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‘The Dropout’ Showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether Says She Put Off Writing the Show’s Finale: “I Was Really Afraid”

Writing a show like The Dropout, which follows the rise and fall of Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, wasn’t easy, says showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether. Not only was research for the story extensive, given its scientific nature, but COVID-19 also delayed the project by three years, and Holmes’ trial started while Meriwether was finishing the […]

Pro-Choice Hollywood Amps Up Abortion-Rights Giving Led by Lizzo and Live Nation $1M Donation

Hollywood’s abortion-rights advocates have gone into overdrive — and opened their wallets in increased and creative ways — to support reproductive rights after the Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling that overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade. Supporters, led by a $1 million donation from Lizzo and Live Nation, are amping up their giving to […]

Burning Man, Doggy Defecation and Other Ways ‘The Dropout’ Might Have Ended

The Dropout concluded with perhaps its biggest departure yet from what we know about Elizabeth Holmes, with Amanda Seyfried shedding her alter ego’s stony demeanor just long enough to deliver a pained scream — implying, perhaps, some shred of culpability in the con that took down her $9 billion company and wreaked havoc on so […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: Liz Meriwether on Going From ‘New Girl’ to ‘The Dropout’

Welcome to the 157th 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, as […]

‘New Girl’ Creator Liz Meriwether Inks New Overall Deal With Disney’s 20th TV

Liz Meriwether is staying put at her longtime home at 20th Century Fox Television. The 'New Girl' creator has inked what sources describe as a significant four-year, high-eight-figure overall deal with the now Disney-owned studio.

‘New Girl’ Creator Liz Meriwether Extends 20th TV Overall Deal

'New Girl' creator Liz Meriwether has renewed her overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV.

‘New Girl’ Creator Talks Parting Shots From the Series Finale

Liz Meriwether looks back on what surprised her about the now-departed Fox comedy and the last scenes: "It's a good image for what the show was, these five people clinging to each other to survive in the world."

‘New Girl’ Creator Liz Meriwether on the Final Season That Almost Didn’t Happen

"Basically, I bullshitted my way through what could happen and was very pleasantly surprised with what we ended up doing."

TV Pilot Season 2018: Meet the Overachievers

Greg Berlanti, Liz Meriwether, Aaron Kaplan and more are going to be extremely busy for the next couple months.

‘New Girl’ Creator Explains the Season (Possibly Series) Finale

"We wanted to end the show in a way that made sense for the fans and us but also leave the door open for another season," Liz Meriwether tells THR.

‘New Girl’ Creator on ‘Thin Ice’ With Fox Pilot Order

The single-camera comedy marks Liz Meriwether's first project since she developed 'New Girl.'

‘Modern Family’ Co-Creator Steve Levitan Gathers Top Showrunners for Gun Violence Prevention Event

Levitan encouraged Hollywood insiders to speak out on the issue: "Everybody’s voices are heard these days."