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Amazon’s ‘A League of Their Own’ Creators Make Their Pitch: “It’s Not a Reboot”

Welcome to the 181st 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 […]

‘A League of Their Own’ Review: Abbi Jacobson’s Amazon Reboot Eventually Hits Its Stride

Jacobson co-creates and stars alongside Chanté Adams and D'Arcy Carden in a reboot of the 1992 film about the Rockford Peaches, an all-female pro baseball team launched during the height of World War II.

Two Generations of ‘A League of Their Own’ Stars Celebrate Film’s 30th Anniversary: “Seeing A Girl Play Sports Was Pretty Eye-Opening”

Thirty years later, Penny Marshall’s groundbreaking A League of Their Own is still making an impact. And while there’s no crying in baseball, there was certainly laughing, dancing and several cheers on Saturday evening at Cinespia’s showing of the baseball classic at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Fans, many dressed in Rockford Peaches uniforms, celebrated the […]

Abbi Jacobson on Reimagining ‘A League of Their Own’ With Late Director Penny Marshall’s Blessing

Abbi Jacobson and her A League of Their Own co-creator, Will Graham, have long shared the belief that the 1992 film does not need to be remade. So when Jacobson and Graham’s episodic take on the Penny Marshall title drops Aug. 12 on Amazon, they are both hopeful the show, in which Jacobson also stars, […]

‘A League of Their Own’ Star Abbi Jacobson on Whether Series Characters Will Call Back to Team From 1992 Film

This July marks the 30th anniversary of the Penny Marshall-directed A League of Their Own, a cinematic classic that reintroduced — and in some cases, merely introduced — American audiences to one of the most distinctive periods in U.S. sports history. It’s also just one month ahead of when Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham’s co-created […]

‘A League of Their Own’: First Footage of the Amazon Reboot Debuts

Batter up! Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the first footage of its forthcoming reboot of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic A League of Their Own. The eight-episode drama, from creators Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham and Sony TV, will debut its entire first season on Friday, Aug. 12. The minute-long teaser is set to Stevie Nicks’ “Edge […]

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’: Film Review

A barely functional family becomes humanity's last hope when a robot apocalypse led by evil Olivia Colman interrupts their road trip in this Sony Animation feature, premiering on Netflix.

Amazon’s ‘A League of Their Own’ Will Lean Hard Into Sexuality and Racism, Creators Say

Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson love A League of Their Own as much as everyone else — if not more — and want their newly ordered Amazon take on the women's baseball film to coexist and expand on the world that Penny Marshall brought to a mainstream audience in 1992. The friends and co-creators of the […]

Danny McBride- and Abbi Jacobson-Voiced Father, Daughter Fight Tech Uprising in ‘Connected’ Trailer

A Danny McBride- and Abbi Jacobson-voiced father and daughter team up to fight off electronic devices that have taken over the world in the trailer for Sony Pictures Animation's 'Connected.' Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre and Olivia Colman also voice characters in the animated film, directed by Rianda, set to hit theaters on Sept. 18.

Debra Messing, Yara Shahidi, Gina Rodriguez and 9 Comedy Actresses Reveal Strengths of Their Comedic Partnerships

Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross and Rachel Brosnahan are also among the stars who discuss navigating friendship, career ambitions and motherhood in their characters.

Why ‘Broad City’s’ Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Were “Terrified” to Face That Meta Series Finale

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer discuss the 'Broad City' series finale and the legacy of the Comedy Central series in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

How ‘Broad City’ Filmed an Entire Episode as a Social Media Story

Inside the 'Broad City' final episode premiere. Director Nick Paley speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about the fifth season episode, which is a social media story following Abbi and Ilana.