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Modern Family “Connection Lost” iPhone episode behind-the-scenes

Modern Family “Connection Lost” iPhone episode behind-the-scenes

What defines the Modern Family? If it's ABC's popular sitcom of the same name, then that's a question spanning six seasons, and now adding Apple to its roster of same-sex and inter-generational marriage, awkward siblings, and cross-cultural differences. For upcoming episode "Connection Lost," however, the challenge got even greater: shot almost entirely on iPhone 6 in just two days, processed on a Mac Pro, and taking place entirely on the desktop of OS X Yosemite. I headed to 20th Century Fox studios in LA to preview what co-author and director Steve Levitan describes as "the most labor-intensive episode" that the Modern Family team has ever attempted.

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Sling TV adding EPIX VoD channels to lineup soon

Sling TV adding EPIX VoD channels to lineup soon

Now that Sling is out of its wider beta program and available for all, cord cutters can actually entertain the thought of going with Dish’s TV-but-also-not-TV offering for their content delivery. The over the top Internet TV service starts at $20, which gets you a dozen or so channels, and even brings in live sports content via ESPN. If you want video-on-demand via Sling TV, there are options, but a new one might be a bit more attractive to movie fans. Today, Sling TV is announcing a deal that will bring four new EPIX channels to their lineup.

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Walking Dead creator’s new series ‘Outcast’ to premiere on Cinemax

Walking Dead creator’s new series ‘Outcast’ to premiere on Cinemax

Robert Kirkman is the creator of The Walking Dead comic series, and also serves as one of the executive producers for the mega-popular TV show on AMC. But with all that success the writer has kept busy, and last year launched a new comic called Outcast. Well, TV networks seem eager to get their hands on anything the man produces, as Cinemax has already ordered a 10-episode run of the show to be made with only six issues of the comic being released so far.

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House of Cards Season 3 out today, 16 days early [UPDATE: Pulled!]

House of Cards Season 3 out today, 16 days early [UPDATE: Pulled!]

The third season of House of Cards was supposed to be released to Netflix on the 27th of February. Today, House of Cards season 3 is out. That means you've got the opportunity to binge-watch the entire season very, very quickly before whoever's in charge finds out that this season has been released 16 days earlier than their press release says it will. It's time for you to go for it right now! Drop everything and run directly out the door - and make sure you don't tell anyone on your way!

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Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ gets its first trailer

Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ gets its first trailer

As we've previously mentioned, Netflix will be releasing another original series called 'Bloodline' on March 20, and ahead of that debut is the series' first trailer. Netflix released the trailer on its YouTube account on Monday, and during its two or so minutes, we're given a decent enough look at show, with the focus being mostly on the family and its drama. The trailer is wrapped up neatly with the series' hook: "We're not bad people, we just did a bad thing."

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Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

As we noted recently, the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul premiered on Sunday night following the return of The Walking Dead, and in doing so it smashed through previous records to become the highest-rated cable series debut ever. The series hit a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating among its 6.9 million viewers, blasting through the previous record while confirming those raving early reviews that kept rolling in. For those curious, The Walking Dead's return did pretty well, too.

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Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

The weekend is officially upon us, and for some that means hunkering down for quality time in front of the television. While Netflix is always a good choice, tomorrow is a special day for some TV viewers: The Walking Dead returns and the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul makes its official debut. Both will be arriving on AMC back-to-back, making for an eventful Sunday night, with The Walking Dead's return arriving first followed by the Better Call Saul premiere.

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BattleBots to return this summer via ABC

BattleBots to return this summer via ABC

BattleBots may not have been on air long, but it earned quite a reputation during its brief couple of years on Comedy Central. It has been more than ten years since we watched homemade robots battle it out, but the memories remain fresh and, in a few months, they'll be born anew when the series reboot arrives on ABC. The core of the show -- robots battling against each other -- will remain, but the network has been tipped as planning some changes over the original series, something that makes sense given changes in both technology and viewer preferences over the last decade or so.

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HBO’s Silicon Valley season 2 trailer out, has secrets

HBO’s Silicon Valley season 2 trailer out, has secrets

The first season of HBO’s Silicon Valley was a funny look at startups, and a satirical look at what it takes to go from really awesome idea to upstart company. Ending on a high note, the series is back for season two, continuing on the path of greatest resistance: starting your own company. Though some cast members are gone, the core group remains, diligent as ever to get Pied Piper off the ground, compressing digital audio files. As you can see in the trailer below, the music service isn’t the whole story.

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Verizon sells three states’ worth of FIOS to Frontier

Verizon sells three states’ worth of FIOS to Frontier

In a $10.5 billion deal, Verizon just sold three states’ worth of wireline subscribers to Frontier. Customers in California, Texas, and Florida will soon be Frontier customers, rather than Verizon FIOS users. Via their announcement, Verizon says “at the end of fourth-quarter 2014, these operations served approximately 3.7 million voice connections; approximately 2.2 million high-speed data customers, including approximately 1.6 million FiOS Internet customers; and approximately 1.2 million FiOS Video customers.” Verizon’s reason for selling? To focus on the East Coast.

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