Welcome to the 192nd 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 significant sides, welcome showrunners, executives and different company, and supply a vital information of what to observe (or skip, because the case could also be).
This week, we’re thrilled to place Nicole Lecky, the creator and star of BBC America/AMC’s Mood, in your radar. She joins us for an insightful dialog concerning the six-episode collection that was primarily based on her stage play, Superhoe. Other subjects this week embody a November TV preview and what extra to count on from The CW below new house owners Nexstar.
Here’s how the episode performs out:
Bryan Fuller, Tuca and Bertie, The Real Love Boat, The Sandman, Liam Hemsworth and Hallmark on Peacock lead the week’s high TV headlines.
2. The CW’s future comes into focus
Brad Schwartz, the previous Pop TV president who introduced Schitt’s Creek to U.S. audiences, is the brand new president of leisure at The CW. This is a deep-dive into what to anticipate from The CW with Schwartz on the helm. Plus a tribute to a Friend of the 5 from The CW.
3. November TV preview
Remember when no one would launch high-profile scripted originals across the holidays and every part was simply repeats? Those days are lengthy gone. This month, not solely are there gobs of vacation specials and flicks and Hallmark issues but in addition among the greatest TV of the yr by way of vital curiosity and amongst viewers with The Crown and Yellowstone each returning.
4. Showrunner Spotlight
Get within the Mood to fulfill Nicole Lecky, the creator and star of the BBC/AMC collection by which she sings and acts. Mood was tailored from her 2019 stage play Superhoe and is a musical drama that follows an aspiring musician who turns to the darkish aspect of social media to get by. Lecky opens up concerning the journey of turning her one-woman play right into a six-episode collection, why Sasha, the central character, wanted to be unlikeable and the way the unique music featured in Mood takes the collection to a stage but to be explored on TV.
5. Critic’s Corner
As typical, each episode ends with Dan’s ideas on what to observe (or skip) this weekend. He weighs in on Blockbuster, The Mosquito Coast season two, Lopez vs. Lopez, God Forbid, Spector, Mood and Say Hey.
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