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The Hollywood Reporter and A&E have partnered to produce The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables series, featuring TV’s top Emmy contenders in intimate discussions leading up to the nominations.
Broadcast as a four-part series, the Roundtables will kick off June 8 with two episodes, the hourlong Drama Actor and Drama Actress panels. A&E, which reaches 100 million U.S. homes, will air the Comedy Actor and Comedy Actress Roundtables on June 15. Film-focused Roundtables during the Oscar season will follow on A&E later this year.
Roundtable participants on the Drama side include Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Claire Danes (Homeland), Keri Russell (The Americans) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan). Participants in the Comedy panels include Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), William H. Macy (Shameless), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting(The Big Bang Theory).
“We’re thrilled to launch our relationship with The Hollywood Reporter with the Emmy Roundtable series and to celebrate these amazing performances by some of the best talent in the business,” said David McKillop, executive vp and general manager of A&E.
“The Hollywood Reporter’s award season Roundtables have been one of our hallmarks — in print, on THR.com and now high-quality television programming,” said Janice Min, co-president/chief creative officer of the entertainment group of Guggenheim Media. “We’re excited that this innovative series featuring so many of Hollywood’s top talents will be brought to A&E’s audience, expanding the reach of our content.”
Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor Matthew Belloni, senior editor Stacey Wilson and television editor Lacey Rose, each Roundtable features six Emmy contenders in a candid and no-holds-barred discussion centered on their careers, personal challenges and triumphs, and revealing behind-the-scenes stories.
The movie awards season Roundtables, which aired on PBS SoCal during the most recent Oscar season, are moderated by Stephen Galloway and Belloni.
Initiated in 2005, The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables have featured the biggest names in entertainment, including George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Anne Hathaway, Clint Eastwood, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Adams, Matthew Weiner, Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino, Kerry Washington and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, among many others.
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