Netflix announces its next biggest TV hits

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By Sarah Murray, CNN

Going mainstream is never easy.

From Connie Britton to Jenna Fischer, the high-profile departures from long-running, critically-acclaimed TV series have added to the pressure on streaming services to keep viewers watching.

In this week’s episode of “Twin Peaks” a new character dies, and everyone asks: “Why?” Episode 5 of the new season. Image: werner netzer/Netflix

It’s a charge that Netflix is proving it can meet, with a series of programming announcements.

In just the past week:

– The revived “Beavis and Butt-head” reboots in a live-action series and animated show

– Original cast members from “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Newhart” reunite for a new stand-up comedy special

– USA Network drama “Rush” brings back one of the most-watched seasons of its most watched show

– Two new series about Chicago detective crew, “Chicago Justice” and “Chicago P.D.”

It might not be exactly like the originals, but will probably all the same kids want to watch

– Chris Hemsworth to star in Marvel Studios “The Inhumans”

Is it all just coincidence?

One of the most popular names in movies and pop culture has played a huge part in the Netflix announcements.

Mark Hamill. Image: Netflix

“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill appeared in a trailer for Netflix’s upcoming “Daredevil” series, in which he plays Luke Skywalker’s Obi-Wan Kenobi disciple.

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