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Here's What's New on Netflix in August, and What You Should Be Eating Along With It

Here's What's New on Netflix in August, and What You Should Be Eating Along With It

Originally posted 07/31/2015 10:40AM

From Wet Hot American Summer to Reading Rainbow, here are our top picks of what you should be watching on Netflix this month

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How Aziz Ansari's Real-Life Parents Got Cast in His New Netflix Comedy

How Aziz Ansari's Real-Life Parents Got Cast in His New Netflix Comedy

Originally posted 07/28/2015 08:00PM

Nepotism usually works the other way around.

But when it came time to cast actors to play his parents on his new Netflix comedy Master of None, Aziz Ansari found no one who could do the job better than his own mother and father.

"I found my father to be uniquely funny in the role. [And] no one else felt like my real mom," Ansari told reporters of his mother, Fatima, and father, Shoukath, at a Television Critics Association panel at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

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How an Email Chain Reunited the A-List Cast of Wet Hot American Summer | Netflix, Wet Hot American Summer, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper

How an Email Chain Reunited the A-List Cast of Wet Hot American Summer

Originally posted 07/28/2015 07:00PM

Email chains are apparently not just for sharing YouTube videos with coworkers or planning group vacations.

They're also for reuniting the A-List cast of Wet Hot American Summer.

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Angelina to Work with Son Maddox on New Movie for Netflix | Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie Pitt to Work with Son Maddox on New Movie for Netflix

Originally posted 07/23/2015 08:00PM

First Brad Pitt – and now Angelina Jolie Pitt is coming to Netflix!

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FIRST LOOK: Check Out Netflix's New Drug Cartel Series Narcos

Originally posted 07/15/2015 10:00AM

[YOUTUBE "U7elNhHwgBU"] "Silver or lead?"

That's the question infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar threatens Colombian law enforcement in a trailer for the new Netflix series Narcos.

Chronicling the real-life drug war waged between Escobar (Wagner Moura) and DEA agents Steve Murphy (Gone Girl's Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Peña (Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal), Narcos tells the story of how the cocaine drug trade "began, what fuels it and how many people died so far both violently on on account of getting addicted," producer José Padilha tells PEOPLE exclusively.

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New Pee-wee Herman Movie to Debut on Netflix in March 2016 | Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Pee-wee's Playhouse, Paul Reubens

New Pee-wee Herman Movie to Debut on Netflix in March 2016

Originally posted 07/08/2015 12:55AM

It's enough to make you want to dance to "Tequila"! Yes, the man in the gray suit is returning in 2016.

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FIRST LOOK: Tig Notaro Battles – and Finds the Humor in – Breast Cancer in Netflix Documentary Tig

Originally posted 06/29/2015 12:00PM

Tig Notaro's career was on the rise when a number of personal tragedies befell her in quick succession, forcing her to find humor in the face of death.

Not long after her mother died suddenly from a fall, the comedian was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. Notaro, 44, recalls thinking at the time: "After everything that had happened, I have cancer?"

On July 17, Netflix's documentary Tig gives an inside look at what else what running through Notaro's mind during one of the most trying – and strangely amusing – periods of her life.

"As soon as I was diagnosed, everything came over me as funny," she adds in PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's exclusive First Look trailer. "I love stand-up so much. I wanted to do it one more time."

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Learn Why Daryl Hannah 'Passed Out For 2 Days' After Filming Netflix's Sense8

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Learn Why Daryl Hannah 'Passed Out For 2 Days' After Filming Netflix's Sense8

Originally posted 06/23/2015 07:30PM

Daryl Hannah may play a character endowed with powerful psychic abilities in the new sci-fi drama Sense8, but what she'd really like to do is keep the ground squirrels around her Los Angeles home from eating all the veggies in her garden.

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That '70s Show Stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson Reunite in New Netflix Comedy

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That '70s Show Stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson Reunite in New Netflix Comedy

Originally posted 06/17/2015 03:20PM

Kelso and Hyde are back in action – sort of.

That '70s Show alums Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson will reunite on the small screen for Netflix's comedy The Ranch, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The multi-camera show is being created by Two and a Half Men showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson. More importantly for fans of Fox's 1998-2006 sitcom, it brings Kutcher, 37, and Masterson, 39, to the same streaming service as costar Laura Prepon, who now plays Alex Vause on Orange Is the New Black.

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OITNB's Taylor Schilling: Piper Will 'Be Doing Something Drastically Different With Her Life' After Prison

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OITNB's Taylor Schilling: Piper Will 'Be Doing Something Drastically Different With Her Life' After Prison

Originally posted 06/12/2015 12:15PM

Piper Chapman's prison sentence is almost up, leaving Orange Is the New Black fans to wonder what will happen once the time comes for Chapman to leave Litchfield.

Taylor Schilling, who plays Chapman, has a theory: "I think she's gonna be doing something drastically different with her life," the actress told PEOPLE at OrangeCon in New York City on Thursday.

"[Piper's] world has been exploded in a way, so there's no way to go back to what she was doing before," she said.

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