Remote Controlled with Debra Birnbaum
Remote Controlled: Variety’s new TV podcast featuring in-depth conversations with the industry’s biggest newsmakers — from stars to showrunners to executives — about their latest projects, recent headlines, and the trends that are driving the business.
Contributors: Debra Birnbaum, Variety Magazine
Category: Entertainment, Television
Parental Advisory: Clean
Releases: Fridays 8am (EST)
Show Type: Podcast
Ep26 – Samantha Bee and Jo Miller of “Full Frontal,” and John Legend and Jurnee Smollett on “Underground” Season 2
“Full Frontal” star Samantha Bee and showrunner Jo Miller talk balancing comedy and anger in a Trump presidency, plus executive producer John Legend and star Jurnee Smollett preview Season 2 of “Underground.”
“American Crime” creator John Ridley talks about tackling challenging subjects like immigration and sex trafficking in season 3 of his ABC limited series, plus stars Regina King and Felicity Huffman weigh in on reinventing their characters with each season.
Executive producer Ryan Murphy explains what inspired his new series “Feud: Bette & Joan,’ plus “The Americans” creators preview the upcoming season of their spy drama, including who’ll be back (and who won’t).
‘Bates Motel’ star Freddie Highmore and executive producer Kerry Ehrin preview the final season, from Norman’s heartbreaking struggle to maintain his sanity, intersecting with ‘Psycho,’ and working with Rihanna.
The stars and producers of “Billions” discuss how the conflicts between billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and prosecutor Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) get even more intense in Season 2 of the Showtime drama.
“The Good Fight” producers Michelle and Robert King and star Christine Baranski on deciding to spinoff “The Good Wife,” rewriting the series in response to the election, and creating new challenges for Diane Lockhart.
The producers and cast of the new ’24: Legacy’ — including star Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits — discuss how Eric Carter is different than Jack Bauer and why the time is right to bring back ’24.’
“How to Get Away with Murder” creator Pete Nowalk and stars Alfred Enoch and Billy Brown discuss what’s ahead for the rest of the season, who’s safe (and who’s not), and what it all means for Annalise (Viola Davis).
“Legion” Star Dan Stevens reveals how he and series creator Noah Hawley reimagined the X-Men comic books as a surreal experiment in genre weirdness. Plus, scoop from “The Bachelor” star Nick Viall about what to expect from the rest of the season.
“Bones” creator Hart Hanson on the final season, whether he’d do a reunion movie, and what’s in store for the series finale.
Fox TV chairman Gary Newman previews the network’s 2017 lineup, including rebooting “24: Legacy” without Jack Bauer, reviving cult favorite “Prison Break,” and his hopes of more “X-Files” episodes.
“The Affair” showrunner Sarah Treem on what’s ahead for season 3, who stabbed Noah, the series finale in Paris, and her plans for season 4.