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Everett Peck, Creator of ‘Duckman,’ Dies at 71

Everett Peck, the illustrator and cartoonist who created the irreverent Jason Alexander-starring animated series Duckman, has died. He was 71. Peck died Tuesday in Solana Beach, California, of complications from a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his wife, Helen, told The Hollywood Reporter. Peck created Duckman for a 1990 one-off comic book published by Dark […]

Pamela Adlon Sets Feature Directorial Debut With Ilana Glazer Pregnancy Comedy (Exclusive)

Pamela Adlon has zeroed in on her first post-Better Things project. The Emmy-winning talent will make her feature directorial debut on an untitled pregnancy comedy for FilmNation Entertainment and Range Media Partners with a script by Ilana Glazer and Josh Rabinowitz. Broad City breakout Glazer will star in the film playing Eden, an aggressively single […]

Pamela Adlon on the ‘Better Things’ Finale, the FX Show’s Legacy and More: ‘TV’s Top 5’ Podcast

In a special extended Showrunner Spotlight edition of the podcast, Pamela Adlon joins Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg to talk about the decision to end 'Better Things' after five seasons, the finale's closing song choice and those strange lights in the sky.

It Took ‘Better Things’ For Pamela Adlon to Learn How She Likes to Work: “I’m a Lone a Wolf”

Better Things, Pamela Adlon’s semi-autobiographical meditation on motherhood and middling Hollywood careers, began its fifth and final season on FX (and Hulu) on Feb. 28. In the six years since its premiere, the 55-year-old writer, director and actress has seen her own perception in town shift dramatically — from character actor to auteur — in […]

FX’s ‘Better Things’ Season 5: TV Review

Pamela Adlon's comedy wraps up its five-season run with big family moments, a trip to London, lots of cooking and generally all of the things that make the show so beloved.

Pamela Adlon on Ending ‘Better Things’ and Getting Through the Last Days on Set

After five seasons, Pamela Adlon’s Better Things is coming to a close, but not without some celebration first. The semiautobiographical series in which Adlon stars, writes, directs and exec produces kicked off its final season Wednesday night with a premiere at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where she discussed how she wanted to finish off her […]

Amazon’s ‘Fairfax’: TV Review

A new animated comedy looks at the world of hypebeast culture and clout-chasing through the eyes of some very enthusiastic middle schoolers voiced by Skyler Gisondo, Kiersey Clemons, Peter S. Kim and Jaboukie Young-White.

FX’s ‘Better Things’ to End With Season 5

The forthcoming fifth season of FX’s Better Things will be its last. Pamela Adlon, who co-created, writes, directs, executive produces and stars in the critical favorite, said in a statement that she will bring the show to a close with season five. The season is currently in production and is slated to premiere in 2022. […]

‘Holler’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Jessica Barden, Pamela Adlon and Becky Ann Baker star in Nicole Riegel's feature directorial debut 'Holler,' a coming-of-age tale set in working-class Ohio.

‘Better Things’ Renewed for Season 5 at FX

Things are getting better at FX. The basic cable network has renewed comedy Better Things for a fifth season and inked its creator, star, writer and director, Pamela Adlon, to a new overall deal that will see the multihyphenate develop new projects for FX parent company Disney. The hope is for Better Things to return […]

‘The King of Staten Island’: Film Review

Pete Davidson stars as a fictionalized version of himself alongside Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr and Bel Powley in Judd Apatow's comedy about grief, family and New York City's least popular borough.

‘TV’s Top 5’: Coronavirus and its Industry Impact; Pamela Adlon Talks ‘Better Things’

Welcome to another 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 week in TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners and executive guests and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the […]