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John Lithgow returns to TV as Winston Churchill in Netflix series, The Crown

John Lithgow has been tapped to play Winston Churchill in an upcoming Netflix series, The Crown.
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Is Grantland founder and sports analyst Bill Simmons being courted by HBO?

Fresh off parting ways with ESPN, Bill Simmons may be moving over to the TV format with HBO.
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NBC News just launched a new app on Amazon Fire TV

NBC News is delving into the streaming TV world, confirming a launch on Amazon Fire TV
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Chris Pratt gets pranked with two life-size dinosaurs in YouTube vid

Chris Pratt gets pranked by YouTube star SA Wardega, who scares him with lifelike, animatronic dinosaurs.
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Morgan Freeman to bring his God-like voice to National Geographic’s The Story of God

Morgan Freeman, who many believe has the voice of God, will tell The Story of Good for a new National Geographic series

AMC launches beta for Shudder, a 24/7 streaming horror movie service

Those who received invites are now able to beta test AMC's Shudder horror movie streaming service, which offers tons of horror movies from around the world
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Lena Dunham will steal Homer’s heart in upcoming season of The Simpsons

Actress Lena Dunham will provide her voice talents to the upcoming 27th season of animated comedy The Simpsons as a pharmacist.
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Two new striking trailers drop as True Detective Season 2 readies for launch

Feast your eyes on not one, but two True Detective trailers prior to the second season debut on HBO
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Roku and PlayStation Vue score Showtime’s standalone service, negate Apple’s exclusive

Showtime's just-announced standalone subscription streaming service will be available through Roku players starting in July
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Lifetime’s unauthorized Full House story cast is enough to give you the creeps

Lifetime will air an unauthorized Full House story program later this summer, prior to Netflix's release of its reboot show, Fuller House, in 2016
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Arrested Development Season 5 to hit Netflix in spring 2016 (Update)

Brian Grazer has confirmed that Arrested Development will make a return with 17 new episodes, to premiere in spring 2016.
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Season 2 of Empire confirmed for September 23

The second season of Fox ratings beast Empire is set to premiere on September 23
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The Full House reunion just got ‘Fuller’ as Bob Saget returns

Bob Saget has confirmed that he will reprise his role as Danny Tanner in the reunion episode of the Netflix reboot of Full House, called Fuller House.
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Kaitlin Olson and Lake Bell star in new FX animated series Cassius & Clay

A star-studded cast has signed on to lend their voice acting talents to a new animated series from FX called Cassius & Clay, including Jeffrey Tambor
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Discovery Communications CEO is not a fan of streaming TV

Discovery TV CEO David Zaslav believes that cable has made a mistake by selling its programming to streaming TV services that don't rely on advertising
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Chateu de Cartes? Netflix looks at Gerard Depardieu for French House of Cards

Netflix is rumored to be in talks with French actor Gerard Depardieu to star in a French-language series, similar to House of Cards, called Marseille
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OrangeCon to kick off Orange is the New Black premiere in NYC

Fans can celebrate the third season premiere of Orange is the New Black in style at a NYC even called OrangeCon.
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You don’t got it, dude: Olsen twins say they won’t participate in Full House reunion show

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who together played Michelle Tanner on Full House, will not appear on the reboot show for Netflix, debuting in 2016.
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Epix’s first original series’ includes a thriller and a comedy starring Nick Nolte

Epix will be launching two new original series next fall, including Graves, a comedy starring Nick Nolte.
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Get out your puffy shirts: Seinfeld lands on Hulu June 24

All nine seasons of popular '80s and '90s show Seinfeld will be coming to Hulu starting June 24
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Using Popcorn Time to pirate movies has never been easier thanks to new update

Popcorn Time now lets users stream pirated movies directly from a Web browser.
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Get all the details on Fear The Walking Dead from the man running the show

More details revealed about the first season of Fear the Walking Dead, AMC's spin-off series from The Walking Dead
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Woody Allen calls Amazon series a ‘catastrophic mistake’

Woody Allen is calling his upcoming six-episode TV series for Amazon Instant Video a "catastrophic mistake."
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Amazon’s latest move suggests cord cutters don’t go for reality TV

It seems cord cutters might have more discerning tastes in TV, as Amazon has decided to cut reality shows from its latest licensing deal.
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Resurrected Development: Hulu saves The Mindy Project from cancellation (Update)

Hulu is sending a strong message to traditional TV by resurrecting The Mindy Project for an elongated fourth season after Fox's cancellation of the series.
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Netflix targets China in its bid for global domination

Several reports suggest that Netflix is in talks with providers like Wasu to offer its content in China.
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Funny or Die puts the cable bundle to shame in hilarious new video

Funny or Die pokes fun at the way traditional cable works with a video that looks at how life would be like if everything followed the cable bundle way.
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TNT and TBS gear up for the content wars with new series, big changes

Kevin Reilly, new Chief Content Officer at Turner, has confirmed major changes for TBS and TNT, including a major overhaul of the former network.
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No-diddly! The Simpsons’ Harry Shearer turns down $14 million, leaves show after 26 years

Harry Shearer, voice of key characters like Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, and Principal Skinner, will be leaving The Simpsons.
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Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys all appearing on season 2 of Empire

Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, and Alicia Keys have been confirmed to guest star on the second season of Fox show Empire
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George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Bill Clinton among David Letterman’s final guests

George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Bill Clinton are among David Letterman's last guests, set to appear on shows this week.
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Snapchat to showcase Sofia Vergara and all her assets this summer

A new series called Vergaraland, all about popular actress Sofia Vergara, will launch on Snapchat
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Amazon renews four kids shows, sets up six more for pilot season

Six new original kids' series have been given the greenlight for Amazon Instant Video's 2015 pilot season, while 4 other kids series have been renewed.
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Tina Fey literally gave Letterman the dress off her back on air last night

Tina Fey literally gave David Letterman the dress off her back as she promises to never wear fancy dresses again on talk shows following his departure.