It’s that time of year again… as the Emmy’s approach, The Hollywood Reporter amps up their TV Roundtable discussions for all of us to enjoy. Here they all are in one post.
The biggest executives in TV sit down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the changing business of television. Richard Plepler (HBO), Josh Sapan (AMC), Nancy Dubuc (A+E), Ted Sarandos (Netflix), and Bonnie Hammer (NBCUniversal).
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Six top unscripted players — also including Mike Darnell, Jane Lynch, Guy Fieri and Nick Cannon — unleash on lazy reboots, what scares them most about making these shows (hint: A-list celebrities) and the rise of reality TV star turned presidential candidate Donald Trump.
THR’s Comedy Showrunner Roundtable brings together Kenya Barris, Marta Kauffman, Nahnatchka Khan, David Mandel, Aline Brosh McKenna and Alan Yang; THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.
Seven of TV’s top comedic forces — also including Emmy nomiees Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, Keegan-Michael Key with Jerrod Carmichael and Rob Lowe — talk about being booed, hated on by hecklers, pooping their pants and how it feels when a famous director mouths “What the f—?” at your live performance in front of 43 million.
Six of TV’s leading ladies — including Rachel Bloom, Allison Janney, Niecy Nash and Lily Tomlin — open up about Hollywood’s definition of gender, power and those patronizing little “pats” on the back.
“The only way to alleviate myself of [the]pressure is just to keep working,” says Malek, as he and Gooding join Bobby Cannavale, Paul Giamatti, Wagner Moura and Forest Whitaker.
“I’ve always been fascinated by how much more well-behaved we have to be than men,” says Lopez, as she and Washington join Julianna Margulies, Sarah Paulson, Kirsten Dunst, Regina King and Constance Zimmer.