Morning Static: Special Pre-UPFRONTS Edition


• Green is the New Black! The Muppets to return to TV
• Grace and Frankie, Netflix, review: ‘a gift’
• Awwwww Alert: More ABC Pilots Not Going Forward
• Jimmy Kimmel Won’t Air New Episode Opposite David Letterman’s Finale: ‘I Have Too Much Respect For Dave’
• ‘Studio City’ Creator & Star Confirm Pilot Is Dead At Fox, Hint It Will Be Shopped
• Not So Super News: ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Spinoff Featuring Hunter & Mockingbird Not Happening
• Woo-Hoo! Once, Castle, SHIELD, Goldbergs among renewals
• D’OH! ABC cancels Forever, Cristela, Resurrection
• Cable Ace: Amy Schumer to Film HBO Special Directed by Chris Rock
• Duh of the Day: ABC Picks Up A Fourth Shonda Rhimes Series
• Fox Picks Up Four Series, Including Comedies Starring Rob Lowe and John Stamos
• Pilot Watch: CW Orders Arrow/Flash Spin-off, New Drama from Vampire Diaries Boss
• Nostalgia Alert: NBC Picks Up Comedy Series Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and America Ferrera
• This Week in Tech: HBO Now streaming rival from Showtime to launch ‘in the coming months’
• Trailer Park: Netflix’s Sense8
• Clonetastic News: ‘Orphan Black’ Renewed for Fourth Season
• Don’t Shoot the Messengers: The CW Cancels Hart of Dixie After Four Seasons, Axes The Messengers, Too
• Class Act: Stephen Colbert Funds $800,000 Worth of Education Projects Using ‘Colbert Report’ Set
• Cool Dude: Joey’s Back! Dave Coulier Joins Fuller House
• LOVE HIM: NBC orders Patrick Warburton comedy to series
• Q&A: Emily VanCamp’s sweet Revenge
• How the “The Good Wife” went bad: Your comprehensive guide to the many recent fails of a previously-great show
• Where’s Perry? Disney Ends Phineas and Ferb’s Run; Finale to Air in June
• Q&A: CW President Mark Pedowitz Gets Guys How the network’s fortunes changed in a Flash
• Upfront 2015: Major TV Networks Face Severe Pressure on Ad Prices
• Class Act: ‘Forever’ Star Ioan Gruffudd On Surprise Cancellation, Playing ‘Role of My Dreams’
• Reality: This New Dancing With the Stars Twist Will Blow Your Mind!
• Funny Business: Matthew Weiner shows a clip from the MAD MEN finale!



• Super News! Supergirl Officially Takes Flight at CBS
• Criminal Minds: Jennifer Love Hewitt Not Returning for Season 11
• Funny Business: Max Greenfield on the New Girl Finale, Being Too Schmidt-y, and Sia
• Fox Cancels The Mindy Project; Hulu Might Save It
• Cool Beans: ‘Breaking Bad’ Star RJ Mitte to Be Honored at 2015 Heller Awards
• Why? Last Man Standing replaces showrunner
• Vampire Diaries boss: How to make the perfect finale
• Duh of the Day: The ‘Supergirl’ Series Is Officially Coming To CBS
• The Business of Show: TNT Delays Legends and Moves Up a 1960s Cop Drama
• Survivor Twist: Viewer Votes Will Decide Next Season’s Castaways
• Behind-the-Scenes: The Last Man on Earth names Dan Sterling as new showrunner
• Woo-Hoo! CW gives ‘iZombie’ renewed life for Season 2
• The Good Wife Finale: EPs Preview a ‘Satisfying’ Last Call for Kalinda, Tease Alicia’s ‘Next Chapter’
• More Funny Business: NBC Revives Variety Show Talks With Maya Rudolph in Live Programming Push
• Scoop: ‘Powers’ Renewed for Second Season at PlayStation
• Shadowhunters: Katherine McNamara Tapped to Star as Clary Fray
• Fuller House Just Got Fuller! Check Out Who Signed On
• Meet Jessi Klein, the Other Brain Behind Inside Amy Schumer
• Pilot and Pickup Buzz: ‘Agent Carter,’ ‘Battle Creek,’ ‘Mysteries of Laura’ Await Decisions
• This Week in Tech: CraveTV Becomes the First Canadian Streaming Service to Offer Chromecast Capability



• Cool Beans: ‘Mad Men’ Actor Kevin Rahm Doesn’t Actually Know How The Series Finale Ends
• Funny Business: Amy Schumer’s ’12 Angry Men’ parody slams the superficial way men judge women
• Person of Interest post-mortem: Showrunners discuss emotional finale and the return of Taraji P. Henson
• Casting: AMC’s ‘Preacher’ Adds A Couple Of New Cast Members To Jesse Custer’s Congregation
• Q&A: ‘New Girl’ Creator Liz Meriwether Discusses the Finale and MIA Zooey Deschanel in Season 5
• Out of this World News: Syfy and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television developing Brave New World series
• Official Trailer: THE STRAIN Season 2
• ‘Inside Amy Schumer’: Go Behind the Scenes of That Incredible ’12 Angry Men’ Homage
• Report: Apple to unveil redesigned Apple TV remote at WWDC
• A&E pulls heavily criticized show ‘8 Minutes,’ which claimed to help sex workers leave the trade
• Analysis: HBO, Showtime Would Be Underdogs in a Legal Battle With Twitter.
• ABC: 2015 Upfront Questions
• Seconded: 5 reasons the sitcom Cristela should live to see another season
• Question: Can You Still Become ‘YouTube Famous’?
• The Lost Laughs of Letterman: The departing host and his former writers share the greatest jokes he never told.
• Crackle: Cary Elwes Joins ‘The Art Of More’ Drama Series On Crackle
• Review: In Grace and Frankie, Life Starts (Over) at 70
Who Knew? The ‘Moneyball’ Network Amazon has turned last-dibs status into a competitive advantage.
• Nerd Alert! Conan O’Brien to host shows from Comic-Con July 8–11

Morning Static: GOTHAM, DOCTOR WHO, MAD MEN & More!


• Newsworthy: Lester Holt Attracts Largest Audience In Evening News Race; David Muir Takes News Demo
• ‘Gotham’ Boss: Season 2 to Focus on the Joker
• Must Read TV: Vera Farmiga and Nestor Carbonell Bicker About the Bates Motel Brawl That Left One of Them Hurting
• Scoop: The Flash’s Candice Patton Talks Iris’ Epiphany (‘I Was So Relieved!’), Grodd, Barry vs. Eddie, Unexpected Finale
• Funny Business: Jessica Williams & The Daily Show Commemorate the ‘Hate Class of 2015′
• Amy Schumer on her ’12 Angry Men’ spoof: ‘I’m more proud of it than anything I’ve ever done’
• RIP: Joss Whedon Quits Twitter After ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Release
• The Business of Show: Hulu Pacts with 5 More Cable Operators to Resell Subscription-Video Service
• NBC: 2015 Upfront Questions
• For Canadian Eyes Only: CraveTV Now Streaming on Apple TV
• Guy Love! Scrubs stars Zach Braff, Donald Faison to appear on Undateable
• ‘The Game Done Changed’: Reconsidering ‘The Wire’ Amidst the Baltimore Uprising
• Casting Coup:
• The Future is Now:
USA Network’s ‘Mr. Robot’ Pilot Set For Digital, VOD Rollout
• These Shows Are Most Likely to Be Canceled This Week: State of Affairs, Battle Creek and Resurrection are among the dead shows walking
• ‘Mad Men’: Did We Just Witness (or Miss) Don Draper’s Last Face-to-Face Moments With Favorite Characters?
• Cool Beans: For our TV issue cover Vulture re-created some of the year’s most memorable onscreen moments.
• Pilot Watch: Shonda Rhimes, Dee Rees Team for FX Drama Based on ‘The Warmth of Other Suns’



• Mark your Calendars: Ray Romano Touts David Letterman Primetime Special As Retirement Nears
• Pilot Watch: FX Picks Up John Singleton ‘Snowfall’
• CBS Mulls ‘CSI’ Last Chapter: Will Veteran Drama Avoid ‘Law & Order’s Fate?
• Casting Roundup: ABC Family’s ‘Mortal Instruments’ Drama Adds ‘Blue Bloods,’ Telenovela Alums
• Funny Business: Wet Hot American Summer creator David Wain says there could be more Netflix episodes
• Immediately Everything Was Wrong: David Letterman disrupted the medium—and that’s what made him a legend.
• Spotlight: ‘The Good Wife’s’ Matt Czuchry on Kalinda’s “Heartbreaking” Goodbye and the “Trauma” Ahead for Cary
• Who Knew: ‘Family Guy’s’ 250th Episode Was Written by Seth MacFarlane’s Assistant
• Sad But True: ‘Daily Show’ says goodbye to Samantha Bee with a tearful tribute
• Must Read TV: Dexter never topped the cat-and-mouse game of its first season
• Pretty Little Liars Season 6 Promo: Charles’ Twisted Game Turns Deadly
• ‘Once Upon a Time’ Bosses on Season Finale: It’s a “Two-Hour Concept Movie”
• Amazing: There’s A “Bob’s Burgers” Cookbook Happening
• Friday Funny: Emilia Clarke’s reaction to Kristen Wiig becomes a meme fit for a Khaleesi
• Reddit: Vince Gilligan talks Breaking Bad, dashes hopes of a return to The X-Files in AMA
• The Leftovers Season 2: Family Matters Alum Among 3 New Additions
• Smart: CW Looks To Turn Its Digital Studio Seed Into Standalone Network
• ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ postmortem:
Do fans have rights?
• David Letterman: 33 Years in Latenight by the Numbers
• Cool Beans: Taraji P Henson Thanks UK Fans for Illegally Streaming ‘Empire’ Which Led to Its Pickup + UK Reactions to the Show

Afternoon Static: REVENGE, GOTHAM, GAME OF THRONES & More!


• Must See TV: Kristen Wiig channels her inner Khaleesi on ‘The Tonight Show’
• Netflix Just Announced Its Green Eggs and Ham Series in the Most Seussian Way ‘You can stream it on a phone. You can stream it on your own’
• Interesting: NBC is making the entire season of ‘Aquarius’ available on premiere day
• Sad But True: Syfy Cancels Helix and All Its WTF-ery
• Super News: ‘The 100’ Alum Eve Harlow Joins ‘Heroes Reborn’ Event Series
• ‘Gotham’ Finale Screening Reveals Noir Heart Of Batman Backstory – Awardsline Emmy Screening
• PBS Announces Its First New American Drama in More Than a Decade — All-Star Cast Includes Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and AnnaSophia Robb
• Lessons from the Jenner interview: TV can draw an audience on a Friday night
• CNN and Baltimore: A Crossfire With 100 Percent Casualties
• RIP: ABC cancels soapy ‘Revenge’
• Least Surprising News Ever: E! will air a Kardashian family special on Bruce Jenner’s transition
• The Business of Show: ‘The Omen’ Sequel ‘Damien’ Moves From Lifetime to A&E
• Preview: David Letterman – A Life on Television
• Review: The BBC’s Casual Vacancy miniseries is infinitely better than J.K. Rowling’s book.
• Who Knew? Game of Thrones’ Peen Problem
• Seconded: At Comedy Central, Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ Finds Its Own (Offbeat) Rhythm
• Scoop: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Star Kat Graham on Bonnie’s “Different Perspective”
• The Future Is Now: Nielsen To Begin Measuring Digital Ad Viewing On Roku
• NewFront 2015: YouTube Pitches Itself To Advertisers As The Medium Of The Future

Morning Static: GOTHAM, MAD MEN, FRIENDS & More!


• This Week in Tech: Hulu to Exclusively Host All Seinfeld Episodes, Walking Dead Spinoff
• Nostalgia Alert: ‘Lizzie McGuire’ cast reuniting at a bowling alley is the most Disney Channel thing ever
• Late-night comics were brutal to Bruce Jenner before. How did they handle his coming out?
• RIP: Suzanne Crough, Actress in ‘The Partridge Family,’ Dies at 52
• The Big Tease: Starz’s New Ballet Drama Is Sex, Drugs, and Cabriole
• Smart: HBO CEO Brushes Off Idea Of Simultaneously Releasing All Episodes Of A Show
• TV Network Scorecard: What’s Working and What’s Not
• Netflix Ratings Revealed: New Data Sheds Light on Original Series’ Audience Levels
• Funny Business: David Letterman Reflects on 33 Years in Late-Night Television
• Rumor Patrol: Brian Williams won’t go down without a fight
• Good: ‘Friends’ Creator Says Reboot Is ‘Never Gonna Happen’
• Vice to get TV channel, replacing H2 on A&E Networks’ roster
• ‘The Wire:’ The burning of Baltimore and the limits of art
• Note to Game of Thrones: ‘Outlander’ Did Something Radical Again
• Mad Woman: Stephanie Drake on Playing Mad Men’s Most Assertive Secretary
• ‘Gotham’: As strong character, Morena Baccarin is just what the doctor ordered
• Oh Oh: Showtime & HBO Fight Streaming Sites Over Mayweather & Pacquiao Battle



• Gulp: Netflix will have to consider ads to make a profit
• Casting Coup: Viola Davis Will Play Harriet Tubman in an HBO Biopic
• Scoop: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Enlists ‘Mentalist’ Alum
• ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘PD’ and ‘SVU’ EP on Mega-Crossover’s Serial Killer: Dallas Roberts Is ‘Absolutely Mesmerizing’
• Summer Sked: CBS Sets ‘The Briefcase’ Reality Series From ‘The Biggest Loser’ Creator
• NewFronts: Yahoo Extends Live Nation Deal, Adds 14 Digital Series
• Newsworthy: Why ‘The Wire’ doesn’t explain the Baltimore riots
• Nice Work if You Can Get It: YouTube Pays Some of Its Biggest Stars to Make More Stuff for YouTube
• The Truth Is Right Here: X-Files Vets Glen Morgan, James Wong Returning for Fox’s 6-Episode Revival
• Casting Coup: TNT’s Legends Adds Sons of Anarchy, True Blood Alums in Season 2
• 2015 Tony Award nominees: The full list
• Cool Beans: ‘The Descendants’ is everything you need from a teen movie about Disney villains
• Post-mortem: ‘Gotham’ Creator Discusses Fish Mooney’s Possible Return in Season 2
• Pilot Watch: FX Orders ‘Thelma and Louise’ – Like Pilot from the Team Behind ‘Obvious Child’
• Ouch! Joss Whedon Says ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Rubbed The Folks Making Marvel Movies The Wrong Way
• Tonys: Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming to Host
• The Most Popular TV Show Set in Each State — in One Surprising Map
• The Good Wife Scoop: Wallace Shawn returning for season 6 finale
• Seconded: In Praise of Sansa Marrying Ramsay on Game of Thrones
• TV Teaser: Starz’s Flesh and Bone



• Disney’s Descendants is like High School Musical, but with magic: See the trailer
• Preview: Will Friedle, William Daniels Return in ‘Girl Meets World’ Season 2 Trailer
• Daytime Emmy Awards: ‘Days of Our Lives,’ ‘Young and the Restless’ Tie for Best Drama Series
• Is Hulu Ready to Take on Netflix and Amazon? The streaming pioneer adds star power to juice up its lineup
• The Future May Belong to Web and Mobile Video, but TV Will Survive What’s replacing television is, in fact, television
• Patrick Dempsey tears up talking about being killed off ‘Grey’s': It was the right time
• Who Knew? These ‘Simpsons’ Episodes All Would Have Worked As A Series Finale
• Surprise! Obama’s anger translator, Luther, totally showed up at the Correspondents’ Dinner
• Shonda Rhimes, the showrunner who cried wolf:
How to (not) save a life
• TV’s Most Dapper Gentlemen: Costume Designers Reveal the Secrets of Suits
• Analyst: At-Risk Cord Cutters Just Want Cheaper TV
• An Oral History of The Littlest Hobo, Canada’s Greatest TV Show
• You may not have known Grey’s Anatomy was still on the air, but 9 million viewers did
• Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Launch Trailer – BBC One
• The Business of Show: E! Officially Confirmed Its Bruce Jenner Docu-Series During ABC’s Diane Sawyer Interview
• Funny Business: ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Creator Spills the Show’s Secret to Success
• Woo-Hoo! Julian Fellowes to adapt Anthony Trollope novel Doctor Thorne



• SHOCKER: Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey on tonight’s shocking twist!
• Class Acts: ‘Sherlock’ Showrunner Had to “Persuade” Benedict Cumberbatch to Return to Hit Show
• Tragic: ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Creator Phil Rosenthal Remembers Sawyer Sweeten
• Spoiler Alert: The Vikings Finale Just Pulled Off the Most Epic Bait-and-Switch
• Family Matters: ‘The Fosters’ Lands ‘Faking It’ Actress in Recurring Role
• ‘Orphan Black’ Ratings Hit Debut Low On BBC America, Soar On All AMC Networks
• Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Don’t Rape: ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Writers Tell The Story Behind The Sketch
• Rumor Patrol: Are Marvel Studios and Marvel Television Suffering a Communications Breakdown?
• David Letterman Goes Prime Time With a 90-Minute CBS Special For departing Late Show host, network promises to ‘mine the video vault’
• As S.F.-based ‘Full House’ returns, tough love for the Tanners
• Trailer Park: ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club
• Good Stuff: Infographic demonstrates how all superhero TV is basically the same
• Mad Men: Bruce Greenwood on keeping ‘Mad Men’ secrets and being the new guy
• The Business of Show: Nielsen Casts Doubt on ‘Cord Cutting’ Trend
• First Look: “Hannibal” Art Savors the Hunt
• Grey’s Anatomy: Patrick Dempsey Leaves ‘Grateful and Humbled’; EP Shonda Rhimes Talks Unimaginable Loss, Teases ‘New Chapter’ for Show