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Fear the Walking Dead renewed for season 3 by AMC
2016-05-29 by thepoperopeFear the Walking Deaddiscuss
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SURF'S UP! DAYS AFTER ITS SEASON TWO PREMIERE, AMC RENEWS "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD" FOR A THIRD SEASON

SEASON TWO PREMIERE DELIVERED 8.8 MILLION VIEWERS INCLUDING 5.7 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 AND 5.3 MILLION ADULTS 18-49, IN LIVE+3 RATINGS

"FEAR" NOW RANKS AS THE #2 SHOW ON CABLE THIS TV SEASON, BEHIND ONLY "THE WALKING DEAD," AND THE #7 SHOW ON ALL OF TELEVISION (BROADCAST AND CABLE) IN ADULTS 18-49
"TALKING DEAD: FEAR" ALSO RENEWED – LIVE AFTERSHOW WILL FOLLOW EVERY NEW EPISODE OF "FEAR" IN SEASON THREE


NEW YORK, NY, April 15, 2016 – Days after a season two premiere that solidified "Fear the Walking Dead" as the #2 show on cable (behind only "The Walking Dead") and the #7 show in all of television – cable and broadcast – among adults 18-49 this television season, AMC announced that it has renewed the series set at the onset of the zombie apocalypse for a third season of 16 episodes, airing in 2017. The network also announced that it had renewed the live aftershow "Talking Dead: Fear," hosted by Chris Hardwick, for another season, following all new episodes of "Fear."

In Nielsen live+3 ratings, Sunday's "Fear the Walking Dead" season two premiere delivered 8.8 million viewers, including 5.7 million adults 25-54 and 5.3 million adults 18-49. The live "Talking Dead: Fear" aftershow delivered 2.8 million viewers including 1.8 million adults 25-54 and 1.6 million 18-49.

"What Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman have invented in 'Fear The Walking Dead' is to be applauded. Watching Los Angeles crumble through the eyes of our characters and seeing each make decisions and try to figure out the rules of their new world – it's fresh, eerie and compelling and we're all in for the ride," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "As Victor Strand observed, 'The only way to survive a mad world is to embrace the madness.' We thank the millions of fans for embracing this mad world and look forward to sailing far into the future."


Criminal Minds renewed for season 12 by CBS
2016-05-29 by thepoperopeCriminal Mindsdiscuss
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CBS RENEWS "CRIMINAL MINDS" FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON
CBS announced today that veteran drama CRIMINAL MINDS has been given a full season renewal for 2016-17.


In its 11th season, CRIMINAL MINDS is a top 10 drama in viewers (12.04m), adults 18-49 (2.8/9) and adults 25-54 (3.8/10) and ranks as CBS's second highest rated drama in these demographics.

CRIMINAL MINDS stars Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness. Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Breen Frazier are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. (CBS)


Supergirl renewed for season 2 and moves to the CW
2016-05-29 by thepoperopeSupergirldiscuss
Supergirl moves to theCW show creator Ali Adler tweeted

Get ready for more DC Comics character crossovers


Sleepy Hollow renewed for season 4 by FOX
2016-05-29 by thepoperopeSleepy Hollowdiscuss
Sleepy Hollow has been renewed for season 4 by FOX but without Nicole Beharie (Abbie Mills).


Life in Pieces renewed for season 2 by CBS
2016-05-29 by thepoperopeLife in Piecesdiscuss
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CBS RENEWS THIS SEASON'S #1 FRESHMAN COMEDY "LIFE IN PIECES" FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON

CBS announced today that it has renewed freshman comedy LIFE IN PIECES for the 2016-2017 season. LIFE IN PIECES is this season's #1 new comedy in viewers (10.53m), adults 18-49 (2.7) and adults 25-54 (3.7).

LIFE IN PIECES is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment. The series stars Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg. The executive producers are Justin Adler, Aaron Kaplan, Jason Winer, Jeff Morton and Brad Copeland.


Peaky Blinders renewed for season 4 and 5 by BBC
2016-05-29 by thepoperopePeaky Blindersdiscuss
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Peaky Blinders (Series 4 and 5)

6 x 6' (both seasons)

BBC Two has ordered two more series (series four and five) of the epic 1920s Birmingham-based gangster show Peaky Blinders, created and written by Steven Knight. The series is produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama, and stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson.

Caryn Mandabach, Executive Producer, Caren Mandabach Productions says: "It's a fantastic vote of confidence in the show and Steven Knight's writing that the BBC has ordered two more series following the first episode overnight figures. We're both proud of, and grateful for, the BBC's continued support of the show."

Will Gould, Executive Producer, Tiger Aspect Drama, says: "Peaky has become a global hit. Steve's uncompromising vision resonates with audiences the world over, and what an absolute privilege it is that we get to make more."

Creator Steven Knight, who will continue to write all episodes of the series, says: "I am genuinely thrilled at the response to the third series of the show. The prospect of writing series four and five is truly exciting. This is a real passion project for me, and I look forward to telling more stories of the Shelby family."

Cillian Murphy says:"Tommy Shelby is one of the most intense, challenging characters I've had the opportunity to play. I'm particularly grateful that Steven's original, dynamic writing and the long form series allow me to explore Tommy in depth. I very much look forward to Tommy's evolution over the next two chapters."

Peaky Blinders is a Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama production for BBC Two, executive produced by writer/creator Steven Knight, Caryn Mandabach, Will Gould, Jamie Glazebrook, Frith Tiplady, Cillian Murphy and, for the BBC, Matthew Read.


House of Lies canceled, No season 6
2016-05-29 by thepoperopeHouse of Liesdiscuss
Showtime president and CEO David Nevins said of the cancellation:

"House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve. Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege, police brutality, interracial relationships, and code-switching with honesty and a biting sense of humor. Matthew Carnahan and Don Cheadle have been dream partners and impeccable leaders. The core cast of Don, Kristen, Ben and Josh are one of the best comedy teams on television. They have brought the series to an incredibly satisfying conclusion with this historic final episode shot in Cuba."


Damien Canceled, No season 2
2016-05-29 by thepoperopeDamiendiscuss
Damien has been canceled creator Glen Mazzara tweeted


The Americans renewed for final 2 seasons 5 and 6
2016-05-29 by thepoperopeThe Americansdiscuss
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THE AMERICANS PICKED UP FOR FINAL TWO SEASONS

Acclaimed and Award-Winning Drama to Air 13-Episode Fifth Season in 2017

Followed by 10-Episode Sixth and Final Season in 2018

Three All-New Episodes Remain This Season

Season Four Finale Airs on Wednesday June 8 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX

FX Productions Also Closes New Overall Deals With

Executive Producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields to Develop Their Next Series

LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2016 – The Americans, the most critically acclaimed series on television, will conclude its extraordinary series run on FX with two more seasons, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. A 13-episode fifth season will air in 2017, followed by a 10-episode sixth and final season in 2018. Three episodes remain in the current season, with the season four finale scheduled for Wednesday June 8 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX.

"Through its first four seasons, critics have lauded The Americans as one of the best shows on television and, remarkably, a series that keeps getting better every year," said Schrier. "All credit for that achievement goes to everyone who has worked on the show, and especially Co-Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, Graham Yost, our brilliant stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Allison Wright, Holly Taylor, Annet Mahendru and the ensemble cast for their incomparable performances every season. We have no doubt that this two-season order will allow Joe and Joel to tell this story to its perfect conclusion. On behalf of our producing partners at Fox 21 Television Studios and Amblin TV, we look forward to a brilliant final act of the Jennings family saga."

Season 4 of The Americans currently ranks as the most critically-acclaimed series of 2016 on Metacritic with a score of 95.

Fox 21 Television Studios President Bert Salke added, "I echo the sentiments of our friends at FX in congratulating Joe, Joel and everyone at The Americans on creating one of the most critically acclaimed, thought provoking and spectacularly acted television shows ever to be broadcast. It remains our privilege to partner with FX Productions on this series, and while we are already mourning the eventual end, we are grateful to FX for this generous two-season pickup that enables the show to go out on its own terms and gives the creators time to craft a final stretch as satisfying as the show itself."

FX Productions has also closed new overall deals with The Americans Co-Showrunners and Executive Producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields to develop their next series.

"It's hard to believe we're heading into the final stretch on The Americans, and we're so grateful to know we'll be telling the story to its conclusion," said Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, Executive Producers of the show. "The best part of the last four years has been the intensive and fruitful collaboration with all of the people who make this show – the teams at FX, Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Productions and Amblin, our amazing cast, crew, and production team and our fellow writers. It's a lot of people putting their hearts and souls into The Americans, at this point for a lot of years. We're looking forward to the final two."

The Americans has won numerous awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Drama from the Television Critics Association Awards (2015), Best Drama Series from the Critics' Choice Television Awards (2015), a 2015 Primetime Emmy® Award (Margo Martindale, Guest Actress in a Drama Series) and a Peabody Award (2015). The series also received AFI Awards for TV Program of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The next all-new episode of The Americans will air tonight, Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00pm – 11:02pm ET/PT on FX: Episode 11 – "Dinner for Seven" – Elizabeth completes the last steps of a very personal operation… but at what cost? Written by Joshua Brand; directed by Nicole Kassell.

The Americans was created by Joe Weisberg who, along with Joel Fields, serves as an Executive Producer and Writer. Graham Yost, Chris Long and Stephen Schiff are also Executive Producers, along with Amblin Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, and Joshua Brand is Consulting Producer. The Americans is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. during the Reagan administration. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but as the pressures and demands of the job grow heavier, the personal toll becomes almost too exhausting to bear. Having revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), Philip and Elizabeth must keep her best interests at heart while ensuring that their cover identities, and thus their lives, remain protected. Their previous missions have already placed Philip and Elizabeth in great jeopardy. Martha (Alison Wright), a valued secretary at the FBI whom Philip married while undercover, has been an invaluable source of intel. However, when her cover is nearly blown, Philip must make increasingly difficult decisions to ensure her safety and allegiance. The Jennings' neighbor, FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), could also prove to be a renewed threat. His KGB lover/asset Nina (Annet Mahendru), having failed to turn him against the U.S., was sent back to Moscow to face an unsure fate. With Nina gone, Stan has made an effort to become closer with his family, and has formed a bond with the Jennings' 12-year-old son, Henry (Keidrich Sellati). He has also cultivated his relationship with KGB officer Oleg Burov (Costa Ronin), behind the back of Oleg's boss, Director of the KGB Rezidentura Arkady Ivanovich (Lev Gorn). Stan's newfound dedication to wiping out Directorate S has also led him to become suspicious of Martha's uncharacteristic behavior. As he begins to investigate what's been in front of him all this time, he might finally get closer to uncovering the "Illegals" – Philip and Elizabeth – that have eluded him for so long.


Limitless canceled, no season 2
2016-05-29 by thepoperopeLimitlessdiscuss
Limitless is canceled and has not been able to find another network creator Craig Sweeny tweeted


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