VH1 Scraps The Osbournes Reboot

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VH1 scraps The Osbournes reboot
Sharon Osbourne has been talking about bringing back the MTV reality show for six- to eight-episode limited run. But a VH1 exec says, “it just didn’t come together for us.”

The Wire cast and creator call for peace in Baltimore
David Simon took to his blog to call for peace: “If you can’t seek redress and demand reform without a brick in your hand, you risk losing this moment for all of us in Baltimore. Turn around. Go home. Please.” Meanwhile, Andrew Royo tweeted: “To my Beloved city Baltimore..I feel your pain. Stand up..rise UP without breaking down! Discipline not Destruction.” PLUS: Larry Wilmore tapes a special message calling for calm.

Viola Davis is set to play Harriet Tubman in an HBO movie
The How to Get Away With Murder star is poised to play the slave-turned-abolitionist in an HBO film based on Tubman biography Bound For The Promised Land by historian Kate Clifford Larson.

This map shows the most popular TV show in each state
Based on IMDb ratings, Breaking Bad is unsurprisingly tops in New Mexico, while Arrested Development is No. 1 in California.

Showtime didn’t need permission to defile the Keebler Elves on Happyish
“We didn’t” ask permission, says Showtime boss David Nevins. “It’s First Amendment protected. It’s not a Keebler endorsement. The show is all about satirizing the ad world, so it makes ample use of brands throughout. That’s one of the things you can do in premium.”

Ted 2 trailer adds lyrics to the Law & Order theme
Watch as Ted and Mark Wahlberg’s character make up new lyrics to the L&O intro.

The Good Wife bringing back Wallace Shawn
He’ll reprise his role as lawyer/fixer Charles Lester in the season finale.

Bryan Batt reflects on Mad Men, joins MTV’s Scream
The Sal Romano actor will play the mayor on the MTV series.

Real-life tech reporters got the “Hollywood treatment” as guest-stars on Silicon Valley
Re/code founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg spent six hours shooting what ended up being four minutes of screen time.

History channel orders an iconic weapons competition
Forged in Fire will pit “master weaponsmiths” in a competition to re-create iconic weapons, from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords.

Why Game of Thrones‘ new Sansa Stark storyline is the right call
The changed storyline has some book readers flipping out, but Sansa’s scenes “crackled with potential storytelling energy” in just one episode, as Nate Jones points out. PLUS: What is the House of Black and White?, how Tyrion’s storyline is different in the books, why Margaery Tyrell is one of GoT‘s true heroes, the season premiere has jumped to 18.1 million viewers, and “Tommen” calls that scene “very disturbing.”

How Chris Hardwick became the “Dick Clark of Nerds”
The former MTV Singled Out star has hit it big with his Nerdist, @midnight” and Talking Dead.

The Simpsons is coming to Minecraft on PlayStation 4
Minecraft players this week will be able to create blocky renditions of the Simpson family.