|Life in Pieces renewed for season 2 by CBS|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||Life in Pieces||discuss|
|Press release below|
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 thepoperope||Peaky Blinders||discuss|
|Press release below|
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 thepoperope||House of Lies||discuss|
|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 thepoperope||Damien||discuss|
|Damien has been canceled creator Glen Mazzara tweeted|
|The Americans renewed for final 2 seasons 5 and 6|
|2016-05-29 by thepoperope||The Americans||discuss|
|Press release below|
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 thepoperope||Limitless||discuss|
|Limitless is canceled and has not been able to find another network creator Craig Sweeny tweeted|
|Lethal Weapon Trailer|
|2016-05-17 by thepoperope||Lethal Weapon||discuss|
|Combining action and drama with friendship and humor, LETHAL WEAPON reboots the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective MARTIN RIGGS (Clayne Crawford, "Rectify") moves to California to "start over" at the LAPD. He's paired up with ROGER MURTAUGH (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., "My Wife and Kids," "In Living Color"), who's just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs' penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh's prudent, by-the-book technique. It's clear from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal. But during their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh on a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and into a seaport shootout with drug dealers and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day he's got a family and a newborn baby of his own. By the time their investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for a partner and friend like Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn't get them killed first
|New companion Doctor Who revealed|
|2016-04-24 by thepoperope||Doctor Who||discuss|
|The new Doctor Who companion is finally revealed - Introducing Pearl Mackie as Bill. |
|Game of Thrones season 6 2nd trailer|
|2016-04-11 by thepoperope||Game Of Thrones||discuss|
|The Musketeers canceled, no season 4|
|2016-04-11 by thepoperope||The Musketeers||discuss|
|Season 3 will be the final season for The Musketeers. Digitalspy confirms.|
"BBC One's The Musketeers will draw to a close with a third and final series,Digital Spy can exclusively reveal.
A third series was first announced way back in February 2015 but it has now been confirmed that the next 10 episodes will bring the swashbuckling show to an end.
"Season 3 of The Musketeers completes this 30-hour series with ambition and energy," said executive producer Jessica Pope. "It is packed with action and adventure, fun and drama from the very first opening seconds of episode one to the very end.
"It is a season that will delight its fans and pay off everything they have come to love about the show. Bigger in scale and more serialized than before, it has been real privilege and a joy to produce such a fabulous piece of entertainment for the BBC."