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December 6, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. News over the holiday break 2. NBC launches investigation into AGT 3. CBS and Viacom's re-merger has officially closed 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Nichelle Tramble Spellman 5. Critics Corner
November 22, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Talking Baby Yoda with Aaron Couch 2. Apple is digging a hole for itself 3. Mailbag! 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Peter Morgan 5. Critics Corner
November 15, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. "Friends" Reunion? 2. Hallmark's holiday plans with Bill Abbott 3. Executive turnover 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker 5. Critics Corner
November 8, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. A big week for ABC's live events department 2. FX (has the movies) on Hulu 3. Another streaming service launching this week 4. Showrunner Spotlight: John Wells 5. Critics Corner
November 1, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Game of Thrones’ weird week 2. HBO Max unveiled 3. AMC cancels "Lodge 49" 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Kerry Ehrin 5. Critics Corner
October 25, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Big change at Marvel TV 2. CBS gives vote of confidence to all five fall freshman shows 3. Let's go to the MAILBAG! 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Damon Lindelof 5. Critics Corner
October 18, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. The first casualty of the new broadcast season 2. Countdown to Apple TV+ 3. Netflix has reported its third-quarter earnings 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Julie Plec 5. Critics Corner
October 11, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Ronan Farrow's upcoming book is the talk of the town 2. NBCUniversal's forthcoming streamer 3. "El Camino" is out today 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Scott Gimple 5. Critics Corner
October 4, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Four is the new six 2. Network check-in: TNT, TBS and HBO 3. Baseball and Sports 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Kit Steinkellner 5. Critics Corner
September 27, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. The Emmys are officially in the books 2. Looking to the future Emmys 3. High-profile new and returning shows premiering in October 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Steve Levitan 5. Critics Corner
September 20, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are:NBCUniversal unveils streaming plansTalking Emmys with Scott FeinbergSNL may have found its shortest-tenured cast memberShowrunner Spotlight: Chuck LorreCritics CornerWelcome to the TV's Top 5! On this podcast, The Hollywood Reporter's own Lesley Goldberg, West Coast TV Editor, and Daniel Fienberg, Chief Television Critic, will be talking all things TV. Each episode will be broken into five segments that will be sure to deliver real-time television news, a critical look at current and upcoming shows, as well as regular analysis of programs on TV and much more. Stay tuned for future episodes and be sure to subscribe!Hosted by: Lesley Goldberg and Daniel FienbergProduced by: Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham
September 13, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Apple streaming service 2. Disney+ scraps The Muppets 3. Bad Robot deal at WB is official 4. Showrunner Spotlight: David E. Kelley 5. Critics Corner
September 6, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. The most anticipated new and returning shows for September 2. The week in Streaming News 3. Mailbag! 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Karin Gist 5. Critics Corner
August 30, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Disney+ content announcements at D23 Expo 2. Live from New York it's … NOT Leslie Jones 3. A look at TV winners and losers over the summer 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Dee Harris-Lawrence 5. Critics Corner
August 23, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Dancing With the Stars backlash 2. Late-Night Check-in with guest Natalie Jarvey 3. HBO Max news 4. Showrunner Spotlight: Jason Katims 5. Critics Corner
August 16, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Matt Belloni discusses Viacom and CBS agreeing to re-merge 2. AMC and ABC both made some interesting hires this week 3. Mailbag! 4. Showrunner Spotlight with Brad Schwartz 5. Critics Corner
August 9, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. FX had the biggest announcement out of TCA 2. Game of Thrones creators cash in with a massive overall deal 3. The Emmys will go hostless 4. Showrunner Spotlight with Mike Schur 5. Critics Corner
August 2, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Amazon came through TCA armed with a ton of news as usual 2. Starz has a new programming mandate 3. CBS executives kicked off the broadcast portion of TCA on Thursday 4. Showrunner Spotlight with Josh Schwartz 5. Critics Corner
July 26, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. San Diego Comic-Con is behind us 2. the Television Critics Association's summer press tour 3. *Designated Survivor* has been cancelled... AGAIN 4. Robin Thede joins to talk about *A Black Lady Sketch Show* 5. Critics Corner
July 19, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. The Emmy nominations have arrived! 2. The latest in the Streaming Wars 3. Netflix has edited the controversial suicide scene from *13 Reasons Why* 4. The TCA's summer press tour begins next week 5. Critics Corner
July 12, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. *Friends* is officially leaving Netflix 2. San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner 3. Lets talk season 3 of *Stranger Things* 4. CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl joins us to discuss *Love Island* 5. Critics Corner
June 28, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. One Day at a Time is headed to Pop Network 2. The Office is leaving Netflix in 2021 3. July Preview 4. Talking Emmys with "Awards Chatter" host, Scott Feinberg 5. Critics Corner
June 21, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. J.J. Abrams is in final negotiations with WarnerMedia 2. Nominations are out for the Television Critics Association's annual awards 3. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter's executive TV editor, discusses Trevor Noah 4. Mailbag!!! 5. Critics Corner
June 14, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Surprising renewals and final season announcements 2. It's Pride Month! with Vida creator and showrunner Tanya Saracho 3. State of the Network check-in with BET 4. It's been a busy week for Quibi! 5. Critics Corner
June 7, 2019
This week we are LIVE from the ATX Television Festival in Austin! The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. About the festival with ATX co-founders Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland 2. This week in the headlines 3. Mailbag Segment! 4. The state of NBC with Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, the co-presidents of the network 5. Critics Corner
May 31, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Adam Levine's departure from *The Voice* with Michael O'Connell 2. Lee Daniels still for the canceled *Empire* spinoff, *Star* 3. CBS announced *The Good Fight* will air first season on June 16 4. This is an extremely crowded month of TV premieres 5. Critics Corner
May 24, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. *Game of Throne*'s larger impact 2. The end of *Game of Thrones* with Josh Wigler 3. Lets talk about *The Big Bang Theory* series finale 4. Talking with ABC's chief Karey Burke 5. Critics Corner
May 17, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Breaking down the massive Disney presentation and the Hulu news 2. WarnerMedia's upfront presentation 3. The five networks released their fall schedules 4. Final takeaways from upfronts 5. Critics Corner
May 13, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. NBC's up first 2. The new Fox Entertainment 3. Nothing changing at ABC 4. CBS kept things status quo 5. Critics Corner
May 3, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. It's crunch time at the broadcasters while they are reviewing pilots and the fate of bubble shows 2. Hulu has a slew of news 3. Network Check-in with Paramount Network 4. The Obamas unveiled their first slate of content for Netflix 5. Critics Corner
April 26, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. The CW will bring back its entire freshman class for the first time in network history 2. An update in the Jussie Smollett saga 3. A busy week of news at HBO 4. Broadcast networks are turning to live scripted comedy 5. Critics Corner
April 19, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: Writers Guild and Association of Talent Agents are at war, Matthew Belloni explains The surprising behind the scenes change on FX's Y: Last Man adaptation The ax has begun to fall over at Fox A topic from the Mailbag Critics Corner Welcome to the TV's Top 5! On this podcast, The Hollywood Reporter's own Lesley Goldberg, West Coast TV Editor, and Daniel Fienberg, Chief Television Critic, will be talking all things TV. Each episode will be broken into five segments that will be sure to deliver real-time television news, a critical look at current and upcoming shows, as well as regular analysis of programs on TV and much more. Stay tuned for future episodes and be sure to subscribe! Hosted by: Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham
April 12, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Disney unveils its plans for their streaming platform, Disney+ 2. All about packaging fees 3. Checking up on AMC 4. Game of Thrones talk with Josh Wigler 5. Critics Corner
April 5, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Dan got a sneak peak of *Game of Thrones* 2. The down side of peak TV 3. The scorching hot overall deals market 4. Mailbag, Mailbag, Maillllbaaagggg! 5. Critics Corner
March 29, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. What we learned about Apple TV+ with Natalie Jarvey 2. The future of The CW 3. Our first Mailbag segment! 4. Baseball season is finally under way! 5. Critics Corner
March 22, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Disney closed the Fox deal 2. Saving *One Day at a Time* with Mike Royce 3. Checking in on Pilot season 4. Apple finally ready to unveil its film and TV plans 5. Critics Corner
March 15, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. The College Cheating Scandal with Michael O'Connell 2. The highs and lows of SXSW with Bryn Sandberg 3. Netflix cancellation of *One Day at a Time* 4. *The Bachelor* with Jackie Strause 5. Critics Corner
March 8, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Paying respect to Luke Perry 2. What's going on at HBO 3. DC's TV footprint 4. *Mad About You* getting the reboot treatment 5. Critics Corner
March 1, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. The Oscars have come and gone 2. Third season of *True Detective* on HBO 3. The curious case of Jussie Smollett with THR's Michael O'Connell 4. Fox is bringing back *90210* 5. Critics Corner
February 22, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Talking Oscars with Scott Feinberg 2. Scott's take on the nominees 3. Netflix cancels last two remaining Marvel shows 4. Grey's Anatomy set to become the longest-running medical drama ever 5. Critics Corner
February 15, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. *Breaking Bad* feature film 2. The future of *Friends* on Netflix 3. What's going on with Hulu 4. Starz canceled *Counterpart* 5. Critics Corner
February 7, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. What's happening at TCA 2. Fox's John Landgraf 3. Indie Episodic at the Sundance Film Festival 4. The Super Bowl 5. Critics Corner
January 24, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Oscar Nominations 2. Fox's rendition of the Tony-winning musical *RENT* 3. Broadway on Netflix 4. Television Critics Association's winter press tour 5. Critics Corner
January 18, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. HBO reveals Game of Throne premiere 2. Comcast's entry into the streaming space with Natalie Jarvey 3. Sundance film festival 4. Pilot Season! 5. Critics Corner
January 10, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Closing the book on the Golden Globes 2. HBO's casting of new *Game of Thrones* prequel 3. Lifetime's *Surviving R. Kelly* 4. Fox's revival of *Paradise Hotel* 5. Critics Corner
January 4, 2019
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Holiday hits and misses 2. Shows that are ending in 2019 3. New series coming this year 4. Golden Globes preview with guest, Scott Feinberg 5. Critics Corner
December 21, 2018
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Biggest Headlines of the Year 2. Cast Departures 3. Worst Shows of the Year 4. Executive Departures 5. Best Shows of the Year
December 14, 2018
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are: 1. Kevin Hart and Oscars host 2. SAG Awards 3. Peak TV 4. Weekly News 5. Critics Corner
December 7, 2018
The five topics that Lesley and Dan cover this week are Globes nominations, awards show hosts, *Friends* on Netflix, News of the Week, and What to Watch.
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