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House of Cards Appeared on Netflix for a Hot Second, and the Show's Response Tweets Were Great

Now we're back to waiting for Feb. 27

That was fast: the third season of Netflix's semi-Shakespearean government drama House of Cards momentarily showed up online for long enough to freak out the entire Internet, but the company…

5 Women Who Could Replace Jon Stewart

Comedy Central's opportunity to change the face of late night

Sometime before the end of 2015, the face of The Daily Show will change, and the show's gender should probably change, too. Jon Stewart's 17-year tenure on the series could come…

Jon Stewart Is Leaving The Daily Show

Series will continue without the influential comic in the lead

Jon Stewart is leaving Comedy Central's The Daily Show. It's a little hard to fathom, frankly. Stewart is as familiar among young consumers of news as any of the broadcast anchors—probably…

Netflix Is Now Officially Streaming in Cuba

The content may be limited, but it's a vital foot in the door

Here's hoping House of Cards has a Havana episode next season. Netflix today is officially welcoming its first subscribers in Cuba.  For Cubans with an Internet connection (which is about 25…

How Are These 12 Classic TV Shows Still Not on Streaming?

Our wish list of the fun, formative and forgotten

Netflix struck a streaming coup last month when it added every episode of Friends, then scored another win this month by adding the first five seasons of M*A*S*H. So what's…

Viacom Is Trying Something New for Cable Upfront Season

As viewing habits change, the young-skewing cable outfit leans on social

When the head of a major cable conglomerate calls ratings falloff "an important secular issue," it may be time to look for solutions outside traditional channels, and that's exactly what…

NBC Breaks the Record with a 49.7 Rating and 114.4 Million Viewers During the Super Bowl

$4.5 million per spot looks like a bargain now

If you ask a network exec who won the Super Bowl this morning, the correct answer is anybody who bought an ad in the fourth quarter. NBC bet big on…

NBC Has Officially Sold All of Its $4.5 Million Super Bowl Spots

And just in time

It's official, and not a moment too soon: NBC has sold every single spot in the Super Bowl, although some pre-game spots are still up for grabs, according to Seth…

Key and Peele Have Another Timely Ode to Football Player Names, but This Time Some Are Real

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix joins the ranks of Marmadune Shazbot

Well, it was inevitable: Key & Peele has yet another skit about inventively named (and coifed!) college football players, and they've taken the opportunity of the upcoming Super Bowl to…

Here's E!'s Super Bowl Ad for The Royals

Sister network's first scripted drama gets a huge push

When you're a TV megacorporation hosting the Super Bowl, it seems like a shame to dedicate all that valuable advertising real estate to other companies. So broadcast, cable and digital…

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