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Manhattan Love Story canceled after 4 episodes
2014-10-26 by thepoperopeManhattan Love Storydiscuss
ABC has officially cancelled Manhattan Love Story, which becomes the first victim of the fall season.

The network has pulled the plug on the low-rated romantic comedy with immediate effect, replacing it with back-to-back originals of its lead-in Selfie in the Tuesday 8PM slot, following next week's Halloween pre-emption.

The most recent episode pulled a 0.7 among adults 18-49 with 2.6 million viewers.

Manhattan Love Story will take little to no solace from the fact that cancellation axe swung curiously late this fall, five weeks in the season, with networks allowing more time to see how their shows fare. Last season, for example, ABC's Lucky 7 was buried after two episodes.

Manhattan Love Story is not expected to find second life in a new home. No word yet on whether the remaining episodes will ever see the light of day.


The Bridge cancelled after two seasons
2014-10-21 by thepoperopeThe Bridgediscuss
FX canceled The Bridge after two seasons.

Z Nation renewed for season 2
2014-10-20 by thepoperopeZ Nationdiscuss
The Syfy press tour confirmed that Z Nation has been renewed for season 2.

Manhattan renewed for a second season by WGN
2014-10-16 by thepoperopeManhattandiscuss
WGN America has ordered a second season of its critically acclaimed original drama "Manhattan," it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. Among television's most widely praised new series of the year, "Manhattan" is scheduled for its season one finale on SUNDAY, October 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT on WGN America. Created and written by Sam Shaw, directed by Emmy Award®-winning director Thomas Schlamme and produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, the second season of "Manhattan" will begin production next Spring for a 2015 debut.

"'Manhattan' represents the kind of high-quality original series we aim to deliver at WGN America, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the show's widespread critical acclaim and its loyal audience," said Cherniss. "Sam, Tommy and the talented cast and creative team have so brilliantly brought to life the world of the Manhattan Project and we can't wait to see what secrets and surprises await us in season two."

American Horror Story renewed for season 5 by FX
2014-10-14 by thepoperopeAmerican Horror Storydiscuss
"LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 13, 2014 – Producer Ryan Murphy's Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning anthology miniseries American Horror Story has paid big dividends as his newest installment, American Horror Story: Freak Show has broken all ratings records for FX with its premiere episode last Wednesday night (10/8/14, 10-11:32PM). In light of that record-setting performance, FX has rewarded American Horror Story with a 13-episode order for the fifth and next installment of the show, which will debut in October 2015, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.

With Live+3 time-shifted viewing, the premiere telecast of American Horror Story: Freak Show has become the most-watched single program in FX's 20-year history and that includes all programs with Live+7 deliveries. AHS: Freak Show's debut delivered 10 million Total Viewers, 6.54 million Adults 18-49, and 4.08 million Adults 18-34, surpassing the network's previous record holder, the recent seventh and final season premiere telecast of the hit drama series Sons Of Anarchy on Sept. 9th (9.25 million Total Viewers and 6.1 million Adults 18-49). American Horror Story: Coven held all previous records in delivery Adults 18-34."

Unforgettable canceled after 3 seasons by CBS
2014-10-13 by thepoperopeUnforgettablediscuss
"This marks the second time the procedural from Sony Pictures Television has gotten the ax. CBS passed on bringing the series back for a sophomore run following its standard in-season run in 2011-12. The network then teamed with SPT to revive the series for a short 13-episode second season and moved the drama to the typically lower-rated summer period where the series was able to score solid returns. After the drama ranked as Sunday's top scripted drama in total viewers last summer, CBS renewed it for a third run for another summer return. Season three ended in September with an average of 6 million total viewers, down about 2.2 million year-over-year."


Black Sails renewed for season 3
2014-10-12 by thepoperopeBlack Sailsdiscuss
With season 2 starting in January, Starz has renewed Black Sails for a 3rd season.

"The incredible world that Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have created continues to unfold in season two. Flint's journey is riveting, and around him, Jon and Robert have woven an intricate web of conflict, betrayal, and redemption for the other characters that we believe will keep fans of the show coming back for more. We think that season three will bring even more of the drama and lore that has made it a hit both in the U.S. and internationally"

Best recap of The Walking Dead
2014-10-10 by thepoperopeThe Walking Deaddiscuss
TheFineBros made this recap on there youtube channel

"The Walking Dead returns for its 5th season this Sunday October 12th on AMC so we recap the whole series thus far so you can be fully caught up! If you haven't watched The Walking Dead yet just watch us spoil all 4 seasons in under 9 minutes so you can finally
understand when all your friends are talking about walkers and crossbows! This is part of our SPOILERS brand of content."

Extant renewed for season 2
2014-10-09 by thepoperopeExtantdiscuss
CBS announced today that the hit series UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT will return for broadcast in summer 2015. Both from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, UNDER THE DOME returns for its third season, and EXTANT for its sophomore season.

"We're committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming with a wide variety of storytelling," said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. "We continue to see summer as a great place for unique concepts, innovative business models and passionate television audiences."

The successful second season of UNDER THE DOME was the summer's top scripted series, with 11 million viewers, 2.7/08 in adults 18-49 and 3.6/10 in adults 25-54. EXTANT, starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, won its 10:00 PM time period with 8.64 million viewers, 1.7/06 in adults 18-49 and 2.3/07 in adults 25-54. In addition to their broadcast on the Network, UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT had additional viewing on Amazon's Prime Instant Video, which provided exclusive online subscription streaming four days after the airing on CBS.

For summer 2015, UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT will join the previously announced freshman drama ZOO, based on James Patterson's bestselling novel, and the next edition of the summer reality hit Big Brother, which has been renewed for 2015 and 2016.

The Walking Dead renewed for season 6
2014-10-08 by thepoperopeThe Walking Deaddiscuss
AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for season 6!

press release below.

New York – October 7, 2014 – Days away from its season five premiere, AMC announced today that it has renewed "The Walking Dead," the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the last two years and most highly-rated show in cable television history, for a sixth season. The season five premiere is this Sunday, Oct. 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the live season premiere of "Talking Dead" at 10 p.m. ET/PT with host Chris Hardwick and this week's guests Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero and Conan O'Brien.

"We could not be more excited for October 12th as we share new episodes of 'The Walking Dead' with fans around the globe," said AMC President Charlie Collier. "In advance of Sunday's season five premiere, AMC proudly confirms a sixth season order of this extraordinary series. Thank you to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the terrific executive producers, and the entire team who brings this compelling world and these rich characters to life. There's plenty more Dead ahead thanks to their impressive, collective effort."

Social media activity and interest around "The Walking Dead" is up significantly from the same period a year ago. For several weeks leading up to the season five premiere, the show has been #1 in digital engagement of all returning fall cable series, as measured by the ListenFirst Digital Audience Rating. The show's social media following and fan engagement are at an all-time high with more than 30 million Facebook fans and 2.7 million Twitter followers, while video views of scenes and trailers for the upcoming season are well outpacing last year's results.

For season six, Scott M. Gimple will return as the series' showrunner and executive producer along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. AMC also recently announced that it has ordered a pilot for a potential companion series to "The Walking Dead," based on a new story and new characters from Robert Kirkman.

Around the world, "The Walking Dead" will again be "First on FOX," with FOX International Channels (FIC) bringing the show to audiences globally within 24 hours after the U.S. launch. Season 5 premieres on October 13 in all of its 125+ markets as part of FIC's continued commitment to broadcast the series day-and-date internationally. Following the U.S. trend, "The Walking Dead" continues to break records overseas and has more than tripled its numbers on FOX since its launch.

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