Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full, Uncensored Reality TV Roundtable With Mark Cuban, LL Cool J and More
In the last of the seven-episode series, Nick Cannon, Jane Lynch, Guy Fieri and Mike Darnell talk lazy reboots, show fears and the rise of reality TV star turned presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Six top unscripted players — Mark Cuban (Shark Tank), LL Cool J (Lip Sync Battle), Mike Darnell (500 Questions), Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night), Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) and Nick Cannon (America's Got Talent) — unleash on lazy reboots, what scares them most about making these shows (hint: A-list celebrities) and the rise of reality TV star turned presidential candidate Donald Trump: "It's the thing where people feel like, 'He's just like me, I know him, I've seen him on TV, he speaks my language.'"
The roundtable discussion aired Sunday on SundanceTV as part of the cable channel's original nonfiction series, Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, produced in partnership with THR.
The last of seven episodes — the Reality TV Roundtable — premiered Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on channel 557 on DirecTV and on 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 10 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on 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 discuss everything from their individual projects to their craft and true stories from the business. The panels present thoughtful, informative takes on the film and television industry today.
The complete schedule for the season is as follows:
Sunday, June 26: Drama Actress Roundtable
Jennifer Lopez (Shades of Blue)
Kerry Washington (Scandal, Confirmation)
Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson, American Horror Story: Hotel)
Kirsten Dunst (Fargo)
Constance Zimmer (UnREAL)
Regina King (American Crime, The Leftovers)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Sunday, July 3: Drama Actor Roundtable
Sunday, July 10: Comedy Actress Roundtable
Sunday, July 17: Comedy Actor Roundtable
Sunday, July 24: Drama Showrunner Roundtable
Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot)
Marti Noxon (UnREAL)
John Ridley (American Crime)
Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey)
Nina Jacobson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story)
Margot Rosenberg (Jessica Jones)
Sunday, July 31: Comedy Showrunner Roundtable
Sunday, Aug. 7: Reality Roundtable
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