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Netflix fires Kevin Spacey, actor no longer involved with House of Cards

Netflix fires Kevin Spacey, actor no longer involved with House of Cards

It's starting look more and more like House of Cards' sixth and final season isn't going to see the light of day. After announcing earlier this week that the show's production had been indefinitely halted, Netflix has stated that it's cutting all ties with Kevin Spacey and will not be involved with the actor in any way. This includes Spacey's immediate suspension from production of House of Cards.

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Amazon in talks to develop Lord of the Rings TV adaptation

Amazon in talks to develop Lord of the Rings TV adaptation

If you thought a full trilogy of Lord of the Rings movies, followed by a Hobbit trilogy, was enough page-to-screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's universe, you were wrong. Get ready for even more Frodo Baggins. Amazon Studios is reportedly in talks to land the rights to adapt Lord of the Rings into a new TV series, with a goal of replicating the success of HBO's immensely popular Game of Thrones.

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Samsung The Frame TV lineup gets a new 43″ model

Samsung The Frame TV lineup gets a new 43″ model

Samsung's television that blends in with other art pieces, The Frame, is now available in a 43-inch size option. This makes the new model the smallest available in the lineup, joining the existing 55-inch and 65-inch options. As with the other two models, the 43-inch version is designed to look like a piece of wall art when not in use, eliminating the big and arguably ugly look of an ordinary flat screen TV.

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House of Cards production stopped indefinitely: season six left hanging

House of Cards production stopped indefinitely: season six left hanging

Netflix has taken its House of Cards plans down a notch, revealing that production of the sixth season has been indefinitely stopped while the company talks with cast and crew. The news arrived shortly before additional allegations of sexual misconduct against actor Kevin Spacey. Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital had announced earlier this week that it would cancel House of Cards after its upcoming sixth season.

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House of Cards spin-off tipped after Spacey allegations sink show

House of Cards spin-off tipped after Spacey allegations sink show

Netflix has decided to cancel its hit political series House of Cards, a move perhaps spurred by recent news surrounding show star Kevin Spacey. Sources claim that Netflix has been considering ending the show for awhile now, though, and now new sources have surfaced with a new tip: Netflix is planning to create a spin-off series based around House of Cards. Who will the new series focus on? Not Claire, it seems.

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Netflix cancels House of Cards: the sixth season will be its last

Netflix cancels House of Cards: the sixth season will be its last

Netflix has cancelled House of Cards, bringing the popular series to an end after six seasons. It was sudden news from an entertainment standpoint, but one that many expected following recent allegations leveled at series star Kevin Spacey. The political drama follows the corrupt politician Frank Underwood.

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Viacom in talks with mobile carriers over video streaming deals

Viacom in talks with mobile carriers over video streaming deals

Viacom hasn't embraced the new world of online entertainment gracefully. The company pulled its channels from OTT services like PlayStation Vue last year, for example, and though some of its content can be streamed legally online through various destinations, it isn't as readily accessible as, say, Netflix original content. That may be changing, though, at least in certain cases, as the company has revealed it is talking with wireless carriers over potential mobile video streaming deals.

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Google Home support arrives for The CW, HBO NOW and CBS All Access

Google Home support arrives for The CW, HBO NOW and CBS All Access

Google has announced that its Google Home devices now support three big streaming services: The CW, HBO NOW, and CBS All Access. With the support, users can ask Google Assistant via one of the devices to perform certain actions with those services and a related Chromecast, such as playing your favorite TV show, rewinding an episode, and more.

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DISH Joey Alexa control: Here’s how to set it up

DISH Joey Alexa control: Here’s how to set it up

Earlier this year, DISH rolled out Alexa support to its Hopper and Wally set-top boxes. While that implementation likely covered a lot of DISH users, customers who use Joey boxes were unfortunately left out in the cold. That all changes today, as DISH has announced Alexa support for Joey clients as well.

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TiVo BOLT VOX brings 4K, 4 or 6 tuners, up to 3TB space

TiVo BOLT VOX brings 4K, 4 or 6 tuners, up to 3TB space

This week the folks at TiVo revealed a pair of new devices, both the TiVo BOLT VOX and the Mini VOX. These devices work with TiVo's first voice control remote - aptly called TiVo VOX Remote - and include "built-in personalized recommendations and intelligent predictions." Plus there's 4K to look forward to.

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Star Trek: Discovery season 2 confirmed for CBS All Access

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 confirmed for CBS All Access

After half a dozen episodes, CBS has decided to renew Star Trek: Discovery for a second season, but you'll need a CBS All Access subscription to watch it. The show has encountered stumbling blocks during its short life, among them being the decision to cut the first season down to a measly six episodes to start with. The last of those episodes will be arriving next month, but CBS has announced the good news ahead of time -- that it has ordered more episodes to bring the show back for season 2.

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YouTube Red’s next original series is a Tinder-based comedy called ‘Swipe Right’

YouTube Red’s next original series is a Tinder-based comedy called ‘Swipe Right’

YouTube Red's original programs have yet to catch up to those from Netflix and Amazon in terms of quality and viewership, but the premium service continues to expand its catalog of content. The company has now greenlit a scripted comedy series based on the dating app Tinder, titled — wait for it — Swipe Right, and focuses on a woman who decides to go on a date with all 252 of her Tinder matches.

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