'TV's Top 5' Podcast: Deconstructing the SAG Nominations and Streaming's Growth

THR's West Coast TV editor Lesley Goldberg and chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg host the weekly podcast, which breaks down the biggest headlines and offers a critical guide of what to watch (or skip).
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The Hollywood Reporter's newly launched TV podcast, TV's Top 5, returns with its second episode.

Every Friday, the weekly podcast — hosted by THR's West Coast TV editor Lesley Goldberg and chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg — will feature five topics that are top of mind in the TV industry and go inside the latest headlines, as well as provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the case may be).

The second episode of TV's Top 5 features a discussion about the Academy Awards' predicament after Kevin Hart dropped out as host after the comedian's years-old homophobic tweets resurfaced (starting at the 22-second mark). Plus what should the Academy and ABC do? Which stars from ABC's programming could step up and take the job nobody in town seems to want?

Goldberg and Fienberg also go inside this week's SAG Awards nominations (7:47); the newly released Peak TV numbers, in which streaming topped both basic cable and broadcast for the first time (14:24); and the week's most interesting headlines (23:02) — including Modern Family's future, CBS All Access' first cancellation and the cast of the upcoming Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian on Disney+. The episode wraps up with Fienberg's regular critic's corner featuring his recommendation(s) of the week (31:41). 

TV's Top 5 joins THR's roster of podcasts, including Awards Chatter, Scott Feinberg's weekly in-depth interview show focusing on the most interesting talents of the Oscar and Emmy seasons; crafts expert Carolyn Giardina's weekly series, Behind the Screen, which explores the top artists and technologies creating film and TV magic; and Seth Abramovitch's monthly series, It Happened in Hollywood, which revisits indelible moments from 90 years of THR's entertainment history. Other podcasts are in the works.

Hear it all now on TV's Top 5 — and be sure to subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode.