HBO to offer an online streaming service for non-cable subscribers starting next year
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HBO to offer an online streaming service for non-cable subscribers starting next year

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HBO to offer an online streaming service for non-cable subscribers starting next year
“That is a large and growing opportunity that should no longer be left  untapped,” says HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler. “It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO. So, in 2015, we will launch a stand-alone, over-the-top, HBO service in the United States. We will work with our current partners. And, we will explore models with new partners. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them.”

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Jay Leno doesn’t regret keeping Joan Rivers banned from 'The Tonight Show'
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Jay Leno doesn’t regret keeping Joan Rivers banned from 'The Tonight Show'

'Better Call Saul' co-creator: We have nothing to do with the 'Do Not Call Saul' billboard

Jay Leno doesn’t regret keeping Joan Rivers banned from “The Tonight Show”
Leno explains that he kept up the ban out of respect for Johnny Carson while he was still alive. After Carson’s death, Leno said the ban remained because Joan kept going after him. “It just got to be awkward, and we just never did it,” he tells “Access Hollywood.” PLUS: CNBC officially announces “Jay Leno’s Garage," premiering in primetime in 2015.


William Hurt to star in AMC’s “Humans”
He’ll play a widower who forms a father-son bond with a robotic servant.


“Better Call Saul” co-creator: We have nothing to do with the “Do Not Call Saul” billboard
"We didn’t do this — can anybody explain what this is about?” tweeted Peter Gould.


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'In Good Company' is the latest movie getting a TV remake
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'In Good Company' is the latest movie getting a TV remake

Coming soon: 'Real Housewives of Philly'?

“In Good Company” is the latest movie getting a TV remake
CBS is developing the 2004 film starring Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson in which Grace falls for the boss’ daughter as a comedy based on Paul Weitz’s script.


Another movie remake: CW orders “The Illusionist”
The 2006 magician film starring Edward Norton and Jessica Biel will be remade as a TV series set in turn-of-the-century New York City.


Coming soon: “Real Housewives of Philly”?
A producer from the Bravo franchise has been recently interviewing Philadelphia’s most successful and glamorous women.


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Taylor Swift to shut down Hollywood Blvd for her 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' debut
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Taylor Swift to shut down Hollywood Blvd for her 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' debut

'Star Wars Rebels' sets a Disney XD record

Taylor Swift to shut down Hollywood Blvd for her "Jimmy Kimmel Live” debut
She'll perform on the Kimmel show and sit on his couch for the 1st time on Thursday, Oct. 23 (Swift previously appeared in a segment with Guillermo). Over the course of a week, Swift will appear on three ABC shows — “GMA,” “The View” and Kimmel.


“Star Wars Rebels” sets a Disney XD record
The premiere's 1.03 million viewers makes it the most-watched cartoon in Disney XD history.


“The Affair” has a disappointing debut
About 507,000 watched the premiere of the Showtime series, which is way below the 872,000 who watched the launch of “Penny Dreadful” and the 1 million who tuned in for the “Masters of Sex” premiere.


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Chris Rock to host 'SNL' with musical guest Prince on Nov. 1
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Chris Rock to host 'SNL' with musical guest Prince on Nov. 1

CW orders 'Cheerleader Death Squad' from 'Desperate Housewives' creator

Chris Rock to host “SNL” with musical guest Prince on Nov. 1
Rock, who previously hosted in 1996, becomes the 3rd “Saturday Night Live” to host this season.


Ex-NBC exec on “Freaks and Geeks”: "I absolutely hated canceling this particular show”
Garth Ancier, who was NBC’s Entertainment president, gives his take on Seth Rogen confronting him at “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. "It was clear from the very beginning that 'Freaks and Geeks' had great writing from Judd and Paul Feig, and a tremendous cast,” Ancier wrote on Facebook. "This was an awful decision that has haunted me forever. But the show was consistently NBC's least-viewed. For what it is worth, I have watched all of the episodes over and over again on Netflix, and asked myself what I could have done better to save it."


CW orders “Cheerleader Death Squad” from “Desperate Housewives” creator
Marc Cherry is teaming with “Under the Dome” showrunner Neal Baer on a “Heathers meets Alias” series about a disgraced CIA agent-turned-prep-school teacher who begins training his students in high-level espionage.


Mena Suvari to star in WEtv’s “South of Hell”
Eli Roth is among the producers on the horror series in which Suvari plays a demon-hunter-for-hire.

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Amy Poehler details her past use of cocaine, mushrooms and ecstasy
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Amy Poehler details her past use of cocaine, mushrooms and ecstasy

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Amy Poehler details her past use of cocaine, mushrooms and ecstasy
In her memoir “Yes, Please," Poehler writes about her drug use as a 20-something: “I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated,” she writes, adding: "Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don’t know very well and play Ping-Pong all night. It’s bad for almost everything else…The day after cocaine is rough.”


Watch PlayStation’s “Powers” trailer
The 1st episode of PlayStation’s 1st TV series, a superhuman crime drama based on the comic book of the same name, will be made available for free. Subsequent episodes will be released to PlayStation platforms exclusively.


“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” books Nick Cannon for a recurring role
The “America’s Got Talent” host will play Captain Holt’s nephew, starting in December.


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Lego is developing a reality TV show
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Lego is developing a reality TV show

Report: 'Downton Abbey' is considering ending after Season 6

Lego is developing a reality TV show
Following the success of “The Lego Movie,” Lego is planning to launch a TV show in 2015, possibly revolving around Master Builders, the designers who use Legos to build stuff.


Report: “Downton Abbey” is considering ending after Season 6
Radio Times reports that producers have been talking about an end, which is something creator Julian Fellowes hinted at earlier this year.


WGN America renews “Manhattan” for Season 2
About 1.7 million viewers have been watching each episode of Season 1, which ends Sunday.


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Bill Murray plans to sing Christmas carols in his own holiday TV special
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Bill Murray plans to sing Christmas carols in his own holiday TV special

'Monster-in-Law' is set to become a Fox sitcom

Bill Murray plans to sing Christmas carols in his own holiday TV special
The project, which is still in the developmental stages, would involve Sofia Coppola, who directed Murray in "Lost in Translation." “It’s not going to be live,” Murray tells Variety. “We’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose.”


“Monster-in-Law” is set to become a Fox sitcom
the 2005 film starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda is being remade for TV.


You’ll have to re-watch “Breaking Bad” to appreciate “Better Call Saul”
That’s according to the president of Sony Pictures Television: "I won't spill the beans too much, but it is going to force you to go back and check out things that happened in Breaking Bad to make sure you were clear about what you saw back then.”


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'The Walking Dead' returns to a record 17.3 million viewers
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'The Walking Dead' returns to a record 17.3 million viewers

Netflix reviving 'Care Bears'

“The Walking Dead” returns to a record 17.3 million viewers
That beats last year’s season premiere, the previous high of 16.11 million.


Netflix reviving “Care Bears”
“Care Bears and Cousins” is expected to be released in early 2016.


Is “Hart of Dixie” on the verge of cancelation?
The cast has offered several hints on Twitter that the CW series is coming to an end.


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'American Horror Story' renewed for Season 5 after record-setting 'Freak Show' ratings
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'American Horror Story' renewed for Season 5 after record-setting 'Freak Show' ratings

'Gotham' gets a full-season pickup

“American Horror Story” renewed for Season 5 after record-setting “Freak Show” ratings
The 5th installment will premiere one year from now.


“Gotham” gets a full-season pickup
Fox has ordered six additional episodes of the Batman prequel, bringing the freshman season’s total to 22.


Shooting “The Walking Dead’s” Season 5 premiere was “really tough”
Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd says last night’s premiere took nine days to shoot, up from the usual eight. “Watching it on the monitors, you had to look away,” she says. “It felt so real. Even though we’d read the scripts and we knew what was about to happen, we kept thinking ‘How are our guys gonna get out of this?” It’s incredibly visceral. You really feel that our characters are in a situation where they will not escape.”


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