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As of this week, streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu are required to have closed captions the same way broadcast TV is required. That happened thanks partly to activism by Marlee Matlin. Matlin is now working to make captions more accurate (yes, please!) and to try to implement crowdsourcing of captions.

Former One Tree Hill cutie Tyler Hilton has joined the cast of CBS’ summer drama Extant, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hilton will play a techie who is a “rock star” at work but socially awkward away from his office.

I hope Tyler Hilton’s wearing those cute specs on Extant.

TV Land has ordered a sixth season of Hot in Cleveland.

Also renewed for a sixth season: Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, which will take a longer-than-usual hiatus returning in the summer of 2015.

Here’s the latest poster for AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire:

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