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Hulu orders TV comedy starring Steve Martin and Martin Short

Hulu orders TV comedy starring Steve Martin and Martin Short

Hulu has ordered a new television comedy series that will star Steve Martin and Martin Short as strangers who share a passion for true crime. The series will reportedly feature a third main character, as well, though a recent report indicates that no one has been cast for that role at this time. The idea for the show reportedly comes from Martin who brought up the idea with Dan Fogelman, creator of This Is Us.

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Facebook Watch cancels two original scripted streaming shows

Facebook Watch cancels two original scripted streaming shows

Facebook was canceled two of its original scripted shows, both of which were available to stream exclusively on its Facebook Watch video platform. Both Limetown and Sorry For Your Loss have been given the axe despite critical praise and two well-known leading actresses. Though Facebook isn't entirely ditching the scripted video market, it is cutting down on the number of scripted shows it will offer.

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NBC Peacock launch date and plans official: Ad-free and Comcast deals

NBC Peacock launch date and plans official: Ad-free and Comcast deals

Peacock, the new streaming TV service from NBCUniversal, will launch on July 15 with an ad-supported free tier, though some Comcast subscribers will be able to get earlier access. Described as "a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers," Peacock will include shows like Law and Order, Yellowstone, and Two and a Half Men.

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Game of Thrones prequel details include ambitious premiere date

Game of Thrones prequel details include ambitious premiere date

One of the anticipated Game of Thrones prequel shows, House of the Dragon, is still in the pipeline for an eventual launch on HBO. In a recent interview, the network's president of programming Casey Bloys provided a few details on the plan, including its anticipated premiere date in 2022. The show will be set around 300 years before the events we see in Game of Thrones.

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Pokemon: Twilight Wings animated series debuts on YouTube

Pokemon: Twilight Wings animated series debuts on YouTube

Fans of the Pokemon anime may be pleased to know that The Pokemon Company kicked off a new side series today. Dubbed Pokemon: Twilight Wings, this side series is set in the Galar region, the main setting for the latest Pokemon games, Sword and Shield. While the main characters from the anime don't seem to be present in this side series, there are some familiar faces for those who have already played through the Galar-based games.

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Fortnite is giving Ninja his own skin

Fortnite is giving Ninja his own skin

In regards to Fortnite's success on streaming platforms, there's probably no one who has contributed to that more the Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. Ninja established himself as the foremost Fortnite streamer early on, and when the game's popularity was on the upswing, he could be seen streaming to more than 100,000 people at a time. Indeed, Fortnite and Ninja seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it should come as little surprise to learn that Ninja is being immortalized in the game.

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YouTube signs streamers LazarBeam, Muselk, Valkyrae to exclusive deals

YouTube signs streamers LazarBeam, Muselk, Valkyrae to exclusive deals

If you were expecting the streaming wars to cool down as we head into 2020, it looks like you were wrong. YouTube is kicking the new year off in a big way, announcing today that it has signed three more streamers to exclusive deals. From here on out, Lannon "LazarBeam" Eacott, Elliot "Muselk" Watkins, and Rachell "Valkyrae" Hofstetter will be streaming exclusively on YouTube, leaving Twitch in the dust.

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AGDQ 2020 wraps up a record-setting speedrunning marathon

AGDQ 2020 wraps up a record-setting speedrunning marathon

Games Done Quick has wrapped up another speedrunning marathon, and unsurprisingly, it's broken more fundraising records. Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 - the flagship event for GDQ - ended yesterday with a grand total of $3,135,900.56 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. On top of that, GDQ has announced that it's also raised more than $25 million for charity across all of its events.

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Google Stadia starts testing non-Pixel phones, runs on an ebook reader

Google Stadia starts testing non-Pixel phones, runs on an ebook reader

Depending on who you ask, Google Stadia is either the future of game streaming or yet another one of Google's public experiments that could be canceled in the very near future. While it shows plenty of potential, much of that has not yet been reached, especially its promise to game anywhere on any device. For Android phones, that has so far been limited to Google's Pixel phones (except the very first Pixel) but now it seems that Google is finally taking baby steps to expand Stadia's reach to other brands.

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Hulu reveals when it will get FX’s massive content library

Hulu reveals when it will get FX’s massive content library

In November, Disney revealed that it is bringing the vast FX catalog to its streaming service Hulu. Though some FX shows have already been available to stream on Hulu, this new transition will bring the network's back catalog to the platform -- what amounts to around 1,600 episodes across a few dozen shows. Now we finally know when those episodes will arrive on the streaming service.

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Netflix’s cheaper mobile-only plan may launch in more markets

Netflix’s cheaper mobile-only plan may launch in more markets

Though TVs are still the predominant method used to watch content at home, smartphones have introduced an element of competition, particularly among younger viewers. The amount of content consumed using mobile handsets has skyrocketed in recent years, spurring the short-form video market and paving the way for new types of video services like the upcoming Quibi. For its part, Netflix has used this trend to rake in new customers.

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TiVo Stream 4K takes the fight to Fire TV and Chromecast

TiVo Stream 4K takes the fight to Fire TV and Chromecast

It seems that the streaming wars are heating up further at CES this year. TiVo arrived in Las Vegas with its first streaming device, which is officially dubbed the TiVo Stream 4K. Meant to take the fight to streaming devices from Google, Amazon, and Roku, TiVo is making an entry into a pretty crowded space, so it's recruited a partner to help it out: Sling TV.

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