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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is (maybe) getting a reboot, too

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is (maybe) getting a reboot, too

You can add Will Smith's popular 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to the list of TV shows getting a reboot. According to recent reports, Smith's production company has a project in the pipeline that will either be a reboot of Fresh Prince, or will be a sitcom series that is similar in nature -- reports are conflicting, but the more reliable of the sources indicate the upcoming show will be in the vein of Fresh Prince rather than a direct update. It has been just under 20 years since Fresh Prince wrapped up.

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Sesame Street gets “exclusive” with HBO

Sesame Street gets “exclusive” with HBO

Sesame Street is about to break standards for television shows that've been on for 45 seasons. Not that a lot of shows have been on for that long, of course. But here the Sesame Street show is prepared not to go off and fade away, but to grow. Signing a deal with HBO, Sesame Workshop has promised five seasons to HBO with "almost twice as much new content as previous seasons." This content will be "exclusive" to HBO for nine months after each episode is aired, after which PBS will be allowed to show reruns for free.

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American Horror Story: Hotel — Rabe returns as serial killer

American Horror Story: Hotel — Rabe returns as serial killer

Not much has been revealed about the upcoming fifth season of American Horror Story, though Lady Gaga has spoken about it more than once, including on her social accounts. We got our first hint of her role in the recent past via the season’s first teaser trailer. Now more details have emerged about one of the returning cast members — Lily Rabe — and her upcoming role in the season. She’ll be playing as Aileen Wuornos, a serial killer. The news was revealed by American Horror Story’s chief Ryan Murphy.

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The Walking Dead’s patient zero has been revealed

The Walking Dead’s patient zero has been revealed

If you’re a fan of the show, you know by now that the so-called prequel — more aptly described as a companion series — to The Walking Dead will be premiering this month, and it’ll be called Fear the Walking Dead. That show has been progressively teased, starting first with what seemed to be a very lackluster teaser. We got a fleshed out look at this scene in the first full-length trailer, and as it turns out that full look showed fans far more than they realized: patient zero. Note: Spoilers ahead!

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Hulu saves you from yourself, says no to binge watching

Hulu saves you from yourself, says no to binge watching

Netflix, as any subscriber knows, is all about entertainment gluttony (not that it explicitly encourages such behavior). The video streaming service elects to drop full seasons at once, and report after report indicates what users already know: viewers, when given a full season in a single moment, will largely watch it all in binging sessions, consuming episode after episode until the full season has been completed in a mere weekend or so. Hulu frowns upon this consumption habit and recently revealed it will not be supporting it.

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HBO announces Westworld, its new sci-fi western drama

HBO announces Westworld, its new sci-fi western drama

While Sunday night saw the season two finale of the crime drama True Detective, HBO also used the time slot to announce Westworld, a new show set to debut in 2016. There was a 30-second teaser shown as well, giving off the impression the show will be a western, however there are also heavy sci-fi elements as well. Westworld will feature hour-long episodes, and is based on the 1973 movie of the same name by Michael Crichton.

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Prison Break confirmed as Fox’s next show to return

Prison Break confirmed as Fox’s next show to return

It was only in January of this year that it was rumored Fox's hit shows X-Files and Prison Break might be making a return to the television airwaves, and we all know by now that the X-Files is on its way. Well, now Prison Break is getting its chance too, as Fox has confirmed the show will be getting a new 10-episode season. These two fan-favorites are following the path of 24, the first show that Fox brought back after its end, with the miniseries titled Live Another Day.

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Fear the Walking Dead: new trailer has LA burning down

Fear the Walking Dead: new trailer has LA burning down

AMC's all about the teasers, though it did finally give us a proper trailer not too long ago. So far the teasers have only hinted at the upcoming event, and the trailer itself shows it all getting started. The newest trailer, though, backs up from the characters and the crowds to show us (this series') ground zero from up above. We get a look at it all, a snapshot of the sum total of the chaos and damage that happens when a city as big as Los Angeles is overrun with infected living-dead walkers.

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True Detective season 2’s finale boosted to 90 minutes

True Detective season 2’s finale boosted to 90 minutes

In what what seems to be a quickly growing trend among television shows, the True Detective season 2 finale has been extended to 90 minutes in length, making it as long as some theatrical movies. This will give the network extra time to flesh out the finale and wrap things up both neatly and in a satisfactory manner -- not to mention it gives fans a little extra fix upon the season's end. The upcoming finale episode will be airing on August 9. Teaser after the jump!

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Netflix changes ‘Fuller House’ plot to make it less depressing

Netflix changes ‘Fuller House’ plot to make it less depressing

Netflix, in what may be one of its more misguided reboots, has decided to bring back the 90s family-friendly television show Full House as a continuation of the original series. As we'd previously heard, it will feature some of the original cast, with the then-kids now being the show's adults going through life's mild follies and saccharine sweet learning moments. If you paid attention to the original announcement, you probably noticed something important: the storyline sounded really depressing. It seems Netflix noticed too, and it has done something about it.

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Comcast frowns at Sling TV, rejects anti-cable ads

Comcast frowns at Sling TV, rejects anti-cable ads

Sling TV was arguably the brightest light in cable-cutters' eyes, at least when it launched earlier this year. The service is an Internet-only online live TV streaming service from Dish Network, and it -- despite some hiccups -- has largely enjoyed success. The service works by breaking content up into packages: there's one core package that costs $20/month, and additional packages priced at $5/month (with a couple exceptions) that aggregates similar channels. The service is everything cable isn't, and now its provoking has earned a reaction.

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Game of Thrones S5 downloads arrive early on August 31

Game of Thrones S5 downloads arrive early on August 31

Game of Thrones stands chief among all shows, at least when you look at how many people are pirating it. That piracy was aided by early leaks of season 5 episodes, and all in all HBO is scrambling to squeeze some pocket change from those Internet rebels. As such, it isn’t surprising HBO has decided to launch the digital downloads for season 5 before it releases the Blu-ray and DVD versions (though the network probably won’t cry if you pre-order them anyway). Downloads start next month.

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