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Hulu Touts Record Revenue, Original Series At Upfront Presentation

Hulu Touts Record Revenue, Original Series At Upfront Presentation | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Hulu said today during its upfront presentation in New York that it set a revenue record in the first quarter of this year with $695M, and that Hulu Plus s
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Hulu has record revenue and plans for original series:  

 

Hulu said today during its upfront presentation in New York that it set a revenue record in the first quarter of this year with $695M, and that Hulu Plussubscriptions passed 4 million subscribers after doubling in 2012.

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TNT Renews 'Dallas' for Third Season

TNT Renews 'Dallas' for Third Season | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
TNT is staying in Dallas. The cable network has renewed the series for a third season.

And despite a significant ratings dip in January from its inaugural run in summer 2012, the network plans to stick with a winter premiere.
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Dallas renewed:  

 

Despite a significant ratings dip in January from its inaugural run in summer 2012, the network plans to stick with a winter premiere. A 15-episode season is slated to kick off in early 2014.

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All the Game of Thrones Fan Theories You Absolutely Need to Know

All the Game of Thrones Fan Theories You Absolutely Need to Know | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
If there's two things fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series can agree on, it's that 1) author George R.R.

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Two deals that make it obvious where Twitter's heart lies: inside your television

Two deals that make it obvious where Twitter's heart lies: inside your television | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Twitter’s love affair with television seems to know no bounds — two recent deals with BBC America and Comedy Central will bring video clips inside users’ streams, and more such deals appear to be in the works.
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Twitter's future in television:  

 

"These deals reinforce something I tried to make clear in an earlier post about the company’s plans: namely, if you don’t like television then you’re probably not going to be very happy with the future of Twitter."



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BuddyTV Slideshow | If Looks Could Kill: TV’s 16 Sexiest Serial Killers

BuddyTV Slideshow | If Looks Could Kill: TV’s 16 Sexiest Serial Killers | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Serial killers are everywhere on TV, and while the things they do are terrible, some of them can still look quite good doing them. Here are TV’s 16 hottest guys who have terrified and titillated on TV.
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Buddy TV explores the 16 sexiest serial killers on TV 

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'Futurama' will end its Comedy Central run in September

'Futurama' will end its Comedy Central run in September | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Comedy Central announced on Monday (April 22) morning that the 13-episode summer season that begins on June 19 will be the last for Futurama, at least in its current home.
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Futurama once again faces cancellation: 

 

"Comedy Central announced on Monday (April 22) morning that the 13-episode summer season that begins on June 19 will be the last for "Futurama," at least in its current home"


Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/news/futurama-will-end-its-comedy-central-run-in-september#RHhRYSS4JTs2G9AQ.99

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Five Things to Worry About With 'Mad Men'

Five Things to Worry About With 'Mad Men' | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Four hours and three episodes into Season 6 of Mad Men and here are five things to wrinkle your brow over:
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Tim Goodman explores the 5 points of concern with Mad Men: 

 

"3. If Peggy becomes Don and Pete becomes Don and we now don't like Don, where does that leave us? Rooting for Stan? For Don's secretary, Dawn? Wait, where are the likable people again? True, you don't need likable people to make a show, and maybe those whose flaws we can now overlook (Roger, Bert, Joan) can be the folks we root for. But they were never meant to be the keys."

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Exclusive Scandal First Look: Traumatized Huck Does a Number On His Gladiator Pals

Exclusive Scandal First Look: Traumatized Huck Does a Number On His Gladiator Pals | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
When last we tuned into ABC's Scandal, Huck had been lured into a trap by the one known as Alabatross, tied up and locked up in a none-too-big crate within a storage locker -- but thankfully rescue...
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TVLine has a sneak peek of this week's episode of Scandal where a tramuatized Huck is still recovering:  

 

"Huck is still cowering and quivering in the corner of the OPA office, speechless. But as Quinn & Co. get up to speed on Olivia’s own dire sitch and condemn the elusive CIA mole’s tour of treachery, Huck begins to utter something, over and over. At first his words are barely sensical, but they become clear, leaving the gladiators (and us) with a new mystery to mull."

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‘Revenge’ Creator Mike Kelley To Depart

‘Revenge’ Creator Mike Kelley To Depart | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
ABC's soapy drama Revenge has not been officially renewed for a third season. But when it is, it will be without creator Mike Kelley at the helm. After ser
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No decision on who will lead Revenge after showrunner's depature: 

 

"As for who will succeed Kelley, the show’s writer/executive producer Sunil Nayar appears the logical choice and is rumored for the job, but ABC Studios stresses that no decisions have been made."

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How Netflix Reinvented Itself - Forbes

Image via CrunchBase One of the biggest and most persistent challenges facing a successful company is how to respond to a new generation of technology aimed at destroying the company's core profit engine.
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On Netflix's reinvention: 

 

"To its credit, Netflix did not give up with its efforts to succeed in online streaming. Since it could not convince studios to let it license great online content on attractive terms, Netflix decided to get into the studios’ business of creating great content — referred to as backward integration. In February 2013, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, told GQ “the goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us. And that strategy appears to be paying off. Netflix’s first quarter results were much better than expected. Its stock soared 24% in after-hours trading to $215.40 — on April 22, it announced that it had gained two million new U.S. customers in the first three months of 2013 — reaching 29.2 million — which was 200,000 more than the average of seven estimates compiled byBloomberg."

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Girl Code (MTV) First Look | TV Equals

Girl Code (MTV) First Look | TV Equals | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
MTV's new series Girl Code premieres on Tuesday April 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Synopsis: ?Girl Code,? a spin-off of the successful comedic series ?M
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First look at MTV's new series, Girl Code, based on MTV2's Guy Code (click to see trailer): 

 

“Girl Code” is a strong and smart female driven comedy series bringing viewers a new, hilarious how-to manual full of over the top tips to push the envelope and open the dialogue about the wonders and woes of womanhood, covering everything from frenemies, girl fights and cutting bathroom lines to dancing, drinking and dating. 

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Zombieland: "Pilot" Review - IGN

Zombieland: "Pilot" Review - IGN | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Amazon's Zombieland pilot was not the train wreck that it could have been.
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Review of Zombieland and discussion of Amazon's approach: 


"Amazon unveiled Zombieland and thirteen other TV seriespilots on Amazon Instant Video today. The outlet's plan is to release the pilots and let the viewers decide which they'd like to go to series. Their approach is to look at view counts, ratings and customer reviews to decide which shows will get a full series order. It's a unique plan, and one that makes sense in many ways, but also may end up doing some of the pilots a disservice. Several of our most beloved television series had less than stellar starts."

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Could There Be a Dexter Spin-Off?

Could There Be a Dexter Spin-Off? | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Season 8 of Dexter may be the show's last, but Showtime executives say they haven't ruled out creating a spin-off of the series. One option is to have an offshoot that centers on Deb (Jennifer Carpenter), the sister of Michael C.
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Possible Dexter spin-off:  

 

"Season 8 of Dexter may be the show's last, but Showtime executives say they haven't ruled out creating a spin-off of the series. One option is to have an offshoot that centers on Deb (Jennifer Carpenter), the sister of Michael C. Hall's title character, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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"All options are on the table as to where it could go after this," Showtime president David Nevins tells THR. "There's nothing actively happening, but you never know what the future holds. We need to get through this season and see how the dust settles and then see where we go from there. I won't rule it out, but I'm not actively planning anything."

 
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Caffeine – April 28th Edition

Caffeine – April 28th Edition | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Happy Sunday! Ready for some news? The CW has picked up Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals to series.
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In case you missed any of the TV news this week Televixen has a run down: 

 

Premiere dates:
May 12: Family Tree
June 23: Crossing Lines

The CW has picked up Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals to series.

The Smash finale has been moved to Sunday, May 26th.

Renewed: Chicago Fire, Grimm, Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood, Revolution, Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, Two and a Half Men (though Angus T. Jones won’t return as a regular), Broadchurch

Sad news: Bomb Girls will not get a third season, though it will wrap up with a TV movie.

Psych has gotten an order for an additional five scripts for season eight, bringing it to thirteen.

News on canceled shows: Unaired episodes of Do No Harm will air Saturday nights starting June 29th. AndZero Hour episodes will also air Saturday nights starting June 15th.....

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AOL Launches New Shows with Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and Others

AOL Launches New Shows with Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and Others | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
AOL is launching 15 new web series, including shows from such stars as Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Rocco DiSpirito, Anthony Anderson and Sofia Vergara's younger sister, the company announced Tuesday.
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Web series are hot right now: 


AOL is launching 15 new web series, including shows from such stars as Sarah Jessica Parker,Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria,Rocco DiSpirito, Anthony Anderson and Sofia Vergara's younger sister, the company announced Tuesday.

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Over-The-Air And Streaming Outweigh Cable, Sat Bill | Playout

Over-The-Air And Streaming Outweigh Cable, Sat Bill | Playout | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
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On Cord Cutting:  

 

Cutting the cord isn’t a perfect situation.... 


Let’s do some quick math:

I was paying $115 + $8 each month for DirectTV and Netflix, plus Internet at $30/month.The antenna I bought was $25 and it’s going to cost me about $60 to cancel my DirectTV contract early.Each month, I’ll pay $10 for Netflix and $8 for Hulu, plus $30 for Internet.That’s $48/month for a savings of $105/month. That’s $1,260 each year.


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Finding Glee

Finding Glee | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Return Glee to the gift to fans it was when the show originated. Give fans a reason to root for their favorite characters again and let them have storylines that are real. Let fans find Glee.
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Glee's returning for Season 5 and 6 but Lisa Steinberg wonders what has become of the series: 

 

"What made Glee sparkle to begin with was a group that had shared feelings and experiences, and to turn the show into a focus on one or two rather than a group, felt like fans were not watching the show they fell in love with four years ago."

 
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Mario Lopez Confirmed As 'The X Factor' Season 3 Host, Khloe Kardashian Not Returning | TV Equals

Mario Lopez Confirmed As 'The X Factor' Season 3 Host, Khloe Kardashian Not Returning | TV Equals | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Fox has officially announced that Mario Lopez is returning to host the third season of The X Factor, but his co-host Khloe Kardashian will not be by hi
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Lopez in and Kardashian out for host of X Factor: 


Fox has officially announced that Mario Lopez is returning to host the third season of The X Factor, but his co-host Khloe Kardashian will not be by his side. The network confirmed today that the reality star is not returning for a second round of hosting duties.

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NBC Cancels 'Ready for Love'

NBC Cancels 'Ready for Love' | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
NBC has canceled Ready for Love.
The dating series, which has aired only two episodes on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., will be replaced by Grimm.
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NBC Ready for Love is no more:  

 

"NBC has canceled Ready for Love. The dating series, which has aired only two episodes on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., will be replaced by Grimm. The second-year sci-fi procedural will air in Ready for Love's slot through May 21; Dateline will replaceGrimm at 9 p.m. on Fridays starting April 26."

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'Love & Hip-Hop' Overcomes Backlash

'Love & Hip-Hop' Overcomes Backlash | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
ATLANTA — Mona Scott-Young used to wake up in cold sweat at night, wondering if she made the right decision to leave her list of high-profile hip-hop clients to branch off and create reality television shows.
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On the criticism of Love and Hip-Hop show creator Mona Young states: 

 

"Scott-Young said she is taking the backlash to the show in stride, saying the positive responses from her music industry friends such as Diddy and LL Cool J gave her confidence to push forward. She said she welcomes the constructive criticism and is looking to minimize the violence in the series, but realizes the drama is what pulls in viewers."

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WATCH YOUR BACK, DON

WATCH YOUR BACK, DON | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
"Mad Men" has gone from a subtle, slow-burning series to a hit-you-over-the-head drama (that's still pretty slow) this season, but no parallel is more blatantly obvious than Peggy Olson's (Elisabeth Moss) transformation into her old boss and mentor...
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Huffington Post explores how Peggy is becoming the new Don: 

 

"Before Season 6 debuted, Moss told The Huffington Post that Don's "the only example that she's ever had of a boss -- that's her mentor. That’s who she's looked up to, so she thinks that's what you're supposed to do and she thinks that's how you're supposed to manage." She added, "I'm interested for the audience to see whether or not that works for her, because she's not Don. She has much more heart, and that's what makes her better than Don honestly, and that's what Don actually loves about her."

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'Revenge' Showrunner Shakeup: Mike Kelley Departs Series

'Revenge' Showrunner Shakeup: Mike Kelley Departs Series | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Following an uneven second season of ABC's Revenge, showrunner Mike Kelley has stepped down.
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Revenge Showrunner leaves series: 

 

Mike Kelley's statement:  "In a difficult mutual decision between myself and ABC studios, the end of my current contract will mark my final season as showrunner for Revenge. Helming this series has been the ride of a lifetime, and my producing partner, Melissa Loy, and I will look back on our Revenge time with deep gratitude and respect for Emily [VanCamp] and Madeleine [Stowe] and the rest of the incredible cast, our heroic crew, the dedicated and imaginative producing and writing team, and the tireless post production department."



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Netflix Combats Password-Sharers with New Family Plan

Netflix Combats Password-Sharers with New Family Plan | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that sharing is caring. That's why potentially 10 million people are using Netflix for free. And while there's no shame in sharing your password with friends and family, that doesn't mean Netflix is going to sit back and let it happen.
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Netflix attempts to limit sharing of passwords: 

 

"On Monday, the streaming service introduced a $11.99 per month family plan that allows up to four users to stream simultaneously (the current $7.99 per month plan limits streaming to two users)."

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Breaking News - USA Network Unveils a Sneak Peek of "Graceland," the Network's Provocative New Original Series, for Two Weeks Exclusively on Demand | TheFutonCritic.com

Breaking News - USA Network Unveils a Sneak Peek of "Graceland," the Network's Provocative New Original Series, for Two Weeks Exclusively on Demand | TheFutonCritic.com | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
USA Network Unveils a Sneak Peek of
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Starting on April 29th you can watch USA's new series Graceland: 

 

- USA Network today announced a sneak preview of GRACELAND, the network's provocative new original series, available beginning on April 29 for a limited two-week period for free on video-on-demand. The pilot will be available on most carriers, including, Comcast Xfinity TV, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Cablevision, DirecTV, Dish, and Verizon FiOS. GRACELAND, based on true events, premieres on Thursday, June 6 at 10/9c and focuses on the lives of undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and US Customs who reside and operate under one roof.


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‘Idol’ Producer Developing A Cappella Competition Reality Series

‘Idol’ Producer Developing A Cappella Competition Reality Series | TVFiends Daily | Scoop.it
A cappella singing is hot at the moment following the success of feature Pitch Perfect, about competing college a cappella groups. So American Idol produc
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Pitch Pefect effect on TV: 


"A cappella singing is hot at the moment following the success of feature Pitch Perfect, about competing college a cappella groups. So American Idolproducer 19 Entertainment and its parent company CORE Media Group have signed an exclusive deal with Varsity Vocals, the collegiate a cappella organization that organizes the International Championship of A Cappella, to develop a show built around the competition and the college students who participate in it...Also looking to take advantage of Pitch Perfect‘s success is Universal sibling NBC, which recently announced the revival of its a cappella competition series The Sing Off."

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