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You may think that there's no way Game of Thrones could top the Oberyn Martell vs. Gregor Clegane battle in terms of jaw-dropping intensity, and you may be right.

Then again, we all thought that after season 3's infamous Red Wedding scene, and look how wrong we were.

GoT has a history of pulling out the big guns for the ninth episode of a given season, and Kit Harington - who plays Jon Snow on the series - says season 4 is no exception and the upcoming throwdown between wildlings and Night's Watchmen will make the Battle of Blackwater Bay look like a Joffrey vs. Tyrion slap fight.

"I think it's as big as Thrones has gone at the moment," says Harington. "I think it's no secret that it's the most expensive episode they've ever made and a lot of that is due to CGI."

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The latest episode of The Real Housewives of New York City offered plenty in the way of dramatic fireworks, but if the new numbers are any indication, fans are simply losing interest the ladies' lavish lives.

All season, the show has been receiving its lowest ratings since its premiere in 2008. This week's installment marked an all-time low for the series with just 1.1 million viewers.

Worse, the show pulled in just over 500,000 viewers in the all-important 18-49 demographic.

Sources say Andy Cohen and other Bravo execs have declared that something must be done and are planning to either fire all the Housewives and completely overhaul the cast for season 7, or simply cancel the show altogether.

The ratings for season 5 of RHONY were considered disappointing by the network and the current audience for season 6 is a full 13% smaller.

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All hail, Game of Thrones, King of the Andals, first of its name and all-time ratings champion!

Yes, the numbers for season 4, episode 8 of Game of Thrones are in, and the wildly popular series has officially surpassed The Sopranos as the most-watched series in HBO's history.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit series Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.

No small feat for a show based on a series of door-stop books written in a genre that was previously associated with anti-social nerds and aging cosplay enthusiasts.

For its peak episode in 2002 The Sopranos drew in an audience of 18.2 million viewers. GoT beat that number for the first time last week with 18.4 million tuning in. Prior to the acclaimed mob series that launched in 1999, no premium cable program had ever amassed an audience close to that size.

To put things in perspective, the much-ballyhooed Breaking Bad finale of last year drew a meager-by-comparison 10.4 million viewers and that aired on a network that doesn't require a paid subscription.

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Season 2 of Orange is the New Black doesn't premiere until Friday, but early reviews for the Netlflix original series are already in, and according to critics the second go-round will definitely leave you demanding a longer sentence.

Check out some raves for the beloved female prison dramedy below:

"This round is just as addicting as the first, the ensemble rising to the occasion of topping their first outing." - Joanne Ostrow

"The producers find a way to bring in a new crop of fresh characters without losing the old zany favorites." - David Hinckley

"The series grapples with familial and societal forces in the service of an ensemble that counts among television's most engaging." - Matt Brennan

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The One Who Knocks is also The One Who Gets Buzzed About A Lot on Twitter.

Nielson has released a rundown of the 10 most Tweeted shows in 2013-2014, ranking programs by the number of times they were mentioned on that social media network between September 1, 2013 and May 25, 2014.

What does the list prove?

Ready to countdown the Top 10? Let's do this...

Dancing with the Stars
Did you see the latest Tango? How about that Rumba?!? Even through 18 seasons, Dancing with the Stars remains a must-Tweet event.

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If you haven't heard, Game of Thrones is a pretty popular show on HBO.

But while the series has no problems in the ratings department, the pacing of its plot could cause some issues down the line:

You see, the soon-to-be concluding fourth season of GoT is based on the second half of the novel, A Storm of Swords, which is the third book in George R.R. Martin's best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Naturally, due to its incredible worldwide popularity, Game of Thrones has already been renewed for seasons 5 and 6, which will air over the course of the next two years, during which time Martin will hopefully publish the sixth book in the ASOIAF set.

The problem is, we already know Martin has yet to start writing the seventh book in the series, and now comes news that will likely give GoT fans a headache to put Oberyn Martell's to shame:

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Dascha Polanco is one of the many stars of Orange is the New Black who look very different in real life, a fact she proved again while talking with reporters at a recent GLAAD event.

Naturally, most of the questions fired at Dascha had to do with what's in store for the second season of OITNB. 

As expected, she remained tight-lipped and pretended to whisper important plot details into a journalist's ear.

She did divulge (possibly jokingly) one tidbit about season 2 which may seem a bit surprising given that the show takes place almost entirely behind prison walls.

"Lots of sex," Dascha whispers coyly at one point. Generally, prisons rank up there with funeral homes as one of the least sexy places on earth, but the first season already showed us that sometimes love can bloom in the cafeteria line.

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Spoiler alert: If you haven't watched Game of Thrones season 4, episode 8, you may not want to read any further.

In fact, if you missed it last night, go watch Game of Thrones online at TV Fanatic right now, because the last ten minutes of "The Mountain and The Viper" offered up one of the most epically brutal scenes the show has given us thus far.

Pedro Pascal and Hafpor Julius Bjornsson

Okay, so now we've established that you either saw the episode or you hate surprises, and we're free to talk about the incredibly intense fight between Oberyn Martell and Gregor Clegane, as well as the actors' enlightening/hilarious reactions to the hard-to-watch scene.

In response to the brutal battle, Pedro Pascal - who played Oberyn - tweeted simply, "Ouch," followed by, "I s--t you not, I can't get rid of this headache."

Pascal and Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, the world's second strongest man who portrays Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on the HBO series gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter in which they discussed the difficulty of shooting such a carefully choreographed and emotionally charged scene:

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Ann B. Davis, the actress behind Alice on The Brady Bunch, fell in her bathroom today, suffering a subdural hematoma and never regaining consciousness.

She was 88 years old.

Ann B. Davis Pic

Despite her age, Davis' death came as a surprise to the couple with whom she lived.

One roommate tells TMZ that Davis was in good health, walking downstairs on Saturday evening to say goodnight.

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Kevin, Paul and Winnie... oh my!

With brother Ben Savage set to return to the small screen this summer in Girl Meets World, Fred Savage threw it back for Thursday yesterday in a series of fun Twitter photos with his former Wonder Years colleagues.

  • The Wonder Years Cast Photo
  • The Wonder Years Cast Pic

To help celebrate the upcoming DVD release of this memorable sitcom, Savage posed with former costars Josh Saviano, Danica McKellar and others online, brining back wonderful memories for fans of the Arnold family.

The Wonder Years aired from 1988-1994 and won an Emmy after just six episodes.

Go back in time with these fun #TBT pics above and check out more memorable celebrity selfies from the past year after the jump:

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