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SUNDANCE NOW ORDERSS SECOND SEASON OF ORIGINAL RELATIONSHIP DRAMEDY THIS CLOSE

This close – Kate (Shoshannah Stern), Michael (Josh Feldman) as Michael – Photo by Gunther Campine/SundanceNow

Sundance Now has ordered a second season of relationship dramedy This Close – created by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman.

The series explores the relationship between deaf 20-something-year-old best friends Kate (Stern) and Michael (Feldman) as they navigate love, loss, careers, friendship, and life in LA.

Production on Season Two will begin this summer.

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CBS Renews 11 More Shows!

CBS has announced its renewal of 11 more shows including rookie Bull and five more procedurals (Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans).

Political drama Madame Secretary made the cut along with reality series The Amazing Race and Survivor.

News shows 60 Minutes and 48 Hours round out the new renewals.

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Annihilation – 2018’s Best Sci-Fi Movie Comes To Home Video!

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is a brilliant film, so topping (or even equaling) it would be a pretty tall order.

In his adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach novel Annihilation, Garland does just that.

Now, Annihilation is coming to home video – on digital on May 22nd, and on Blu-ray and DVD on May 29th – with six featurettes in three groupings that take the viewer inside the Southern Reach.

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BLUEFIN OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR FLAME TOYS’ NEW TARN TRANSFORMERS ACTION FIGURE!

The second release in Flame Toys’ limited-edition Transformers series introduces Tarn – the eloquent Decepticon from the hit IDW comic series.

Distributed in North America by Bluefin, pre-orders for this highly detailed action figure are open now.

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Starz Acquires Seeso Series & Features Including Take My Wife!

Starz has acquired several series and features that initially debuted on the Seeso comedy streamer.

Among the titles acquired are: Take My Wife (Seasons 1 & 2), Night Train with Wyatt Cenac (Seasons 1 & 2), the Sklar Brothers: Hipster Ghosts stand-up special, The UCB show (Seasons 1 &  2), New York’s Funniest, Andy Richter’s Home for the Holidays, Brian Posehn: Criminally Posehn, Lachlan Patterson Live from Venice Beach, and The Pistol Shrimps.

Series descriptions and premiere dates follow below.

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Putting The Band Together Trailer: Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) – Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd.

Thought for the day: Chewie is a pessimist!

See for yourself in the new spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story, below.

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on May 25.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Voices Gizmoduck on DuckTales!

Duck Tales – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Courtesy of Disney Channel.

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda will be voicing Gizmoduck (aka Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera) on the new DuckTales series from Disney Channel.

The series premieres on May 1st, with Gizmoduck joining the fun in an episode entitled Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System! on May 11th (though he’s not in the trailer that follows).

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A Fire in My Soul Trailer: Mary Shelley!

How did a teenager come to write Frankenstein – considered by many to the first science fiction novel?

IFC Films’ Mary Shelley endeavors to answer that question.

Elle Fanning stars as Mary Shelley. The film will be in theaters June 1st. The very gothic trailer follows below.

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Clooney Steps Back from Catch-22 Role, Kyle Chandler Cast!

Kyle Chandler – Photo by John Milne/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock/HULU

George Clooney has stepped away from the role of Colonel Cathcart in Hulu’s six-part limited series Catch-22 to take on the smaller role of Scheisskopf while remaining Executive Producer along with Grant Heslov.

Assuming the role of Colonel Cathcart will be Kyle Chandler, winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Friday Night Lights.

Clooney, producing partner Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras will direct the series.

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