These Are the Key Surprises and Takeaways From This Year’s Emmy Nominations

The 71st annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday morning in Burbank, Calif., and the results are equal parts business as usual and “Didn’t-see-that-coming.” While it takes at least a month to digest the TV Academy’s 65-page PDF listing all its nominees—among which HBO trounced the competition with a record 137 nominations—a few key surprises […]

Netflix Re-Edits Controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Scene Two Years Later

Note: This story includes a graphic description of suicide, as featured in the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.“ More than two years after mental health experts cautioned against its graphic depiction of a teenager’s suicide, a controversial 13 Reasons Why scene has been edited out by Netflix. “As we prepare to launch season three later […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Earns Record-Breaking 32 Emmy Nominations

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by “NYPD Blue” in 1994. The showing by “Game of Thrones” led HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service […]

‘Friends’ Is Officially Leaving Netflix for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max

AT&T is pulling “Friends” from Netflix to beef up its own upcoming streaming service. The wireless company, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business, said Tuesday that its service will be called HBO Max. It will launch widely in spring of 2020. As more companies unveil their own streaming services, they’re trying to make them more […]

J.A. Bayona On Board to Direct Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series, Teases ‘Never Before Seen Story’

J.A. Bayona, who last helmed Universal’s dino-rampage sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of Amazon’s hotly anticipated Lord of the Rings series, it was announced Wednesday. Bayona, a hot commodity in Hollywood, broke out with haunted-house chiller The Orphanage before moving to bigger-scale disaster drama The Impossible, with Naomi Watts. But the screen […]

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski on Netflix, Social Media, and Opening a Restaurant

Antoni Porowski might be best known as one of the five friendly hosts on Netflix’s Queer Eye, the effervescent update to the reality program encouraging everyday people across the country to live their best lives. As the culinary expert of the quintet, Porowski has expanded his role as the cast chef and parlayed that into […]

‘One Day at a Time’ Is Saved—Pop TV Rescues Canceled Netflix Sitcom for Season 4

After spending three months in the TV graveyard, the acclaimed multi-camera family comedy One Day at a Time is officially returning for a fourth season on Pop. The CBS-owned basic cable network–which has seen its star rise in recent months thanks to the slow-growth success of flagship family comedy, Schitt’s Creek–has ordered 13 new episodes […]

Death Breathes New Life Into the Emmy Comedy Race

Having written for Ellen DeGeneres, the Oscars telecast and numerous sitcoms including Two Broke Girls, writer-producer Liz Feldman has one of Hollywood’s most enviable comedy careers. So what does it say about the genre that her most critically-acclaimed creation to date, Dead to Me, also is one of the most depressing shows, maybe ever? “We’re […]