Skip to main content
Got a tip?
Newsletters
Image of Lesley Goldberg

Lesley Goldberg

Television Editor, West Coast

Jim Gianopulos to Exit Paramount Pictures, Brian Robbins to Take Over as Chairman and CEO

Jim Gianopulos will be leaving Paramount as chairman and CEO, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Brian Robbins, who currently runs kids network Nickelodeon for parent company ViacomCBS…

‘TV’s Top 5’: Inside the Long Path to ‘Y: The Last Man’

Welcome to Episode 135 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…

Justin Hartley Plots Life at CBS Post-‘This Is Us’

Justin Hartley is solidifying his future post-This Is Us. The actor behind Kevin Pearson will star in and exec produce The Never Game, based on the novel by Jeffrey Deaver, for CBS. The…

David Oyelowo to Star in ‘Bass Reeves’ Limited Series as Part of ViacomCBS Deal

David and Jessica Oyelowo are putting down roots at ViacomCBS. The couple has inked an exclusive overall deal with ViacomCBS and its MTV Entertainment Studios to develop scripted and…

Beth Ditto Signs on for Fox’s ‘Monarch’

Fox’s Monarch continues to bolster its musical cast. Singer-actress Beth Ditto has joined the cast of the upcoming country music drama series at the network. Picked up to series in May after…

Media Res CEO Michael Ellenberg on ‘The Morning Show,’ Its COVID Pivot and Going Toe-to-Toe With Disney

Four years after launching the independent studio Media Res, Michael Ellenberg is crossing the finish line with the very first show he put into development as a studio executive: the limited series Sc…

Iconic ’80s Toy Teddy Ruxpin Getting TV, Film Treatment (Exclusive)

Before there was Ted, there was Teddy Ruxpin, the animatronic teddy bear that became a childhood staple for kids raised in the ’80s. And now the talking teddy is ready to make the leap to film…

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Officially Renewed for Season 3 at Paramount+

Star Trek: Picard is officially returning for its third season on Paramount+. Leading man Patrick Stewart announced the news Wednesday during the live-streamed Star Trek Day celebration…

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Books Abigail Spencer’s Return in Season 18

Dr. Megan Hunt is returning to Grey Sloan. Abigail Spencer will return to reprise her role as the onscreen sister for Kevin McKidd’s Owen Hunt with a recurring role in the upcoming 18th season…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Exits Amazon’s ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ Series (Exclusive)

Amazon’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith is in the market for a new leading lady. Phoebe Waller-Bridge has exited the straight-to-series adaptation of the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie film. Sources say that the…

‘Dickinson’ to End With Season 3 on Apple

Dickinson is going to end the way creator Alena Smith envisioned. Apple said Thursday that the previously announced third season of its Peabody-winning series would officially be its last as…

‘Girls on the Bus,’ From Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec, Moves From Netflix to The CW (Exclusive)

The Girls on the Bus is changing bus stops. Two years after the adaptation of New York Times journalist Amy Chozick’s novel Chasing Hillary landed at Netflix following a multiple-outlet…