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TV News Wrap Up: Netflix Orders 'Green Eggs and Ham', 'Heroes Reborn' Casting & More

This Week in TV:

Netflix orders a Green Eggs and Ham series; Angela Bassett returns for American Horror Story: Hotel; Heroes Reborn adds two more cast members; original X-Files writers James Wong and Glen Morgan sign on for the miniseries revival; and Showtime announces Homeland season 5 will shoot entirely on location in Germany.

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Netflix announced it has ordered 13 episodes of Green Eggs and Ham, based on the classic children's book by Dr. Seuss.

Executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the animated series will follow a standoffish inventor and the character of Sam-I-Am on a cross country trip that ultimately tests their friendship as they learn to try new things. The story will be adapted for television by The Internship (2013) and Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) scribe Jared Stern.

DeGeneres shared the news with viewers of her daytime talk show, saying:

"It's going to be cutting-edge animation that's never been done on television before. It's very, very cool. It's going to be streamed all over the world, and I'm excited about it."

Stay tuned for more details on Netflix's Green Eggs and Ham.

Source: Netflix

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American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that Angela Bassett is returning for the FX anthology series' fifth season, American Horror Story: Hotel.

Like he has with other casting announcements in recent weeks, Murphy spread the news to his Twitter followers, and included a little tease about Bassett's season 5 character.

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