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Netflix has four new kids shows inbound

Netflix has four new kids shows inbound

On Wednesday, Netflix announced four new animated series for kids, one of which will be arriving this coming September and the rest later on in 2016. There is Puffin Rock, which is an animated series for preschoolers that will be launching later this year. Joining it in 2016 will be a Netflix Original Series dubbedTarzan and Jane, Luna Petunia, another preschooler series that is inspired by Cirque du Soleils, and, finally, Kulipari: An Army of Frogs.

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Netflix is testing ads before and after videos

Netflix is testing ads before and after videos

One of the nicest things about Netflix is that you can fire up any content you want and immediately start watching it, no advertisements anywhere to be seen. That has started changing recently for some users, however, and now Netflix has confirmed what many were suspecting: it is testing advertisements before and after videos. The advertisements are currently only for Netflix's own content and are only showing up for some users, but that could change in the future.

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Bob Sagat confirmed to return for Netflix’s Full House reboot

Bob Sagat confirmed to return for Netflix’s Full House reboot

With Netflix confirmed to be making a reboot of the popular 90's sitcom Full House, the last few weeks have been filled with questions about which cast members would be returning. When it was announced that Fuller House (yes, that's the real name, but it'll make sense in a minute), would be premiering in 2016, most of the original cast was said to be taking part, including John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse. Now the last holdout, Bob Sagat, has revealed that he will be reprising his role of Danny Tanner, the ever optimistic father from the original show.

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Bill Murray has a Christmas movie heading to Netflix

Bill Murray has a Christmas movie heading to Netflix

Netflix has another exclusive up its sleeve, and it'll be bringing with it a huge roster of well known celebrities. It's called "A Very Murray Christmas", and it very much stars Bill Murray alongside a bunch of guests: there's Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, and Rashida Jones, among others. It's a Christmas special, and as such you'll have to wait until the holiday season for it to arrive. However, the video streaming service dropped a teaser trailer today to drum up excitement.

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Netflix to add BoJack Horseman season 2 this July

Netflix to add BoJack Horseman season 2 this July

If you like yourself some adult-friendly cartoons, good news: Netflix has decided to nab a second season of the not-for-kids animated series BoJack Horseman, which revolves around a man that is half-horse and voiced by Will Arnett. Season 2 will consist of a dozen episodes and will be arriving on July 17 for those with a Netflix subscription (globally). This joins season 1, which has been available since this past August, as well as a Christmas special that came out around Christmas time.

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Netflix testing new interface design, dropping the annoying carousel

Netflix testing new interface design, dropping the annoying carousel

Good news for Netflix subscribers who are tired of the slow, annoying carousel used to browse TV shows and movies, as it has been discovered that a select number of users are taking part in a trial of a new interface on the service's home screen. The redesign makes it easier for users to select specific episodes of a TV show or read the details of a movie or show, presents more content on the screen at once, and is just overall faster to use.

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Netflix is killing Reality TV

Netflix is killing Reality TV

Reality TV shows and "unscripted" shows are on their way out, so says the chief content officer at Netflix. Speaking at an investor conference this past week, Netflix' chief content officer Ted Sarandos suggested that "the kind of disposable nature of reality, basically doesn't have much of a long shelf life. It hasn't been a great category for us." As the reality television show dies, so re-rises the scripted show and Netflix Originals series like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and House of Cards.

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Netflix is (possibly) expanding into China

Netflix is (possibly) expanding into China

Netflix has been slowly expanding to different countries, and it looks like China might be the next on its list. The streaming service launched in France last year, and finally arrived in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year (among other places). According to executives at Chinese companies, Netflix is now in talks about bringing its service to China, where some of its shows (House of Cards, for example) already have a fan base. The biggest problem, however, is that content restrictions could get in the way.

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Netflix releases trailer for new mystery drama Between

Netflix releases trailer for new mystery drama Between

While Netflix is scoring hit after hit for its streaming service, including House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Daredevil, the news about the company picking up more originals and exclusives doesn't seem to stop. Well, one of those original series is set to debut later this month, and Netflix has just released the first trailer. It's called Between, and the mystery drama tells the story of a plague that kills a large part of a small town's population.

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Netflix rumored to get Top Gear hosts for new show ‘House of Cars’

Netflix rumored to get Top Gear hosts for new show ‘House of Cars’

Top Gear fans have been miserable since the hugely popular BBC show was cancelled earlier this year. A dispute over food resulting in host Jeremy Clarkson punching one of the show's producers got him fired, while co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond left in solidarity, offering hope that the trio would be back in some form or another. BBC has had little more to say about the future of the Top Gear franchise, but it seems Netflix may be first in line to offer the ex-hosts a new home.

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