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'Wednesday' Rockets Up Netflix All-Time Series Chart

The show will likely become the third on the streamer to pass a billion hours of viewing in its first four weeks.

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‘Wednesday’ Rockets Up Netflix All-Time Series Chart

Netflix’s Wednesday broke another viewing record in its second week on the streamer. After scoring the most viewing time in a single week for an English-language series on Netflix, the mystery comedy broke its own mark in the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4. Wednesday had 411.29 million hours of viewing worldwide, according to the company’s […]

‘The Daily Show’ Taps Chelsea Handler, Kal Penn and Others as Guest Hosts

With Trevor Noah set to sign off Dec. 8, The Daily Show is eyeing its next chapter. Comedy Central announced Tuesday that it had lined up a series of guest hosts to emcee the show when it returns from its hiatus Jan. 17. To date, the group includes a series of potential replacements — Al […]

Hugh Grant Boards ‘The Palace’ Limited Series at HBO

Hugh Grant is headed back to HBO. The BAFTA-winning actor has been cast in the premium cabler’s limited series The Palace, starring Kate Winslet. The series comes from Succession writer and executive producer Will Tracy. Grant joins a cast that also includes Matthias Schoenaerts and Andrea Riseborough. The Palace, ordered to series in July, chronicles […]

Taylor Kitsch to Lead Netflix Western From Peter Berg, Eric Newman

Netflix is headed West. The streaming giant has handed out a six-episode, straight-to-series order for American Primeval, a limited drama set to star Taylor Kitch and from exec producers Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) and Eric Newman (Narcos). Described as an ensemble drama, Netflix described the series as a “raw, adventurous exploration of the birth […]

Miss Universe Competition Lands at Roku

Miss Universe is entering the streaming era. Roku has acquired the English-language rights to the 2023 Miss Universe and will stream the competition live from New Orleans on Jan. 14 on its Roku Channel. It will mark the first time on a streaming platform for the Miss Universe telecast, which has aired on Fox for […]

Sandra Stern Promoted at Lionsgate TV

Longtime Lionsgate TV exec Sandra Stern has earned her chairman stripes. The exec, who has been with the studio for nearly two decades, has been upped to vice chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group. The promotion comes after Stern has guided Lionsgate’s television business to record-breaking revenue growth and a year in which the studio […]

Wiip Snags Rights to Novel ‘The Lemon,’ Will Adapt for TV (Exclusive)

Independent studio Wiip has snagged rights to the critically hailed novel The Lemon. The Mare of Easttown and The Summer I Turned Pretty producer has optioned the novel by S.E. Boyd — a pen name for the trio of Alessandra Lusardi, Kevin Alexander and Joe Keohane — and will develop it for television. The authors, who […]

‘Gen V’ Reveals Bloody First Look at ‘The Boys’ College Spinoff

The first look at Gen V, Prime Video’s The Boys spinoff, is here — and it’s bloody. The series, according to the streamer, is set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (run by Vought International, which plays a big part in the original show). It will explore the lives of hormonal, competitive […]

‘Lopez vs. Lopez’ Snags Full Season at NBC

The family feud on NBC’s Lopez vs. Lopez will go on a while longer. The network has ordered an additional nine episodes of the first-year comedy starring George Lopez and his daughter, Mayan Lopez. The back-nine brings Lopez vs. Lopez’s total for the season to 22, the long-time standard for broadcast series. Airing on Fridays, […]

ABC Puts Supreme Court Drama on Its Docket

ABC is headed to the highest court in the land with its latest piece of development. The network has ordered a pilot for a drama titled Judgement, from sibling studio 20th Television and writer Joey Falco (The CW’s Charmed). The self-described legal soap will center on a potential Supreme Court justice in the near future […]

Jeff Blackburn Retires as Head of Amazon’s Global Entertainment Group

Jeff Blackburn is retiring. The head of Amazon’s Global Entertainment Group will sign off from the company in January after more than two decades with the retail giant and streaming platform. The moves were announced Friday via internal memos from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and Blackburn himself. The news comes a year and a half […]

‘Surface’ Renewed for Second Season at Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is headed back to the Surface. The tech giant’s streaming service has picked up a second season of the thriller starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The renewal comes three months after the conclusion of its eight-episode first season. Created by Veronica West (High Fidelity) and produced by Apple Studios and Hello Sunshine, Surface follows Sophie […]

Why ‘Andor’ Is One of the Year’s Best Shows

Welcome to the 194th 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 […]

‘Manifest’ Returns to Top of Streaming Charts

The fourth season of Manifest returned the NBC-turned-Netflix show to the top of the streaming charts. The drama did not, however, have as much viewing time as it did in previous times on the rankings. Manifest drew 1.37 billion minutes of viewing time for its 52 episodes the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6; […]

TV Premiere Dates 2022: The Complete Guide

TV and streaming premiere dates 2022: A comprehensive guide of launch dates for scripted and unscripted fare from broadcast, cable and premium networks and streaming services.

‘Gossip Girl’ Creator and Stars Tease What’s to Come in “Mean” Season 2 of the Reboot: “We Give Twitter What They Want”

Hey, Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl is back and she’s meaner than ever. Ahead of the season two premiere of HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot, creator Joshua Safran and stars Grace Duah, Savannah Lee Smith, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock and Eli Brown stopped by NYC’s Prospect Park Nitehawk Cinema on Wednesday for an advance […]