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Emmys: 2022 Nominees Share How They Approached New Onscreen “Thank You” Text Featured During Show

Viewers of the Primetime Emmy Awards will soon see something rolling across the screen during winners’ acceptance speeches — thank you text submitted in advance of tonight’s show. The TV Academy offered nominees the chance to organize their thoughts and gratitude ahead of hitting the Microsoft Theatre stage as a way to allow winners the […]

Robin Thede Inks Overall Deal With HBO

Robin Thede is expanding her relationship with HBO. The creator, showrunner, exec producer, writer and star of A Black Lady Sketch Show has inked a three-year overall deal with the premium cable network. The pact expands her relationship with HBO, which recently renewed the sketch show for a fourth season. Thede’s overall deal marks her […]

“This Is Why Women Are So Dope”: Robin Thede, Natasha Lyonne and THR’s Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

It was not by design that every participant on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Comedy Showrunner Emmy Roundtable was a woman. But, about one hour into an 80-minute Zoom over Memorial Day weekend, gender prompted a shared gripe: Female TV writers — even those as prolific as I Love That for You‘s Jessi Klein, Russian Doll‘s Natasha […]

‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Renewed for Season 4 on HBO

A Black Lady Sketch Show is staying put at HBO. The premium cabler has picked up a fourth season of the series, starring and created by Robin Thede. The renewal comes a few weeks after the conclusion of season three. “A Black Lady Sketch Show has created an indelible mark thanks to the trust and […]

Robin Thede Is More Than Just “The First Black Woman to…”

“Oh, this old thing?” Robin Thede rebuffs a compliment about her semi-sheer ball gown that’s fanned out to fill her office on the Warner Bros. lot, where she spends most days thinking about what makes her laugh. And the chosen formalwear on this March morning, like her HBO vehicle A Black Lady Sketch Show, is […]

Will Smith, Ava DuVernay and ‘The Harder They Fall’ Cast to be Honored at Celebration of Black Cinema and Television

The Critics Choice Association is finalizing the program for its 4th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television, announcing today a list of honorees that includes Will Smith, Ava DuVernay, Antoine Fuqua, Ruth Negga, Kenan Thompson, Robin Thede, Danielle Brooks and the cast of The Harder They Fall, among others. In all, the program includes […]

Michaela Coel to Bo Burnham: 6 Auteurs Taking Peak TV by Storm

At the beginning of Peak TV, the industry’s visionaries were pushing the envelopes, challenging their audiences to follow along with complex characters and antiheroes whose choices were shocking and maddening — and made for great TV. If one thinks of an auteur as someone who writes, creates and sometimes directs a vision so compelling as […]

Robin Thede and Gabrielle Union on Improvising ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Scene and Pivotal Platform ‘ABLSS’ Offers Black Actresses

A pandemic, three Emmy nominations and a racial (maybe) reckoning happened between the time A Black Lady Sketch Show was renewed by HBO and when its second season actually aired. But creator and star Robin Thede says that the message of her variety series — “celebrating Black women” — is timeless enough that current events didn’t […]

Robin Thede, London Hughes to Star in ‘Perfect Strangers’ Reboot for HBO Max

It’s time to do the dance of joy. Perfect Strangers, the late ’80s and early ’90s ABC comedy that made Cousin Balki a pop culture phenomenon, is being revived at HBO Max with Robin Thede and London Hughes set to star. The multicamera comedy, which is currently in the development stages, revolves around perfect strangers […]

Robin Thede Signs Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

The host of 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' will create new projects for the studio.

“We Are Hilarious and Filthy and Complicated and Interesting”: Tiffany Haddish, Elle Fanning and The Hollywood Reporter Comedy Actress Roundtable

Tiffany Haddish, Elle Fanning, Jane Levy, Jameela Jamil, Robin Thede and Amy Sedaris also get (very) candid about the shocking roles they’ve passed on ("I don’t want to just be someone’s fuck toy") the perks of playing ugly ("The uglier the better") and, in this moment, the stories that they’re eager to tell.

Robin Thede: Make “Regular” Black Stories the Norm on TV

Robin Thede of HBO's 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' and other showrunners discuss how to lower the barriers for young writers at the ATX TV Festival.