Afternoon Static: DOWNTON ABBEY, THE ORIGINALS, NBC & More!

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• The View: Nicolle Wallace learned of her ousting via the press
• Synergy: ‘Chicago’ Trilogy, ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Four-Way Crossover to Air in February
• True Detective Season Two: Assessing the Damage to HBO’s Once-Promising Franchise
• Seconded: Connie Britton Was Really Moved by Amy Schumer’s Friday Night Lights Sketch’s Giant Wineglasses
• Season 6 of Downton Abbey Photos: Is That a Smile We See on Edith?
• Live From New York: Legendary Saturday Night Live Writer Paula Pell Picks Her 8 Most Important Sketches
• Celebrity Apprentice: Donald Trump Will ‘Absolutely Not’ Ever Return as Host, NBC Boss Makes Clear
• Pilot Watch: NBC Orders Pair of New Sitcoms from Mike Schur and Tina Fey
• Fresh Prince Reboot in Development, Will Smith on Board as Producer
• WHAAAAAT: ‘Sesame Street’ to Air First on HBO for Next 5 Seasons
• NBC Boss on ‘Xena’ Reboot: “We’re Looking for a Writer”
• The State and Future of Netflix v. HBO in 2015: An Analysis
• Nice Work if You Can Get It: The Zalkens Brothers, competing Canadian streaming powerhouses
• Is the ‘Deadwood’ movie finally happening? One star hears ‘credible rumors’
• Jimmy Fallon to Stick with NBC Through At Least 2021; NBC Developing New Tina Fey, Mike Schur Comedies
• Funny Business: Jay Leno on His TV Return, Trump Jokes and Why He Didn’t Do Dave
• Scoop: Claire Holt Is Returning to The Originals Alongside the Original Finn!
• Mark your Calendars: Syfy Reveals Premiere Dates for Childhood’s End and The Expanse
• Beam Me Up! William Shatner to headline ‘Star Trek’ cruise
• Awardsline: Snapchat Series ‘SnapperHero’ Leads Streamy Award Nominations

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