Showtime, HBO, Starz deny their subscribers are fleeing
The three pay cable channels blasted a study claiming there was a 6% decline in their subscriber base. “”Showtime and every other premium network have increased both subscribers and penetrations over the last two years,” says a Showtime spokesperson.
Mindy Kaling talks about last night’s “Mindy Project” shocker
“You should rewind it a bunch or make a GIF of it,” she says. PLUS: “Mindy” has fixed a lot of its issues this season, and ex-“Leverage” star Gina Bellman lobbying for a “Mindy” gig.
Jonah Hill drops F-bombs in “SNL” promos
Is the 3rd time a charm?
Amazon denies it is launching a live TV streaming service
“We continue to build selection for Prime Instant Video and create original shows at Amazon Studios, but we are not planning to license television channels or offer a pay-TV service,” an Amazon spokesperson said in reaction to a Wall Street Journal report.
“Modern Family” gets Stephen Merchant to play the butler
He’ll take care of the three families during the Las Vegas episode.
Adrian Grenier on losing “Dawson’s Creek” role: James Van Der Beek would’ve wanted “Entourage”
Van Der Beek revealed he and Grenier were finalists for the Dawson role. “I don’t know, you might ask (James),” Grenier tells E! News, “but I imagine that he would’ve swapped with me to play Vince.”
“Celebrity Big Brother” crew member caught flashing a “storyline” cue card
A spinoff show of the UK “Big Brother” inadvertently caught a crew member flashing what appeared to be a cue card.
Kristen Bell isn’t happy with her “Veronica Mars” figurine
Conan says she looks like Jared Leto.
The Weather Channel wants DirecTV to let customers cancel without termination fees
The Weather Channel hopes the new strategy catches the attention of Washington.
David Lynch: “Twin Peaks” isn’t coming back, but the blu-ray will have new bonus features
“Rumors are just that: rumors are rumors,” he said recently. “There’s always been rumors about things and there’s no real truth to it. I don”t know where these rumors come from, but I think they were based on some misunderstandings of what”s going on.” PLUS: A couple has a “Twin Peaks”-themed wedding.
“Simpsons” illustrator tweets early sketches from the Fox comedy
See Bart as the raven.
FX teases “The Strain”
Here’s your first glimpse of the series from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse.