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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Watch new footage from Halt and Catch Fire season three.
  • Apple‘s first original series sounds like a snooze.
  • Law & Order is coming back…as a true crime anthology series?
  • Andy Samberg is making another fake HBO sports documentary.
  • Kyra Sedgwick will make her directorial debut on Lifetime.
  • Sharknado 4 exists and the world is an awful place.

Halt and Catch Fire quietly went from the show everyone told me to skip to the show everyone was going on and on about not receiving enough attention. Somehow, AMC’s series about the computer revolution of the 1980s transformed from a largely ignored things on television to one of the most acclaimed series airing at the moment and most of us didn’t get the memo. Anyway, a new promo for the show’s third season has arrived (along with a new batch of photos, which you can check out in the gallery below). If you want to see what the fuss is all about, the two-hour season three premiere arrives on August 23.

Speaking of entertainment revolving around computer companies, Apple has released the first details about its first original television series and it couldn’t sound more underwhelming. Planet of the Apps will tell the story of mobile apps and their developers and the company is currently on the hunt for subjects. If you get featured on the show, Apple even promises to give your app a little boost:

App creators: Join us on the search for the next great app in a new original series. Those selected will have the chance to receive hands-on guidance from some of the most influential experts in the tech community, featured placement on the App Store, and funding from top-tier VCs.

If you just so happen to be an app developer, follow this link to learn more. Everyone else will probably ignore this show and go re-watch Friends on Netflix or something.

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Oh, no. What has American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson wrought? NBC has given the green light to Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders, a limited event series that will chronicle the story of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who murdered their parents in 1989. Like the O.J. Simpson case, their trial was a media sensation and crazier than most soap operas. While this could be an interesting series, the real news here is the creation of Law & Order: True Crime. What was once a television franchise known for its one-and-done episodes has officially crossed over into modern times and has become an anthology series.

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