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‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’ Author on Breaking Up the Modern Marriage for Hulu

Welcome to the 193rd 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 news with context from the enterprise and important sides, welcome showrunners, executives and different company, and supply a essential information of what to observe (or skip, because the case could also be).

This week marks our final episode of November as Dan and I are taking some further day without work for Thanksgiving. (Our subsequent episode can be Dec. 2.) In this installment, we’ve acquired a deep dive interview into the FX-produced Hulu restricted sequence Fleishman Is in Trouble with creator and first-time showrunner Taffy Brodesser-Akner. Plus thought-provoking segments on the state of Ryan Murphy at Netflix and what occurred with Westworld at HBO.

Here’s how the episode performs out:

1. Headlines

This Fool, Jessica Chastain and Showtime, Judy Blume and Mara Brock Akil, A Million Little Things, Carnival Row in addition to Good Night, and Good Luck lead the week’s prime TV headlines.

2. The State of Ryan Murphy

Amid rumors that the creator of American Horror Story and Glee could possibly be returning residence to Disney, Netflix solidified its future with the prolific showrunner with renewals for Monster (two seasons) and The Watcher. We break down why this can be a massive deal.

3. Farewell, Westworld

Hundreds of tens of millions of {dollars} later, HBO’s Westworld is not going to make it to the ending that creators Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan had for his or her sci-fi drama. This phase goes deep to take a look at all of the methods during which HBO supported the expensive drama and the easy purpose that it received’t return for extra.

4. Showrunner Spotlight

Our visitor this week is Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who makes her TV writing/producing debut with Hulu’s FX-produced restricted sequence Fleishman Is in Trouble, primarily based on her debut novel of the identical title. Before Fleishman, which premieres on Nov. 17, Brodesser-Akner was an acclaimed reporter, finest identified for writing profiles working in publications starting from GQ to ESPN the Magazine to The New York Times.

5. Critic’s Corner

As regular, each episode ends with Dan’s ideas on what to observe (or skip) this weekend. He weighs in on The Crown, Tulsa King, Mammals, Fleishman Is in Trouble and The English.

Hear all of it now on TV’s Top 5. Be certain to subscribe to the podcast to by no means miss an episode. (Reviews welcome!) You may also e-mail us with any subjects or Mailbag questions you’d like addressed in future episodes at [email protected]



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