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Former Top Gear hosts sign with Amazon for new show

Former Top Gear hosts sign with Amazon for new show

For those who've been missing the beloved former hosts of the BBC's Top Gear, fear not, as Amazon has just announced its signed Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond for a new car show exclusive to the streaming video service of Amazon Prime. Once Clarkson was fired from Top Gear earlier this year and his two co-hosts quit in unison, it became apparent almost immediately that they were looking to take their act somewhere else.

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ESPN’s (possible) future: direct subscriptions, no cable required

ESPN’s (possible) future: direct subscriptions, no cable required

The television industry is in a state of limbo -- viewers are moving en masse to so-called cord cutting options like Netflix, Sling TV, and on-demand streaming services. Networks have been slow to accept these services, however, having a careful juggling act to maintain in regards to things like advertisers and DVD sales. Report after report has shown that consumers are moving on regardless of industry resistance, and this year has been particularly kind with the advent of things like Sling TV and Showtime's new streaming option. The future looks even brighter.

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Netflix original series ‘Narcos’ detailed in new trailer

Netflix original series ‘Narcos’ detailed in new trailer

Netflix hasn't slowed its original series ambitions despite preparing for its next big thing: original movies, which will begin rolling out in October. The number of original episodic series Netflix offers is extensive at this point, and includes everything from House of Cards to Marvel's Daredevil series (currently one of its most popular offerings). Another original series has been mentioned over the past several months: Narcos. The video streaming service released a trailer for it today.

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American Horror Story: Hotel revealed in first teaser trailer

American Horror Story: Hotel revealed in first teaser trailer

Summer is moving along quickly and starting next month television shows will be firing up their latest seasons. The next season for American Horror Story will be arriving in the near future, and today fans got their first look at what the fifth season -- dubbed "Hotel" -- will offer. As promised, Lady Gaga will be starring this upcoming season (we get a look at her character in the teaser), and she's playing an "evil" character per her request. No one else appears in this teaser, but more videos are soon to follow.

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First Heroes Reborn trailer unveiled at Comic-Con

First Heroes Reborn trailer unveiled at Comic-Con

While the original TV series Heroes may have fizzled out several years ago, NBC announced a few months back that it was bringing the show back, and at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday, the first trailer for Heroes Reborn was shown. Running over three minutes long, the new trailer shows that much of the show focuses on humans that are "enhanced" with special powers and how they're persecuted, along with introducing a number of new characters.

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Fear the Walking Dead world premiere: the rise of walkers starts August 23

Fear the Walking Dead world premiere: the rise of walkers starts August 23

After those short, frustrating, not-worth-watching teasers, AMC has given the people what they want: the 'world premiere' of its new series Fear the Walking Dead. That is, three minutes of it. We get a look at exactly what we've been promised: the world before the walkers arrive, and the chaos that results from their sudden and quite unanticipated arrival. The teasers from before have been stitched together, and the picture they form is heart pounding.

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The Walking Dead gets its first (and intense) season 6 trailer

The Walking Dead gets its first (and intense) season 6 trailer

We've heard a lot about AMC's upcoming companion series to The Walking Dead called Fear the Walking Dead, but not much has been said about the original series as of late. That ends today, with the first trailer for the upcoming sixth season arriving at Comic Con 2015. It is more than four minutes long and picks up right where the last season left off. There's no dragging things out (we're looking at you, FTWD teasers) -- people die, tempers boil, and Rick may no longer be in charge.

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Amazon Fling takes on Google casting: share media with Fire TV

Amazon Fling takes on Google casting: share media with Fire TV

Amazon has introduced its own competitor to Google casting, a new feature called Amazon Fling and the related Amazon Fling SDK that allows developers to add a flinging option to their apps for Fire TV. The Amazon Fling SDK was introduced today, and with it developers can design their apps to "fling" videos, images, and audio from their smartphone to their television. The functionality can be added to existing Android and iOS apps. On the user's end of things, flinging content is as simple as tapping a button.

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Workaholics renewed for another two seasons

Workaholics renewed for another two seasons

Comedy Central has renewed Workaholics for another two seasons, guaranteeing fans will get both season six and season seven of the comedy show. This deal comprises 20 episodes total, with each season consisting of 10 episodes. The network has had good success with this comedy show, with Comedy Central saying that the fourth season had been the highest rated show in it’s time slot among male audiences aged 18 to 34. The next season will be starting this upcoming January.

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