Evening Static: GAME OF THRONES, MAD MEN, THE WALKING DEAD & More!

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• ‘Mad Men’ Series Finale: The Real Story Behind That Coke Ad
• ‘Mad Men’ Series Finale: Tim Goodman on a Masterful and Difficult Achievement
• Bad to the Bone: ‘Breaking Bad’ Fan Uses ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ to Remake Iconic Scenes
• From The ‘Mad Men’ Premiere To The Finale: Don Draper’s Most Memorable Lines
• TV’s Super Producer: Greg Berlanti Powers Up With ‘Supergirl,’ ‘The Flash’
• Fond Farewell: Late Show With David Letterman smirked at (and celebrated) TV itself
• Broadcasters, Cable Companies and MVPDs Unite to Form the New Video Advertising Bureau: Advertising Bureau to provide new advertising insight
• The Rise of Fast TV: Why Empire Is the Preferred Script Model
• Critic’s Notebook If Harry Shearer leaves ‘The Simpsons,’ what will happen? Just ask Bugs Bunny
• Must Read TV: 23 Top Showrunners on How They’d End ‘Mad Men,’ Utilize Cookie Lyon and Revive their Favorite Characters
• The Business of Show: Finding Carter picked up for 12 more episodes
• Report: Next Apple TV will support Apple Watch, more third-party apps
• Zoo Crew on CBS Thriller: ‘We Want the World to Fear Their Schnauzer’
• Casting: Maxim Roy Joins ‘Shadowhunters’ On ABC Family
• Cool Beans: T.R. Knight joins Stephen King’s 11/22/63
• ‘Mad Men’: Joan’s glasses, Harry’s cookie, and more series finale odds & ends
• ‘Revenge’ finale mystery solved: Emily VanCamp reveals the truth about Victoria’s heart
• That horrifying ‘Game of Thrones’ rape scene? Author George R.R. Martin responds
• David Duchovny Deflates X-Files ‘Shippers, Nixes Gillian Anderson Dating Rumors: Mulder & Scully Are ‘Gonna Have To Be Enough’
• Sneak Peak: Watch the full series premiere of ABC Family’s Stitchers
• David Lynch: ‘Twin Peaks’ Showtime Revival “Happening Again”
• Woo-Hoo! ‘The Goldbergs’ Promotes AJ Michalka to Series Regular
• British Invasion: HBO Cocks Head, Shrugs, Casts Jude Law as an American Pope
• Redux: Game of Thrones producer explains Sansa’s wedding night horror
• Post-mortem: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ co-creator on Holt’s promotion, Jake and Amy’s slow-burn romance & more
• Fear the Walking Dead Preview: Robert Kirkman Promises New Zombie Look, More “Intense” Experience

On TV Tonight: Sunday May 17, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Billboard Music Awards
CBS I Love Lucy Superstar Special Battle Creek Battle Creek
FOX The Simpsons Brooklyn Nine-Nine Family Guy Bob’s Burgers
HBO Game of Thrones Silicon Valley Veep
NBC Dateline Sunday Night Mystery A.D. The Bible Continues American Odyssey
MISC Mad Men Series Finale (AMC)
Salem (WGN America)
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (Lifetime)
Wolf Hall (PBS)
SHO Nurse Jackie/Happyish Penny Dreadful

Morning Static: MAD MEN, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, GREY’S ANATOMY & More!

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• Every “Mad Men” Episode Ranked, From Good To Perfect
• Can Netflix Vault The Great Wall? Shares Soar On Report Of Talks To Enter China
• Awwwww Alert: Nina Dobrev’s Instagram Posts About Her Last “The Vampire Diaries” Episode WIll Make You Cry
• Funny Business: Amy Schumer’s Late Night Interview About Her Late Night Interview Parody
• Preview: The First Trailer For AMC’s ‘Humans’ Is Subtly Creepy
• General Hospital’s Michelle Stafford Previews ABC Soap’s Live Episodes: ‘It’s Not What You Would Expect’
• Cool Beans: ‘Rick and Morty’ meets ‘The Simpsons’ in this hilarious couch gag
• Class Act: Jon Stewart’s David Letterman tribute tugs at the heartstrings
• Promoted: Portia de Rossi Bumped To Series Regular For Next Season Of ‘Scandal’
• Post-mortem: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Bosses, Nina Dobrev on Elena’s Emotional Exit
• Bring It: Why Apple is ripe to disrupt the TV business
• Not So Funny Business: NBC explains why its fall has only one hour of comedy
• Damn - Why Netflix Will Be The Next $100 Billion Internet Company
• Seconded: Age of the talky TV producers
• Why we should mourn CSI, a show I unabashedly loved
• Upfronts Roundup: Fall TV, Like Summer Movies, Plays the Imitation Game
• Awwwwww Alert: “Grey’s Anatomy” Fans Finally Got The Derek Shepherd Closure They Needed
• Ranked: Some Simpsons Characters Voiced By Harry Shearer
• Childhood’s End: Watch an exclusive trailer for the chilling Syfy series
• The Business of Show: Best & Worst Decisions of 2015 Upfronts
• Upfronts 2015: The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments of TV’s Marathon Week
• You Be the Critic: Watch the first episode of Jim Gaffican’s new show here.

On TV Tonight: Friday May 15, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Shark Tank Beyond the Tank 20/20
CBS The Amazing Race 26 AMC Presents: Superstar Duets
CW Whose Line Is It… Whose Line Is It… The Messengers
FOX Scream 2 (Movie)
NBC Grimm Dateline NBC
MISC 21 Years: Richard Linklater (SHO) Meet the Smiths (TBS) Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Syfy Bitten Lost Girl

We Countdown Nina Dobrev’s Top 10 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Moments

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Nina Dobrev’s time as a series regular on The Vampire Diaries has come to end (I still have hope Elena won’t die and we will see her again). When something comes to an end, it is normally a good time to reflect all that has happened. So I’ve been reflecting on how awesome Nina Dobrev has been on this show. And since she is leaving us and the show, let’s talk about Nina Dobrev’s top 10 moments on The Vampire Diaries. Fair warning, please grab some tissues now because Dobrev likes to emotionally traumatized viewers.

Katherine as human (Season 5, Episode 2)
One of my favorite storylines is Katherine as human because it allowed for Dobrev to show a comedic side. I mean, Katherine running around as human is literally the funniest thing to watch. There were many great moments to choose from but this moment is the best from Dobrev. Katherine still has her standard sassy but Dobrev is able to show Katherine still somewhat vulnerable because she needs help, like needing Matt to buy her medicine.

Jenna’s Death (Season 2, Episdoe 21)
This wasn’t the first nor the last time Elena would face death. This moment has Dobrev very early on showing her emotional depth. She goes from showing strength and standing up to Klaus to fear for Stefan and then, of course, sadness for Jenna. I honestly can’t watch this scene without tearing up when I start to hear Dobrev sob and say, “Jenna, no.” And then I completely lose when she tells Jenna to turn it off so she won’t be scared anymore. And if you thought you couldn’t cry any more just wait for Dobrev’s wail when Jenna is really gone.

Nadia’ Death (Season 5, Episode 15)
There are many more Katherine moments on this list but this one is special because it is one of the rare times where Katherine showed emotion and compassion. Katherine’s face when Nadia rambles all the horrible attributes that describe Katherine is kind of heartbreaking. What I love about it best is that the face is different than any other face we’ve seen from Dobrev. She didn’t recycle a Elena face, it’s a pure Katherine face and one that viewers have never seen before. And somehow Katherine crying is just the saddest thing ever.

Katherine as Elena pretending to care that Jeremy was kidnapped
Katherine pretending to be Elena was one of my favorite storylines ever because it was amazing to see Dobrev switch between these two characters seamlessly. This moment in particular is on list because of the eye roll after Katherine sees the photo of Jeremy. Dobrev gives the best eyeroll when acting as Katherine. Plus, how she went from giddy about Jeremy potentially dying to crying in Stefan’s arms, well it was just fantastic.

Hunter’s Curse (Season 4, Episode 6)
Watching Elena deal with the hunter’s curse ghosts one of which is her mother is almost hard to watch because it hits so close to home for Elena. When Damon pulls her out of talking to said ghost mother and she very quick give a subtle look of sadness that her mother has left her again, it’s just gold.

Elena and Katherine’s first meeting (Season 2, Episode 4)
This is the first scene where Dobrev had to play both doppelgangers in the same scene. This is the scene where Dobrev had to establish a Katherine stand/look/attitude versus a Elena stand/look/attitude. Yes, Katherine had appeared in many scenes before this but when the two characters are standing next to each other, everything is amped up. Every moment of this scene is perfect so there is nothing I can say that will even describe its epicness so just watch and enjoy. Also, how great is that smile Katherine leaves the scene on?

Elena tells Damon she loves him Season 4, Episode 23)
This scene is acted perfectly by Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. Their speeches could have been too typical or cheeky but they weren’t. They were just perfect. The two actors played great off each other and some of the best moments are their reactions to the other’s speech. The best Dobrev moment? A tie between how she says “you’ve been a terrible person,” and her big breath/sigh before she says, “this will prove to the worst one.” Enjoy!

3 Doppelgangers (Season 5, Episode 7)
How can a scene be anything but epic when there are three doppelgangers! Dobrev again had to play different characters that were all standing directly next to each other and have the viewers know who is who. I mean, all of their voices sound different, how does Dobrev do it?! They all cry out in pain differently, how does Dobrev do it?! Watch and be amazed.

Jeremy’s “Death” (Season 4, Episode 15)
This scene has been talked about at length but it deserves every word said about it because Dobrev knocked it out of the park. Dobrev may have the best cry and cry face in the business. She completely murderers it and I can’t ever get through it without crying. Her spiral into complete despair and utter panic should be studied. I would explain more but the only way to understand this scene is by watching it.

Damon’s “Death” (Season 5, Episode 22)
More Elena cry face! I debated a lot on if this or Jeremy’s death should be #1 but I obviously concluded on this one. I love Elena’s face when Bonnie tells her that it is too late for Damon. I was sobbing at the point when Elena begs Damon not to leave. The main reason why I chose this one as the best Nina Dobrev moment is that she had to do a lot of this scene without Somerhalder in the room. She was by herself, with no one to play off of and was still able to completely empty out my tear ducts.

What are your favorite Nina Dobrev moments? Did I miss your favorite? Sound off below!

Morning Static: THE SIMPSONS, ARROW, UPFRONTS & More!

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• D’OH! Harry Shearer, Voice Of Ned Flanders And Mr. Burns, Will Leave ‘The Simpsons’
• ‘Simpsons’ Producer: Harry Shearer Offered ‘Same Deal’ Rest of Cast Accepted; ‘Will Recast’ Roles
• Shots fired! Samantha Bee mocks male late-night hosts in new TBS promo
• TV Upfronts: CW Chief on ‘Vampire Diaries’ Future, DC Comics Push
• WTF! Marc Maron chats about season 3 of his IFC show, touring, and the ‘WTF’ podcast
• Must Read TV: How This Mad Men Co-Producer Made Don Draper’s Work Believable Meet the man behind the show’s ad campaigns
• Wayward Pines Boss: Uncovering the ‘Gargantuan’ Twist Is Only Half the Fun
• Spoiler Alert: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow reveals Caity Lotz’s character
• TNT and TBS are getting makeovers, and a bunch of new shows
• Let the Buzz Begin: First ‘Scream Queens’ trailer will make you shriek with delight
• We Have Liftoff! Supergirl
• Turner Ad Sales Chief: ‘Dayparts Are Dead’ Basketball stars and Billy Eichner tout dozens of shows on 8 networks
• Upfront Scorecard: CBS Takes a Flyer With ‘Supergirl’
• ‘Arrow’ Finale: Marc Guggenheim on Oliver’s Questionable Choices, Season 4 Plans
• Casting Coup: Vanessa Williams Heads to ‘Royal Pains’
• Watch: Sneak Peek of ‘Masters of Sex’ Season Three
• Mark Your Calendars: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Blunt Talk’ & ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Get August Premiere Date On Starz
• Jumping Ship: Peter MacNicol To Depart ‘CSI: Cyber’
• Network Upfronts Report: Six Things We Learned About the State of Broadcast TV