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Why British streamers aren’t getting this TV critic’s attention

Britbox and Acorn carry a lot of excellent series, but they have comparatively few subscribers. In deciding which shows I should review, those numbers can be disqualifying.

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This week’s TV: True-crime kidnapping, a ‘Community’ movie, and a Hilary Swank series

Peacock has announced that it has greenlit a “Community” movie, with a number of original cast members already signed on to star.

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Untitled upcoming NBC show has local ties

NBC has ordered a multi-cam comedy that Mike O’Malley, a former local guy, will showrun. What's more, two of the show’s executive producers are Tom Werner of the Red Sox and Wyc Grousbeck of the Celtics.

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12 great TV show title sequences that stand out

Some of the best TV dramas open with slick and impressive title sequences that are more concerned with setting the mood than being literal. Here are a dozen standouts.

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Apple TV+ announces some series return dates

“Little America" will be back for season two on Dec. 9, “Mythic Quest” will be back for season three on Nov. 11, “Slow Horses” returns for season 2 on Dec. 2, and “The Mosquito Coast” will return on Nov. 4.

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Fresh blood brings new life to ‘Interview with the Vampire’

Anne Rice’s complex, sensual creatures have survived the transition to TV intact, while the AMC series alters specifics of the novel’s story line in ways that wind up working spectacularly well.

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‘Bridgerton’ prequel on tap for 2023

“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” will be about the Queen’s marriage to King George. India Amarteifio will play the young Queen Charlotte, and Corey Mylchreest will play the young King George.

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Second to last season of ‘The Crown’ premieres Nov. 9

The new episodes will be set in the 1990s, during the tenure of John Major (Jonny Lee Miller) as the prime minister. They will focus on the collapsing marriage between Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki).