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It’s Emmy Season: “CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER” Returns June 26

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SundanceTV’s non-fiction series CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER produced in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, will return on Sun., Jun. 26 at 10AM/9c. The upcoming second season of 14 one-hour episodes will be split into two half seasons, with seven episodes focusing on potential Emmy® nominees this summer and seven episodes featuring potential Oscar® nominees presented later this year. CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER features frank and revealing roundtable discussions with notables from the television and film communities, including some of the most talented actors, actresses, directors, writers, show runners and producers working in the industry today.

“CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is a distinctive piece of television that delivers to SundanceTV viewers candid and engaging roundtable discussions with some of the most talented and accomplished people working in film and television,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “We are proud to have it on our air and to announce this new season.”
 
Following each episode’s debut on SundanceTV, it will be available via SundanceTV’s TVE platform. Also the next day, The Hollywood Reporter will post an uncut version of the episode on thr.com.

Emmy episodes will debut as follows:

Sun., Jun. 26 – Drama Actresses
Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: FX)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife: CBS)
Kerry Washington (Confirmation: HBO / Scandal: ABC)
Constance Zimmer (UnREAL: Lifetime)
Kirsten Dunst (Fargo: FX)
Regina King (American Crime: ABC / The Leftovers: HBO)
Jennifer Lopez (Shades of Blue: NBC)

Sun., Jul. 3 – Drama Actors
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot: USA)
Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl: HBO)
Wagner Moura (Narcos: Netflix)
Cuba Gooding Jr. (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: FX)
Forest Whitaker (Roots: History)
Paul Giamatti (Billions: Showtime)

Sun., Jul. 10 – Comedy Actresses
Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The CW)
Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin: The CW)
Allison Janney (Mom: CBS)
Niecy Nash (Getting On: HBO)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie: Netflix)
Ilana Glazer (Broad City: Comedy Central)

Sun., Jul. 17 – Comedy Actors
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent: Amazon)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None: Netflix)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish: ABC)
Tony Hale (Veep: HBO)
Jerrod Carmichael (The Charmichael Show: NBC)
Rob Lowe (The Grinder: Fox)
Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele: Comedy Central)

Sun., Jul. 24 – Drama Showrunners
Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot: USA)
John Ridley (American Crime: ABC)
Nina Jacobson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: FX)
Melissa Rosenberg (Jessica Jones: Netflix)
Marti Noxon (UnREAL: Lifetime)
Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey: PBS)

Sun., Jul. 31 – Comedy Showrunners
Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The CW)
Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off the Boat: ABC)
Marta Kauffman (Grace and Frankie: Netflix)
Alan Yang (Master of None: Netflix)
David Mandel (Veep: HBO)
Kenya Barris (Black-ish: ABC)

Sun., Aug. 7 – Reality Hosts
Mark Cuban (Shark Tank: ABC)
Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night: NBC)
Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Food Network)
Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent: NBC)
Mike Darnell (500 Questions: ABC)
LL Cool J (Lip Sync Battle: Spike)

The Hollywood Reporter is well known for hosting influential roundtable conversations with industry insiders, garnering their own Emmy® Award for a roundtable conversation titled The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall Street, which featured Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Other A-listers who have taken part include Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Claire Danes, Mark Ruffalo, Mindy Kaling, Christopher Nolan, Richard Linklater, Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan, Michelle King, Jenji Kohan, Mike Judge, Jeff Daniels, Edie Falco and Andy Samberg. 
 
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 pop culture.

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

CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Season 2, produced in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, will return on Sun., Jun. 26 at 10AM/9c with “Drama Actresses.”