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'Abbott Elementary' Leads TV Critics Awards Winners

Quinta Brunson's rookie ABC comedy took home four wins, including the prestigious program of the year prize. 

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‘Abbott Elementary’ Leads TV Critics Awards Winners

Quinta Brunson’s beloved ABC comedy Abbott Elementary led all the winners Saturday at the 38th annual Television Critics Association’s Awards, taking home four awards including the prestigious program of the year prize. The awards, announced virtually after the semi-annual press tour was shifted in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Southern California, were selected by […]

‘Surface’ Team on Twists and Turns in the Gugu Mbatha-Raw Thriller: “You Won’t Know What to Expect”

After just a few episodes of Apple TV+’s Surface, viewers have already experienced a number of twists and turns, as what characters believe happened may not have taken place as they thought and those same characters’ motivations appear to shift. But those who think they know what the Apple TV+ thriller, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as […]

Deciphering Warner Bros. Discovery’s Recent Moves; Plus Peak TV Talk With FX’s John Landgraf

Welcome to the 180th 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 […]

Yara Shahidi Extends Overall Deal With ABC, Onyx Collective

Yara Shahidi, arguably the face of Freeform, is extending her overall deal with the studio behind Grown-ish and adding Onyx Collective to the pact. “It is every creative’s dream to be seen and heard and to do so with colleagues who align with your vision and your soul. We are so grateful to have the […]

Hulu’s ‘Mike’ Team on Retelling Tyson Story: “Endlessly Fascinating”

There has been no shortage of TV programming featuring or about Mike Tyson since his reign as boxing’s heavyweight champion, from a document of his one-man show by Spike Lee to a show about his pastime of pigeon racing. Hulu’s limited series Mike adds to that canon, but the team behind the show hopes it […]

Jason Katims Reunites With ‘Friday Night Lights’ Producers Imagine TV

Jason Katims is on the move. The Parenthood and Friday Night Lights creator has reunited with the company behind both shows and has signed a multiple-project deal with Imagine Television. Under the pact, the showrunner is said to already be hard at work on three projects (details of which remain under wraps).  “Jason Katims is […]

‘The Other Black Girl’ Drama Nabs Hulu Series Pickup

Hulu and Onyx Collective are moving forward with their adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ novel The Other Black Girl. The Disney-backed streamer has handed out a series order for the drama from Onyx Collective and Freeform president Tara Duncan. The drama revolves around Nella, an editorial assistant, who is tired of being the only Black girl […]

Keanu Reeves to Lead ‘Devil in the White City’ Hulu Series From Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio

It’s official: Hulu is moving forward with a TV adaptation of Erik Larson’s best-seller Devil in the White City with Keanu Reeves set to star in what will be his largest TV role to date. The drama, which has been developed as a film and TV series since Leonardo DiCaprio optioned the property in 2010, […]

‘Outlander’ Prequel Set at Starz, Gets Title

The expansion of the Starz franchise Outlander with a prequel is a go, and will be called Outlander: Blood of My Blood. The enlarging of the Outlander universe will portray the love story between Jamie Fraser’s parents. The writers room on the new project is underway, and Diana Gabaldon, who penned the Outlander novel series, […]

‘She-Hulk’ Producers Respond to CGI Criticisms

Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law team weighed in on a pair of CGI-related criticisms of the highly anticipated Disney+ series. First, director Kat Coiro responded to those who have chided the show for not making star Tatiana Maslany’s green alter ego even bulkier. “In terms of the CGI being critiqued, I think that has to […]

‘Andor’ Showrunner Explains K-2SO’s Absence From ‘Rogue One’ Prequel

Star Wars fans are excited about Disney+’s Rogue One prequel drama Andor, but one beloved character from the movie isn’t showing up anytime soon: Alan Tudyk’s acerbic Imperial droid K-2SO. “From a storytelling point of view, there are multiple reasons,” head writer Tony Gilroy told critics at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Wednesday. […]

‘Fargo’ Season 5 to Be More Comedic in Tone

FX is offering a few tidbits teasing the eagerly anticipated fifth season of Fargo and the first TV drama series based on the Alien film franchise. FX chairman John Landgraf was asked about the two projects, both of which are from Emmy-winning showrunner Noah Hawley, during a chat with The Hollywood Reporter. Fargo will film […]