Can Netflix Make ‘Arrested Development’ Funny This Time? (Wall St. CheatSheet)


Fans of the cult comedy Arrested Development met Netflix’s resurrection of the series last year with a decidedly mixed reaction, but the streaming service is taking another crack at it by picking up the show for an unexpected fifth season. Will Arnett confirmed to Jimmy Fallon in an appearance on… [Read more on Wall St. CheatSheet]

Netflix Vs. HBO: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ May Be Watched By More People Than ‘Game Of Thrones’ (Uproxx)

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Second-quarter earnings reports were out this week, and as happens after most earnings reports of late, HBO and Netflix begin their little friendly one-upmanship. Yesterday, the CEO of Time Warner essentially announced that he had plans to take Netflix on directly with HBO GO. The idea is to leverage the huge catalogue of content not just at HBO’s disposal, but within all of Time Warner’s properties (HBO, Turner, and Warner), which would allow HBO Go to bridge the gap between its service and Netflix in terms of the amount of content.

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President Bartlett and Jack McCoy are lovers in ‘Grace & Frankie,’ first Netflix original comedy (Technology Tell)

Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen

It reads like a piece of slash fan fiction from the late ’90s- the stars of two shows that ran back to back for years on NBC on Wednesday nights, The West Wing and Law & Order, are set to play a gay couple on a new Netflix series, created by Friends‘ … [Read more on Technology Tell]

The 3 Reasons Netflix Decided On Its Straight-To-Series Viewing Model (Business Insider)

Cindy Holland, far right, at the “House of Cards” premiere. • Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Cindy Holland, Netflix‘s head of original content, recently revealed why the on-demand Internet streaming service responsible for hits like “House of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black” decided to produce shows with a straight-to-series model, forgoing… [Read more on Business Insider]

Here’s How Involved Netflix Is In The Production Of Its Series (Business Insider)

Orange Is the New Black’ actress Taylor Schilling, Netflix Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland, and Author Piper Kerman attend the show’s New York premiere in 2013.

Cindy Holland, Netflix’s head of original content, recently gave a rare interview to The Hollywood Reporter to discuss how her small team helps new series come to fruition.

Holland, who oversees 16 employees and a growing… [Read more on Business Insider]