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Orange is the New Black Season 3 debuts early on Netflix

Orange is the New Black Season 3 debuts early on Netflix

A pleasant surprise came last night for fans of the show Orange is the New Black, as Netflix premiered the new season on its streaming service a full six hours before its scheduled time. Season 3 was supposed to become available for Netflix subscribers on Friday at 3:00 AM ET, but instead was released early on Thursday evening, meaning fans had little reason not to stay up all night on a binge-watching marathon.

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AMC’s ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ scores Colman Domingo

AMC’s ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ scores Colman Domingo

In case you’ve somehow missed the news, AMC is about to bestow the television watching public with another version of its The Walking Dead series, only it will be called Fear the Walking Dead, and it’ll feature different characters in a different part of the country. The series is promised to flesh out parts of the story that are so far missing, and will increase the number of months per year audiences get to indulge in AMC-styled zombies. Now another cast member is on board.

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Marvel taps Jon Bernthal as the Punisher in ‘Daredevil’ series

Marvel taps Jon Bernthal as the Punisher in ‘Daredevil’ series

It has been revealed that Jon Bernthal, perhaps best known for his role as Shane on The Walking Dead, will be playing the Punisher in the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Daredevil”. He will be arriving in the show’s second season, joining Charlie Cox who plays Hell’s Kitchen’s blind hero. There aren't too many details on how extensively he will play into the show, but his role in the series is described as a big one, and so it is likely we’ll be seeing a lot of him next season and beyond.

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Showtime adds Roku, Sony to streaming service’s launch

Showtime adds Roku, Sony to streaming service’s launch

CBS recently announced that Showtime would get a standalone Internet streaming service akin to what competitor HBO launched earlier this year. The service, at the time, was said to have Apple as its first launch partner, but its exclusive designation is already over. Now both Roku and PlayStation Vue have been added as launch partners, opening the roster of support to a wider audience. The price will still be $10.99 per month; most of Roku's streaming devices will be supported, it seems.

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Detail emerge on Marvel’s ‘Phase 2′ for Netflix

Detail emerge on Marvel’s ‘Phase 2′ for Netflix

While Marvel has been on a roll with hit movies from its Cinematic Universe for some time now, this year's Daredevil series on Netflix was a huge surprise, both for fans and Marvel. The show ended up getting great reviews from critics, and fans loved it so much they can't wait for season two sometime in 2016. Now Marvel realizes they need maintain momentum on the television side of things, and Heroic Hollywood has revealed some inside details on what the studio is planning.

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Sling TV intros “Sling Latino” service with 22 channels

Sling TV intros “Sling Latino” service with 22 channels

Sling TV, the live television service offered by Dish Network, has slowly expanded its content offerings for Spanish-speaking subscribers, but today it has blown the doors open, launching a new “Sling Latino” service that brings with it nearly two dozen live channels for $12/month, and a lesser package with 16 channels for $7/month. This includes some of the top Spanish-speaking channels from well known networks, and includes on demand content. For those in certain countries there are some extra perks.

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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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Lenovo Cast: a puck-shaped Chromecast competitor

Lenovo Cast: a puck-shaped Chromecast competitor

There's the Chromecast (check out our review) and the litany of casting devices that have come in its wake, and now Lenovo can be counted among them. Today the company has taken the wraps off its new Lenovo Cast, a puck-shaped wireless hub compatible with just about any Miracast or DLNA device; it can be connected with any display that supports HDMI, as you'd expect, and serves to cast content from gadget to display.

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Romero’s ‘Empire of the Dead’ vampire/zombie comic slated for TV

Romero’s ‘Empire of the Dead’ vampire/zombie comic slated for TV

Zombies have been an entertainment favorite since “Night of the Living Dead”, and in the current Walking Dead-climate others are looking to cash in on the genre. Enter George A. Romero’s ‘Empire of the Dead’ graphic novels, a series from Marvel Comics that details a world with both zombies and vampires. A television adaption of the comics series is being developed by Demarest, it was announced on Thursday. Romero will being writing and executive producing, among others.

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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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