Today's the first day of the summer 2015 Television Critics Association press tour (here's my traditional explainer of what tour is and how it works). I won't be going to tour until next week, but the magic of the internet allows me to pass on much of the news that breaks out there, starting with a bunch of Netflix announcements from day one:
(Interestingly, Netflix is paneling “Sense8” today but has not announced a renewal yet for the expensive, strange, but at times amazing sci-fi series. That they're paneling a show that debuted almost two months ago speaks to the Netflix model versus the traditional one – new viewers could be discovering the first season at any time – but it's still odd. Or maybe a renewal announcement will come later in the day.)
* Aziz Ansari's new Netflix comedy series, created by Ansari and “Parks and Recreation” writer Alan Yang (with “Parks” co-creator Mike Schur helping out as an executive producer), now has both a name and a premiere date. In “Master of None,” Ansari will play Dev, a 30-year-old New York actor “who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life.” The cast also includes H. Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu. It'll premiere November 6.
* “Longmire,” the latest series Netflix has saved from cancellation, will return for a fourth season on September 10 (a Thursday, rather than Netflix's usual Friday release day). It'll be available on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The new season will pick up immediately after the cliffhanger that ended the show's run on A&E.