'TV's Top 5': Inside the Mind of 'Bob's Burgers' and 'Central Park' Creator Loren Bouchard

Central Park with an inset of showrunner Loren Bouchard - Getty-H 2020
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Welcome to another 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 week in TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executive and other guests and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the case may be).

This week's five topics are:

1. Mike Royce interview.
The creator of TNT's late and great Men of a Certain Age joins the show to discuss his beloved dramedy's (years in the works) streaming debut and the latest on One Day at a Time. Starts at the 2:56 mark.

2. June TV preview.
This segment looks at the buzzy new and returning series set to debut in June, including a few final seasons and shows that changed platforms. Starts at the 15:39 mark.

3. Freeform's new leader.
Disney's younger-skewing basic cable network has a new president. This segment explores the state of the network and some larger questions that former Netflix exec Tara Duncan inherits. Begins at the 26:53 mark.

4. Showrunner Spotlight: Loren Bouchard.
The creator of Bob's Burgers joins the show this week for an interview (which took place in January) about his new Apple-animated musical comedy Central Park. The conversation begins at the 33:35 mark.

5. Critic's Corner.
As usual, every episode ends with Dan's look at what to watch (or skip). This week, he weighs in on Central Park, Steve Carell's new comedy Space Force, the sophomore season of Hulu's critical darling Ramy and Bravo-turned-USA's Dirty John. Tune in at the 1:12:22 mark.

Hear it all now on TV's Top 5. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode. (Reviews welcome!) You can also email Goldberg and Fienberg with any topics or questions you'd like to be addressed in future episodes at TVsTop5@THR.com.