TV News Roundup: ‘Homeland’ S6 Premiere Ratings, Tyler Perry Gets People’s Choice Award

In today’s TV News Roundup, Amazon’s “The Collection” gets a premiere date, Masterpiece announces a partnership on new series “Press,” “Homeland” premiere ratings, and more. RATINGS Showtime made the “Homeland” Season 6 premiere available to its subscribers more than two weeks before its linear debut — a move that appears to have paid off. While… Read more »

Great Job, Internet!: Unearthed romance novel has everything: Vikings, vampires, ISIS, time travel, a chef

Sandra Hill is an insanely prolific author whose supernatural romance novels have landed her on The New York Times bestseller list. The flagship of her fleet is perhaps the Deadly Angels series, which follows a series of sexy vangels—Viking vampire angels—through adventures as lusty as they are dangerous.

Most of them seem like pretty standard fare: muscly Viking man journeys to the future (or the past), then adventures with a human woman who “thrums with sensual energy.” Perhaps Hill got bored when writing the series’ seventh entry, The Angel Wore Fangs, because, as pointed out by author Harry Connolly, this thing’s got a plot that just won’t quit. It’s the supernatural romance genre’s Finnegans Wake.

It begins with a 1,000-year-old Viking vampire angel named Cnut Sigurdsson. Normally, Cnut would slay a few Lucipires (demon vampires, natch) and swish his cascading locks across an …

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Prime Pantry promotions

Amazon’s back at it again with another Prime Pantry promotion, and this time around, it’s celebrating Chinese New Year with a selection of Asian cooking essentials.

If you include $25 worth of eligible items in your next Prime Pantry box, you’ll automatically save $5 at checkout, no promo code required. Options include sriracha, soy sauce, wasabi peas, udon noodles, and more …

Great Job, Internet!: Warm up your head (or hide your frosted tips) with some hot-as-fuck Guy Fieri beanies

Most of the gear you can find online featuring Guy Fieri, that slop of accessories and frosted tips, oscillates between knock-off bowling shirts and official tees that proclaim Guy’s many catchphrases (one of which is apparently an incorrect pronunciation of Worcestershire). But it looks like Flavortown fans have now been blessed with a product that’s as tasteful as the man isn’t.

Made from a soft, warm blend of cotton and wool, these knit beanies eschew orange flames and dragon iconography for solid colors and a Fieri badge placed front and center. In it, Fieri, clad in his signature shades, is posed with two sets of tongs that we’re guessing aren’t meant for a salad bowl. One size fits all, whether or not you are using it to cover up some frosted tips held in place with industrial-strength hair product.

Daniel Pyne Takes Over as ‘Bosch’ Showrunner

OK, try to stay with us here.

Daniel Pyne (“Fracture,” “The Manchurian Candidate”) has taken over as “Bosch” showrunner, replacing Eric Overmyer in the role.

As previously reported, Overmyer dropped the day-to-day duties on the  Amazon original series to be the showrunner on another, “The Man in the High Castle.” There, he replaced Frank Spotnitz, who left the role mid-production on Season 2.

Joining “Bosch” as an executive producer is John Mankiewicz (“House of Cards,” “House”), a regular collaborator of Pyne’s. Overmyer will remain an executive producer on “Bosch.” Got all that?

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Based on the best-selling Michael Connelly mystery novels, “Bosch” is currently in production on Season 3, and already has a Season 4 order from Amazon. The author has an executive producer credit on the series.

The hour-long series “Bosch” stars Titus Welliver as Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.

“Bosch” was developed for television by Overmyer. In addition to all those mentioned above, “Bosch” is also executive produced by Henrik Bastin and Pieter Jan Brugge. Welliver also serves as producer.

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What Are the ‘FANG’ Stocks? A Short Explainer

CNBC’s Jim Cramer is known for his voluble stock advocacy, but the “Mad Money” host also made a key contribution to contemporary Wall Street lexicon, as he’s the one who coined “FANG” as a term for the stocks of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet.

And those FANG stocks had quite a bite in 2015, when they averaged a robust 83 percent increase — during a year when the S&P 500 actually finished down less than 1 percent. Netflix, which jumped 134 percent in 2015, was the top performing stock in the entire S&P 500.

The four FANG companies couldn’t repeat that outsize performance last year, however, as Wall Street hunted for value elsewhere. All four stocks ended 2016 higher than they started it, with Amazon up 11 percent, Facebook up 10 percent, Netflix up 8 percent and Alphabet edging up 2 percent. Still, the FANGs didn’t even perform up to the Dow Jones industrial average, which rose 13 percent last year.

Also Read: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet Q4 Earnings Preview: What to Watch For

Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet are all reporting fourth-quarter and full-year earnings over the next three weeks, with Netflix going first after markets close on Wednesday. Investors and media analysts should have a particular interest in the status of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video’s international expansion, as each streaming video service added more than 100 countries last year.

And while Wall Street is still playing close attention to the fates of the FANGs, Cramer has moved on to a different, more aviation-inspired acronym. Booting Netflix in favor of Chinese e-commerce and tech giant Alibaba and accounting for Google’s name change, Cramer has a new group of stocks to watch: the FAAAs.

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Anker PowerCore Fusion charger, $21 with code 321KINJA

The newest member of Anker’s insanely popular PowerCore battery pack family pulls double duty as a USB wall charger, and you can save 20 percent at launch with promo code 321KINJA.

I’ve been playing around with the PowerCore Fusion for a little over a week, and it’s already replaced a bunch of now-redundant gear in my …