Watch THR's Full, Uncensored Comedy Showrunner Roundtable With Judd Apatow, David Mandel and More

Kenya Barris, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Scott Silveri also joined in the panel discussion.

Six top TV bosses — including Judd Apatow, David Mandel, Kenya Barris, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Scott Silveri — open up about the horrors of network casting, the pressure to get political and the pitfalls of borrowing from one's own life.

Viewers can watch the roundtable discussions every Sunday on SundanceTV as part of the cable channel's original nonfiction series, Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, produced in partnership with THR. Come back to THR.com on Mondays after the shows air for the full, uncensored discussion online.

The fifth of seven episodes — the Comedy Showrunner Roundtable — aired Sunday, July 23. For subsequent episodes, tune in every Sunday at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on satellite on channel 557 on DirecTV and 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 10 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on Spectrum/TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC).

The filmed roundtable panels feature Emmy nominees and other top stars of the year's most buzzed-about television series, including comedy and drama actors, actresses and showrunners, and reality hosts and producers. Guests will discuss everything from their individual projects to their craft and true stories from the business. The panels will present thoughtful, informative takes on the film and television industry today.

The complete schedule for the season is as follows:

Sunday, June 25: Comedy Actor Roundtable

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)
Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick)

Sunday, July 2: Comedy Actress Roundtable

Emmy Rossum (Shameless)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Minnie Driver (Speechless)
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick)
America Ferrera (Superstore)

Sunday, July 9: Drama Actor Roundtable

Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath)
Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
John Lithgow (The Crown)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Sunday, July 16: Drama Actress Roundtable

Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Lange (Feud)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale)
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
Oprah Winfrey (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks)

Sunday, July 23: Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

Judd Apatow (Love, Crashing, Girls)
Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time)
Scott Silveri (Speechless)
David Mandel (Veep)
Kenya Barris (Black-ish)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Sunday, July 30: Drama Showrunner Roundtable

Ryan Murphy (Feud, American Horror Story: Roanoke)
David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies)
Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar)
Lisa Joy (Westworld)
Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black)
Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion)

Sunday, Aug. 6: Reality TV Roundtable

RuPaul (RuPaul's Drag Race)
Leah Remini (Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath)
Sally Ann Salsano (Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party)
W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America)
Kris Jenner (Keeping Up With the Kardashians)

Sundance TV's HD Channels (for national providers):
AT&T U-verse 1798
Verizon FIOS 735
DirecTV 557
DISH 126

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