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8 Standout Performances of Post-Emmys TV

Mo Amer MO (NETFLIX) Amer’s natural, seemingly effortless knack for connection long has been one of his clearest strengths, whether in his stand-up comedy or in his recurring role on Ramy. In Mo, he proves equally able to dig into the darker, sharper corners. His easy smiles and rambling jokes take on layers of anxiety […]

Where Matty Matheson, the Only Real Chef on ‘The Bear,’ Eats in Toronto

On the Hulu hit show The Bear, set in the anarchic disarray of a malfunctioning Italian sandwich shop in Chicago, Matty Matheson plays Neil Fak, a handyman who never handles food. In real life, Matheson is the only trained chef among the cast. The Bear centers on “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), an uncompromising culinary […]

‘The Bear’ Co-Showrunner on How FX/Hulu Cooked Up the Series of Summer

If there’s a show of the summer, it’s FX dramedy The Bear. Joanna Calo, whose credits include BoJack Horseman, The Baby-Sitter’s Club and Hacks, recently joined TV’s Top 5 podcast hosts Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg to discuss FX/Hulu’s culinary dark comedy The Bear. The series, created by co-showrunner Christopher Storer (Ramy), was developed as a film before being […]

Ebon Moss-Bachrach on the Emotion of ‘The Bear’: “I Look in Jeremy Allen White’s Eyes and He’s in Pain”

If 2022 can lay claim to “a show of the summer,” it would likely be FX on Hulu’s The Bear. Created by Ramy executive producer Christopher Storer, the buzzy food-world dramedy is set inside The Original Beef of Chicagoland, a debt-ridden sandwich shop left to James Beard Award-winning chef Carmy Berzatto (Shameless‘ Jeremy Allen White) by his late […]

‘The Bear’ Earns Quick Season 2 Renewal at FX/Hulu

The Bear is roaring back at FX. The Disney-backed basic cable network has handed out a speedy season two renewal for its critically acclaimed dark comedy starring Jeremy Allen White. The series, which launched all eight episodes June 23 on FX’s hub on Hulu, has an impressive 100 percent rating among critics and 92 percent […]

How FX/Hulu Cooked Up ‘The Bear’; Plus the Best TV of 2022 (So Far)

Welcome to the 175th 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, […]

FX/Hulu’s ‘The Bear’: TV Review

'Shameless' star Jeremy Allen White stars in a dark comedy about the chaos in the kitchen of a Chicago sandwich joint.

FX Restaurant Comedy ‘The Bear’ Lands Series Pickup

FX has picked up a half-hour comedy called The Bear, starring Shameless alum Jeremy Allen White, to series. The show centers on a young chef (White) who returns to Chicago to run his family’s restaurant. The FX Productions series also stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach (NOS4A2, Girls), Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth), Lionel Boyce (Hap and Leonard), Abby Elliott […]

‘Shameless’ Favorite to Star in FX Restaurant Comedy ‘The Bear’

Jeremy Allen White is returning to Chicago. The Shameless favorite has been tapped to lead the cast of FX’s restaurant comedy pilot The Bear. The half-hour from writer Christopher Storer (Ramy, Eighth Grade) has also cast Ebon Moss-Bachrach (NOS4A2), Ayo Edebiri (Dickinson), Lionel Boyce (Hap & Leonard), Abby Elliott (SNL) and chef Matty Matheson (Workin’ […]