For a show about locking women away, “Orange Is the New Black” has had a remarkably freeing effect on the television industry. With solid ratings and 12 nominations heading into this month’s Emmy Awards, the Netflix series has, in just two seasons, provided rock-solid proof that female-dominant ensemble shows are catnip to viewers and critics alike.
Netflix Says Arrested Development Season 5 Is ‘Just a Matter of When’
The fourth season of Arrested Development, which premiered all at once on Netflix last year, may not have been the most beloved of the series, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for the Bluth family. In an interview with USA Today this week, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said a fifth season of the show is “just a matter of when.”
More than seven years elapsed between the end of season three on Fox in 2006 and the eventual revival of the show on Netflix in 2013. The major obstacle in getting the show up and running again was scheduling conflicts for the show’s actors, who gained popularity in the intervening years.
The inability to get all nine leads together at the same time led to one of the major criticisms of season four, something Sarandos acknowledges. He called it a “fair criticism” of the show’s Netflix season “that the cast didn’t appear on screen often enough together.” Presumably, when the show does return, creator Mitchell Hurwitz will address this issue.
Arrested Development’s fourth season is up for three awards at this month’s Emmys: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Bateman along with nominations for the less significant Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series. The show won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for its first season in 2004.
You can watch the season four trailer below, via Netflix:
by Matt Wilstein | 4:21 pm, August 6th, 2014
Netflix doubles its profits as it reaches 50 million members
The streaming-video giant continues to show impressive international growth
A special congratulations to Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black, started her day off with the news of a lifetime – she received her first Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series.
Read more about it in here interview with PEOPLE at: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20833638,00.html
I am a huge fan of Kate Mulgrew, who is currently playing the role of “Red” on “Orange is the New Black” and is famous also as Captain Janeway on Star Trek Voyager. She is up for her FIRST Emmy, shockingly.
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Read more about here First Emmy Nomination for her work with Orange is the New Black and more. (Article below by Chris Harnick)
Through the years, there have been some TERRIBLE business decisions made. In the long history of poor management decisions made at major American companies, only a few proved to be fatal. It is hard to ruin a company with a single decision. That is especially true when the company has the advantages of huge market share, large and rising revenue, and a history of success. But not all bad decisions are created equal.
Some of these horrible decisions were made by Motorola, Blockbuster (spurned Netflix), Excite Search (didn’t buy Google for less $1 million dollars) and more. Read all about the terrible decisions:
Chelsea Handler Lands New Talk Show, Mega Deal w/ NetFlix
For those mourning Chelsea Handler’s departure from E!’s Chelsea Latelyand potentially late night television, fear not: Chelsea Handler has just signed a mega-deal with Netflix, giving the streaming service its first talk show, as well as a new stand up comedy special and four new docu-comedy series!
Read more at: http://instinctmagazine.com/post/chelsea-handler-lands-new-talk-show-mega-deal-w-netflix
How does your ISP compare when using Netflix? Verizon/Comcast/Cox/ATT & others compared
Netflix ISP Speed Index for March
This month’s rankings are a great illustration of how performance can improve when ISPs work to connect directly to Netflix. In the US, the average speed on the Comcast network for Netflix streams is up 65 percent from 1.51Mbps in January to 2.5Mbps in March.
We are dedicated to delivering a great streaming experience and invest in continually improving that experience. Part of that investment is working with ISPs to make Netflix delivery easy and to avoid congestion. We see consistently better speeds for customers served by ISPs that directly connect their network to Netflix using our Open Connect content delivery network.
Read more about it on Netflix’s blog: http://blog.netflix.com/2014/04/netflix-isp-speed-index-for-march.html?m=1
How sad, lol. I only keep cable as a convenience with my internet.