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Legendary talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) has been a pioneering presence in television for years, but her tenure is dwindling and she’s on the verge of losing her show if she doesn’t do anything about her ratings.

In a last ditch effort to up her image and dilute her all-male staff, Katherine hires a new, young writer – Molly (Mindy Kaling). Originally hired on to the writing team, Molly proves to actually be a handy acquisition who could save the show. She’s good at her job and determined to excel, with new ideas, fresh writing, and contagious enthusiasm.

Despite the generation and culture gap, the two women work well together, and the show is benefiting – but with a clock ticking on the program, it could be too little too late…

Written by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, The Office), who also stars, this dramatic comedy features Emma Thompson (Johnny English Strikes Again, Saving Mr Banks, Love Actually), John Lithgow (Love is Strange, Daddy’s Home Two, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad, Neighbors, Bright) and is certainly one not to be missed.

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