'Big Brother' Renewed For Season 22 (1 day ago)
CBS announced today that Big Brother will be returning next summer for its 22nd season. The good news comes with three weeks remaining in the reality show's current run.
The veteran series continues to be one of the summer's top rated shows. Airing three nights a week, each of its episodes consistently rank in the top 5 programs among adults 18-34.
In each season of Big Brother, a group of people move into a house together under the watchful eye of dozens of cameras that record their every move 24 hours a day. Each week one houseguest is voted out of the house until just one remains, receiving a $500,000 grand prize.
Look for Season 22 of Big Brother in the summer of 2020, with Julie Chen Moonves once again returning as host.
HBO Renews 'The Righteous Gemstones' (1 day ago)
HBO announced today that The Righteous Gemstones has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes four episodes into the comedy's run, which has so-far been receiving generally-positive feedback.
The series follows a world-famous family of televangelists who have a long history of greed, deviance, and charitable work. Danny McBride stars as Jesse, a maverick in the ministry landscape who has taken what his father started and expanded it for a more contemporary audience.
Look for Season 2 of The Righteous Gemstones in 2020.
NBC Renews 'Songland' (1 day ago)
NBC announced today that Songland has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes as the songwriting series winds down its freshman run, which has performed well for the network over the summer months.
The show premiered in May with a new twist on the music genre. Instead of focusing on finding a star singer, it's the songs themselves and the songwriters behind them that take the spotlight. So far, six songs featured in the show have reached the top of the iTunes music chart.
Songland gives undiscovered songwriters the opportunity to craft the next big hit for some of music's top superstars. These selected up-and-comers collaborate with and are mentored by some of the industry's most-successful producers as they work towards their dream of becoming the next songwriting sensation.
Look for Season 2 of Songland in 2020.
'South Park' Renewed Through Season 26 (1 day ago)
Comedy Central announced today that South Park has been picked up for Seasons 24, 25, and 26. The renewal is similar to the one it received in 2015, which was also a three-season order for a total of 30 episodes. The news comes two weeks ahead of the animated comedy's 23rd season premiere.
South Park is the longest-running primetime cable scripted series on television, and has also been the top-rated primetime cable comedy for the last six years. Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have written and directed every episode since its inception in 1997, and will continue to do so moving forward.
Season 23 of South Park will premiere on Wednesday, September 25.
'Queen Sugar' Renewed For Season 5 (1 day ago)
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that Queen Sugar has been picked up for a fifth season. The good news comes with the day after the drama's Season 4 finale, which capped another solid run that drew continued praise and solid ratings.
Co-created and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, Queen Sugar follows estranged sisters who reunite in Louisiana after inheriting their father's sugarcane farm. Showrunner Anthony Sparks will back in Season 5, making him the drama's first multi-season showrunner.
Look for Season 5 of Queen Sugar to premiere in mid-2020
Good news! Martin Clunes' grumpy GP Dr. Martin Ellingham will officially return to ITV for series 9 on Wednesday, September 25, it has been announced. The bad news is that this will be the last installment for the beloved doctor. (1 day ago)
Season 2 Date Friday November 1 2019 (8 days ago)
From last updater (thanks): Season 3 already greenlit.
Season 7 Premiere Date Tuesday November 5 2019 9/8c (8 days ago)
"Dark Shadows: Reincarnation" in Development at the CW (8 days ago)
The new hour long show will be a continuation of the original, and will be run by former "Ghost Whisperer" scribe Mark B. Perry, who wants to bring "Dark Shadows" to a new audience.
"My plan is to take as few liberties as possible with the "Dark Shadows" canon," he says, and that sounds good to me.
You can read more here and here.
'Grace And Frankie' Renewed For Final Season 7 (2 weeks ago)
Netflix announced today that Grace and Frankie has been picked up for a seventh and final season. The news comes four months ahead of the veteran comedy's Season 6 release, which is slated for sometime in January.
The streaming service has ordered an expanded 16 episodes for the critically-acclaimed series' final run - up from its typical 13. All told, its 94 total episodes will see the show go out as the longest-running Netflix original series.
"It's thrilling and somehow fitting, that our show about the challenges, as well as the beauty and dignity of aging, will be the oldest show on Netflix," said co-creators Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris.
Grace and Frankie stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda star as divorcees brought together after their husbands fall in love with each other. The roles are the pair's first together since 1980's comedy 9 to 5.
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