36% of U.S. Households Are Netflix Subscribers

Norman Weiss

36% of U.S. households are Netflix subscribers
Nielsen found that two in five households subscribe to a streaming service, with 13% using Amazon and 6.5% subscribing to Hulu Plus.

Bruce Jenner's sit-down with ABC's Diane Sawyer is still on
Despite Jenner delaying his E! docuseries, ABC News is expected to air an interview with Jenner late next month about his transition from a man to a woman.

Report: The View fired a producer for berating Rosie O'Donnell in front of the entire staff
Jennifer Shepard-Brookman was initially suspended for being "profoundly and publicly disrespectful" to Rosie at a production meeting in early February shortly before O'Donnell quit the show, reports Page Six. Last week, the producer was fired.

Tyler Hoechlin exiting Teen Wolf
"Tyler Hoechlin decided he wanted more time to pursue movies," says exec producer Jeff Davis. "We talked and creatively agreed that maybe this was a good season to refocus on the teens of Teen Wolf, and while he won't be a series regular anymore, I can say that you probably won't have seen the last of Derek Hale. We love him and miss him."

Why do The Americans and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have the same hula-hooping girl in their opening credits?
The creators of the Kimmy credits deny any connection, but the video they share is of Getty stock footage filmed in 1958.

Empire's music rarely takes a stand
Pop-music critic Jon Caramanica says of the show's soundtrack: "It sometimes approximates the broad feel of Broadway music, emphasizing relatability over innovation. The show's songs — many of them produced by Timbaland with Jim Beanz — are ambiguously modern, but don't feel of the specific present." PLUS: How accurate is Empire's treatment of bipolar disorder?, Empire meets Dynasty, Empire cast's previous roles, and Lee Daniels is trying to get Oprah for Season 2.

The Walking Dead spinoff to feature "sexy zombies"
"We're going to have sexy zombies!" says Kim Dickens, one of the stars of the AMC spinoff.

Les Moonves: Stephen Colbert's Late Show will be a lot cheaper because Letterman never fired anybody
"Colbert is not going to cost as much," says the CBS boss, pointing out that Colbert is coming from the cable world. "David," he adds, "was unbelievably loyal. He wouldn't fire anybody. So he has people that have been there for years getting paid for not doing very much. People don't know what a good guy he really is."

Jimmy Kimmel on the lack of women in late-night: "You know, TV networks are stupid"
"What will happen," says Kimmel, "is some woman will come along, be super popular, do a great job, and all the other networks will say, 'We must get a woman on the air!' They're sheep, and that's the way it goes, and somebody needs to lead the way." He adds: "If Ellen, Tina Fey, or Amy Poehler decided they wanted to do a late night talk show, it would be no more than three minutes before they'd be given the opportunity. But some of the women that are attractive to networks are too big for it." PLUS: Kimmel won't interrogate President Obama.

John Stamos' Grandpa comedy adds Paget Brewster
She'll play the grandmother to his grandfather, and the mother of Josh Peck on the Fox comedy pilot. MORE CASTING: Melissa Leo joins CBS' LFE, The L Word's Rose Rollins to star in ShondaLand's The Catch, Frankenstein casts the other doctor, Sharon Lawrence joins ABC's Mix, Gabriel Luna to star in ABC's ".A. Crime, Shawn Hatosy to star in CBS' For Justice, Teddy Sears nabs Doubt role on CBS, and Tyler Labine lands a CBS comedy pilot.

Which network shows are on the bubble?
Fresh Off the Boat appears to be safe, but don't be surprised if Stalker and State of Affairs are canceled.

Kurt Sutter unveils The Bastard Executioner logo
The FX medieval series' logo definitely looks heavy metal.

Watch Ben Stiller's Big Time in Hollywood, FL trailer
The Comedy Central series, premiering March 25, features Cuba Gooding Jr. and a cameo by Stiller himself.

Mindy Kaling: My real-life dates are disappointed that I'm not like Mindy from The Mindy Project
"I am dating," she tells Ellen, "but one of the challenges I've noticed is that I'm not very much like my character, who is very wild, and I think that when I go on dates there's this expectation that I'm going to have like 11 martinis and like pass out and spend the night really soon."

Daredevil casts some bad guys
Meet the actors who will play Melvin Potter and Turk Barrett.

Kelly Ripa calls her Broad City character "my alter-ego's alter-ego"
"I play myself," she says. "I sort of play what I like to refer to as my alter-ego's alter-ego. So it's like an alter-ego twice removed. It is a very different version of me."

Dr. Phil's intervention of Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend was "despicable, exploitative"
The Dr. Phil special went so far as to title the spectacle: "EXCLUSIVE: Bobbi Kristina's Boyfriend, Distraught and Out of Control: The Nick Gordon Intervention."

Hugh Bonneville confirms Downton Abbey Christmas special, says next season will be back in 1925
"We're in 1925, so the series has nudged on another six months, and Lady Rose has been on her honeymoon and she's now moved to America," he says.

How The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dreamt up Mr. Burns
Simon was only scared of one guy in Hollywood, Barry Diller. So he decided to turn him into a cartoon. PLUS: Why Simon's era wasn't The Simpsons' golden age.

Netflix engineers got House of Cards to play on an original Nintendo Entertainment System
See what employees did as part of Netflix's Hack Day.

SXSW to include a Game of Thrones SXSWesteros exhibit
Festival-goers will get to pretend to be Arya Stark and test their sword-fighting skills.

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