'The Blacklist' Renewed For Season 9 (15 hours ago)
NBC announced today that The Blacklist has been picked up for a ninth season. The good news comes just three episodes into Season 8, which returned last week from its winter break.
Led by James Spader, the series premiered in 2013 as one of the top new shows of the year. While its best days are behind it, the show still draws a respectable audience in its Friday night time slot. It is currently the network's third longest-running scripted series.
The Blacklist stars Spader as an ex-government agent-turned-FBI's most wanted fugitive, who mysteriously surrenders himself to the agency with an offer to help them bring down some of the country's top criminals. The only condition is that he gets to work alongside an FBI profiler named Elizabeth Keen, which leads to a twisting series of events that slowly reveal his true motives.
Look for Season 9 of The Blacklist to premiere this fall as part of the 2021-2022 season.
Apple TV+ Renews 'Tehran' (15 hours ago)
It is being reported that Apple TV+ has renewed Tehran for a second season. The good news arrives four months after the spy thriller aired its freshman run, which garnered a generally positive reception from critics. Produced in Israel, the show is the first non-English original on the streaming service.
Tehran follows Mossad computer hacker Tamar Rabinyan, who embarks on her first mission in Iran's capital, which is also her birthplace. Her task is to disable an Iranian nuclear reactor, but when the mission fails, Tamar goes rogue in Tehran as she reconnects with her Iranian roots and becomes romantically entwined with a pro-democracy activist.
Look for Season 2 of Tehran later this year.
NBC Renews 'Weakest Link' (15 hours ago)
NBC announced today that Weakest Link has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes as the game show winds down its freshman run, which will conclude next week.
A revival of the 2001 original, which also aired on NBC as an adaptation of the British series of the same name, the new iteration of Weakest Link premiered in the Fall and fared well for the network on Monday nights. The show averaged a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and was the second most-watched new alternative series of the season.
Episodes are hosted by Jane Lynch and feature eight strangers working together answering trivia questions in an attempt to bank the highest amount of prize money. After each round they collectively vote to eliminate the one they deem to be the weakest link until only two remain. They then go head-to-head in one final round and the winner takes home the prize money.
Fox Revives 'America's Most Wanted' (4 days ago)
It is being reported that America's Most Wanted is coming back to television after an eight-year absence. After rumors of the show's return circulated in 2020, it looks like Fox is now eying a March comeback for the veteran reality series.
One of the shows that is credited for bringing reality television to the mainstream, America's Most Wanted premiered in 1988 with the goal of profiling criminals who are currently on the FBI's Most Wanted list and bringing them to justice. Fox aired the series until its cancellation in 2011. Lifetime stepped in with an attempt to continue the show shortly after, but it only lasted about a year until being cancelled once again.
The new iteration of America's Most Wanted will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Vargas and will utilize advances in technology as well as social media to further assist their efforts.
'Year Of The Rabbit' Cancelled At IFC (4 days ago)
Roughly 11 months after Year of the Rabbit was picked up for a second season, it appears the decision has been reversed. The UK's Channel 4, which co-produces the series, has opted not to go forward with Season 2.
For its part, IFC - which airs the comedy in the US - is still on-board for a potential second season should they be able to find another partner. So there may still be hope for the show to continue, though no potential suitors have been mentioned at this point.
Year of the Rabbit follows tough veteran Detective Inspector Eli Rabbit, who teams up with two inexperienced partners to investigate murder trials in Victorian London. But their job gets more intriguing when they discover an ancient secret society that has resurfaced and is causing mayhem around the city.
'Eli Roth's History Of Horror' Renewed For Season 3 (4 days ago)
AMC announced today that Eli Roth's History of Horror has been picked up for a third season. The good news comes two months after the show concluded its sophomore run on the cable network.
In the series, award-winning director, writer, and producer Eli Roth brings together horror stars and icons who have helped define the genre. Together they explore its biggest themes, inspirations, and struggles throughout its history, as well as its evolution and impact on society. Guests have included Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Greg Nicotero, and Rob Zombie.
AMC has ordered another six episodes for Season 3 of History of Horror, matching the length of Season 2. Look for a premiere later this year.
'Snowpiercer' Renewed For Season 3 (4 days ago)
It is being reported that Snowpiercer has been picked up for a third season. The good news comes a week ahead the dystopian drama's sophomore premiere on January 25.
Season 1 of the series debuted last May with a second season renewal already in hand. It became the most-watched cable program of that month, making it TNT's best premiere in nearly two years.
Adapted from the film and graphic novel series of the same name, Snowpiercer takes place seven years after the world became a frozen wasteland. Now the only surviving remnants of humanity inhabit a perpetually-moving train of 1001 cars that circles the earth. Within this new society, class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival are all in play.
'Peaky Blinders' Ending With Season 6 (4 days ago)
It was announced today that the upcoming sixth season of Peaky Blinders will be its last. The news comes as filming kicks off on the British crime drama's now-final run, which will likely premiere later this year.
The series began on BBC Two in the UK back in 2013 but has since gone on to find a worldwide audience thanks to Netflix. While today's news may disappoint the show's dedicated fanbase, it comes with word from creator Steven Knight that "the story will continue in another form."
Peaky Blinders follows a notorious gang running the streets of Birmingham, England in 1919. Led by an ambitious and fierce crime boss, they work to expand their organization at any cost.
'Animal Kingdom' Renewed For Final Sixth Season (4 days ago)
TNT announced today that Animal Kingdom has been picked up for a sixth and final season. The news comes ahead of the drama's long-awaited fifth season, which was ordered back in July 2019 but delayed due to the ongoing global pandemic.
The hour-long series has been a solid performer for the cable network. It has impressively continued to grow its audience, reaching 27 million viewers for Season 4 and ranking in the Top 10 cable dramas among viewers in the 18-49 demographic.
Animal Kingdom follows a teenager who moves in with his tough, rule-breaking relatives in Southern California after his mom dies from a heroin overdose. When the family wants to bring him into the fold, he is not necessarily ready for the trouble that comes along with it.
It was confirmed today that Season 5 will air this summer, which leaves Season 6 to likely premiere in 2022.
'Temptation Island' Returning For Season 3 (4 days ago)
USA Network has announced that Temptation Island is coming back for a third season, and the wait won't be long as the reality series will return just over a month from now. The news comes over a year after the show aired its most recent season.
Temptation Island follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, who come to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii to help decide if they are ready to make a long-term commitment to each other. When they arrive at the island, they are joined by 24 eligible men and women to help them make that decision. Once they start living the single lifestyle, it helps answer some of the most difficult questions about their relationship.
Look for Season 3 of Temptation Island on USA Network on Tuesday, February 16.
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