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What's streaming on Netflix: September 2016

We can't believe it's almost September. With temperatures -- fingers crossed -- about to drop and Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the air, what better time is there to start catching up on Netflix? And the streaming service is adding a boatload of new titles from “Scary Movie 2” to “Marvel's Luke Cage.”...

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  • Amy Schumer says show isn't cancelled after hinting at its end

    Amy Schumer says show isn't cancelled after hinting at its end

    Amy Schumer's four-season run of "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central is not coming to an abrupt end, after all. The comedian said "'Inside Amy Schumer' is not cancelled" after hinting at the end of the hit sketch series in a cryptic tweet, amidst the social media firestorm brewing over staff...

  • ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3 is another solid upgrade for TV’s most underrated show

    ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3 is another solid upgrade for TV’s most underrated show

    Last year, AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” an ‘80s-set drama about a ragtag team of Texas computer programmers trying to go toe-to-toe with Silicon Valley, went from a fine if unspectacular show to one of TV’s most stellar offerings. Though critical adulation wasn’t enough to get the scrappy series...

  • 'Stranger Things' isn't for kids, but Eleven is the feminist role model young girls need

    'Stranger Things' isn't for kids, but Eleven is the feminist role model young girls need

    "Stranger Things" is a show about monsters, evil scientists and supernatural powers. But at its core, it's the story of a little girl who saves the entire damn world.  For the uninitiated, Eleven, born Jane Ives, is a young girl who was taken from her family at birth and raised in a laboratory...

  • Britney Spears to perform at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

    Britney Spears to perform at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

    For the first time in nearly a decade, Britney Spears will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. The pop star will return to the VMA stage for the debut live performance of her comeback single, “Make Me,” the network announced Tuesday afternoon.  Spears is in the middle of an aggressive comeback...

  • Netflix's 'The Get Down' tries to find the right beat to avoid the fate of 'Vinyl' and 'Roadies'

    Netflix's 'The Get Down' tries to find the right beat to avoid the fate of 'Vinyl' and 'Roadies'

    From “American Idol” to “Empire,” television’s decades-long love affair with popular music seemed unshakable. But this year, viewers’ and critics’ devotion was challenged with “Vinyl” and “Roadies” -- two major-budget, musical drama series by noted film directors that hit more bum chords than high...

  • Conviction of 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey overturned

    Conviction of 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey overturned

    A judge overturned the conviction of a Wisconsin man found guilty of helping his uncle kill a woman in a case profiled in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer," ruling that investigators coerced a confession using deceptive tactics. In his ruling Friday, U.S. Magistrate William Duffin in Milwaukee...

  • Actor Craig Robinson said his former Chicago students still email him

    Actor Craig Robinson said his former Chicago students still email him

    Note to Craig Robinson, it may be time to change your email address. The "Mr. Robot" star said he still hears from the Chicago-area students he taught in the 1990s as he tried to make it as a comedian. Robinson, 44, was a music teacher at Horace Mann Elementary in the South Chicago neighborhood and...

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  • The 'Stranger Things' score is being released and will be the soundtrack of your nightmares

    The 'Stranger Things' score is being released and will be the soundtrack of your nightmares

    Everybody's new Netflix bingeing obsession, "Stranger Things," is getting a soundtrack on Friday and your bike rides will never be the same.  Volume 1 of the spooky AF score is due out on August 12, with Volume 2 following next week on August 19. The score was composed by two members of the Austin-based...

  • 'Game of Thrones' live concert is coming to the United Center

    'Game of Thrones' live concert is coming to the United Center

    If you've ever wanted to be immersed in the world of Westeros and Essos without the blood, guts and imminent bodily harm that befalls most in the Seven Kingdoms, we've got a solution for you. A "Game of Thrones" live concert experience is launching in early 2017, produced by Live Nation and led...

  • Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg to host dinner party show on VH1

    Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg to host dinner party show on VH1

    Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are teaming up to throw celebrity dinner parties as part of a new VH1 reality show. The cable channel says the show with a working title of "Martha & Snoop's Dinner Party" is set to premiere in the fall. VH1 says each week will feature a "half-baked evening of cocktails,...

  • Hulu dropping free video as it prepares cable TV alternative

    Hulu dropping free video as it prepares cable TV alternative

    Hulu is dropping the free TV episodes that it was initially known for as it works on an online television service to rival cable TV. Free episodes — typically the most recent four or five episodes from a show's current season — will be gone from the site within a few weeks. Instead, Hulu is making...

  • ABC wants to make 'The Bachelor' not quite so white

    ABC wants to make 'The Bachelor' not quite so white

    ABC's new president and programming chief, Channing Dungey, is set on making "The Bachelor" franchise less about white people desperate for love and more about people desperate for love. Dungey said she's "very proud that [ABC] reflect[s] America authentically in all of its diversity," and that...

  • Hot mess Cubs fans inspired two iconic 'Key and Peele' characters

    Hot mess Cubs fans inspired two iconic 'Key and Peele' characters

    Annoying Cubs fans were the inspiration for the Meegan and Andre characters in "Key and Peele" sketches, Keegan-Michael Key told Rolling Stone in an article posted online Thursday. Jordan Peele played the high-maintenance woman Meegan, while Key was her love-whipped boyfriend Andre in various sketches...

  • Lionsgate offers confident outlook for 'Divergent' TV spinoff: 'There's a tremendous fandom'

    Lionsgate offers confident outlook for 'Divergent' TV spinoff: 'There's a tremendous fandom'

    Lionsgate executives are bullish on the transition of its "Divergent" movie franchise into television as a solid idea that's already attracted a dozen potential buyers. CEO Jon Feltheimer and TV Group Chair Kevin Beggs said Thursday that the studio is planning on a TV movie that would lead into...

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