Happy Thursday (a/k/a almost the weekend very nearly just!), television lovers! Lutie here, your estimable (and modest!) captain as we travel the waters of television news aboard the good ship S.S. TV-Cap. OK so maybe this boat is more metaphorical than literal, but still! TV news! Stuff to read! Another reason for me to live (to write this story just for you, duh)! Oh what a beautiful moooooorniiiiiiing!
But that’s enough with the exclamations. We should be far more serious, what with all this news being bandied about. And not just teeny-tiny, insignificant news. Stuff you really want to know about! Tids and bits from Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Better Call Saul, Shameless, and so much more. I mean, really! If anything today’s TV-Cap is a gift with you in mind, TV lovers. So drink it all in, and enjoy the bounty of bulletins you’re about to ingest. Mmm, so good for you! Tastes like living in technicolor.
The Freak Show is Super Sexual: Jeez, you guys — between the foot/leg as a penis thing and the conjoined twins getting it on with a party hat penis, I have LITERALLY NO IDEA what this season of American Horror Story: Freak Show has in store for us but, I have a feeling we may see Ryan Murphy at his most delightfully demented. But then again he’s like that sorta-crappy boyfriend that had his moments and made you think he’s learned from his mistakes and will treat you right …only to flip the script with major disappointment as a result. So we don’t want to get our hopes up TOO high, but I mean, this just looks so terrifyingly creeptastical and great, right?
Showtime : And not just because it’s 6 days before my birthday. It’s because that’s when some of their best comedy programming — Shameless, House of Lies, and Episodes — will make their return to TV. Hooray! [Deadline]
Mess with Mindy: Now you can fulfill all your fan fiction-flecked fantasies about Dr. Mindy Lahiri and Dr. Danny Castellano of The Mindy Project fame, thanks to Vulture’s latest installment of their TV paper doll series (which is seriously just so great). DIAMOND DANNY LIVES! [Vulture]
Better Sing, Saul: Ugh, trailers and teasers and sneak peek clips are SO done, aren’t they? Why take the normal, easy, typical route of teasing a series when you could do it in a music video instead, yeah? Performed by country artist Junior Brown, the self-titled Better Call Saul tune was co-written by executive producers and co-showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould with help from series composer Dave Porter. [ScreenCrush]
Game of Spoilers: Pictures, here! Step right up and get yer pictures from the set of Game of Thrones‘ fifth season, folks! Of course if you don’t want any spoilers, best to stay away because — HERE’S A SPOILER BEEP BEEP — it features what looks to be Tywin Lannister’s funeral. And also there’s a video that features Loras Tyrell. So, y’know: big things! [WinterIsComing.Net]
Yes, There is Doctor Who Stuff: The BBC may have left their longstanding London-based Television Centre a year ago now, but they’re only just getting around to auctioning off some of their leftover ephemera. Look at all the things! There’s even a giant Matt Smith face. [BuzzFeed]
So — what are you going to buy us from the BBC auction? Let us know in the comments!