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Hulu Renews ‘Casual’ for Third Season

Content streaming service Hulu has renewed its comedy series Casual for a third season, the company announced Wednesday (June 22).

The Lionsgate-produced series, which stars Tommy Dewey, Michaela Watkins and Tara Lynne Barr, will receive a 13-episode third season order. The series' sophomore campagin debuted earlier this month.

Casual is executive produced by Jason Reitman, Zander Lehmann, Helen Estabrook, and Liz Tigelaar.

In a separate deal, Hulu said it has signed Reitman to a first look deal for all television related projects, the first deal if its kind for the streaming service.

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