Reading Rainbow and Boardwalk Empire: A Look at the Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

By Adam Flomenbaum 

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In the third installment of our weekly partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.

Trending this week is the return of ‘Reading Rainbow,’ a ‘Boardwalk Empire’ teaser, and the news that Walter White may return via ‘Better Call Saul.’ For more on the videos selected for this week, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Whenever a TV show comes out of retirement, you’re almost guaranteed a following will re-emerge (cue the Jack Bauer fan clubs). Case and point: Reading Rainbow. This 90s favorite is making a comeback with one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever, so get ready to see Levar Burton back in action soon. Other shows to watch in the coming months are the final season of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and John Oliver’s show ‘Last Week Tonight,’ which is picking up social steam as his hilarious bits go viral.


Another trend we’re seeing is the power of the guest appearance. ‘Better Call Saul’ – the ‘Breaking Bad’ spin off – is rumored to have some Walter White appearances peppered throughout the series which will definitely reel in faithful viewers itching to get their ‘Breaking Bad’ fix. ‘Orange is the New Black’ also just picked up extras from ‘Law & Order,’ so you may see some familiar faces in the next season.

Reading Rainbow is Back!

Boardwalk Empire Season 5: One is the Loneliest Teaser (HBO)

Walter White May Return on ‘Better Call Saul’

John Oliver takes a look at ways corporations can be more like people: Hobby Lobby

31 ‘Orange is the New Black’ Cast Members Guest Starring on ‘Law & Order’