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Amazon Digital Week: Best of Prime TV

Nearly all of our favorite shows are currently on a winter hiatus, but that's no reason to stop watching TV entirely (blasphemy)! Luckily, there's a wealth of shows available to watch for free via Amazon Prime . Here are some suggestions for the best TV available:     1. Downton Abbey                     2. Transparent                     3. Under the Dome                     4. Alpha House                    5. Vikings                       6. Justified                     7. Extant                     8. The Americans                     9. The Wire                     10. True Blood                   Personally, we plan on using this TV downtime to check out Transparent  which has gotten only rave reviews, including multiple Golden Globe nominations ! And, if you're not already a member of Amazon Prime, you can sign up and get one month free  to begin watching right now.   Let us know which shows you plan on checking out - or which other series you will be watching instead!

Cartoonist Garry Trudeau on Season 2 of Alpha House and Binge-Watching

  Did Garry Trudeau feel the need to change anything for season two of his Capitol Hill satire Alpha House , all ten episode of which roll out on Amazon Prime today? We just tried to do it better, the Doonesbury cartoonist tells Vulture of the series, which stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy as a quartet of GOP congressmen sharing a D.C. townhouse. We tried to make the stories faster, funnier, and edgier all that good stuff.  Read More... //

Season Two Of Alpha House Is Now Available On Amazon Prime

Amazons first original series has now begun its second season. Alpha House , which follows a group of Republican senators who live together in a house in DC, has added ten new episodes to its library on Amazon Prime . Alpha House stars John Goodman as Gil John Briggs, a Senator who, during the second season, must fend off a Democratic challenger and win re-election. This plot is ripped straight from the headlines; Alpha House s debut comes less than two weeks before midterm elections in the US.   Read More... //

Season Two Of Amazons Alpha House Gets October 24th Release Date

Amazon Instant Video s new series are currently the talk of the town, but as Transparent and its ilk look to launch Amazon up to Netflixs level, the sites first original program is set to return. Alpha House , which stars John Goodman as one of four Republican Senators who live together, will begin its second season on October 24th . Alpha House, which was first announced late in 2012 , was one of the comedies included in Amazons first round of competing pilots. Of those programs, only Alpha House and Betas received full series orders, and the latter series was ultimately dropped after a single season. Though Alpha House itself received only lukewarm reviews , Amazon decided to pick it up for one more year, banking on the star power of Goodman and series creator Garry Trudeau .  Read More... //

Amazon Announces ‘Alpha House’ Season 2; Picks Up 6 New Series

Amazon is continuing their push into creating original content with orders for six new series from high profile creators like Chris Carter  (The X-Files ), Jill Soloway ( Six Feet Under ), Roman Coppola ( Moonrise Kingdom ) and more. Additionally, Amazon has also renewed their hit series  Alpha House , starring John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy as four Republican senators and housemates for a second season. Read More... //

'Alpha House' Renewed for Second Season by Amazon

John Goodman revealed that the series has been picked up for a second season.  Read More... //

'Alpha House' Finale to Feature Anthony Weiner, Bill Murray

Anthony Weiner is among the politicians and newspeople set to appear in the season finale of Amazon Studios' Alpha House . The former New York Representative, who found himself at the center of sexting scandals and unsuccessfully campaigned for New York mayor last year, will make a cameo in the Jan. 10 closer.  Read More...   //

‘Alpha House’ Star Haley Joel Osment: GOP Offers ‘So Much More Humor’ These Days (Video)

Amazon dives into the original content pool on Nov. 15 with its original series “Alpha House,” which stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy as a quartet of Republican senators who live together in Washington, D.C. TheWrap sat down with stars Haley Joel Osment, Yara Martinez, Mark Consuelos and Clark Johnson to talk about the series, which comes from “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau, to talk about the new endeavor.   Read More... //

‘Alpha House’ Stars Mark Consuelos and Clark Johnson: We’re Slamming All Politicians

Amazon’s new original series “Alpha House” — from “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau — might revolve around the comedic antics of a quartet of Republican senators/roommates, but rest assured, media-bias watchdogs: Both sides of the political aisle will be taking their lumps. TheWrap sat down with “Alpha House” stars Mark Consuelos and Clark Johnson — who play senators Andy Guzman and Robert Bettencourt, respectively. The two chatted about the art of playing Republican, and the bipartisan skewering that the show — premiering Nov. 15 — will offer.   Read More... //

John Goodman and Matt Malloy talk 'Alpha House'

HitFix's Liane Bonin Starr talks with "Alpha House" stars John Goodman and Matt Malloy about their latest gig -- playing Republican Senators who share a rented house in Washington D.C.  Read More... //