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“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 […]

Hollywood Reporter TV Critics Pick Best Twist, Weirdest Sex Scene and More 2021 Small-Screen Superlatives

The Hollywood Reporter's TV critics wrap up a year of television with honors celebrating specifics from best accent to best bad acting and more.

Sandra Oh and Holland Taylor on Why Making ‘The Chair’ “Was Like Running the 100-Meter Sprint”

To hear Sandra Oh and Holland Taylor talk about The Chair, one might think the actresses were in a months-long race against time. “How long were we together — two months? Three months? We shot The Chair while we were sprinting,” Oh recalls during a transatlantic Zoom call with Taylor. (Oh, having just wrapped the […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Shows That Heal (Literally)

I was recently home recovering from a brief illness — not COVID — and had a lot of time to watch TV. But I didn’t want to watch only my familiar shows. The combination of tedium and stress from the illness had left me drained, and I needed a boost. So, like a museum curator, […]

This Week in TV: ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘The Chair,’ ‘Stand Up 2 Cancer’

One of the biggest series ever on cable begins its (protracted) final season this week: The Walking Dead will be back on AMC. The next seven days also feature a dramedy starring Sandra Oh, a companion piece to a landmark documentary, the first of many 9/11 retrospectives ahead of the 20th anniversary and a biennial, […]

Netflix’s ‘The Chair’: TV Review

Sandra Oh stars as the head of a crisis-plagued college English department in Amanda Peet and Annie Wyman's dramedy also featuring Jay Duplass and Holland Taylor.