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‘SNL’ Cold Open Parodies Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial and ‘Fecal Delivery’ Allegations

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s court battle was the center of the cold open on the May 14 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Kyle Mooney played Depp, who,…

Streaming Ads Poised to Shatter Routines at TV’s Upfront

The industry hasn’t gathered for in-person TV upfront presentations since 2019, and so much has changed — including the ways that Madison Avenue heavyweights are spending their money.…

Apple TV+ Summer Kids and Family Lineup Includes New and Classic ‘Peanuts’ Specials (TV News Roundup)

Apple TV+ today announced summer premiere dates for a full slate of all-new original series, specials, shorts and returning fan favorites for kids and families. As part of…

Hulu Passes on Hillary Clinton Series ‘Rodham,’ Claire Danes and Dakota Fanning to Star as 20th TV Shops Project (EXCLUSIVE)

Hulu has passed on “Rodham,” writer-producer Sarah Treem’s adaptation of the 2020 Curtis Sittenfeld novel that’s been in development at the streamer since summer 2020. But 20th Television…

Kerry Washington, Delroy Lindo to Star in Onyx Collective Comedy Series ‘Unprisoned’

Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo are set to star in a new comedy series set up at Onyx Collective on Hulu, Variety has learned. The series is titled “Unprisoned”…

Jessica Biel Explains How Justin Timberlake Landed Meta ‘Candy’ Role — and Why He Didn’t Get Paid

SPOLER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched all five episodes of “Candy,” now streaming on Hulu. “Candy” viewers knew that star Melanie Lynskey’s real-life husband,…

‘The Valet’ Star Eugenio Derbez on How the Hulu Rom-Com Is a ‘Love Letter to Latinos and Working Class Immigrants’

Eugenio Derbez has been working on getting “The Valet” made for quite some time. “When we started writing this, Barack Obama was the president. Then Trump came in…

Starzplay, Globoplay Unite for Merged Offering in Brazil

Brazilian streaming giant Globoplay is partnering with Lionsgate-backed streaming service Starzplay for a merged offering in Brazil. As of Thursday, Globoplay subscribers and non-subscribers will be able to…

Disney Breaks Down Local-Language Content Plans Outside the U.S.

Disney has previously revealed it has 500 shows in the pipeline outside of the U.S., but on Wednesday, the company broke down for the first time how those…

Summer Movie Guide: The Most-Anticipated Titles From ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ to ‘Nope’

Movies are back in a big way, and after two pandemic-plagued years, we’re ready to celebrate their return. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” kicked off summer…

Disney+ Powers to Nearly 138 Million Subscribers, Beating Streaming Expectations for March Quarter

Disney+ kept its momentum fully charged as the streamer handily topped Wall Street growth forecasts for the March 2022 quarter. Disney’s flagship streamer gained 7.9 million paid customers…

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Star Stephanie Hsu Joins Michelle Yeoh in Disney+ Series ‘American Born Chinese’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Stephanie Hsu is set for a guest starring role in Disney+ series “American Born Chinese,” Variety has learned exclusively. The role reunites Hsu with previously announced cast members Michelle…