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Here's The Avengers 2 Trailer, Recut as a Super Ominous Ad for Pinocchio — Late at night, when Wes Craven and David Cronenberg sit around trying to scare each other at the Horror Movie Directors' Spooky Mansion of Fear (look it up, it's a thing), I'm pretty sure the most frightening movie either of them can think of is Disney's disturbing 1940 classic, Pinocchio.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Is Cancelled Due to 'Mama' Controversy — Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is going off the air for a really appalling reason: the hit TLC reality show about the misadventures of an Arkansas family has been canceled in the wake of reports that "Mama" June Thompson got back together with former boyfriend Mark McDaniel, who was convicted in 2004 of forcing himself on an 8-year-old child.

Oh Well, So Much for The Avengers Trailer Driving SHIELD Viewership — It was a great plan while it lasted. To boost ABC's flagging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel planned to debut the trailer for next May's The Avenger's: Age of Ultron film during next week's episode-but that changed last night.

HBO Will Finally Offer a Cable-Free Option Next Year — HBO Go has finally done what subscribers have been begging for since the announcement of the streaming service: it's going cable-sub-free. The over-the-top streaming network will be available without a cable package starting next year, HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced at Time Warner's investor day Wednesday morning.

ComScore Report Reveals Netflix Viewership Statistics — ComScore has been busy: The data measurement company released a report on digital viewership trends gleaned from a survey of 1,159 users, and among the data are some fascinating stats on Netflix, a company whose internal metrics are shrouded in near-total secrecy.

The Walking Dead Breaks Its Own Records Again With Season 5 Premiere — The Walking Dead is back, and with it, viewers in the dollar demo. Broadcast watchers have stayed away in droves this season.

Nielsen Mistake Means Ratings Are Even Lower Than We Thought — Given that it premiered Sunday night, it seems like the right time to ask: Is The Walking Dead the only thing young people watch? This past season, the AMC show ranked No. 1 among men and women across all of broadcast and cable, with an average 18-34 rating of 3.09 among women and 3.78 among men.

Constantine, Rick and Morty and s New Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon at NYCC — Where do people in sexy stormtrooper regalia go to hear an improvised table read by the cast of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty? That's correct, the New York City Comic Con at the Javits Center. Friday saw some honest-to-goodness news break out of the event, namely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a TV series next year as a cartoon on ad-supported Disney XD.

Prologue's Kyle Cooper Breaks Down American Horror Story: Freak Show's Creepy Credits Sequence — Who loves clowns? Anyone? Anyone? Well, the guys at American Horror Story: Freak Show, which premiered last night, are super into them, as evidenced by the amazing mostly-stop-motion opening sequence from last night's show.

AT&T Has to Pay $105 Million for Overcharging Customers — Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler held a press conference alongside colleagues from the Federal Trade Commission and the states attorneys general today to publicly reprimand AT&T for "cramming"-adding fees that customers didn't authorize to phone bills-over the last eight years.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @TheOnion: With 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' cancelled, TLC producers want a “borderline brain-dead” family

Oct 24, 2014

@Supervenous because there are ten coming of age shows written by young women already?

Oct 24, 2014

@Supervenous I feel exactly the same way about Girls, though

Oct 24, 2014

@Supervenous I promise there's a TV show on for a half an hour, with characters and plot points. something is happening.

Oct 24, 2014

@Supervenous shorter: why is it about what the work COULD do and not what it does?

Oct 24, 2014

@Supervenous why is she obligated to make something you like because she won the woman-who-gets-to-be-on-TV lottery?

Oct 24, 2014

@Supervenous that has in no way been my observation but we're down to subjective personal experience here

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