Parents TV Council protests Fox’s ADHD ‘X rated’ Easter Bunny

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Parents TV Council protests Fox”s ADHD “X rated” Easter Bunny
The conservative watchdog called “The Easter Bunny”s Coming” video the “the most explicit material we”ve ever seen produced by a broadcast television network.”

Spike TV renews Adam Carolla”s “Catch a Contractor”
Carolla will return for a 2nd 10-episode season of his reality show.

Why didn”t “Mad Men” get a bump from Netflix viewers?
“Breaking Bad”s” ratings rose 102% in its final season thanks to Netflix, but “Mad Men”s” numbers declined, even though all six seasons are available on the streaming service. PLUS: Jon Hamm doesn”t give “very much credence” to the Megan/Sharon Tate rumors, and here are all the women Don Draper doesn”t sleep with.

FX boss admits meeting with Chelsea Handler, but says late-night is too competitive
“You have to be willing to stay there as a very long investment,” says John Landgraf, who recently attempted late-night shows with FX”s “Brand X With Russell Brand” and FXX”s “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell.”

Pivot picks up drama series “Fortitude” starring Stanley Tucci and Michael Gambon
The psychological thriller is set in the Arctic town of Fortitude.

Who is “Fargo”s” Allison Tolman?
The actress who plays Det. Molly Solverson has a sparse IMDb page, and now she”s in the middle of a star-studded cast. “The first six weeks were definitely the most bizarre time of my life,” she says. “It was a really steep learning curve in a lot of ways. But it's very cool; it still hasn't gotten old.” PLUS: Billy Bob Thornton explains his “Fargo” bangs, and Martin Freeman talks about last night”s big scene.

CNN calls the 1912 Titanic sinking “Breaking News”
“Titanic Sunk 102 y ears ago tonight,” read a chyron on the 24-hour news network.

Jon Stewart told John Oliver: “Once you do this, once you fly the plane, you cannot go back”
“There was a slightly weird amount of interest,” Oliver says of the aftermath of guest-hosting “The Daily Show” for 12 weeks, including CBS wondering if he could replace Craig Ferguson on “The Late Late Show.” “I just, I couldn't even comprehend it,” he adds with a stammer. “I went, 'No, what are you talking about? No, no, no, no, no!' It was terrifying. That was my dream job.”

“Marvel”s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” gets a boost, “NCIS” hits a season low
Meanwhile, “Celebrity Wife Swap” completely bombed last night.

There is a linguistic explanation for Barney Stinson”s “HIMYM” catchphrase “Legen-Wait for It-Dary”
“It's an example of tmesis, a phenomenon in which one word or phrase splits another, often for emphasis,” explains Rebecca Cohen, who adds: “Tmesis is a variety of what linguists call infixation, a catchall term for when extra syllables are added in the middle of a word.”

40-year-old IT manager”s Twitter account got him a job writing for Seth Meyers
The Twitter account of Bryan Donaldson of Illinois attracted the attention of “Late Night” head writer Alex Baze last year. “Twitter has democratized the process,” says Meyers. “We used to look at smaller samples, now you can look back and see what a person thought was funny for the past calendar year.”

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon are among the “35 Most Powerful People in New york Media”
The Hollywood Reporter”s list also includes Lorne Michaels, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, the casts of “GMA” and “CBS This Morning,” Diane Sawyer, Howard Stern, Bob Costas and Anderson Cooper.

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