Melanie McFarland

TV critic, Salon

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Netflix’s “Bridgerton” is one of the most popular shows right now. In less than a month, more than 60 million homes streamed it. A second season is in the works.

‘Bridgerton’ gains big fan base with opulent sets, stunning gowns, and a multiracial cast

Netflix’s “Bridgerton” is one of the most popular shows right now. In less than a month, more than 60 million homes streamed it. A second season is in the works.

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Jimmy Kimmel hosted Sunday night’s annual television awards. He stood solo in an empty arena. Coronavirus gags and jokes peppered the broadcast.

‘Schitt's Creek,’ ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Succession’ won big at virtual Emmys

Jimmy Kimmel hosted Sunday night’s annual television awards. He stood solo in an empty arena. Coronavirus gags and jokes peppered the broadcast.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Emmy nominations are out today. Twenty-six nominations go to HBO’s superhero limited series “Watchmen,” starring Regina King and Jeremy Irons.

Emmy nominations 2020: Surprises, snubs, possible winners

The Emmy nominations are out today. Twenty-six nominations go to HBO’s superhero limited series “Watchmen,” starring Regina King and Jeremy Irons.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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