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Lesley Goldberg

Television Editor, West Coast

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‘Kindred’ Canceled at FX (Exclusive)

Kindred will not move forward at FX. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Disney-backed basic-cable network has canceled the drama based on Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 novel about a young Black woman who is pulled back and forth in time. Showrunner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen) is expected to shop the drama from FX Productions as […]

‘Reboot’ Canceled at Hulu

Reboot will not live to see another day at Hulu. The Disney-controlled streamer has opted to cancel the scripted comedy series from Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan after one season. Sources say Levitan is shopping Reboot with the hopes of finding a new home for the comedy produced by Disney’s 20th Television. Reboot was Levitan’s […]

‘Three Women,’ ‘Let the Right One In,’ ‘American Gigolo’ Canceled at Showtime

Showtime is thinning its roster of scripted originals in the wake of its consolidation with Paramount+. Scripted dramas Let the Right One In and American Gigolo have both been canceled and the Shailene Woodley-led adaptation of Three Women is no longer moving forward at the premium cable network. The latter series, which has already completed […]

‘Tomb Raider’ Film in the Works as Amazon Makes Rich Rights Deal for Marvel-Like Franchise (Exclusive)

Amazon is building a Tomb Raider franchise. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the retail giant and streamer has teamed with Dmitri M. Johnson’s dj2 Entertainment for a massive rights deal to make a Tomb Raider feature film, in addition to the newly announced TV series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge and at least one video game […]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Prepping ‘Tomb Raider’ TV Series for Amazon (Exclusive)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is getting into action at Amazon. The Emmy-winning Fleabag grad is readying a TV series based on the popular video game turned action movie Tomb Raider. The project, which is in the development stages, is the latest to stem from Waller-Bridge’s recently renewed overall deal with the retail giant and streamer. Sources tell […]

‘Shrinking’ Creators on Harrison Ford, Therapy and ‘The Muppets’

Welcome to the 199th 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 […]

‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Nab Two Season Renewals at Fox

Fox is solidifying the future of its core animated comedies. The broadcast network has handed out two season renewals for The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers. All three of Fox’s long-running Sunday staples are now owned by Disney following the Mouse House’s $72.3 billion deal a few years ago that included assets including studio […]

‘The Recruit,’ Starring Noah Centineo, Renewed at Netflix

Netflix is re-enlisting The Recruit. The streaming service has handed out a second-season renewal to the spy drama starring Noah Centineo. From creator/showrunner/exec producer Alexi Hawley, The Recruit spent five weeks on Netflix’s global top 10 list, reaching the charts in 88 countries following its Dec. 16 debut. “I’m thrilled to dive back into the […]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Renews Amazon Overall Deal (Exclusive)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has solidified her relationship with Amazon. The Fleabag grad has renewed her overall deal with the retail giant and streamer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. As part of the pact, Waller-Bridge is teaming with author Claudia Lux to adapt her book Sign Here as an Amazon series. Sources say Waller-Bridge’s new deal […]

Broadcast TV Scorecard 2023: What’s New, Renewed and Canceled (So Far)

The more things change, the more things stay the same. That may as well be the motto for the five broadcast networks heading into the 2023-24 season as their corporate parents are increasingly focused on cutting costs, restructurings and streaming. To that end, three of the five networks have made leadership changes in the past […]

‘Titans,’ ‘Doom Patrol’ Ending on HBO Max

Titans and Doom Patrol, the DC Comics dramas that were originally developed to help launch the former DC Universe streaming service, are coming to an end. The current fourth seasons of both of the Greg Berlanti-produced HBO Max dramas will be their last, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Sources say producers on both Titans and […]

Krista Vernoff Checks Out as Showrunner of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Station 19’

Krista Vernoff is checking out of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and its spinoff, Station 19. The showrunner will exit at the end of the medical drama’s current 19th season and conclusion of the firefighter spinoff’s seventh season. There is no word on a new showrunner for both Shonda Rhimes-produced shows as ABC has yet to renew […]