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

Showrunners Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson (who also stars) join ‘TV’s Top 5’ hosts Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg on this week’s podcast. 

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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 […]

Viaplay Sign Manchester City Star Erling Haaland to Multi-Territory Media Deal

Nordic media group Viaplay has signed up the hottest soccer player in the world at the moment, Manchester City and Norway striker Erling Haaland to an exclusive, multi-market partnership, that will see Haaland star in Viaplay content and become the group’s media ambassador. Under the deal, which Viaplay announced Friday, the 22-year-old Haaland will star […]

Jon Batiste Leaving ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ After Seven Seasons as Bandleader

Jon Batiste is exiting CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert after serving as bandleader since the show launched in September 2015, host Stephen Colbert announced Thursday. Colbert told his audience that Louis Cato, who has filled in throughout the summer amid Batiste’s absence, will take over the role permanently, with the host introducing his […]

‘Resident Evil’ Has Solid Opening on Streaming Chart

The latest addition to the Resident Evil franchise had a pretty good opening on Netflix. Stranger Things remained a dominant No. 1 in the Nielsen streaming rankings for July 11-17, and Ms. Marvel hit a high the week of its finale. The Resident Evil series — the first live-action show in the long-running video game/movie/TV franchise […]

Danny Strong, Shonda Rhimes and Other Limited Series Showrunners on Their Emmy-Nominated Series

This year’s limited series race is a competitive one: three Hulu shows are up against titles from Netflix and HBO, and four of the nominees tell captivating and hard-to-believe true stories of greed, fraud and public humiliation. Creatives behind each nominated series — Dopesick‘s Danny Strong, The Dropout‘s Elizabeth Meriwether, Inventing Anna‘s Shonda Rhimes, Pam […]

‘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 […]

‘Physical’ Earns Season 3 Renewal at Apple TV+

Apple TV+ will continue to feel the burn. The streamer has ordered a third season of Physical, its 1980s-set dramedy about Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne), a San Diego woman who finds her calling in the decade’s aerobics boom. The renewal comes on the heels of the show’s second season finale, which debuted Aug. 5. “I […]

‘This Fool’ Review: Hulu’s Endearing South L.A.-Set Odd Couple Comedy

The half-hour comedy centers on Luis (co-creator Chris Estrada), whose job at a gang rehabilitation center meets its biggest challenge yet when his older cousin, Luis (Frankie Quiñones), is released from prison.

The Emmys Embraced True Crime, With a Focus on Scams Over Murder

This Emmy season was stuffed with true-crime sagas, largely among the limited/anthology series. With that category’s top prize restricted to just five nominees, four of the series noms went to titles that examined high-profile crimes: Hulu’s Dopesick, The Dropout and Pam & Tommy, plus Netflix’s Inventing Anna. While fraud is at the center of each […]

How HBO’s ‘100 Foot Wave’ Captured Big-Wave Surfing

Mike Prickett not only served as director of photography on 100 Foot Wave, but his own story is so uniquely intertwined with big-wave surfing that it is even depicted in episode five of the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series. “In the world of cinematography in the ocean, Mike Prickett has been at the forefront,” says big-wave […]

Lifetime Reacts to Anne Heche Crash, Provides Update on Her Movie

Lifetime, which is set to air a movie starring Anne Heche in September, said it is “deeply concerned” about the actress’ health following a car crash last week. Heche stars in Girl in Room 13, playing a woman who goes on a relentless search for her daughter (Larissa Dias) after the young woman becomes a […]

‘Arcane,’ ‘Annie Live!’ Among Juried Winners for 2022 Emmys

The 2022 Emmy Awards has revealed winners in a number of juried categories, including animation, costume, hairstyling, makeup and motion design. Netflix’s Arcane scored three wins in the animation category, while NBC musical Annie Live! won for outstanding hairstyling for a variety, nonfiction or reality program. Apple TV+’s Home After Dark won the award for […]