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[07/01/15 - 03:07 PM]
SundanceTV Unveils Premiere Dates for Emmy(R) Panels Featured in "Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter"
Amy Schumer, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Ricky Gervais, Lena Dunham, Bob Odenkirk and Fred Armisen are among the featured auspices.

[via press release from SundanceTV]

SUNDANCETV UNVEILS PREMIERE DATES FOR EMMY(R) PANELS FEATURED IN "CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER"

NEW SERIES BEGINS SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND AT 11:00 A.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY - July 1, 2015 - With Emmy(R) voting season underway, SundanceTV today announced the episode roll-out of its new original non-fiction series "Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter," produced in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter.

Featuring panels with Hollywood's biggest names and potential 2015 Emmy(R) nominees such as Amy Schumer, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Ricky Gervais, Lena Dunham, Bob Odenkirk and Fred Armisen, as well as TV creators including Lee Daniels, Beau Willimon and Damon Lindelof, the first seven episodes of the series will begin premiering Sunday, August 2nd at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT. They will air weekly in the lead up to the 2015 Emmy(R) Awards on Sunday, September 20th. Moderated by Stacey Wilson, Awards and Special Projects Editor for The Hollywood Reporter, the panels present the guests' thoughtful, candid and often hilarious (and sometimes off-color) conversations about the entertainment industry today.

The first half of season one of "Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter" will premiere as follows:

1. Sunday, August 2nd: Drama Actresses Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex: Showtime) Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder: ABC) Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman: SundanceTV) Taraji P. Henson (Empire: FOX) Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: FX) Ruth Wilson (The Affair: Showtime)

2. Sunday, August 9th: Drama Actors Timothy Hutton (American Crime: ABC) Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul: AMC) Clive Owen (The Knick: Cinemax) David Oyelowo (Nightingale: NBC) Justin Theroux (The Leftovers: HBO) Jon Voight (Ray Donovan: Showtime)

3. Sunday, August 16th: Comedy Actresses Lena Dunham (Girls: HBO) Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Netflix) Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live: NBC) Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin: CW) Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish: ABC) Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer: Comedy Central)

4. Sunday, August 23rd: Comedy Actors Fred Armisen (Portlandia: IFC) Don Cheadle (House of Lies: Showtime) Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth: Fox) Ricky Gervais (Derek: Netflix) Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley: HBO) Jordan Peele (Key and Peele: Comedy Central)

5. Sunday, August 30th: Drama Showrunners Lee Daniels (Empire: Fox) Alex Gansa (Homeland: Showtime) Michelle King (The Good Wife: CBS) Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers: HBO) Sarah Treem (The Affair: Showtime) Beau Willimon (House of Cards: Netflix)

6. Sunday, September 6th: Comedy Showrunners Kenya Barris (Black-ish: ABC) Alec Berg (Silicon Valley: HBO) Robert Carlock (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Netflix) Jay Duplass (Togetherness: HBO) Steven Levitan (Modern Family: ABC) Jill Soloway (Transparent: Amazon)

7. Sunday, September 13th: Reality Mark Burnett (Survivor, Shark Tank, The Voice) Julie Chen (Big Brother) Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol) Craig Piligian (The Ultimate Fighter) Bertram Van Munster (The Amazing Race)

The Hollywood Reporter is well known for hosting influential roundtable conversations with industry insiders, garnering their own Emmy(R) 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.

"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. The second half of season one will broadcast in early 2016 and feature a look inside the 2016 Academy Awards(R), featuring interviews with Oscar(R)-nominated directors, producers, actors, writers, and many more.

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About SundanceTV

SundanceTV is making and celebrating television as distinctive as the best independent films. Working with today's most remarkable talent, SundanceTV is attracting viewer and critical acclaim for its original scripted and unscripted series. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., SundanceTV delivers on the spirit of founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity. www.sundance.tv

About The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news and was recently recognized by the American Society of Magazine Editors, winning the 2015 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the category of Special Interest Magazines. Founded in 1930 as a trade-only publication, The Hollywood Reporter reached an all-time high of 19.78 million individuals worldwide online at thr.com in February 2015, and over 236,000 readers in its weekly magazine, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall Street. The Hollywood Reporter's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, festival and awards season apps, tablet, iPad editions, social media, and branded events. The Hollywood Reporter and A&E Network partnered together in 2014 to co-produce and broadcast The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables, an in-depth look at the contenders for the Emmys and Awards season. Follow The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter @thr and on Facebook at facebook.com/HollywoodReporter.





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