Hello, Netflix: ‘Seinfeld’ heads to Los Gatos-based streaming giant

What is the deal with “Seinfeld”?

Netflix made the announcement public Monday on Twitter, saying that “Jerry & Elaine & George & Kramer” – the series’ four main characters – would be headed to Netflix in 2021. While that’s still at least 15 months away, it likely will help the streaming TV giant fill the gap created by the loss of two of its other big-name TV series, “Friends” and “The Office,” both of which will be leaving Netflix for other streaming services.

All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix – worldwide! – starting in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tLvcCKH4vl

– Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2019

Netflix didn’t disclose how much it paid for “Seinfeld,” but it did say the deal will keep the sitcom on its service for five years. It is likely the company wrote a check for more than the $160 million Hulu paid for the series in 2015.

But the fact that Netflix was willing to dig deep into its pockets for “Seinfeld” – which ended its regular series run in 1998 – is a sign that while it may be putting more emphasis on original programs such as “Stranger Things” and “Narcos,” the company can’t deny that its subscribers still want to watch legacy programs and shows produced by other outlets and networks.

“‘Seinfeld’ is the television comedy that all television comedy is measured against,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “It is as fresh and funny as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time.”

The “Seinfeld” announcement comes not long after AT&T’s WarnerMedia spent a reported $425 million for the rights to stream “Friends” on its HBO Max service starting in the spring of 2020, and NBCUniversal reportedly spent $500 million in order to acquire “The Office” for its own, upcoming streaming TV service starting in 2021.

Michael Pachter, media analyst with Wedbush Securities, said that while Netflix hasn’t disclosed how much it is paying for “Seinfeld,” he estimates that the amount likely surpasses what NBCUniversal paid for “Friends.”

“If they are paying $750 million for five years of Seinfeld, that’s the highest price I can imagine,” Pachter said. “That is only 2% of their current annual domestic budget. I think it’s highly likely that they will attract 2% of domestic viewing hours to the show, so that type of investment makes sense to me.”

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Source:: Daily Times

      

Crash Course to Playing World of Warcraft – Ge’NeL Magazine

Whether you’re new to World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth or are returning for World of Warcraft Classic after a long hiatus, this crash course will help you survive.

There are dozens of forums, websites and Youtube videos dedicated to World of Warcraft. And yet, most of them don’t answer some very simple questions. Oftentimes, you’re forced to sift through tons of data not relevant to what you’re looking for, having to listen to someone explain something horribly. And don’t get me started on the craptacularly (that’s my word), hideous music in the background. Here’s where Ge’NeL comes to the rescue! We’ve created this WoW guide to answer recurring questions asked in the Women of Warcraft Facebook group and all across the internet world….of Warcraft.

WHERE TO START

First things first, you have to decide which type of realm is best for you: player versus player (pvp), player versus environment or role playing versus player.

PvP is exactly how it sounds. It’s faction player against opposing faction player in addition to NPCs. Outside of major cities, the potential to be killed by another player is pretty high. Some people even find joy in terrorizing low level areas. While it may be annoying, it comes with the territory.

PvE realms are relegated to environmental gameplay. While pvp is still an option on pve realms, it requires being in a battleground or arena or turning pvp settings on.

RPvP is a bit different. It’s role-playing! You interact with other players as if you are an NPC or you can create a background for your character. Almost anything goes, including ERP (erotic role-playing). If that’s what you’re into (not gonna knock it–you do you, boo-boo) then you can get started in Goldshire.

Which faction is better? Horde or Alliance?

Before someone attempts to fill your head with nonsense, let’s get this out of the way first. One faction is not better than the other. They banded together for different reasons. That being said, different races have special abilities based on their race. You can click on the particular race then the “More Info” button below the races to see which abilities they have.

After you’ve decided which faction, race and class you want to play.

MAKING FRIENDS

Some people are content to play WoW alone. And that’s okay. Some people enjoy solitude and want to play at their own pace. WoW, in itself, is a very social game where many objectives require playing with …read more

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Grey’s Anatomy Is Having a Charmed Reunion in Season 16 | TV Guide

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A reunion is coming to Grey’s Anatomy this fall! Two of the former Halliwell sisters, Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs, will play sisters once more on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy airing this October.

Milano and Combs will play two sisters who must decide whether to take their third sister off life support when she’s declared brain dead after a construction site accident, according to who first reported the news. “With all the feels and I mean ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL,” Combs teased to her fans on Twitter after the announcement was made.

The Charmed reunion is just one part of ABC’s “#CastfromthePast” reunion event, which will be taking place across the network during the second week of October.

John Goodman’s Blues Brother’s buddy Dan Aykroyd is heading to The Conners on Tuesday, Oct. 8, with Michael Ian Black joining his Wet Hot American Summer co-star Lake Bell on Bless this Mess, and Tracee Ellis Ross centering a Girlfriends reunion on the same night.

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The next night, Wednesday, Oct. 9, is all about for The Goldbergs when Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, and George Wendt all stop by the sitcom. Afterwards, Adam Brody of fame will show up on Single Parents to play with his real-life wife Leighton Meester. (Brody first cameos on the sitcom in Season 1.)

The Charmed reunion will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10 and will be followed by Jerry Ferrara stopping by A Million Little Things to hang out with his Think Like a Man co-star Romany Malco. Friday’s TGIF block will feature a Drew Carey Show reunion for Deidrich Bader with Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles and Kathy Kinney on American Housewife. Ken Jeong will return to Fresh Off the Boat for a special episode with his Crazy Rich Asians co-star Constance Wu.

The week will cap off with a Castle reunion on when Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever show up for their old friend Nathan Fillion.

Which of the #CastFromthePast reunions are you most looking forward to?

Grey’s Anatomy premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c on ABC.

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Source:: Daily Times

      

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