Netflix sets official Friday drop time for 'House of Cards'

Netflix confirmed that all 13 episodes of the second season of "House of Cards" will be available for streaming at 3:01 a.m. (ET) tomorrow (Feb. 14).

There had been bad reports of a midnight launch. That's in part the result, I suspect, of careless reporting and Netflix using Pacific Time, which is three hours behind Eastern Time. But it's not even midnight Pacific Time; it's 12:01 a.m. So let's just be blunt and say those who reported it that way are bad reporters.

I have never seen as much bad reporting as there is in connection with this great series. Remember the widespread online reports that there would be no third season -- a report knocked down here, but reported across the web on sites like Gold Derby, Politico and Huffington Post?

Kevin Spacey announced a Season 3 last week during an interview in New York with The Sun.

And just a footnote on the ever-so-spoiled, on-demand audience we have become. With snow socking in much of the East Coast today, some social media weenies were asking Netflix to release "House of Cards" today because they were housebound and wanted to watch.

Not going to happen, Netflix says. (That's the word as of 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time Thursday, anyway.)

But it does make me want to cry for those poor, poor housebound folks who have nothing better to do than get on Twitter and ask for special treatment.

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