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Colony renewed for season 2
2016-02-08 by thepoperopeColonydiscuss
USA Network renewed Colony for season 2

Press release below


From Executive Producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules"), Drama Stars Josh Holloway ("Lost") and Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead")

Co-Produced by Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – February 4, 2016 – USA Network announces a second season renewal for the Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules") drama COLONY. From Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, COLONY centers on one family's struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. Starring Josh Holloway ("Lost") Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead"), episode four of the 10-part season one airs tonight at 10/9c.

"Carlton and Ryan have successfully delivered a story that tests the strengths and weaknesses of a society in duress, and the bonds of a family divided," said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network.

"COLONY's performance across all platforms has been impressive, and we can't wait to see where the story takes us."

Over its first three episodes, COLONY has seen an average combined L3 audience of 3.4MM P2+ (two same-night telecasts of each original episode). Additionally, more than half a million people sampled the series' pilot during a targeted, two-week pre-linear release on select digital platforms including, Hulu, the USA Network App and VOD.
Set in the very near future, COLONY's world is a dangerous one of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their son during the invasion, former FBI agent Will Bowman (Holloway) and his wife Katie (Callies) are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Thus, when the powerful Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson, "House") offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives. They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible, risking their lives and their relationship to protect their family.

The drama is a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions. COLONY airs Thursdays at 10/9c on USA Network.

Orange is the new Black renewed for season 5,6 and 7
2016-02-08 by thepoperopeOrange Is The New Blackdiscuss
Netflix renewed Orange Is The New Black for season 5, 6 and 7

Press release below

"Netflix Renews Orange is the New Black for Three Additional Seasons

Jenji Kohan Commits to Continuing as Showrunner for Next Three Seasons of Lionsgate-Produced Series

- Season Four Premieres on Friday, June 17 on Netflix

(Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, Calif.) – February 5, 2016 – Netflix and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today announced that the original series Orange is the New Black, the comedic drama set in a women's prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan, has been renewed for three additional seasons on Netflix. Season four of the series will premiere Friday, June 17 and additional seasons five, six and seven will premiere in future years. Seasons one through three are streaming on Netflix. Concurrently, it was announced that Kohan has committed to continue as Orange is the New Black's executive producer and showrunner for seasons five, six and seven.

"Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of Orange is the New Black, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.

"Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, 'May you lead an interesting life,' is a curse, but I don't live in those cultures," said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan. "Here's to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you're welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers… with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!"

"We're proud to continue our long-standing relationships with Netflix and the incredibly talented Jenji Kohan and delighted that one of the most acclaimed shows on television will continue on Netflix for three more seasons," said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. "Jenji's brilliant creative vision and a truly amazing cast have catapulted Orange is the New Black to the forefront of the platinum age of television, and we're pleased that Orange fans around the world will be rewarded with another three seasons."

The acclaimed hour-long series stars a diverse and award-winning ensemble of women including Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Dascha Polanco, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Samira Wiley, Taryn Manning, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Adrienne C. Moore and Elizabeth Rodriguez, along with Michael Harney and Nick Sandow. The series is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 75 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Lionsgate Television

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual."

The Magicians Renewed For Season 2
2016-02-08 by thepoperopeThe Magiciansdiscuss
Syfy Renewed The Magicians for season 2

Press release below


- Series from Universal Cable Productions Currently Airing Mondays at 9PM ET/PT -

NEW YORK – February 8, 2016 – Syfy today announced it has renewed hit drama series THE MAGICIANS for a second season of 13 episodes, expected to air in 2017. THE MAGICIANS is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by John McNamara (Aquarius), Sera Gamble (Supernatural), Henry Alonso Myers (Covert Affairs) and Groundswell Productions' Michael London and Janice Williams (Milk).

Based on the bestselling novels from Lev Grossman, THE MAGICIANS is currently airing its first season on Syfy on Mondays at 9PM ET/PT. The series' fourth episode premieres tonight.

"Thanks to an extraordinarily gifted creative team of executive producers and our partners at Universal Cable Productions, THE MAGICIANS has become a buzzed-about hit, enchanting fans of the novels as well as attracting new and younger audiences to Syfy," said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller.

During its first three episodes, THE MAGICIANS averaged 1.7 million viewers, 853K Adults 18-49 and 910K Adults 25-54 (based on L3 data). The series is also strong among younger viewers, with Adults 18-34 growing consecutively over each episode, averaging 180% above Syfy's prime time delivery in that demo.

Digitally, the series' first episode was sampled more than 6.7 million times during its pre-linear launch (January 8 to January 25) across and select partner sites, as well as On Demand cable, satellite and telco TV platforms. Additionally, an on-air sneak peek of the pilot, airing December 16 at 10PM ET/PT, drew 1.3 million total viewers (based on L+7 data).

Starring Jason Ralph (Quentin Coldwater), Stella Maeve (Julia), Olivia Taylor Dudley (Alice) Hale Appleman (Eliot), Arjun Gupta (Penny) and Summer Bishil (Margo), THE MAGICIANS centers on Quentin, a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real when they unwittingly invite a malevolent entity from the other side into their world. Also reprising their roles for season two will be series regulars Rick Worthy (Dean Fogg) and Jade Tailor (Kady).

THE MAGICIANS is part of a powerhouse Syfy 2016 lineup that includes THE EXPANSE, which was recently renewed for a 13-episode second season, and the upcoming April 11 scripted series HUNTERS from "The Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. This year will also see premieres of season two of the critically acclaimed 12 MONKEYS (April 18), as well as INCORPORATED, a futuristic thriller from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd's Pearl Street Films (coming in Fall 2016). Additional high profile scripted projects in development include Aldous Huxley's classic novel BRAVE NEW WORLD with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television; and David Goyer's Superman prequel, KRYPTON."

Shades of Blue Renewed For Season 2
2016-02-08 by thepoperopeShades of Bluediscuss
NBC has renewed Shades of Blue for Season 2

Press release below


Prestigious Thursday Drama That Spotlights a Corrupt and Complicated NYPD Precinct Delivers Robust Ratings and Earns a Season 2 Renewal

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2016 – One of NBC's strongest dramas to debut in recent years – both critically and in delivering a solid overall ratings return – "Shades of Blue" has been renewed for a second season.

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

"We want to thank Jennifer, who is the hardest working woman we know, for her incredible efforts as both the star and producer of this show, as well as well as our other amazing producers and cast for all their tireless work in creating one of the most compelling dramas on television today," said Salke. "We're so excited to find out where this story will lead and have them raise the stakes even higher in what we know will be a fantastic second season."

In L+3 results from Nielsen Media Research through its first three telecasts, "Shades of Blue" has averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.2 million viewers overall. "Shades of Blue" has delivered NBC's first Thursday 10-11 p.m. ET time period wins with in-season regular programming over original competition on ABC and CBS since March 2010 in 18-49 and since March 2008 in total viewers.

"Shades of Blue" is also one of the most time-shifted shows on television, with its most recent L+7 Nielsen results lifting the show by +95% in 18-49 versus its live plus same day rating (from a 1.32 to a 2.57) and by +4.7 million viewers overall (6.6 million to 11.3 million). The +95% gain was the #1 biggest percentage increase for the week of Jan. 11-17 on the Big 4 networks and was the #1 biggest L+7 percentage lift so far this season for Week 2 of a new series on those nets.

The series and its cast have been critically applauded by several prominent publications, including The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and TV Guide.

"Shades of Blue" stars Jennifer Lopez as Harlee Santos, a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives, led by enigmatic Lt. Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta, "Goodfellas," "Field of Dreams") who often leads the team to step outside the limitations of the law in order to effectively protect their precinct and their own.

As a big illegal job looms on the horizon, the FBI catches Harlee in the act and pits her against her own unit. As a newly turned informant, Harlee struggles to safeguard her on-the-job family and avoid arrest in order to stay with her daughter. Harlee engages in a perilous dance with her FBI handler, Special Agent Stahl (Warren Kole), who develops an unhealthy obsession with her. Meanwhile, Wozniak, acting as the unit's patriarch, begins an all-consuming hunt for the informant. Pressure mounts as the crew struggles to perform their brand of street justice under FBI watch.

The cast includes Drea de Matteo ("Sopranos," "Sons of Anarchy"), Dayo Okeniyi ("Terminator: Genisys," "Hunger Games"), Vincent Laresca ("The Aviator," "Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift"), Hampton Fluker ("Aquarius," "The Blind Side") and Sarah Jeffery ("Rogue," "Wayward Pines"). Santino Fontana ("Frozen," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") is a recurring guest star.

Showrunner Jack Orman ("Men of a Certain Age," "ER," "Pan Am"), Jennifer Lopez ("The Boy Next Door," "The Fosters"), Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas ("Extant," "The Fosters"), Benny Medina ("The Boy Next Door," "The Fosters"), Ryan Seacrest ("Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Shahs of Sunset") and Nina Wass ("Mixology," "Golden Girls") all serve as executive producers with creator Adi Hasak ("Generation Kill," "3 Days to Kill"). Barry Levinson ("Rain Man," "And Justice for All") directed the first two episodes.

"Shades of Blue" is a production of Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, EGTV, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Jack Orman Productions."

The Good Wife Cancelled By CBS, No Season 8
2016-02-08 by thepoperopeThe Good Wifediscuss
CBS Announced during the Super Bowl the following


Series Finale of Broadcast Television's Most Acclaimed Drama to Air Sunday, May 8

Click Here to Watch the Special On-Air Promo Broadcast During "Super Bowl 50"

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Feb. 7, 2016 – CBS today announced the series finale of THE GOOD WIFE in dramatic fashion with a special promotional spot broadcast during Super Bowl 50 touting the show's final nine episodes. The series finale of broadcast television's most acclaimed drama will air Sunday, May 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

"It's never easy to say goodbye to one of the crown jewels of your network and studio, much less to a show that is among the best on television," said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment and David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. "But it also feels very right to end with the seven-year story its creators envisioned, and to celebrate the show's final run while at the top of its creative game. It has been CBS's sincere privilege to broadcast and produce THE GOOD WIFE for seven extraordinary seasons. We thank and applaud the outstanding cast, led by the impeccable Julianna Margulies, and the consummate writing and producing team, headed by the brilliant Robert and Michelle King, who brought to life a smart, sophisticated series that has delivered audiences so many memorable characters and unforgettable moments. It is a series that will only grow in prestige as its episodes are watched again or discovered by new viewers for many years to come."

"THE GOOD WIFE has been the creative experience of a lifetime," said executive producers and co-creators Robert and Michelle King. "Collaborating with the finest actors, writers, producers, staff and crew on 'The Education of Alicia Florrick' has been a dream. We can't imagine working with a more talented, professional, generous lead than Julianna Margulies or more supportive partners than Leslie Moonves, David Stapf, Glenn Geller and Nina Tassler at CBS and CBS Television Studios. We're looking forward to using this seventh season to bring Alicia's story to its natural conclusion. We couldn't be more excited and grateful."

"Being a part of THE GOOD WIFE has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career," said series star Julianna Margulies. "As an actress and a producer, it has been an absolute honor to be a part of a series that, throughout seven years, never settled on being just good… but always strived to be extraordinary. I have witnessed magic happen when Robert and Michelle King put pen to paper, and it has been a privilege to be in the company of their brilliance. To the most amazing and talented cast and crew, there will always be a special place in my heart for our 'Good Wife' family. As we close the book on our beloved show, I am humbled and grateful to know that together, we created and were a part of something truly remarkable."

Since THE GOOD WIFE debuted Sunday, Sept. 22, 2009, it has been one of the most acclaimed shows on television. It has been named AFI's Television Show of the year twice, won a Peabody Award, a Television Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, a Writers Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama, garnered two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, and three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama. Series star Julianna Margulies has won a Golden Globe Award, two Emmy Awards, a Critic's Choice Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her portrayal of Alicia Florrick. Across all categories, the series has won five Emmy Awards and received 39 Emmy Award nominations.

In addition to Margulies, THE GOOD WIFE stars Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Alan Cumming, Chris Noth, Cush Jumbo, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zach Grenier. Former cast members include Josh Charles, whose character Will Gardner was killed in a pivotal episode on March 23, 2014, and Archie Panjabi.

Makenzie Vega, Graham Phillips, Mary Beth Peil, Stockard Channing, Michael J. Fox, Mamie Gummer, Gary Cole, Christopher McDonald, David Hyde Pierce, Oliver Platt and Jeffrey Tambor are just a few of the notable recurring cast members. Carrie Preston and Martha Plimpton received Emmy Awards and Margo Martindale received a Critics Choice Award for their guest roles in the series.

Currently, THE GOOD WIFE is averaging nearly 11 million viewers, and has exceeded the 10 million-viewer mark in each of its seven seasons.

THE GOOD WIFE is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. Ridley Scott, Robert King, Michelle King, Brooke Kennedy, David W. Zucker, Craig Turk and Leonard Dick are executive producers."

Manhatten canceled by WGN, No season 3
2016-02-04 by thepoperopeManhattandiscuss
thr reported

In a statement, WGN America president and GM Matt Cherniss called the move a "very difficult decision," saying: "We are proud of this critically acclaimed series, an extraordinary original drama, and are deeply disappointed that such a wonderful show could not find a larger audience. We thank the immensely talented Sam Shaw and Thomas Schlamme, along with the exceptional cast and crew and our great partners at Lionsgate and Skydance, for crafting a masterful series. We are equally grateful to the dedicated fans for their support over the last two seasons."

Added producer and Lionsgate TV chairman Kevin Beggs: "Sam Shaw and Tommy Schlamme gave us a tremendously powerful television series chronicling the lives of those immersed in the race to build an atomic bomb in the dog days of World War II. Their masterful depictions of small victories, devastating betrayals and the high price of freedom will never be forgotten - just as the monstrous power wrought by splitting the atom indelibly scarred our world forever. We are thankful to our partners at Skydance, WGN America, Tribune Entertainment and Hulu for making the series possible and to our many fans in the U.S. and across the globe for watching along with us."

Stan Lee's Lucky Man trailer & Introduction
2016-01-31 by thepoperopeStan Lees Lucky Mandiscuss
"That's the thing about luck. It balances out in the end."

Be careful what you wish for.

Stan Lee's #LuckyMan starring James Nesbitt is coming soon.

James Nesbitt stars as down on his luck cop DI Harry Clayton whose chance encounter with a mysterious woman and an ancient bracelet changes everything.

Fuller House Promo and Featurette
2016-01-31 by thepoperopeFuller Housediscuss
The house is full again. Fuller house is coming to Netflix February 26.

Finding Carter canceled by MTV
2016-01-30 by thepoperopeFinding Carterdiscuss
Zac Pullam (Grant Wilson) tweeted

"Sad to say it but if you don't already know, Finding Carter won't be returning for a season 3"

Billions renewed for season 2
2016-01-29 by thepoperopeBillionsdiscuss
Billions renewed for season 2 by Showtime, Snippets from the press release below


NEW YORK, NY – January 26, 2016 – On the heels of delivering the biggest premiere week ever for the network, SHOWTIME has picked up its new critically-acclaimed drama BILLIONS for a second season. BILLIONS had the best series debut performance ever for a SHOWTIME original series with 6.5 million viewers, besting the series premiere of RAY DONOVAN by 7 percent (with 6.1 million viewers in June 2013). Starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, BILLIONS airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.

BILLIONS is a bold, contemporary drama series that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Lewis). Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey. Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. BILLIONS is created, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean's Thirteen, Rounders). The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail)."

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