Welcome to the 2022th TV Top 5 , The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast.
Weekly, hosted by Lesley Goldberg (West Coast Television Editor) and Daniel Fienberg (Chief TV Critic) breaks down the latest TV news with context on business and key aspects, welcomes showrunners, executives and other guests, and provides keynotes on what to watch guide (or skip, as appropriate).
Two weeks after the Thanksgiving break, we’re back with a fun and fresh episode – what more could you expect from us? ! — with special guest Alan Sepinwall hosting the Retrospective Show and more.
Here’s how this week’s episodes played:
White Lotus, ScarJo, David E. Kelley And Epix is one of the biggest TV-related headlines of the week.
2. Executive Carousel
Holy exec suite changes, Batman! Disney swapping Bob, Burnett surviving Amazon’s MGM takeover, and the end of the CBS era are all front and center as we investigate the dramatic changes taking place across the television landscape.
3. December TV Preview
ends. Yes, there’s plenty of holiday content on Hallmark, Lifetime, Netflix and pretty much everywhere, but there aren’t many mainstream scripted shows designed for family viewing together. This section looks at the upcoming major releases over the next month.
4. Recap Season
In this semi-recurring segment, The Rolling Stones Chief TV Critic and Friend of 5 Alan Sepinwall returns for an in-depth look at Andor, The latest Star Wars series from Disney+. In their spoiler-filled chat, Dan and Ellen explain why Andor is one of the best shows of the year and outline the show’s Emmy chances.
5. Critic’s Corner
As usual, each episode features Dan’s thoughts on what to watch (or skip) this weekend Thoughts on content end. He’s on Disney+ , Amazon’s Riches and Three Pines,
Apple’s Slow Horses and the lesser known HBO Max gem .
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