|Halt and Catch Fire renewed for a second season by AMC|
|2014-08-21 by thepoperope||Halt and Catch Fire||discuss|
|Until recently, prospects weren't good for AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. The drama, about a group of misfits attempting to clone IBM computer technology in the 1980s, saw a dip in ratings, and renewal wasn't certain. But it appears AMC is willing to gamble on the series: the show has been renewed for a second season.|
"We have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of new shows, betting on talent and building audience over time. We see that opportunity here and look forward to a second season," AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement.
Halt and Catch Fire averaged 1.2 million viewers over the course of its first season, which you might compare to the 1.8 million average of last year's Low Winter Sun, an AMC series that was ignominiously canceled after one season. Critics, however, have been more charitable to HACF, and, anecdotally at least, it's picked up a more dedicated fan base. There may still be time for it to blossom in popularity. source
|The Missing first look|
|2014-08-18 by thepoperope||The Missing||discuss|
|"The Missing" follows Tony, played by James Nesbitt (The Hobbit trilogy, Jekyll), as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son, Oliver, during a family vacation in France. He becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him. Tony's exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily, played by Frances O' Connor ("Mr. Selfridge," A.I.: Artificial Intelligence) and threatens to destroy his life. Tcheky Karyo (Goldeneye, The Patriot) plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive. Told using a fascinating narrative puzzle, "The Missing" explores the impact of a child's abduction, the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go. This gripping thriller is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London.|
|White Collar is a Wrap.|
|2014-08-17 by thepoperope||White Collar||discuss|
|It looks like it's a wrap for the canceled show White Collar. Jeff King ( Writer / Director / Producer of White Collar and Continuum) posted this picture on twitter.|
The final 6th season has 6 episodes and USAnetwork set the return / air date to November 6th 2014
|Community Saved by Yahoo and gets a 6th season|
|2014-08-15 by thepoperope||Community||discuss|
|We can't promise a Community movie, but thanks to one Human Being-loving company (ahem, that's Yahoo), Community will be getting revived for a sixth season, set to premiere this fall on Yahoo Screen. Creator Dan Harmon and cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong have all signed on for Season 6.|
"I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo," Harmon said in a statement. "I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, BangBus!"
"'The reports of our cancellation have been greatly exaggerated,'" McHale said, attributing the quote to Mark Twain, joking that the other version of this quote has been wrong for years. "#SixSeasonsAndaMovie is real. Thank you Sony. Thank you Yahoo. Thank you Dan Harmon. And thank you to the greatest f%$#ing fans in the history of the human race. It's the internet. We can swear now." source
|The Leftovers renewed for a second season|
|2014-08-15 by thepoperope||The Leftovers||discuss|
|HBO has renewed the drama series THE LEFTOVERS for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Created by Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for "Lost") and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award® nominee for "Little Children"), the series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television. Lindelof serves as showrunner.|
"We are thrilled to bring back THE LEFTOVERS for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta," says Lombardo. "It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain."
Currently debuting hour-long episodes on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), and based on Perrotta's bestselling novel of the same name, THE LEFTOVERS is an original look at The Rapture
or was it The Rapture at all? Set in a small New York suburb, the intimate family drama focuses on the residents of the fictional town of Mapleton, whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed "The Sudden Departure." Three years after the fateful day when 140 million people disappeared without a trace, the series looks at the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, examining how their untold grief and the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult-like fanaticism.
|Outlander renewed for a second season|
|2014-08-15 by thepoperope||Outlander||discuss|
|Starz Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, announced today that Starz has once again partnered with Sony Pictures Television to greenlight a second season of "Outlander," the critically-acclaimed original series adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international bestselling books. Season two will be at least 13-episodes and based upon the second of eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Dragonfly in Amber.|
The first 16-episode season of "Outlander," filmed on location in Scotland, debuted on August 9th, 2014 at 9pm PT/ET, with the first episode setting multiplatform viewing records, surpassing 5 million views in the first week alone, drawing equal male and female viewership.
"The overwhelming support 'Outlander' has received from the fans, viewers and critics made the decision for us to go ahead with the second book (of 8) a very easy one. Diana Gabaldon has given us years of great drama. With an incredible artist such as Ronald D. Moore at the helm and a cast as spectacular as this, we look forward to continue this spell-binding journey with Claire, Jamie, Frank, Brianna, Roger and everybody over the centuries," said Albrecht.
|Suits renewed for season 5|
|2014-08-15 by thepoperope||Suits||discuss|
|USA Network announced today a 16-episode fifth season renewal of the hit original drama Suits. Currently airing its fourth season, Suits continues to be a top 10 summer scripted series in P18-49 (1.6 million), P25-54 (1.7 million), and total viewers, averaging nearly 4 million. The midseason finale is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 at 9/8c.|
"Suits continues to fire on all cylinders, delivering provocative storytelling and complex characters that viewers can't get enough of," said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. "With some of the best writing on television, and a brilliant ensemble cast, we anticipate a spectacular fifth season for a series that has become a marquee property for USA."
|Better Call Saul teaser|
|2014-08-13 by thepoperope||Better Call Saul||discuss|
|AMC posted the first teaser of "Better Call Saul" |
The breaking bad prequal starts February on AMC and has already been renewed for a second season.
|Outlander a first look|
|2014-08-09 by thepoperope||Outlander||discuss|
|The Strain renewed for season 2|
|2014-08-09 by thepoperope||The Strain||discuss|
|Globalnews revealed that the Toronto-shot vampiric virus drama "the strain" is renewed for a second season by FX.|
The series will be back in production in Toronto in mid-November.
The sci-fi series about a team of scientists trying to stop an ancient threat to humanity debuted in mid-July and has seen its audience grow slightly from week to week. source