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Showtime Sets New Order, Duran Duran Documentaries

Showtime will profile iconic rock bands New Order and Duran Duran as part of two new documentaries airing Dec. 27.

The special, New Order: Decades will follow the band’s preparations in the re-staging of their collaboration So It Goes with the artist Liam Gillick and the 12-piece synthesizer orchestra that captured the headlines during Manchester International Festival 2017, said the network.

Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know, chronicles the four-decade career of the group, including previously unseen footage and intimate conversations with the group’s original lineup -- singer Simon Le Bon, bassist John Taylor, drummer Roger Taylor and keyboardist Nick Rhodes. 

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