Netflix confirms Orange Is The New Black's next season will be its last

It’s been a likely possibility for a while now that Orange Is The New Black’s sentence might almost be up; the Netflix series is coming to the end of its current three-season order, and ended last year’s run—its sixth—by finally seeing Piper Chapman get released from jail to become the deeply privileged decorative …

ABC moves forward with NYPD Blue sequel series about Sipowicz's son 

In what seems a little like the TV equivalent of releasing an album of “new” music shortly after a musician’s death, ABC has begun developing a pilot for an NYPD Blue sequel series just over six months after the death of NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco. This comes from Variety, which says the new show will revolve…

The Real World is pivoting to Facebook video, which, uh, good luck with that

Catching the zeitgeist just as aggressively as the days when it first introduced the world to concepts like “roommates” and “people acting like assholes for attention on TV,” MTV has announced that its long-running reality series The Real World is making the move to Facebook video, that most reliable and profitable of…

Jane Curtin on the worst SNL guest host: "God, there were so many"

There are few gigs in modern TV more fraught with the potential to out yourself as a massive asshole than hosting Saturday Night Live. Pretty much every factor—the rush, the pressure, the presence of the live camera—is almost guaranteed to bring out the worst in people, whether it’s deciding to bust out their “funny”…

Nathan For You won't be returning for season 5, unless this is just another wacky scheme 

Get ready for a real taste of poo-flavored frozen yogurt: As reported by Pitchfork, Comedy Central has confirmed that Nathan For You won’t be returning for a fifth season. As a little bit of silver lining, it sounds like the decision to stop the show came from creator and host Nathan Fielder, not the soulless Viacom…

Here's what's coming to (and going from) Hulu in November

November’s a month for binging, what with that surplus of Halloween candy and Thanksgiving’s bountiful scraps. As such, Hulu has packed its platform with a slew of series, from Hulu’s own The Bisexual to the debut season of AMC’s Dietland to the entirety of Fox’s perverse Married... With Children. You can also verse…

Caroll Spinney, the man behind Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch, is retiring from Sesame Street

For nearly 50 years, in thousands of episodes (the precise count is unknown), Caroll Spinney has played two of Sesame Street’s most iconic characters: The show’s 8-foot-tall spirit of childhood innocence and curiosity, Big Bird, and his trashcan-dwelling inverse, Oscar The Grouch. And though it’s been some time since…

Tucker Carlson can't go out to eat anymore because people won't stop telling him he sucks

You can now add Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s name to the list of conservatives whose outside-the-home dining options now come with a family style (and complementary) serving of “Consequences.” Carlson complained on a recent podcast appearance that he can no longer eat in public without people yelling at him all the…

Our first look at HBO's Watchmen is this weird-ass clip of a cop with a yellow mask

Not counting casting announcements, the only thing we’ve seen from HBO’s “alternative reality” version of Watchmen were some leaked set photos that featured references to the “squid” that destroys New York at the end of the comic and a newspaper headline about the death of Adrian Veidt (the original story’s secret…