In today’s edition of TV Bits:
- Keanu Reeves signs up for a recurring role in his first TV series.
- FX hires Donald Sutherland for Danny Boyle‘s limited series.
- Hulu renews The Path.
- TNT cancels their Let the Right One In pilot plans.
- William Hurt and Bob Balaban join Three Days of the Condor-inspired series.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Angie Han
Netflix’s big day of announcements just keeps on going. You can watch a bunch of their newly released teasers here and here. Now, let’s talk about the third-season premiere date for Grace and Frankie; the third-season renewal for Judd Apatow‘s Love and the second-season renewal for Travelers; the first-look photos for 13 Reasons Why; and the pitch-perfect casting of Kate McKinnon as Mrs. Frizzle in Magic School Bus Rides Again. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
Grace and Frankie may not inspire the breathless hype of a Daredevil or even the giddy nostalgia of a Fuller House, but it’s got plenty of charms of its own — starting with its two lovely leads, Jane Fonda as WASP-y Grace and Lily Tomlin as granola Frankie. The first season saw these polar opposites form an unlikely bond after their husbands (played by Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen) announced they were leaving their wives for each other, and the second season sees their friendship tested and further tempered by health scares, new romances, and more. Watch the Grace and Frankie season 2 trailer below. Read More »
Netflix has released a new study revealing just how long it takes for viewers to become hooked by a television show. According to the data from the global streaming service, viewers are rarely hooked by a show in the pilot episode.
Netflix analyzed its global streaming data* across the inaugural seasons of some of today’s most popular shows – both Netflix original series and shows that premiered on other networks – looking for signals that pointed to when viewers became hooked. It turns out that when commercial breaks and appointment viewing are stripped away and consumers can watch an entire season as they choose, you can see fandom emerge. That is, 70% of viewers who watched the hooked episode went on to complete season one or more poetically, when members were hooked and there was no turning back.
So how long did it take popular television shows to hook the viewers? Find out, after the jump.
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