Archer renewed for three more seasons

Archer moving to FXX.

FX animated comedy Archer was renewed for three seasons, returning for an eight-episode season 8 in early 2017. FX Networks also struck a new production deal with Floyd County Productions.

Penny Dreadful ends after three seasons

Penny Dreadful

Dreadful news for Penny Dreadful fans: Sunday’s third-season finale also marked the series finale. Showtime confirms that the show is over and done after 27 episodes. “John Logan deftly created a truly beautiful, brilliantly-written, epic drama series that has drawn a passionate fan base to our network,” said Showtime president David Nevins. “After three fulfilling […]

J.J. Abrams developing Michael Jackson event series

J. J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions has come onboard to develop the event series adaptation of Tavis Smiley’s book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, for Warner Bros TV. Before You Judge Me is described as a “taut rendering of the final months in the life of one of […]

The CW announces launch dates

The CW announces launch dates (Eddy Chen)

Once again avoiding the September crush, The CW’s fall 2016-2017 slate launches Tuesday, October 4 with the season premiere of The Flash at 8p, followed by the series premiere of hour-long comedy No Tomorrow at 9p. Moving along… Wednesday, October 5: Arrow (season premiere) at 8p, Frequency (series premiere) at 9p Monday, October 10: Supergirl […]

Orphan Black renewed for fifth and final season

Orphan Black renewed for fifth and final season

BBC America renewed Orphan Black for a fifth and final season, with a 10-episode order from Temple Street. “We can’t wait to take our incredibly passionate audience on one final gobsmacking clone adventure,” said net president Sarah Barnett. Fifth season is slated for 2017.

Lisa Katz named EVP, Drama Development at NBC

Lisa Katz named EVP, Drama Development at NBC

Lisa Katz was tapped to serve as Executive Vice President of Drama Development at NBC. Most recently, Katz was Senior Vice President, Drama Development at 20th Century Fox TV. Katz, who starts July 11, replaces Pearlena Igbokwe, who was promoted to President, Universal Television Studios.

The Grammys never get old for CBS

The Grammys never get old for CBS (Cliff Lipson)

CBS struck a deal with the Recording Academy to broadcast the Grammy Awards through 2026. The extended agreement will keep the awards on CBS for 54 consecutive years, a record for the longest continuous partnership between an awards show and a network. The 58th Annual Grammys drew 24.95 million viewers, CBS’s best Monday in viewers […]

Seth Meyers bans Donald Trump from Late Night

Seth Meyers goes live for GOP convention

It looks like Donald Trump won’t be heading to NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers anytime soon. Meyers banned the presumptive Republican presidential nominee after Trump barred the Washington Post from his events. “We here at Late Night believe in freedom of the press and therefore have decided to stand in solidarity with them,” Meyers […]

Larry David is back with Enthusiasm

Larry David is back with Enthusiasm

Everyone’s favorite curmudgeon comes back to HBO when Larry David returns for a ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm after a five-year hiatus. HBO president of programming Casey Bloys announced the news at the Banff World Media Festival. Although no additional cast members have been confirmed, many original cast members, including Jeff Garlin and J.B. […]