Starting this August, Entertainment Weekly will no longer be a weekly publication.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment magazine is moving to a monthly schedule as part of a larger "reimagining" of the brand. The last weekly issue will be released on July 5, with its August issue becoming the first monthly outing.
Deputy editor J.D. Heyman will take the top editorial position to oversee the transition. "I want to thank Henry Goldblatt, who is stepping down as EW's editorial leader after a distinguished 17-year tenure, and I wish him the best in his next chapter," Meredith Entertainment Group president Bruce Gersh said in a statement.
"With the transition to a new monthly frequency, readers can expect more of what they love: more access, more memorable features, more in-depth conversation about Hollywood and its brightest talent," Heyman added.
In addition to the new monthly schedule, Entertainment Weekly will redouble its efforts on digital, social, video and experiential platforms. The publication is a longtime entertainment juggernaut that breaks news in the industry with exclusive reveals and content. In April alone, Entertainment Weekly reached 18.9 million unique monthly visitors.
In 2017, Meredith Entertainment purchased Time Inc., including Entertainment Weekly, for $2.8 billion.