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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 […]

Nida Manzoor Movie ‘Polite Society’ Lands Late April 2023 Release

Nida Manzoor’s action-comedy Polite Society will open in theaters on April 28, 2023, following its U.K. debut April 7, Focus Features and Working Title announced Tuesday. Focus Features will distribute the film domestically, while Universal Pictures will handle international duties. The film marks the first feature directed by Manzoor, creator of the critically acclaimed series […]

Banff Rockie Awards: HBO Max’s ‘Friends: The Reunion,’ BBC’s ‘Vigil’ Among Winners

HBO Max’s Friends: The Reunion, BBC’s Vigil and Peacock’s We Are Lady Parts were among the winners at the 2022 Rockie Awards. Prize-giving at the Banff World Media Festival got underway on Monday night, with Friends: The Reunion winning for best comedy or variety series, Vigil  for best English language drama and We Are Lady Parts picking up the […]

Universal Studio Group Chief Pearlena Igbokwe Talks Peak TV, Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling

Hollywood may be grappling with the volume of TV content being made these days for established and emerging streaming platforms, but Universal Studio Group boss Pearlena Igbokwe sees that surge in programming as only good news for TV lovers. “Can there ever been too much TV? I don’t think so. Obviously all of us can’t […]

Peabody Awards: ‘We Are Lady Parts,’ ‘In the Same Breath’ Among Third Round of Winners

The Peabody Awards have today announced their third round of winners, with We Are Lady Parts and The Wonder Years taking home prizes in the entertainment category. Other notable winners include the HBO Max documentary In the Same Breath, which was presented by Lisa Ling, and ABC News’ The Appointment, presented by Jenny Slate. Winners […]

‘We Are Lady Parts’ Creator Sets Feature Debut ‘Polite Society’ at Focus, Working Title

Focus Features and Working Title are partnering for the feature directorial debut from Nida Manzoor, the creator behind the critically acclaimed series We Are Lady Parts. Manzoor wrote and directed the action-comedy Polite Society, which recently wrapped filming in London. Focus Features will distribute the film domestically and Universal Pictures will distribute it internationally. Priya […]

Angie Han: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2021

Among The Hollywood Reporter TV critic’s faves are a small-screen opus from Barry Jenkins, a comedy about British Muslim female punk rockers and dramas about faith and sports.

Daniel Fienberg: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2021

The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic’s favorites include two satires of the filthy rich, alt-histories about the space race and Russian royalty, and a pandemic-set drama that you've probably never heard of.

Why the Cathartic Release of Female Rage Dominated 2021’s TV Plotlines

During one of the most hilariously tragic moments of Succession‘s third season, we witness Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook), the scion of a global media empire, down a drink at a blowout birthday bash and unleash herself on a half-filled dance floor. She writhes and rollicks in a kind of danse macabre, letting out all the […]

‘We Are Lady Parts’ Renewed for Season 2 at Peacock

Peacock is ready to rock again. The NBCUniversal-backed streamer has handed out a second season renewal for the breakout comedy from creator Nida Manzoor. The comedy about an all-Muslim female punk band has a rare 100 percent rating among critics on Season one launched stateside in June. The comedy, from NBCUniversal International Studios and […]

Omar Sy as Lupin Wins Rose d’Or for Performance of the Year

French superstar Omar Sy will receive the 2021 performance of the year award at the 60th Rose d’Or, one of the world’s most prestigious television honors. Sy will be honored for his starring performance in the crime series Lupin, in which he plays a gentleman thief inspired by the classic literary adventures of Arsène Lupin. […]

The Hollywood Reporter’s Chief TV Critic Daniel Fienberg Picks the Best TV of 2021 (So Far)

Favorites from the first half of the year include Barry Jenkins’ latest opus, a delicious double dose of Jean  Smart and a Netflix docuseries about food and the Black diaspora.