The Daytime Emmy® Nominated Series Will Return with Seven New Episodes Featuring A-List Actors, Actresses and Showrunners in TV’s Best Comedies and Dramas

NEW YORK – June 07, 2018 – SundanceTV’s original non-fiction series “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,” produced in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, returns for the first half of its fourth season on Sunday, June 24th at 10am ET. The first part of the season presents seven original episodes featuring roundtable discussions with Academy Award®Emmy Award® and Golden Globe® nominated and winning actors, actresses and showrunners making an impact in the television industry today. A full schedule of the season is below.

The new season, with TV Executive Editor Lacey Rose moderating six episodes and Awards Editor Rebecca Ford helming one, will include passionate and candid conversations with A-list talent from the year’s most acclaimed series. Guests this season include Angela Bassett, Jason Bateman, Alison Brie, Jeff Daniels, Claire Foy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sean Hayes, Michael B. Jordan, Debra Messing, Tracy Morgan, Elisabeth Moss, Thandie Newton, Sandra Oh, Matthew Rhys, Ray Romano, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tony Shaloub, Drew Barrymore, and J.K. Simmons, as well as other industry notables including Whitney Cummings, Bruce Miller, Peter Morgan, Mike Schur, Amy Sherman-Palladino, David Shore, Melissa Rosenberg, Robert Kirkman, Justin Simien and Lena Waithe.

Nominated for a Daytime Emmy® in 2017, “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter” represents a continued commitment by SundanceTV to innovative, informative unscripted programming that sheds light on the world of filmed storytelling and popular culture.

The series is executive produced by Matthew Belloni, Stephen Galloway, Jennifer Laski and Lacey Rose from The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Haddad from SundanceTV and produced by Stephanie Fischette from The Hollywood Reporter.

Full schedule of “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter”:

COMEDY ACTORS – June 24th at 10am ET

Louie Anderson – “Baskets” (FX)

Sean Hayes – “Will & Grace” (NBC)

Marc Maron – “GLOW” (Netflix)

Tracy Morgan – “The Last O.G.”  (TBS)

Ray Romano – “Get Shorty” (Epix)

Tony Shaloub – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

COMEDY ACTRESSES – July 1st at 10am ET

Alison Brie – “GLOW” (Netflix)

Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Debra Messing – “Will & Grace” (NBC)

Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)

Frankie Shaw – “SMILF” (Showtime)

Drew Barrymore – “Santa Clarita Diet” (Netflix)

Molly Shannon – “Divorce” (HBO)

DRAMA ACTORS –  July 8th at 10am ET

Jason Bateman – “Ozark” (Netflix)

Darren Criss – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

Jeff Daniels – “The Looming Tower” (Hulu) / “Godless” (Netflix)

Matthew Rhys – “The Americans” (FX)

J.K. Simmons – “Counterpart” (Starz)

Michael B. Jordan – “Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)

DRAMA ACTRESSES –  July 15th at 10am ET

Angela Bassett – “9-1-1” (FOX)

Claire Foy – “The Crown” (Netflix)

Maggie Gyllenhaal – “The Deuce” (HBO)

Elisabeth Moss – “Top of the Lake: China Girl” (SundanceTV) / “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Thandie Newton – “Westworld” (HBO)

Sandra Oh – “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

GENRE – July 22nd at 10am ET

Salim Akil – “Black Lightning” (CW)

Jason Blum – “Sharp Objects” (HBO)

Simon Kinberg – “Legion” (FX)

Robert Kirkman – “The Walking Dead” (AMC)

Shawn Levy – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Jonathan Nolan – “Westworld” (HBO)

Melissa Rosenberg – “Jessica Jones” (Netflix)

COMEDY SHOWRUNNERS –  July 29th at 10am ET

Pamela Adlon – “Better Things” (FX)

Alec Berg – “Silicon Valley” (HBO), “Barry” (HBO)

Whitney Cummings – “Roseanne” (ABC)

Mike Schur – “The Good Place” (NBC)

Amy Sherman-Palladino – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Justin Simien – “Dear White People” (Netflix)

DRAMA SHOWRUNNERS –  August 5th at 10am ET

Dan Futterman – “The Looming Tower” (Hulu)

Bruce Miller – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Peter Morgan – “The Crown” (Netflix)

David Shore – “The Good Doctor” (ABC)

Lena Waithe – “The Chi” (Showtime)

Courtney Kemp – “Power” (Starz)


About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at, on demand and mobile.

About The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry’s flagship media brand. With in- depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. THR won a 2016 Webby Award for best online film and video in the entertainment category and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016 in addition to a 2015 and 2016 ASME National Magazine Award nomination for Magazine of the Year and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for its Studio Chiefs Roundtable. Additionally, the brand took home 10 SoCal journalism awards in 2015 and seven in 2016, including Entertainment Journalist of the Year. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall StreetThe Hollywood Reporter and SundanceTV partner to co- produce and broadcast Daytime Emmy Award nominated “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,” an original non-fiction series featuring panels with potential Emmy and Oscar nominees. In June 2016, The Hollywood Reporter launched a new feature, the THR 100, ranking the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood. THR‘s platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, a huge social media footprint, and glittery year-round events.


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