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Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

As we noted recently, the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul premiered on Sunday night following the return of The Walking Dead, and in doing so it smashed through previous records to become the highest-rated cable series debut ever. The series hit a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating among its 6.9 million viewers, blasting through the previous record while confirming those raving early reviews that kept rolling in. For those curious, The Walking Dead's return did pretty well, too.

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Straight Outta Compton Red Band trailer released with Dre, Cube intro

Straight Outta Compton Red Band trailer released with Dre, Cube intro

Welcome to Compton. At last, the first Red Band official trailer for "Straight Outta Compton" from Universal Pictures. This movie is a drama produced by the real Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, two of the originators of the rap group N.W.A., alongside fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Since thesis the Red Band trailer, you should know ahead of time that it's not safe for work, nor is it safe to be shown in front of children, family friends, or anyone with a heart condition or low blood sugar.

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Marvel’s ‘A-Force’ comic to feature all-female Avengers team

Marvel’s ‘A-Force’ comic to feature all-female Avengers team

This spring will see Marvel Comics launch a new storyline event called Secret Wars, which sees all superhero groups broken up, and new crossovers across the entire Marvel Universe. Part of this new event will be a run of A-Force, a team entirely made up of Marvel's female heroes, put in place of the original Avengers. The A-Force comics will include She-Hulk, Medusa, Dazzler, and Nico Minoru. One of the writers for the series mentions that it serves as proof of Marvel's commitment to gender diversity.

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Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

The weekend is officially upon us, and for some that means hunkering down for quality time in front of the television. While Netflix is always a good choice, tomorrow is a special day for some TV viewers: The Walking Dead returns and the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul makes its official debut. Both will be arriving on AMC back-to-back, making for an eventful Sunday night, with The Walking Dead's return arriving first followed by the Better Call Saul premiere.

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BattleBots to return this summer via ABC

BattleBots to return this summer via ABC

BattleBots may not have been on air long, but it earned quite a reputation during its brief couple of years on Comedy Central. It has been more than ten years since we watched homemade robots battle it out, but the memories remain fresh and, in a few months, they'll be born anew when the series reboot arrives on ABC. The core of the show -- robots battling against each other -- will remain, but the network has been tipped as planning some changes over the original series, something that makes sense given changes in both technology and viewer preferences over the last decade or so.

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Netflix live-action Zelda show: “Game of Thrones” for kids

Netflix live-action Zelda show: “Game of Thrones” for kids

It's not like we've never seen Nintendo's Zelda produced as a TV show before - but here in 2015, the possibility that a live action Zelda show could be made has become very real. Word has it that Netflix is in the works to develop a live action Zelda series of webisodes - TV episodes without the pesky waiting a week between releases - all set to come to Netflix exclusively. Can you imagine such magic? Could the greatness of the 80's cartoon return full-powered?

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This Evangelion short looks terribly realistic

This Evangelion short looks terribly realistic

This week the folks behind the Evangelion CG short collection have created a masterpiece. We're at that point, apparently, where even small-time productions like what you're about to see are able to be produced with such fantastic flare that they look real. Think about what it looked like when you first saw the young Flynn in TRON, completely made up with computer graphics. Now imagine what we'll see when it comes time to release the next Pacific Rim. Now watch this CG short and be amazed.

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Henn na: Japan’s first robot hotel

Henn na: Japan’s first robot hotel

Located within Huis Ten Bosch theme park, Henn na Hotel will be staffed by robots. Not entirely by robots - not at first - but at least in past by what the company calls "Actroids". These actroids come from the Kokoro, the animatronics division of Sanrio (better known for their brand Hello Kitty!) The actroid has been developed over the course of the past 11 years, having first been developed by Osaka University in 2003. These androids will greet you, carry your luggage, and make you a lovely cup of coffee.

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Netflix, Hulu and more are dominating traditional TV

Netflix, Hulu and more are dominating traditional TV

It's no secret that many are gravitating towards Netflix, Hulu and similar services to get their entertainment fix, and traditional cable viewership has suffered as a result. The introduction of Sling TV, a streaming television service from Dish Network, is likely to further entice consumers away from traditional pay-TV subscriptions, but so far video on demand and similar services have done a well enough job on their own. According to a new report that looks at Nielsen data, traditional television viewership in the US has dived.

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Disney may offer Marvel, Star Wars video streaming plans

Disney may offer Marvel, Star Wars video streaming plans

The recent introduction of Dish Network's Sling TV has rocked the television industry, and for obvious reasons: subscribers can watch live channels like ESPN over their Internet on whatever connected device they have, something that has been long dreamed of by cord-cutters and those tired of traditional cable. Some networks have followed this up with plans to provide streaming subscriptions through which their own content can be streamed -- Viacom, for example, recently revealed that Nickelodeon will be doing just that.

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