Game of Thrones Sets a New Record with Season 6 Premiere

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Game of Thrones sets a new record with Season 6 premiere

Counting streaming numbers and two encores from Sunday night, the Season 6 premiere attracted 10.7 million viewers, which is 400,000 more than last year’s Game of Thrones season finale.


Report: Michael Strahan’s Live exit date has been bumped up to May 13

Instead of sticking around through the summer, as was originally planned, Strahan will leave Live in just 2 1/2 weeks, according to People.


Kelly Ripa pulled off the nearly impossible with her Live return

Ripa declared “our long national nightmare is over” this morning, and called it a "bizarre time." “I needed a couple days to gather my thoughts,” she said of her abrupt absence. In doing so, as Emily Yahr points out, "Ripa returned to her show with a speech that was funny, sincere, emotional, practical, relatable and — unexpected for anything in showbiz– extremely candid. It was so pitch-perfect that it should be taught in morning show TV host schools. In other words, she did some seriously impressive damage control." PLUS: This was "genuinely riveting television -- not reality-show staged but compellingly real."


Rob Riggle to star in a TBS pilot for a weekly sports-themed late-night show

Riggle could join fellow Daily Show alums Samantha Bee and Jason Jones on TBS, if Rob Riggle’s Sportsbook is picked up. The weekly show will mock the 24-hour sports news cycle from the “sports and entertainment capital of the world”: Las Vegas.


Rachael Ray and Full House’s Aunt Becky mock Beyonce’s “Becky” drama

Ray, who has been confused with possible real Becky Rachel Roy, posted an idea for serving Lemonade, while Fuller House’s Lori Loughlin posted “Wasn't me. #beckywiththegoodhair #lemonade” PLUS: James Corden joined Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel in late-night poking fun of Beyonce’s Lemonade.


South Park throws shade at Tom Brady

The show’s Instagram account weighed in on the Patriots QB’s upheld suspension.


Donald Trump: Elect me so Lena Dunham will move to Canada!

The Girls star has threatened to move to Vancouver if Trump becomes president. To which The Donald responded this morning: “She’s a B-actor, and has no mojo. I heard Whoopie Goldberg said that too. That would be a great, great thing for our country.”


Lucifer
boss didn’t expect Fox to approve the Season 1 finale twist

The initial plan was to hold the twist for this fall, during Season 2.


Jimmy Fallon recalls the time Prince destroyed him in Ping-Pong

Prince’s reps once called The Tonight Show host to challenge him in a game of ping-pong — in private. PLUS: Watch Ellen’s touching tribute to Prince, and Questlove also shared his favorite Prince stories.


NBC’s Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony will be hosted by Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Savannah Guthrie

This will be Lauer’s 11th Olympic games, while Vieira will be on hand for her third opening ceremony.


Analyzing the 217-member Twin Peaks revival cast list

There are many “Past Lynchians” making their Twin Peaks debut. But there are also a number of omissions, including Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Ontkean and Joan Chen.


Turner Classic Movies teams with Criterion for a new film streaming service

FilmStruck will be aimed at film buffs.


Disney Channel sets Adventures in Babysitting premiere date

The remake of the 1987 Elisabeth Shue film, Disney Channel’s 100th original movie, debuts on June 24.


JoJo’s new Bachelorette promo features a man on a unicorn

“She’s rewriting her happy ending,” says the teaser that aired during Dancing with the Stars.