Josef Adalian joined Vulture as West Coast editor in 2010 and has been covering the television industry since 1992, including a decade at Variety. He also writes Buffering, a newsletter about the streaming wars.

  1. streaming
    A Bunch of Classic TV Is Leaving HuluSubscribers will be parting ways with Ally McBeal, Arrested Development, Beverly Hills 90210, and more.
  2. buffering
    “Just Keep The Lights On”: Inside Network TV’s Fall Strike PlanGet ready for reruns, reality, sports, and imports.
  3. the streaming wars
    Max Is Up at Bat for Live SportsA new add-on is coming to the Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service.
  4. exit interview
    Winning Time Will Not Shoot for 3Producer Kevin Messick breaks down the HBO series’ abrupt cancellation and how they turned season two’s ending into a series finale.
  5. buffering
    What If Everyone Won the Charter-Disney Dispute?A closer look at Disney’s deal with the cable company.
  6. emergency discussion
    The Backlash Came for Drew BarrymoreThe View did it. The Talk did it. But after Barrymore crossed the picket line, the daytime TV host faced a unique wave of scrutiny. Why?
  7. streaming
    Hulu Will Start Telling You What Everyone Else Is Watching on HuluThe service’s new “Top 15” feature debuts today.
  8. ‘sclusie
    Donald Trump Will Be the First Big Guest on the New Meet the PressIncoming host Kristen Welker will interview the guy on her first episode this Sunday.
  9. buffering
    Cable’s Biggest Hit? A Paramount+ Show From 2021How the streaming Yellowstone spinoff 1883 found a second life on linear TV.
  10. ratings
    Max Is Getting a Top 10It sounds a lot like how Netflix used to report its streaming metrics.
  11. buffering
    Why Shudder Is Creeping Up on AMC This FallThe horror streamer is giving AMC’s TV empire a spooky makeover.
  12. the streaming wars
    AMC Shows Will Start Haunting MaxIn a new deal, certain AMC shows will find a home on Max. Could a bundle be near?
  13. buffering
    What CNN (Sort of) Heading to Max Means for Both CNN and MaxCNN Max offers a promising launch — if it can be integrated properly.
  14. buffering
    What We Love (and Hate) About Free Streaming in 2023An emergency discussion about our “no-commitment relationship” with FAST.
  15. buffering
    Could a True Streaming Bundle Be Upon Us?The idea is (slowly) gaining traction in some unexpected corners.
  16. bidding war
    Is Sound of Freedom About to Strike Streaming Gold?The movie is being shopped to streaming services and could end up fetching a hefty price.
  17. buffering
    The Looming Catalog CrisisSuits is the hottest show on streaming right now. What does that mean?
  18. buffering
    Could These Suits Help End the Strikes?Meet the not-so-famous execs who might be able to break the impasse.
  19. buffering
    How a Strike Over Streaming Could End Up Killing Network TV“It almost feels like the networks are complicit in their own self-destruction.”
  20. price hikes
    Peacock Wants More Money From YouThe streaming service is raising its monthly price starting in August.
  21. the streaming wars
    Yes, HBO Shows Are Going to NetflixInsecure was the first to show up on Max’s streaming rival.
  22. buffering
    TCM Fans Are Right to WorryNo, the channel isn’t going away, but this week’s cuts will be felt by viewers.
  23. the industry
    The Binge PurgeTV’s streaming model is broken. It’s also not going away. For Hollywood, figuring that out will be a horror show.
  24. the industry
    Who’s Winning the Streaming Wars Now?Our panel of insiders get honest about which services are coming out on top, and which need to be “burnt to the ground.”
  25. buffering
    Let’s Talk About Max’s First WeekAn emergency discussion about the streaming service formerly known as HBO Max.
  26. disney-
    The Disney+, Hulu Purge Has BegunOff to the streaming vault you go! For now.
  27. buffering
    Squid Game Was Just the StartNetflix’s head of content in Korea takes us inside the service’s massive K-content strategy.
  28. into the sunset
    Yellowstone Is Dead, Long Live a New Yellowstone SequelParamount has announced the end of its biggest show, but definitely not the end of the Sheridan-verse.
  29. dancing with the streamers
    Dancing With the Stars Foxtrots Back to ABCIn an unexpected move, Disney+ will now share the competition series.
  30. emergency!
    ABC Calls 9-1-1 After Fox Hangs Up on Ryan Murphy HitSpin-off Lone Star will remain at Fox.
  31. a long talk
    Carol Burnett Has a Story for EverythingAs NBC celebrates her 90th with a starry variety special, the comedy legend reflects on 65-plus years in showbiz: ‘I’m the luckiest broad around.’
  32. buffering
    It’s Tubi’s TimeHow the weird, free streamer won the internet’s heart.
  33. buffering
    Netflix’s Era of Lowered ExpectationsLet’s talk about the big streamer’s weird week.
  34. did nothing cancel?
    Arrested Development Is Staying on Netflix After AllThere’s still some money in that banana stand.
  35. buffering
    The Battle for BETThe competition to buy the historic network — and its streaming service — has the TV industry talking.
  36. tv ratings
    A Good Night for the Oscars and The Last of UsBoth programs went head to head Sunday night — and both networks had reason to be happy about their ratings performances.
  37. buffering
    The (Other) Man Behind the Yellowstone KingdomHow Paramount’s Chris McCarthy turned a cable hit into streaming’s biggest franchise.
  38. buffering
    To Hulu or Not Hulu: 4 Big Questions for Disney Right NowPhase Two of Bob Iger’s streaming strategy: Fewer shows, more franchises — and maybe one less platform.
  39. accio
    Is Harry Potter on HBO Max or Peacock Right Now?Wingardium leviosa!
  40. buffering
    Could Peacock Maybe, Finally, Be Having a Moment?The shows are clicking, but will it be enough for the struggling streamer? Content chief Susan Rovner is betting on it.
  41. renewals
    The Traitors Triples Down on Mess With a Second Season and Andy Cohen ReunionLooks like Peacock has a reality-TV hit on its hands.
  42. buffering
    What Netflix’s Bela Bajaria Era Means for Hollywood“She needs to keep programming things people watch versus snobby s- - - people don’t.”
  43. it’s a party!
    NBC Is Throwing Carol Burnett a Giant 90th Birthday BashFeaturing music and comedy from Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bernadette Peters, and more.
  44. buffering
    “We Had to Learn Everything Over Again”: How FX Survived the Streaming WarsJohn Landgraf on the network’s transition to Hulu, working for Disney, and why peak TV is finally, actually here (really).
  45. chat room
    Dionne Warwick on Laughing With Sinatra and the Joys of Being Spoiled“Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll, Ella Fitzgerald — they spoiled me rotten, and I loved every second of it.”
  46. hbo axe’d
    All Your Most Frantic HBO Max Questions, AnsweredAn existential explainer on why some shows are disappearing — and what to expect next.
  47. streaming
    Amazon TV Chief Hints at Faster Pace for Second ‘Lord of the Rings’ Season“We come out of the gate with great momentum.”
  48. buffering
    How Netflix Won Even While It Was LosingIt was a tough year, but the service still produced some of its biggest hits ever. We talk to Netflix’s scripted programming chief all about it.
  49. hbo axe’d
    Inside Warner Bros. Discovery’s Latest Cost-Cutting SpreeAnd why the great purge of ’22 may (finally) be over for HBO Max.
  50. buffering
    Little Britain, Big TV: Inside the BBC’s Streaming StrategyThe Beeb’s most popular shows are spread out across American streaming services. That’s by design.
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