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“We’re Really Willing to Dive In”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘The Kardashians’ Stars Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner

Last September, it was announced that the 20-year run of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on E! would come to an end. Yet, just a few months later, Disney announced that a new docuseries, titled The Kardashians, would air on Hulu. The family partnered up with executive producer Ben Winston and showrunner Danielle King to […]

Kardashians Talk Edit Room Notes, That Cucumber-Cutting Moment in Hulu Series

Three members of the Kardashian family — Khloé Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner — stopped by Disney’s FYC Fest on Wednesday for an Emmy-centered conversation surrounding the first season of their new self-titled Hulu show. The trio appeared alongside executive producer Ben Winston and showrunner Danielle King at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre to discuss […]

‘Late Late Show’ Producer Ben Winston Isn’t Going Anywhere

Ben Winston never planned on entering an eighth year at his CBS Television City office, a bright room now stuffed with memorabilia from an ascendant Hollywood tenure that’s brought him 11 Emmys. The Brit, 40, arrived in 2015 with every intention of returning to London upon fulfilling his nine-month contract to help launch a late […]

‘Kardashians’ EP on Why the Show’s Shorter Turnaround Proved “Really Difficult To Do”

When it came to launching the second iteration of the Kardashian family’s reality show, this time on Hulu, new executive producer Ben Winston had a couple of goals for updating the show from the previous E! version. “One of the things I really wanted to do was bring down that window of when things happen […]

How ‘The Late Late Show’ Booked Prince Harry for First Sit-Down

“The get of the century,” is how FYC virtual panel moderator RuPaul described James Corden and his Late Late Show landing Prince Harry for his first sit-down interview since moving to Montecito with wife Meghan Markle. Aired on the Feb. 25 broadcast and dropped on YouTube that night without any pre-release promotion (or advance leaks), […]

Inside the ‘Friends’ Reunion With Director Ben Winston

Ben Winston had never really met the cast of Friends. Sure, he’d said hello to Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry over the years during their stops on CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden (which he exec produces) but after successfully pitching and getting them to […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: Ben Winston Spills ‘Friends’ Reunion Secrets

Welcome to Episode 122 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 […]

One Busy Day: Ben Winston Shares Work Diary, From the Grammys to ‘Late Late Show’ to ‘Friends’ Reunion

In early March, Ben Winston was juggling not only his day job as the executive producer of CBS’ Late Late Show With James Corden, but also working two major side jobs: producing the Grammy Awards (telecast on March 14) and directing the Friends: The Reunion special, which airs May 27 on HBO Max. “It’s a […]

HBO Max’s ‘Friends: The Reunion’: TV Review

After being delayed over a year because of COVID-19, HBO Max reunites Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer for only the second time since 'Friends' ended in 2004.

Hollywood Reporter Owner Buys Stake in James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ Banner Fulwell 73

'The Hollywood Reporter' owner Valence Media has invested $60 million in Fulwell 73, the British banner behind James Corden's 'Late Late Show' and 'Carpool Karaoke.'

‘Drop the Mic’ Makes the Move From ‘Late Late Show’ Viral Video to TBS Series

Executive producers Ben Winston and Jensen Karp discuss why the segment is "stronger" as its own series and what makes the perfect celebrity guest.

‘Late Late Show’: How James Corden Keeps the “Core Madness” in Late Night

The host and his producers reveal how their unique "anarchy" navigates a politicized comedic landscape under Trump.