Welcome to the 186th episode of Top 5 . TV, The Hollywood ReporterTV podcasts.
Every week, organize Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV Editor) and Daniel Fienberg (main TV critic) analyzes the latest TV news with context from business and critical aspects, welcomes presenters, executives and other guests, and provides provides important guidance on what to watch (or ignore, as the case may be).
This week we join the co-creator of one of the best comedies on television when, break what bleach taking place at JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and answering listener questions in our Mailbag segment.
This is how the episode plays out.
Golden Globe, Reservation Dog, Live Saturday Night (yes, again), Peacock and Vince Gilligan lead in headlines for the week.
2. WTF with Bad Robot
Warner Bros. under review Constantine with star Keanu Reeves, letting JJ Abrams’ HBO Max TV take on the DC character in the cold as the studio behind it sells both that series as well as Abrams’ Mrs X. Both of those, as well as animation Batman: Caped Crusader is being shopped for streamers as Warner Bros. Discovery seeks to license its content – including DC Comics content – to external buyers rather than spending large sums of money keeping them on internal platforms. This segment explores what’s happening with Bad Robot following a string of shows that were recently dropped by HBO and HBO Max.
You ask, we answer! In this regular thread, Dan and I answer questions from our listeners. This week’s topics include why Netflix effectively removed Ryan Murphy’s Dahmerthinking about John Oliver’s Law & Order rant and more.
4. Showrunner Spotlight
Steve Levitan, co-creator of the five-time Emmy Award winner Modern familyreturn to television with his next series – Hulu’s Reboot, The POV of an insider in the television industry. The series follows a reboot of a previous 1990s sitcom and provides a look at the writers’ room and the pseudo show’s overall production. Levitan opens up about his hobby of discovering the show behind the show above Restart and Greg the Bunny and Larry Sanders. After devoting his entire career to broadcasting, Levitan also discussed his preference for streaming and what it would take for him to return to a career in network television. Plus, will Modern family be restarted first Restart auto reboot? He’s also upfront about the crafting Restart is the therapy and pressures of creating an original series after such a long time as Modern family.
5. Critics’ corner
As usual, each episode ends with Dan’s thoughts on what to watch (or skip) this weekend. This week, he weighed in on Hulu’s Reboot, Latest Star Wars series on Disney+, Andoras well as the new Netflix series Ryan Murphy Dahmer. Bonus: think about HBO’s Hostage and by Hulu Chef vs Wild.
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