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The Simpsons couch gag has Rick and Morty crash in

The Simpsons couch gag has Rick and Morty crash in

Some bad news might have surfaced on The Simpsons front, but one of its upcoming couch gags is a bright spot among it all. There are some guest animators in play, as Bart laments, and they bring with them Rick and Morty who crash -- literally crash -- the Simpsons' family time television watching. It is somewhat long as far as couch gags go, and is wonderful all around...if you've a careful eye, you'll notice there's even a moment of acknowledgement for the Futurama fans out there.

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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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The Simpsons voice actor behind Flanders, Mr Burns, Principal Skinner quits

The Simpsons voice actor behind Flanders, Mr Burns, Principal Skinner quits

Sad news for faithful fans of The Simpsons this week, as Harry Shearer, the voice for regular characters Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner, and many others, has announced he is leaving the show and will not appear in future seasons. The voice actor has been a big part of the The Simpsons' previous 26 seasons, and his departure means the show will lose some of its most memorable characters. Shearer made the announcement via Twitter, mentioning that had plans to pursue other projects.

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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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TCL Roku TVs expanded with 3800 and 3850 Series

TCL Roku TVs expanded with 3800 and 3850 Series

TCL and Roku have announced a couple new lines of smart televisions loaded with Roku’s set-top box software: the 3800 Series comprised of three televisions, and the 3850 Series comprised of four televisions. With these, users are able to enjoy Roku’s software without needing one of the Roku boxes or the streaming stick. These join an already expansive line up of Roku smart TVs from TCL, which has been working with Roku for a while now. More details after the jump!

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Amazon Studios gives thumbs up to 6 kids shows

Amazon Studios gives thumbs up to 6 kids shows

Amazon Studios has given the thumbs up to half a dozen pilot episodes for children's shows, potentially boosting its programming for kids -- a category its biggest competitors have also been moving to fill. Children's programming is an important aspect of any video streaming service considering how large the potential viewer base is, yet until the relatively recent past many services have paid little attention to the category. This follows in step with efforts on both Hulu and Netflix's part to increase programming for kids.

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Minority Report TV series coming to Fox this fall

Minority Report TV series coming to Fox this fall

Remember the popular 2002 movie Minority Report? Where a group of special people, known as precogs, could see the crimes of the future, and the police would prevent them from happening? Well, it's being adapted into a TV series and will debut on Fox channels this fall, minus Tom Cruise, of course. The show is described as taking place 10 years after the events of the film, which ended with Cruise's pre-crime unit broken up and the precogs freed. The story will focus on one of these precogs, who still has visions of the future, and a detective who makes use of the abilities.

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Sony renews superhero series ‘Powers’ for second season

Sony renews superhero series ‘Powers’ for second season

Sony has renewed its superhero series “Powers” for a second season, something that has been officially revealed by the powers that be at Sony. The series is a drama based on the comic by Brian Michael Bendis, and revolves around a police officer working in the department’s “Powers” division where crimes encompassing those with special powers are handled. This was PlayStation's first scripted drama series, having originally been destined for FX before Sony swooped in to nab it. More details after the jump!

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Hulu tipped in ‘Myst’ television show order

Hulu tipped in ‘Myst’ television show order

Hulu has been tipped in the acquisition of a television show based on the classic video game Myst. The television show will reportedly be a drama coming from Legendary Television, with Evan Daugherty (Divergent’s writer) and producer Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man, among others) both being on board. At this point there’s said to be a script to series commitment in place, following Legendary Television’s own acquisition of Myst rights last year. Neither company has commented on the rumored plan at this point.

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Sling TV adds two Spanish language channel packs

Sling TV adds two Spanish language channel packs

Sling TV, the television service that allows users to watch live TV over the Internet, operates with a single core package that costs $20/month, and then with optional add-on packages that offer groups of similar channels for an extra $5 per month. Though the service started out with a relatively small number of channels, it has expanded its offerings on a steady basis, and to kick off May it is back with yet another expansion -- these one being targeted specifically at its Latino users.

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Netflix reveals upcoming TV series based on Dr. Seuss classic

Netflix reveals upcoming TV series based on Dr. Seuss classic

The Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham is about to become a Netflix Original television series, it has been revealed. The series will be the streaming service’s first original programming with Warner Bros., if you don’t count the fourth season of Longmire via Warner Horizon. This new element of the two companies’ relationship will (hopefully) prove well for subscribers, but is said to have been a hassle for those behind closed doors, with the deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. reportedly taking more than a year to finalize.

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Hulu’s new Turner deal adds Adult Swim, Cartoon Network shows

Hulu’s new Turner deal adds Adult Swim, Cartoon Network shows

Hulu has been slowly but surely adding content, fleshing out its library with an impressive number of often watched shows. Today the service announced another deal with Turner Broadcasting, this one bringing with it a host of animated series’ and shows from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Though it has long offered some of the more popular primetime animated series like Family Guy, this time around it has expanded upon them with things like Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken, among several others.

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