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Madeline Brewer on Janine the Survivor in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The actress, who plays the fan-favorite handmaid, talks of a choice that is the "most admirable, powerful display of strength" in the penultimate fifth season…

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Madeline Brewer on Janine the Survivor in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

[This story contains spoiler’s from the fourth episode of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale season five, “Dear Offred.”] Last season was a big one for The Handmaid’s Tale’s Janine. Not only did the fiery handmaid played by Madeline Brewer survive a near-death explosion, but she also rose from the ashes as a leader in her post-Gilead […]

‘Frasier’ Sequel Officially a Go at Paramount+

Tossed salad and scrambled eggs all around: Frasier is returning to television. Paramount+ has given a series order to the long-developing revival of the series, with Kelsey Grammer once again playing the title role. The series pickup comes some 19 months after the streamer announced it was developing a follow-up to the 1993-2004 NBC series. […]

TV Ratings: ‘NCIS,’ ‘911,’ ‘Chicago PD’ Lead Premiere Week Seven-Day Gains

CBS’ NCIS had the biggest seven-day jump in viewers in the opening frame of the TV season, but it fell a bit short of becoming the most watched network series for premiere week. Three other shows — Fox’s 911, NBC’s Chicago PD and CBS’ Survivor — performed best among adults 18-49. NCIS added 3.43 million viewers via […]

The CW’s Future Under Nexstar: Focus on Affiliates, Profits and Cheaper Originals

The CW opened its 2022-23 broadcast season Monday with its new owner, Nexstar, delivering a loud message to the creative community and Wall Street: Expect change, and expect it fast. The station group, which officially took over the younger-skewing broadcast network Oct. 1, parted ways with The CW’s three top executives: CEO Mark Pedowitz, streaming […]

Chuck Lorre Sets Sebastian Maniscalco Bookie Comedy at HBO Max

Warner Bros. Discovery’s most prolific showrunner has set his first show at HBO Max. Comedy veteran Chuck Lorre — creator of CBS’ Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, among others — has set up How to be a Bookie at HBO Max. The single-camera comedy is set to star Sebastian […]

Kevin Beggs Inks New Long-Term Deal to Remain at Lionsgate TV

Kevin Beggs, one of the longest-tenured studio executives, has signed a new deal to remain at the top of Lionsgate TV Group. The executive, alongside Sandra Stern, have together led the studio for two decades, will remain chair and chief content integration officer. The news comes as Lionsgate TV recently reported one of its best […]

Nexstar Parts Ways With The CW’s Heads of Finance, Marketing (Exclusive)

Nexstar is not wasting any time in cleaning house at The CW. Hours after the station group announced that former board member Dennis Miller would take over The CW as president for CEO Mark Pedowitz, the newly installed executive made a surprise appearance Monday at the network’s Burbank, Calif., offices and continued to make changes […]

‘The Rings of Power’ Season 2 Starts Production in the U.K.

It’s official: Amazon’s The Rings of Power has started filming its next season. Production got underway Monday at the new hub at Bray Studios, just outside London. The news follows the first official Nielsen ratings being released Thursday for the Prime Video series, showing The Rings of Power topped the streaming charts for its debut […]

Will Nexstar Erase Mark Pedowitz’s Legacy From The CW?

Mark Pedowitz leaves an impressive legacy at The CW after an 11-year run in which he championed diversity and worked tirelessly to transform the broadcast network into a home of year-round programming. The question now becomes if Pedowitz’s successor — former Nexstar board member Dennis Miller — will embrace or erase it. Pedowitz was named […]

The CW CEO Mark Pedowitz Exits as Nexstar Sets New Leadership

Broadcast television’s longest tenured network chief is out. Mark Pedowitz, the CEO of The CW, is stepping down from his role with the younger-skewing broadcast network, effective immediately, following its sale to station group Nexstar. The news was announced Monday as Nexstar, which officially took control of The CW on Oct. 1, unveiled its leadership […]

‘The Daily Show’ Will Continue (on Comedy Central) Without Trevor Noah

The Daily Show will go on without Trevor Noah. Sources close to the production tell The Hollywood Reporter that the long-running late night series will indeed continue on Comedy Central despite industry speculation that it could move to streamer Paramount+ after Noah signs off. Noah stunned Comedy Central and Paramount executives Thursday night with his […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Premiere Pokes Fun at Cast Exits, Donald Trump

Saturday Night Live‘s season 48 opened with Miles Teller and Andrew Dismukes in a “ManningCast” sketch, humorously analyzing the show — from what the cast is doing right and wrong in their jokes to the many departures. The premiere also featured guest appearances from Jon Hamm and Shaun White. Throughout the opening bit, Teller (playing […]