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Welcome to Episode 110 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, executive and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the case may be).
This week’s five topics are:
1. The Simpsons renewal.
The long-running Fox comedy’s renewal is no longer the slam-dunk it once was now that Disney owns the show. This segment explores how Fox is using the show it’s losing money on and what Disney stands to gain if the show’s original home were to no longer want to air it.
2. Golden Globes wrap.
The ratings for the NBC telecast were a 13-year low. This segment examines why the ratings dropped as well as what worked and the (many things) that didn’t during the virtual ceremony.
3. Winter TV wrap.
As winter turns to spring, we welcome THR TV critic Inkoo Kang for a look back at the highs and lows of winter TV, including the show that everyone has an opinion on: WandaVision.
4. Showrunner Spotlight.
With the “final” six episodes of Syfy cult favorite Wynonna Earp about to begin, we welcome showrunner Emily Andras for a candid conversation that looks at the efforts to find the beloved genre drama a new home. Plus, we take a look back at the bumpy road that ultimately delayed season four as producer IDW’s financial woes created an unprecedented scenario that ultimately may have doomed the show at Syfy.
5. Critic’s Corner.
As usual, every episode ends with Dan’s guide to what to watch (or skip) in the week ahead. This week, he weighs in on HBO Max’s Generation, Paramount+’s For Heaven’s Sake and Netflix’s Last Chance U: Basketball.
Hear it all now on TV’s Top 5. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode. (Reviews welcome!) You can also email us with any topics or Mailbag questions you’d like to be addressed in future episodes at TVsTop5@THR.com.
Coming next week: We are joined by Zelda and Daniel Barnz, the teenager and her father who together co-created HBO Max’s Generation, for a Showrunner Spotlight segment.
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