Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 13 May 2015

Shocking. Trash TV talk show tells 13 year old girl she will be reunited with her mother ...
... but the shocking show on Cambodia's MyTV channel then surprises the poor emotional girl who last saw her mom when she was just 6, with a gay cross-dresser in a shameful Mother's Day prank.
The disgusting MyTV is then forced to issue an apology after shocked people accuse the show and channel of exploitation.

American Idol in America cancelled.
FOX explains why American Idol's 15th season will be its last. "Pretty emotional decision" to can the once hit show after 15 seasons.
A reflective retrospective trying to put American Idol in context and what it meant for American pop culture. American Idol was the victim of its own success.

How superheroes are saving TV.
From Flash and Arrow to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil, how superheroes are growing on TV with even more dramas about them coming to the small screen.

If you only were to pay for the individual TV channels you wanted ...
You're going to end up paying a LOT more. CNBC tries to determine what individual pay-TV channels will cost if you pay a la carte for separate TV channels instead of a bundled product.

Disney cancels Phineas and Ferb on Disney XD (DStv 304).
The funny animation show which won 3 Emmys is done after 126 episodes. The show was unapologetically complex, unabashedly silly, and unambiguously cheerful.

Game of Thrones' map and opening credits explained.
A Game of Thrones producer explains the mechanical map and moving automatons, why the locations actually change, and why the same locations don't appear every week.

Drama Empire increases to 18 episodes.
Second season on FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131) will go from 12 to 18 episodes.