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1. Netflix acquired the global distribution rights to the classic NBC series "Seinfeld." The deal was struck between Netflix and Sony Pictures Television, which produced "Seinfeld," and was announced by the streaming platform on Monday. Beginning in 2021, Netflix will be the exclusive home to all 180 episodes of "Seinfeld," which Sony Pictures TV chairman Mike Hopkins called "a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show" in a statement. Netflix recently lost the licenses for both "The Office" and "Friends" to competing streaming services, highlighting the importance of this deal, for which the terms were not disclosed. (NBCUniversal paid $500 million for the rights to "The Office," which WarnerMedia reportedly paid $425 million for "Friends." The "Seinfeld" price tag is believed to be even higher.) "Seinfeld" will remain on Hulu through 2020. – LAT

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2. At the Creative Arts Emmys over the weekend, HBO's "Chernobyl" and "Game of Thrones" led the pack, while Amazon's "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" took home six awards. "One Day at a Time" picked up its first-ever Emmy, for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, six months after being canceled by Netflix. The show has been picked up for a new season by the TV network Pop, which is owned by CBS. Long-time sitcom veteran Patricia Barnett took home the award; it's her first Emmy win following eight nominations, for both "ODAAT" and "Everybody Loves Raymond." Beyonce’s concert film "Homecoming," which received six nominations and was considered a major contender for Netflix, was shut out in all categories. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday night on Fox. – DEADLINE

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3. WHAT'S NEW ON STREAMING TODAY?

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS: The '90s animated superhero reboot wrapped up its third season earlier this summer on Cartoon Network. [Hulu]

TAKEN DOWN: Irish crime drama centering on a shocking murder in Dublin's Nigerian refugee community. Lynn Rafferry of "Ripper Street" stars. [Acorn TV]

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4. Universal debuted a new, unannounced short film set within the "Jurassic World" universe, from franchise director Colin Trevorrow, on FX and YouTube Sunday night. The 8-minute short centers on a family camping at Big Rock National Park who have a memorable encounter with a family of Nasutoceratops and an Allosaurus. The film takes place after the most recent "Jurassic World" film, "Fallen Kingdom," which culminates in numerous species of dinosaur being unleashed into the outside world. The film, titled "Battle at Big Rock," stars André Holland ("Castle Rock") and Natalie Martinez ("The I-Land"). Trevorrow co-wrote the script along with "Jurassic World 3" scribe Emily Carmichael and produced the film quietly in Ireland last year. YOUTUBE

[The FX deal means that's the only place to see Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" right now, but if you want to stream J.A. Bayona's follow-up, "Fallen Kingdom" -- which leads right into "Battle at Big Rock" -- it's on HBO's streaming services. - Lon]

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5. According to Deadline, HBO ordered a pilot for a new "Game of Thrones" spin-off based on the George R.R. Martin book "Fire & Blood." The book was originally published last November and serves as a history of House Targaryen, explaining exactly how they came to rule the continent of Westeros (where the series "Game of Thrones" was largely set). The book will apparently not serve as a direct prequel to "Game of Thrones," but instead provides a totally original take on the familiar setting, set 300 years in the past. The new series was created by both Martin and "Colony" co-creator Ryan Condal. The first "Game of Thrones" spin-off pilot -- a prequel starring Naomi Watts and developed by Jane Goldman under the working title "Bloodmoon" -- was shot over the summer. – DEADLINE

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6. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams and his company, Bad Robot, signed an exclusive deal to produce content for WarnerMedia. The agreement covers films, TV shows, games and content for digital platforms. Abrams and Bad Robot already collaborate on a number of projects with Warner Bros. -- including shows like "Castle Rock" and "Westworld" -- though the new deal means a move away from the company's pre-existing partnership with Paramount. (In-motion Paramount projects, and Abrams' work on Disney's "Star Wars" films, will continue undisturbed.) According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the five-year agreement cost WarnerMedia a reported $250 million, Apple had offered Abrams $500 million to move there instead. – TECHCRUNCH

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7. Netflix released a trailer for "Daybreak," a new post-apocalyptic high school comedy series. Following a nuclear attack, and with the environment around Glendale High transformed into a "Mad Max"-inspired wasteland, former students discover that all of their social cliques have remained intact, only now with more violent stakes. Matthew Broderick stars as Principal Burr alongside young actors Colin Ford, Sophie Simnett, Austin Crute, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Cody Kearsley, Jeanté Godlock, and Gregory Kasyan. The 10-episode series is based on a graphic novel by Brian Ralph and was co-created by director Brad Peyton ("Rampage") and showrunner Aron Eli Coleite ("Hostages"). "Daybreak" hits Netflix on October 24. – INDIEWIRE

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8. Actress, comedian and "SNL" vet Jenny Slate will bring her first comedy special -- "Stage Fright" -- to Netflix. The special will combine Slate's stand-up with a documentary-style look at her personal life and background, with family and friends providing insight into her past. (As the title suggests, a major focus of the documentary will be Slate's efforts to overcome stage fright.) Slate also provides a voice for the Netflix animated series "Big Mouth." "Jenny Slate: Stage Fright" will debut on October 22. – THR

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9. Backstage at the Creative Arts Emmys, actress Jane Lynch teased a potential Netflix comedy series teaming her with '80s pop mainstay Cyndi Lauper. Lynch picked up the Emmy for best guest actress in a comedy series, for her role as Sophie Lennon in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." While speaking with press at the event, she described a series in development at Netflix, co-starring her and Lauper, as "kind of a ‘Golden Girls’ for today." Variety reported -- based on social media sleuthing -- that "Seinfeld" writer/producer Carol Leifer is also collaborating on the new series. Though best known today for radio hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Time After Time," Lauper has appeared in a variety of films and TV series, including "Mad About You," "Bones" and the rebooted "Magnum PI." – VARIETY

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10. Netflix canceled the family comedy-drama series "No Good Nick" following a two-part 20-episode first season.

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Lon Harris is the writer and editor of Inside Streaming, and was the very first person to ever write an Inside newsletter. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and also writes about TV and film for Fandom, Screen Junkies, Rotten Tomatoes, Gamma Ray and others. He competes on The Movie Trivia Schmoedown as "The Professor." You can follow him on Twitter @lons

Editor: Kim Lyons (Pittsburgh-based journalist and managing editor at Inside).

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