Welcome to the 159th episode of Top 5 . TV, The Hollywood ReporterTV podcasts.
Every week, organize Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV Editor) and Daniel Fienberg (main TV critic) analyzes the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcomes presenters, executives and other guests, and provides Important guidelines on what to watch (or ignore, as the case may be).
Here’s how this week’s episode unfolded:
Renewals at Netflix and Starz, Ramy Youssef on the move, Shonda back in the White House and Nick Cannon’s swing and miss.
2. Love the franchise!
We have a new update on HBO Max’s side plans for Batman, AMC’s Zombie disabled finale with news of another spinoff, Disney+ takes another hit at The puppets and -ish-The sentence continues with a new but familiar face.
3. Analysis of pilot season
After two consecutive years of an unusual pilot season, five broadcast networks returned this year with their lowest total orders in 10 years. In this segment, we look at the reasoning behind the volume reduction.
4. Showrunner Spotlight
Ellen RapoportHBO Max creator coming soon Minx, opened about 1970s erotic magazines for women that inspired her feminist comedy. “I read something about one of these magazines,” she said, “and that immediately intrigued me: these magazines in the 1970s were feminist magazines that I didn’t know about. “It’s the workplace of feminists and pornographers. If you’re a TV writer and read this and don’t immediately think of ‘workplace comedy’ they’re going to take away your WGA card. The half-hour series, starring Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson, was featured and moved through a number of outlets – including NBC – before finding the home of a WarnerMedia-backed streamer but nude photos. The show’s male counterpart has never been discussed. “I’m not saying we’re going to have 30 floppy penises in the pilot,” joked Rapoport. different types, body types, penis sizes, races, and specialties.” Ultimately, Rapoport says she hopes the use of male full-frontal nudity will shatter expectations and “I want to do what you come,” she noted. watch it again till episode 104. I don’t want to be a pony and have a bulging penis in every episode The way male nudity is used is really gratuitous and I no problem with that. What is that Playgirl and Viva doing. I want a tit-for-tat so women can see naked men.”
5. Critics’ Corner
As usual, each episode ended with Dan giving his assessment of what to watch over the next week. In this episode, he revisits the second season of Amazon Upload, Peacock’s BustDown, Apple The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey and Netflix’s Ryan Murphy Documentary Andy Warhol Diary.
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