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7 Black TV Heroines Who Taught Me the Realest Love Lessons

With fall shows gearing up to make their 2016 debut and return, I can’t help but think about all the strong representations of Black women on my television screen who taught me important lessons about love. They did so without fear, leaving imprints and providing lessons that have long guided me in … Continue reading Source link

CBS’s streaming service debuts a $10 per month ad-free tier

CBS’s streaming TV service for cord cutters, CBS All Access – and soon to be home to the new “Star Trek” series – is today rolling out the option of a commercial-free subscription for the price of $9.99 per month. The existing subscription is still available at $5.99 per month, and includes the same content lineup. The launch comes at a time when the network is …

Amazon brings free episodes of its Original Series to YouTube & Facebook

Amazon this morning announced that, for the first time ever, it will begin distributing its Original Series from Amazon Video to social media sites, including Facebook and YouTube. Pilot episodes from ten primetime and kids series are now available in both places, in their entirety, allowing anyone – including non-Amazon Prime members – to watch. While the company has before shared trailers for its original programming …

Watch the (very weird) first USSR television commercial

This surreal advertisement for corn from 1964 is reportedly the USSR’s first TV commercial. Over at r/ObscureMedia, amer_amer kindly offers this translation: If you would like to be healthy, fed for a hundred years, ask with a kind word at restaurants and cafeterias (and) recieve dinner wait, sit down, don’t rush wait… (and) recieve dinner. Chef: where are you from?  …

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg launch a TV show where they eat, drink, and hang out

Photo: VH1 VH1 has ordered a new unscripted series that will star Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, under the working title “Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party.” Variety reports that the VH1 TV series will feature the odd couple hosting a dinner party each week with celebrity guests. The show premieres in Fall, 2016. Will Martha toke up?  …

Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast talks Netflix's Stranger Things

This week on the podcast, Boars, Gore, and Swords takes a break from the A Song of Ice and Fire book club to watch the first episode of Netflix’s Spielbergian horror sci-fi series Stranger Things. In this installment of What You Should Be Watching, Ivan and Red discuss the shows’s many references, what constitutes a solid creeping monster jump scare, and ill-fated emotional attachments to burly diner cooks. To catch up on previous …

A new app from Channels brings live TV to your iOS device

Channels has grown to become one of the more popular applications for cord cutters who want to watch, pause, rewind and fast-forward live television on their 4th-generation Apple TV. Now that same functionality is arriving on iOS in a new app, launched this week. In addition to letting you watch live TV, the mobile application also lets you see what’s on in a full-grid TV guide. While Apple itself …