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Clea DuVall brings Tegan and Sara's 'High School' to TV

On this week’s TV Top 5 podcast, hosts Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg also discuss Ryan Murphy’s future at Netflix and the state of comedy on the air.


“High School” by Freevee with showrunner/co-writer/director Clea DuVall (illustration)
Courtesy of Michelle Faye/Amazon Freevee; Araya Doheny/Getty Images

Welcome to the No. TV TOP 5 , The Hollywood Reporter TV podcast.

Weekly, host Leslie Goldberg (West Coast TV Editor) and Daniel Fienberg (Chief TV Critic) Breaks down the latest TV news in context of business and criticism, welcomes presenters, executives and other guests, and provides a key guide to what to watch ( or skip, as the case may be).

On this week’s show, we’ve added multiple hyphens Clea DuVall discussed adapting Tegan and Sara Quinn’s memoir into Freevee’s acclaimed series Middle School because other sections feature discussions of the latest round of layoffs discovered by Warner Bros, Ryan Murphy’s future at Netflix, and more.

The plot is as follows:

1. Headlines

Netflix’s ad tier, Kurt Sutter, White City Devil, Trevor Noah and Chris Albrecht are one of the top TV stories of the week.

2. Oops, WBD did it again

latest round The layoffs and layoffs at Warner Bros. Discovery shine on Warner Bros. Television, impacting the studio’s major diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including Stage 22 and WBTV Writers and Directors Seminar. This section explores what happened, how companies have grossly underestimated their response to plans to open doors to underrepresented communities, and what’s next.

3. Mailbag

Dan and I answer listeners’ questions about Ryan Murphy’s future at Netflix now that he’s offered one for the streamer, ahem, monster hit; if “Grey’s Anatomy” can be played without star Ellen Ellen Pompeo and The State of Comedy on the Broadcast Network (Beyond Abbott Elementary ) . If you would like to hear an issue or topic we discuss on the podcast, please email [email protected].

4. Showrunner Spotlight

Our guest this week is Clea DuVall, who carved out a hugely successful acting career as a satirical big-screen scene-stealer, from College to She’s like that to but I’m a cheerleader long , then on the show on TV in carnival as the protagonist and strongly support the work in

Better Call Saul, Veep and The Handmaid’s Tale. She ends with for the first time as feature writer and director Intervention and used to rewrite the rules of a holiday rom-com of the happiest season . She played all the roles in the new Freevee half hour episode High School , based on the memoir of Tegan and Sara

, as co-writer, director and co-showrunner. In the interview, Duvall opens up about the state of LGBTQ representation on TV and film, how her own adolescence affected high school and its implications and whether there will be a sequel happiest season.

5. Critic’s Corner

As usual, every episode ends with Dan’s thoughts to watch (or skip) this weekend. This week, he gave Apple’s Shantaram, Freevee’s High School, Netflix’s Midnight Club and Someone feeds Phil and IFC’s Documentary now. Also look at Dan vs Delhi A Girl’s View of the Final Season in the Mailbag segment.

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