TV Around the Web – August 9th, 2014

– News broke last week that Allison Williams (Girls) won the role of Peter Pan in NBC’s Peter Pan Live. Ever wondered why Peter is usually played by a woman? Slate¬†explains the history of the role.

– More money, more problems, indeed. Priceonomics delves into the business – and problems – of providing Hollywood with piles of fake cash.

The Knick debuted last night on Cinemax. The Hollywood Reporter has a great review of the show and its place in Cinemax’s rebranding. (Then you can check out our recaphere.)

Outlander debuts on Starz tonight. Anne Helen Petersen of BuzzFeed interviewed the cast and explains how well the show manages to depict both its women and men. If you haven’t already watched it online, this may convince you to tune in.

– Last time I got cable installed, I was on the phone for 3 hours and 19 minutes with the cable company and then the tech missed my first appointment. In the latest installment of The Verge‘s series on cable giant Comcast, techs sound off on why this always seems to happen.