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Napster reemerges in Canada as a Spotify competitor

The Napster brand has returned, but this time as a subscription music streaming service that is currently only available in Canada.
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Netflix cleverly tries to outwit kids with 5-minute bedtime shows

Netflix is offering a new series of 5-minute Dinotrux shows in an attempt to outwit kids and their stall tactics at bedtime.
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Bryan Cranston’s Sneaky Pete will officially make its way to Amazon in 2016

Sneaky Pete, a drama produced by Bryan Cranston and starring Giovanni Ribisi, has gotten a full season pickup from Amazon Prime following the pilot release.
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TBS picks up mystery comedy Search Party starring Arrested Development alum Alia Shawkat

TBS has picked up a new mystery comedy series, Search Party, starring Arrested Development alum Alia Shawkat as a frustrated, New York-based 20-something.

AMC debuts Seth Rogan’s dark new comic adaptation, Preacher

Last night during The Walking Dead, AMC debuted the trailer for its upcoming series Preacher, starring Dominic Cooper.
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Leonard Nimoy’s son to make a guest appearance on Big Bang Theory

Adam Nimoy, son of the late Leonard Nimoy, is set to guess star as himself on an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory.
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The Muppets settle into primetime as ABC gives full season order

ABC has ordered a full season pickup of the new The Muppets TV show, including three extra episodes to bring the season up to a total of 16 episodes.
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Take a ride with The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus in AMC’s coming reality series

The Walking Dead's Normal Reedus will star in a six-episode reality series for AMC where he explores motorcycle culture throughout the U.S.
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Dead or alive? 5 reasons The Walking Dead didn’t kill off you know who

The last episode has (spoiler alert) left fans reeling as they try and figure out whether a main character has really met his or her demise.
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Fox will take us through animation past and present in special, TV’s Funniest Animated Stars

A Fox special will rank and profile the top 40 animated TV characters, plus interview some of the voice actors behind shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy
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The late night political carousel continues, as Jimmy Kimmel books Hillary on November 5

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on November 5, continuing her rounds in the late night talk show circuit
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Comedians in cars getting paid! Seinfeld tops Forbes list of best-paid comedians

Seinfeld once again topped Forbes ranking as the highest-paid comedian in the world. Check out what he earned, as well as who else made the top 10.
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Simon Cowell makes his snarky return as new judge on America’s Got Talent

Simon Cowell will take over for Howard Stern as the fourth judge on America's Got Talent, the show he created based on U.K. version, Britain's Got Talent
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Trump cancels on Jimmy Kimmel, gets lambasted accordingly

Jimmy Kimmel skewered Donald Trump on last night's episode after the presidential candidate cancelled his appearance on the show at the last minute.
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Tracy Morgan triumphs with Brian Fellows, cameos galore in SNL return

In his triumphant return to host this week's episode of Saturday Night Live, Tracy Morgan brought back old characters like Astronaut Jones and Brian Fellow
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Netflix drops first full trailer for Mr. Show reboot, W/ Bob and David

Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming "reboot" of popular HBO sketch comedy show Mr. Show with Bob and David, called W/Bob and David.
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New York has no idea who Chris Pratt is in this new Billy on the Street segment

A Lightning Round segment from TruTV show Billy on the Street shows that New Yorkers have no clue who actor Chris Pratt is.
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Halle Berry sci-fi series Extant pulled by CBS

Halle Berry's sci-fi drama Extant has been canceled, though Berry will continue to work with the network on a new series called Legalease.
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Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany in talks to work with Jake Gyllenhaal on Stronger

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany is reportedly in talks to play the lead female role, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, in a movie based on Boston Marathon bombing.
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Former Twitter CEO to consult on HBO’s Silicon Valley

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has been hired on to consult for the upcoming third season of HBO comedy Silicon Valley
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John Woo set to produce serial killer thriller series Cognition

John Woo, the man behind such Hollywood hit movies as Mission Impossible II and Face/Off, has been tapped to produce a new TV series called Cognition.
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Miley Cyrus, Hillary Clinton and the Trump circus boost SNL premiere

The premiere episode of Saturday Night Live's new season was up from last year, thanks to host Miley Cyrus and an appearance from Hillary Clinton
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Tina Fey scores commitment from CBS for another new comedy series

Yet another comedy from the team of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, along with Jack Burditt, has received a commitment, this time from CBS
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Netflix snags its first original series from Italy, Suburra

Set to premiere in 2017, Netflix will offer its first original series from Italy, called Subarra, a crime drama that will begin with a movie release
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David Cronenberg says he turned down True Detective because the script was ‘bad’

Director David Cronenberg says he was offered and turned down directing season 2 of True Detective because he thought the script was bad
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Brian Williams takes on first big story in tragic Oregon school shooting

Following his six-month suspension from NBC, Brian Williams returned, this time to MSNBC where he covered the tragic shooting at a school in Roseburg, OR.

Amazon gets streaming rights for The Good Wife writers’ new series BrainDead

Amazon has snagged exclusive streaming rights for the upcoming CBS series BrainDead, from the creators of The Good Wife.
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Netflix books seven new original series aimed at teens and tweens

Netflix has plans to add seven new original series aimed at teens and tween, including animated, stop motion, and live action series.
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See George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch, and more on Kimmel’s Mean Tweets Live week

Jimmy Kimmel brought his popular Mean Tweets segment to the show every day this week, with live reads from a stream of A-list celebrities.
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We pity the fools who don’t check out the upcoming TV remake of the A-Team

20th Century Fox is reportedly in early talks to resurrect popular '80s TV series the A-Team, which made Mr. T a household name
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Hulu lands all seasons of ’80s nostalgia gem The Goldbergs

Hulu will now stream all past episodes of ABC comedy sitcom The Goldbergs, for both options of its service, with commercials and without
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All about the binge: New Netflix data shows which episodes get us hooked

Netflix ran an analysis to try and predict which episode of popular shows got viewers hooked, and delving right into watching the rest of the season
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Sony smuggles in another TV series about notorious kingpin Pablo Escobar

Sony Pictures Television is currently working on a teleseries about Pablo Escobar that will focus on the group who eventually took down the drug kingpin.
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New Nielsen study on streaming points to more bad news for traditional TV

New Nielsen data suggests that broadband-only homes are on the rise, while pay-TV subscriber numbers continue to drop