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New to stream: Transparent and Designated Survivor return

Jeffrey Tambor and co in Transparent, season four of which airs on Amazon Prime from today

TRANSPARENT – Season 4 (10 episodes, starts streaming from September 22 exclusively on Amazon Prime, Comedy/Drama/Romance)

MAURA Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) and her dysfunctional clan dig into the family's history and exhume long forgotten skeletons in the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning comedy drama created by Jill Soloway.

Also this series, Maura travels to Israel where she is due to make a keynote speech at a conference and gets far more than she bargained for, her three children Sarah (Amy Landecker), Joshua (Jay Duplass) and Alexandra (Gaby Hoffmann) face challenges of their own in separate quests for love and acceptance, strong political convictions threaten to divide the siblings, and Davina (Alexandra Billings) comes to terms with past failings.

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – Season 2 (22 episodes, starts streaming from September 28 exclusively on Netflix, Thriller/Action)

POLITICS is a grubby business and President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) is stuck in the mire in the second salvo of the serpentine political thriller created by David Guggenheim.

A year has passed since terrorists bombed the Capitol and killed US leaders, resulting in the swift and unexpected promotion of Kirkman to the White House. This series, he faces more political and personal challenges, including a tense hostage situation aboard an airplane, flanked by his trusty chief of staff Emily Rhodes (Italia Ricci) and Secret Service Agent Mike Ritter (LaMonica Garrett).

Meanwhile, Kirkman's wife Alex (Natascha McElhone) and their two children continue to readjust to life in the spotlight.

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