|The bastard executioner canceled by FX, No Season 2|
|2015-11-18 by thepoperope||The Bastard Executioner||discuss|
Sutter and FX Networks CEO John Landgraf had a candid conversation recently that sealed the decision about the show.
"The numbers just didn't sustain the cost of the show, quite frankly," Sutter said. "It's all math at the end of the day. We couldn't establish that core audience that allows you to figure out your advertising paradigm and whether or not the show is affordable."
Sutter is putting his money where is mouth is via an ad running in the Nov. 24 edition of Variety, among other outlets, thanking the "Bastard" cast and crew for their hard work. He also gives a shoutout to Imagine Television, which produced the series with 20th Century Fox TV's Fox 21 banner, numerous Fox execs and Landgraf, among others.
"I have been awed by the talent and commitment of this 'TBX' cast and crew," Sutter states in the ad. "The audience has spoken and unfortunately the word is, 'meh.' So with due respect, we bring our mythology to an epic and fiery close."
Sutter said the experience of detaching from Hollywood to produce a period drama in a remote part of England was exhilarating, enlightening and by the end, a little emotional.
"I love this cast and crew so much," Sutter said. "They're primarily British actors. They have a different mentality about the work. They're not plugged into the numbers or worried about 'Do I have a job?' They're so used to be journeymen. They were there to do the work. By the finale the whole cast and crew had bonded and everyone was so excited about this show and the mythology. And by that time I already knew it wasn't coming back. It was heartbreaking for me."
|Truth be told canceled by NBC, No season 2|
|2015-11-16 by thepoperope||Truth Be Told||discuss|
|NBC has canceled Truth be told, No season 2|
|Wicked City canceled by ABC, No season 2|
|2015-11-16 by thepoperope||Wicked City||discuss|
|Deadline reports |
ABC's Wicked City has become the first new series this fall to be yanked off the schedule. After a low-rated premiere followed by two consecutive ratings drops, most recently a -43% Week 3 dive to a 0.4 Live+same day rating among adults 18-49, the period thriller is being cancelled. Production on the show will stop after completing Episode 8, which is currently filming. Starting next Tuesday, Nov. 17, Shark Tankreruns will air in Wicked City's 10 PM slot.
|Chicago PD renewed for season 4|
|2015-11-11 by thepoperope||Chicago PD||discuss|
|NBC has renewed Chicago PD for season 4|
|Chicago fire renewed for season 5|
|2015-11-11 by thepoperope||Chicago Fire||discuss|
|NBC has renewed Chicago Fire for season 5|
|American horror story renewed for season 6|
|2015-11-11 by thepoperope||American Horror Story||discuss|
|AMERICAN HORROR STORY RETURNING FOR SEASON 6 ON FX|
Emmy® and Golden Globe® Winning Franchise Co-Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk Reigns as the Most-Watched Series in FX Networks History
Dazzling Fifth Installment AHS: Hotel Currently Airing on FX
LOS ANGELES, November 10, 2015 FX has ordered the sixth installment of the groundbreaking and award-winning anthology limited series American Horror Story, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. The as-of-yet untitled sixth installment will air on FX in 2016 with the next chapter of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning franchise co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
"With the sixth installment coming next year, American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television's landmark series," Landgraf said. "From Murder House to Hotel, AHS has pioneered a new television form as well becoming FX's highest rated show - while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity. This is even more remarkable because Ryan and co-creator Brad Falchuk tear up the playbook every year, challenging the entire creative team to come up with something even more spectacular, frightful and entertaining. You could not ask more of an artist, their team or a series and with every new installment they deliver."
|Blindspot renewed for season 2 by NBC|
|2015-11-11 by thepoperope||Blindspot||discuss|
|NBC has ordered a second season of its hit freshman drama "Blindspot," the #1 new series of the fall in the 18-49 demo. With Sullivan Stapleton as an FBI agent who's not to be messed with and breakout star Jaimie Alexander now firmly established as a TV leading lady, "Blindspot" has proven to be both a ratings and critical smash. Since its Sept. 21 launch, the series has dominated the 10 p.m. Monday timeslot.|
"We are over the moon with the success of 'Blindspot,' and want to thank our producers and amazing cast for creating one of the most riveting shows on television. Jaimie and Sullivan have done an amazing job of ratcheting up the tension each week in trying to unravel the mystery of Jane's tattoos," said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "We literally can't wait to see what the second season will bring."
"Blindspot" is averaging a 3.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 12.7 million viewers overall so far this season, according to "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research through the season's opening six weeks, making it the #1 new series of the new fall season in 18-49. "Blindspot" is undefeated in the time period so far this season versus its broadcast competition in adults 18-49 and is outrating its ABC and CBS competition combined in that key demo.
"Blindspot" is also one of the most time-shifted shows on television, growing by +71% so far this season in adult 18-49 rating going from its next-day "live plus same day" rating to "live plus seven day Nielsens (from a 2.65 to a 4.54) and by more than 5.7 million viewers overall (9.3 million to 15.1 million).
|Flesh and bone canceled by starz, No season 2|
|2015-11-08 by thepoperope||Flesh and Bone||discuss|
|Starz has canceled Flesh and Bone before the first episode aired.|
co-star Sascha Radetsky confirmed to TVLine, while she would be interested in returning for Season 2, it's not "even a remote possibility":
"I don't think it's even a remote possibility that it's going to happen. I think everyone's really thrilled with it as a standalone season and have moved on, so
|Z Nation renewed by syfy for season 3|
|2015-11-08 by thepoperope||Z Nation||discuss|
|NEW YORK November 6, 2015 Syfy and The Asylum today announced that scripted drama series Z Nation will be back to Z-Whack its way through a third season of zombie road trippin' action. A 15-hour third season is slated to premiere on Syfy in 2016.|
Z Nation takes place three years after a zombie virus gutted the country. A team of everyday heroes is tasked with transporting the only known survivor of the plague across the country to the last functioning viral lab in post-apocalyptic America, in hopes of using his blood to create a cure for the virus.
Currently in the midst of Season 2, Z Nation is averaging 1.5 million total viewers per episode (Live +7). To date, it ranks as the network's most social original series in total social engagements.
Z Nation stars Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), DJ Qualls (Supernatural, The Man in the High Castle), Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), Nat Zang and Matt Cedeño (Devious Maids). This season, Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy) appears as a recurring guest star.
Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone) serves as executive producer and showrunner. The series is produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television.
Z Nation is currently airing Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy. Upcoming guest stars include Missi Pyle, Doug Jones, Anthony Michael Hall and Gina Gershon.
|The walking dead renewed for season 7|
|2015-10-31 by thepoperope||The Walking Dead||discuss|
|AMC RENEWS "THE WALKING DEAD" AND "TALKING DEAD"|
NEW YORK, NY October 30, 2015 AMC announced today that it has renewed "The Walking Dead," the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the last three years, for a seventh season. In addition, AMC has renewed "Talking Dead," the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick that ranks in the top 10 across all television among adults 18-49, with new episodes to follow "The Walking Dead."
The October 25th episode of "The Walking Dead" delivered 18.2 million viewers, 12 million adults 18-49 and 11.5 million adults 25-54 in live+3 ratings, which include three days of time-shifted viewing each growing compared to last season's corresponding episode #503. Last Sunday's "Talking Dead" was its highest-rated episode ever that was not a premiere or a finale, delivering 7.3 million viewers, 4.6 million adults 18-49 and 4.7 million adults 25-54 in live+3.
"Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, 'without a doubt' filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of 'The Walking Dead' and 'Talking Dead,'" said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray."