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How ‘Rick and Morty’ Cast Its New Voice Stars

In an exclusive interview, co-creator Dan Harmon and showrunner Scott Marder open up about replacing the ousted Justin Roiland with newcomers Ian Cardoni…

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How ‘Rick and Morty’ Cast Its New Voice Stars

After a nearly six-month search that featured thousands of candidates, newcomers Ian Cardoni and Harry Belden now find themselves squarely in the spotlight after they officially made their debut as the voices of the narcissistic, alcoholic genius Rick and his bumbling grandson Morty, respectively, in the season seven premiere of the Adult Swim animated hit. […]

‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ Trailer Teases a Colorful Anime Take on the Battle of the Exes Tale

It’s a battle of the exes like you’ve never seen before in the first full look at Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, the new anime series from Netflix. The two-minute teaser for the show, created for television by executive producers and co-showrunners Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, debuted during New York Comic Con on Saturday. […]

Stephanie Beatriz, Keith David, Alex Brightman Lead ‘Hazbin Hotel’ Voice Cast

Stephanie Beatriz, Keith David and Alex Brightman are set to star in Prime Video’s upcoming adult animated dark comedy Hazbin Hotel. The full voice cast — along with a teaser of an original song — were revealed during New York Comic Con on Saturday. Erika Henningsen, Kimiko Glenn, Blake Roman and Amir Talai were also announced […]

Unstruck TV: Under the Radar Series to Fill Gaps in Fall Viewing

While Hollywood writers are back at work, media companies have suspended negotiations with striking actors over a new contract. Even if talks resume and a settlement were to happen soon, however, it would likely be early 2024 before the two dozen or so dramas and comedies that normally premiere in the fall make it back […]

‘The Afterparty’ Canceled at Apple TV+

Apple is breaking up The Afterparty. The tech giant’s Apple TV+ streaming service has canceled The Afterparty after two seasons. The news comes a month and change after the genre-hopping comedic murder mystery finished its second season. Sony Pictures Television, which produces the series, will look to find another home for The Afterparty. The show […]

Ken Jeong to Headline Syndicated Talk Show

Ken Jeong is setting his sights on daytime television. The actor, comedian and Masked Singer panelist is developing a syndicated talk show with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury (Sherri), with an eye toward a 2024 premiere. Jeong will also executive produce alongside Jim Biederman, a veteran producer of talk and sketch comedy shows (The Howard Stern Radio Show, […]

‘The Morning Show’ Director on the Sex Scene Designed to “Break the Internet”

[This story contains spoilers from the sixth episode of The Morning Show season three, “The Stanford Student.”] The stars of The Morning Show constantly make controversial choices. That’s what makes them relatable, according to the creative team behind the Apple TV+ series who had promised eyebrow-raising decisions to come from their starring protagonists played by […]

‘Goosebumps’ Is All Grown Up: How the Disney+ Adaptation Is Reimagining R.L. Stine’s Books for Older Teens

Within the first five minutes of Disney+’s new Goosebumps adaptation, it’s clear that viewers are no longer in R.L. Stine’s creepy, scary version of middle-grade horror. Developed by Rob Letterman and Nicholas Stoller, the show is one of the first real steps into the teen arena for both Disney+ and the book series. The new […]

‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ Trailer Promises Big Mysteries, Bigger Battles in Latest Installment of Legendary’s Monsterverse

Apple TV+ released a fresh look at Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, the newest installment in Legendary’s Monsterverse, during a Friday panel presentation at New York Comic Con. Starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski, the series is set to premiere globally Nov. […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: Actors Strike at an Impasse, Marvel TV at a Crossroads

Welcome to the 234th 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 […]

‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Wells Adams Discusses All the Drama — and the Chances of a ‘Golden’ Version

[This story contains spoilers for the latest episode of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise.] Wells Adams is spilling the (presumably boozy) tea about all of the key moments from season nine of Bachelor in Paradise. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the ABC dating series’ longtime bartender chats about previous The Bachelorette villain Brayden Bowers […]

‘Virgin River’ Dethrones ‘Suits’ in Streaming Rankings

Suits‘ three-month stranglehold on the top of the Nielsen streaming charts has come to an end. Netflix’s Virgin River moved ahead of Suits and claimed the No. 1 overall spot for the week of Sept. 11-17. The drama, whose fifth season premiered Sept. 7, improved by 7 percent from the previous week with 2.05 billion […]

Melissa McBride Rejoins ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff ‘Daryl Dixon’

Melissa McBride is returning to the world of The Walking Dead. The actress has signed on as a series regular for season two of the franchise’s latest spinoff series, Daryl Dixon, AMC announced Thursday at New York Comic-Con. McBride, who played the role of Carol Peletier in all 11 seasons of the flagship series, was […]

‘Orphan Black: Echoes’ Trailer Teases Krysten Ritter in Next Chapter of Clone Drama

Krysten Ritter has fallen down an all new rabbit hole in the first look at the AMC Networks’ anticipated spinoff, Orphan Black: Echoes. The network released the minute-and-a-half trailer on Thursday during its panel for The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, and sees a disoriented Lucy (portrayed by Ritter) waking up to an unrecognizable near future. […]

‘Based on a True Story’ Renewed at Peacock

No lie: Peacock is ordering a second season of Based on a True Story. The NBCUniversal-owned streamer has picked up the series, a comedic thriller from UCP and starring Kaley Cuoco (who also executive produces) and Chris Messina. The first season debuted in June and earned mostly favorable reviews; detailed viewing data is, per usual […]

‘Halloween’ TV Rights Land at Miramax

Get ready for the MMCU — the Michael Myers Cinematic Universe. Miramax has secured TV rights to Halloween and will develop a series based on the long-running horror franchise. The company made a broad deal with rights holder Trancas International Films that covers not only a TV series, but also related projects for international markets and, […]