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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.

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    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.
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    The Traitors Triples Down on Mess With a Second Season and Andy Cohen ReunionLooks like Peacock has a reality-TV hit on its hands.
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    What Netflix’s Bela Bajaria Era Means for Hollywood“She needs to keep programming things people watch versus snobby s- - - people don’t.”
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    NBC Is Throwing Carol Burnett a Giant 90th Birthday BashFeaturing music and comedy from Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bernadette Peters, and more.
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    “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).
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    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.”
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    All Your Most Frantic HBO Max Questions, AnsweredAn existential explainer on why some shows are disappearing — and what to expect next.
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    Amazon TV Chief Hints at Faster Pace for Second ‘Lord of the Rings’ Season“We come out of the gate with great momentum.”
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    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.
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    Inside Warner Bros. Discovery’s Latest Cost-Cutting SpreeAnd why the great purge of ’22 may (finally) be over for HBO Max.
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    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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    The Daily Show Will Feature Celebrity Guest Hosts Until Fall 2023The all-star line-up includes Leslie Jones, Al Franken, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, and Hasan Minhaj.
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    Three Big Questions About Disney’s Streaming FutureBob Iger’s back. What does that mean for Disney+?
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    Plenty of Subscribers, Even More Red Ink: A Tale of Two DisneysSubscriber growth alone isn’t enough for Bob Chapek’s Disney.
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    Netflix’s $7 Ad-Supported Tier Has ArrivedJust don’t expect it to have every single show and movie.
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    Roku’s ‘Weird’ ScienceFirst dongles. Now an original movie. Next: streaming domination?
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    HBO’s Big Dragon Bet Paid Off“My No. 1 feeling is relief,” says HBO chief Casey Bloys.
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    Pluto TV Joins the Big LeaguesAnd other insights from a new Nielsen report.
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    Netflix Isn’t Out of the Woods YetThe streamer had a good week in an otherwise bad year.
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    Netflix Isn’t Losing Subscribers AnymoreIt just added 2.4 million, reversing six months of declines.
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    The Nielsen of the U.K. Has Cracked Its Way Into Netflix’s RatingsHere’s what that means for the U.S. — and Netflix’s ad-supported future.
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    Susan Zirinsky Knows a Thing or Two About What Viewers WantThe 11 Minutes exec producer on making the leap to from broadcast news to streaming.
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    It’s Time to Start Worrying About PeacockCan the streaming service come back from the dead?
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    What Happens to The Daily Show After Trevor Noah Leaves?According to a production insider, “it isn’t going anywhere.”
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    Dragons vs. Elves: Who Has the Better Release Strategy?Streamers say time slots are irrelevant. Maybe they’re wrong.
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    The Rings of Power Ratings Are In, and They’re GoodNielsen weighs in on the Lord of the Rings versus Game of Thrones battle.
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    When Broadcast Shows Move to Streaming, Do Viewers Follow?If the show is Thursday Night Football, the answer is yes.
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    Apparently Everyone’s Streaming The Crown AgainWhile the queen’s funeral wasn’t quite the ratings blockbuster.
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    The Mole is Back to Its Old Tricks on NetflixThe new trailer, debuting on Vulture, is sort of the reality-TV version of Knives Out.
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    The 7 Biggest Questions the TV Business Has to Answer This FallThis season on the streaming wars: NBC ghosts Hulu, Dancing With Disney+, and ads, ads, ads!
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    The Age of A24 TV Is Upon UsThe studio behind Euphoria and Ramy is bringing its signature cool to nearly every major streaming service in the next year.
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    The HBO Max Layoffs Are Under WayUpdate: The European team is the latest to get pink slips.
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    A Lotta People Watched the Dragon ShowThe Game of Thrones prequel drew the most viewers for an HBO premiere ever.
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    House of Questions: All Eyes on HBO’s DragonWhat’s at stake for HBO Max — and the Game of Thrones franchise — in the weeks ahead?
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    Netflix Is Reviving Competition Classic The Mole This FallAs long as no saboteurs get in the way.
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    Why Disney+ and Hulu Just Got a Lot More ExpensiveLess bang for more bucks.
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    The HBO Max Rumor Mill Was Wrong — But There’s Still Pain to ComeDavid Zaslav faces more bad headlines as he remakes Warner Bros. Discovery.
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    Twist! NBC’s Days of Our Lives Is Moving to PeacockThe move means the NBC network is out of the soap-opera business after 73 years.
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    You’ll Soon Be Able to Get a 24/7 Stream of Jeopardy! and Wheel of FortuneIt’ll be on Pluto TV, and the price is right: free.
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    Everybody Streams — and Has Thoughts About ItIn which Vulture readers unload about their favorite and least favorite streaming services.
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    100 Years of Norman LearRita Moreno, John Amos, Valerie Bertinelli, and other collaborators reflect on working with the TV legend.
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    Netflix Averted Disaster. So Now What?A look at the good and not-so-good news lurking in the company’s future.
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    Netflix Lost 1 Million Subscribers, But at Least It’s Not 2 MillionThe streamer’s quarterly earnings report will prompt some sighs of relief in the industry.
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    Finally: Amazon’s Prime Video Is Getting a Much-Needed Face-liftStarting today, subscribers to the Amazon-owned streamer will begin seeing a retooled design.
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    Do Emmys Still Matter in the Streaming Wars?They’re not irrelevant, but they’re not all-important either, despite all the hype.
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    Bad Design, Good Comedies, and Severance: Our TV Critics Rate the Streamers“The homepage is so busy, the search function is awful, and I am not particularly compelled by much of its original programming.”
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    How HBO Max Displaced Netflix in Our Streamer Power RankingsEight takeaways on the year in streaming.
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    14 Hollywood Insiders Reveal Who’s Really Winning the Streaming WarsExecs, agents, producers, and publicists get candid about TV’s new world order.
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    ‘I Don’t Know How My Show Is Doing!’Streamers like Netflix run on data, but showrunners say they’re not seeing it. For some, that’s a recipe for serious anxiety.
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    The Hottest Streamer (Right Now)The top three spots get a shake-up in our annual power ranking.
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