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Barack Obama’s first post-White House talk show appearance will be on David Letterman’s Netflix show

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David Letterman is retiring from retirement.

The former late-night host is returning to TV with a new talk show called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, debuting January 12 on Netflix.

With a title like that, Letterman will need to bring on some truly top-notch guests – and he delivers. The lineup includes Barack Obama, George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Tina Fey, Howard Stern, and Jay-Z.

Each episode will center around one particular person, and consist of in-depth interviews as well as field segments.

Unlike most Netflix shows, My Next Guest won’t drop all at once. Only the first episode, which focuses on Obama, will arrive this month.

Subsequent episodes will be released once a month from February through June, adding up to a total of six 60-minute episodes.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/05/david-letterman-barack-obama-netflix-show/

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Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer – Netflix

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It’s not a weapon to be held. It’s a weapon to be used.
Season 2 of Marvel’s Iron Fist debuts exclusively on Netflix September 7, 2018.

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Is Netflix the new king of stand-up comedy?

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(CNN)For fans of stand-up comedy, this decade has been a dream come true.

“That’s because more stand-up is available to watch now than there has been in years. It’s largely due to Netflix, which has poured millions into expanding its library of stand-up specials.
While longtime stalwarts such as HBO and Comedy Central have dialed back their investments in stand-up, Netflix has opened up its checkbook.
Netflix has largely gone unchallenged on the streaming front, but that battle will soon reach a fever pitch. HBO is being pressured to expand its library to compete against Netflix (CNN and HBO are both owned by WarnerMedia), Amazon Studios is growing and investing more into original programming and, arguably the biggest threat of all, Disney’s streaming service is set to launch next year.
Continuing to build up an arsenal of original content to separate themselves from the competition could be the key to winning the war.
Netflix has made a bold choice to double down on stand-up. While the company was founded in 1997, it didn’t start producing original content until 2012. Meanwhile, the legacy video giants that it has challenged in the stand-up space have been producing specials for decades.
It may be a big bet for Netflix, but it’s a proven strategy.
“If you look at the history of relatively new channels, they often go early into stand-up,” says Jason Zinoman, comedy critic for The New York Times. “HBO invested in stand-up early in the ’70s. Stand-up is cheap, and you can get a huge amount of attention for something that only requires a microphone stand and one employee.”
Another reason to focus on stand-up, says Jonas Larsen, executive vice president and co-head of talent and development for Comedy Central, is star power.
“On one hand, to be able to put Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock on a billboard and a bus and have the Netflix logo next to it, it drives subscribers so it makes sense,” says Larsen. “It’s almost like marketing dollars that they’re paying for content because it’s marketing their brand. So maybe it makes sense for them to spend that kind of money to get the press.”
More important than adding subscribers is retaining them.
Over the years, Netflix has gathered……………..”

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/13/entertainment/netflix-standup-comedy-central-hbo-chappelle-rock/index.html

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Nappily Ever After – Official Netflix Trailer

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Violet Jones has a seemingly flawless life – a great job, a handsome doctor boyfriend, and a meticulously maintained perfect coiffure. But after an accident at the hair-dresser, each of these things start to unravel, and Violet begins to realize that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one that she really wanted.
Starring Sanaa Lathan, Ricky Whittle, Lyriq Bent with Ernie Hudson and Lynn Whitfield.
Nappily Ever After premieres September 21st only on Netflix.

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