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Orange Is the New Black Makes Surprise Early Debut

Fans at OrangeCon cheer surprise premiere

(Newser) - Attendees of the first-ever OrangeCon got a big surprise last night when, during a cast panel, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings agreed (via video call) to debut the third season of Orange Is the New Black six hours early. "One episode? ... Two episodes? ... What if we showed them the whole... More »

Netflix Just Scored Its Biggest Star Yet

Snags Brad Pitt's 'War Machine'

(Newser) - Netflix is teaming up with yet another big name : Brad Pitt. The streaming service will produce Pitt's War Machine, which will "be exclusively available to members ... and in select theaters next year," according to a press release . The film, starring Pitt and co-produced with Pitt's Plan... More »

Native Americans Walk Off Set of Adam Sandler Movie

He's filming a parody for Netflix

(Newser) - Adam Sandler is filming a comedy about the Old West for Netflix, but his Native American actors aren't laughing. About a dozen have walked off the set of the Ridiculous Six in New Mexico, reports the Indian Country Today Media Network . A cultural adviser also bailed. Those interviewed cited... More »

Full House Is Officially Back

'Fuller House' debuts on Netflix next year

(Newser) - Children of the '80s and '90s, the rumors are true : Full House is getting a spinoff. John Stamos revealed to Jimmy Kimmel last night that Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of Fuller House, to debut next year. Candace Cameron Bure will return, playing DJ Tanner-Fuller, a recently widowed... More »

Full House Spinoff May Be Coming to Netflix

'DJ' and 'Kimmy' would be back as the stars

(Newser) - The X-Files is getting new life , and now maybe Full House is, too. Two different websites are reporting that Netflix is close to signing a deal for a spinoff called Fuller House. Both the Hollywood Reporter and TV Line say that the show would bring back DJ (Candace Cameron Bure)... More »

How to Fix Our Binge Spoiler Alert Problem

Blogger's proposal: Forget binges, let's try marathons

(Newser) - We live in "confusing times," writes Rex Sorgatz at Medium , and any fan of good shows will know exactly what he means. Did you finish House of Cards or the new Tina Fey show on Netflix? Great, but don't tell anyone about it for fear of violating... More »

Critics Decry New House of Cards

One writer notes, in particular, its terrible depiction of DC

(Newser) - Let's just say critics are not in love with the third season of House of Cards. In a Washington Post column, Seth Masket calls the Netflix series "the worst show about American politics. Ever." He explains that many of the "lessons" the show teaches viewers are... More »

Tina Fey's New Show Is Great

Critics love 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' with Ellie Kemper

(Newser) - Tina Fey's new show is now available for streaming on Netflix, and while Fey herself isn't in it, most critics think her fans will feel right at home with the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It stars Office alum Ellie Kemper in the lead role as a sunny young woman... More »

A Guide to Today's FCC Vote on Net Neutrality

FCC decision will almost certainly head to the courts

(Newser) - The Federal Communications Commission will vote on net neutrality today, after lengthy debate. Though the topic seems destined for the courts, the FCC's decision "is going to be a benchmark," a researcher tells USA Today . The board is expected to approve chairman Tom Wheeler's guidelines to... More »

New Pee-Wee Movie Coming to Netflix

Judd Apatow will produce

(Newser) - Word of a Judd Apatow-produced Pee-Wee Herman flick has been going around for a while now , and today Netflix announced that it has picked up the film. Pee-Wee's Big Holiday will, of course, star Paul Reubens in the title role; Reubens also co-wrote the screenplay, according to the Hollywood ... More »

Netflix Accidentally Uploads House of Cards, Then Yanks It

Season 3 is quickly taken down

(Newser) - House of Cards fans likely know that season 3 doesn't arrive on Netflix until Feb. 27. Which is why it was pretty weird today when 10 new episodes showed up unannounced and available for live streaming. For a little while anyway. Netflix tells CNBC that a "bug in... More »

Report: Netflix Making a Legend of Zelda Live-Action Show

Nintendo has generally avoided TV, movies

(Newser) - Nintendo isn't exactly known for a love of TV and movies—one reason might be the disaster that was 1993's Super Mario Bros. movie. But the Wall Street Journal reports, via a "person familiar with the matter," that the video-game company is planning a new show,... More »

Parents Can Go to Bed Early on NYE Thanks to Netflix

'Madagascar' lemur has on-demand countdown so you can fool the kids

(Newser) - About a third of parents already fool their kids into welcoming the new year hours ahead of time, and for those inclined to join their ranks, Netflix has your back and it is in the form of a dancing lemur and an on-demand New Year's Eve countdown. King Julien,... More »

DiCaprio, Netflix Team Up on Gorilla Documentary

Leo is executive producer of 'Virunga'

(Newser) - Netflix's latest celebrity collaborator is Leonardo DiCaprio, reports CNN . But instead of starring in something a la Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, DiCaprio is serving as executive producer of a documentary on endangered mountain gorillas in Africa. The film, called Virunga after the park in eastern Congo where... More »

CBS: Stream Our Shows for $6 a Month

Web subscription service will offer current and classic shows—but no NFL games

(Newser) - Yesterday, HBO announced it's launching a stand-alone Web streaming service. Today it's CBS making that call with CBS All Access, an on-demand service that offers streaming of current and past seasons of popular CBS shows, as well as classic shows, for $5.99 a month, TVLine.com reports.... More »

Adam Sandler to Star in 4 Movies —for Netflix

It's latest deal announced as Netflix shakes up the industry

(Newser) - Netflix has scored another big movie coup: Adam Sandler will star in four movies, made by his production company Happy Madison, that will debut exclusively on Netflix. In addition to no theatrical run, the films won't require a "studio middleman facilitating the deal," Entertainment Weekly reports. "... More »

Netflix's Latest Coup: Debut of Crouching Tiger Sequel

Martial arts movie part of deal to shake up movie biz

(Newser) - The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is set to deliver a high-flying kick to the movie business as we know it with a first-of-its kind distribution deal. The deal with the Weinstein Co. will see the martial arts movie released simultaneously on Netflix and in some Imax theaters next... More »

New Netflix Site Will Spoil Everything for You

Including some of the most popular movies and TV shows of all time

(Newser) - "What you are about to see cannot be unseen." That's the warning you'll get right before you enter Netflix's new website dedicated solely to spoilers for popular movies and TV shows. It’s almost unavoidable to be forewarned about what's going to happen on... More »

Coming to Netflix: Documentary Filmed by James Foley

He shot scenes for E-Team before disappearance

(Newser) - Before disappearing in Syria in 2012, American journalist James Foley wrapped filming on a documentary called E-Team, which earned rave reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival, reports the Daily Beast . The film focuses on Human Rights Watch's Emergencies Team, which documents war crimes firsthand. Rolling after the... More »

Expect More Arrested Development

It's one of several Netflix projects in the works

(Newser) - The triumphant return of Arrested Development may have fizzled a bit last year , but Netflix is looking to try again. Chief content exec Ted Sarandos tells USA Today that he's "positive" another season is coming, though its timing depends on the actors' schedules. The plan is to have... More »

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