TV News: Thrones, Major, Sinatra, Dallas

Game of Thrones
The fifth episode of the third season of “Game of Thrones” broke records again with 5.35 million tuning in – and 6.7 million viewers for the night.

Factor in On Demand, DVR, repeats, HBO Go, etc. it’s estimated that episodes of the show garner 13.4 million viewers overall. In fact, the growth the fantasy drama has seen this series (up 15%) has seen it beating out HBO’s perennial ratings champ “True Blood”. [Source: The Live Feed]

Major Crimes
The second season of TNT’s “The Closer” spinoff series is getting up-sized with the order of four additional episodes.

That brings its second season episodes total to nineteen, nearly double that of the first season’s ten. [Source: Deadline]

Oscar winning doco maker Alex Gibney has been hired to helm an untitled four-hour documentary mini-series about the life and music of Frank Sinatra for HBO.

The story is described as an up close and personal examination of Sinatra, his life, his music and his legendary career.


TNT has renewed the hit drama series “Dallas” for a third season. A fifteen episode season will go into production for airing in early 2014.

The series centers on the Ewing clan, an enormously wealthy Texas family whose sibling rivalries, romantic betrayals, corruption and even murder are truly legendary. [Source: Deadline]