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Since it’s the weekend, you’re likely spending at least some of the time watching your favorite show or a new movie on Netflix. There’s no doubt that the streaming entertainment service has become a major player and influence in how we consume movies and television, and now we have word that it will become more popular than network television in the next year.

A new analysis from FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street analyst firm, has surfaced showing that if Netflix were a Nielsen-rated TV network, their 24-hour audience numbers would be greater than that of all the major broadcast networks by 2016.

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Maria Bamford in Benched

While we wait for Netflix and Mitch Hurwitz to deliver another season of Arrested Development, they’ve got a little something else brewing with Arrested Development co-star Maria Bamford. Netflix has just picked up Lady Dynamite, a new original series executive produced by Hurwitz and starring Bamford. Get all the details on the Maria Bamford Netflix comedy after the jump.  Read More »

Degrassi

Back in olden times, a cancelled show’s best shot at salvation was another network — and if none of them wanted the show, it was just screwed. With the proliferation of streaming services hungry for original content, though, we’ve seen more and more series get axed by traditional broadcast or cable networks, only to find a second life online.

Case in point: Canadian teen drama Degrassi has become the latest show to get un-cancelled by Netflix, after getting the axe from TeenNick last week. More on the Netflix Degrassi resurrection after the jump.  Read More »

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Ricky Gervais‘ new movie for Netflix has amassed quite a cast. Eric Bana will star in Special Correspondents alongside Gervais himself, Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, and many more. Hit the jump for your Special Correspondents first look, in addition to plot details, casting news, and more.  Read More »

Best Stories of the Wek

We’ve reached the end of a very busy week. There were tons of trailers and some pretty big news stories, so this is a pretty beefy edition of the Best Stories of the Week.

Recapping the news from the past seven days, you’ll find updates on the future of Marvel Studios‘ television side and Samuel L. Jackson in the cinematic universe, some rumors about the future of Star Wars and details on the past of a certain iconic character from the saga, a first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, new writers for the Transformers franchise and future universe and more.

Plus, there’s trailers for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Steven Spielberg’s Bride of Spies, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and a double dose of Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw and Everest, and that’s not even half of the (mostly) great, new trailers we saw this week. Catch up on the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »

Jason Statham

As if Matt Murdock didn’t have enough to deal with already, Daredevil Season 2 could see him locking horns with a high-powered movie badass. Rumor has it Jason Statham is being eyed to play Bullseye on the next season of the Marvel series. Click through for all the details on the Jason Statham Daredevil rumor.

UPDATE: While it’s not a direct response to the Daredevil rumors, Jason Statham has gone on the record with his opinion of Marvel movies… and it’s not super flattering. See what he had to say at the end of this post. Read More »

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Marvel Studios TV shows

Even though audiences are very well acquainted with the Marvel cinematic universe at this point, the television side of Marvel Studios is still in its early stages. So far only Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Daredevil have hit this small screen, and while the first series left something to be desired, they’ve certainly gotten better with each new show. But what does the future of Marvel television have in store, and how will it effect the cinematic universe?

If some new rumors are to be believed, we’ll see plenty of new characters end up in Marvel Studios TV shows, and that includes the likes of Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Punisher, Blade, Ghost Rider and maybe even The Hulk. Find out more after the jump! Read More »

Bummer: Netflix Is Testing Advertisements

Netflix series Montauk

One of the glorious benefits of a Netflix subscription is its lack of advertising. For an eminently reasonable rate of $7.99/month, you can plow through hundreds or even thousands of hours of video without a single commercial break. But that may be about to change.

The streaming service has reportedly begun experimenting with showing ads before and after videos. Whether those ads will eventually roll out to the entire subscriber base is still unclear. More about the possible Netflix ads after the jump.  Read More »

Daredevil Easter Eggs

Shortly after The Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters, there was already a video running through a slew of easter eggs from the film, moments that reference the comic books and the rest of the Marvel cinematic universe. And since the buzz of the superhero sequel began to overshadow the previous month’s release of the Netflix series adaptation of Daredevil, we figured now was a good time to revisit all the goodies that Marvel Studios’ third television series had to offer.

Check out the video running through Daredevil easter eggs after the jump! Read More »