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Netflix has some ambitious plans for its future programming. At an industry event this week, the streaming provider’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that their goal is to release about 20 new, scripted original shows every single year. But, don’t expect all of the offerings to be high-minded dramas like their hits Orange Is the New Black or House of Cards. Sarandos explained, “We really are not trying to define the brand by any one show.” Let the binge-watching commence ... Discuss

A few weeks ago, it was reported that a handful of popular BBC series would soon be leaving Netflix as some of the network’s contracts with the streaming provider expired. Well, we’ve got some good news. Though a couple of titles will no longer be available come February (Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, MI-5), a new agreement has been reached, and hits like The Office, Doctor Who, Luther, Sherlock and Call of the Midwife aren’t going anywhere. A spokesperson for Netflix also told The Hollywood Reporter that some initial reports that all BBC shows (including some of the aforementioned ones) were up for renewal were not accurate. Really, all that matters here is that there is no need to try and spend the next week and a half attempting to binge-watch 25 seasons of Doctor Who ... Discuss

If you're behind on some of your favorite BBC shows, you may want to block out some time for binge-watching in the next few weeks. The contracts that allow Netflix to stream a handful of popular shows from the British Broadcasting Corporation are set to expire on Jan. 31. That means if Netflix doesn’t hurry up and ink a new deal, shows like Doctor Who, Luther, Top Gear and others will be removed from the streaming service. Enjoy it while it lasts, Whovians ... Discuss

We may not have seen the last of the Bluth family. Netflix COO Ted Sarandos told reporters at a Television Critics Association press event yesterday that the team from the streaming network is all working on putting together season five of Arrested Development. Despite the mixed reviews of the highly anticipated fourth season produced by Netflix, everyone seems to be onboard to revisit the dysfunctional family, as long as schedules can be arranged:

As you can imagine, it's an incredibly complicated show, considering how busy the entire cast is and trying to line up schedules. Everyone is trying to make it happen. And we're trying to make it happen in a time schedule that works for everybody .. We're very optimistic about how it all comes together.

After all, there’s always money in the banana stand ... Discuss

Of all the church’s attempts to infiltrate mainstream culture in the ’90s, none was more successful than VeggieTales. Phil Vischer’s mix of biblical morality, smart character chemistry and (of course) silly songs was set to the then-new genre of computer animation for something charmingly original.

The fad waned, but VeggieTales’ parent company, Big Idea, is now looking to the new Fountain of Youth for franchises: Netflix. The company is launching a new VeggieTales series—complete with redesigned characters. Read More

Actor, humorist and expert on all things related to masculinity, Nick Offerman, created this gorgeous wooden sculpture to let everyone know about his new Netflix special, Nick Offerman: American Ham. Described as a “master class in life, love, woodworking, meat-eating and being a man,” the epic event will be released on Dec. 12 ... Discuss