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Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for July 15-21

DON'T MISS: "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" – Director Marina Zenovich delivers a funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of the beloved entertainer who left us way too soon. Told largely through Williams' own words and interviews with some of his closest confidants, the film doesn't gloss over the demons he wrestled. But it is mostly a heartfelt celebration of what Williams brought to comedy and to the culture at large – from the wild days of late-1970s Los Angeles to his suicide in 2014. (8 p.m. Monday, HBO).

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In Trump’s America, ‘Queer Eye’ reminds me to approach political differences with love

There is a moment in the "Queer Eye" pilot that made me cringe. The subject of the episode, Tom, is a 57-year-old unlucky-in-love self-described "redneck." About halfway through the episode, he is riding in the car with Jonathan and Bobby, two of the "Fab Five," a team of gay men with different areas of expertise tasked with making over people's lives. Tom asks Jonathan and Bobby if either one of them is married.

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Why trans actors should be cast in trans roles

Mj Rodriguez is giving the breakout performance of the summer on the FX series "Pose." Set amid New York's ballroom culture of the late 1980s, the show focuses on a small community of black and Latinx trans and queer characters including Rodriguez's Blanca, who strikes out on her own and takes a few friends under her wing while she's at it.

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Benedict Cumberbatch had a very English reaction to news of his sixth Emmy nomination

Benedict Cumberbatch received his sixth Emmy nomination as actor in a limited series for his portrayal of the titular character in Showtime's pitch-black dramedy "Patrick Melrose." The show, about an Englishman struggling with rampant addiction rooted in memories of sexual abuse at the hands of his father, is based on a series of autobiographical books by Edward St. Aubyn. The show is as searing as it is hilarious – a heady mixture that attracted Cumberbatch from the start. The actor is currently in London working on another project and said he completely forgot it was Emmy nominations day.

A look at recent arrivals and departures of Sacramento TV personalities

There have been a lot of changes in the television broadcast landscape of Sacramento. Here's a look at the past six months, who's come and who's gone where.