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Mega-Mansions, MacKenzie Scott and ‘Hot Ones’: Inside Maya Rudolph’s Billionaire Spoof ‘Loot’

Maya Rudolph wasn’t exactly seeking out her next television series. Then Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard, with whom she’d made her last show, the afterlife dramedy Forever, reached out with an idea. They’d been watching Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ longtime marriage to MacKenzie Scott implode when it came to them: What if they centered a […]

‘Loot’ Creators on Celebrating Maya Rudolph (and Not the Wealthy)

Welcome to the 174th 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, […]

Maya Rudolph, ‘Loot’ Team on Building a Strong Cast: “Everyone in the Show Could Be the Lead of Their Own Show”

Money can’t buy happiness — but stacks of cash with Maya Rudolph’s face printed on them can get you pretty close. Happiness was certainly in the air on Wednesday evening at the West Hollywood premiere for Apple TV+’s upcoming comedy Loot, especially for star and executive producer Rudolph. “It was a joy,” Rudolph told The […]

Maya Rudolph Is a Divorced Billionaire Finding Herself (and Saving the World) in Apple’s ‘Loot’ Trailer

Maya Rudolph is rich, divorced and saving the world in the first trailer for her Apple TV+ series, Loot. The workplace comedy, from Emmy Award-winning creators Alan Yang (Little America, Master of None) and Matt Hubbard, also stars Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Ron Funches, Nat Faxon and Joel Kim Booster. When the series begins, billionaire Molly […]

Rob Lowe Unveils ‘Parks and Recollection’ Podcast With Alan Yang

Rob Lowe is bringing Parks and Recreation fans back to Pawnee, Indiana with his new podcast Parks and Recollection. Lowe, who played government official Chris Traeger on the show, announced he will be teaming up with Parks writer and producer, and Mouse Rat bassist, Alan Yang for the series. The podcast will recap episodes from […]

How COVID-19 Crushed Five Episodes Dedicated to Aziz Ansari’s Character on ‘Master of None’

A new season of Netflix’s Master of None debuted last month with a new subtitle, “Moments in Love,” and two new leads, Naomi Ackie and previous supporting player (and Emmy winner) Lena Waithe, playing a married couple living in upstate New York as they argue, make up and decide whether to start a family. By […]

‘Master of None’ Co-Creator Alan Yang on Making Lena Waithe the Focus: We “Don’t Want to Do the Same Thing Over and Over Again”

Alan Yang graduated from Harvard at 19. At 25, he was already on staff at comedy favorite Parks and Recreation. And by 2016, he’d won his first Emmy for his celebrated co-creation, Master of None. Alan Yang rarely takes his sweet time with anything. That is, until it came to the latest season of the […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: ‘Master of None’ Boss on Season 3’s Big Changes; Upfronts Wrap

Welcome to Episode 120 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 […]

Netflix’s ‘Master of None’ Season 3: TV Review

Lena Waithe stars — and Aziz Ansari cameos — in the third season of the romantic dramedy, which returns after a four-year break.

Alan Yang: ‘Tigertail’ Is “A Metaphor for How Immigrants Feel When They Come to This Country”

Alan Yang talks to The Hollywood Reporter about his new Netflix movie 'Tigertail,' which is inspired by this family's experience immigrating from Taiwan to America.

‘Tigertail’: Film Review

'Master of None' co-creator Alan Yang makes his feature directorial debut with an immigration story loosely based on his father's life.

How I’m Living Now: Alan Yang, ‘Tigertail’ Filmmaker

Alan Yang opens up about how he's doing during the coronavirus-induced quarantine.