HBO renews "Game of Thrones" for Seasons 5 and 6
The HBO series "is a phenomenon like no other,” says HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo. “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling.”


Can “Justified” right itself?
Season 5, which ends tonight, has been a disappointment, especially with so few episodes left in the series. PLUS: Damon Herriman was glad to see Dewey Crowe on for most of the season.


Maryland fails to pass a “House of Cards” tax credits bill at the last minute
The Maryland House of Delegates was on the verge of passing an increase in the Netflix drama’s tax credits to $18.5 million, when three delegates wanted to add a condition that would’ve required the show to pay back the money should it leave the state.


“Sharknado 2” is basically an extension of “Sharknado”
“We never stopped making the first movie,” director Anthony C. Ferrante said today at NBC Universal’s press day. “This thing never stopped…If it stayed in Los Angeles it would have been boring." PLUS: "This is the most important film ever made about climate change," says "Sharknado 2's" Judah Friedlander.


“New Girl” planning to reset the show and go back to basics, with a lighter tone
“I think this year we got a little heavy, we got a little into that emotional arc, and I think this show completely exists without all that heaviness,” says creator Liz Meriwether, who adds that she wants to return to the fun of the pilot.


“Mad Men” might be channeling “Midnight Cowboy” in its final season
Stan Rizzo is wearing Jon Voight’s outfit in promo shots. And Stan shares the same last name as Dustin Hoffman’s Ratso Rizzo. PLUS: Seth Meyers unveils his Don Draper impression.


Stephen Colbert doesn’t need his “Stephen Colbert” character to be an excellent “Late Show” host
Colbert has proven to have a great TV presence with his real persona, as shown in many TV interviews.


“Family Guy” joins Instagram
Check out Peter Griffin’s vacation pic.


Johnny Depp kisses Jimmy Kimmel again
This was their 2nd kiss in a year. Says Depp: "I feel bad about it, but I also feel like between you and I, it's kind of an 'anything goes' kind of thing. You know what I mean?” PLUS: Kimmel spoofs “Game of Thrones” with KFC ad.