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‘Bluey’ Special Draws a Big Audience for Disney+

'The Sign' gathers more than 10 million views worldwide in the week after its release.

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‘Bluey’ Special Draws a Big Audience for Disney+

The much-discussed special episode of Bluey is also the most watched episode of the show on Disney+. The April 14 installment of the beloved preschool series, “The Sign,” racked up 10.4 million views worldwide on Disney+ in the week after its release, the streamer says. (The view count is the total viewing time divided by […]

Allison Janney and Leslie Bibb on ‘Palm Royale,’ Suffering Through Their 1960s Looks and Playing Wordle With Carol Burnett

Palm Royale with its meticulously matched period décor and costuming is a true immersion in late 1960s Palm Beach culture. But while watching the Apple TV+ series, one can’t help but see the connections between the topics that were emerging as national concerns then and the biggest social issues now. “It’s so cool to think […]

‘The Jinx’ Finally Explains Mystery of Robert Durst Arrest One Day Before TV Confession

For anyone who needed a refresher on The Jinx, the follow-up series to the 2015 true-crime phenomenon that led to the arrest of Robert Durst did just that with its first episode. Except it delved deeper — much deeper — when it took the audience behind the curtain of the murder case against Durst to […]

‘The Jinx’ Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki Says Despite True-Crime Boom Robert Durst “Is Kind of a Unicorn”

Since HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst aired in 2015, Durst, who was arrested shortly before the docuseries’ shocking finale, was convicted of murder in 2021 before dying months later. In that time, true-crime projects have proliferated in the wake of hits like The Jinx and contemporary docuseries Making a Murderer, […]

‘Bluey’ Isn’t Done Yet: New Episode Follows “The Sign”

It turns out “The Sign,” the widely discussed and critically adored Bluey special, wasn’t a series finale after all. The beloved kids’ show has at least one more episode in it — and it’s set to debut on April 21. The episode, appropriately titled “Surprise,” is set to stream on Disney+ at 3 a.m. ET/midnight […]

Bill Maher Says ‘Quiet on Set’ Made Nickelodeon Look Like “Neverland Ranch With Craft Services”

Bill Maher took some time during his “New Rules” segment on Real Time Friday to offer his takeaways from the Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV docuseries. “As one of the few people in the public eye who’s gone through life and never had kids, someone’s got to tell me why I’m […]

‘CSI: Vegas’ and ‘So Help Me Todd’ Canceled at CBS

After renewing 11 scripted shows for 2024-25, CBS has made its first cancellations of the spring. The network says second-year dramedy So Help Me Todd and drama CSI: Vegas, which is in its third season, won’t return. The two shows were among just a handful of CBS scripted series whose futures were up in the […]

‘The Office’ Sets First Castmembers for Potential Follow-Up Series

The next iteration of The Office is coming together. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the new take on the beloved NBC Steve Carell comedy has cast the first two members of what will be the ensemble comedy with Sabrina Impacciatore (The White Lotus) and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) becoming the […]

‘FBI’ Showrunner Rick Eid Stepping Down

CBS’ FBI will have a new person in charge as it heads into a massive three-season renewal. Rick Eid, who has been showrunner on the series since for all six of its seasons to date, will step down at the end of the season. He’ll remain an executive producer of the show, which comes from […]

‘Sugar’ Star Anna Gunn on “True Gent” Colin Farrell, ‘Breaking Bad’ Reunions and Rian Johnson’s Unforgettable Gesture

It had been a minute since Anna Gunn felt the anticipation of an intriguing script hitting her inbox. Understandably, the incomparable writing she received for a combined decade on Deadwood and Breaking Bad set a high bar. But then the Colin Farrell-led Apple TV+ series Sugar came along.  Created by Mark Protosevich and executive produced […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: A Deep Dive Into the State of Broadcast

Welcome to the 256th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

‘Fallout’ Officially Renewed for Season 2 by Amazon

It’s official: The sci-fi action-comedy Fallout will return for a second season. Prime Video renewed the series based on the popular Bethesda Softworks game franchise and adapated by showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner and produced by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The show has given the streamer a welcome buzzy boost, premiering to some […]

Streaming Ratings: ‘Quiet on Set’ Delivers Max’s Biggest Showing Yet

The docuseries Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV posted Max’s best streaming numbers to date for its premiere week. The show, which streamed on Max concurrent with its on-air premiere on ID, had 1.25 billion minutes of viewing for the week of March 18-24. That’s the largest weekly total for any series […]

Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s ‘Long Island Compromise’ Getting Apple TV Adaptation

Fleishman Is in Trouble author Taffy Brodesser-Akner is adapting her upcoming book Long Island Compromise for Apple. Following a multiple-platform bidding war, Apple has landed the rights to develop the dark family drama for television. As she did with Hulu’s Fleishman, Brodesser-Akner will adapt her novel (due July 9 from Random House) for Apple and […]

‘Squid Game,’ ‘Night Agent’ Set for Second Half of 2024 on Netflix

Netflix is gearing up for a big second half of 2024. Co-CEO Ted Sarandos teased a host of marquee series set to debut in the last six months of the year on the streamer’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday. Sarandos was asked about going into this year’s upfront market for advertisers and promised that buyers will […]

‘Elsbeth’ Nabs Second Season on CBS

CBS is adding to its already extensive list of series renewals for the 2024-25 season. The latest pickup for the network is Elsbeth, the Columbo-esque Good Wife offshoot starring Carrie Preston as the title character, lawyer-turned-investigator Elsbeth Tascioni. The series has performed well over its first few episodes, ranking as the second most watched newcomer […]