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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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“I Don’t Think This Is Like The Avengers”: ‘The Good Fight’ Creators on Why ‘Elsbeth’ Isn’t Really a Spinoff

Welcome to the 250th 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 […]

Starz Renews ‘BMF’ for Season 4

Starz is showing early confidence in BMF. The Lionsgate-controlled premium cable network has handed out an early season four renewal for the drama from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, with the pickup arriving a day before the series otherwise known as Black Mafia Family launches its third cycle. “Fans can’t get enough of the […]

Justina Machado to Star in Netflix Medical Drama From Carlton Cuse

Grey’s Anatomy is traditionally one of Netflix’s most-watched acquired programs, so it’s only natural that the streaming giant enters the medical procedural space on its own. Netflix has handed out a series order to Pulse, what it says is its first procedural medical drama series. The series, which is created by Zoe Robyn (The Equalizer), […]

Nick Offerman, Betty Gilpin Join ‘Death by Lightning’ Series From ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators  

Nick Offerman and Betty Gilpin are joining the cast of Death by Lightning, the Netflix historical drama from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Ordered straight to series earlier this month and based on the novel Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard, the series explores the “stranger-than-fiction true story” of James Garfield, the […]

Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Tulsa King,’ Starring Sylvester Stallone, to Air on CBS

Paramount is bringing more of its Taylor Sheridan universe to CBS. After the broadcast network previously aired the first two seasons of Yellowstone as part of its strike-impacted schedule, CBS will use the same strategy to bolster awareness of another Sheridan-produced show: Tulsa King. Season one of the Paramount+ drama starring Sylvester Stallone will make […]

‘Neuromancer’ TV Adaptation a Go at Apple

Following a years-long development process, Apple will officially make a TV series based on William Gibson’s acclaimed sci-fi novel Neuromancer. The tech giant and streamer has handed out a 10-episode series order to the drama based on the 1984 cyberpunk novel that launched Gibson’s career and the so-called Sprawl trilogy that also includes novels Count […]

‘The Hunting Party’ Crime Drama Nabs NBC Series Pickup

NBC is throwing a Hunting Party. The network has handed out a series order for the high-concept procedural The Hunting Party, from creator JJ Bailey. The pickup for the drama comes more than a year after NBC opened up a writers room for the project that it describes as revolving around “a small team of […]

‘Hacks’ Sets Star-Studded Season 3 Guest Cast

The third season of Max’s Hacks is coming into focus. The Warner Bros. Discovery-owned streamer on Wednesday revealed the guest cast for the upcoming season of the Jean Smart-Hannah Einbinder comedy. Set to guest star in the upcoming season are Helen Hunt (Mad About You), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), […]

Benito Skinner Coming Out Comedy a Go at Amazon

Amazon is moving forward with its Benito Skinner comedy. The streamer has handed out a series order for Overcompensating, which has been in development at the retail giant and streamer since November 2022. Skinner, better known as comedian Benny Drama, stars in the college-set ensemble comedy that Amazon describes as being about the “wild, chaotic […]

‘And Just Like That’: Sara Ramírez Won’t Return for Season 3

Che Diaz is moving out of And Just Like That. Sara Ramírez, the star who has played the controversial character on Max’s Sex and the City offshoot for its first two seasons, will not return for the upcoming third season of the series. Sources caution that while scripts are still being written, there’s always a […]

‘Outer Banks’ Creators Set Music Drama ‘The Runarounds’ at Amazon (Exclusive)

Amazon is heading to North Carolina with the creators of Netflix’s drama Outer Banks. The retailer and streamer has handed out an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for The Runarounds, a music drama that follows a post-high school band as they try to make it big. The series is not a spinoff of Outer Banks but it […]

‘Foundation’ Shakeup: David S. Goyer Stepping Back From Duties Amid Budget Clash

There’s a shakeup going on behind the scenes at Apple TV+’s lavish sci-fi drama Foundation. Co-creator David S. Goyer is stepping back from his showrunner duties ahead of production resuming on the show’s upcoming third season. Goyer (Blade, The Dark Knight) will still be creatively involved with the show, contributing scripts from Los Angeles, while […]