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Lesley Goldberg

Television Editor, West Coast

Lesley Goldberg is an award-winning reporter who has covered the business of TV for two decades. In addition to development, renewals/cancellations, overall deals, castings and larger trends, she co-hosts the award-winning weekly podcast TV’s Top 5, which features showrunner/executive interviews and analysis. The L.A. native and diehard Dodger fan has been with THR since 2003. She lives in Burbank with her wife (a TV writer) and dog.

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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 […]

‘Good Times’ Voice Cast Revealed for Seth MacFarlane-Norman Lear Animated Series

Netflix’s animated Good Times update from Seth MacFarlane and the late and great Norman Lear is moving full steam ahead. The streamer has tapped J.B. Smoove, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jay Pharoah to lead the voice cast of the animated and adult-leaning series. Additionally, Ranada Shepard (Family Affair, Lizzie McGuire) has signed on to serve […]

‘Hightown’ Ending With Season 3 on Starz

Starz is bidding farewell to another show. The Lionsgate-backed premium cable network on Tuesday announced that crime drama Hightown, starring Monica Raymund, will conclude with its third season. Season three of the series from showrunner Rebecca Cutter (Gotham) will debut Friday, Jan. 26, on Starz. Hightown is the latest series to get the ax at […]

‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Netflix will get its samurai on again. The streaming giant has handed out a second-season renewal for its recently released animated drama series Blue Eye Samurai. “When we started this project, we made a commitment to take this very personal story set in Edo-period Japan and bring it to life in the most authentic and […]

‘Station 19’ to End With Season 7 on ABC

ABC is checking out of Station 19.  The Disney-owned broadcast network on Friday revealed that the upcoming seventh season of the firefighter-focused spinoff of Grey’s Anatomy will be its last. “For seven seasons, Station 19 has been a highlight of the ABC lineup thanks to Shonda [Rhimes] and Betsy [Beers’] incredible vision, beloved characters and […]

Network TV 2023: What’s New, Renewed and Canceled (So Far)

The more things change, the more things stay the same. That may as well be the motto for the five broadcast networks heading into the 2023-24 season as their corporate parents are increasingly focused on cutting costs, restructurings and streaming. To that end, three of the five networks have made leadership changes in the past […]

‘Lucky Hank,’ Starring Bob Odenkirk, Canceled at AMC

It’s more like unlucky Hank. AMC has canceled Lucky Hank, the drama series starring Bob Odenkirk, after one season. The series, which marked Odenkirk’s follow-up after Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, wrapped its eight-episode run in May and has been on the bubble during the writers and actors strikes. The cancellation brings an end […]

‘Cruel Summer’ and ‘Good Trouble’ Canceled at Freeform (Exclusive)

Freeform’s future in scripted original programming is going under the microscope. The Disney-owned basic-cable network has canceled Cruel Summer after a two-season run and will conclude Good Trouble with the second half of its upcoming fifth season. Good Trouble, a spinoff of The Fosters, joins Grown-ish in wrapping their runs on the younger-skewing cabler in […]

‘One Day at a Time’ Co-Creator Pays Tribute to Norman Lear

Welcome to the 240th 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 […]

It’s Quiet, Too Quiet, in Hollywood: Where Are the Deals?

Once the writers strike ended in late September, president of FX Entertainment Nick Grad and his colleagues began to clear their schedules. After a 148-day stoppage, the second longest in Writers Guild of America history, surely there would be a deluge of writers with fresh ideas and new spec scripts coming through, and Grad and […]

Norman Lear Was Still Making TV a Week Before His Death

Norman Lear was still active in developing television shows at age 101. The television icon, who passed away Dec. 5 of natural causes, was in recent weeks working on his TV slate, including redeveloping a reboot of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman after TBS exited the scripted originals business and the cable network released the project, […]

Tracy Oliver’s ‘Harlem’ Renewed for Season 3 at Amazon

Amazon is returning to Harlem. The streamer has handed out a third-season renewal to the comedy series starring Meagan Good from creator and executive producer Tracy Oliver. The pickup comes after season 2 of the New York-set comedy about female friendship debuted in February. The series is a co-production with Universal Television and Amazon Studios. […]