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Rick Porter

Television Writer

Rick Porter joined The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 and covers TV ratings and measurement, deals, renewals and cancellations and other aspects of the business. He was previously editor of TV by the Numbers and associate editor at Tribune Media's Zap2it.

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Jennifer Schuur Re-Ups Overall Deal at HBO (Exclusive)

My Brilliant Friend executive producer Jennifer Schuur is staying at HBO. Schuur has renewed her overall deal with the premium cable outlet, which has been her home since 2019. The renewed deal will run through the end of 2024, during which time she’ll continue to develop and produce projects for HBO. “I deeply value my […]

Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Fight Night’ Crime Drama at Peacock

Peacock and Kevin Hart are stepping into the boxing ring. The NBCUniversal streamer has ordered a limited series titled Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist that will tell the story of an armed robbery orchestrated around Muhammad Ali’s 1970 comeback fight in Atlanta. Hart will star in the series and serve as an executive producer. […]

Andre Braugher, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star, Dies at 61

Andre Braugher, the dynamic actor known for his outstanding work on such shows as Homicide: Life on the Street and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died. He was 61. Braugher died Monday after a brief illness, his longtime rep Jennifer Allen told The Hollywood Reporter. Braugher starred as master interrogator Det. Frank Pembleton on NBC’s Homicide: Life on […]

Netflix Takes Big Data Transparency Step, Releasing Viewing Numbers for 18,000 Titles

Netflix has taken its biggest step toward data transparency yet with the release of an exhaustive list of viewing time on the platform in the first half of 2023. The list includes worldwide viewing for more than 18,000 movies and seasons of TV (18,214, to be exact) between January and June. Those 18,214 titles all […]

David and Jessica Oyelowo Ink First-Look Deal at Apple TV+

David Oyelowo, who stars in Apple TV+’s series Silo, is expanding his relationship with the streamer. The actor and his wife and producing partner, Jessica Oyelowo, have signed a first-look deal with Apple TV+ via their Yoruba Saxon banner. Under the multi-year deal, the company will develop both series and feature film projects that Apple […]

‘Love Is Blind’ Renewed for Two More Seasons on Netflix

Netflix will continue helping people look for love — as long as they don’t see their potential partner. The streamer has ordered two more seasons of its unscripted series Love Is Blind, which will take the show through its seventh installment. Netflix has also set a premiere date of Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day — for season […]

‘Obsession’ Thriller From James Wan’s Atomic Monster a Go at Amazon

Prime Video has given the green light to a thriller series that counts James Wan as one of its executive producers. Amazon’s streaming platform has ordered Obsession, which follows two people who fall fast and hard for one another — only for the relationship to end in murder. The series is based on Catherine Ryan […]

Tom Pelphrey Boards ‘Mare of Easttown’ Creator’s Next HBO Drama

The HBO limited series from Mare of Easttown creator Brad Ingelsby is adding to its cast. Tom Pelphrey will join Mark Ruffalo in the drama, which will follow members of an FBI task force and the criminals they’re trying to catch. The untitled series stems from Ingelsby’s overall deal at HBO, which he signed in […]

‘Genie’ Premieres as Peacock’s Biggest Original Movie Ever

Peacock’s movie Genie delivered a solid opening for Peacock during Thanksgiving week — big enough, in fact, to rank as the streamer’s biggest original film to date. The holiday comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Paapa Essiedu premiered Nov. 22 on Peacock and drew about 405 million minutes of viewing time over its first five days, according […]

‘Twisted Metal’ Renewed for Second Season at Peacock

Peacock will continue to drive the lawless roads of post-apocalyptic America. The NBCUniversal-owned streamer has ordered a second season of Twisted Metal, its action comedy series based on the PlayStation video game. Star and executive producer Anthony Mackie announced the renewal at Thursday night’s Game Awards ceremony. “I have to give a Sweet Tooth-sized thank […]

‘Loki’ Viewing Spikes With Season 2 Finale

Loki scored its biggest tune-in of season two for the week of its finale, rising by almost 200 million minutes over the prior week. That’s the good news. The bad news for the Marvel/Disney+ series is that despite the jump, Loki still finished its second season well behind the first in terms of viewing time, […]

TV Ratings: NewsNation Sets Record With Republican Debate

NewsNation brought in the largest audience of its two-and-a-half-year existence Wednesday night with its telecast of a Republican presidential primary debate. The cable outlet drew 1.59 million viewers for the debate, which featured candidates Chris Christie, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy. A simulcast on The CW (which, like NewsNation, is owned by Nexstar) […]