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Can't Figure Out What to Watch? Take a Spin With Netflix Roulette Developer gets streaming service's attention by refining results

Once you're done binging on Orange Is the New Black and Scandal, browsing Netflix can start to feel like rummaging through the discount DVD bin at Target. But now there's…

May 1, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT

Syfy Is Making a Third Sharknado, and We've Already Written 5 Pitches for It Sequel to The Second One

Syfy tells Adweek exclusively that it has green-lit a third movie in its increasingly silly Sharknado franchise before even airing the second one (official title: The Second One). The first flick…

April 30, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

Twitter Fans Make DirecTV's New 'Get Rid of Cable' Ad One of the Bleakest Yet Putting all that negativity to work

When you leave people to their own devices, they tend to get nihilistic. When they get nihilistic, they make darkly comic scripts for DirecTV. Case in point: the satellite-TV company's Twitter-sourced…

April 29, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

Mad Men Wishes You a Happy Secretary's Day. (Wait, Peggy and Joan Aren't Secretaries!) Hello, Dawn and Shirley?

It's Secretary's Day—the more politically correct name is Administrative Professionals' Day. And Mad Men, its feet still set firmly in the '60s, is wishing you a very happy former (with…

April 23, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

Meet Watch Awards Production Judge Fred Seibert Adventure Time exec producer says viral hits are easy when you're strange

What’s the key to having a viral hit? Make sure that it’s funny, topical, sexy—and a little off-kilter, media mogul Fred Seibert explains. "I think that weird mostly works because it…

April 18, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

Tribeca Film Fest Names Vine #6SecFilms Winners Just because it’s not a full-length feature doesn’t mean it isn’t cinematic

If you blink, you may miss the majority of the content in Vine videos. However, the Tribeca Film Festival felt so strongly about the originality in some of these mini films…

April 16, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

Marionette Wives Feel Pretty Insecure in an Age of Wireless DirecTV Grey's odd new ads

If DirecTV is trying to position its Wireless Genie Mini device as a high-tech toy for doofy bros who view women as puppets—mission accomplished! Perhaps that's a tad harsh or too…

April 15, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT

MSNBC Airing 15-Second Daily News Video One bite-sized story, aimed at younger audiences

Now you have no excuse to not have time for the news. MSNBC announced it will be airing 15-second pieces produced by NowThis News as part of a series called…

April 14, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

Here Is the Game of Thrones Theme Screamed by Goats Also a sheep

It's always hard to find the best goat scream for the occasion (Doritos devoted a lot of effort to the task). But sometimes, with what sounds like a little bit…

April 10, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

Tell Everyone What You're Doing This Sunday Night With Mad Men Out of Office Sorry, you're just too busy

If you can't wait for Mad Men to return for part one of its seventh and final season this Sunday, and you're itching to declare your intention to watch it…

April 10, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

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