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Megan Thee Stallion Guest Stars as Tina Snow on Starz’s ‘P-Valley’

Megan Thee Stallion is a Grammy-winning rapper, a Texas Southern University graduate and now, an actress. The “Pressurelicious” rapper made a guest appearance in the penultimate episode of P-Valley on Sunday night, playing the role of Tina Snow on the Starz series. In addition to the guest-starring role, Megan wrote and recorded an original song […]

Guest Column: ‘P-Valley’ Creator Calls on Other Showrunners to Depict Abortion

“All them pro-lifers only be pro-life ’til the baby be born,” quips Mercedes (Brandee Evans) as she ushers her pregnant 14-year-old daughter, Terricka (Azaria Carter), past fuming protesters at the only abortion clinic in all of Mississippi. A crowd spewing forth hatred and judgmental prayer while holding Black Lives Matter signs flanks an entrance that, […]

Nicco Annan’s Ascent From Off-Broadway to Television as Uncle Clifford in ‘P-Valley’

Nicco Annan was working as a dancer, choreographer and stage actor without any major credits to his name when he was invited to audition for a role in future Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall‘s play Pussy Valley through a mutual friend. The role, a nonbinary, flamboyant strip-club owner named Uncle Clifford, would call upon Annan’s […]

Starz’s ‘P-Valley’ Posts Huge Viewer Gains for Season 2 Premiere

Starz’s P-Valley had a big return for the start of its second season, driven by record growth on the premium cable outlet’s streaming app. The June 3 premiere for the critical favorite, created by Katori Hall, gathered 4.5 million viewers across platforms in the United States over its first three days, Starz says. The bulk […]

Events of the Week: ‘Fire Island,’ ‘Ms. Marvel’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Fire Island, Ms. Marvel, P-Valley and Hustle. Stranger Things FYC screening  On May 27, the Stranger Things cast and creators came together for a special event at Netflix’s FYSEE Space at Raleigh Studios, with […]

‘P-Valley’ Stars Tease “Stripped Down and Vulnerable” Season 2 Featuring New Music From Megan Thee Stallion

After a nearly two-year hiatus, P-Valley — which introduced viewers to Mississippi strip club The Pynk and its staff — will take things even deeper during its 2020-set season two, said star Nicco Annan. “It’s really about being stripped down, about being vulnerable, exposed,” Annan told The Hollywood Reporter at the show’s Los Angeles premiere […]

‘P-Valley’ Creator Katori Hall on Season 2 of the Starz Stripper Drama

Welcome to the 172nd 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 […]

Starz’s ‘P-Valley’ Season 2: TV Review

Katori Hall's Mississippi Delta strip club drama returns with a second season set in 2020 amid the COVID pandemic and the summer of racial injustice protests.

“You Have to Feel Sick in Order to Feel Good”: Barry Jenkins, Ethan Hawke and the THR Drama Showrunner Roundtable

In the past, a question posed to a table of creatives about the projects that each would love to tackle if only Hollywood were ready for them would be met with a laundry list of wistful responses. But Barry Jenkins, the showrunner and director behind Amazon’s celebrated Underground Railroad adaptation, took one look around The […]

Anthony Mackie, Mario Lopez and 3 More Actors Reflect on Finding New Ways to Play Their Famous Characters

Ralph Macchio, Nicco Annan and Paul Bettany also discuss revisiting their characters while staying true to their previous incarnations.

NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Jingle Jangle,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Top Nominations

Other projects earning multiple nods include films 'Soul,' 'Da 5 Bloods,' 'One Night in Miami,' 'The Banker' and 'Sylvie's Love'; TV series 'Insecure,' 'Lovecraft Country,' 'P-Valley,' 'Little Fires Everywhere'; 'The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel' and the filmed version of 'Hamilton.'

Daniel Fienberg: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2020

Among The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic’s faves are a Southern strip-club noir, a pair of politically urgent docuseries and auteur knockouts from Lil Dicky and Michaela Coel.