Welcome to the 161st 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 most recent TV information with context from the enterprise and vital sides, welcome showrunners, executives and different friends, and present a vital information of what to observe (or skip, because the case could also be).
Here’s how this week’s episode performs out:
An HBO favourite returns with a brand new inventive staff … J.J. Abrams + U2 … And Just Like That’s return … Netflix ups its relationship profile … and extra of the week’s high headlines.
2. Reading The CW’s renewals
Amid sale rumors, the younger-skewing broadcast community outlined the primary of its scripted slate for the 2022-23 season. Five of the seven renewed reveals had been locks to return as two extra bucked the “bubble status” to attain stunning pickups. So what about the remainder of the bubble slate?
3. Oscars preview
Dan weighs in on what to anticipate from Sunday’s Academy Awards, together with what to anticipate from the three hosts, if the backlash over the non-televised classes will assist enhance scores to the attainable greatest image winner and extra.
4. Showrunner Spotlight
Starstruck creator and star Rose Matafeo joins the present this week to debate season two of her shock HBO Max hit. The comic opens up concerning the creation of the collection and the similarities — and key variations — from her personal life (“No, I didn’t sleep with a celebrity and this isn’t biographical!”) Matafeo additionally weighs in on how she by no means envisioned Starstruck as a rom-com however has come to embrace the present’s standing as one of many few of the style on TV. Matafeo, who additionally occurs to be a diehard fan of rom-coms, additionally speaks to the classics that impressed her present. Plus, will there be a 3rd season? Prepare to giggle, it’s a enjoyable dialog.
5. Critic’s Corner
As ordinary, each episode ends with Dan providing his opinions of what to observe within the week forward. In this episode, he opinions FX’s Atlanta, HBO Max’s Starstruck, Netflix’s Bridgerton and Apple’s Pachinko. (Check out final week’s episode for an interview with Pachinko showrunner Soo Hugh for extra on the sprawling Apple drama.)
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