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FX has landed the rights to The New York Times' upcoming news documentary show The Weekly, the network announced Wednesday.
The series is both the paper and the network's entry into news programming. It will be similar to the Times' hit podcast The Daily, where Times journalists expand upon their stories in interviews with host Michael Barbaro. The Weekly will follow journalists as they report their stories, allowing viewers to get a deeper understanding of both the stories themselves and how the news gets made. Unlike The Daily, it won't have a host, and each episode will follow a different reporter as they gather information and conduct interviews.
The series comes at a time when public interest in the Times' reporting is at a high; The Fourth Estate, a documentary about how the Times' journalists covered the first year of the Trump administration, premieres May 27 on Showtime. But The Weekly is actually reporting news and produced by the New York Times. Other publications also have their own weekly (or even daily) news shows on cable networks or streaming platforms, like Vice on HBO and Vox and BuzzFeed's upcoming Netflix shows.
FX has ordered 30 episodes to start. It will premiere later this year. In addition to the initial airing on FX, episodes will be available to stream the day after on Hulu.