Welcome to episode 222 of TV’s top 5, The Unlisted News’television podcasts.
Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast television editor) and Daniel Fienberg (Chief TV Critic) breaks down the latest TV news with business context and critical aspects, welcomes showrunners, executives and other guests, and provides critical guidance on what to watch (or skip, as the case may be) ).
This week’s episode looks at the historic week in Hollywood’s labor wars as the artists’ union, SAG-AFTRA, joins the Writers Guild on the pickets in a battle over AI use and royalties, among other central issues. Also, Emmy nominations are in, but it’s unclear if the September ceremony will be able to go ahead without writers. and actors
Here’s how the episode unfolds:
Reneé Rapp, Fox’s fall schedule, Warner Bros. Television’s big executive loss, and a host of new hosts headline the week’s top headlines.
2. Actors strike
For the first time in more than six decades, two of Hollywood’s biggest syndicates will be on strike together as the Artists Guild joins the Writers on pickets where The Nanny leads them.
3. Emmy Award nominations
The votes are in for the 75th annual Emmy Awards, and the TV Academy awarded a trio of HBO favorites as the best shows of the year nominees en route to another year at the top of the rankings. Is there room for underdog shows like reserve dogs or even HBO someone somewhere with the academy?
4. Bob Iger’s less than ideal week
The Disney CEO signed a new two-year deal to stay at the helm of the Mouse House until 2026, then followed up the pact with a news interview in which he fanned the flames of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, while also calling out his networks. linear (ABC, FX, Freeform) non-“basic” assets. Oh
5. Critic’s Corner
As usual, we end with Dan’s thoughts on this week’s new and returning series. In this episode, he steps in on FX What we do in the shadowsfrom Apple the after partyMax’s green light project and the return of FX to Justified, among others.
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