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Syfy’s sci-fi TV show ‘Defiance’ has been cancelled

Syfy’s sci-fi TV show ‘Defiance’ has been cancelled

Defiance, a science fiction television show that caught the public’s attention by offering a video game counterpart, has been cancelled. The show has had a three-season run, but won't be returning for a fourth season, according to a new report. Though the first season was successful, Defiance's last two seasons have faltered. This news follows Syfy's cancellation of the fantasy TV show "Dominion."

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Apple TV streaming service likely to get CBS, hints network CEO

Apple TV streaming service likely to get CBS, hints network CEO

It seems development on Apple's highly rumored, long-awaited steaming TV service is still making progress, and is likely to sign at least one of the US's larger television networks. Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, spoke to Bloomberg in an interview this week, saying that his network would "probably" reach a deal with Apple when the time comes. Hopefully this means some of the network's most popular shows will be easily accessible to owners of the Apple TV.

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Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom have a good relationship, something yet again demonstrated by a new expanded deal between the two companies. Under this, Hulu has scored VOD rights for a bunch of new shows, including some from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and more. Viacom and Hulu first began their relationship back in 2011, and have since grown it, tacking on more shows and expanding its offerings to cover a wide range of television programming.

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CBS scores unnamed Tina Fey comedy TV series

CBS scores unnamed Tina Fey comedy TV series

NBC may have turned its back on Tiny Fey’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, but that series proved popular regardless, and now CBS has decided to get in on the action. The network has scored a comedy television show project from Fey’s Little Stranger production company, with Tiny Fey, Robert Carlock, and Jack Burditt all being part of the effort.

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Sling TV gets more live college sports events with Campus Insiders

Sling TV gets more live college sports events with Campus Insiders

Sling TV, the service that lets users stream live television over the internet and on compatible devices, has just announced that it's bolstering its live sports offerings with the addition of the Campus Insiders network. The channel will offer access to hundreds of live college sporting events, with a big focus on the upcoming football season. Sling TV says it will be added to their $5 per month "Sports Extra" pack, which is in addition to the service's core "Best of Live TV" package.

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MacGyver is finally getting a reboot thanks to Furious 7 director

MacGyver is finally getting a reboot thanks to Furious 7 director

The amount of TV show reboots we're getting these days may be on the edge of "too many," but the latest to be announced is a series that we've all, at least once, thought would be a good idea: the 80's hit MacGyver. The word is that CBS is working on a reboot of the series, which focused on a hero that could get himself out of any dangerous situation with just a few seemingly random items, with Furious 7 director James Wan as an executive producer.

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HBO in talks with Zack Snyder over Watchmen TV adaptation

HBO in talks with Zack Snyder over Watchmen TV adaptation

Remember the fairly well-received movie Watchmen? The adaptation of Alan Moore's influential graphic novel, long thought to be impossible to turn into a movie? Well, we might be getting another visit to that superhero universe, and in the much better fitting format of a TV drama. HBO has admitted that it's in early talks with director Zack Snyder, who helmed the 2009 film, about a TV adaptation of Watchmen.

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Serial podcast to become a TV show

Serial podcast to become a TV show

Serial was a game-changer in the world of podcasts; so great was the popularity that it will soon be reborn as a television show, it has been announced. The show will be heading to cable television, and will revolve around the podcast series’ creation process. Serial was first launched in October 2014, and it has since won an award and has topped podcast charts.

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Samsung denies claim its TVs cheat energy efficiency tests

Samsung denies claim its TVs cheat energy efficiency tests

In response the recent report from the UK newspaper The Guardian, Samsung has issued saying it firmly rejects the claim that their TVs use a power-saving mode to cheat energy consumption tests in the lab. As The Guardian reported, EU-funded research group ComplianTV had written an "unpublished" study that found Samsung TVs used a "motion lighting" feature to lower the brightness during lab tests, resulting in lower energy usage levels than what would be found in real-world situations.

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Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player app

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player app

Amazon's Fire TV has just gained another service for users to stream TV shows with. British television broadcaster ITV has just released its ITV Player app for Amazon's set-top box, ahead of their own revamp into the ITV Hub later this year. Similar to Netflix, Hulu, and other services, ITV Player lets users watch their favorite shows on-demand from whichever device is most convenient.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones teased in new trailer

Marvel’s Jessica Jones teased in new trailer

Netflix has another Marvel show arriving soon, and it's called Jessica Jones. Netflix made the premiere announcement earlier this month with a colorful splashy teaser trailer and a date for the season’s arrival: November 20. Now it is back with another teaser trailer, this one just as short as the premier trailer but with small hints at what to expect...the big one of which is, apparently, super strength.

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New X-Files show teased in pair of TV trailers

New X-Files show teased in pair of TV trailers

The new X-Files show is nearing, and Fox decided to tease eager fans last night, dropping a pair of TV trailers during Minority Report and Gotham. The two teasers go together, with the second picking up where the last one left off — all in all, it provides a little over a minute’s look at the show’s revival. More than a couple familiar faces appear during the trailers, as well as the iconic poster, whistled jingle, and promise that the truth is still out there.

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