'The Birch' Renewed For Season 2 (2 weeks ago)
It was announced today that Crypt TV's The Birch has been picked up for a second season on Facebook Watch. The good news comes seven months after the horror drama wrapped its freshman run on the social media giant's VOD platform.
Based on the 2016 short film of the same name, the series follows high school loner Evie Grayson, who finds herself in over her head after witnessing a murder by a group of local drug dealers deep in the woods. After being threatened into silence, Evie decides to take the dealers down at any cost - even if it means summoning a blood-thirsty monster that comes with perils of its own.
10 episodes have been ordered for Season 2 of The Birch, down from the 14 that comprised Season 1. Look for a return in 2021
'Lucifer' Renewed For Final Sixth Season (3 weeks ago)
A year after renewing Lucifer for a fifth and final season, Netflix has opted to extend the drama's run a little further. The streaming giant made an unexpected announcement this morning that the series will be returning for Season 6, this time billing it as "FINAL final."
The move, which comes two months ahead of the release of Season 5's first eight episodes, marks the second pickup of the series by Netflix after reviving it in 2018 after its cancellation by original network Fox. The reasons behind the extra season are unknown, but will surely be a welcome surprise for the show's dedicated fanbase.
Based on a character from DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, the hour-long series follows Lucifer Morningstar, who has retired to Los Angeles from his duties as The Devil to indulge in a more carefree lifestyle. That is, until, he finds a new purpose in life and starts working alongside a homicide detective to solve crime and dispense justice.
'Cobra Kai' Moving To Netflix For Season 3 (3 weeks ago)
It was announced today that Cobra Kai will be moving from its original home on YouTube to Netflix for its upcoming third season. The development comes over a year after the dramedy was renewed for Season 3, which has already wrapped filming as of late last year.
Acting as a follow-up to The Karate Kid film series, Cobra Kai is set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Still haunted by his past, Johnny Lawrence looks for redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. But his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso is reignited when their lives become intertwined with the up-and-coming generation of karate kids.
Now a Netflix original, Cobra Kai's first two seasons will also be available on its new home to stream in the near future, which will allow new fans to get caught up ahead of Season 3. As for when the third season can be expected, there is currently no timeline for a premiere.
No 'So You Think You Can Dance' This Summer (3 weeks ago)
Fox has announced that Season 17 of So You Think You Can Dance will not be happening as planned. The dance competition won't be returning this summer due to the ongoing global pandemic and the related health restrictions that have been put in place.
Back in March, producers appeared to be trying to work around the situation by holding preliminary auditions using video submissions. But the overall outlook has not improved as hoped, making it impossible to go ahead with things the way they are.
While the network has not commented on the show's future, it can be assumed that SYTYCD will be back once it is able to do so safely.
Jason Mitchell of "The Chi" Nixed in Season Three (3 weeks ago)
Jason, who played Brandon, was let go amid allegations of misconduct on the set of "The Chi," as well as on the set of the Netflix film "Desperados," which lead to both his agent and manager dropping him.
Mitchell says he was told by the showrunner "not to go home and self-medicate" after shooting an intense scene soon after losing a close friend.
YouTube's "Cobra Kai" Moves to Netflix for Season Three (3 weeks ago)
Netflix will air the first two seasons, then air the new season -- which has already been shot -- for those that missed the first two seasons on YouTube, which apparently will replace the show with "unscripted programming" (say "reality TV").
There is no definitive air date set for season three.
HBO Renews 'Betty' (3 weeks ago)
HBO announced today that Betty has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes two weeks following the comedy's six-episode freshman run, which was generally-well received by critics and fans alike.
Based on Crystal Moselle's critically acclaimed film "Skate Kitchen", and featuring most of the cast of the original movie, the series follows a diverse group of young women in New York City who lean on each other as they navigate their lives in the male-dominated world of skateboarding.
Look for Season 2 of Betty in 2021.
Hulu Renews 'Crossing Swords' (3 weeks ago)
Hulu announced today that Crossing Swords has been picked up for Season 2. The quick renewal comes less than a week after the animated comedy released its 10-episode freshman batch of episodes. Another 10 episodes have reportedly been ordered for the show's sophomore run.
The series follows a good-hearted peasant named Patrick, who has dreams of becoming a knight. When he lands a coveted position as a squire at the royal castle, he finds out that his dream job isn't all it's cracked up to be, as the kingdom he held in such high regard is run by a bunch of horny monarchs, crooks, and charlatans.
Hulu Renews 'Solar Opposites' (3 weeks ago)
Hulu announced today that Solar Opposites has been picked up for a third season. The good news comes the month following the animated comedy's eight-episode freshman release.
The show premiered in May with a two-season order out of the gate and is off to a strong start. Critics have offered it plenty of praise and during its debut week it ranked as the streaming service's most-watched series. While Seasons 1 and 2 will each be eight episodes in length, word is that 12 episodes have been ordered for Season 3.
Solar Opposites follows a family of aliens from a world better than Earth who are forced to take refuge in middle America. But they disagree on whether this is a good thing or truly awful.
'Manifest' Renewed For Season 3 (4 weeks ago)
NBC announced this evening that Manifest has been picked up for a third season. The good news arrives two months following the mystery drama's sophomore run, putting an end to the longer-than-expected wait for word on its future.
The series follows the passengers and crew of Montego Air Flight 828, which recently landed safely after being reported missing five years ago. To those aboard, though, it was just a typical flight with a bit of turbulence. With the returned passengers and crew back home, they now face a new reality with a second chance. But a deeper mystery starts to unfold as some of the returned realize they could be meant for something greater.
Look for Season 3 of Manifest as part of the 2020-2021 television season.
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