|Tyrant canceled by FX, No season 4|
|2016-09-18 by thepoperope||Tyrant||discuss|
FX has cancelled Tyrant after three seasons. The network has decided not to continue the political thriller into Season 4, with tonight's Season 3 finale now serving as the series finale.
Announcing the cancellation, FX Networks/FX Productions CEO John Landgraf, said:
"It's very difficult to find common ground with other people whose stories we do not know or understand. The creators of Tyrant have done their utmost over three seasons to tell American audiences a tiny fraction of the many gripping, human stories coursing through the Middle East today. We want to thank Howard Gordon, Chris Keyser and their talented team of collaborators, including all the writers, directors, cast and crew, as well as our studio partners at Fox 21 Television Studios, for taking on Tyrant's tremendously ambitious story with such profound dedication and respect."
Could Tyrant Season 4 find life elsewhere? In a statement, Fox 21 Television Studios President Bert Salke paid lip-service to the prospect of the show moving to another platform:
"We feel the show is a gem and we'd love to find a way to keep it in production. That said, we want to be realistic about its prospects. So for its loyal audience, tonight's episode will be a satisfying end should the series not find another home, but also provides interesting possibilities should we be able to continue on some other platform."
Can Tyrant really overthrow the cancellation reaper to return for Season 4 at another outlet, or are the fans just being let down gently? Stay tuned
|Mistresses cancelled by ABC, No season 5|
|2016-09-18 by thepoperope||Mistresses||discuss|
ABC has cancelled Mistresses after four seasons,
The axe falls on Mistresses in the wake of optimistic EP Rina Mimoun pitching Season 5, which ultimately wasn't enough to secure what would have been the soapy drama's wrap-up season.
Mimoun said earlier this week:
"[With Season 4], they didn't tell us to make a series finale. [We're in the process of trying to pitch the network on the idea of] a final fling [of 13 episodes to air in 2017]. We really feel like there's one more year of story to tell, but we're also looking for a graceful way to wrap up the series. There'd be some new hot messes in the mix, and we'd be moving back toward the kind of racy romp that Mistresses was when it began."
Instead, Mistresses enters the cancellation graveyard on an unresolved cliffhanger.
|Narcos renewed for season 3 and 4 by Netflix|
|2016-09-07 by thepoperope||Narcos||discuss|
|Killjoys renewed for season 3 by Syfy|
|2016-09-02 by thepoperope||Killjoys||discuss|
|Press release below|
"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 thepoperope||Dark Matter||discuss|
|Press release below|
"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 thepoperope||Devious Maids||discuss|
"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 thepoperope||Westworld||discuss|
|Grimm canceled by NBC, No season 7|
|2016-08-31 by thepoperope||Grimm||discuss|
|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
press release below
"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 thepoperope||Black Sails||discuss|
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 thepoperope||The Last Ship||discuss|
|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.