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Debating Max’s ‘Harry Potter’ TV Show on ‘TV’s Top 5’


Welcome to the 209th episode of TV top 5, The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV podcast.

Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fenberg (chief TV reviewer) breaks down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcomes showrunners, executives and other guests, and provides a critical guide to what to watch (or skip, as the case may be).

On this week’s episode, we take a look at the Warner Bros. Discovery investor presentation for Max and we are joined by Friend of the 5 Josh Wigler to discuss the groundbreaking episode of Succession. Here’s how the episode plays out:

1. Main features

Dick Wolf, one This is us duo, Strange things, Ziwe, Kim Kardashian and The inhabitant lead the main headlines of the week.

2. Hello Max

The executives of Warner Bros. Discovery gathered this week in Burbank, California, to unveil the new name and bigger plans for HBO Max, which will simply become “Max” in May. This segment looks at the news that was revealed – a new one Game of Thrones spinoff, another one big bang theory chapter and the biggest news of the week: a Harry Potter live action tv series. With controversial creator JK Rowling thrown in, this segment focuses largely on all things Potter.

3. Max’s nuts and bolts

After studying programming strategy, this segment looks at Max’s nuts and bolts: how much it will cost, the shift changes, and much more.

4. Succession spoiler alert!

Spoiler alert: HBOs Succession dealt the show its biggest blow in the third episode of its fourth and final season. Friend of the 5 Josh Wigler, who expertly covers the show for THR.com and Recaps after the showjoins us to discuss how (spoiler) death changes everything for the Emmy-winning drama.

5. The Critic’s Corner

As usual, each episode ends with Dan’s thoughts on what to watch (or skip) this weekend. This week it weighs in on Apple’s The last thing he told me from Amazon The wonderful Mrs. Maisel, HBOs Barryhulus Am I being unreasonable and Freeform’s Single drunk woman.

Hear it all now TV top 5. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode again. (Reviews are welcome!) You can also email us with topics or mailbag questions you’d like to see covered in future episodes at TVsTop5@THR.com.

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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