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SundanceTV Celebrates Black History Month With Roots 4-Day Event!

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SundanceTV is celebrating Black History Month and the 40th Anniversary of the original Roots miniseries from 1977 with a four-day event.

Beginning on Saturday, February 25th, the network will air the original Roots miniseries and its 1979 sequel, Roots: The Next Generations.

Frequently named as one of the most important works in scripted television in history, “Roots,” won 9 Emmy® awards, a Golden Globe award, a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in the U.S.

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Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo Looms O’er The Ides of March!

Michael K Williams as Leonard Pine, James Purefoy as Hap Collins – Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo – Photo Credit: James Minchin/SundanceTV

Joe R. Lansdale’s southern fried, swamp rock duo of ne’er-do-wells, Hap and Leonard, have staked out a home on SundanceTV.

After a critically-acclaimed first season that ended on a doozy of a cliffhanger (what was that thing doing in Uncle Chester’s basement, anyway?), the duo return – caught in the middle of a murder mystery with more twists and turns than an East Texas highway – in Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo on Wednesday, March 15th (10/9C).

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SundanceTV Pays Tribute To Mary Tyler Moore with Full Season Marathon!

SundanceTV will pay tribute to Mary Tyler Moore with a marathon of the complete seventh season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show – the season that concluded with one of the most loved series finales in television history.

The marathon begins Saturday, January 28th (6am/5C) with season premiere Mary Midwife and concludes with The Last Show. A complete list of episode blurbs follows the jump.

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SundanceTV to Co-Produce Female Divorce Lawyer Drama with BBC One!

SundanceTV is set to co-produce the original drama series The split with BBC One.

Set in London, the series follows three sisters – two of whom are divorce lawyers working for rival firms – who have to deal with the return, after some thirty years, of their estranged father.

Creative and production talent from such productions as The Hour, Broadchurch, Humans, and Black Mirror will work on the series – which will air exclusively on SundanceTV in the U.S. and, following its linear TV run, Sundance Now.

Details follow the jump.

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Hap and Leonard, Gomorrah, Top of Lake and Cleverman Highlight SundanceTV’s 2017 Slate!

SundanceTV announced its 2017 production slate today and the second seasons of Hap and Leonard (subtitled Mucho Mojo), Italian crime series Gomorrah, award-winning Australian mystery series To of the Lake (subtitled China girl) and Australian sci-fi series Cleverman are among its most intriguing shows.

The network’s unscripted series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter is also back for a second second season with roundtable discussions featuring ‘the top directors, actors, actresses, producers, writers, documentary filmmakers, and songwriters behind this year’s most talked about movies.’

Also coming up: new drama Liar, season two of The A-Word and docuseries Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited. Series descriptions – and the first trailer for Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo – follow the break.

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Planet II To Be Simulcast across BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV!

The premiere of Planet Earth II – the follow up to Planet Earth docuseries celebrating the Earth and its creatures – will be simulcast across BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV.

Planet Eart II will premiere on Saturday, February 18 (9/8C). the remaining five episodes will air exclusively on BBC America. Details follow the break.

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Slow TV Pioneer Series Rectify Concludes with Extended Finale!

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SundanceTV’s Peabody Award-winning series Rectify – the story of a man who got out of prison because of a technicality and has since been trying to make sense of his life and future – concludes its four season run on Wednesday, December 14th (10/9C).

Read on the episode description.

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Rectify: The Final Season Premieres On SundanceTV!

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The story of Rectify’s Daniel Jolden (Aden Young, above) is winding down as the critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning series begins its fourth and final season on SundanceTV.

Daniel has begun his new life at the halfway house, The New Canaan Project, in Nashville. Separated from his family and banished from the state of Georgia, Daniel continues his struggle to manage life after prison – and he’s about to be pushed out of his comfort zone.

Rectify’s final season premieres on Wednesday, October 23rd (10/9C). Read on for more.

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SundanceTV Commissions True Crime Event: Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited!

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Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and the Academy Award®-nominated film it inspired were a result of the murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959.

For the book, Capote interviewed the convicted killers,  Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, making his book – and the subsequent film – landmarks in true crime.

The four-hour docuseries, by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, will present a 360-degree view and re-examination of the crime and subsequent events.

SundanceTV will also air In Cold Blood as part of this programming event in the the film’s 50th anniversary. Details follow the jump.

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SundanceTV Renews Peabody-Winning Series Deutschland83!

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SundanceTV’s U.S./Germany co-produced espionage series Deutschland83 has been renewed – set three years later, it will now entitled Deutschland86 and will have Stasi agent Martin Rauch banished to South Africa.

Set against the backdrop of real events during the last Summer of Anxiety, Martin’s mission will take him to Johannesburg, Tripoli, Paris, West Berlin and finally back to East Berlin.

The series’ return date is to be determined. Follow the jump for more details.

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First Photo: Elizabeth Moss in Top of the Lake Season 2!

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When the body of an Asian woman washes up on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Detective Robin Griffin is back on the job in season two of Jane Campion’s Emmy®-winning Top of the Lake.

Top of the Lake Season 2 will premiere on SundanceTV in 2017. Follow the jump for the first look photo of Moss as Detective Griffin.

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