Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 6:58AM EST
Tom Brady's Facebook docuseries Tom vs. Time is on "pause" because he lost the Super Bowl
"The truth is we had a plan," director Gotham Chopra wrote on Facebook of the sixth and final episode, "but unconsciously, it was tied to the Pats winning the Super Bowl and, when that didn’t happen (congrats, Eagles!), I felt like we needed to pause and recalibrate."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Elizabeth Olsen to star in a half-hour dramedy on Facebook
The untitled 10-episode female-driven comedy has Olsen playing a widow, though no other details have been divulged. As Deadline notes, this series is “among the first high-end series ordered by Facebook as the social media juggernaut is making a push in premium original content.” Olsen will also serve as an executive producer.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 3:25PM EST
The Mayor's Brandon Michael Hall lands starring role on CBS pilot God Friended Me
Even though Hall’s ABC comedy hasn’t been canceled, he’s been released from his contract and allowed to join the Greg Berlanti-produced procedural drama pilot in which he plays an outspoken atheist who is “friended” by God on Facebook.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
It’s time to drop the second screen
“Staring at your phone, tablet, or computer while a program plays on another screen is adding nothing to your viewing experience,” says Lea Palmieri. She adds: "There’s a reason we were all so obsessed with theorizing about Lost, or listening in on Tony Soprano’s therapy sessions: we largely watched these shows without the presence of a smart phone or tablet (The Sopranos premiered in 1999, and Lost in 2004). We weren’t browsing the IMDb pages of every actor or scrolling through their recent tweets. We let ourselves fall into those worlds, no matter how foreign a mysterious deserted island or suburban New Jersey seemed at the time. We weren’t aimlessly picking up cases of fomo from our 'friends' on Instagram or developing hives from seeing a news headline in our feeds: for that hour we belonged to those characters only.”
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
Why is Facebook Watch such an ungainly mess?
Slate's Inkoo Kang says Facebook’s streaming TV service tries too hard to promote commenting in real time, resulting in a cluttered, overlapping interface.
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
Coming to CBS: God Friended Me?
The “uplifting” Greg Berlanti-produced drama pilot follows a “lippy atheist” whose “life is turned upside down when he is ‘friended’ by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.”
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
HGTV will give you free interior decorating advice via a free Facebook Messenger app
Introducing the “on-demand interior designer that fits in your pocket.”
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 2:19PM EST
Jada Pinkett Smith to star in a Facebook talk show with her mom and daughter Willow
Red Table Talks will feature Smith, her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris and 17-year-old daughter Willow and in “an inter-generational family talk show format."
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 5:21PM EST
Southern Charm cast members have been ordered to temporarily stop posting on social media
Producers of the Bravo series are worried that the reality show's stars are giving away spoilers from the new season.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 2:46PM EST
Facebook to offer a livestream of the Golden Globes red carpet
The official pre-show, titled The HFPA Presents: Globes Red Carpet Live, will be broadcast on Facebook from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
2017 saw the rise of the “no-context screenshot” from TV shows
No-context screenshots from TV shows have always been around. “But this year, “ says Kathryn VanArendonk, “it feels like they busted out of that particular niche and spread across the broader social-media landscape, where they’ve developed a distinct flavor. The no-context screenshot is no longer just intended for fans of a show, who will love an image precisely for its context. Now, the no-context screenshot has become a deliberate act of yanking a particular moment out from its original framework.”
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 9:22PM EST
Game of Thrones was the most dominant TV show on Facebook and Twitter in 2017
The HBO series averaged 2.566 million interactions across both social media networks. The Walking Dead was No. 2 with 870,000 interactions, followed by Empire, This Is Us and The Bachelor.
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 2:47AM EST
How Russia’s influence campaign is a lot like a reality TV show
“The Russians are running a reality show through Facebook and Twitter, and their contestants are all of us,” says Farhad Manjoo. “Over the past few days, I reached out to several reality show producers, asking them to compare the Russian digital influence campaign and the world of unscripted TV. The more they told me about reality shows, the more the metaphor seemed to explain Russia’s trolling campaign — how it worked, what it aimed to do and why campaigns like it will be so difficult to fight.”
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 2:13PM EDT
Rotten Tomatoes is launching a weekly See It/Skip It show on Facebook
Rotten Tomatoes See It/Skip It will discuss the latest film and TV news with an episode dropping every Thursday at midnight.
Posted Thursday 10/12/17 at 2:11PM EDT
South Park goes after Harvey Weinstein
On last night's episode, when Cartman and his gang (who dubbed themselves “Coon and Friends”) were accused of victimizing innocent people and pooping in little girls’ mouths, Cartman responded: “That’s not true. We’re ‘Coon and Friends,’ not Harvey Weinstein.” Last night’s episode also took on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.