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‘Young Love’ Creator Matthew A. Cherry on Bringing a Black, Millennial Family From the…

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‘Young Love’ Creator Matthew A. Cherry on Bringing a Black, Millennial Family From the Midwest to Animation

With Young Love, the TV spin-off of the Oscar-winning short and beloved book, Max enters a new area of the animated family sitcom. The concept for the show is something creator Matthew A. Cherry tells The Hollywood Reporter was knocking around as a possibility all the way back to the book’s Kickstarter days. “When we […]

Jon Stewart Stops by ‘Strike Force Five’ Podcast, Reveals How He Fills Void Left by ‘Daily Show’

The Strike Force Five live podcast taping in Vegas this weekend may have been canceled, but that didn’t stop the striking late night hosts from releasing a new, taped episode of their podcast early Friday. In the latest episode, the seventh in a series, the group of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers […]

‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin’ Season 2 Canceled by Peacock Amid Strikes

Peacock has reversed course and canceled the second season of its Pitch Perfect TV spinoff Bumper in Berlin, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The renewal was first announced back in January, after the show’s first six-episode season debuted Nov. 23, 2022. At the time of the renewal, NBCU said?Bumper in Berlin?was the streamer’s top comedy […]

‘NCIS’ Oral History as Show Turns 20: Cast Exits, Surprise Success and Tackling Politics

Although NCIS was well-liked from the get-go, not even an elite investigation could have foreseen the show becoming a hit that would span decades and launch a franchise. It began in spring 2003 as a backdoor pilot for CBS’ sturdy military-law procedural JAG. Co-created by JAG mastermind Donald P. Bellisario (Magnum, P.I., Quantum Leap) and […]

How the Entertainment Community Fund Is Supporting Workers Impacted by the Strikes

Welcome to the 231st episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ Teaser Has Players Competing in Real Life for Record-Setting Cash Prize

The games have officially become a reality in Netflix’s upcoming series Squid Game: The Challenge. The reality show, based on the streamer’s popular global dystopian series Squid Game, follows 456 real players from around the world who enter the competition show in pursuit of a record-setting cash prize of $4.56 million. The players will compete […]

Kim Kardashian’s Character Revealed in ‘AHS: Delicate’ Premiere

[This story contains spoilers from the premiere of AHS: Delicate.] Little was known about how American Horror Story would twist Danielle Valentine’s novel to fit the mold of the veteran FX anthology until it made its debut. Now, season 12 of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s hit horror series has released its first episode (and […]

‘America’s Got Talent’ Sets Next Spinoff Format at NBC

NBC has announced its next America’s Got Talent spinoff. The new iteration is titled AGT: Fantasy League and is set to premiere in early 2024. It borrows a wrinkle from another NBC unscripted staple, The Voice, in that the show’s judges will have a stake in which acts advance through the competition. AGT: Fantasy League […]

‘Winning Time’ Co-creator on Abrupt HBO Cancellation (Guest Column)

HBO confirmed that it canceled Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty after two seasons. The news was a surprise, coming only moments after the network aired its second-season finale on Sept. 17. Hecht is the co-creator of the series with Max Borenstein. My wife burst into tears. I didn’t have that on my […]

The CW Adds True Crime Series for 2024

The CW is pushing further into the unscripted realm with an order for a true crime series. The network will debut Crime Nation, a 10-episode show from Candle True Stories and executive produced by former ABC News president James Goldston, in early 2024. The series will delve into several recent high-profile cases, including the Delphi […]

ABC Considers Delaying ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Premiere, Matt Walsh Steps Away

ABC may delay its scheduled premiere of Dancing With the Stars after striking writers targeted the show with pickets in recent days. One of the show’s celebrity participants, meanwhile, says he won’t take part in DWTS until the writers strike is over. Matt Walsh (Veep) said in a statement that he will “pause” his involvement […]

‘The Continental’ Director Albert Hughes Says They Locked the Series Before Knowing the Events of ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’

The Continental: From the World of John Wick director Albert Hughes first crossed paths with John Wick masterminds Chad Stahelski and David Leitch in 2008. At the time, Stahelski and Leitch had only recently decided to make the jump from stunt work to the director’s chair, beginning with second unit. So they interviewed for the […]

Sofia Vergara Transforms Into the Godmother in ‘Griselda’ Teaser Trailer

Sofia Vergara is the Godmother. The actress most known for her long-running role on Modern Family is making her debut in a dramatic turn as Griselda Blanco, the Colombian “Godmother” who created one of the most profitable cartels in history. Starring and executive produced by Vergara, the six-episode limited series — which now has a […]

‘Sex Education’ Says Goodbye: Everything to Know About the Final Season

[This story contains spoilers through season three of Sex Education.] It’s time to say goodbye to Moordale Secondary Cavendish Sixth Form College. In July, Netflix announced Sex Education‘s upcoming fourth season would be its last. The end of season three saw Moordale Secondary closing after the school’s acapella group and swing band performed “Fuck the […]

Lena Headey’s ‘Beacon 23’ Series Moves to MGM+

Beacon 23 has a new home. The drama starring Lena Headey will bow in November on MGM+, with the premium cable network formerly known as Epix landing the series after it was originally poised to air on Spectrum and, later, AMC. The eight-episode series based on Hugh Howey’s book of the same name will launch […]

‘Dark Winds’ Snags Season 3 Renewal at AMC

Leaphorn and Chee will remain on the case at AMC. The cable channel and sibling streamer AMC+ have renewed Dark Winds for a third season. The pickup comes about three weeks after the conclusion of the drama’s second season, which ranks among the top 10 cable dramas for this season. AMC is aiming for an […]