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Netflix to add ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 7 next month

Netflix to add ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 7 next month

Parks and Recreation season 7 is finally coming to Netflix, the service has announced. According to a spokesperson, the show’s latest season will be going live for streaming next month — there’s about three weeks remaining. Once January 13 rolls round, the entire Parks and Recreation series will be available to the service's subscribers.

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Amazon: ‘Man in the High Castle’ will get second season

Amazon: ‘Man in the High Castle’ will get second season

Amazon has announced that Man in the High Castle, a drama based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, will be returning for a second season. The first season only recently launched on Amazon following a somewhat controversial marketing campaign. As with season 1, the second season will be made available on Amazon’s platform with ten episodes in the season.

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House of Cards Season 4 premieres on March 4

House of Cards Season 4 premieres on March 4

Netflix subscribers will get the next season of House of Cards on March 4, the service has announced. The arrival will mark season 4 for the award-winning show, with Kevin Spacey reviving his role as politician Frank Underwood. House of Cards is Netflix’s staple political drama, and one of its most popular original episodic shows. Spoilers ahead for those not caught up on the series.

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BBC iPlayer app finally lands on Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app finally lands on Apple TV

Just over six weeks after the debut of the new Apple TV, the BBC has kept their word about their streaming video app coming the set-top box. The BBC's iPlayer is now available on the new Apple TV in the UK, bringing live and on-demand video content from the national broadcaster. The anticipation for iPlayer has been high, as the app has been notably missing from previous Apple TV models for some time.

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‘Always Sunny’ trailer teases season 11 with 80s style

‘Always Sunny’ trailer teases season 11 with 80s style

The gang is returning to TV soon with season 11 of the hit show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and in anticipation of the series comes a new trailer. Rather than following the typical formula for television trailers, though, FXX has decided to unveil the next season with retro stylings. The trailer comes in the form of an 80s-style ski movie on VHS.

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‘Gone’ is a VR TV series for Samsung’s Gear headset

‘Gone’ is a VR TV series for Samsung’s Gear headset

Virtual reality is for more than games. Movies and television studios will no doubt move to embrace the technology — 3D movies are already popular, after all, and at least one movie made for Oculus already exists. Gone, though, may prove to be the first successful episodic series produced for viewing through a dedicated headset…in this case, Samsung’s Gear VR. The first episode will premiere on Tuesday.

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Adult Swim is resurrecting ‘Samurai Jack’

Adult Swim is resurrecting ‘Samurai Jack’

Jack is (almost) back! Adult Swim recently revealed plans to bring back the popular cartoon, with an all new season being slated to arrive some time next year. The season is already in production at Cartoon Network Studios in Los Angeles, and involves the series’ creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky. Adult Swim isn't going into too many details at this point, but it has released a video.

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Report: DirecTV to launch live 4K service early next year

Report: DirecTV to launch live 4K service early next year

Consumers are increasingly adopting devices with 4k-resolution displays, but UHD content to match is still relatively sparse. That will change for DirecTV subscribers starting next year, with a new report claiming the company will introduce a live 4K broadcast service in early 2016. Ahead of that launch, DirecTV has been testing 4K broadcasts with Ultra HD sports offerings.

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FX renews ‘Fargo’ for a third season

FX renews ‘Fargo’ for a third season

If you haven't been watching FX's relatively new television series Fargo, it's safe to get started, as the series appears to be in it for the long haul. FX has renewed Fargo for a third season, doing so after garnering ample praise for its suspenseful, well-made series. The network made the decision to renew it for another season despite being only half way through season 2. It isn’t clear when season 3 will premiere.

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Netflix tipped in ‘Lost in Space’ reboot plans

Netflix tipped in ‘Lost in Space’ reboot plans

The classic television show Lost in Space will soon be rebooted as a Netflix Original, according to a new report. The show first debuted on CBS on September 15, 1965, and ran for only three season — a total of 83 episodes — before its last airing on March 6, 1968. The show is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is that it first aired as a black and white series, later being switched over to color broadcast.

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Comcast’s Stream TV launches in Boston, Chicago

Comcast’s Stream TV launches in Boston, Chicago

This past summer, Comcast announced its new Stream TV streaming service, which is now available to some subscribers. The service, which costs $15 per month, first debuted in Boston last week, and now has rolled out in Chicago. It will eventually rollout to users across the nation, something planned to be completed some time in early 2016, and will help the ISP compete with the growing number of other cord-cutting options.

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‘The Bastard Executioner’ has already been cancelled

‘The Bastard Executioner’ has already been cancelled

FX's new drama from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has been cancelled after one season, it has been announced. The first season of The Bastard Executioner just wrapped up, and on its heels came the announcement from Sutter himself, who cites a lack of viewers as the reason. Said Sutter, "I don’t want to write something that nobody's f—ing watching."

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