Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Welcome to TV bits, a round-up of all the television news that is important to viewers like you. In today’s edition:
- Amazon announce a premiere date for Shawn Ryan‘s Mad Dogs.
- Showtime renews Homeland and The Affair.
- Syfy will air the first episode of The Magicians a month early.
- The Lion Guard is moving forward as a full Disney series.
- Fox renews Wayward Pines for season 2.
- Orange Is the New Black season 4 has finished filming.
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Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
What do you do when your years-in-the-making passion project has finally, at long last, come to an end? Well, if you’re anything like Peter Jackson and Matthew Weiner, you turn to other people’s TV shows.
Mad Men creator Weiner is directing an upcoming episode of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, while Hobbit / Lord of the Rings director Jackson seems, at long last, to be coming to Doctor Who. Get the Peter Jackson Doctor Who and Matthew Weiner OITNB news after the jump. 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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Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Coming in just under the wire, Netflix has released one last trailer for Orange Is the New Black Season 3. The new promo doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the plot of the new season, but it suggests we’re in for the same mix of funny and heartbreaking that made the first two seasons so irresistible. Watch the Orange Is the New Black Season 3 trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Our stay at Litchfield Correctional Institution has been extended just a little while longer. Netflix has renewed Orange Is the New Black for Season 4, months ahead of its Season 3 premiere. And to get everyone extra-excited about the news, they’ve just released a new clip from Season 3 featuring fan favorites Poussey and Suzanne (a.k.a. Crazy Eyes).
Read about the Orange Is the New Black renewal and check out the Season 3 clip after the jump. Read More »
Orange Is the New Black returns to Netflix on June 12, and the trailer for the show’s third season has arrived. We see the return of Laura Prepon‘s character (aka “the Bettie Page of Litchfield”) to the inmate roster, there are a few other new faces, and we see the results when Crazy Eyes (Suzanne Warren) makes an effort to write… porn? Sorry, a love story. Check out the Orange Is the New Black S3 trailer below.
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Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Netflix just kicked off a jam-packed spring with House of Cards Season 3, and now they’re preparing for a busy summer. The company has just announced premiere dates for several new original programs, including the comedy prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the Wachowskis‘ sci-fi drama Sense8, and Season 3 of Orange Is the New Black.
Get the Wet Hot American Summer prequel release date and more after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Walter White may have had a rough year, but Breaking Bad had a great one. The AMC drama practically swept the 2014 Emmy Awards tonight with five wins, including Best Drama Series. The only series to pick up more statuettes this year was Sherlock: His Last Vow — and that’s only if you count the four Creative Arts Emmys it won earlier this month on top of the three it picked up during the telecast.
On the comedy side, Emmy voters continued to be high on Modern Family, which won Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. Indeed, the most noticeable pattern to emerge in 2014, better or for worse, was Emmy’s preference for repeat winners over new ones. All four victors in the major acting categories had won before. Meanwhile, newbies like Orange Is the New Black and Silicon Valley were shut out. Even True Detective managed just one win during the ceremony, for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Oh well. At least Fargo went home with Best Miniseries.
Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
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This post contains some very minor spoilers for Season 2 of Orange is the New Black
I just finished the second season of Jenji Kohan’s Orange is the New Black on Netflix and I was blown away by it. What an extraordinary piece of work Kohan has created: a show that is brimming with rich, complex characters, and that looks and sounds like nothing else on TV (or Netflix) right now.
Here are a few reasons why this show is so incredibly impressive.
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Maybe you don’t know too much about the acclaimed Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. But chances are you’ve seen some of Arrested Development. In that case, you’ll probably recognize the cute opening credits from the latter show, in which Ron Howard narrated the basic premise, accompanied by a quick slideshow and quirky ukelele tune. Now, to promote the imminent arrival of the second season of Orange is the New Black, Netflix, which also brought us the latest season of Arrested Development, has created a riff on the AD opening as a promo for Orange. And it’s a great way to push the show to an audience that might have ignored it so far. Read More »