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Netflix Confirms Rumored Gilmore Girls Revival

And six of the show's main cast have officially signed on

(Newser) - If you're out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, all you have to do is…come inside and log onto Netflix, because the streaming service is bringing back Gilmore Girls. Slate reports the return of the popular show—which ran from 2000 to 2007—about a grumpy... More »

Simpsons Creator Has Something New Up His Sleeve

Maker of 'Futurama' is in talks with Netflix

(Newser) - The mind of Matt Groening just keeps on comin'. Turns out the man behind Futurama and The Simpsons is talking to Netflix about a possible new animated series, Variety reports. Details are unknown, but Netflix is said to be contemplating a 20-episode order over two seasons—"which would certainly... More »

Coming to Netflix: Latino One Day at a Time Remake

Sitcom gets a Cuban-American twist, starring Rita Moreno

(Newser) - The iconic sitcom One Day at a Time is getting a reboot. Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of a remake of the Norman Lear series, this time starring around a Cuban-American family, Deadline reports. The multi-camera show will focus on an ex-military, recently separated mom raising a teen daughter and... More »

Most Popular Netflix Launch Is a Reviled Sandler Flick

His panned 'Ridiculous 6' is No. 1

(Newser) - It would be hard to find a movie on Rotten Tomatoes with worse reviews than Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous 6—it's got a zero rating —but that hasn't put off Netflix viewers. The company says the Western flick was watched by more people in the first... More »

More Than 150K Sign Making a Murderer Petition

They want Obama to free convicted killer Steven Avery

(Newser) - If Netflix was a court, Wisconsin inmate Steven Avery would probably already be free. Avery, who is serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, is the focus of true-crime series Making a Murderer, and more than 150,000 people have been convinced that he is... More »

Real Winner at Golden Globes Nominations: Netflix

Things aren't looking good for Big 4 networks

(Newser) - The folks at TV's Big Four networks might as well have slept in Thursday morning and skipped the announcement of the Golden Globes nominations. In the latest sign of their lack of critical love and viewer sizzle, commercial broadcasters ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC together scored a paltry nine... More »

A Stolen Netflix Account Can Be Yours for Only 50 Cents

No one should be able to pay that little to watch Frasier

(Newser) - Digital moochers are using Netflix and HBO Go accounts that don't belong to them without even having the decency to suck up to their family and friends to do so. Business Insider reports hackers are selling accounts to digital streaming services—everything from Netflix to Spotify to Marvel Unlimited—... More »

Netflix Introduces 5-Minute Bedtime Movies for Kids

The Dinotrux mini episodes feature favorite scenes of the animated show

(Newser) - Heeding the pleas of parents around the globe and across the ages who deal with cries of "Just five more minutes!" on a nightly basis, Netflix has introduced five-minute episodes of the popular kids DreamWorks TV show Dinotrux—cut down drastically from their typical 23 minutes. The reason?... More »

The New Star Wars Will Be on Netflix ...Sort Of

If you live in Canada

(Newser) - After the new Star Wars movie leaves theaters, will you be able to stream it on Netflix? Yes ... if you live in Canada. That's the only place where Netflix has streaming rights for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Variety reports, and as such, that's the only place you'... More »

Netflix Brings Gilmore Girls Back to Life

Show is returning for 4 90-minute episodes

(Newser) - Gilmore Girls fans talked, and it looks like Netflix listened. The much-loved show will be returning for a series of four 90-minute episodes that Netflix plans to start producing as early as next year, sources tell TVLine . Cast members from the series, which ended in 2007, have yet to sign... More »

Netflix Claims Credit-Card Chips Messed Up Its Growth

Not everyone is buying finger-pointing at new fraud-prevention technology

(Newser) - Everyone who is too lazy or forgot to update their credit card numbers online can blame themselves for Netflix's slow US subscriber growth. That's the company's excuse, anyway, revealed in a Wednesday letter to shareholders that says it didn't hit its subscriber growth forecast partly due... More »

'Netflix and Chill' Is Today's 'Come Up for a Drink'

How the phrase went from innocent to innuendo

(Newser) - Hey, do you want to come over, watch some Netflix and chill? For those of you not in the know, "Netflix and chill" is today's euphemism for hooking up, the Guardian reports. (And if you weren't previously in the know, you are not the only one .)... More »

Netflix: Here's When People Get Hooked on Shows

You'd think it'd be the pilot, but no

(Newser) - If you're hoping to avoid adding another TV show to your must-watch list, Netflix has a plan to help you out: All you have to do is skip a particular episode and you should be in the clear. Well, maybe. Based on first season viewing data from 25 different... More »

Netflix Changes 'Racist' Summary for Pocahontas

Writer pointed out sexism and stereotypes against Native Americans

(Newser) - Until recently, the Netflix description for the 1995 animated Disney film Pocahontas read like the back cover of a Harlequin novel—and was sexist and racist to boot, a Native American writer asserts, per the Guardian . The original description, seen in a screenshot Adrienne Keene posted on the Native Appropriations... More »

BBC's 'British Netflix' Is Coming to America

New service will be launched next year

(Newser) - Good news for American Anglophiles: The BBC is starting a new US service in the hope that American viewers can offset a potential fall in revenue at home. The Netflix-style online subscription service will be launched next year, and while big hits like Sherlock are tied up in deals with... More »

Streaming Customers Sue Over 'Netflix Tax'

Chicagoans claims tax violates federal law

(Newser) - Angry streaming customers in Chicago are fighting back against the so-called "Netflix tax," filing a lawsuit against the city last Wednesday that could have national implications, the Daily Dot reports. The plaintiffs—including Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify customers—allege the 9% tax on streaming services (an extension of... More »

Hulu Now Offers Commercial-Free Option

For $12 a month

(Newser) - Until today, Hulu's streaming content featured commercials—even if you were a paying subscriber. But as of today, the company announced, you can pay $12 a month for an ad-free version of the streaming service. The move is intended to help Hulu better compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime,... More »

Meet the Subject of Netflix's Priciest Show Yet

$157M series 'The Crown' will follow Queen Elizabeth's life from 1947

(Newser) - Sorry Downton Abbey, there's another British period drama on the scene: Queen Elizabeth II will be the subject of Netflix's upcoming show, The Crown, its priciest yet with a budget of nearly $157 million, reports the Telegraph . Flummoxed by that number? Consider that filming has required a royal... More »

Netflix Gives New Parents One Year of Paid Leave

Netflix says move will help foster its culture of 'freedom and responsibility'

(Newser) - Expecting parents wondering which company offers the best maternity and paternity leave in the US need look no further. Netflix announced yesterday that it is upping the ante, offering new parents unlimited, fully-paid maternity and paternity leave for the first year after having or adopting a child. The streaming video... More »

Orange Is the New Black Wants You If You're Scary

Casting call for frightening-looking inmate types put out for show's 4th season

(Newser) - How crazy can you make your eyes? Do you think you can outboo Boo? Orange Is the New Black has put out a casting call for its fourth season, notes DNAinfo , and the ad doesn't deceive candidates into thinking they'll be playing the pretty new ingenue on the... More »

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