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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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(SPOILERS) Julia-Louis Dreyfus Livetweets ‘Veep’ Finale

HBO’s screwball political comedy “Veep” ended its third season last night, and one now has to wonder whether the show’s name might need tweaking before next season.

If you haven’t watched, major spoilers ahead. Star Julia-Louis Dreyfus livetweeted during the finale, tweeting a victorious image of her alter-ego, Selina Meyer, who reached the political mountaintop.

Dreyfus also answered excited fans’ questions. Read more

HBO Might Not Want ‘Veep’ Star to ‘GO’ on Anymore Talk Shows

VeepIf you are a loyal HBOVeep” viewer, you know Matt Walsh‘s “Mike” character as the lovably inept communications director for Vice President Selina Meyer. After this morning, HBO executives might not be loving him as much.

“Or get your friends HBOGO number, you don’t even have to get it you know,” Walsh said in response to Fox News’ Steve Doocy urging people to watch the show on HBO or HBOGO.

“They’re going to hate you for saying that,” Fox News’ Anna Kooiman jokingly said to Walsh. “Stop it!” he joked back.

The exchange was all in good fun, but Walsh’s joke highlights a wider issue for HBO, both in losing potential customers who can just borrow their friends or families password, or angry paying customers when the network crashes.

As we reported in March, HBOGO crashed during the “True Detective” season finale; HBO said the outage was due to “overwhelmingly popular demand,” which they’re right about–there’s a lot more demand, when more and more non-paying people can log into the streaming service.

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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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How CNN and SnappyTV created social TV producers for the debates

Debate season is in full force and social TV continues to define viewers reactions to these broadcasted spectacles. In our preview of the first election we wrote about CNN allowing viewers to become live TV producers by giving viewers the opportunity to clip and share their favorite moments in real-time. SnappyTV is the social TV technology platform that has made this possible for both the first presidential debate and tonight’s veep debate. The company has just released an infographic visualizing tonight’s debate and snaps. We also learned more about how this forward-thinking partnership with CNN works. Read more