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Saturday May 23rd, 2020 morning edition

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The vampire comedy has grown its audience by double digits over its first season in 2019.

FX will stay in the Shadows for another season.

The Disney-owned cable network has renewed its vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows for a third season.

The pickup comes midway through a second season that has performed strongly for FX, with multi-platform ratings up substantially over the show's first season in spring 2019.

"We're incredibly happy that critics and audiences are all in on Shadows,” said Nick Grad, president original programming at FX.

Season two has averaged 462,000 viewers for initial airings, essentially even with the 467,000 viewers who watched first-season episodes the night they aired.

The FX Productions comedy stars Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Matt Berry, Mark Proksch and Harvey Guillén. »

Gov. Northam signs bill to decriminalize marijuana in Virginia

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Among the bills formally signed was a bill to decriminalize marijuana in the commonwealth.

The new law also seals the criminal records of past marijuana offenders from employers and school administrators, and defines substances previously considered hashish as marijuana.

Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the adult possession and use of marijuana. »

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Sweeps to Number #1 TV Series in Netflix US

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After a few days on Netflix, Avatar: The Last Airbender has rocketed up the charts and is now currently the number 1 title on Netflix and the most popular TV series on Netflix in the US.

The series rose to the top spot on Netflix US on May 19th, 2020, and has since been at number 1 for May 20th and now, May 21st.

Of course, this will likely raise calls for Netflix to pick up the later series The Legend of Korra which isn’t currently streaming on Netflix. »

Alaskan school board lifts ban on Gatsby and Catch-22 after protests

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Classic novels including The Great Gatsby and Catch-22 have been returned to the curriculum in Palmer, Alaska, after a widespread community protest against their removal.

But locals spoke out against the decision, offering money – and even free mac’n’cheese – to students who read the books anyway.

National anti-censorship groups also slammed the removal, calling on the board to reinstate the books, and now the school board has voted six to one to rescind its decision to remove the five classic works from the curriculum. »

This scary pot of soup has been cooking for 45 years

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“The broth has been preserved and cooked for 45 years,” he says.

Kaweenuntawong adds that the 45-year-old broth has “a unique flavor and aroma” thanks to his unconventional cooking method.

“We have kept the broth overnight, and then used it to cook the next day’s soup,” he says. »