THR's Must-Reads of the Week: Gervais' New Show, Affleck as Batman, Hollywood and Steroids

Between industry dinners, premiere parties and countless meetings, here's what you may have missed this week in entertainment news.

Cover Story: In this week's issue of The Hollywood Reporter, TV editor Lacey Rose unveils why Ricky Gervais is getting friendlier for his new Netflix series Derek and what it's like spending time with his friends Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.

Emmy Season: As the most successful sitcom star of all time, Seinfeld tells THR how he may never return to TV. THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg and chief TV critic Tim Goodman debate about who will win and who should win at this year's 65th annual award show on Sept. 22.

FXX Execs: Eric Schrier and Nick Grad explain what will happen when they launch the new network and how they will handle the daunting process of committing to 25 original series.

Hollywood and Steroids: As the pressure grows for stars to get bulging biceps and solid abs quick, actors are going the A-Rod route by taking performance-enhancing drugs including human growth hormone (HGH).

TV Review: THR's Goodman on BBC America's Luther: "If you’ve watched the first two seasons, no doubt you’ve got the date circled. If you haven’t, not only is there still time to catch up but you can conceivably (but inadvisably) skip seasons one and two and start fresh here."

Film Review: THR film critic Jordan Mintzer describes The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as "a bona fide saga all right -- just not in a good way."

News in Review:

STORY: Ben Affleck Is Batman for 'Man of Steel' Sequel

STORY: Ben Affleck As Batman: Hollywood's Best Reactions

ANALYSIS: Why Ben Affleck Said 'Yes' to Batman

TV in Review:

STORY: 'True Blood's' Stephen Moyer to Co-Star in NBC's 'Sound of Music'

EXCLUSIVE: Rashida Jones Developing CW Dramedy With Sister Producing

EXCLUSIVE: 'Wizards' Alum Gregg Sulkin, 'Bunheads' Star Headline MTV's Carter Covington Comedy

Film in Review:

STORY: Bradley Cooper in Talks to Voice Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

STORY: Benedict Cumberbatch Exits Guillermo del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'

EXCLUSIVE: Casey Affleck, David Lowery Reteam for Sci-Fi Tale 'To Be Two'

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