Admired and attacked in Season 1, the HBO drama reboots with A-list advisers as its creator opens up about his process (up to 6 showers in one day), how he broke his nose and dealing with hate-watchers: "You're playing a dangerous game if you write to try to change people's minds."
The show assembled the editors responsible for the Tailwind controversy for its modern-day retelling, part of a crew of A-list insiders -- from cable news anchors to magazine editors to political strategists.
Kristen Bell, Mayim Bialik, Zosia Mamet, Kaitlin Olson, Jessica Walter and Betty White on their strangest auditions, biggest onscreen crushes and (still!) battling stage fright: Says White: "Flirting with your leading man works."
From slam dunks (Jim Parsons, Louis C.K., Alec Baldwin) to dark horses (Laura Dern, Monica Potter), THR's chief TV critic surveys his pundit peers on the shows and stars they think will make the podium.