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HBO ‘Westworld’ science fiction series premieres October 2

HBO ‘Westworld’ science fiction series premieres October 2

HBO’s science fiction series Westworld will premiere on the network this upcoming October 2, the company has announced. The show stars Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Marsden, among a larger notable cast, and will be a 1-hour episodic series airing in a ten-episode season. HBO first announced plans to develop the show back in August 2015; it is based on Michael Crichton's 'Westworld.'

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Game of Thrones will end after season 8 in 2018

Game of Thrones will end after season 8 in 2018

Game of Thrones fans, the clock is now ticking down how much time is left before your favorite show ends. It's been known for some time that the series, which ended its sixth season earlier this year, was approaching its conclusion, but HBO has made it official: season eight, airing in 2018, will be Game of Thrones' last. The news was delivered by HBO programming president Casey Bloys during the Television Critics Association press tour.

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Daredevil S3, Jessica Jones S2 won’t hit Netflix until 2018

Daredevil S3, Jessica Jones S2 won’t hit Netflix until 2018

Marvel's growing TV universe on Netflix seems to be well on its way to reaching the same success the Avengers movies have seen in theaters. When the first season of Daredevil premiered, it turned out to be a big hit among fans, and since then we've the show's first spin-off, Jessica Jones, another three series coming between now and 2017, and the recently confirmed Punisher series. The bad news in all of this? Netflix has confirmed it's sticking to just two Marvel series per year.

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Apple signs ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as Apple Music exclusive

Apple signs ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as Apple Music exclusive

Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you've likely seen what a hit "Carpool Karaoke," the segment from CBS's Late Late Show where host James Corden drives around with a celebrity or musician singing hit songs, has become, especially on YouTube. It's become so popular that even Apple has come knocking, as the Cupertino giant has signed a deal for the rights to turn Carpool Karaoke into an exclusive TV show for Apple Music.

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Overwatch tournament will be broadcast on TBS with $300K prize pool

Overwatch tournament will be broadcast on TBS with $300K prize pool

The popularity of Overwatch, the hit new FPS from Blizzard, continues to grow, and right alongside the rising mainstream interest in eSports. Fitting, then, that the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) cable channel has chosen to host an Overwatch tournament, complete with a prize pool worth $300,000. The Grand Final, which will be held in September, will even be broadcast live on both TBS and Twitch.

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The Walking Dead season 7 trailer: zombies and tigers, oh my

The Walking Dead season 7 trailer: zombies and tigers, oh my

The seventh season of The Walking Dead will be arriving this October, and we'll finally find out the conclusion of last season's cliffhanger (is a spoiler warning really necessary at this point?). Yes, yes, that cliffhanger should never have happened, and yes, it's okay to still feel salty about it. AMC's plodding on regardless, though, and today it has released the first trailer showing what season seven will bring.

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Marvel & Netflix at SDCC: Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Daredevil S3

Marvel & Netflix at SDCC: Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Daredevil S3

This year's San Diego Comic-Con has officially kicked off, and Marvel and its streaming video partner Netflix were present to reveal a number of new series on the way, building on their success with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Adding to April's announcement of a new series for The Punisher were debut trailers for Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Iron Fist.

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Sony Z Series 4K TVs launch with ultra-contrast and HDR

Sony Z Series 4K TVs launch with ultra-contrast and HDR

Sony has taken the wraps off its new line of premium 4K-resolution televisions, the Z Series. This line, which is currently comprised of three models ranging from 65-inches to 100-inches, offers high-contrast and High Dynamic Range image quality in an Ultra HD resolution, as well as thin bezels, Backlight Master Drive technology, the 4K Processor X1 Extreme, and more. Two of the three new models are available for preorder now and will be launching some time this summer.

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Netflix debuts ‘Flixtapes’: shareable mixtapes for streaming video

Netflix debuts ‘Flixtapes’: shareable mixtapes for streaming video

If you grew up in the '70s or '80s, you likely remember mixtapes. If you didn't, a mixtape is like the physical form of a playlist; a collection of songs from different artists, usually grouped by a theme or mood, recorded on a single audio tape that could be shared between friends and romantic interests. Well, Netflix has just updated that ancient practice with a new feature called "Flixtapes" — a shareable playlist of movies and TV shows for, well, Netflix.

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DISH Voice Remote launches for Hopper 3, 4K Joey users

DISH Voice Remote launches for Hopper 3, 4K Joey users

Smart TVs and TV platforms these all flaunt some sort of voice control or another, whether they be Google Now, Siri, Alexa, or some unnamed, disembodied voice. Naturally, set-top boxes and DVRs have to get into the game as well. DISH Network is doing precisely that and then some. Its new Voice Remote, which will be available to Hopper 3 and 4K Joey customers, can, of course, react to your voice. But lest you think that is its only ability, you'd be pleasantly surprised to find out how wrong you are.

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Apple opens casting call for ‘Planet of the Apps’ TV show

Apple opens casting call for ‘Planet of the Apps’ TV show

Back in March, Apple's Eddy Cue revealed that the company was getting involved in original TV content by developing a non-scripted series about app developers and the app economy. Production is being split between Apple and television company Propagate, and the show, titled Planet of the Apps, has now started an open casting call. The announcement, posted on the show's official website, says they are looking for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS developers.

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FOX primetime livestreaming launches for cable subscribers

FOX primetime livestreaming launches for cable subscribers

FOX has launched livestreaming of its primetime content, but only for pay TV customers. This is the first time FOX has offered primetime livestreaming; it is launching the new option as a beta, which is available through the FOX website and through FOX NOW. The livestreaming option is offered to all the pay TV customers in 210 TV markets across the U.S. In addition to seven-days-a-week primetime livestreaming, FOX is also livestreaming late night content on Saturdays.

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