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Chip and Joanna Gaines to Launch Full Slate of Magnolia Originals in Discovery+ & New Magnolia App 7/15, Magnolia Network Launches in January

Discovery+CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES TO LAUNCH FULL SLATE OF MAGNOLIA ORIGINALS IN DISCOVERY+ AND IN NEW MAGNOLIA APP ON JULY 15, DIY NETWORK TO LAUNCH AS MAGNOLIA NETWORK ON LINEAR IN JANUARY 2022

MAGNOLIA App Will Offer Original Content, Exclusive Workshops and More for discovery+ Subscribers

WACO, TX (February 11, 2021) – Chip and Joanna Gaines’ multiplatform Magnolia joint-venture with Discovery, Inc., today announced a July 15, 2021 launch for MAGNOLIA, a first-of-its-kind, immersive digital brand product providing a home for all things Magnolia, including exclusive workshops, easy-to-use shopping experience and more. Coinciding with the July 15 MAGNOLIA app launch, an expanded slate of Magnolia originals will also be available for streaming on the new app and in discovery+, building on the Magnolia Network Preview currently available in the service Unlimited access to the complete Fixer Upper library will also be available on July 15, via discovery+ and the MAGNOLIA app.
 
Starting in July, discovery+ and the complementary MAGNOLIA app will offer discovery+ subscribers access to Magnolia’s robust slate of original programming—more than 150 hours of premium unscripted content from an ever-growing roster of creators spanning home, food, gardening, design, entrepreneurship and the arts—including the complete first seasons of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home and Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, plus highly-anticipated new series Growing Floret, The Lost Kitchen, Homegrown, Family Dinner and Restoration Road with Clint Harp, and more, in addition to the complete Fixer Upper library.

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Discovery+ Announces Robust Slate of Documentaries

Discovery+DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES ROBUST SLATE OF DOCUMENTARIES
 
Exclusive discovery+ Docs Feature Award Winners and Festival Favorite Documentary Films From Executive Producers including Paul Rudd, Mariska Hargitay and Jason Momoa

New York, NY – February 11, 2021 – discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, announced its feature documentary slate for the first half of 2021 today at TCA. An eclectic curation of festival favorites and award-winning films that will launch exclusively on discovery+ include GROOMED, the powerful story of woman who travels back to her home country to confront her past sexual abuse as a child; MIRACLE FISHINGKIDNAPPED ABROAD, the extraordinary story of a father, kidnapped in Columbia, told through the family’s archival video footage; THE WALRUS AND THE WHISTLEBLOWER, following Phil Demers crusade to free the walrus Smooshie; and MY BEAUTIFUL STUTTER, a film that includes Paul Rudd and Mariska Hargitay among executive producers, highlighting a group children and their inspirational experiences at Camp Say, in New York. The exciting line-up also features GENIUS FACTORY, about the controversial “Nobel Prize sperm bank” of the 1980s and 90s and APOCALYPSE ’45 an emotional recount of the end of World War II by those who lived through it. 
 
“This slate of documentaries is just the beginning for discovery+, as we embark on an ambitious journey to extend our leadership in nonfiction storytelling to the documentary genre,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy, Discovery. “Discovery sets the bar for a number of unscripted categories, and with our new streaming platform, we can satisfy fans of documentaries in a medium where viewers have shown tremendous appetite for the best docs. Expect to hear much more in the months to come.”

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HBO Documentary Films' The Crime of the Century Debuts This May

Winter TCA 2021 - HBO and HBO MaxToday HBO and HBO Max are holding their annual TCA panels, and SciFi Vision will be attending. Earlier, the networks sent out press releases with their new and returning series/films, most of which are being spotlighted at the panels.

One of these is the documentary film, The Crime of the Century, which debuts this May.  The summary is below and media will be added/updated as embargos are lifted. Please be sure to come back soon for more.

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HBO Drama Series In Treatment, Starring Uzo Aduba, Returns This May

Winter TCA 2021 - HBO and HBO MaxToday HBO and HBO Max are holding their annual TCA panels, and SciFi Vision will be attending. Earlier, the networks sent out press releases with their new and returning series/films, most of which are being spotlighted at the panels.

One of these is the returning series, In Treatment, which returns this May.  The summary is below and media will be added/updated as embargos are lifted. Please be sure to come back soon for more.

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HBO's Mare of Easttown Debuts April 18

Winter TCA 2021 - HBO and HBO MaxToday HBO and HBO Max are holding their annual TCA panels, and SciFi Vision will be attending. Earlier, the networks sent out press releases with their new and returning series/films that are being spotlighted at the panels.

One of these is the new limited series, Mare of Easttown, which debuts April 18.  The summary is below and media will be added/updated as embargos are lifted. Please be sure to come back soon for more.

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HBO Max Orders Adult Animated Series Clone High, Velma, & Fire on Mars & Picks Up 2 More Season of Close Enough

Winter TCA 2021 - HBO and HBO MaxToday HBO and HBO Max are holding their annual TCA panels, and SciFi Vision will be attending. Earlier, the networks sent out press releases with their new and returning series/films, most of which are being spotlighted at the panels.

HBO Max released the news earlier that they have ordered three new adult animated series: Clone High, Velma, and Fired on Mars. They announced that they also picked up two more seasons of Close Enough. The summaries, as well as a season two trailer for Close Enough are below, and media will be added/updated as embargos are lifted. Please be sure to come back soon for more.

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HBO Documentary Films' Tina, an Intimate Portrait of Legendary Singer Tina Turner, Debuts 3/27

Winter TCA 2021 - HBO and HBO MaxToday HBO and HBO Max are holding their annual TCA panels, and SciFi Vision will be attending. Earlier, the networks sent out press releases with their new and returning series/films, most of which are being spotlighted at the panels.

The first of these is the documentary film, Tina, an intimate portrait of the legendary singer Tina Turner, which debuts March 27.  The summary is below and media will be added/updated as embargos are lifted. Please be sure to come back soon for more.

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4K Blu-ray Review: Elysium - Out Now

ElysiumFrom writer and director Neill Blomkamp (District 9), the science fiction film Elysium comes to 4k Ultra HD. The film stars Matt Damon as Max, who grew up on the slums of an overpopulated Earth with his friend Frey (Alice Braga), dreaming of the luxurious lifestyle of those on Elysium. Secretary Delacourt (Jody Foster) will do anything in her power to keep those of Earth away from Elysium, but that doesn’t stop them from trying. After a life-threatening accident at work, Max is willing to do what it takes to make his way to Elysium to be cured. Agreeing to steal information from John Carlyle (William Fichtner), Max is outfitted with body mods and an exoskeleton by Spider (Wagner Moura) and sent on a deadly mission pitting him against the rogue Agent Kruger (Sharlto Copley). He gets more than he bargained for when he receives information that could bring equality to the two worlds.

I very much enjoyed Elysium. The story of the movie is relatable to the world today, featuring social commentary on issues such as social class division, health care, and more, yet is not patronizing. It’s also, just in general, a really fun sci-fi movie with a good script.

The film also looks fantastic, from the sets to the special effects. There is so much detail in everything, and the worlds of Elysium and future LA are really believable and make you feel like you are there. Blomkamp really knows his world building, and everything just fits together perfectly.

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Exclusive: Ron Moore and Maril Davis Talk Season 2 of For All Mankind, Premiering 2/19

For All MankindOn Friday, February 19, the drama For All Mankind will return for season two to Apple TV+. The series is an alternate take on the global space race where the USSR beat the US to the moon. Season two picks up in 1983 at the height of the Cold War, a decade after the events in season one.

The series was created by Ronald D. Moore, Ben Nedivi, and Matt Wolpert. Moore, along with Maril Davis, who both serve as two of the executive producers on the show, recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview during a press junket for the series about the ideas behind the show, blending real life events with fantasy, and more.

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A Fastball for Freedom by Gary Morgenstein - Available 3/25/21

A War-weary 22nd Century World Turns to Baseball, Robots, and Faith in
A FASTBALL FOR FREEDOM by Gary Morgenstein


Gary Morgenstein, a native New Yorker and die-hard Yankee’s fan, combines his love of dystopian, science fiction, and baseball in his latest release, A Fastball for Freedom, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed novel A Mound Over Hell.

Set in 2098, twenty-five years after America has been defeated by Islam, the country is no longer a great democracy or a world power. Society is now run by the Family, and almost everything is illegal, including social media. In a robot- and hologram-run world, the fading game of baseball, once the national pastime, is now synonymous with treason, and represents the world’s last hope for peace.

Baseball historian Puppy Nedick is back, on the run from the government that lists him and his friends as traitors. Challenged by weaponized religion and a new Family figurehead, Puppy will stop at nothing to fight against the new regime as he and his friends struggle to survive in a hate-ravaged planet and avoid a final cataclysmic global conflict.

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