NBC have renewed their highly popular series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for an eighteenth season.
The series has been a solid performer for the peacock network, even after 17 years in primetime it still manages to average over 7 million viewers every episode.
In addition to renewed SVU, the network have renewed producer Dick Wolf’s contract for another 5 years until 2020. Wolf has two successful franchises with the Law & Order series and the Chicago themed dramas aswell, which have all been renewed.
Law & Order: SVU follows an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes in New York City. This season, the cast includes Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, and Raul Esparza.
WGN America have cancelled their period drama Manhattan after two seasons.
The series was plagued by poor ratings.
The first season averaged 420,000 over it’s 13 episodes, however the ratings dropped to around 240,000 per episode in season two.
WGN America president Matt Cherniss released a statement:
After careful consideration, we have reached the very difficult decision not to move forward with a third season of ‘Manhattan.’ We are proud of this critically acclaimed series, an extraordinary original drama, and are deeply disappointed that such a wonderful show could not find a larger audience. We thank the immensely talented Sam Shaw and Thomas Schlamme, along with the exceptional cast and crew and our great partners at Lionsgate and Skydance, for crafting a masterful series. We are equally grateful to the dedicated fans for their support over the last two seasons.”
The series dramatized the Manhattan Project’s development of nuclear weapons in 1940s New Mexico. The series starred John Benjamin Hickley, Olivia Williams, William Petersen, and Daniel Stern.
NBC have renewed their medical drama Chicago Med for season number two.
The ratings have been solid from the new drama, with the series averaging 8.4 million viewers over the course of the first eight episodes.
There are a total of 18 episodes in the first season.
Other Chicago based shows such as Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. have also been renewed by NBC
Chicago Med is set at the city’s new state-of-the-art trauma center. It revolves around the doctors, nurses, and staff members who treat the most severe trauma cases. The ensemble cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo, Carl Lumbly, Julie Berman, Brennan Brown, and Marlyne Barrett.
Sleepy Hollow has been awaken with the news that the Gilmore Girls will be returning to our television screens next year on Netflix.
It had been speculated that a return was likely, however their was nothing concrete about the rumours until Netflix confirmed that their will be 4 90-minute episodes produced with original creators Amy Sherman Pallidano and her husband Daniel Pallidano.
Most of the original cast are returning as in Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena. However their is no word on whether loveable character Suki portrayed by Melissa McCarthy will return.
Gilmore Girls originally ran for seven seasons after it was cancelled in 2007.
Their is no release date set year, but expect it is set to hit our screen in 2017.
Their will be no third season for MTV’s teen drama Finding Carter after it has been cancelled.
The news wouldn’t come as a shock to many people as the ratings have dropped in the second season.
The first season averaged 1.14 million viewers over 12 episodes.
The second season dropped to only 560,000 viewers over 24 episodes.
The ratings dropped by 50% during the second season and it would have been hard to imagine a renewal with those numbers.
The season two finale aired on December 15th, 2015
On Finding Carter, a teenager (Kathryn Prescott) discovers that her beloved single mom actually abducted her as an infant and she’s reunited with her birth family. The cast also includes Cynthia Watros, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Alexis Denisof, Zac Pullam, and Alex Saxon.
Netflix have renewed their highly popular series House Of Cards for a fifth season.
The news comes before the fourth season premiere in March.
However, the shows creator Beau Willimon is leaving the show after the upcoming fourth season. So now the series will have to find a new showrunner to replace Willimon.
The fifth season will premiere in 2017 on Netflix.
Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House Majority Whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power, aided by his wife, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). The series deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation and power. The series stars Kate Mara, Michael Kelly and Mahershala Ali.
Showtime have renewed their new series Billions for a second season.
The series premiered on the 17th of January but the cable network like what they have already seen.
The first two episodes have averaged nearly 2 million viewers.
The first season will run for 12 episodes.
The season finale shall air on April 10th.
On the Billions TV show, sharp U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) leads the charge against corruption in American finance. Meanwhile, a self-made billionaire named Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) controls one of the most lucrative hedge funds in the world. With stakes in the billions of dollars, the two are on a collision course and use their intelligence, power, and influence to outsmart the other. The rest of the cast includes Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad.
FOX have renewed their series Scream Queens for a second season.
Heroes: Reborn has been cancelled after one season.
Showtime have their series Shameless for a seventh season.
SundanceTV have cancelled their show Rectify after 4 seasons.
The animated series Vixen has been renewed for season number two.
NatGeo have renewed their series StarTalk for season number three.