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‘Gossip Girl’ Actress Yin Chang Says Character Was Rewritten Into Asian Stereotype on CW Series

Yin Chang is reflecting on the differences in her character’s treatment on the original Gossip Girl and the new HBO Max incarnation, revealing that her character’s part was rewritten into a stereotype for the pilot after she read sides that had “more complexity and nuance” for her character, Nelly Yuki. In a new interview for […]

‘Gossip Girl’ Team on How Series Premiere Twist Makes Reboot “Something Different”

[The following story contains spoilers for the first episode of HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot.] Viewers of HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot likely found themselves saying “OMFG” as the series premiere revealed the identity of Gossip Girl in its first episode. And this time, it’s the teachers who are keeping a close eye on the […]

‘Gossip Girl’ Team on Streaming Shift, Reboot’s Different Perspective on Privilege

When the original Gossip Girl premiered on the CW in the fall of 2007, it arrived just prior to the streaming revolution. And those who were obsessed with the pop-culture phenomenon knew the best way to stay up on all the Upper East Side drama was to tune in when it aired on TV. Indeed, […]

HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’: TV Review

Creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and showrunner Joshua Safran hit the Upper East Side for another chronicle of licentious teenagers and the online presence who torments them.

Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage Set ‘City on Fire’ TV Series at Apple

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have set their first project under their streaming-only deal with Apple. The Gossip Girl and The O.C. creators are adapting City on Fire as a straight-to-series drama for the iPhone maker and streamer. Inspired by author Gareth Rick Hallberg’s novel of the same name, Schwartz and Savage will together pen […]

‘This Is My America’ TV Adaptation Set at HBO Max

Following a multiple-outlet bidding war, Erik Feig’s Picturestart has acquired TV rights to Kim Johnson’s breakout novel This Is My America. Picturestart has set up the drama at HBO Max and tapped Jessica Watson (Insatiable, Pen15) to adapt Johnson’s award-winning novel that explores racial injustice through the eyes of a Black Gen-Z budding social activist […]

‘Love Story,’ ‘Fatal Attraction,’ ‘Parallax View,’ ‘Italian Job,’ ‘Flashdance’ TV Shows a Go at Paramount+

The five new shows join the 'Grease' prequel and making-of 'The Godfather' entries at the streamer as Paramount Television Studios president Nicole Clemens reveals her priorities for the platform and beyond.

‘Nancy Drew’ Spinoff ‘Tom Swift’ in the Works at The CW

'Nancy Drew' Spinoff 'Tom Swift' in the Works at The CW

‘Lost Boys,’ Presidential Drama Join The CW’s Pilot Slate

The CW is turning to two familiar faces to round out its pilot slate. The network has handed out formal orders to Rob Thomas' Lost Boys and a presidential family drama from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage as the broadcaster's pilot slate grows to eight for the 2020-21 broadcast season. Lost Boys, from the creator […]

‘Looking for Alaska’: TV Review

THR review: Hulu's miniseries adaptation of 'Looking for Alaska,' John Green's debut novel about Alabama prep school students, benefits from a strong cast, even if it still struggles to crack the title character.

‘Gossip Girl’ Duo Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage Unveil Historic CBS Studios, Apple TV Deals

With big TV deals (CBS? Studios, Apple) and a unique freedom to sell almost everywhere, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the showrunners behind 'The O.C.' and 'Gossip Girl,' target the zeitgeist again with their Hulu limited series 'Looking for Alaska,' based on John Green's book.

‘TV’s Top 5’: Amazon, Starz Strategies Decoded; Josh Schwartz Talks ‘Alaska,’ ‘Gossip Girl’

Welcome back to TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV podcast. In every episode, the weekly podcast — hosted by The Hollywood Reporter‘s West Coast TV editor Lesley Goldberg (that’s me!) and chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg — will feature five topics that are top of mind in the TV industry and go inside the latest headlines, as well as provide a critical […]