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How ‘Yellowstone,’ ‘Schmigadoon!’ and ‘Made for Love’ Pros Created Authentic or Heightened Sound Environments

Sound mixing teams break down how they created their series’ sonic experiences, building both grounded and over-the-top environments.

‘Made for Love’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO Max

HBO Max will again return to the world of techno-paranoia. The WarnerMedia-backed streamer has handed out a second season renewal for its dark comedy Made for Love. The half-hour series starring Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen and Ray Romano launched in April to strong reviews, with the series from showrunner Christina Lee currently boasting an impressive […]

From ‘Bridgerton’ to ‘The Flight Attendant,’ 5 Writers Detail Book-to-Screen Adaptation Journeys

Bridgerton (Netflix)  Book: The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn (Avon Books, 2000, 384 pages)  Translating a beloved book series to the screen is not for the fainthearted. “The books have such a rabid following — with that expectation comes pressure,” says Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen. It wasn’t just the distinctive Bridgerton […]

‘Made for Love’ EPs on Creating a Heartfelt Story Told to a Sex Doll

In the seventh episode of the HBO Max sci-fi comedy, Hazel (Cristin Milioti) is telling her dad’s sex doll, Diane, about an experience she had with her husband, tech mogul Byron (Billy Magnussen). As we see in a flashback, she asked Byron to take her outside their simulation cube (aka the HUB), in which she’d […]

Noma Dumezweni Reflects on Early Career, Praise for ‘The Undoing’: “The Character Really Resonated With African American Women”

“There was one day I thought I was going to be fired,” recalls Noma Dumezweni of her stint as Hayley Fitzgerald, a tough-as-nails lawyer hired to represent Hugh Grant’s Jonathan Fraser, on HBO’s The Undoing. While shooting the limited series in 2019, Dumezweni — a veteran stage performer with two Olivier awards for her work […]

‘Made for Love’ Star Billy Magnussen on Finding Depth in the Role of “an Egomaniac and a Sociopath”

Billy Magnussen is a strange Hollywood hybrid. The 36-year-old’s résumé, with supporting parts in such features as Game Night, Aladdin and Ingrid Goes West, reads like that of a thriving character actor, but his headshot not-so-subtly suggests 21st century matinee idol. This incongruity has made him difficult to peg for both the industry and his […]

‘Made for Love’ Showrunner Inks Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal (Exclusive)

Christina Lee is putting down roots at Warner Bros. Television. The Made for Love showrunner has inked a multiple-year overall deal with the company, for whom she steers the HBO Max comedy starring Cristin Milioti. Under the pact, Lee will create and develop new projects for the studio and, should WarnerMedia-backed HBO Max renew Made […]

Billy Magnussen on ‘Made for Love’ and Pitching His ‘Aladdin’ Spinoff

The actor also looks at the challenge of playing 'Sopranos' character Paulie in 'The Many Saints of Newark."

‘TV’s Top 5’: How ‘Made for Love’ Finds Comedy in the Horrors of Technology

During this week's podcast, hosts Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg are joined by showrunner Christina Lee to discuss HBO Max's Cristin Milioti dark comedy and break down the latest on the 'Bridgerton' bombshell. Plus James Hibberd pops in to discuss 'Game of Thrones' at 10.

This Week in TV: ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime,’ ‘Made for Love,’ ‘Wipeout’

The SAG Awards and a host of season and series debuts fill the first week of April.

‘Made for Love’: TV Review

Cristin Milioti plays a woman fleeing her mogul husband in HBO Max's semi-futuristic, semi-satirical look at the intersection of romance and technology.