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Killjoys renewed for season 3 by Syfy
2016-09-02 by thepoperopeKilljoysdiscuss
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"SYFY RENEWS 'KILLJOYS' FOR THIRD SEASONS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – September 1, 2016 – Syfy today announced a season three renewal for the space action drama KILLJOYS.

From Temple Street Productions ("Orphan Black," "Being Erica"), Universal Cable Productions and creator Michelle Lovretta ("Lost Girl"), KILLJOYS follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war. Starring Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, and Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane as brothers John and D'avin, this season the KILLJOYS struggled to find the balance between politics, family and the good of the Quad. The series is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy. Creator and showrunner Lovretta serves as executive producer, along with Temple Street Productions' David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide."


Dark Matter renewed for season 3 by Syfy
2016-09-02 by thepoperopeDark Matterdiscuss
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"SYFY RENEWS 'DARK MATTER' FOR THIRD SEASONS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – September 1, 2016 – Syfy today announced a season three renewal for the space action drama DARK MATTER.

From Prodigy Pictures and Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (both of "Stargate"), DARK MATTER centers on a crew who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage fueled by vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. This season, the crew found themselves embroiled in an intergalactic conspiracy, seeking a mysterious device that may hold the key to victory in a looming all-out corporate war. Created by Mallozzi and Mullie, developed and produced by Prodigy Pictures, DARK MATTER is based on Mallozzi and Mullie's graphic novel of the same name, published by Dark Horse Comics. The series features Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Jodelle Ferland with Roger Cross and Zoie Palmer. Executive Producers are Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie."


Devious Maids canceled by Lifetime, No season 5
2016-09-02 by thepoperopeDevious Maidsdiscuss
deadline reported

"Lifetime has opted not to renew Devious Maids for a fifth season. The decision comes a couple of weeks after the series ended its Season 4 run on the network.

Devious Maids, developed by Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry based on a telenovela format, migrated to Lifetime after being developed and piloted at ABC. It got off to a strong start, with its freshman season peaking at 3 million Live+same day viewers for the season finale. The ratings have slipped in each consecutive season, with the most recent fourth season averaging 0.923 million viewers (L+SD), but the show has been consistent, with virtually no drop-off throughout Season 4. Its average still was twice the viewership of Lifetime's other original scripted series, the critically praised UnReal."


Westworld trailer - Mature Version
2016-08-31 by thepoperopeWestworlddiscuss


Grimm canceled by NBC, No season 7
2016-08-31 by thepoperopeGrimmdiscuss
While confirming the schedule of Grimm, NBC announced that the coming 6th season will be the final season. NBC also shortened the 6th season to 13 episodes.

Grimm season 6 is set to start Friday January 6th 2017

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"GRIMM": The final season begins Friday, Jan. 6, 8-9 p.m.

Closing out an incredibly successful series run and giving viewers a chance to say goodbye over the last 13 episodes, the sixth and final season of NBC's drama "Grimm" will begin its last chapter with the battle fans have long been waiting for - Nick versus Capt. Renard.

The series, which reached the 100-episode milestone last season, has long been a fan and critical favorite, with the Los Angeles Times calling it "terrific and trendsetting… 'Grimm' has become a beacon of solid narrative and a weekly reminder of why monsters matter." The New York Times said "Grimm" is "engaging, clever, tense, funny and well-paced, featuring a remarkably appealing cast."

As for events leading into the final season, the nefarious forces of Black Claw have been silenced and Nick (David Giuntoli) faces an all too familiar foe in Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz). Now in the seat of power as the mayor elect of Portland, Renard is poised to bring rise to his own brand of law and order. Nick 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 peace.

Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) grapple with bringing a child into a new and tumultuous world, and Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) faces unsettling identity issues as her former self lurks below the surface.

"Grimm" also stars Russell Hornsby and Reggie Lee.

The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner ("Hollywood Game Night," "Hot in Cleveland") serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf. "Grimm" is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production.


Black Sails canceled by Starz, no season 5
2016-08-28 by thepoperopeBlack Sailsdiscuss
THR reported

Starz's 'Black Sails' to End With Season 4

The series was renewed last year for season four, with the 10-episode drama returning in 2017.

The end of the road for Black Sails is in sight.

Starz on Wednesday announced that the previously announced fourth season of the pirate drama Treasure Island prequel series will be its last. The series will return with a 10-episode fourth and final season in 2017.

"It's a rare privilege in television to be given the kind of creative freedom we've enjoyed on this show over the last four years," co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg said in a statement. "While it was a difficult decision for us to make this season our last, we simply couldn't imagine anything beyond it that would make for a better ending to the story nor a more natural handoff to Treasure Island."

The first three seasons have averaged 3.6 million viewers when factoring in DVR and multiplatform viewers. Black Sails is distributed in nearly 200 countries and territories around the world and scored Emmys for visual effects and sound editing. The series, which stars Toby Stephens, is executive produced by Michael Bay, Steinberg (Jericho) and Robert Levine (Touch).

"Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, along with their crew and the phenomenal cast, have delivered a spectacular take on the most legendary pirate story in literature, and this final season will bring us to the shores of Treasure Island as was always intended," said Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik. "Black Sails has been a tremendous success; from the loyal fan following and strong viewership numbers to awards recognition and the skill of our world-class production in Cape Town, we could not be more proud of this very special series."


The Last Ship renewed for season 4 by TNT
2016-08-28 by thepoperopeThe Last Shipdiscuss
TNT's The Last Ship Gets S4 Renewal

TNT has ordered 13 episodes for a fourth season of The Last Ship to air next summer. Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan star in the series' third season, along with Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, Bren Foster and Kevin Michael Martin.

Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Ship chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, CO Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

In its third season, The Last Ship is reaching an average of 7.6 million viewers per episode across all platforms. New episodes premiere Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Fans can catch up on episodes from the first half of season three through TNT On Demand and the TNT website and mobile app. Past seasons are currently available on Blu-Ray and DVD, as well as on Hulu.

The third season of The Last Ship is a production of Turner's Studio T in association with Platinum Dunes, whose partners – blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form – serve as executive producers. Co-creators and showrunners Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane also serve as executive producers, along with directors Paul Holahan and Michael Katleman.


Suits renewed for season 7 by USA
2016-08-28 by thepoperopeSuitsdiscuss
USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES 'SUITS' SEASON 7

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – August 3, 2016 – USA Network today announced a 7th season pick up for the critically acclaimed drama, SUITS. The Universal Cable Production series is averaging more than 3MM total viewers P2+, 1.2MM P25-54 and 1.1MM P18-49 on a L3 basis in its sixth season, currently airing Wednesdays at 9/8c.

ABOUT 'SUITS':

Season 6 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c; Season 7 in 2017

From the beginning, SUITS has centered on the fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm, Pearson Specter Litt - but last season, their world was shaken to its core when Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) signed a two-year plea deal admitting his fraud to spare his colleagues Harvey (Gabriel Macht), Jessica (Gina Torres) and Louis (Rick Hoffman). In Season 6, Mike deals with the harsh realities of prison life, while his relationship with his fiancé Rachel (Meghan Markle) and the future of the firm is unknown. With Pearson Specter Litt's troubles at a peak, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) must help bring them all together to not only save the firm, but also the friendships they have all dedicated their entire career and lives to.


Zoo renewed for season 3 by CBS
2016-08-28 by thepoperopeZoodiscuss
CBS announced today the third season renewal of the hit series ZOO for broadcast during summer 2017. Currently in its second season, ZOO is this summer's second most-watched original scripted broadcast.

The two-hour second season finale of ZOO airs Tuesday, Sept. 6 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

ZOO joins the next edition of the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER on CBS's 2017 summer line-up. As previously announced, BIG BROTHER was picked up for two more editions, for summer 2017 and 2018.

Based on the #1 bestseller by James Patterson, ZOO is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. ZOO is produced by CBS Television Studios. The series is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Michael Katleman, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen are executive producers.

The first season of ZOO is now available on Netflix in the U.S. Season two will be available Sept. 14, 2016.


Ray Donovan renewed for season 5 by Showtime
2016-08-28 by thepoperopeRay Donovandiscuss
SHOWTIME(R) ORDERS "RAY DONOVAN" SEASON 5

The Hit Drama Series, Led by Two-Time Emmy(R) And Three-Time Golden Globe(R) Nominee Liev Schreiber, Will Begin Production Next Year

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 11, 2016 – On the heels of RAY DONOVAN scoring five Emmy nominations for its third season, SHOWTIME has ordered a fifth season of its hit drama series. Production on season five's 12, one-hour episodes will begin next year. One of the top-rated drama series on premium television this summer, RAY DONOVAN returned for its fourth season up double digits year over year and continues to air on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. at the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.

The 2016 Emmy nominations mark the most nominations for RAY DONOVAN to date - Liev Schreiber picked up his second consecutive nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor, Jon Voight earned his second for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Hank Azaria was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Series executive producer and showrunner David Hollander was recognized with his first ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the season three finale. And, Robert Edmondson, R. Russell Smith and Harrison 'Duke' Marsh were honored with nominations for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour).

This season, Ray's second chance at redemption is tested when he meets professional boxer Hector Campos (Ismael Cruz Cordova) and his volatile sister Marisol (Lisa Bonet), who harbor a dangerous secret. Wealthy art dealer Sonia Kovitzky (Embeth Davidtz) draws Ray further into her Russian mob operation. Meanwhile, Mickey (Jon Voight, in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role) whose scam in Primm, Nevada went sideways, decides to turn himself in for the Minassian shootout in order to protect Ray. Bunchy (Dash Mihok) comes to terms with his new wife Teresa's (Alyssa Diaz) postpartum depression after having their baby girl and relies on Abby's help. When Hector and Damon (Dominique Columbus) become fixtures at the Fite Club, Terry (Eddie Marsan) sees renewed interest in the gym, while Daryll (Pooch Hall) becomes a more integral part of the family when Ray enlists him to handle a job. Abby (Paula Malcomson) receives shocking medical news that leaves her questioning her role as a wife and mother. A newly independent Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) provides comfort and support during this tumultuous time as Conor (Devon Bagby) begins to assert his autonomy with disastrous results. This season's eclectic line-up of guest stars features Emmy nominee Lisa Bonet, Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach, Oscar(R) nominee Diane Ladd, Golden Globe winner Dabney Coleman, Embeth Davidtz, Ted Levine, Gabriel Mann, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Chris Coppola and Billy Lush. A SHOWTIME production, RAY DONOVAN is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro and was created by Ann Biderman.


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