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'Lopez vs. Lopez' Snags Full Season at NBC

The comedy has found a foothold on digital platforms in addition to its Friday berth on the network.

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‘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 […]

Drew Goddard Lands Animated Monster-Hunter Comedy at FX

Drew Goddard is branching into animation. The Martian and Bad Times at the El Royale writer and director is writing and executive producing an animated comedy for FX. The cable outlet has given a pilot order to the project, which is called The Trenches and follows a modern family of monster hunters. The project comes […]

Eric Kim Promoted to Run Current at CBS

Eric Kim has been promoted to exec vp current programming at CBS. Kim, an 11-year CBS veteran, fills the void created by the promotion of Amy Reisenbach. Reisenbach this month was upped to entertainment president at CBS, replacing the ousted Kelly Kahl after the exec, who spent nearly 30 years at CBS, was ousted in […]

CBS Challenges Netflix for Viewing Time Supremacy

American TV users have racked up a huge amount of time watching Netflix originals in the fall — no surprise, as shows like Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and Wednesday have scored big returns. Right on the heels of the streamer, though, is the broadest of broadcasters, CBS. The network, which boasts seven of the […]

‘The Rings of Power’ Recasts Major Role for Season 2

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings series announced seven new recurring cast members for season two. Among the additions, there’s also a shake-up: The fan-favorite role of Orc leader Adar has been recast. Game of Thrones veteran Joseph Mawle has been replaced by Sam Hazeldine (Peaky Blinders) in the part. “I loved my time […]

World Cup TV Ratings Surge With U.S. Again in Competition

The move of the Men’s World Cup from its traditional summer berth to fall doesn’t seem to have hurt TV viewing in the United States — and the presence of the U.S. team in the tournament has definitely helped. Through the first 35 group stage matches, Fox Sports is averaging just over 3 million viewers […]

Robert De Niro to Star in Netflix Political Thriller

Robert De Niro is eyeing the first TV lead role of his storied career. The Oscar winner is attached to star in a Netflix limited series called Zero Day from Narcos showrunner Eric Newman and Noah Oppenheim, the president of NBC News. Details are being kept close to the vest, but the project is said […]

‘The White Lotus’ Star Haley Lu Richardson Talks Episode 5’s Shocking Ending

[This story contains spoilers for The White Lotus’ fifth episode, “That’s Amore.”] Haley Lu Richardson has quietly become a highly respected figure in the world of film, and HBO’s Sunday night audience is now catching up to her courtesy of The White Lotus season two. Richardson, who’s mostly made a name for herself on the […]

‘Tulsa King’ Renewed for Season 2, Premiere Ratings Top ‘House of the Dragon’

Sylvester Stallone is going back to Oklahoma. Paramount+ has renewed its series Tulsa King for a second season. The latest series from producer Taylor Sheridan scored big ratings after it was given a special Paramount Network preview after an episode of Yellowstone. According to Nielsen numbers provided by Paramount, the numbers bested HBO’s House of […]