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In today’s special Wednesday edition of BTS, we’re talking about all sorts of subjects in the works, from sponsored content worming its way onto your TV screen to Brotrons, i.e., grown men who can’t stop watching Voltron. And that’s just for starters.
We can’t help but talk about the most ridiculous item of the week today, the new Star Wars cologne and perfumes. Coming in Jedi, Empire, and Amidala scents, the new fragrances are heavy on the patchouli and packed in a lightsaber-style spray bottle. They’re only available in Germany at present, but we can still smell them from here.
Finding Dory opens this week, the long-awaited sequel to Disney/Pixar’s smash-hit Finding Nemo. The star-studded follow-up is expected to crush it at the box office this weekend. It’s predicted to bring in between $100 million and $115 million dollars, nipping at the tail of the latest Captain America megahit — also from Disney, if you’re keeping score.
Also announced this week, another beloved franchise is coming back: Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is returning to HBO for a ninth season after a five-year hiatus. David hasn’t given away many details, but it’s expected that the regular players will be returning for the awkward mayhem that follows David’s alter ego.
Netflix scheduled some returning series, including Marco Polo‘s second season (even though we’re not sure who was watching the first), as well as a second season of the bio series on Pablo Escobar, Narcos 2, which is expected to pick up right where the previous season left off. We’ll be talking about all (or at least some) of those stories, adding our Highlight of the Week and Between the Cracks picks, and much more, so follow us live at 2 p.m. PT or take us with you wherever you roam on Stitcher, iTunes, or via RSS.