|Fargo renewed for season 3 by FX|
|2015-11-25 by thepoperope||Fargo||discuss|
|LOS ANGELES, November 23, 2015 FX has ordered a third installment of the Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R), AFI and Peabody award-winning limited series Fargo from Creator Noah Hawley, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.|
The second installment of Fargo currently ranks as the most critically-acclaimed television of 2015 according to Metacritic with a score of 96 out of 100, and it also scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and had the highest average critics' rating of any show on TV this year with 9.1 out of 10.
"Year two of Fargo is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley's masterful storytelling, we can't wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us," Schrier said. "Our thanks to Noah, Warren, Joel & Ethan, John and our partners at MGM Television for making Fargo such a memorable and rewarding journey."
Emmy Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen, and John Cameron will all return for the new installment. FX's Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio.
The first installment of Fargo garnered universal critical acclaim and won three Emmy awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, two Golden Globe awards, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and a Peabody Award.
The second installment of Fargo, currently airing on FX, follows a young State Trooper (Patrick Wilson) and his Sheriff father-in-law (Ted Danson) as they investigate a grisly case involving a local crime family and a major mob syndicate, and a small town beautician (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband (Jesse Plemons) who inadvertently get caught in the middle.
|The bastard executioner canceled by FX, No Season 2|
|2015-11-18 by thepoperope||The Bastard Executioner||discuss|
Sutter and FX Networks CEO John Landgraf had a candid conversation recently that sealed the decision about the show.
"The numbers just didn't sustain the cost of the show, quite frankly," Sutter said. "It's all math at the end of the day. We couldn't establish that core audience that allows you to figure out your advertising paradigm and whether or not the show is affordable."
Sutter is putting his money where is mouth is via an ad running in the Nov. 24 edition of Variety, among other outlets, thanking the "Bastard" cast and crew for their hard work. He also gives a shoutout to Imagine Television, which produced the series with 20th Century Fox TV's Fox 21 banner, numerous Fox execs and Landgraf, among others.
"I have been awed by the talent and commitment of this 'TBX' cast and crew," Sutter states in the ad. "The audience has spoken and unfortunately the word is, 'meh.' So with due respect, we bring our mythology to an epic and fiery close."
Sutter said the experience of detaching from Hollywood to produce a period drama in a remote part of England was exhilarating, enlightening and by the end, a little emotional.
"I love this cast and crew so much," Sutter said. "They're primarily British actors. They have a different mentality about the work. They're not plugged into the numbers or worried about 'Do I have a job?' They're so used to be journeymen. They were there to do the work. By the finale the whole cast and crew had bonded and everyone was so excited about this show and the mythology. And by that time I already knew it wasn't coming back. It was heartbreaking for me."
|Truth be told canceled by NBC, No season 2|
|2015-11-16 by thepoperope||Truth Be Told||discuss|
|NBC has canceled Truth be told, No season 2|
|Wicked City canceled by ABC, No season 2|
|2015-11-16 by thepoperope||Wicked City||discuss|
|Deadline reports |
ABC's Wicked City has become the first new series this fall to be yanked off the schedule. After a low-rated premiere followed by two consecutive ratings drops, most recently a -43% Week 3 dive to a 0.4 Live+same day rating among adults 18-49, the period thriller is being cancelled. Production on the show will stop after completing Episode 8, which is currently filming. Starting next Tuesday, Nov. 17, Shark Tankreruns will air in Wicked City's 10 PM slot.
|Murder in the first renewed for season 3 by TNT|
|2015-11-13 by thepoperope||Murder In The First||discuss|
"TNT has renewed Murder In The First for a third season to air in 2016. The crime drama, created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, averaged an OK 2 million viewers in its second season, which wrapped its run on August 25. Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson star."
|Chicago PD renewed for season 4|
|2015-11-11 by thepoperope||Chicago PD||discuss|
|NBC has renewed Chicago PD for season 4|
|Chicago fire renewed for season 5|
|2015-11-11 by thepoperope||Chicago Fire||discuss|
|NBC has renewed Chicago Fire for season 5|
|American horror story renewed for season 6|
|2015-11-11 by thepoperope||American Horror Story||discuss|
|AMERICAN HORROR STORY RETURNING FOR SEASON 6 ON FX|
Emmy® and Golden Globe® Winning Franchise Co-Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk Reigns as the Most-Watched Series in FX Networks History
Dazzling Fifth Installment AHS: Hotel Currently Airing on FX
LOS ANGELES, November 10, 2015 FX has ordered the sixth installment of the groundbreaking and award-winning anthology limited series American Horror Story, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. The as-of-yet untitled sixth installment will air on FX in 2016 with the next chapter of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning franchise co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
"With the sixth installment coming next year, American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television's landmark series," Landgraf said. "From Murder House to Hotel, AHS has pioneered a new television form as well becoming FX's highest rated show - while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity. This is even more remarkable because Ryan and co-creator Brad Falchuk tear up the playbook every year, challenging the entire creative team to come up with something even more spectacular, frightful and entertaining. You could not ask more of an artist, their team or a series and with every new installment they deliver."
|Blindspot renewed for season 2 by NBC|
|2015-11-11 by thepoperope||Blindspot||discuss|
|NBC has ordered a second season of its hit freshman drama "Blindspot," the #1 new series of the fall in the 18-49 demo. With Sullivan Stapleton as an FBI agent who's not to be messed with and breakout star Jaimie Alexander now firmly established as a TV leading lady, "Blindspot" has proven to be both a ratings and critical smash. Since its Sept. 21 launch, the series has dominated the 10 p.m. Monday timeslot.|
"We are over the moon with the success of 'Blindspot,' and want to thank our producers and amazing cast for creating one of the most riveting shows on television. Jaimie and Sullivan have done an amazing job of ratcheting up the tension each week in trying to unravel the mystery of Jane's tattoos," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "We literally can't wait to see what the second season will bring."
"Blindspot" is averaging a 3.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 12.7 million viewers overall so far this season, according to "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research through the season's opening six weeks, making it the #1 new series of the new fall season in 18-49. "Blindspot" is undefeated in the time period so far this season versus its broadcast competition in adults 18-49 and is outrating its ABC and CBS competition combined in that key demo.
"Blindspot" is also one of the most time-shifted shows on television, growing by +71% so far this season in adult 18-49 rating going from its next-day "live plus same day" rating to "live plus seven day Nielsens (from a 2.65 to a 4.54) and by more than 5.7 million viewers overall (9.3 million to 15.1 million).
|Flesh and bone canceled by starz, No season 2|
|2015-11-08 by thepoperope||Flesh and Bone||discuss|
|Starz has canceled Flesh and Bone before the first episode aired.|
co-star Sascha Radetsky confirmed to TVLine, while she would be interested in returning for Season 2, it's not "even a remote possibility":
"I don't think it's even a remote possibility that it's going to happen. I think everyone's really thrilled with it as a standalone season and have moved on, so