‘Game of Thrones’’ viewership has grown to a record 19 milllion viewers

08.06.14 3 years ago

“Game of Thrones”” viewership has grown to a record 19 milllion viewers
That”s accounting for DVR usage, repeat airings and streaming. PLUS: Check out the “GoT” subway map.

Aly Michalka joins “iZombie”
She”ll play Rose McIver”s best friend, a role played by somebody else in the pilot.

HBO”s “Westworld” adds Jeffrey Wright, Shannon Woodward and “Lost”s” Rodrigo Santaro
The sci-fi drama based on Michael Crichton”s 1973 futuristic theme park film from J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub has hired six new actors.

“House of Cards” to interrupt Washington, D.C. traffic with fake motorcades
The Netflix series will spend all day Satruday “shooting ‘drive-bys”, b-roll, and a mock-motorcade scene” for Season 3.

Why “True Detective's” creator did not plagiarize
“Nic Pizzolatto was not taking a test. He was writing a fictional TV show,” says Dave Haglund, who adds: “He created a character who thinks much like (author Thomas) Ligotti thinks, and he had that character express ideas similar to the ones that Ligotti expounded upon in a work of philosophy-albeit an unusual one…” PLUS: Talk of “True Detective”s” “women”s problem” enrages Pizzolatto.

John Oliver found “an eclectic bunch” of writers by shaking up the hiring process
Oliver and his “Last Week Tonight” showrunner used two rounds of blind selection that resulted in a diverse range of applicants you would normally not get for a late-night writing job, including a former speechwriter for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Read all the e-mails Bill Nye sent to the White House
Including a science poem.

Santa Fe, New Mexico is spending up to $100K to woo “The Bachelor” – but won”t say if its offer was accepted
City officials are keeping mum so as not to reveal any possible spoilers.

Bob Barker recreated his famous “Happy Gilmore” fight scene for “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Watch the 90-year-old former “Price is Right” host punch out a guy.

“Orange is the New Black” creator wrote a superhero pilot for Busta Rhymes
That”s one of the revelations from this 3,000-word profile on Jenji Kohan, who spent years before breaking out with “Weeds” working on shows from “Gilmore Girls” to “Tracey Takes On” while writing pilot scripts that went nowhere.

Samantha Bee and Jessica Williams chat about their experience on “The Daily Show”
What”s it like working with Jon Stewart? How do they stay comfortable doing field pieces?

Why Elisabeth Moss should reject “True Detective”
She already did similar work recently on Jane Campion”s “Top of the Lake.”

Here are the 40 most Atlanta things about HBO's “Hard Knocks”” Falcons season premiere
They include No. 13: “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”s (and DE Kroy Biermann”s wife) Kim Zolciak Biermann, watching herself on TV.”

Ovation orders “Raidars of the Lost Art”
The new show will use re-enactments and archival footage to document famous pieces of art that have gone missing.

Adrienne Maloof: I”m coming back to “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
Maloof hopes to “mend things” with several cameo appearances.

“Weird Al” once played “Wheel of Fortune” with Little Richard and James Brown
Plus, Lee Greenwood.

“Person of Interest” casts a new captain for Fusco
“Lie to Me” alum Monique Curnen will play Captain Felicia Moreno.

DirecTV picks up BBC”s “Uncle”
The BBC3 family comedy revolving around an out-of-work musician debuts on DirecTV”s Audience Network on Oct. 14.

Why can”t Ricky Gervais leave “The Office”s” David Brent alone?
Bringing back his famous character feels like sullying a great show.

“Sleepy Hollow” transformed downtown Wilmington, North Carolina into a war zone
Crews spent all day today filming war scenes in the heart of the city.

“12 Monkeys” rounds out its cast
Four actors have joined the Syfy series.

Breckin Meyer: Mark-Paul Gosselaar and I talk “endlessly” about “Screech”s” tell-all on the “Franklin & Bash” set
“That guy is such a d*ck,” says Meyer in a joint interview with Gosselaar. PLUS: Gosselaar always dyed his hair blonde for “Saved by the Bell.”

“OITNB” warden Alysia Reiner is filming “Hawaii Five-0”
She”s guesting as an FBI agent.

Adam Pally has become Hollywood”s “Go-To 'Bro'”
The 32-year-old married dad who stars on “The Mindy Project” admits: “I”m pretty bro-y.”

“Doctor Who” is planning more web-exclusive content
“I think we now have to accept that online stuff isn”t a spin-off anymore,” says Steven Moffat.

Rachel McAdams learns of her “Downton Abbey” ancestry on TLC
“Who Do You Think You Are?” reveals one of her ancestors was an English footman.

“Skin Wars” debuts with host Rebecca Romijn
The GSN game show gathers together the world”s best body painters.

“Big Brother” spawns “BB Comics”
Check out the “Big Brother” housemates in comic book form.

Epix looks back at the career of director Robert Altman
“Altman” tonight takes a linear approach to the life of the director of “Nashville,” “M*A*S*H” and “Gosford Park.”

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