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Frank Underwood and Selina Meyer Trade Places

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The stars from two of social TV’s biggest hits are swapping personas while smiling for the cameras.

Entertainment Weekly is out with two different covers donning Kevin Spacey dressed as Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ “Veep” character Selina Meyer and Louis-Dreyfus dressed as Spacey’s “HOC” character Frank Underwood. Our reaction: Spacey looks quite lovely in red while sitting at “her” Oval Office desk; Dreyfus’ Spacey-pose at the Lincoln Statue might be more authentic if she loses the smile.

The covers are for the magazine’s 25 best characters on TV list. Some of the characters chosen come from “Orange Is the New Black,” “Mad Men,” “Scandal,” “Girls,” “Game of Thrones,” and more.

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Aaron Sorkin’s Take on the Rise of TV Binge-Watching

aaron-sorkin_rAaron Sorkin made headlines this week for asking “The Newsroom” fans to “start over” ahead of the final season; he also gave his take on whether “binge-watching” is changing the way traditional TV writers work.

“I love House of Cards just like everybody else, I binge-watch it just like everybody else, but House of Cards is obviously the anti-West Wing,” Sorkin said during a Tribeca Film Festival panel. “I am a binge-watcher myself. If House of Cards or any other show can get me not wanting to stop, good on them. I don’t think writers or show runners are changing their style at all.”

Sorkin’s take definitely applies to his work, as his HBO show depicting the TV news industry plays like a traditional TV show airing over the course of a full season, with a week between episodes. As a result, plot and character development develop at a slower pace, as opposed to a show like “House of Cards,” where, spoiler alert, a leading character can rise from a U.S. Congressman, to Vice President, to president all over the course of 26 episodes–or for dedicated viewers, over one enjoyable binge-watching weekend.

But with binge-released shows like “House of Cards,” and “Orange Is the New Black,” still only a couple years old, it’s a little early to see if writers for traditional TV shows are changing their style to meet the demand for quicker entertainment.

Another TV star also appeared at the film festival, stepping back into his legendary TV role.

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‘Veep’ Renewed for Fourth Season; Show Prompts Fans to Call Fake Campaign Number

HBO’s hit political comedy “Veep,” which has a knack for weaving social media references about Twitter and Instagram into the show, announced that it’s been renewed for a fourth season today.

And what did fans get when calling the number written in that tweet? Well, in trademark Vice President Selina Meyer (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) fashion, “voters” received an unintended earful.

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‘House of Cards’ live tweets ‘Scandal’ as Kerry Washington and others reply

Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 5.15.13 PMHouse of Cards continues to ramp up their social TV footprint and it’s now going way beyond just sharing their own show’s content. The show’s official Twitter account, @HouseofCards live tweeted Thursday night’s episode of Scandal and made a point to engage with cast members who were live-tweeting the show.  Read more

‘House of Cards’ Sebastian Arcelus on the season two premier

Screen Shot 2014-02-15 at 4.51.08 PMYesterday, Lost Remote attended a premier party and screening for the highly anticipated season two of House of Cards. Sebastian Arcelus, who plays Deputy Editor Lucas Goodwin was in attendance to introduce the premier episode. Last season, the fact that a high quality show was streaming online became the main story. Yesterday’s event that featured influential bloggers, reports and representatives from major social networks shows Netflix devotion to the new world of TV. Here’s Sebastian’s introduction. Read more

‘House of Cards’ Renewed for Third Season

House of Cards 304Its second season debuts on Valentines Day, but fans who love “House of Cards” have reason to rejoice before then: the show has been renewed for a third season.

“I am shooting Season Three. End of story. There is no debate,” show star Kevin Spacey told The Baltimore Sun. “Yes, we’re coming back to Baltimore. We love Baltimore. We’ve had a nice time. We can’t wait to return.”

The show has served as a trailblazer for online-only TV, drawing nine Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe nominations for its first season (including a win for actress Robin Wright) and threatening traditional TV’s prowess with its binge-release strategy.

The show living on for a third season is big news for second screen in that it suggests the binge-release, online only hallmark can go beyond just one or two seasons, potentially becoming no different than traditional TV shows that run as long as a decade. Read more

12% of Americans commit ‘Netflix Adultery’ [study]

Updated with infographic. Netflix, the streaming giant that’s about to release a new season of Arrested Development just launched a genius marketing and PR campaign that hilariously explains the binge-watching internet culture they’ve defined and invigorated.  New York Magazine’s The Cut coined the term “Netflix Adultery,” the act of binge-watching TV episodes ahead of your significant other when you promised them you’d watch together. Have you been a victim of this horrendous crime? According to Netflix’s survey of 2000 American adults, “12 percent confessed to watching ahead on TV shows they were supposed to save to watch with their partners. ” Also, “ten percent admitted to being the victim of Netflix adultery, which means either 2 percent are blissfully unaware of their partners’ indiscretions, or the cheaters are hitting multiple victims.” Read more

30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Breakout Kings, and Battleground nominated for 2013 Streamy Awards

The third annual Streamy Awards is set to take place next Sunday, February 17th. Better know as the Streamys, the awards show honors excellence in original online programming and those behind it. “Comic/actor/writer/composer/Wired Magazine contributor/Talking Dead host and founder of Nerdist Industries” Chris Hardwick will host the show, which will take place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Read more