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Daniel Fienberg

Chief Television Critic

Chief TV Critic Daniel Fienberg joined The Hollywood Reporter in 2015. A former president of the Television Critics Association, Fienberg also hosts THR's weekly television podcast, TV's Top 5, with Lesley Goldberg. If that's not enough Fienberg content, subscribe to THR's Now See This newsletter, which offers recommendations, reminders and silly puns every Friday afternoon.

More from Daniel Fienberg

‘Elsbeth’ Review: Carrie Preston’s ‘Good Wife’ Character Gets an Appealingly Broad CBS Spinoff

Cheery and calculating Elsbeth Tascioni leaps from her Chicago legal practice to a Columbo-esque mystery-solving gig in New York City in Robert and Michelle King's new series.

‘The Regime’ Review: Kate Winslet Shines, but the Political Satire Is Shaky, in HBO Limited Series

The 'Mare of Easttown' star plays the autocratic chancellor of a fictional European republic in this new six-parter from 'Succession' veteran Will Tracy.

Critics’ Conversation: Winter TV’s Wicked Games

THR’s TV critics weigh in on a conspicuously murderous past few months of small-screen offerings, with a wide range of whodunits dominating the landscape — and a few refreshing exceptions to the rule (thank you, Max’s Sort Of!).

‘The Vince Staples Show’ Review: Netflix’s Meditation on Fame Has Potential, but for What?

'Abbott Elementary' guest star and rapper Vince Staples gets a five-episode showcase in the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' semi-autobiographical vein.

Critic’s Notebook: Jon Stewart Returned to ‘The Daily Show’ Like No Time Had Passed. Is That a Good Thing?

Kicking off nine months of pre-election Mondays in satisfactory but safe fashion, the Emmy-winning icon made familiar jokes about Joe Biden and Donald Trump's age, as well as his own.

‘Shogun’ Review: FX/Hulu’s James Clavell Adaptation Is Big and Beautiful, but Its Romance Fails to Ignite

Nearly 45 years after the Richard Chamberlain miniseries, FX and Hulu go back to 17th-century Japan for a refocused take on the source material.

Critic’s Notebook: Usher and Friends Bring Boundless Energy to a Sparkling Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show

Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Ludacris and the Jackson State Marching Band joined the "Yeah!" singer for his Las Vegas halftime residency.

‘Tracker’ Review: Justin Hartley Plays a Gig-Economy Jack Reacher in CBS’ Fast-Moving but Bland Thriller

Jeffrey Deaver's reward-seeking loner leaps to the small screen in a new procedural that launches in the coveted post-Super Bowl slot.

Critic’s Notebook: Enthusiasm Waxed and Waned, but ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Played a Long Game

As Larry David’s 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' returns for its 12th and final season, THR’s chief TV critic reflects on a series that vacillated between inspired and tired but never lost its grumpy grip on small-screen culture.

‘Feud: Capote vs. The Swans’ Review: Naomi Watts Leads Stellar Cast in Ryan Murphy’s Otherwise Spotty Anthology

Diane Lane, Demi Moore, Chloë Sevigny, Calista Flockhart and Molly Ringwald star with Tom Hollander in the new FX season, scripted by Jon Robin Baitz, with Gus Van Sant as lead director.

‘Genius: MLK/X’ Review: Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Aaron Pierre Play Civil Rights Icons Respectfully Compared and Contrasted

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are the subjects of National Geographic's follow-up to seasons about Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Aretha Franklin.

‘Porcelain War’ Review: Intimate Reflection on Making Art in Wartime Ukraine Is Beautiful but Frustrating

Brendan Bellomo and Slava Leontyev won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance with this look at the difficulty and necessity of producing art in times of conflict.