside as Ricky, Hailie Sahar as Lulu, Mj Rodriguez as Blanca, Indya Moore as Angel, and Angel Bismark Curiel as Lil Papi in "Pose."

‘Pose’ starting its final season with head held high

The FX show's three-and-out approach is respectful to both the story and its audience.

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Cristin Milioti and Ray Romano in "Made for Love."

Why a good TV show can fall between the cracks

The abundance of subscriber-only streaming services is making it harder for TV viewers to keep up.