Welcome to TV Top 5 No. Episode 1*), The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast.
Weekly, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (Chief TV Critic) Breaks down the latest TV news with business and critical context, welcomes showrunners, executives and other guests, and offers what to watch Criticism Guidelines (or skip, as the case may be).
In this week’s episode, we join Al Gough and Miles Millar for an early Halloween preview of Netflix’s upcoming The Addams Family branch, Wednesday . Plus 5 Josh Wigler’s friends return to join Dan for a season recap of HBO’s House of the Dragon .
Here’s how this week’s episodes play:
1 . Headlines
James Gunn, Amazon, As we’ve seen, Aldis Hodge, Nancy Drew and others lead the TV headlines this week.
2. TV’s Musical Chairs
This week, not one but two original scripted comedies with different selling points. First up by the amazing Tina Fey Girls5eva from Peacock to Netflix, which talks about the problems in NBCUniversal’s streaming; followed by Chad, Moving from TBS to Roku is another reason entirely. We enter this section with two transactions.
3. Season in Review
Our recurring, spoiler-laden clip where we look back and recap the climax of the entire season -profile show Before Comeback THR Westeros Correspondent Josh Wigler Return to the podcast to recap the first season of HBO’s Dragon House with Dan.
4. Showrunner Spotlight
Al Gough and Miles Millar , who have been dating for decades after meeting at USC Be a writing partner, join the show for a fun szn timed interview about their upcoming Wednesday Adams series, Wednesday. The duo brought superheroes to TV through their previous WB Network/CW series Smallville as they open up about a decade exploring Clark Kent How Adolescence Helped with Jenna Ortega-starring episodes influenced what they brought to Netflix. The star-studded horror comedy could also be the beginning of AFU (aka the Addams Family Universe), as the duo opens up a conversation with Netflix about expanding the world to focus on other Addams Family characters. True. Wednesday debuted in November .
5. Critic’s Corner
As usual, every episode ends with Dan’s opinion on what to watch (or skip) this weekend The idea is over. He worked on HBO’s second season White Lotus, Netflix’s Guillermo del Toro anthology Curious Cabinet and streaming The giant’s favorite animation Big Mouth.
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