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Robert Hogan, Actor on ‘Peyton Place,’ ‘The Wire’ and Tons More TV Shows, Dies at 87

Robert Hogan, the familiar New York actor who made a six-decade career out of popping up on television shows including Hogan’s Heroes, whose main character was named after him, has died. He…

Michael K. Williams Struggled Saying Goodbye to Omar When ‘The Wire’ Ended

Michael K. Williams says he struggled when 'The Wire' ended and he had to say goodbye to Omar.

Hollywood Flashback: David Simon’s ‘Corner’ Won 3 Emmys in 2000

While his latest limited series, HBO's 'The Plot Against America,' earned a single Emmy nomination for cinematography on July 28, two decades ago, Simon's first HBO project earned four noms and won…

Critics’ Conversation: Is TV Afraid to Tackle Police Brutality or Just Unable to Do It Well?

As protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd continue around the country, THR's Daniel Fienberg and Inkoo Kang reflect on the small screen's struggle to depict police violence and community…

Critic’s Notebook: Now’s the Time to Set Aside These Common TV Prejudices

Have you put off watching a TV show because it had a bad title or it ended prematurely or you didn't have the patience to wait for it to "get better"? Lockdown is the perfect time to set aside those…

The Ringer to Debut ‘The Wire’ Rewatch Podcast (Exclusive)

The Ringer is prepping a new show, 'The Wire: Way Down in the Hole,' that will deep dive into every episode of the HBO crime drama, starting with season one. The Ringer's Van Lathan will host…

‘Angel Has Fallen’ Star Lance Reddick on ‘John Wick,’ ‘Lost’ Disappointment and Nearly Losing ‘The Wire’

When Lance Reddick took a role on 'Fringe,' he did not realize it'd result in him being killed off in 'Lost'.

Hollywood Flashback: Now a Classic, ‘The Wire’ Was Overlooked by the Emmys

The acclaimed David Simon-created show ran for five seasons and didn't receive so much as one award: "The theory among HBO executives was it was an East Coast show and the Emmy voters were in L.A."

John Oliver Recruits Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston to Dramatize Opioid Epidemic

Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Michael K. Williams and Richard Kind all portrayed Purdue exec Richard Sackler during Sunday's episode of 'Last Week Tonight,' which featured host John Oliver taking…

Critic’s Notebook: Where’s the Next Great Cop Show?

'The Wire' is still the greatest cop show ever — end of discussion. That said, there's a bunch of recent vintage crime series that deserve to be in the conversation, but let's get some more in the…

Idris Elba, David Simon Look Back on Painful Decision to Kill Off Stringer Bell on ‘The Wire’

Idris Elba and 'The Wire' creator David Simon look back on how they each wrestled with the onscreen fate of fan favorite Stringer Bell.

Dominic West Set for CanneSeries’ Excellence Award

Cannes' nascent TV festival CanneSeries will honor Dominic West with its first excellence award on Oc during MIPCOM.