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'Documentary Now!' Renewed For Season 4

IFC announced today that Documentary Now! has been picked up for a fourth season. The long-awaited good news should come as a relief to fans who were curious about the comedy's future after an extended absence from the air.

Documentary Now! parodies some of the world's best-known documentaries. The series was created, written, and executive-produced by Saturday Night Live alums Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers. Armisen and Hader also star in the show, which includes guest appearances by some well-known faces which have so far included the likes of Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Michael Keaton, and Natasha Lyonne.

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'Preacher' Ending With Season 4

It was announced today that the upcoming fourth season of Preacher will be its last. Co-creator Seth Rogen broke the news on his Twitter account, with a post that also announced a return date for the comic book-adapted drama's final run.
Based on DC Comics' Vertigo comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows a conflicted, small-town Texas preacher who is accidentally possessed by a supernatural entity that causes him to develop a highly unconventional power allowing him to command others to do as he says. Joined by his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vagabond, he sets out on a journey to literally find God.
The fourth and final season of Preacher will premiere on Sunday, August 4 on AMC.

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'Killing Eve' Renewed For Season 3

BBC America announced today that Killing Eve will be returning for a third season. And similar to this time last year, the good news comes right around its premiere - only today's pickup follows it, unlike than the extremely-early renewal in 2018 that actually came before the show's very first episode.
And like Season 2, the spy thriller will once again be getting a new head writer and showrunner for Season 3. Stepping in to take the helm this time around will be Suzanne Heathcote

Look for Season 3 of Killing Eve in 2020 on both BBC America and AMC.

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USA Network Renews 'Miz & Mrs.'

USA Network announced Tuesday that Miz & Mrs. has been picked up for a second season. The good news was revealed ahead of the show's mid-season premiere, which returned for a 2-episode night to kick off its remaining 14 episodes.
The docuseries debuted last summer with a six-episode order that was quickly extended to 20 after a strong start to its run. It's no surprise that today's renewal is for another 20 episodes.
The Miz was first introduced to TV viewers on The Real World: Back to New York before going on to have a successful wrestling career in the WWE. His wife Maryse is also a WWE vet, where she won multiple championships and also managed The Miz for a time. The two have long been a couple, getting engaged in 2013 and married a year later. Miz & Mrs. chronicles their daily personal and professional lives, including their experience as first-time parents.
Look for Season 2 to premiere in 2020.

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Netflix Renews 'After Life'

Netflix announced today that After Life has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes less than a month after the dark comedy's premiere, making official what many perceived as an inevitability given series creator Ricky Gervais' track record. Gervais himself had previously mentioned on social media that he was looking forward to writing Season 2.
The half-hour series stars Gervais, who also writes and directs every episode, as a newspaper writer named Tony who had everything he wanted in life - until his wife suddenly passed away. Now struggling to come to terms with his new normal, Tony stops caring about anything and adopts a new, rougher persona as a way to get back at the universe.
Look for Season 2 of After Life in 2020.

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'I Am Jazz' Renewed For Season 6

TLC has announced that I Am Jazz has been picked up for a sixth season. The GLAAD award-winning reality series recently concluded Season 5, which at 12 episodes was its longest to-date.
The show has continued to draw solid viewership for the cable network, with this past season garnering some of its highest ratings ever in key demographics.
I Am Jazz follows the life of Jazz Jennings, who was born a male but since kindergarten has been living as a transgender female. In Season 5, Jazz - now 18 - underwent her gender confirmation surgery and had her first serious boyfriend.
Look for Season 6 to premiere in 2020.

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'When Calls The Heart' Renewed For Season 7

Hallmark Channel announced today that When Calls the Hearthas been picked up for a seventh season. The long-running drama has continued its solid performance for the cable network in its current sixth season, drawing healthy ratings on Sunday nights against formidable competition.
There was recent concern for the show's future, when in March it was put on hiatus following now-former cast member Lori Loughlin's arrest for her role in a college admissions scandal. But all is well now, and new Season 6 episodes are set to return on May 5.

The series is Hallmark Channel's oldest original drama currently on the air, and has done well in building its audience with year-over-year ratings gains in key demographics.
Look for Season 7 of When Calls the Heart in 2020.

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'Good Girls' Renewed For Season 3

NBC announced today that Good Girls will be returning for a third season. The early re-up should come as a welcome relief to fans who follow the show's performance, as it had been considered 'on-the-bubble' for getting a Season 3 order.

Good Girls follows three suburban mothers who are fed up with barely making ends meet. Wanting to change their fortunes, they rob a local grocery store together. But when they get ID'd and the stolen loot ends up being more than they expected, the three friends soon realize that they are in too deep and their lives may never be the same.
Look for Season 3 of Good Girls in the 2019-2020 season, likely as a mid-season entry once again.

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'Blue Bloods' Renewed For Season 10

CBS announced today that Blue Bloods has been picked up for a tenth season. The news comes with four episodes remaining in the police drama's current season, and coincides with star Tom Selleck signing a one-year deal to stay on with the show for 2019-2020.
The veteran series has been a Friday night staple on the network, where year after year it continues to garner consistently-healthy ratings that best its time slot competition. Its impressively-long run will hit 199 episodes at the end of Season 9, with its forthcoming fall premiere reserved for its milestone 200th.
Blue Bloods follows the Police Commissioner of New York, who runs his department in the same diplomatic manner he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his father during his stint as Chief.

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Amazon Renews 'Hanna'

Amazon announced today that Hanna has been picked up for a second season on its Prime Video platform. The good news comes less than two weeks after the action drama's 8-episode freshman release.
So far the show has been garnering generally positive reviews from critics, while the streaming giant has said it has received a tremendous response from subscribers and is pleased with its performance.
Based on the 2011 film of the same name, the series follows an extraordinary teenage girl named Hanna, who was raised in isolation in a Polish forest by her ex-CIA operative father. On a mission to uncover the truth about who she really is, Hanna must evade a relentless off-book CIA agent who is pursuing her at all costs.
On a side note, fans of AMC's The Killing should recognize a couple of familiar faces, as Hanna reunites the drama's two leads Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.
Look for Season 2 of Hanna in 2020.

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