SundanceTV Reveals Premiere Dates for New Series 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter'

SundanceTV on Wednesday (July 1) announced the premiere dates for its new original nonfiction series Close Up With The Hollywood Reporterproduced in partnership with THR.

The show, featuring roundtable discussions with this season's leading Emmy contenders, is set to debut Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. ET/PT, and air each Sunday leading up to the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 20. This year's panels included 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.

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Moderated by THR awards and special projects editor Stacey Wilson, the discussions feature the guests' thoughtful, candid and often hilarious (and sometimes off-color) conversations about the entertainment industry today.

Season one will air in two parts, comprised of 14 hour-long episodes. The first half of the season will present filmed roundtable panels featuring Emmy nominees and other top stars of the year's most buzzed-about shows, while the second half will broadcast in early 2016 in the run-up to the 2016 Academy Awards and feature interviews with Oscar-nominated directors, producers, actors, writers and more.

The schedule for the first half of season one:

Sunday, Aug. 2: 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)

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Sunday, Aug. 9: 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)

Sunday, Aug. 16: 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)

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Sunday, Aug. 23: 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)

Sunday, Aug. 30: 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)

Sunday, Sept. 6: 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)

Sunday, Sept. 13: 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 and award-winning roundtable conversations with industry insiders; The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall Street -- featuring the likes of Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill -- won four staffers Emmy Awards.

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."

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.