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Baskets renewed for season 2 by FX
2016-04-07 by thepoperopeBasketsdiscuss
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"BASKETS RIDES FOR SEASON 2!

FX Renews Baskets for a Second Season to Debut in Early 2017

Comedy Starring Zach Galifianakis Off to a Strong Start With The Most-Watched Basic Cable Primetime Comedy Series Premiere Since 2014

LOS ANGELES, February 23, 2016 – FX has renewed the new comedy Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis for a second season, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. Baskets, co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, delivered the most-watched basic cable primetime comedy series premiere since 2014. The second season of Baskets will debut in early 2017.

"Baskets is bold, brilliant and incredibly funny and we could not be happier with the reception it's received in its breakout first season," Schrier said. "Baskets brings together three of the most innovative comedic minds working today – Zach, Louis and Jonathan – and we thank them, the rest of the creative team and the entire cast for everything they've done for the series."

In Baskets, Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) wants to follow his dream of being a French clown - however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There, he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother's (Louie Anderson) approval and affection. The series also stars Martha Kelly as Chip's insurance claims adjuster.

Baskets was co-created by Executive Producers Jonathan Krisel (Emmy® Award-nominated writer and director, Portlandia, Saturday Night Live, Man Seeking Woman), Louis C.K. (Emmy Award-winner, Louie) and Zach Galifianakis (Emmy Award-winner, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis). M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz and Andrea Pett-Joseph are also Executive Producers. The series is produced by FX Productions.

Baskets topped every basic cable primetime comedy series premiere in 2015 and 2016-to-date among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers. On a Live+7 basis, through its first three episodes, Baskets remains cable's most-watched new scripted comedy series of 2016 in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers, averaging 944,000 Adults 18-49 and 1.5 million Total Viewers.

Baskets returns with an all-new episode this Thursday, February 25 at 10 PM e/p on FX: "DJ Twins" – All the free bottled water in the world can't soften the sting of rejection during an evening with the family. Written by Jonathan Krisel; Directed by Jonathan Krisel."


Grimm renewed for season 6 by NBC
2016-04-07 by thepoperopeGrimmdiscuss
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" 'GRIMM' RENEWED FOR SIXTH SEASON AS FRIDAY NIGHT SERIES READIES TO TELL NEW TALES

Popular Portland-Based Drama Continues to Introduce Compelling New Characters
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - April, 2016 - The war on Wesen rages on! NBC's Friday night drama series "Grimm" has been renewed for a sixth season.


The announcement was made by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.

"We absolutely love what our producers and cast have accomplished over the past five seasons," Salke said. "They have created a whole new world of creatures and have a truly devoted fan base. We can't wait to see what comes next."

As the nefarious forces of Black Claw take hold of Portland, Nick (David Giuntoli) must take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him, especially his child with Adalind (Claire Coffee). It will take the full force of Nick and his allies to find a way to bring the Wesen uprising to a halt.

Now that Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz) is poised to make his move to power, his allegiance to Nick will be tested and he will consider drastic measures to ensure his place of authority.


Slasher, whats it about
2016-04-03 by thepoperopeSlasherdiscuss
Slasher is Chiller's first original series. It's a is a mystery/horror/thriller. Think Friday the 13th meets And Then There Were None.The plot: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as "The Executioner" murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only for Sarah to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying murders centered around the seven deadly sins.

Slasher, premiering March 4, airs Fridays at 9pm ET on Chiller.



Wynonna Earp sneak peek
2016-04-03 by thepoperopeWynonna Earpdiscuss
Based on the IDW Comic, Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she's the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.

After years away, Wynonna Earp has traveled back to her home town of Purgatory to reluctantly take on the role destined for Wyatt Earp's heir: Demon protector. Her enemy: Revenants, the resurrected (and twisted) souls of the criminals Wyatt Earp once took down. Using only her wits and her wit, Wynonna, along with sister Waverely, associate Agent Dolls and Wyatt's cursed-with-immortality-best-friend Doc Holliday, must try to stop the Revenants from taking over the town - and escaping into the world.

Wynonna Earp stars Melanie Scrofano (Supernatural, Being Erica, and Robocop), Tim Rozonm, Shamier Anderson, and Dominique Provost-Chalkey.



About Rush Hour
2016-03-27 by thepoperopeRush Hourdiscuss
RUSH HOUR, a reimagining of the hit feature film franchise, is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick LAPD detective and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to partner together. Detective Lee is a reserved, honorable master martial artist with lightning-fast moves who comes to L.A. to avenge his sister's alleged death and learn more about her connection to a Chinese organized crime ring. Detective Carter, on the other hand, is a wisecracking cop who plays by his own rules. As exasperated as Carter's boss, Captain Cole, gets with him, she knows he's a brilliant detective who gets results. Attempting to help the two get along is Sergeant "Didi" Diaz, Carter's friend and former partner who doesn't hesitate to call him out on his antics. Secretly aiding them as an informant is Carter's cousin, Gerald, a low-level offender who runs with a tough crowd. Even as cultures clash and tempers flare, Carter and Lee can't deny they make a formidable team, and grudgingly admit that sometimes an unlikely pairing makes for a great partnership.

Rush Hour premieres Thursday March 31, 2016


Person of Interest canceled by CBS (official), no season 6
2016-03-17 by thepoperopePerson of Interestdiscuss
IGN Reports

With the premiere date finally announced for Person of Interest: Season 5, IGN can confirm that this will indeed be the final season for the ever-cool and compelling series.

Person of Interest's season premiere airs Tuesday, May 3rd at 10:00pm ET/PT. After the premiere, POI will air new episodes twice a week – on both Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:00pm, beginning with a new episode on Monday, May 9th. Season 5 is comprised of thirteen episodes in total.

Said Person of Interest executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman, in a statement to IGN about the show's conclusion:

"We're extremely excited to be able share this final season with the fans. We're eternally grateful to our amazing cast and crew, as well as our partners at the studio and network. Most of all, we want to thank the show's fans - the best fans in the world. This subversive little paranoia-inducing cyberpunk-thriller is for you and would not have been possible without your support. As life has come to imitate Person of Interest, it's been our great privilege to work on show for the past five seasons. We can't wait for you to experience this thrilling and final chapter."


Of Kings and Prophets trailer
2016-03-17 by thepoperopeOf Kings and Prophetsdiscuss
An epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of the battle-weary King Saul, the resentful prophet Samuel and the resourceful young shepherd David -- all on a collision course with destiny that will change the world.

One thousand years before Christ, the first king of the Israelites, Saul, struggles to unify the 12 Israelite tribes and defend his fledgling nation against savage enemy attacks. The prophet Samuel relays a message from God to King Saul that he must destroy one of Israel's ancient enemies. But when Saul defies that message, Samuel prophesies that the Lord will tear the kingdom of Israel from him and choose another in his place. In time, Saul comes to realize that his greatest threat will not come from his enemies, but from the shepherd, David.



Preacher trailer
2016-03-16 by thepoperopePreacherdiscuss
Preacher is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse embarks on a journey to, literally, find God, joined by his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).

Preacher premieres May 22, 2016 on AMC



Daredevil season 2 trailer
2016-03-16 by thepoperopeDaredevildiscuss
Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell's Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.

Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt's neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell's Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

Daredevil bench-watching starts on Friday March 18, 2016



Heartbeat trailer
2016-03-10 by thepoperopeHeartbeatdiscuss
ABOUT HEARTBEAT:
Based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this unique character-driven medical drama follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), an outspoken, world-renowned heart transplant surgeon, one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that's a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights.

Heartbeat premieres on Tuesday, March 22 on NCB.



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