Morning Static: THE DAILY SHOW, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, THE AMERICANS & More!

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• NBC’s ‘The Slap’: What the Critics Are Saying
• Must Read TV: How the Creator of “Switched at Birth” Decided to Tackle Campus Sexual Assault on TV
• Smart: Web TV Networks Challenge Linear Business Models
• Who Knew? The Iranian version of ‘Friends’ is almost, but not quite, perfect
• The Best Show You’re Not Watching: The Story Behind The Americans’ Excruciating, Beautifully Shot Tooth-Pulling Scene
• Scoop: ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ TV Series Casts Its Co-Leads
• RIP: Veteran CBS Reporter Bob Simon Killed in Car Crash
• Still Got It: Nick Jonas to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards
• Who will miss Jon Stewart most? Book publicists.
• CBS Shake-Up: Angelica McDaniel to Oversee Daytime and TV Syndication Development
• Daytime Drama: Soap Opera Actress Sues Over Not Being Considered for Reemployment
• What fuels Law & Order: SVU, TV’s longest running prime-time drama?
• It Gets Better! Laverne Cox Will Costar in a Legal Drama Pilot for CBS
• “Leaked” ‘House of Cards’ Season 3 leaked on Netflix early
• Rumor Patrol: Comedy Central has ‘short list’ for Jon Stewart replacement
• Awesome Sauce: A Collection of TV Themed Wallpapers
• Funny Business: 9 Hilarious ‘SNL’ Auditions That You Need To Watch
• Netflix, AMC, Sony Execs Talk ‘New Era of Television’: ‘The Way We Keep Score Has Changed’
• The Americans: Margo Martindale to Return During Season 3
• Pilot Watch: Offer Madness!!!!
• One Great Unknown Steps Into Another: James Corden Prepares for ‘Late Late Show’ on CBS
• Already Excited: Greg Berlanti & Sera Gamble Developing Psychological Thriller ‘You’ At Showtime
• Behind-the-Scenes: Howie Mandel, Mel B & Heidi Klum Return To ‘America’s Got Talent’

Morning Static: THE DAILY SHOW, NBC, GOTHAM & More!

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• NBC: Brian Williams suspended for six months
• Jon Stewart announces Daily Show exit on air: ‘It’s been a privilege’
• Yes! Did Comedy Central let its 3 biggest stars slip away?
• Video: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Troian Bellisario Gets a Date on ‘Suits’
• Reality: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ new season news!
• Scoop: ‘Constantine’ Star on Season 2 Arcs, The Spectre, and Movie Casting Talk
• Pilot Watch: Jon Turteltaub To Direct ‘Rush Hour’ Pilot
• Late Night Wars: Former ‘Late Late Show’ host Craig Ferguson gets ‘creative’ on YouTube
• Once Upon a Time: Agnes Bruckner to Recur — as a Troublemaker?
• The Business of Show: ABC Sells Out Oscar Ads at Record Price
• Spider-Man: Dylan O’Brien & Logan Lerman Being Eyed for MCU Reboot
• Won’t they? The power (and pitfalls) of ’shipping
• Fresh Off The Boat is the first time I saw my childhood on TV. That’s why it’s important.
• ‘The Slap’ Review: Dominic Patten On NBC’s Hard-Hitting Drama
• CraveTV: Watch the trailer for ‘Bosch’
• Cool Take: Is ‘Chicago P.D.’s’ Sophia Bush the Next Mariska Hargitay?
• Yes Please: Is ‘Gotham’ Preparing for the Joker’s Arrival?• Duh of the Day: ‘Better Call Saul’ ratings drop from record premiere
• Scoop: Jennifer Esposito to replace Alyssa Milano on Mistresses
• Seconded: 5 reasons Parks and Recreation’s final season is underdelivering
• Strange But True: FXX Aired a Stealth Pilot for a ‘Wheel of Time’ Series Starring Billy Zane
• Super News: Arrow Boss on Oliver vs. New Team Dynamic, Felicity’s Status, ‘Love Letter’ to Fans and Game-Changing Twist
• The Show Must Go On: Jon Stewart may be one of a kind, but “The Daily Show” is more than just one person

Morning Static: BONES, JANE THE VIRGIN, PERSON OF INTEREST & More!

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• Veronica and Logan shouldn’t have worked on ‘Veronica Mars,’ but LoVe conquers all
• This Week in Tech: Ads for USA Network’s ‘Dig’ come to life using augmented reality
• Funny Business: Will Forte Taking Calls to Plug ‘The Last Man on Earth’
• Casting Coup: Colin Hanks to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Life in Pieces’
• Pilot Watch: Rob Reiner & Andrew Lenchewski Adapting Steve Israel Book ‘The Global War On Morris’ As Cable Comedy Series
• Brands, Not Fans, Are Bringing ‘Community’ Back
• Streaming News: Netflix bets on the future and launches service in Cuba
• Pitch Perfect: Anna Kendrick Set for Special Oscar Performance.
• Road Trip! Albuquerque hopes for another tourism hit with ‘Better Call Saul’
• Must See TV: Rosie O’Donnell posts ‘heartfelt’ video explaining her ‘View’ departure
• Super News: ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Emily Kinney is ‘The Flash’s’ Bug-Eyed Bandit
• Cable Ace: Tyler Ross To Star In David Fincher’s HBO Comedy ‘Living On Video’; Sam Page Cast
• The Business of Show: HBO Developing Will Strouse Supernatural Drama From ‘Newsroom’ Producer
• RIP: Getting On Renewed for Third (and Final) Season at HBO
• Ed Sabol, Founder of NFL Films, Dies at 98
• Pilot Watch II: ‘Walking Dead’ EP Adapting Swedish Drama Series ‘Brothers in Crime’
• Whoa-No! ABC Family Cancels Melissa & Joey, Shatters Your Teen Dreams
• Bones: Linda Lavin to Help Booth and Brennan Save an Innocent Killer
• News You Can Use: VPNs Dissolve National Boundaries Online, for Work and Movie-Watching
• In a few years, sweeps could be history: Four-week period used to set ad rates for local stations is dated
• It’s Not TV, It’s Twitter: HBO’s Branding Practices and Tweeting Quality and Distinction
• Sling TV opens the floodgates, accepts sign-ups without invites
• Why Teens Love YouTube’s Grace Helbig: How YouTube’s “awkward older sister” is ushering in a new era of female friendship and femininity
• Cool Beans! CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin’ Adds ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Star Nia Vardalos
• Timmy! Adhir Kalyan Cast In Fox’s ‘Frankenstein’
• Scoop: The Walking Dead’s David Morrissey Is Headed to CBS’ Extant
• Strange But True: ‘Person of Interest’ Lands Aasif Mandvi in Guest Role.
• Must Read TV: Yes, It Matters That #AAPI Bloggers were Left Off The #FreshOffTheBoat Bus
• Interesting: Netflix’s Original Content and International Expansion Plans Create New Risks
• Groan: Kris Jenner Might Guest Star on The Mindy Project
• Hipsters Rejoice! IFC Renews PORTLANDIA for a 6th and 7th season.

Morning Static: GAME OF THRONES, THE VIEW, NETFLIX & More!

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• This Week in Tech: Sling TV Adds AMC Networks to $20 Per Month Core Package, Launches Nationwide
• That Was Fast: Netflix Launches Streaming Service In Cuba
• Newsworthy: ‘Nightly News’ Takes Ratings Hit During Brian Williams Crises
• Nostalgia Alert: Reba McEntire Reuniting with Reba Co-Star on Baby Daddy
• Shakeup: Rosie O’Donnell Leaving ‘The View’ for Health Reasons
• Funny Business: 5 Things You Never Knew About Comedian Larry Wilmore
• Q&A: Annie Wersching Previews Bosch Debut and Castle Encore, Offers Vampire Bites
• Awwww Alert: Melissa Rivers’ Grammy Speech Will Make You Miss Joan So Much
• ‘Shameless’ Postmortem: Noel Fisher on Mickey’s Feelings of “Helplessness” About Ian
• Post-mortem: ‘Girls’ Director Jesse Peretz on Hannah and Adam’s Big Cliffhanger
• HAPPYish Spot: A World Gone Mad
• Game of Thrones Season 5: 7 Exciting Bits from A Day in the Life
• Scoop: Netflix Is Reportedly Making A Live-Action ‘Legend Of Zelda’ Series
• 19 Life Lessons You Learned From Larry David: Wisdom from TV’s favorite anti-social hero.
• Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Brings Back Lady Sif — With a Big Twist
• Are You Ready to Laugh: And Justin Bieber’s Roast Master Is…
• Casting Coup: Walton Goggins To Star In HBO Comedy ‘Vice Principals’, Shea Whigham Cast

Morning Static: BETTER CALL SAUL, DOWNTON ABBEY, GAME OF THRONES & More!

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• Dan Rather Supports Brian Williams: He’s an ‘Honest, Decent Man’
• This Week in Tech: GoPro to Launch Streaming Channel on Roku
• Friday Fun: Fictional Billionaires Charted From Good To Evil
• Awwwwwwww Alert: 3-year-old cancer patient dressed as Wonder Woman gets actress Lynda Carter’s attention
• Count Me In: Baz Luhrmann Is Making A Hip-Hop Musical Series For Netflix About 1970s New York
• For Andrew Lincoln, ‘Walking Dead’ never felt so alive
• WOWZA! ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Breaks Thousand-Year-Old Strength Record
• “Mary, Mary, Mary!” Proof That Lady Edith Is The Jan Brady Of Downton Abbey
• Strange But True: ‘Two And A Half Men’ Continues To Mess With Fans Over Charlie Sheen’s Return
• ‘Better Call Saul’ Wants ‘Breaking Bad’ Viewers… But Not the Comparisons
• News You Can Use: What I learned watching 10 seasons of ‘Friends’ in 1 month
• Cool Beans: Kurt Sutter’s ‘The Bastard Executioner’ Begins Filming In Wales Next Month
• A Happy Ending? Damon Wayans Jr. is leaving New Girl again
• Kleenex Alert: What “Parenthood” Taught Us About Mourning And Celebrating Those We’ve Lost
• Super News: ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Casts ‘Tomorrow People’ Alum as Inhuman
• It Gets Better: A Groundbreaking Coming-Out Story Was Told Entirely In Japanese On “Days Of Our Lives”
• Who Knew? 25 Extremely Important Life Lessons Walter White Taught Us
• Must Read TV: What I Learned Trying to Write a Muslim-American Cop Show for HBO
• Coup: Courtney B. Vance Set as Johnnie Cochran in FX’s ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’
• Comic Vs Show: An illustrated guide to who dies in ‘The Walking Dead’

Morning Static: SNL, THE MENTALIST, SHARK TANK & More!

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• I’m So Excited: Jimmy Fallon Went to Bayside High with “Saved By The Bell” Cast
• TV Review: ‘Allegiance’
• The Business of Show: ‘Being Mary Jane’ Renewed For Season 3 By BET
• SNL’s’ Five-Timers Club: Justin Timberlake, Alec Baldwin Celebrate 40 Years of Funny
• Lorne Michaels on 40 Years of ‘SNL’: Being “‘Feared’ Was Never My Goal”
• Nashville Post Mortem: Rayna’s Men React to Her Choice, Dish Lowdown on the Deacon-Luke Brawl (‘It Hurts!’)
• Pilot Watch: Jenna Elfman to Lead Fox Comedy from Friends’ Dana Klein
• The Mentalist Post Mortem: A Tragic Twist Dredges Up Jane’s Dark Past — Plus: The Series Finale in Four Words
• Funny Business: The Mindy Project Pages Laverne Cox for Season 3 Guest Role
• Spotlight: Fresh Off the Boat’s Randall Park on Always Being Cast as the ‘Lab Technician,’ and Seeing a Family Like His on TV
• Scoop: NBC’s ‘Chicago Medical’ Spinoff Taking Shape
• Seconded: How “Shameless” Built TV’s Most Wonderfully Unique Gay Relationship
• Analysis: A ‘Shark Tank’ fan analyzed every episode to determine who gets the investors’ money
• Global Domination: Netflix is heading to Asia with a launch set for Japan
• iWant: Apple in Talks (Again) to Offer TV Channels
• From Mork to Saul: The highs and lows of TV spin-offs
• There’s A ‘Star Trek’ Sex Van For Sale, And You Only Have To Go To Canada To Get It
• Newsworthy: Brian Williams Admits He Wasn’t On Attacked Helicopter
• Who Wants? Lego approves fan’s suggestion for first ‘Doctor Who’ set
• Important: ABC Family’s Campus Rape Storyline Goes Where Scripted Television Hasn’t Gone Before

Morning Static: DAREDEVIL, BETTER CALL SAUL, MASTERCHEF JR & More!

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• Teaser Trailer: Marvel’s Daredevil
• February Sweeps 2015: Print and Download Your Calendar Here!
• ‘The Flash’: John Wesley Shipp on Reuniting with Mark Hamill and Revisiting the Trickster
• Reddit Review: My bottom-line review thus far of SlingTV.
• Ouch! Netflix leads to record drops in US TV viewing
• Boy Meets Girl: the BBC’s trans sitcom is part of a quiet revolution
• Game of Thrones: The fun facts you never knew
• Yes, It’s Good: AMC’s Big ‘Better Call Saul’ Bet Pays Off
• FREE Trial: Watch all your favorite CBS shows online.
• Inside MSNBC’s Impending Shakeup: Cancellations, Reboots and Chief Phil Griffin
• Funny Business: Tone Bell to Co-Star in NBC’s ‘People Are Talking’
• Post Mortem: Jane the Virgin Boss on Sin Rostro Reveal, Rogelio’s Next Gig and Another ‘Shocking’ Ender
• Silly Stuff: 21 Signs You’re Hopelessly Hooked On “Law & Order: SVU”
• Pilot Watch: AMC Is Developing a Fast Food Comedy Called ‘Fast Boys’
• Trophy Wife? Malin Akerman to Co-Star Opposite Damian Lewis in Showtime’s ‘Billions’
• Must Read TV: Nick Hornby’s new novel, ‘Funny Girl,’ traces the rise of a sitcom star
• J.K. Rowling Novel To Be Adapted For TV: Watch The First Trailer
• Not So Funny Business: CBS Yanks ‘The McCarthys’ as It Shuffles Thursday Night Lineup
• On MasterChef Junior, Innate Biases Are Hard to Beat
• Profile: Being Mary Jane Creator Mara Brock Akil on Her Flawed Heroine, the Rise of Diverse TV, and Why She Hates Color-blind Casting
• Pilot Watch II: ‘Limitless’ Pilot Sets ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Helmer Marc Webb as Director
• Seriously? Ian Ziering Planned A ‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ Reunion, But No Network Wanted It
• Pilot Watch III: The CW Adds Cheerleader Death Squad, From Marc Cherry/Neal Baer
• Scoop: Naya Rivera Joins Devious Maids
• Cool Beans: AMC unveils ‘Better Call Saul’ digital comic book ahead of series premiere

Morning Static: THE SIMPSONS, BATES MOTEL, NETFLIX & More!

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• From the Department of Awesome: Watch a diddly delightful pixelated tribute to ‘The Simpsons’
• The Business of Show: Netflix Prices $1.5 Billion in Debt to Fund Content, Other Initiatives
• Required Reading: Our A to Z Guide to MTV’s Awkward
• Who? ‘Enlightened’-Creator Mike White Casts Augustus Prew in HBO Series About a Drag Queen Nanny
• Creepy Cool: ‘Bates Motel’ Fully Embraces ‘Psycho’ Roots in Season 3 Art
• Pilot Watch: ABC Picks Up Seven Comedy Pilots from Jermaine Fowler, Johnny Knoxville, and More
• Funny Business: ’2 Broke Girls’ Books Sandra Bernhard
• TV Review: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ [Read more...]

Morning Static: SUPER BOWL, SHAMELESS, HEROES & More!

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• The Business of Show: Networks try to turn Twitter buzz into ratings.
• Analysis: Super Bowl TV And Online Advertisement Numbers Are Eye-Popping.
• Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change
• Pilot Watch: ABC Orders ‘Uncle Buck’ Reboot, Fortune Feimster Comedy
• Seconded: David Duchovny Really Wants To Return To ‘Twin Peaks’ As DEA Agent Denise Bryson [Read more...]

Evening Static: GAME OF THRONES, SUPERGIRL, PARENTHOOD & More!

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• Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer Debuts Online
• Let it Show: Idina Menzel to Star in Ellen DeGeneres’ New Sitcom ‘Happy Time’
• Video: Parenthood Deleted Scenes Show Seth’s Return, Sarah’s Roast and More
• ‘Supergirl’ Pilot Villain Revealed: Superman Presence Confirmed?
• Trend Watch: HBO explores Lewis & Clark in miniseries
• Game of Thrones Season 5 Photos: Cersei Schemes, Tyrion Lurks, New Faces Emerge — and Where’s Jaime?
• Super News: Rachael Taylor cast as Hellcat in Netflix’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones
• Awards Watch: Amy Schumer Befriends Anna Kendrick in Her First MTV Movie Awards Promo
• Funny Business: Fred Armisen on the Evolution of ‘Portlandia,’ ‘SNL,’ and American Accents
• Live From New York: Eddie Murphy Confirms He’s Returning to ‘SNL’ for First Time in 30 Years
• Casting Coup: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins CBS’s ‘Extant’ as Series Regular
• Gulp! Binge-Watching linked to depression and loneliness.
• Groan: NBC greenlights pilot for PROBLEM CHILD TV series adaptation
• Pilot Watch: Michael Cuesta to direct FRANKENSTEIN pilot for Fox.
• Parenthood Finale: Show Boss Talks Flash-Forward Surprises, Deleted Scenes and That FNL Cameo
• Skylar Deserves Better! Anna Gunn to co-star in CRIMINAL MINDS spinoff.
• How Fox’s Marketing Fanned the Flames of Empire, One of the Biggest New Shows in Years The strategy behind a breakout hit