Alex Wagner joins ‘the most ambitious television program on the air,’ Showtime’s ‘The Circus’

Alex Wagner grew up immersed in politics in Washington, D.C., where her late father, Carl Wagner, advised such Democrats as Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy. As she recently recalled over a pot of ginger tea, he’d sit by the phones at night waiting for poll numbers, answering calls with a gruff “Give…

Alex Wagner grew up immersed in politics in Washington, D.C., where her late father, Carl Wagner, advised such Democrats as Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy. As she recently recalled over a pot of ginger tea, he’d sit by the phones at night waiting for poll numbers, answering calls with a gruff “Give...

Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan goes back in time with Starz’s ‘Howards End’

Kenneth Lonergan is not the first name that comes to mind when you think “stately period piece.”

In a 25-year career as a screenwriter, director and dramatist, Lonergan has gravitated to contemporary tales of tragedy and alienation, often revolving around well-meaning, self-sabotaging screw-ups….

Kenneth Lonergan is not the first name that comes to mind when you think “stately period piece.”

In a 25-year career as a screenwriter, director and dramatist, Lonergan has gravitated to contemporary tales of tragedy and alienation, often revolving around well-meaning, self-sabotaging screw-ups....

Roseanne Barr celebrates ‘Roseanne’ renewal with tweets about child sex-trafficking ring

Hours after the hit revival of her sitcom “Roseanne” was renewed by ABC, Roseanne Barr capped off a triumphant professional week in traditional Roseanne fashion: by wading into controversy.

Barr sparked a media furor by apparently tweeting about a bizarre conspiracy theory about child sex-trafficking.

Hours after the hit revival of her sitcom “Roseanne” was renewed by ABC, Roseanne Barr capped off a triumphant professional week in traditional Roseanne fashion: by wading into controversy.

Barr sparked a media furor by apparently tweeting about a bizarre conspiracy theory about child sex-trafficking.

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Six months after Hurricane Maria, Samantha Bee brings ‘Full Frontal’ to Puerto Rico

Six months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, 7% of island residents still have no power, hundreds of thousands have fled — possibly for good — while others wait patiently for slow-to-come federal relief funds.

While the public’s attention has largely shifted from the situation in Puerto…

Six months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, 7% of island residents still have no power, hundreds of thousands have fled — possibly for good — while others wait patiently for slow-to-come federal relief funds.

While the public’s attention has largely shifted from the situation in Puerto...

How Stormy Daniels’ candor and humor in her ’60 Minutes’ interview showed ‘a woman to be reckoned with’

After weeks of frenzied speculation, Stormy Daniels finally made landfall Sunday on “60 Minutes.” And if the adult film star’s interview with Anderson Cooper appeared to be less catastrophic than some had hoped (or feared) — it was more a nasty squall than a Category 5 hurricane — the full extent…

After weeks of frenzied speculation, Stormy Daniels finally made landfall Sunday on “60 Minutes.” And if the adult film star’s interview with Anderson Cooper appeared to be less catastrophic than some had hoped (or feared) — it was more a nasty squall than a Category 5 hurricane — the full extent...

‘The Americans’ prepares to take a final bow on FX

On a drizzly night in February, Keri Russell and Holly Taylor walked down a hilly block in Upper Manhattan that was doubling for Reagan-era Washington in a scene from the final season of FX’s spy thriller “The Americans.”

Russell, in character as Elizabeth Jennings, a KGB agent living undercover…

On a drizzly night in February, Keri Russell and Holly Taylor walked down a hilly block in Upper Manhattan that was doubling for Reagan-era Washington in a scene from the final season of FX’s spy thriller “The Americans.”

Russell, in character as Elizabeth Jennings, a KGB agent living undercover...

Alan Cumming’s killer ‘Instinct’ strikes again as he ushers in a new CBS drama

In the new CBS crime procedural “Instinct,” Alan Cumming plays Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative and musical savant turned Ivy League professor and bestselling criminal psychopathology expert who rides a motorcycle, wears natty Savile Row suits and eats pizza with a fork and knife.

And,…

In the new CBS crime procedural “Instinct,” Alan Cumming plays Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative and musical savant turned Ivy League professor and bestselling criminal psychopathology expert who rides a motorcycle, wears natty Savile Row suits and eats pizza with a fork and knife.

And,...