Morning Static: BETTER CALL SAUL, OUTLANDER, DOWNTON ABBEY & More!

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• Power of Story: Serious Ladies at 2015 Sundance Film Festival
• BETTER CALL SAUL Creators: ‘It was not just a joke, but a potentially good idea.’
• Ted Sarandos: Netflix Wants to Launch 20 Scripted Series a Year
• Behind-the-scenes: Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies multiply
• Outlander Sneak Peek: First Minute of Midseason Premiere Tells Jamie’s Story
• Ellen’s Design Challenge: Ellen DeGeneres is in the house
• Yum! Why the Great British Baking Show is so delicious
• Check Out This ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Video Supercut Demonstrating The Famous ‘Picard Maneuver’
• Nostalgia Alert: Here’s The ‘Full House’ Cast Singing The Theme Song And Making Your Sitcom Dreams Come True
• Woo-Hoo! Critics rave about Better Call Saul’s first three episodes
• Brands poised to win big: Why the Super Bowl Halftime Show Has Become the Best Ad of All
• News You Can Use: Downton Abbey Has One New Trick Up Its Sleeve
• Congrats: Complete List of SAG Award Winners and Nominees
• Review: Sling TV is Everything Cord Cutters Want… But Not Quite Yet
• Newsworthy: ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Has Biggest Audience in 21 Years

On TV Tonight: Monday January 26, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC The Bachelor Castle (R)
CBS Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials Scorpion (R) NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
CW The Originals Jane the Virgin
FOX Gotham Sleepy Hollow
NBC The Celebrity Apprentice State of Affairs
MISC The Fosters (ABC Family) Chasing Life (ABC Family)
Ellen’s Design Challenge (HGTV)
Eye Candy (MTV)
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (11:30PM Comedy)

On TV Tonight: Sunday January 25, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Galavant Resurrection Revenge
CBS Undercover Bosss CSI
FOX The Simpsons Brooklyn Nine-Nine Family Guy Bob’s Burgers
HBO Girls Togetherness Looking
NBC 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant
MISC Screen Actors Guild Awards (TNT/TBS, 2 Hours) Downton Abbey (PBS)

Sons of Liberty (History)

HBO Shameless House of Lies Episodes

REVENGE! THE BACHELOR! EMPIRE! GENERAL HOSPITAL! JANE THE VIRGIN! The TV Addict Week in Rewind

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Lamest Villain: REVENGE made a big deal about ubervillain Malcolm… who was offed a couple episodes later. Seriously? What is wrong with this show? And who do we need to talk to in order to get it back on track?

Best Date: Sure, they arrived in a limo and sipping champagne, but thanks to guest host Jimmy Kimmel, THE BACHELOR and Katelyn wound up shopping at Costco “like real couples do.”

Most Ready To Sit In Judgement: With Mary Murphy having boarded the hot tamale train leaving the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE station, Paula Abdul is set to join Jason Derulo, Nigel Lythgoe and longtime host Cat Deeley at the judges table. Look for Abdul to find new and interesting ways in which to compliment people who are truly awful.

Least Aware Of What They Are Selling: Continuing to completely ignore its own name, the network Animal Planet is adding a show called INSANE POOLS to a line-up that already includes such animal-less offerings as TANKED and TREEHOUSE MASTERS.

Best Rivalry: Put EMPIRE’s Cookie and Anika in the same room, and a good time is guaranteed. [Read more...]

AMERICAN IDOL Season 14 Recap: We Rank the Best and Worst New Orleans Auditions

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‘Idol’ strolled into the Big Easy last night and Harry predictably had very high and specific standards for the hopefuls from New Orleans.

So who lived up to the judges’ lofty expectations and who fell flat? Luckily, there was a nice mixture of both last night. [Read more...]

Morning Static: THE SIMPSONS, TRANSPARENT, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE & More!

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• Must See TV: ‘Transparent,’ ‘Betas’ to Make Canadian Debut on Shomi
• Transparent season one is free for a day – here’s why you should watch it
• Cool Beans: One Image Shows Just How Talented The Simpsons’ Voice Actors Are
• Pilot Watch: CBS picks up Bill Lawrence comedy pilot, drama from Grey’s Anatomy scribes
• Pilot Watch II: CBS taps Better Off Ted producer to create next Modern Family
• The Recurring Stars Of “American Horror Story,” Ranked By Their Characters
• Why You Feel Like There’s Too Much TV to Watch, in One Graph
• Analysis: ‘Empire’ Ratings Prove it’s TV’s ‘American Sniper’ but with Greater Ramifications
• Who Knew? 20 Ways Danny Tanner Ruined Your Relationship With Your Dad
• Pawnee Today: ‘Time’ examines the political message of ‘Parks and Recreation’
• Eva Longoria Talks NBC’s ‘Telenovela,’ Diversity on TV
• Can Con: ‘Law & Order’ Veteran Rene Balcer Developing Arctic Drama for CBC
• Opinion: 5 Ways ‘The View’ Can Avoid the ‘Today’ Show Fall
• Reality: So You Think You Can Dance Replacing Mary Murphy with Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo
• Get Happy: Pharrell And His Giant Hat Will Appear On ‘The Simpsons’
• Super News: CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ TV show casts Melissa Benoist in the lead role
• Awwwww Alert: The 2015 Puppy Bowl lineup is here to inflate your spirits
• Mark Your Calendars: Alec Baldwin Memoir to Be Published in Fall 2016
• Sneak Peek: The Following Reboots in Season 3 — But Where’s Joe?!
• The Mysteries of Laura’s Will & Grace Reunion: First Photo of Eric McCormack
• Glee’s Dot Marie Jones Opens Up About Transgender Story Line: “It’s a Long Time Coming”
• ‘Hannibal’ Season 3 trailer: Who did Will Graham lose?
• ‘Mom’ Postmortem: Allison Janney and Anna Faris on the Heartbreaking Twist

On TV Tonight: Friday January 23, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Last Man Standing (R) Cristela (R) Shark Tank (R) 20/20
CBS Undercover Boss Hawaii Five-0 (R) Blue Bloods (R)
CW Hart of Dixie Whose Line… (R) Masters of Illusion
FOX World’s Funniest Falls Glee
NBC Constantine Grimm Dateline NBC
MISC 12 Monkeys (Syfy)
King of Nerds (TBS)
Helix (Syfy)
Banshee (Cinemax)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Morning Static: VIKINGS, BETTER CALL SAUL, GOTHAM & More!

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• Trailer Park: Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, coming soon to Netflix
• Pilot Watch: NBC Orders ‘Game Of Silence’ Drama Pilot
• Pilot Watch II: CBS Orders Pilots From Tommy Johnagin and Duo Behind ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Madam Secretary’
• BETTER CALL SAUL Review: The Last Hurrah of Difficult Men
• Scoop: Gotham EP Reveals The Red Hood is Coming
• Interesting: What Does Netflix, Inc. Know That Critics Don’t?
• Second Helpings: NBC renews ‘Food Fighters’ for season 2
• Cannot Wait: J. Michael Straczynski To Write Spike TV’s ‘Red Mars’ Drama Series Project
• Funny Business: Jay Leno Speaks Candidly About Bill Cosby and Hannibal Buress
• Reality: Meet the Cast of Survivor’s 30th Season
• Duh of the Day: Rainn Wilson Knows ‘The Office’ Got ‘A Little Wonky’ After Steve Carell Left
• Live From New York: Blake Shelton Shades Adam Levine In New ‘SNL’ Promo
• Life Imitates Art: The Onion Totally Predicted Overstock’s Streaming Service News
• Attention Censors! ‘Deadwood’ star Ian McShane to guest on season 3 of ‘Ray Donovan’
• Late Night Wars: Larry Wilmore’s ‘The Nightly Show’ Launch Logs 963,000 TV Viewers Monday Night
• ‘Vikings’ Season 3 Trailer: Hard Times Ahead for Ragnar
• Behind-the-Scenes: Here’s Chris Pratt Accidentally Destroying the Parks and Rec Set
• Oh Captain My Captain: Firefly reference on Castle
• Seconded: Kitchen Confidential is a recipe for ensemble casting at its finest
• Russell T Davies: ‘There should be more male nudity on TV’
• National Television Awards 2015: Full list of winners
• Casting Coup: Mindy Project Adds Vanessa Williams
• Review: ‘Backstrom’ is one sorry character
• From the Department of Stuff that is Awesome: Captain America and Star Lord fight over the Super Bowl