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Critics’ Conversation: A Topsy-Turvy Television Winter

Preconceived notions were flipped on their heads these past few months as reviewers rallied around a video game adaptation, Peacock piqued interest and Apple TV+ stumbled (though all hail Harrison Ford, small-screen comic MVP).

‘Poker Face’ Renewed for Season 2 at Peacock

No bullshit here: Poker Face is returning for a second season. The Peacock series created by Rian Johnson and starring Natasha Lyonne has been renewed at the streamer. The renewal comes as the first season of the T-Street and MRC Television series is rolling out, heading toward its March 9 finale. A season two premiere date […]

Natasha Lyonne Says She Almost Starred on ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ and ‘Blossom’

Natasha Lyonne is dishing on some iconic roles she was close to landing early in her career. While on Thursday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen asked the Poker Face star to name a role that another actress got that she thinks should have been hers. She quickly responded in a playful […]

Ellen Barkin on Her Theatrical ‘Poker Face’ Performance and “F***ing Hilarious” Episode

[This story contains spoilers from the sixth episode of Poker Face, “Exit Stage Death.”] When looking ahead at what was to come on Poker Face, co-showrunners Nora and Lilla Zuckerman had said that an upcoming episode involving a fake play within an episode was their toughest stand-alone murder mystery story to crack. That episode, titled […]

Natasha Lyonne Weighs in on Super Bowl Ads in ‘Poker Face’ Game Spot

Charlie Cale is bringing her “bullshit” meter to the Super Bowl. In a spot that will air during the 2023 Super Bowl, Natasha Lyonne’s character from Peacock’s Poker Face is riffing on some of the ads that precede her big game debut. Designed to make it seem like Charlie is weighing in on the ads […]

Peacock/NBC Chief on Streamer’s ‘Poker Face’ Hot Streak, Ad Tier Changes and Lessons From ‘Vampire Academy’

Welcome to the 200th 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 […]

Judith Light on Doing Her Own Stunts and Fighting Natasha Lyonne in ‘Poker Face’

[This story contains spoilers from the fifth episode of Poker Face, “Time of the Monkey.”] Irene Smothers and Joyce Harris finally brought Judith Light and S. Epatha Merkerson together. The two screen and stage legends had admired each other for years, but they’d never crossed paths on a project. Not until they were cast as […]

Lil Rel Howery on Playing the Bad Guy in ‘Poker Face’

[This story contains spoilers to Poker Face‘s third episode, “The Stall.”] By the third episode of Poker Face, viewers get a better understanding of Natasha Lyonne’s special skill. In the Peacock series created by Rian Johnson, Lyonne plays Charlie Cale, the show’s protagonist who anchors the howcatchem standalone stories that will play out across 10 episodes. […]

In ‘Poker Face,’ Natasha Lyonne Can’t Help But to Crack the Case

[This story contains spoilers from the first four episodes of Peacock’s Poker Face.] After emerging from another season of Russian Doll’s mind warp, Natasha Lyonne threw herself into a new character. This time, it was Charlie Cale, the star of her and creator Rian Johnson’s new Peacock series Poker Face. And there are some big […]

‘Poker Face’ Review: Rian Johnson’s Peacock Series Starring Natasha Lyonne Is a TV Mystery Fan’s Delight

The 'Knives Out' auteur and 'Russian Doll' star pay homage to '70s standalone mysteries with their new dramedy.

How Rian Johnson Plans to Subvert TV’s Binge Model With ‘Poker Face’

Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne wanted to buck the binge model with their new TV show, Poker Face. But the Knives Out director didn’t realize how hard of a sell that would be. “Serialized storytelling in the world of streaming just has the gravity of a million suns right now,” the filmmaker tells The Hollywood […]

Events of the Week: ‘Shotgun Wedding,’ ‘You People’ 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 Shotgun Wedding, You People, Poker Face and Truth Be Told. You People premiere Director Kenya Barris and stars Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Sam Jay, Travis Bennett, Elliott Gould, […]