Morning Static: GAME OF THRONES, NETFLIX, GILMORE GIRLS & More!

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• Not-So-Super-News: Is Supergirl the Earliest Pilot Leak Ever?
• Funny Business: Netflix Releases First Teaser for Bill Murray’s Christmas Special
• Cool Beans: First Photos From Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Show Are Perfect
• Mark your Calendars: Joel McHale Drafted To Host ESPYS
• Please Yes! Is there a ‘Gilmore Girls’ reunion in the works?
• EEEeewwwwww: Josh Duggar resigns from 19 Kids and Counting amid molestation claims
• Whimsical is Coming: ‘Game of Thrones’ musical is the biggest extravaganza in Westeros
• ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Boss Says Fans “Absolutely Misinterpreted” Benson’s Stabler Remarks
• Tweet This: The top 10 new TV shows you’re talking about on social media
• Major Crimes Spinoff S.O.B. Isn’t Moving Forward, Says TNT Boss
• Gordon Ramsay Called Someone An “Idiot Sandwich” And It Turned Into A Giant Meme
• Must Read TV: Mindy Kaling And B.J. Novak Are Writing A Book Together About Their Weird Relationship
• ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ First Look: 7 Photos From the Set
• Why network TV is collapsing, in two data sets
• Friday Fun: Billy Eichner and Martin Short Yelled at New Yorkers for Charity

On TV Tonight: Friday May 22, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC 500 Questions Shark Tank (R) 20/20
CBS Undercover Boss (R) Hawaii Five-0 (R) Blue Bloods (R)
CW Whose Line Is It… Whose Line Is It… The Messengers
FOX Hell’s Kitchen (R) Bones (R)
NBC The Blacklist (R) Dateline NBC
Misc Richie Rich (Netflix) Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (Netflix) The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir (Netflix)

Afternoon Static: HEROES, THE FLASH, MAD MEN & More!

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• Heroes Reborn: Greg Grunberg returning for NBC revival
• Mark Your Calendars: Bojack Horseman will be back on Netflix July 17th
• Can ‘The Flash’ Be One Of The Best Comic Book Movies Ever Made… Again?
• Awards Watch: Is ‘Grace and Frankie’ the Exception That Breaks the New Emmy Rules?
• Why Matthew Weiner Ended Mad Men With ‘the Best Ad Ever Made’ The creator settled on the finale’s Coca-Cola conclusion 4 years ago
• The Top 10 Ways David Letterman’s Final Late Show Was Perfect: Lots of clips and lots of laughs in supersized show
• Ratings: Letterman’s Farewell Attracts Largest Audience in More Than 20 Years
• Pilot Watch: AMC Takes Straight-To-Series Approach, Sets Up Writers Rooms For 3 Dramas
• ‘Survivor’: Meet the 20 Alums You Selected as the ‘Second Chance’ Cast
• ‘Mad Men’ Finale: Matt Weiner Talks Coke Ad, Don’s Awakening and Joan’s Surprises
• Class Act: Conan Tells Viewers To Turn On David Letterman
• TV Review: Hannibal Season 3
• Teen Wolf Season 5 Trailer: Scott’s Pack Faces Its ‘Greatest Enemy Yet’
• Life Unexpected: The Hits And Misses That Led Britt Robertson To “Tomorrowland”
• TNT Boss: Major Crimes Spinoff S.O.B. Isn’t Moving Forward,
• Epix Orders First Original Series: ‘Graves’ Starring Nick Nolte & ‘Berlin Station’
• American Crime Story First Look: See the cast of The People V OJ Simpson in character
• EVERWOOD Alum Alert: Chris Pratt is dino-mite in Jurassic World!

On TV Tonight: Thursday May 21, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC 500 Questions Jimmy Kimmel Live (R)
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) The Odd Couple (R) Mom (R) Mike & Molly (R) Elementary (R)
CW iZombie The Vampire Diaries
FOX Wayward Pines (R) Wayward Pines The Comedians/Louie (FX)
NBC Red Nose Day
MISC Between (Netflix) Lip Sync Battle (Spike)

Afternoon Static: SUPERGIRL, DAVID LETTERMAN, GREY’S ANATOMY & More!

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• Ad Buyers Judge TV Upfronts: ABC Wins Raves, NBC Needs More “Risks”
• Jimmy Kimmel’s David Letterman Tribute: Watch His Tear-Filled Speech
• Fun Stuff: The Complete History Of The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Slap Bet
• Behind-the-Scenes: How CBS’ Supergirl Trailer Became a Viral Sensation Clip has garnered more than 10 million views in just a week
• Nostalgia: David Letterman’s friends, enemies and frenemies through the years
• Dancing With the Stars Finale Recap: Did the Right Couple Win?
• Report: AMC didn’t pay for Coca-Cola ad used in Mad Men series finale
• Scoop: Everything You Need To Know About MTV’s “Scream” Series
• Must Read TV: Grant Gustin Looks Back On His First Year As A Superhero
• Parenting Today: How Much ‘Screen Time’ Is Too Much? Why That’s The Wrong Question
• What It’s Like to Have One TV Pilot Picked Up (and the Other Killed)
• Ratings Watch: NBC Wins the 2014-15 TV Season in Adults 18-49 Just beats out CBS to take the crown for the second year in a row
• Please let David Letterman go: From “Mad Men” to “Sopranos,” our obsession with endings gets everything backwards
• It’s Time for Katherine Heigl to Return to Grey’s Anatomy, and Here’s Why
• Spoiler Alert: Big Surprise Guests Spotted Entering Ed Sullivan Theater for Final Letterman Show
• Mark Your Calendars: HBO announces debut date for David Simon’s Show Me a Hero
• More Mark Your Calendars: Comedy Central announces summer launch dates for Key & Peele, Why? with Hannibal Buress, and more
• Yadda Yadda Yadda: Hulu announces Seinfeld launch date
• The David Letterman Legacy: Saying Goodbye Is the Hardest Part
• Attention Cord Cutters: Xbox One Digital TV Tuner hits the US and Canada today
• Casting Coup: ‘Masters of Sex’ Adds Tate Donovan and Julie Ann Emery
• Unforgettable Recast: Skeet Ulrich Is Now Carrie’s Husband In Season 4
• Class Act: Seth Meyers Honors Letterman by Recreating His Old Show Intro
• Salary Fights, Porn Stars, Broken Bones: How ‘Entourage’s’ Bros Got to the Big Screen
• Post Mortem: The Flash boss on finale’s shocking departure

Thanks Dave: We Tip Our Hat to David Letterman

1035x801-letterman-1800-1396621705By: Ryan Snelling

Dave,

I had never fully realized how fast time moves until I experienced the countdown until your final show. On April 3rd, 2014, I heard of your retirement just like everyone else. It was ruined for me on Twitter before I heard the announcement from you later that night. Paul Shaffer, who’s been there to highlight your funniest moments for decades, reacted with the same candor he has for everything. I almost didn’t believe you. How am I supposed to believe a guy who spent so many nights wondering whether obscure items would float in a tank of water? [Read more...]

On TV Tonight: Wednesday May 20, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC 500 Questions Modern Family Blackish Celebrity Wife Swap
CBS Survivor: Worlds Apart Survivor: Worlds Apart Reunion
CW Supernatural Supernatural
FOX MasterChef
NBC The Mysteries of Laura Law & Order: SVU Chicago PD
MISC Ripper Street (BBC America)
Hot in Cleveland/The Soul Man (TV Land)

Evening Static: MAD MEN, THE FLASH, DAVID LETTERMAN & More!

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• Funny Business: Why David Letterman and Bill Murray Are Meant for Each Other
• The Following EP: Here’s How Season 4 Might’ve Played Out
• Cable Ace: The future of AMC after “Mad Men” is robots, vampires, and even more zombies
• TV Review: BETWEEN
• Shonda Rhimes Nails How Much Easier It Is To Be A Man, In One Flawless Speech
• Mad Men: Jon Hamm Rejects the ‘Cynical’ Interpretation of Mad Men’s Final Scene
• Behind-the-Scenes: CBS Head Of Comedy Wendi Trilling To Depart After 25 Years At The Network
• Not So Super News! No, ‘Supergirl’ and ‘The Flash’ Won’t Be Crossing Over Anytime Soon
• Watch Amy Schumer Parody Child Pageants: “You’re Not Allowed to Eat. You’ll Bloat.”
• Scoop: ‘The Flash’ Will Introduce The Multiverse In Season 2
• Ratings: Mad Men Series Finale Was the Hit AMC Show’s Most-Watched Episode Draws 3.3 million viewers Sunday
• ‘Mad Men’ Finale: Tim Goodman on Embracing the Positive, Not Cynical, End of Don Draper’s Journey
• Who Knew? ‘Girl Meets World’ Is The ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Of Multi-Cam Sitcoms And Way More Important
• The Business of Show: TV Power Shifts From Network Biz to Content Ownership
• This Week in Tech: Behind Apple’s Move to Shelve TV Plans
• Yes, The Good Wife Finale Faked a Crucial Scene. But Why Are People So Upset?
• Farewell: A Goodbye After 20 Years of Directing Late Show With David Letterman
• LOVE: Stephen Colbert Gave a Predictably Great Commencement Speech at Wake Forest
• Scream Queens’ Full Trailer Reveals the Show’s First Murder — and It’s Twisted
• Mark Your Calendars: FX Slaps a Premiere Date on Season 2 of The Strain
• Tribute: Jimmy Fallon’s Goodbye To David Letterman Will Make You Really Like David Letterman
• Must See TV: David Letterman’s first episode of Late Night was totally bizarre (and fun)
• Think Again: Harry Shearer’s Simpsons replacement?

Why We Couldn’t Be Happier About Hulu Saving THE MINDY PROJECT

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I was out with friends when I got The Text. My worst fears, the swirling rumors — confirmed. FOX had officially canceled THE MINDY PROJECT. This one really hurt.

I’ll be the first to admit that THE MINDY PROJECT started out with much room for improvement: half-formed secondary characters, muddled writing, and a parade of guest-star-love-interests (great for eye candy, bad for plot) marred the first season. But it was still Mindy Kaling and there was still time to find its footing. [Read more...]