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‘Tilda’ Writers Reminisce About HBO’s Diane Keaton-Led Nikki Finke Show That Never Aired

The news that Nikki Finke — the cantankerous trade blogger who traumatized and entertained Hollywood in equal measure with her vendetta-based brand of entertainment journalism — died Sunday at 68 dislodged a tidal wave of not-so-fond memories in this town. Her reign of terror kicked into high gear when she moved her column Deadline Hollywood […]

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Boss Unpacks the Big Reveal in the Season Two Finale

[The following story contains spoilers from the season two finale of Only Murders in the Building.] Only Murders in the Building showrunner John Hoffman doesn’t have a five-season plan. In fact, he envies writers who know exactly how long they want their series to run and where they want their characters to end up. For […]

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Showrunner Explains How He and Steve Martin Found Humor in the Murder Mystery

Even after the intricate behind-the-scenes planning — from crafting an appropriately dense and twisty murder mystery to mapping out character arcs and dynamics for stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez that were complex and funny — that went into Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, showrunner John Hoffman recognized that he must remain […]

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Showrunner Teases “Upping the Stakes,” Guests Stars for Season 2

Only Murders in the Building, the hit whodunit starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, is back for a second season, reuniting the three as they attempt to solve (and podcast through) crimes in their apartment building. After the first season ended with Gomez’s character Mabel covered in blood with seemingly a second murder […]

“I’ve Always Said That the Tone Is New York”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez and Showrunner John Hoffman

On Dec. 1, via a three-way selfie, Steve Martin’s Twitter account confirmed that the cast of Only Murders in the Building was back at work on their New York set. Martin, joined by longtime pal Martin Short and new collaborator Selena Gomez, are now shooting the second season. But a few days prior to their […]