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Bill Maher Remembers Norman Lear on ‘Real Time’: “He Opened a Lot of Doors”

On the latest episode of Real Time, Bill Maher remembered Norman Lear, who died earlier this month at age 101, as someone who “opened a lot of doors” in television. The host is preparing to head into his 22nd year of doing the late-night talk show, which got him thinking. He explained how the sitcom […]

Daytime Emmys: ‘General Hospital,’ ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Among Top Winners

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards during an in-person ceremony, hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner (whose show won the prize for best entertainment news series), that aired on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. ABC’s General Hospital led with six […]

Jack Axelrod, Actor on ‘General Hospital,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘My Name Is Earl,’ Dies at 93

Jack Axelrod, who played a mob boss on General Hospital for three years and had notable guest-starring turns on My Name Is Earl and Grey’s Anatomy, has died. He was 93. Axelrod died Nov. 28 of natural causes in Los Angeles, his rep Jennifer Garland announced. Axelrod showed up in Woody Allen’s Bananas (1971) in […]

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 […]

Matthew Perry Died From Acute Effects of Ketamine, Autopsy Reveals

Matthew Perry died from the acute effects of the anesthetic ketamine, according to an autopsy released Friday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office. The results of the autopsy listed drowning, coronary artery disease and buprenorphine (used to treat opioid addiction) effects as contributing factors. The manner of death was ruled an accident. There […]

Justin Hartley Plays Lone-Wolf Survivalist in ‘Tracker’ Trailer

This is Us alum Justin Hartley plays a lone-wolf survivalist, Colter Shaw, seeking to solve mysteries in the trailer for CBS’ Tracker drama, which dropped on Friday. “You collect rewards, right?” he’s asked at one point in the trailer. “I prefer the term ‘rewardist.’ Everyone’s looking for something,” Shaw answers as he makes his way […]

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 […]

‘Power Book IV: Force’ Renewed for Third Season on Starz

The Power-verse continues to roll along at Starz. The premium cable outlet has ordered a third season of Power Book IV: Force, which stars Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan, continuing his role from the original Power. The renewal comes a month after the show’s second season concluded in November and follows the recent pickup for […]

‘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 […]

Netflix Reveals First Images, Release Date for Italian Porn Biopic Series ‘Supersex’

Netflix has dropped its first key art and several new images for Supersex, the hotly anticipated biographical series on Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi. Alessandro Borghi, star of Netflix’s mafia drama series Suburra and 2022 Cannes jury prize winner The Eight Mountains, plays Rocco in the fictionalized take on the porn actor’s life. The seven-episode […]

Selena Gomez Says She Cried Watching Meryl Streep Rehearse for ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Musical Performances

The cast and creators of Only Murders in the Building reunited for a For Your Consideration event in Los Angeles on Thursday, where they opened up about season three’s hottest topic: Meryl Streep. Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Michael Cyril Creighton, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and showrunner John Hoffman joined moderator Judd Apatow for a […]

Film Independent, FX Launch TV Incubator for Latino Creators

Film Independent and FX have come together to support Latino creators in television. In collaboration with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, the entities have teamed to launch the Imaginar TV Incubator for Fearless Latinx Creators. Over two weeks, six said creators will participate in workshops and direct meetings with industry leaders to help […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘The Crown’ Final Season Opens Lower With Split Release

The final season of The Crown got off to a slower start in Nielsen’s streaming rankings — which might have something to do with the fact that Netflix released only a part of the season. The Emmy-winning drama was the most watched show on streaming for the week of Nov. 13-19, but its 943 million minutes […]

‘Platonic’ Scores a Season 2 at Apple TV+

It’s official: Platonic is returning. Apple TV+ has doled out a second season to the comedy starring Rose Byrne (Sylvia) and Seth Rogen (Will), who play best friends (and only best friends). The duo also serve as executive producers on the series from their former Neighbors director Nick Stoller and his wife, Francesca Delbanco. In […]

Stanley Tucci Going Back to Italy After Nat Geo Signs Up Former CNN Host

Exactly one year after CNN canceled his popular travel food series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, the actor will hit the Autostrade once more, this time for National Geographic. The Disney-owned nonfiction content company has ordered a new 10-part docuseries called Tucci — The Heart of Italy. The series bears a striking similarity to his […]

Women Represented Majority of Amazon Originals Writers in 2022

While many organizations in Hollywood and beyond seem to have moved on from their commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, Amazon MGM Studios’ Customer and Content DEIA team is continuing to push forward. The company has published a progress report on its film and TV productions since implementing in 2021 its Inclusion Policy and […]