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‘What We Do in the Shadows’ to End With Season 6 on FX

The critically hailed vampire comedy will close with one final batch of episodes.

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‘What We Do in the Shadows’ to End With Season 6 on FX

FX is preparing to say goodbye to Staten Island’s favorite coven of vampires. The cable outlet will bring its comedy What We Do in the Shadows to a close with its forthcoming sixth season. The series is entering the back half of a two-season renewal that will take the show to its conclusion. A spinoff […]

‘My Life With the Walter Boys’ Earns Speedy Season 2 Renewal at Netflix

Netflix is going back to Colorado. The streaming giant has handed out a speedy second-season renewal for the series My Life With the Walter Boys. The young adult drama based on the book from author Ali Novak bowed Dec. 7 and is currently the No. 1 show on Netflix’s global English top 10 TV list, […]

‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ Star Wyatt Russell on Why He Waited to Work With Kurt Russell and ‘Thunderbolts’ Anticipation

[This story contains spoilers from Monarch: Legacy of Monsters episode six, “Terrifying Miracles.”] Monarch: Legacy of Monsters star Wyatt Russell has had several opportunities to work alongside his father Kurt over the years, but the younger Russell insisted on establishing himself on his own first. On the Chris Black- and Matt Fraction-created Monarch, the father-and-son […]

‘Lawmen: Bass Reeves’ Creator Chad Feehan on Exploring Good v. Evil in Season Finale and Where They Could Go Next

[This story contains spoilers from the season finale of Lawmen: Bass Reeves.] In the season finale of Lawmen: Bass Reeves, the audience witnessed a standoff between former Confederate soldier Esau Pierce (played by Barry Pepper) and the hero lawman Bass Reeves (Golden Globe-nominated David Oyelowo). While Esau seemed to see something admirable in Bass from […]

Hannah Waddingham-Octavia Spencer Action-Adventure Show Lands at Amazon

Consider this Thelma & Louise meets Jack Ryan. Amazon, following an intensive bidding war, has landed the action-adventure show starring Hannah Waddingham and Octavia Spencer with an eight-episode, straight-to-series order. The untitled show is based on an original idea from Tessa Coates (Feel Good) that was taken out to six of the major streamers, four […]

Angela Bassett, Dan Stevens, Matthew Modine Board Netflix’s ‘Zero Day’

The A-list cast of Netflix’s Zero Day continues to grow. The limited series starring Robert De Niro has added five actors — Angela Bassett, Dan Stevens, Matthew Modine, Bill Camp and McKinley Belcher III — to its ensemble. Clark Gregg, Gaby Hoffmann and Mark Ivanir have also signed on for guest roles. They join a cast […]

‘The Buccaneers’ Renewed at Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is staying on course with The Buccaneers. The tech giant’s streaming service has ordered a second season of The Buccaneers, its period drama based on an unfinished novel by Edith Wharton. The renewal comes less than a week after the show’s Dec. 13 season finale. “It’s been a complete thrill to watch people […]

‘The Crown’: Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville Reflect on the Gravity of Playing Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in Season 6

[This story contains spoilers from episode eight, season six of The Crown, “Ritz.”] Throughout her lifetime, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was known for being a glamorous socialite — a persona that actress Lesley Manville brings to life in the final two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown. Yet in episode eight of the sixth and […]

Netflix’s Viewership Data Trove Cracks Open the Door for Agents, Too

Netflix’s release of viewing data for virtually its entire library provided the broadest public glimpse to date into the performance of movies and TV series on a streaming service. It could also prove to be a boon to the people who do business with the company. The streamer on Dec. 12 put out a list […]

Thanksgiving Week Fuels November Boost in TV Use

TV usage in November hit its highest point in 10 months, due in large part to heavy levels of viewing over the Thanksgiving holiday. Broadcast networks also hit their highest share of viewing since January. Streaming once again claimed the biggest portion of viewers’ time, although its share was off a little from the previous […]

‘The Gilded Age’ Finale: Denée Benton Loves That She Got “an Opportunity to Be Messy” in Season 2

[This story contains spoilers from the season two finale of The Gilded Age.] In HBO’s period drama The Gilded Age, the character of Peggy Scott (Denée Benton) offers a solitary glimpse into the life of the Black upper class in New York City in the 1880s. Yet in season two, that contextual lens is expanded […]

‘Warrior’ Canceled (Again) at Max

The revival of Warrior at Max turned out to be short-lived: The Warner Bros. Discovery streamer has canceled the show after its first season as a Max original and third overall. That said, the series — based on writings by Bruce Lee and set in 19th century San Francisco — will potentially get in front […]

‘Wednesday’ Uncle Fester Spinoff in the Works at Netflix

Netflix is looking to add another branch to its Addams Family tree. The streamer is in the early stages of development on a spinoff of Wednesday. The potential series would focus on Uncle Fester, Wednesday’s (Jenna Ortega) paternal uncle, played by Fred Armisen. That a spinoff would be in the offing is no surprise, given […]

Peter Morgan Explains ‘The Crown’ Finale and Why the Series Ends in 2005

[This story contains spoilers about the ending of The Crown.] After seven years and six seasons, Netflix’s The Crown has come to an end at a point in time that audiences might not have initially expected. Having chronicled Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne beginning with her marriage to Prince Philip in 1947, the […]

The 10 Best TV Performances of 2023

Dazzling star turns from Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, a Brit playing two messy moms and an 'Abbott Elementary' standout were among favorites of THR's TV critics.

Streaming Giants Weigh Costs of Big Licensed TV and Movie Libraries

As the streaming industry has come down from its blank-check era, it has rediscovered a time-honored way to keep revenue flowing: licensing TV series and movies to other outlets. Acquired shows are among the most watched programming on streaming — it’s the year of Suits, after all — and shows with high episode counts help […]