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HBO’s ‘Barry’ Ending With Season 4

First Succession and now Barry. The upcoming fourth season of HBO’s Bill Hader comedy series Barry will be its last, the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed cabler announced Tuesday. The final season will consist of eight episodes and debut April 16. Season four of Barry was confirmed in May 2022, when the award-winning comedy series returned for […]

‘Barry’: Anthony Carrigan on NoHo Hank’s Rescue Mission in the Season 3 Finale

[This story contains spoilers for the season three finale of HBO’s Barry, “starting now.”] Well, season three of Barry has come to a close, and somehow, again, miraculously, co-creators Bill Hader and Alec Berg have managed to keep all the main characters above ground. Perhaps none of the series regulars has more reason to be […]

‘Barry’: Stephen Root on Fuches’ Return: “I Don’t Think He’s Planned S—”

[This story contains spoilers for the May 15 episode of HBO’s Barry, “all the sauces.”] When, three years ago this week, we left Stephen Root’s Monroe Fuches at the end of season two of HBO’s Vantablack comedy Barry, he’d recently delivered a self-reflective monologue that prevented a gang war between the Bolivians, the Burmese and […]

‘Barry’ Creator on Writing Process With Bill Hader, Hopes for Season 3

Alec Berg reveals how the darker second season of HBO’s hitman hit aimed to anticipate the audience’s expectations "so we can subvert them."

‘Barry’s’ “Bad Uncle” Stephen Root Is Finally Ready for Emmy Spotlight

Stephen Root, whose specialty has always been standing out in an ensemble, currently finds himself in an unfamiliar role: Emmy dark horse for his role in HBO's Barry.

‘Barry’ Goes Sci-Fi: Bill Hader Talks Gonzo Episode 5, “Ronny/Lily”

In the HBO comedy created by star Bill Hader and Alec Berg (Silicon Valley), about a hitman who wanders into an acting class and finds his truth, the protagonist's assorted flights of fancy translated to the screen have been integral to several episodes. But this week was the first time the show has crossed a line into … well, something else.

‘Barry’ Season 2: TV Review

Bill Hader and Alec Berg's Emmy-winning Hollywood hitman comedy 'Barry' returns for a second season with fewer laughs and more pathos.

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full Uncensored Comedy Showunner Roundtable

The Comedy Showrunner Roundtable features Alec Berg, Pamela Adlon, Whitney Cummings, Michael Schur, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Justin Simien who sit down to discuss comedy the new era of outrage. "Comedy is heading into a very dangerous place."

Alec Berg Talks ‘Barry,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ HBO and #MeToo

Showrunner and writer Alec Berg discusses working on HBO's 'Barry,' 'Silicon Valley' and how the series have addressed the #MeToo movement during the The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Showrunners Roundtable.

“Comedy Is Heading into a Very Dangerous Place”: The Comedy Showrunners Roundtable

Alec Berg ('Barry' and 'Silicon Valley'), Pamela Adlon ('Better Things'), Whitney Cummings ('Roseanne'), Michael Schur ('The Good Place'), Amy Sherman-Palladino ('The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel') and Justin Simien ('Dear White People') deconstruct the role and fate of humor in a culture where 'outrage is a recreational activity.'

‘Barry’ Finale: Bill Hader, Alec Berg on That Shocking End and What’s Next

Berg also gives his thoughts on his other HBO series, 'Silicon Valley,' going past the upcoming sixth season.

Emmys: ‘Veep’ Boss’ $1,000 Bet and More Inside References Explained

The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the shout-outs and jokes that may have left viewers scratching their heads.