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(L-R) Actors Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Reese Witherspoon attend the premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Feb. 7, 2017 in Hollywood. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
(L-R) Actors Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Reese Witherspoon attend the premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Feb. 7, 2017 in Hollywood. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

HBO’s newest drama, "Big Little Lies," is scheduled to premiere Sunday night. The show, based on a 2014 novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, is a passion project produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans) talks with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti about the show. They also discuss that while 2017 may be a big year for females in lead roles on TV, there’s still work to do in getting women an equal market share of jobs behind the scenes.

This segment aired on February 17, 2017.

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