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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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    • 4.7 • 322 Ratings

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

    November 20, 2020 - HBO Max's 'Wonder Woman' risk; how Netflix honors 'Selena'

    November 20, 2020 - HBO Max's 'Wonder Woman' risk; how Netflix honors 'Selena'

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

    1. HBO Max taking bold swings (3:20)
    2. An end of an era for Conan O'Brien (14:30)
    3. More executive changes (20:12)
    4. Showrunner Spotlight: Moises Zamora ('Selena: The Series') (26:58)
    5. Critics Corner (1:00:32)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    November 13, 2020 - How 'Saved By the Bell' is honoring its past; CW Chief bids farewell to 'Supernatural'

    November 13, 2020 - How 'Saved By the Bell' is honoring its past; CW Chief bids farewell to 'Supernatural'

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

    1. Remembering Alex Trebek (2:41)
    2. Bidding farewell to 'Supernatural' with Mark Pedowitz (14:14)
    3. Another busy week on the executive front (28:53)
    4. Showrunner Spotlight: Tracey Wigfield ('Saved By the Bell') (33:30)
    5. Critics Corner (1:06:48)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    November 6, 2020 - Inside HBO's Big 'Industry' Investment

    November 6, 2020 - Inside HBO's Big 'Industry' Investment

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

    1. All eyes are on the election results (3:33)
    2. CBS launches scripted originals this week (15:29)
    3. Dawn Olmstead becomes CEO of Anonymous Content (26:47)
    4. Showrunner Spotlight: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay ('Industry') (32:48)
    5. Critics Corner (59:34)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    October 30, 2020 - Broadcast TV returns and what to expect from Stephen Colbert's election special

    October 30, 2020 - Broadcast TV returns and what to expect from Stephen Colbert's election special

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

    1. DODGERS WIN THE WORLD SERIES! (5:01)
    2. Broadcast scripted originals return (14:26)
    3. Jon Stewart returning to TV (24:05)
    4. Showrunner Spotlight: Chris Licht ('Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020') (29:46)
    5. Critics Corner (53:41)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
322 Ratings

322 Ratings

WillTinDC ,

Perfect blend!

I love love this podcast! Dan and Lesley are the perfect blend of the entertainment industry. Dan gives his critiques of the product and Lesley gives you the inside view of how things get made and who is making them.

My favorite segment is the Show Runner Spotlight where the dynamic duo interview show runner for various upcoming projects. It provides such great perspective and help me determine if I should give a show a try or not.

Top 5 is the first podcast I recommend to any other pop culture junkie like myself.

Keep up the great work and maybe one day Netflix will provide ratings for their program. Because did you know that they don’t. 😜If not, Lesley and Dan will remind you.

Thanks again for keeping me so well informed.

KreacherrHouseElf ,

Great

Just really good at delivering the news and making it fun and digestible while staying on point!

blahblahblah789 ,

A Favorite

Love this podcast! So many great takes from Lesley and Dan

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