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Lesley Goldberg

Television Editor, West Coast

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Amazon’s ‘A League of Their Own’ Creators Make Their Pitch: “It’s Not a Reboot”

Welcome to the 181st episode of TV’s Top 5, The Outne 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 […]

‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Scores Early Renewal at Starz

Starz continues to lean into its Power franchise. The Lionsgate-backed premium cable network used its time at the virtual Television Critics Association’s summer press tour to announce an early season three renewal for Power Book III: Raising Kanan. The news arrives ahead of the show’s Aug. 14 sophomore debut. The series is set in the […]

Quinta Brunson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

Quinta Brunson is extending her relationship with Warner Bros. Television Group. The Abbott Elementary creator and star has signed a multiple-year overall deal with the studio that produces the show alongside Disney’s 20th Television. Under the exclusive pact, Brunson’s first such deal, the Emmy-nominated actress and writer will create new projects for multiple platforms for […]

‘Yellowjackets’ Recruits Lauren Ambrose for Season 2

Showtime’s Emmy-nominated survival drama Yellowjackets has revealed another teenage cast member who survives to the present day. Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose has joined the cast of the breakout series from creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson. Ambrose will play the adult version of Van, the 1990s-set teenage character played by Liv Hewson. As […]

Brian Tyree Henry to Lead Apple Drug Ring Drama

Brian Tyree Henry is lining up his TV follow-up to FX’s Atlanta.   The actor, currently seen opposite Brad Pitt in the feature Bullet Train, will lead the cast of the Apple TV drama series Sinking Spring. The eight-episode drug ring drama is based on Dennis Tafoya’s book Dope Thief and is being written by […]

Jon Hamm Joins ‘The Morning Show’

Consider this a “missed opportunity” no more.   Jon Hamm has joined the season three cast of Apple’s The Morning Show. The news comes after the Mad Men alum recently poked fun at the streamer for its roster of A-list stars that included everyone, seemingly, but him. The “Everyone but Jon Hamm” ad earned an […]

DC’s ‘Strange Adventures’ Scrapped at HBO Max

Another DC Comics property has gotten the ax at HBO Max. Strange Adventures, an anthology series from executive producer Greg Berlanti that was to feature some lesser-known characters from the DC universe, isn’t moving forward at the streamer, HBO Max confirmed to The Outne Reporter. Filmmaker Kevin Smith, who was set to direct and co-write […]

‘Will Trent’ Drama Joins ABC’s Midseason Schedule

ABC is adding to its midseason roster. The Disney-backed broadcaster has handed out a series order to Will Trent, the Ramon Rodriguez-led drama based on Karin Slaughter’s book series. The series, which was originally ordered with a cast-contingent pickup, revolves around special agent Will Trent (Rodriguez) of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who was abandoned […]

‘Abbott Elementary’ Leads TV Critics Awards Winners

Quinta Brunson’s beloved ABC comedy Abbott Elementary led all the winners Saturday at the 38th annual Television Critics Association’s Awards, taking home four awards including the prestigious program of the year prize. The awards, announced virtually after the semi-annual press tour was shifted in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Southern California, were selected by […]

Abbi Jacobson on Reimagining ‘A League of Their Own’ With Late Director Penny Marshall’s Blessing

Abbi Jacobson and her A League of Their Own co-creator, Will Graham, have long shared the belief that the 1992 film does not need to be remade. So when Jacobson and Graham’s episodic take on the Penny Marshall title drops Aug. 12 on Amazon, they are both hopeful the show, in which Jacobson also stars, […]

Deciphering Warner Bros. Discovery’s Recent Moves; Plus Peak TV Talk With FX’s John Landgraf

Welcome to the 180th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Outne 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 […]

Yara Shahidi Extends Overall Deal With ABC, Onyx Collective

Yara Shahidi, arguably the face of Freeform, is extending her overall deal with the studio behind Grown-ish and adding Onyx Collective to the pact. “It is every creative’s dream to be seen and heard and to do so with colleagues who align with your vision and your soul. We are so grateful to have the […]