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THIS CLOSE
Air Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time Slot: 12:42 AM-1:23 AM EST on SUNDANCE
Episode Title: (#208) "Begin Again"
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***TUNE-IN ALERT***

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH

AL CHASES A LEAD ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD" SEASON 5 AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON AMC

TULIP AND CASSIDY TRY TO KEEP HUMPERDOO HIDDEN FROM THE GRAIL ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S OUTRAGEOUS DRAMA "PREACHER" AT 10:05 PM ET/PT ON AMC

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 TH

CHESTER RETURNS HOME TO HIS FAMILY, ONLY TO FIND THAT SOMEONE HE WAS SEARCHING FOR IS GONE ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S ANTHOLOGY SERIES "THE TERROR: INFAMY" AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON AMC

DUD'S WOUND WORSENS AND BLAISE GLIMPSES THE PAST ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES "LODGE 49" AT 10:01PM ET/PT ON AMC

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH and FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH

THE SECOND HALF OF SEASON TWO OF THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES "THIS CLOSE" AIRS AT 12AM ET/11PM CT ON SUNDANCETV

This week on AMC Networks, all-new episodes of "Fear the Walking Dead," "Lodge 49," "The Terror: Infamy," "Preacher," and "This Close."

"Fear the Walking Dead" season five continues on Sunday, September 15th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In this week's episode, "Today and Tomorrow," an encounter with a survivor sends Al and Morgan on a mission into a dangerous settlement. There, Al chases a lead while Morgan has an epiphany. Elsewhere, Grace and Daniel make a connection.

In the second half of season five, after successfully proving their way can work, our heroes gain momentum, rescuing survivors, and spreading the message of hope along the way -- until foes both familiar and unexpected arise, forcing the group to question whether their brand of altruism can really make a difference in a world filled with death and decay.

"Preacher" season four continues on Sunday, September 15th at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT. On the eighth episode, "Fear of the Lord," Cassidy and Tulip hide Humperdoo from The Grail, whose operatives are now searching both for their messiah and Starr. Meanwhile, a tempted Jesse considers a powerful offer.

"Preacher" stars Dominic Cooper, Academy Award(R) nominee Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun, along with series regulars Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Noah Taylor, Mark Harelik and Tyson Ritter. As the series inches closer to the finale, God's endgame for the universe begins to click into place. Trapped between heavenly prophecies, hellish prisons, and all-out nuclear war, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy make their bloody way to the Most High. Whether they can reach God in time - or whether all this carnage is part of His divine plan - will soon be revealed as "Preacher" barrels towards the end of the world.

The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by executive producer and showrunner Sam Catlin ("Breaking Bad") and executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ("Sausage Party," "This is the End," "Superbad"). The series is also executive produced by James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter, Michael Slovis, Mark McNair, Garth Ennis, Ken F. Levin and Sara Goodman.

"The Terror: Infamy" continues on Monday, September 16th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with an episode titled "Taizo." A story of the past provides insight into the present evil that stalks the Terminal Islanders. Chester returns home to his family, only to find that someone he was searching for is gone. Henry and Asako are faced with a difficult decision.

"The Terror: Infamy" centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. In addition, the series is one of the first depicting the internment of Japanese Americans on such a massive scale - complete with authentically recreated camps in scope and scale as post-WWII.

The series stars Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane (Lost in Space), Cristina Rodlo (Miss Bala), Shingo Usami (Unbroken), Naoko Mori (Everest), Miki Ishikawa (9-1-1) and renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei (Star Trek), who also serves as a consultant.

"The Terror: Infamy" is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emaj Productions and Entertainment 360. In addition to Woo and Borenstein, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Guymon Casady and Jordan Sheehan also serve as executive producers.

"Lodge 49" season two continues on Monday, September 16th at 10:01 p.m. ET/PT. On the sixth episode, "Circles," as the Lynx prepare for The Mystic Chords of Memory, Dud's wound worsens. Meanwhile, Blaise has a glimpse of the past and Liz goes on a journey at Orbis.

Season two of this modern fable set in Long Beach, CA centers on likable "Squire" and ex-surfer Sean "Dud" Dudley (Wyatt Russell), whose beloved fraternal order -- the Ancient and Benevolent Order of the Lynx -- is suffering under new rule by an ill-suited leader. Despite his "Knight" and mentor Ernie's (Brent Jennings) lost faith, and his twin sister Liz's (Sonya Cassidy) struggle with their past, Dud believes he is the key to restoring the Lodge to its former grandeur and putting the rightful king on the throne. In addition to Russell, Jennings and Cassidy, this season's cast includes Linda Emond (Connie), Eric Allan Kramer (Scott) and David Pasquesi (Blaise).

Jim Gavin (Author, Middle Men) serves as creator, writer and executive-producer alongside showrunner Peter Ocko (Pushing Daisies, The Office). Additional executive producers include Paul Giamatti (Billions, Sideways, Outsiders, Hoke), Dan Carey (Outsiders, Hoke, John Dies at the End, All Is Bright) and Jeff Freilich (Halt and Catch Fire, Grace and Frankie). "Lodge 49" is an AMC Studios production.

The second half of the second season of "This Close" airs on Thursday, September 12 at 12am ET/11pm CT and on Friday, September 13 at 12am ET/11pm CT.

Episode Descriptions

Episode 205: Frog Of Truth

Kate and Michael try to dive back into normality after the camping trip. Kate receives an upsetting version of Ben's commercial on the same day an unexpected visitor arrives. Michael and Ryan begin couples therapy, but Michael begins to act out. Kate and Michael's days dovetail in the same place... but from two very different perspectives.

Episode 206: Games People Play

Michael plans an elaborate brunch to apologize to Ryan and while Kate wants nothing to do with it, a discovery forces her to stay put. An innocent game turns ugly, bringing out the worst in everyone.

Episode 207: It's About Time

Kate escorts Michael on an out of town trip after the fallout of the brunch. As Michael struggles to acclimate to the environment and relate to the people there, he begins to unlock the painful memories of his past.

Episode 208: Begin Again

Kate and Michael have celebrated their friendversary religiously every year... until now. After finally moving into her own place, Kate is thrilled when Stella asks her to lunch. Meanwhile, Michael dives into his new teaching job after Kate blows him off. Some shocking news threatens the future of Kate and Michael's friendship.

About This Close Season 2

Season two of the Peabody and GLAAD Award nominated series will feature all new guest stars including Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Camryn Manheim (Waco), Steven Weber (Channel Zero), Austin Nichols (The Walking Dead), Lisa Rinna (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Margaret Cho (Bright) and Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place). They will join guest stars Zach Gilford, Colt Prattes, Marlee Matlin, Cheryl Hines, Nyle DiMarco and Moshe Kasher who will reprise their roles from season one.

The groundbreaking original dramedy explores universal and relatable themes of love and friendship between two best friends living in Los Angeles - in its many permutations. In season two of This Close, Kate (Stern) and Michael (Feldman) are determined to reboot their friendship. But what's that they say about best laid plans? Kate's past returns to haunt her in surprising ways as she finds her voice at work. Michael tries to walk the straight and narrow path, but everyone sees the truth except for him. With the return of old flames and distant parents, Kate and Michael are going to have to lean on each other or fall apart.

This Close is executive produced by Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa for Killer Films, Mary Pat Bentel and Paul Young, along with Stern and Feldman. Super Deluxe serves as the studio for the Sundance Now Original production.

About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world's most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC's other current original drama series include Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror, Into the Badlands, Preacher, The Son, Lodge 49, The Little Drummer Girl and NOS4A2. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the critically acclaimed series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe(R) and SAG Award-winner Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and from Phoebe Waller-Bridge; top-rated phenomenon Doctor Who starring Jodie Whittaker; Emmy(R) and IDA-winning Planet Earth II and the producers' next epic story of our planet, Dynasties; Emmy(R)-winning Blue Planet II; acclaimed drama Luther starring Golden Globe(R)-winner Idris Elba; ground-breaking unscripted series Top Gear; buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show; and the world's biggest darts championships. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA's influential shows such as Orphan Black and Broadchurch, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy(R) Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, TCA Awards, Gotham Award and Golden Globes(R). Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable's most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.bbcamerica.com. BBCA on social: YouTube - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - Tumblr

About Sundance Now

Sundance Now is AMC Networks' premium streaming service, offering original and exclusive dramas, comedies, and true crime series, in addition to award-winning movies from every genre, including foreign-language and documentary features - all streaming commercial-free. Built on the Sundance legacy and curated by acclaimed filmmakers and cultural icons, Sundance Now is proud to present an extensive array of entertainment for a passionate and intellectually curious audience. Follow Sundance Now on Twitter@sundance_now, Facebook @SundanceNow, Instagram @SundanceNow and YouTube @Sundance Now

About Super Deluxe

Super Deluxe is a premium, multi-platform entertainment company with the most engaging and fastest-growing channels targeted at creative youth. Known for developing culturally-relevant characters and story formats that resonate with loyal fan bases, the company produces an ecosystem of content, from scripted and unscripted TV shows to Webby Award-winning short-form videos and social media, interactive live programming, creative tech products, and branded campaigns. In 2018, Super Deluxe will have seven TV shows on Netflix, TBS, Facebook, AMC's Sundance Now, and more. The Los Angeles Times has described the company as shaping the future of television and Fast Company has named it one of Hollywood's 10 Most Innovative Companies.

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THIS CLOSE (SUNDANCE NOW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/14/18 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 9/21/19; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC Networks' press release, July 2019) This Close, created, written by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, is a groundbreaking original dramedy, exploring universal and relatable themes of love and friendship between two best friends living in Los Angeles - in its many permutations. In season two, Kate (Stern) and Michael (Feldman) are determined to reboot their friendship. But what's that they say about best laid plans? Kate's past returns to haunt her in surprising ways as she finds her voice at work. Michael tries to walk the straight and narrow path, but everyone sees the truth except for him. With the return of old flames and distant parents, Kate and Michael are going to have to lean on each other or fall apart. Season two features all new guest stars including Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Camryn Manheim (Waco), Steven Weber (Channel Zero), Austin Nichols (The Walking Dead), Lisa Rinna (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Margaret Cho (Bright) and Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place). They join guest stars Zach Gilford, Colt Prattes, Marlee Matlin, Cheryl Hines, Nyle DiMarco, and Moshe Kasher who will reprise their roles from season one.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cheryl Hines as Stella
· Colt Prattes as Ryan
· Josh Feldman as Michael
· Marlee Matlin as Annie
· Shoshannah Stern as Kate
· Zach Gilford as Danny
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christine Vachon as EP
· David Hinojosa as EP
· Josh Feldman as CRTR/EP
· Mary Pat Bentel as EP
· Paul Young as EP
· Shoshannah Stern as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Killer Films
· Super Deluxe