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Lesley Goldberg

Television Editor, West Coast

Lesley Goldberg is an award-winning reporter who has covered the business of TV for two decades. In addition to development, renewals/cancellations, overall deals, castings and larger trends, she co-hosts the award-winning weekly podcast TV’s Top 5, which features showrunner/executive interviews and analysis. The L.A. native and diehard Dodger fan has been with THR since 2003. She lives in Burbank with her wife (a TV writer) and dog.

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Mayim Bialik Says She’s No Longer Hosting ‘Jeopardy’ Syndicated Show

Mayim Bialik is no longer going to be involved with Jeopardy. The Big Bang Theory grad posted on her verified social media account Friday that Jeopardy producers Sony Pictures Television informed her that she will “no longer be hosting the syndicated version of Jeopardy.”   Bialik — and co-host Ken Jennings — were both nominated […]

Jon Hamm (Finally!) Lands His Own Apple Series With ‘Your Friends and Neighbors’ 

Jon Hamm is getting his own Apple show — finally! The Emmy-winning Mad Men grad, who previously “begged” Apple for a show of his own in a tongue-in-cheek ad for the streamer, will star in and exec produce the straight-to-series Apple drama Your Friends and Neighbors. The role marks Hamm’s first starring role in an […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: The Best (and Worst) Shows of 2023

Welcome to the 241st 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 […]

‘Good Omens’ Renewed for Third and Final Season at Amazon

Amazon is making one final trip to hell. The streamer has renewed Good Omens, the fantasy-comedy that started as a limited series, for a third and final season. Production on the show from BBC Studios, and based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, is expected to begin soon in Scotland. “I’m so […]

Andre Braugher, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star, Dies at 61

Andre Braugher, the dynamic actor known for his outstanding work on such shows as Homicide: Life on the Street and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died. He was 61. Braugher died Monday after a brief illness, his longtime rep Jennifer Allen told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death turned out to be lung cancer. Braugher starred as […]

‘Good Times’ Voice Cast Revealed for Seth MacFarlane-Norman Lear Animated Series

Netflix’s animated Good Times update from Seth MacFarlane and the late and great Norman Lear is moving full steam ahead. The streamer has tapped J.B. Smoove, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jay Pharoah to lead the voice cast of the animated and adult-leaning series. Additionally, Ranada Shepard (Family Affair, Lizzie McGuire) has signed on to serve […]

‘Hightown’ Ending With Season 3 on Starz

Starz is bidding farewell to another show. The Lionsgate-backed premium cable network on Tuesday announced that crime drama Hightown, starring Monica Raymund, will conclude with its third season. Season three of the series from showrunner Rebecca Cutter (Gotham) will debut Friday, Jan. 26, on Starz. Hightown is the latest series to get the ax at […]

‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Netflix will get its samurai on again. The streaming giant has handed out a second-season renewal for its recently released animated drama series Blue Eye Samurai. “When we started this project, we made a commitment to take this very personal story set in Edo-period Japan and bring it to life in the most authentic and […]

‘Station 19’ to End With Season 7 on ABC

ABC is checking out of Station 19.  The Disney-owned broadcast network on Friday revealed that the upcoming seventh season of the firefighter-focused spinoff of Grey’s Anatomy will be its last. “For seven seasons, Station 19 has been a highlight of the ABC lineup thanks to Shonda [Rhimes] and Betsy [Beers’] incredible vision, beloved characters and […]

Network TV 2023: What’s New, Renewed and Canceled (So Far)

The more things change, the more things stay the same. That may as well be the motto for the five broadcast networks heading into the 2023-24 season as their corporate parents are increasingly focused on cutting costs, restructurings and streaming. To that end, three of the five networks have made leadership changes in the past […]

‘Lucky Hank,’ Starring Bob Odenkirk, Canceled at AMC

It’s more like unlucky Hank. AMC has canceled Lucky Hank, the drama series starring Bob Odenkirk, after one season. The series, which marked Odenkirk’s follow-up after Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, wrapped its eight-episode run in May and has been on the bubble during the writers and actors strikes. The cancellation brings an end […]

‘Cruel Summer’ and ‘Good Trouble’ Canceled at Freeform (Exclusive)

Freeform’s future in scripted original programming is going under the microscope. The Disney-owned basic-cable network has canceled Cruel Summer after a two-season run and will conclude Good Trouble with the second half of its upcoming fifth season. Good Trouble, a spinoff of The Fosters, joins Grown-ish in wrapping their runs on the younger-skewing cabler in […]