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Welcome to TV's Top 5! Each episode features The Hollywood Reporter's West Coast TV Editor Lesley Goldberg and Chief TV Critic Daniel Fienberg breaking down the latest industry headlines. The podcast is broken into five segments, offering a deep-dive analysis of the latest TV news and a critical look at current and upcoming shows. Every episode of the weekly podcast includes an in-depth interview with one of the industry's most powerful showrunners or an up-and-coming new voice. Have an industry question you’d like to hear us address in a Mailbag segment? Email us at TVsTop5@THR.com. Stay tuned for future episodes and be sure to subscribe.

Hosted by: Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg
Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst

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Welcome to TV's Top 5! Each episode features The Hollywood Reporter's West Coast TV Editor Lesley Goldberg and Chief TV Critic Daniel Fienberg breaking down the latest industry headlines. The podcast is broken into five segments, offering a deep-dive analysis of the latest TV news and a critical look at current and upcoming shows. Every episode of the weekly podcast includes an in-depth interview with one of the industry's most powerful showrunners or an up-and-coming new voice. Have an industry question you’d like to hear us address in a Mailbag segment? Email us at TVsTop5@THR.com. Stay tuned for future episodes and be sure to subscribe.

Hosted by: Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg
Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst

    October 23, 2020 - 'This Is Us' creator Dan Fogelman on the pandemic's impact; Quibi's demise and the state of Shondaland

    October 23, 2020 - 'This Is Us' creator Dan Fogelman on the pandemic's impact; Quibi's demise and the state of Shondaland

    The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover in quarantine this week are:

    1. Quibi bites the dust (3:20)
    2. Major executive change at CBS All Access (11:55)
    3. Shonda Rhimes from ABC to Netflix, with Lacey Rose (17:30)
    4. Showrunner Spotlight: Dan Fogelman ('This Is Us') (32:35)
    5. Critics Corner (1:20:07)

    • 1 hr 28 min
    October 16, 2020 - Inside 'Dexter's' return; America Ferrera on her 'Superstore' exit

    October 16, 2020 - Inside 'Dexter's' return; America Ferrera on her 'Superstore' exit

    The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover in quarantine this week are:

    1. NBC News in a firestorm this week (3:34)
    2. In exec new... (11:50)
    3. 'Dexter' revived at Showtime; with Clyde Phillips (15:59)
    4. Talent Spotlight: America Ferrera ('Superstore') (38:09)
    5. Critics Corner (1:16:16)

    • 1 hr 23 min
    October 9, 2020 - Inside the state of 'Star Trek' with franchise captain Alex Kurtzman

    October 9, 2020 - Inside the state of 'Star Trek' with franchise captain Alex Kurtzman

    The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover in quarantine this week are:

    1. More unrenewed shows (3:21)
    2. SNL is back in the studio (18:11)
    3. 'Gilmore Girls' is coming to The CW (26:15)
    4. Showrunner Spotlight: Alex Kurtzman ('Star Trek Discovery' & 'Clarice') (31:47)
    5. Critics Corner (1:12:27)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    October 2, 2020 - Gillian Flynn on Amazon’s Pandemic Drama ‘Utopia’; October TV Preview

    October 2, 2020 - Gillian Flynn on Amazon’s Pandemic Drama ‘Utopia’; October TV Preview

    The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover in quarantine this week are:

    1. Recap of this weeks presidential debate (4:02)
    2. New high-profile original programming (12:42)
    3. Mailbag! (23:22)
    4. Showrunner Spotlight: Gillian Flynn ('Utopia') (40:42)
    5. Critics Corner (1:11:33)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    September 25, 2020 - 'Fargo' creator on season 4; Emmys wrap and DC's streaming strategy

    September 25, 2020 - 'Fargo' creator on season 4; Emmys wrap and DC's streaming strategy

    The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover in quarantine this week are:

    1. Emmys recap (2:52)
    2. The fate of DC Universe is official (11:52)
    3. Guilds and studios reach deal to return to production (18:54)
    4. Showrunner Spotlight: Noah Hawley ('Fargo') (26:47)
    5. Critics Corner (1:03:48)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    September 18, 2020 - ‘PEN15’ stars on season two; Emmys preview, why ‘Stumptown’ was canceled

    September 18, 2020 - ‘PEN15’ stars on season two; Emmys preview, why ‘Stumptown’ was canceled

    The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover in quarantine this week are:

    1. What to expect from the Emmys, with Michael O'Connell (6:08)
    2. ABC's 'Stumptown' gets cancelled (25:17)
    3. NBCUniversal loses key creative executive (35:15)
    4. Showrunner Spotlight: Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine ('PEN15') (41:42)
    5. Critics Corner (1:25:48)

    • 1 hr 37 min

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