Game of Thrones’ fourth season premiered to great ratings + it’s been renewed for 2 more seasons. Billy is on the street with Paul Rudd + More. It’s the TV Buzz for Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Check it out below.
Game of Thrones premiere ratings
The fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones was huge. In the US, the episode was seen by 6.6 million viewers during the 9 p.m. airing (+ another 1.6 million during the 11 p.m. / 1 a.m. airings). So at least 8.2 million people saw it legally on TV. It also shut down HBO Go. The season three finale last June had 5.4 million viewers. It was the most watched HBO event since the series finale of The Sopranos in 2007 (which did 11.9 million). [Vulture]
In Canada, it was the most-watched premiere in HBO Canada history with more than 1.1 million viewers. Big tip for this Sunday night’s episode: you will need to watch it live. Trust me. The Internet will explode following the fourth season’s second episode.
Game of Thrones was just renewed for two more seasons…Which I thought was already a give in. [Entertainment Weekly]
Sony wants its own Avengers-type movie series
Sony is looking to expand the Spider-Man movie universe in the same way Marvel/Disney have done with The Avengers series with the famous Sinister Six comic book arc (they’ll also do Venom down the road). They’ve hired Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) for take on the script. Goddard is also attached to write Netflix’s Daredevil series. [Variety]
Billy on the street with Paul Rudd
Here’s Billy on the Street’s Billy Eichner asking strangers if they’d have sex with Paul Rudd, via Funny or Die.
— Netflix has begun casting for their new series, Marco Polo. [The Hollywood Reporter]
— Fox is doing an improv series this May featuring some cast members from Mad TV as well as Cheryl Hines, Steve Carell and Jason Alexander. [TV Line]
— New Girl will get a little lighter when it the wake of the Jess/Nick split. The show’s back with new episodes next week, which is OK because we have TWO episodes of The Mindy Project tonight. [Vulture]
— Teaser posters for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film are up on Cineplex. They feature each turtle with their iconic weapon and colour. [Cineplex]
— There is also a Which Star Trek Captain Are You? quiz. [Buzzfeed, obviously]
I got Reboot James. T. Kirk, again with the obviously.