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Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvistist, The Wedding Photographer, A Summer Tale) is a respected detective, famed for having an unparalleled world record for solving murder cases. But when a bullet-ridden skull is found in the Swedish archipelago, DNA results confirm it belongs to a victim of Thailand's 2004 tsunami. Bäckström is faced with an inexplicable mystery that even he could not have imagined: Can you die twice? A thrillingly dark noir, Bäckström is based on the novel Kan man dö två gånger? (Can You Die Twice?) by Leif GW Persson, whose books also inspired the US TV series Backstrom starring Rainn Wilson as the title character. Streaming in the US and Canada exclusively on Acorn TV, Bäckström premieres Monday, April 26.
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Before We Die

PBS • 2022 • IMDb: 6
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NCIS: New Orleans is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment, and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride, a.k.a. "King," a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what is right. Working with Pride is his longtime friend and colleague Special Agent Christopher Lasalle, who plays hard but works harder; tough and acerbic Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, a former FBI Agent who was sent to New Orleans to investigate NCIS and upon completion joined Pride's team, Forensic Agent Sebastian Lund, a brilliant scientist who left the lab and, after much training, became an agent; and Special Agent Hannah Khoury, a seasoned agent who specializes in international counter-intelligence and has spent most of her career on overseas assignments. Supporting them is coroner Dr. Loretta Wade, who is as eccentric as she is smart, and Investigative Computer Specialist Patton Plame, an animated and talented hacker. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best. Series Premiere Update: “Something in the Air, Part I” – As New Orleans grapples with the effects of COVID-19, Pride sends Tammy and Carter to investigate a suspicious death aboard a humanitarian ship offshore, where they learn that some crew members are infected with the deadly disease. Also, Wade is overwhelmed by the high volume in the morgue due to COVID-19. NCIS: New Orleans, the youngest series in CBS’ formidable NCIS franchise, is coming to an end. The current seventh season will be the drama’s last, with the series finale slated for May 16. It will be the show’s 155th episode. The NCIS offshoot starring and executive produced by Scott Bakula joins another long-running CBS series that is wrapping this season; news got out this afternoon that comedy Mom will end with its current eighth season. "Sad to end our love affair with this phenomenal city but so grateful for all the friends we made along the way,” Bakula said. “I will miss the music. Big thank you to CBS for seven years.” "It has been our sincere pleasure and honor to work on this show and with this incredible cast and crew for over 150 episodes,” said executive producers/showrunners Silber and Nash. “As disappointed as we are to see NOLA end, we couldn’t be prouder of the work we’ve done and are grateful to the spectacular and resilient Crescent City that embraced us for seven wonderful years.” From the start, NCIS: New Orleans was able to distinguish itself with its New Orleans authenticity,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “From the colors and music to the vibrancy and stories you can only find in the Big Easy. Thanks to the amazing talents of the producers, writers, cast and crew, NOLA has played a key role on our schedule. We’re pleased to give it a big sendoff and that viewers will have the opportunity to say goodbye to their favorite characters as the final season wraps.”

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FBI is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Craig Turk that airs on CBS, where it premiered on September 25, 2018. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, filming was curtailed of the final three episodes of season two. Episode 19, "Emotional Rescue", will serve as the season finale. CBS has not confirmed whether the remaining three episodes will be aired. In May 2020, CBS renewed the series for a third season. Season 3 Episode 1 Storyline “Never Trust a Stranger” – The team welcomes a new member, Special Agent Tiffany Wallace (Katherine Renee Turner), as they search for killers who orchestrated a mass shooting at a media company, and OA’s personal connection with the case threatens to cloud his judgement, on the third season premiere of FBI, Tuesday, Nov. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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Netflix • 2022 • IMDb: 6.8
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A compromising sexual video featuring a promising politician, it depicts the lives of four women forced to walk the line between public and private life.

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FOX • 1993 • IMDb: 8.6
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Netflix • 2021 • IMDb: 8.0
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The Sandman is based on Neil Gaiman's comic book series of the same name. A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic - and human - mistakes he's made during his vast existence. Some dreams do come true! At DC FanDome, Warner Bros. Television unveiled a first look at Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer in the upcoming DC series THE SANDMAN for Netflix. Based on Neil Gaiman's landmark comic book series, THE SANDMAN stars Tom Sturridge as Dream. Tom Sturridge (he/him) is Dream of the Endless, Gwendolyn Christie (she/her) is Lucifer, Sanjeev Bhaskar (he/him) and Amid Chaudry (he/him) are Cain and Abel, Charles Dance (he/him) is Roderick Burgess, Vivienne Acheampong (she/her) is Lucienne, and Boyd Holbrook (he/him) is The Corinthian.

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ABC • 2022
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Co-hosted by siblings Kevin and Frankie Jonas, this new series challenges 12 celebrity relatives to step outside their famous family member’s shadow and live together under one roof, concealing their identity and lineage in the quest for their own fame and fortune. They will compete in challenges, form alliances and play DNA detective in hopes of avoiding elimination and winning the coveted $100,000 prize, and staking their own “Claim to Fame”!

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FOX • 2021
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When a documentary crew sets out to explore the lives of residents in a small American town - their concerns, their dreams, their lives - they stumble upon the midwestern town of Flatch, a place you want to visit and maybe even stay. If there was a decent motel. Which there is not. Flatch is made up of many eccentric personalities, including two cousins who don't have much, but they do have each other. Twenty-year-old KELLY MALLET (newcomer Chelsea Holmes) has never left her hometown and doesn't want to. Outwardly tough, she's really a softie with dreams of being an entrepreneur, and the wardrobe of an aging male sports fan. SHRUB MALLET (newcomer Sam Straley) is Kelly's 21-year-old cousin and best friend. He has the soul of an artist and the body of an artist with a mineral deficiency. Hoping to guide Kelly and Shrub is FATHER JOE (Seann William Scott, "Lethal Weapon," "American Pie" franchise), the town's new pastor and a recent transplant from Minneapolis. He loves his adopted town and its odd inhabitants and always believes things can be made better with a good chat and a hug, even though he's not sure it's okay to hug anymore. Actually, Joe arrived in Flatch with his girlfriend, CHERYL (Aya Cash, "The Boys," "You're The Worst"), but they broke up soon after they moved. A reporter back in Minneapolis, Cheryl is surprised to find that she is blossoming here as editor of the town's newspaper (circulation 751). Other residents of the town are NADINE PETERSON (Taylor Ortega, "Succession"), who went to high school with Shrub and Kelly and is everything they are not - beautiful, married, successful; BIG MANDY (newcomer Krystal Smith), Kelly's neighbor and a magnetic force of nature; and MICKEY (newcomer Justin Linville), an old classmate of Shrub and Kelly's who works at the fireworks store.

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Netflix • 2021 • IMDb: 6.5
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A fatal turn of events at a brothel sends three women haunted by their pasts on a wild run from their pimp and his henchmen. Stay alive for five more minutes. That’s the plan. A Cuban, an Argentine and a Spanish woman, all of them prostitutes, flee from their pimp. Having committed several serious crimes, they cannot go to the police for help. According to the creators, the series is a hunt and shows "the impunity, ambiguity and brutal reality of prostitution, and the psychological portraits of those on both sides of the scale." https://youtu.be/PSr9xuLhccc The creators of Money Heist return with a new action series starring Verónica Sánchez, Asier Etxeandia, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Lali Espósito, Yany Prado and Enric Auquer. Dark humor, a healthy serving of action and pure adrenaline. That is the promise of Sky Rojo, the new title from Netflix that will premiere worldwide on March 19. The first season adopts a truly innovative format for a drama series, with eight 25-minute episodes and a mix of genres that Álex Pina and Esther Martínez Lobato (Money Heist), its creators, have dubbed ‘Latin pulp’. The stars of Sky Rojo, Coral (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Espósito) and Gina (Yany Prado) go on the run in search of freedom while being chased by Romeo (Asier Etxeandia), their pimp from Las Novias Club, and his henchmen, Moisés (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) and Christian (Enric Auquer). Together, the women embark on a frantic, chaotic journey during which they must face dangers of all kinds and live every second as if it were their last, while strengthening their friendship and discovering the most important thing: that together they are stronger and have more options to recover their lives. “We wanted Sky Rojo to have the same frenetic action as always, but to use that 25-minute runtime to underline the dynamic nature of the plot: the getaway, the race for survival. The third act of a movie or an episode is where all the energy converges to produce the most vibrant explosion of all the conflicts that are being narrated. What we set out to do was to make a constant third act, to funnel our entire story through that frenzied energy”, say Álex Pina and Esther Martínez Lobato. Filmed on location in Madrid and Tenerife, Sky Rojo has two confirmed eight-episode seasons. The series is produced by Vancouver Media for Netflix and its international cast is headed by Verónica Sánchez (The Pier, 13 Roses), Asier Etxeandia (Pain and Glory, Velvet), Miguel Ángel Silvestre (Velvet, Sense8), the Argentinean singer and actress Lali Espósito (Casi Ángeles, Esperanza Mía), Cuban actress Yany Prado (La doble vida de Estela Carrillo, La reina soy yo) and Enric Auquer (La línea invisible, Perfect Life). Álex Pina and Esther Martínez Lobato are the creators and executive producers of Sky Rojo alongside Jesús Colmenar, with support from co-executive producers David Barrocal, Migue Amoedo and David Victori. The new original series is directed by Jesús Colmenar, Óscar Pedraza, David Victori, Albert Pintó, Javier Quintas and Eduardo Chapero-Jackson. The scriptwriting team is made up of Álex Pina, Esther Martínez Lobato, David Barrocal, David Oliva, Javier Gómez Santander, Juan Salvador López and Mercedes Rodrigo. Migue Amoedo has taken the lead as cinematographer alongside David Azcano and David Acereto, while Juan López Olivar and Cristina López Ferraz are heading up production management. The bullet has begun its journey. One month to go for Sky Rojo. #SkyRojo Netflix Date Announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO9dELpmx_0 They broke the wheel, but the chase continues. Sky Rojo, season 2, is coming on July 23.

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CBS • 2022 • IMDb: 6.1

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Cinemax • 2013 • IMDb: 8.4
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A recently paroled master thief assumes the identity of Sheriff Lucas Hood in Banshee, Pa., where his former lover and partner in crime relocated years ago and reinvented herself as Carrie Hopewell, the wife of the town's prosecutor. As Lucas attempts to reunite with Carrie and keep his past a secret, he resumes his life of crime, even as he's hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier, including a mob boss who seeks revenge against Lucas and Carrie for the jewel heist that landed Lucas in prison.

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CBS • 2000 • IMDb: 7.2
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HBO Max • 2021 • IMDb: 7.2
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Follows the Remnant Fellowship Church and its leader Gwen Shamblin Lara. Exploring Lara's fame and power as a diet guru and church leader, and truth behind her carefully curated image, detailing the controversial practices of the church.

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CBS • 2009 • IMDb: 6.9
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