“Game of Thrones” creators: The plan is to end after Season 7
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said seven or eight seasons in Vanity Fair”s cover article that came out today, but they tell EW that it”s more likely going to be seven seasons. “It feels like this is the midpoint for us,” Benioff says. “If we”re going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season 4 is right down the middle, the pivot point.”
“Breaking Bad” inspired “Game of Thrones” creators to set an early end date
“If you look at the shows that we love, it's so rare for a series to go beyond that length and maintain quality,” says co-creator David Benioff. “And, you know, looking at 'Breaking Bad,' which is probably the most consistently great show in history, and I think the fact that they decided relatively early, it's going to be five seasons and that's it, I think that was an incredibly smart choice.” PLUS: “Game of Thrones” is the 1st TV show to cover Vanity Fair, and cast answers who should sit on the Iron Throne.
Fox reveals “Gotham” log and synopsis
“Gotham,” says Fox, “is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told.”
“Nashville” promotes Oliver Hudson and Will Chase
They”ll become series regulars in Season 3.
“The Originals” loses one of its stars
Which “Vampire Diaries” alum is exiting the CW series after tonight”s episode?
On YouTube, “Fallon is kicking Kimmel”s ass”
Jimmy Fallon is not only destroying Jimmy Kimmel in YouTube views but also in YouTube subscribers added.
Ranking all 18 of “The Bachelors”: Juan Pablo was indeed the worst
Season 1″s Alex Michel was the 2nd-worst, followed by Andy Baldwin. The best “Bachelor”? Matt Grant, followed by Jesse Palmer. PLUS: Juan Pablo & Nikki rejected ABC”s car after last night”s taping – they are “FREE,” why Nikki Farrell is “brilliant,” here are lessons from this season, Chris Harrison insists he wasn”t mad and angry, Harrison approached his role as being a “tough love” parent, and Juan Pablo posts an “Adventures in Loving You” video on Youtube.
“Trophy Wife” creators explain all the Disney-ABC shout-outs
The recent nods to “The Bachelor,” “Aladdin” and “Scandal” were done to create buzz for the struggling show – plus, they're easier to clear, legally.
Why a morbid “HIMYM” series finale is a good thing
It would be “a refreshing detour from the usual sitcom punctuation,” says Joyce Eng. “Happy endings are not assured in life. Some love stories are tragic – hell, the most famous ones are, and I think Ted, the hopeless romantic that he is, would consider his and The Mother's an epic love story – and there's no reason why a sitcom cannot reflect that.” PLUS: CBS creates a “HIMYM” farewell page, and counting down “HIMYM”s” best gags.
Tom Bergeron: I really want to do a live version of “America”s Funniest Home Videos”
Bergeron says he”s parting with the ABC series in good terms. But he”d be willing to host a new version if it were live. PLUS: Which “Full House” alum should replace Bergeron?
Obama didn”t pitch jokes at the White House “Between Two Ferns” taping, he just said them
Director Scott Aukerman describes surreptitiously visiting the White House to film their Funny or Die segment. “I don”t think the president has to pitch jokes, he just says jokes and we enjoy them,” he says.
Jimmy Kimmel: We don”t warn ABC News about our pranks because “we don”t trust them”
“We didn”t tell them until we launched it,” he says of the Sochi wolf prank. “We try to keep it really small. People will tell other people – even if they”re not trying to ruin the prank, just because they think it”s funny. I”ve found that the fewer people that know, the better off you are.” PLUS: Now Kimmel is getting blamed for every web prank, Kimmel pranks people with fake Tostitos, and teachers make a parody of Kimmel”s “Mean Tweets.”
Would Lena Dunham be successful without the New York media?
Why the rest of the country probably doesn't share the same love for the “Girls” star as the New York media. PLUS: Dunham returns to NBC next week for Jimmy Fallon, Dunham delivered SXSW”s keynote address, and “The View” debated whether Dunham is a comedian.
Dear cable TV: Stop making shows that make Louisiana look like it”s made of magic
“True Detective,” “American Horror Story,” “True Blood” – it”s starting to get old.
“Cops” premiered 25 years ago today: It's still going strong on SpikeTV
Though its ratings are a far cry from its Fox days, the long-running reality show is getting big numbers for the male-oriented SpikeTV.
“Game of Thrones” veteran cast in CBS” “Scorpion”
Elyes Gabel will play the eccentric genius at the center of Justin Lin”s pilot.
Watch an artist recreate Ellen”s Oscar selfie in a drawing
Heather Rooney”s drawing looks almost exactly like the tweet that broke Twitter.
Nick Kroll dodges question about working with girlfriend Amy Poehler on “Kroll Show”
Kroll does, however, talk about working with a lot of his friends in Season 2.
“Christley Knows Best” is the latest Southern reality show
The USA series, starting tonight, stars bankrupt multimillionaire Todd Chrisley and his Atlanta family.
Arthur Chu has taken advantage of his “Jeopardy!” fame to establish his brand
Chu works extra hard live-tweeting episodes and posting on message boards in the hopes that this “Jeopardy!” stint leads to something bigger, like a voice-acting job.
The most popular show in each state, mapped
Two different maps try to give each state a TV show-brand – one map gives New Mexico to “In Plain Sight” while another gives it to “Breaking Bad.”
Why is “New Girl” so disappointing this season?
It seems like creator Elizabeth Meriwether isn”t as involved in the writing these days, because the Fox comedy ahs lost its creative spark. PLUS: See “True Detective”s” Alexandra Daddario in her “New Girl” guest role.
Watch “Awkward”s” Season 4 trailer
The MTV series returns April 15.
Steve Harvey explains why he”s a daytime sensation
“Here's what I knew: There were no men on daytime TV that had all of the experience that I had,” he tells “Today.” “There's not a lot of guys that's done the marriage thing the way I have, survived it, been homeless, flunked out of college, (and) started at the bottom. Kind of got an American dream story.”
Jaimie Alexander was excited to bring Lady Sif to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Some of her movie character”s scenes end up on the cutting-room floor, “so this was a lot of fun to explore Sif a little bit deeper and show people what she's about,” she says.
Check out Mariska Hargitay as an “SVU” director
The “Law & Order” series has released a slew of images of Hargitay directing her first episode, which stars Alec Baldwin. PLUS: Hargitay helped catch a real-life rapist.
“Teen Wolf” adds 2 new lacrosse players
One of them is gay.
“Hogan”s Heroes” star Cynthia Lynn dies
Lynn played Col. Klink”s secretary, Helga, and various other roles on the ’60s sitcom.
How “Looking” got its act together
The HBO gay-themed series started off boring and ho-hum.