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Game of Thrones Holds One Door, Opens Big Ones

The analysis and speculation following episode 5, 'The Door'

(Newser) - Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones—the season's fifth—was appropriately titled "The Door." And while one door was held tight for a good long while, others were opened. Here's the best of the analysis and speculation to follow (if you're looking for... More »

Michael's Last Show With Kelly: 'I'm Not Dying!'

Final broadcast with Ripa 'bittersweet,' Strahan says

(Newser) - Just as they had done a couple of weeks ago , Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan strode out onto the stage of Live With Kelly and Michael on Friday holding hands—except this is likely the last time they'll do it. It was Strahan's final day on their ABC... More »

These 13 Shows Are Being Axed

Early announcements were bad news for 'Nashville,' 'Muppets'

(Newser) - It wasn't quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime-time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season, the AP reports. ABC took the sword to seven series—including country music drama Nashville and veteran whodunit Castle—while Fox... More »

TV Is Getting 'Supersized' —and Annoying

'NYT' critic James Poniewozik says episodes are becoming more and more bloated

(Newser) - These days there's said to be "too much TV to choose from," but according to TV critic James Poniewozik writing for the New York Times , there's another prevalent problem: too-big TV, or what he refers to as TV that's "come down with a case... More »

FX Raises the Bar for Basic Cable Cursing

They can't say that, can they?

(Newser) - Is it the end of decency as we know it or just good television? "Cochran … motherfucker," Sarah Paulson's Marcia Clark said during Tuesday's episode of American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson. With the utterance of those two words, FX caused hordes of viewers—... More »

Nielsen Will Use Social Media for New TV Ratings

'Long overdue'

(Newser) - It's too late to save Community, but Nielsen is finally entering the 21st century. The ratings company announced this week it will start taking streaming and social media into account when looking at a TV show's viewership, the New York Times reports. The new system is called "... More »

Goodbye, 'Grizzly Adams': Dan Haggerty Dies at 74

We'll never forget his adventures with Ben the bear

(Newser) - The bearded woodsman whose best friend was a bear named Ben has died. Dan Haggerty, the namesake star of the '70s TV show The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, passed away Friday morning at the age of 74 of cancer, sources who say they're close to the... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globe Winners

Ricky Gervais hosts the star-studded awards show from Beverly Hills

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais kicked off the 2016 Golden Globes with an intro that surprised absolutely no one, starting off by shushing the audience and calling them "disgusting, pill-popping, sexual deviant scum." And the awards were off!:
  • Channing Tatum and the bear from The Revenant (aka Jonah Hill) presented the
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Study: Depictions of Abortion on TV Have Real-Life Consequences

Characters having abortions tend to be white, well-off, and childless

(Newser) - The women having abortions on TV are richer, whiter, and younger than in reality, and that can create serious problems for women and politicians in the real world, NPR reports. Researchers looked at 78 abortion plots on TV from 2005 to 2014 and published their results this month in Contraception... More »

Colbert Is Turning Off Conservative Viewers

And that's bad for his ratings and CBS

(Newser) - Ten weeks after his debut as host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert is falling behind in the late night race, Mediaite reports. And the answer why seems obvious: "Old Comedy Central habits die hard." Colbert is alienating conservative viewers with jokes at the expense of such targets... More »

The Snarkiest Show on TV Ending After 22 Years

It helped launch the careers of Greg Kinnear, Joel McHale, and more

(Newser) - Dec. 18 will be your last chance to talk about chicks, man. That's because E! announced Wednesday it's ending venerable network stalwart The Soup after 22 years, Deadline reports. The show—which started life as Talk Soup—launched the career of first host, Greg Kinnear. After hosting stints... More »

Watching TV Can Kill You 8 Different Ways

Researchers find link between prolonged viewing and leading causes of death

(Newser) - Need a reason to watch less TV? Here are eight: cancer, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia, Parkinson's, liver disease, and suicide. Scientists are telling people to get off the couch after a study found a link between TV binge-watching and those leading causes of death. Researchers... More »

Supergirl Just Flew Away With a Ratings Record

CBS show was most-watched, highest-rated new show this fall

(Newser) - It's been 40 years since Lynda Carter brought Wonder Woman to the small screen—and 40 years since the debut of any other show centered on a female superhero on a "Big Four" network (CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox). Monday night changed all that with the CBS premiere... More »

Netflix Brings Gilmore Girls Back to Life

Show is returning for 4 90-minute episodes

(Newser) - Gilmore Girls fans talked, and it looks like Netflix listened. The much-loved show will be returning for a series of four 90-minute episodes that Netflix plans to start producing as early as next year, sources tell TVLine . Cast members from the series, which ended in 2007, have yet to sign... More »

CBS Is Bringing Back MacGyver

Furious 7 's James Wan will direct the pilot

(Newser) - Someone at CBS must have finally figured out how to combine a number of household items in the exact right way to successfully reboot MacGyver, because the network is preparing to bring it back, Entertainment Weekly reports. CBS Studios describes the new MacGyver thusly: “A reimagining of the television... More »

Is Samsung Pulling a VW With Its TVs?

Claims of TVs cheating efficiency tests pour in

(Newser) - Claims are coming in from multiple European countries that television manufacturers are pulling a Volkswagen and installing software to cheat energy-efficiency tests, the BBC reports. An EU-funded lab presented findings Tuesday that showed televisions manufactured by Samsung—the largest television manufacturer in the world—cut their energy consumption nearly in... More »

Someone's Coming Out on The Simpsons?

Smithers, long rumored to be gay, has something to say to Mr. Burns: producer

(Newser) - This is looking to be a groundbreaking season of The Simpsons: Marge and Homer separate , Homer's been diagnosed with narcolepsy , and now "one of the greatest stories of unrequited love in modern popular culture is about to move to a new phase," per the Guardian . To wit:... More »

Trevor Noah's First Daily Show Guests Revealed

Kevin Hart, Chris Christie are among them

(Newser) - Some of Trevor Noah's first guests as host of the Daily Show will combine much of what the show focused on under the reign of Jon Stewart: comedy and politics. Comedian-actor Kevin Hart will appear on the show's premiere on Monday, followed by GOP presidential contender and New... More »

Netflix: Here's When People Get Hooked on Shows

You'd think it'd be the pilot, but no

(Newser) - If you're hoping to avoid adding another TV show to your must-watch list, Netflix has a plan to help you out: All you have to do is skip a particular episode and you should be in the clear. Well, maybe. Based on first season viewing data from 25 different... More »

Fancy New TV Selling for a Whopping $133K

And it'll be years before there's anything to watch on it

(Newser) - Great news for anyone in the market for a prohibitively expensive, largely useless status symbol: Sharp is releasing the first commercially available 8K TV next month. The BBC reports the 85-inch set—which comes with a $133,000 price tag—has a resolution 16 times better than a regular HD... More »

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