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The Big Bang Theory: HBO Max Scores Streaming Rights to All Episodes

The Big Bang Theory joins an impressive library at HBO Max, which will also house all episodes of Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pretty Little Liars at launch, as well as all of HBO’s programming. Plus, the streaming service has more than 10 original series in the works, including an adaptation of the bestseller The Flight Attendant, led by Big Bang‘s Kaley Cuoco. – Rebecca Iannucci, TVLine » https://ift.tt/34IQ8Bg
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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot From Sam Esmail Headed For NBCU’s Peacock Streaming Service

The new NBCUniversal streaming service that the company said Tuesday would be called Peacock will launch in April 2020 with original content that includes series reboots from the NBCU library among its fare. That list includes a reboot of a sci-fi classic: a new Battlestar Galactica, billed as an original series from Mr. Robot and Homecoming executive producer Sam Esmail. – Patrick Hipes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RDH6hF

‘Jupiter’s Legacy’: Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight Exits As Filming Of Netflix Series Continues

Jupiter’s Legacy follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. Now, in present day, they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RDDBkH

Trump Wants the Government to Investigate Obama’s Netflix Deal

It’s not clear why Trump might think Obama’s post-presidency ventures are worth investigating. But they have proven lucrative: The former president and former first lady Michelle Obama inked the reportedly “high-8-figure” deal with Netflix and a joint book deal reportedly worth $65 million. The Obamas have launched a number of projects with Netflix already, including a documentary about a factory opening in Ohio and a drama about post-WWII New York. – Tim Marcin, VICE News » https://ift.tt/30ltmvV

‘One Day At a Time’ Wins First Emmy For Netflix Post-Cancellation As It Gears Up For New Season On Pop

One Day At a Time contributed an Emmy win to Netflix’s tally, going 1-for-1 with its single Emmy nomination and faring better than several higher-profile and more hyped Netflix projects like Beyonce’s concert film Homecoming, which went 0-for-6. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RD9kpQ

‘No Good Nick’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix

Created and executive produced by David H. Steinberg and Keetgi Kogan, the multi-camera comedy starred Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin as Liz and Ed, a hyper-competitive career mom and lovable but dorky “fun dad,” respectively, who unwittingly welcome 13-year-old Nick — short for Nicole (Siena Agudong) — into their family of four before realizing she is a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://ift.tt/2O29n2R

TV Giants Say Forcing Cable Companies to Sell “À La Carte” Violates First Amendment

One law, L.D. 832, attempts to force cable operators into providing the option of purchasing access to cable channels, or programs on cable channels, on an individual basis. Meaning, not only would citizens of Maine have the ability to say “yes” to ESPN while saying “no” to ESPN2, but they’d have the ability, for example, to only purchase NFL Monday Night Football without any of ESPN’s other shows. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2LRArPA

75 Percent of Video Streaming Users Don’t Plan On Subscribing to New Services

Most telling, however, was the almost even breakdown across current users of Netflix (75.3 percent), Amazon (73.4 percent), Hulu (76.3 percent), HBO Now (the outlier at 63.6 percent), and CBS All Access (74.6 percent) who don’t plan on subscribing to any new services. These proportions are sure to change as new big-budget streaming originals premiere, content rights battles are waged, and bidding wars intensify between big players in this increasingly crowded market. But for now, PCMag’s survey found that most users are content with the streaming options they already have. – Rob Marvin, PCMag » https://trib.al/nINtKUZ [photo: PC Magazine]

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