Why “Game of Thrones” exploded in popularity in Season 4
It was a deeper and richer season, says Verne Gay, and at this point in the series, viewers didn”t have to frequently consult all the Wiki pages devoted to George R.R. Martin”s creation. Plus, he adds, narratively, the fourth season has been — bluntly speaking — nuts. Almost every episode has begun with a jaw-dropper, ended with one and dropped a few more jaws in between.” PLUS: 5 burning questions for the season finale, 6 questions that need answers, explaining the religions of “GoT,” The Legend of Zelda meets “GoT,” the best and worst dads from “GoT,” and director Alex Graves says “This is the first season where the finale is a finale. It is an all-out, massive, episode.“
Alex Trebek sets a Guinness World Record with tonight”s “Jeopardy!”
His 6,829th episode marks the “Most Game Show Episodes Hosted by the Same Presenter (One Show),” according to Guinness.
Happy Father”s Day: Ranking TV”s Top 10 dads right now
Louis CK comes in at No. 1. PLUS: 15 stylish TV dads, Fox”s Animation Domination celebrates Father”s Day, and what “Friday Night Lights” teaches about fatherhood.
The Kardashians are “krashing”
The 2nd half of Season 9″s premiere was down 29% in the demo compared to the 2nd half of Season 8″s premiere.
Oliver North calls Jon Stewart a “jackass”
Jon Stewart recently mocked The Fox News personality and Iran-Contra figure on “The Daily Show” over his Bowe Bergdahl comments.
Terry Crews has a “View” argument with Jenny McCarthy over fatherhood
Guest co-host Crews explained that fathers gave children a name, their story and their security. To which single mom McCarthy disagreed.
Starz orders “Signal,” a U.S. government contractor war drama
Inspired by true events, the drama project focuses on a government contractor who gets rich off the government with his own propaganda business.
A Kickstarter hopes to create a “Breaking Bad” festival in Albuquerque
The fundraising campaign is seeking $35,000 in 30 days for a “Breaking Bad” festival.
On Chile's “Modern Family,” a gay male character sleeps with a woman to get her pregnant
That”s because Chile is deeply conservative, and gay marriage and gays adopting are illegal. Producers also had to change the Gloria character because “Gloria” types are very common in Latin America.
Kerry Washington: “Scandal” Season 3 really turned Olivia Pope “upside down for me”
“The whole season was such a really dark, dark season for Olivia,” she says, “and turned the character upside down for me. I was still playing this strong woman that I”ve grown to love, (but) she”s really gone deep into the cave of her own understanding by having to face her own mother and father and her own dark history.”
Complaint: It”s hard to avoid TV spoilers these days
“Every minute you're not watching, you're at risk of stumbling upon information you'd rather not have,” says Dan Eaton, adding: “The combination of a word or two in a headline plus a picture is enough to tip off most savvy viewers; the immediate post-episode Q&A is practically a tombstone. Even when a modicum of discretion is exerted, it isn't enough: a bold-faced spoiler warning may as well just announce that Character X is dead/fired/short a nipple. You may not even click it, but you don't really have to: Acknowledging SOMETHING practically says EVERYTHING.”
Bob Odenkirk was wearing a “Breaking Bad” coat to “Fargo” when a reporter didn”t know who he was
That”s according to Saul Goodman”s creator, Peter Gould, who co-created “Better Call Saul.”
Vanity Fair”s Young Hollywood Class of 2003: Where are they now?
That class included “Everwood” stars Emily VanCamp and Gregory Smith, plus Lindsay Lohan, Raven-Symoné, “Even Stevens” star Shia LaBeouf, Alexis Bledel, Milo Ventimiglia, Jared Padalecki and Kaley Cuoco.
Lorraine Toussaint on “Orange is the New Black” villain Vee: “Bless her heart, she”s just misunderstood”
“That was my running joke about Vee when people would try to label her. I stood very firmly on Oh, she”s just really misunderstood. Yeah, she”s missing a few critical components.” PLUS: Exploring the lesbian sex on “OITNB,” Yael Stone promoted to series regular, inside the mind of “OITNB”s” costume designer, a night out with Natasha Lyonne, and 9 “OITNB” stars who were on Broadway.
Watch the first 12 minutes of “Rectify” Season 2
SundanceTV has released the first few minutes in advance of the June 19 premiere.
“Knot”s Landing” cast reunites on OWN
They”ll be part of Sunday”s “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” episode.
“The Newsroom” fan Aaron Rodgers confirms he”s dating Olivia Munn
The normally private Green Bay Packers QB, who was photographed recently kissing Munn on “The Newsroom” set, says “I”m real happy in my relationship. And I understand what comes with it.”
“Last Man Standing” promotes Jonathan Adams
His neighbor character recurred the past two seasons.
Wrenn Schmidt from “The Americans” and “Boardwalk Empire” joins FX's “Tyrant”
She'll play Jennifer Finnigan's sister on the Middle East series.
There are clues in this “Sons of Anarchy” final season picture
Exec producer Paris Barclay tweeted this pic from the set of the 2nd episode of Season 7.
“Halt and Catch Fire”s” Mackenzie Davis: “Cameron”s wardrobe and haircut are motivated by utility”
“Would she be wearing black nail polish? No,” she says. “I can”t imagine this character taking time out from her day to paint her nails. She does everything the easier way, because she is so addicted to and obsessed with coding.”
David Tennant stars in “The Escape Artist” on PBS
Before his “Gracepoint” premiere on Fox, Tennant stars in “Masterpiece Mystery!” on PBS on Sunday as a London barrister who has never lost a case.
“The Office”s” Jenna Fischer welcomes a baby girl
Harper Marie Kirk joins 2-year-old son Weston.