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Supergirl pilot leaks online, 6 months before TV debut

Those who are fans of the comic book hero Supergirl, and are looking forward to the pilot of the new TV series this fall now have a chance to skip the summer wait. A full six months before it's scheduled to air on CBS this November, the first episode of Supergirl has been leaked to torrent websites. The show will tell the story of 24-year-old alien Kara Zor-El and how she escaped from the planet Krypton, eventually coming to Earth and learning to use her super powers.

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HBO’s Game of Thrones continues to smash piracy records

HBO seems to have one of the best problems that a television network could have. Their mega hit Game of Thrones continues to break internet piracy records, and the show gets more viewers from illicit methods than many other TV shows get legitimately. It must be some form of a compliment when fans of the show who don't have HBO will do anything they can to catch the latest episode. And in fact it's the latest episode that once has once again set a new piracy record.

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Netflix to add BoJack Horseman season 2 this July

If you like yourself some adult-friendly cartoons, good news: Netflix has decided to nab a second season of the not-for-kids animated series BoJack Horseman, which revolves around a man that is half-horse and voiced by Will Arnett. Season 2 will consist of a dozen episodes and will be arriving on July 17 for those with a Netflix subscription (globally). This joins season 1, which has been available since this past August, as well as a Christmas special that came out around Christmas time.

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Sling TV hits Android TV, Google Nexus Player, NVIDIA SHIELD

Sling TV announces availability of its internet TV system on Android TV, bringing functionality to Google's Nexus Player first. The app for Sling TV will be made available for download from the Google Play app store as early as this afternoon, while Sling TV and Google are teaming up to bring a deal to those that wish to purchase hardware at the same time as they subscribe to the other. This update brings Sling TV to a wide variety of devices, also including the upcoming NVIDIA SHIELD and Razer Forge TV.

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Gillian Anderson as Carmen Sandiego: the anti-Scully

A number of photos appear showing Gillian Anderson in a bright red full-length coat and hat, prompting rumors of a return of Carmen Sandiego. What happens when you put on a wide-brimmed bright red hat and a bright red coat and sit in a bus terminal? People assume you're hiding something. People assume you're part of the international 90's hit TV series Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego. Sadly, they'd be wrong. They'd be entirely, shockingly, and unabatedly wrong, PBS for Kids style.

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Xbox One TV Tuner Review

The following review is of two devices, combined making the Xbox One capable of running over-the-air digital TV. The first item is the Hauppauge digital TV Tuner for Xbox One. The second is the Mohu Leaf 50 antenna. These two devices are what's needed to pick up TV - if you're not about to pay cash for your local major cable provider and want to enjoy over-the-air TV right alongside gaming content on your Xbox One. While the process of purchase might be odd, the result is excellent.

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Netflix is killing Reality TV

Reality TV shows and "unscripted" shows are on their way out, so says the chief content officer at Netflix. Speaking at an investor conference this past week, Netflix' chief content officer Ted Sarandos suggested that "the kind of disposable nature of reality, basically doesn't have much of a long shelf life. It hasn't been a great category for us." As the reality television show dies, so re-rises the scripted show and Netflix Originals series like The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and House of Cards.

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“The Mindy Project” becomes a Hulu original series

Hulu has decided to make recently cancelled "The Mindy Project" one of its exclusives, it has been announced. Following its cancellation by Fox, the series has been picked up by Hulu which has ordered a fourth season of episodes -- 26 episodes to be exact, which is actually about two seasons' worth. Regardless, the show will continue where it has left off, only now as a streamable digital offering rather than a traditional cable show. It isn't clear when the season will launch.

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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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New True Detective season 2 trailer teases depths of depravity

When we got our first glimpse at season two of True Detective, it offered a moody, tense glimpse into who we’d see struggling between right and wrong on-screen. For fans, it was also confirmation that the teasers laid out ahead of the teaser were at least mainly accurate. Now, we’re getting a second look at the second season, and can glean a bit more about the narrative. Still moody, still tense, and still edgy from the first scene, we now know there are also dead bodies.

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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

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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