3:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'TV's Top 5': 'One Day at a Time' Bosses Say Farewell; Disney's Dizzying Streaming Blitz
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 latest 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. Disney's Investor Day.
Following a tidal wave of news during a four-hour presentation, Disney hammered home a message that they're all in on streaming (in case you didn't notice). Ten Star Wars shows. Ten Marvel shows. Plus scores of reboots and remakes for film and TV series. Hulu was there, too, and scored the Kardashians next show — normally a huge announcement — that felt more like an afterthought. FX delivered an Alien show and a Rolling Stones drama. Plus It's Always Sunny made history. But the real takeaway was that of Disney the 100 movies and TV shows the company has in the works, 80 of them are coming to streaming.
2. A fond farewell to One Day at a Time.
One Day at a Time's journey is officially over after news this week that producers Sony could not find a third home for the beloved comedy. Showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce join the show this week to say farewell to their fan-favorite series in an interview that is both funny and emotional.
3. WarnerMedia backlash.
Remember last week when Warner Bros. announced that all 17 of its feature films due in 2021 would drop day and date in theaters and on HBO Max? Yeah, writers and directors and agents and yeah, a lot of people are upset about it. Joining the show this week is THR editor-at-large Kim Masters to break down the backlash and what's next.
4. Showrunner Spotlight.
The Stand's Benjamin Cavell joins the show this week for an interview about his long-in-the works adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. While Amazon's Utopia was a show about the pandemic that launched during one, Cavell hopes the fact that his series is set in the aftermath of one will be a game-changer and help viewers avoid the fatigue of seeing our current reality depicted in art. The showrunner also opens up about why so many other attempts to bring The Stand to the screen have fallen short and if the show really is a closed-ended "limited series."
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 Amazon's The Wilds.
Coming next week: As if this week's supersized show wasn't enough, we'll celebrate the 100th episode of TV's Top 5 with special guests including The Flight Attendant's Kaley Cuoco as we look back at the year that was.
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