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‘The Morning Show’ Reacts to Roe v. Wade Overturn: “Abort the Court”

[This story contains spoilers from The Morning Show season three, episode seven, “Strict Scrutiny.”] Much of The Morning Show‘s seventh episode centers around network news host Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) joining her boss Cory Ellison (Billy Crudup) on a tense visit to his mother’s house outside of the city. Cory’s mother, played by Lindsay Duncan, […]

Why Hallmark Channel Turned to ‘The Way Home’ and Its Stars for Its First Comic Con Panel

This past weekend, Hallmark made its pop culture programming debut at New York Comic Con with The Way Home, its new series about three generations of women who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart. Set in the Canadian farm town of Port Haven, on the surface the series is standard fare for the network: […]

Heather McMahan Talks New Netflix Special: “I’m Ready for My Melissa-McCarthy-in-‘Bridesmaids’ Moment”

In July 2019, comedian Heather McMahan was at a Lululemon-sponsored Malibu retreat when she got a phone call that changed her life — after a suggestion from Maria Shriver (who followed McMahan, also host of the Absolutely Not podcast, on Instagram), the Today show asked her to join Jenna Bush Hager as a fourth-hour guest co-host. […]

Fisher Stevens on Getting David Beckham to Talk, That Rolls-Royce Moment and Making Athletes Emotional

Almost two weeks ago, Netflix dropped its Beckham docuseries — giving viewers perhaps the most access ever to the soccer star subject. That has less to do with the project’s four-plus-hour runtime, however, than it does with the fact that David Beckham, for all of his fame, has never been much of a talker. “I don’t […]

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season 4: Everything to Know About the Next Whodunnit

[This story includes major spoilers for season three of Only Murders in the Building.] Only Murders in the Building season three went out with a bang — literally. After revealing that the (spoiler alert!) producers of Death Rattle Dazzle, Cliff (Wesley Taylor) and Donna (Linda Emond), were the ones who killed Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd) […]

Oscar-Winning Duo Behind ‘Two Distant Strangers’ Launch “Unreasnble” New Company (Exclusive)

Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe have found their next act. The Oscar-winning duo behind police brutality short Two Distant Strangers and, more recently, HBO’s BS High, have teamed with Group Nine Studios’ former president Mickey Meyer to launch a new entertainment company titled The Unreasnble. The goal of the full-service media company is to […]

‘The Changeling’ Showrunner and Author on Plans for a Second — and Final — Season

[This story contains spoilers for the season finale of The Changeling.] The Changeling showrunner Kelly Marcel, and author and executive producer Victor LaValle, say last Friday’s season finale was never designed to be an ending for the adaptation. But, they did want viewers to come away from the Apple TV+ series’ first season with a […]

‘Loki’ Director Dan DeLeeuw Didn’t Want to Get Bored After ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Loki director Dan DeLeeuw spent nearly 30 years in visual effects, but he knew it was time for a change after receiving his second and third Oscar nominations for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. DeLeeuw worked as the on-set visual effects supervisor on all four of the Russo brothers’ Marvel films, and having directed […]

Michael Chow Shares the Pain Behind the Glamour in New Documentary ‘AKA Mr. Chow’

Michael Chow is meant to be in Riyadh. But as drones spell out his name in the sky above Saudi Arabia’s capital, heralding the Oct. 5 opening of the latest outpost of his eponymous restaurant, the charismatic restaurateur, artist and bon vivant is in his Los Angeles home, grounded with a positive COVID-19 test. He is […]

Rachel Maddow Won’t Abandon You: “Every Time a President Gets Arrested, I Promise I’ll Be There”

Two years after signing a landmark deal that kept her at MSNBC but reduced her workload to one hour of live TV each Monday, Rachel Maddow stepping back from the hustle of a nightly cable news show is looking a lot less relaxing than it did on paper. She has filled the void left by those […]

The 35 Most Powerful Women in International Television

The writers and actors strikes in Hollywood, and the related issues of AI and the disruption of business models brought on by global streaming platforms, have dominated industry discussions this year, overshadowing debates over gender equity, diversity and inclusion. But the progress in those areas continues, noted by groups like the 50:50 Equality Project, a […]

The MIPCOM Hot List: Buyers Brace for “Fewer, Better, Bigger Shows”

Bye-bye, Peak TV. After more than a decade of unprecedented production growth, the international television industry is bracing for an era of tighter budgets and more bean counting. “Instead of subscriber growth at all costs, now the focus is on production and investment and getting the balance sheet right,” says Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay […]

‘The Morning Show’ Director on the Sex Scene Designed to “Break the Internet”

[This story contains spoilers from the sixth episode of The Morning Show season three, “The Stanford Student.”] The stars of The Morning Show constantly make controversial choices. That’s what makes them relatable, according to the creative team behind the Apple TV+ series who had promised eyebrow-raising decisions to come from their starring protagonists played by […]

‘Goosebumps’ Is All Grown Up: How the Disney+ Adaptation Is Reimagining R.L. Stine’s Books for Older Teens

Within the first five minutes of Disney+’s new Goosebumps adaptation, it’s clear that viewers are no longer in R.L. Stine’s creepy, scary version of middle-grade horror. Developed by Rob Letterman and Nicholas Stoller, the show is one of the first real steps into the teen arena for both Disney+ and the book series. The new […]

Larry Charles Released the Movie He Set Out to Make: “That’s a Miracle in Hollywood”

Larry Charles’ résumé is all over the place. As a writer, he penned some of Seinfeld’s most memorable episodes (see: “The Library”). As a TV director, he skewered his industry with Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage. As a filmmaker, he embraced mockumentary with Borat and Brüno. But his latest entry, by his own admission, might […]

Don’t Call ‘Frasier’ a Reboot, Say Creators: “This Is His Third Act”

Thirty years ago, the series Frasier opened with elitist Dr. Frasier Crane recanting why he made his way from Boston to Seattle as a divorcé who had been duped by his equally snobbish brother into caring for their cantankerous father. The series would run for 11 seasons, win 37 Emmys and end as being recognized […]