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Script to Scene: How ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Riffs on Vampire’s “Rough Rules”

This episode of FX’s vampire mockumentary sees the show’s ensemble take a trip to Atlantic City, where Nandor, Laszlo and Nadja suddenly find themselves in big trouble. “We’re always thinking of pieces of vampire lore we haven’t spoofed on the show,” says Emmy-nominated writer Sarah Naftalis of the rule of vampirism that requires the bloodsuckers to […]

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Showrunners Reveal How They Blend Comedy and Horror in the Emmy-Nominated Sitcom

FX’s What We Do in the Shadows might be the bloodiest sitcom on television. A trio of ancient vampires — Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo Cravensworth (Matt Berry) and his wife, Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) — bunk together in a spooky Staten Island manse with an annoying pedant who feeds off others’ energy (Colin Robinson, […]

Inside The Hollywood Reporter and FX’s ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Comic-Con Bash

On Friday night, vampires stalked San Diego Comic-Con as the stars of What We Do in the Shadows celebrated the FX show’s fourth season. The party, co-hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and FX, transformed the Gaslamp Quarter restaurant Meze into a vampire nightclub, with the bash coming on the heels of the critically loved series landing seven […]

This Week in TV: ‘Better Call Saul’s’ Final Run, ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ ‘Bachelorette’

Summer TV arrives in force in the next seven days, with more than 20 shows premiering on broadcast and cable outlets and a half-dozen more on streaming services. They include the first of Better Call Saul’s final episodes, a new season of FX’s cult favorite What We Do in the Shadows and summer staples including […]

“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 […]

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6

FX is wasting little time in solidifying the future of its critically beloved comedy What We Do in the Shadows. The Disney-backed basic cable network has handed out a two-season renewal for the comedy series inspired by the feature film from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The pickup, which arrives more than a month before […]

Hollywood Reporter TV Critics Pick the Best Episodes of 2021

Daniel Fienberg and Angie Han break down their favorite episodes of the year, with installments of 'Squid Game,' 'Hacks,' 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'Yellowjackets' and 'WandaVision' making the cut.

“I Wanted It to Be Honest and Real”: Acting Contenders Share Tales From the Sets of Their TV Series

ELLE FANNING (The Great) The first season of Hulu’s historical comedy was all about Catherine the Great’s rise to power, and the second begins with her grabbing the crown from her husband, Peter (Nicholas Hoult). “The second season is asking the question, ‘Once you have the power, what are you going to do with it?’ […]

The Hollywood Reporter’s TV Critics Pick 10 Standout Performances Post-Emmys

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus Ask any group of White Lotus fans to list their two or three favorite performances from the Mike White comedy, and you’d probably get mentions for nearly every actor in the ensemble. It’s hard to imagine, though, any such list not beginning with Coolidge as Tanya. It’s a career-capping turn […]

This Week in TV: ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ ‘Money Heist,’ College Football

The run-up to the fall TV glut begins this week, with high-profile cable and streaming premieres — including the third installment of FX’s American Crime Story — on tap for Sept. 2-8. The fall sports calendar also begins in earnest with a big weekend of college football. Below is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of premieres, returns and […]

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Drops Scott Rudin as Executive Producer

The acclaimed horror-comedy What We Do in the Shadows is getting an early renewal, released the first full trailer for its upcoming season and lost one notable executive producer. FX has ordered a fourth season of the series ahead of its third season premiere, plus the network has released the first full season three trailer: […]

The CW’s ‘Wellington Paranormal’: TV Review

Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's original TV spinoff from 'What We Do in the Shadows' arrives on American TV three years after it premiered in New Zealand.