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As it moves into Europe, Netflix orders Judd Apatow comedy series 'Love'

Netflix on Tuesday said it has ordered two seasons of a romance comedy by Hollywood hitmaker Judd Apatow as the online streaming service ramps up its original programming while it expands into France and Germany.

Hulu orders series on Kennedy killing based on Stephen King novel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television streaming company Hulu said on Monday it ordered an original series about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy called "11/22/63," based on the 2011 novel of the same name by best-selling author Stephen King.

Culture of violence makes for hit TV in Turkey

Sefer Calinak killed his first wife when he was 17 and murdered his girlfriend a few decades later with an axe. Now, the 62-year old is making the rounds on hit Turkish TV shows, part of a ratings race increasingly driven by a thirst for violence.

Political postcards from the edge: Two US senators, one remote island

There may be hope after all for Democrats and Republicans to work closely together, although they may have to travel thousands of miles from the U.S. capital - and to a remote island - to do so.

A Minute With: Sam Heughan on being an 'Outlander' heartthrob

As one of the leading actors on Starz's new time-travel romance series "Outlander," Scottish actor Sam Heughan suddenly found both himself and kilt were under scrutiny.

British actor James Corden named host of 'The Late Late Show'

Tony-winning British actor James Corden will replace comedian Craig Ferguson as host of "The Late Late Show" next year, the CBS television network said on Monday.

NFL season opener draws 26.9 million viewers to NBC

The National Football League's opening game between Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers drew 26.9 million viewers on average, NBC said on Friday, making it one of the most-watched TV programs of the year.

As 'Outlander' starts strong, Starz plays the niche TV game

A period drama set in the Scottish Highlands, with a sassy female lead caught in a star-crossed time-travel romance may prove to be a turning point in the evolution of premium cable network Starz, as it faces an uphill climb against its well-heeled rivals.

Mick Jagger-produced documentary on James Brown to air on HBO

Premium cable network HBO said on Thursday it had acquired the rights to a Mick Jagger-produced documentary on soul singer James Brown and would air the film on Oct. 27.

Sofia Vergara is highest paid TV actress at $37 million: Forbes

For the third consecutive year, Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of the hit ABC comedy "Modern Family," is the highest paid actress on U.S. television, with estimated earnings of $37 million, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.

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