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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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‘The Muppets’ docu-style TV series heading to ABC

‘The Muppets’ docu-style TV series heading to ABC

Recently word surfaced that among some new orders from ABC was a “The Muppets” television series featuring the muppets in a slightly more adult world. The show tasks itself will offering a docu-style look at the muppets’ lives, including their jobs and their relationships and, as we’d hope, a lot of humorous situations. The Muppets Studio and ABC Studios will be producing the show, and today the first trailer for it went live (available after the jump).

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X-Files 2016 return premieres on January 24th on Fox

X-Files 2016 return premieres on January 24th on Fox

This morning Fox announced that the X-Files would be premiering on the 24th of January, 2016. But wait a second, you might be saying - didn't I hear that the X-Files would be coming to Netflix or something? Didn't they say it'd be coming to the internet in the year 2015? Not so fast there Rumors McGee, that's not exactly what was ever officially stated. Here we're running down the details of when and where you're going to be able to see the real X-Files next (and probably last) season. It's going to be on Cable Television, first and foremost.

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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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True Detective season 2 will offer up ‘uncanny reality’

True Detective season 2 will offer up ‘uncanny reality’

With HBO’s True Detective, we know very little until we know it all. The show and its creators have done a marvelous job of shrouding the show in mystery, seeding tidbits of info as they wish. Season one of the show was wrought with occult mysticism and dangerously taboo storylines. Season two won’t have such narratives, but it promises to be intriguing nonetheless. A recent teaser for season two of True Detective gave us a look at the actors involved, and now we know more about what they won’t be up to.

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B&O’s 90th birthday treats are Danishly delicious

B&O’s 90th birthday treats are Danishly delicious

When you hit ninety you could be forgiven for slowing down, but Bang & Olufsen is celebrating its 90th anniversary by giving some of its recent highlights the rose gold treatment. Dubbed "The Love Affair Collection", the name might be a little cheesy but the tech isn't, spanning B&O's best-selling BeoPlay H6 headphones all the way through to the indecently vast BeoVision Avant 85 with its 85-inch, 4K display.

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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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Roku announces Sharp as partner, Insignia TVs coming this month

Roku announces Sharp as partner, Insignia TVs coming this month

Roku may have unleashed two new streaming boxes for us, but that doesn’t mean they’re ditching integrated TV. Today, Sharp and Roku have announced a new lineup of Roku-ready TVs, which will hit Best Buy stores in the US and Canada exclusively. There will initially be two models — at 43 or 50 inches, both TVs will have a 1080p resolution and 60Hz refresh rate (native). Sharp’s Roku TVs will also come with the Netflix Recommended branding, much like the Insignia Roku TVs the company says are also coming this month.

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Comcast dives in on 4K hardware with “Xi4” set-top box

Comcast dives in on 4K hardware with “Xi4” set-top box

This week the folks at Comcast have decided there's plenty of 4K content out in the wild. Enough, at least, to release a 4K Ultra High-Definition Set-Top Box for consumers. The "X1 set-top box" has been announced on the X1 platform, delivering Xfinity TV costumers with 4K UHD content. For those of you that aren't familiar, "UHD" also means "Ultra-HD", and essentially means the same as the term "4K", or a resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels across a single screen - your screen, the screen you have in your living room.

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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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