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Welcome to the 211th 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 the case may be).
Here’s how the episode plays out:
The CW, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Batman, Big Mouth, Truth Be Told and Brian Cox lead the week’s top TV headlines.
2. Cable News Changes
It’s been a busy week for cable news networks after CNN dismissed longtime host Don Lemon and Fox News ousted Tucker Carlson.
3. NBCUniversal’s CEO is Out, Too
Speaking of ousters, NBCUniversal delivered a bombshell with news that it has fired CEO Jeff Shell following an investigation that revealed an “inappropriate relationship.” THR editor-at-large Kim Masters joins the podcast to share the inside story.
4. Will Writers Strike?
The contract between the Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires May 1 as Tinseltown remains on high alert for a possible writers strike that could begin as soon as May 2. This segment breaks down what’s at stake and much more.
5. Critic’s Corner
As usual, every episode ends with Dan’s thoughts on what to watch (or skip) this weekend. He weighs in on Citadel, A Small Light, White House Plumbers, Fatal Attraction and Love and Death. Plus Lesley shares her two cents on Netflix’s new baseball cards show.
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 addressed in future episodes at TVsTop5@THR.com.
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