ABC Family is filling up its midseason roaster, which will be launched under the new name Freeform (still trying to wrap my head around that name).
After setting the premiere dates for “Pretty Little Liars” and new series “Shadowhunters” earlier this year, the cable network has set the dates for a bunch of other returning and new shows.
Here’s the list.
Tuesday, January 12th 8:00–9:00 PM ET/PT – Winter premiere of “Pretty Little Liars”
Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00–10:00 PM ET/PT – Series premiere of “Shadowhunters”
Monday, January 18th 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT – Winter premiere of “The Fosters”
Monday, January 18th 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT – Series premiere of “Recovery Road”
Wednesday, February 3rd 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT – Winter premiere of “Young & Hungry”
Wednesday, February 3rd 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT – Winter premiere of “Baby Daddy”
CBS extended the limit of episodes for the first season of “Limitless”.
The freshman drama, based on the feature film by the same name starring Bradley Cooper, has been handed the coveted back nine order, bringing the first season total to 22 episodes.
Meanwhile, the network has ordered six additional scripts for another freshman entry, “Code Black”.
It’s one and out for TBS’ barber shop comedy “Clipped”.
The comedy starring Mike Castle, Ashley Tisdale and George Wendt got canceled today by the cable network, after airing 10 episodes over the summer.
Looks like Drill killed his own show.
ABC has opted not to order a second season of its summer drama “The Whispers”.
The news was first shared by series actor Milo Ventimiglia on Twitter after being asked by one of his fans.
When ABC Family will transfer into Freeform in January, one more show will still be around to watch it happen.
ABC Family has announced today that it has renewed its drama “Switched At Birth” for a fifth season.
The fourth season finale airs next Monday.
Hulu announced today that it has officially renewed Jason Reitman’s comedy “Casual” for a second season just three weeks after the first season became available on the streaming service.
“’Casual’ really struck a chord,” said Craig Erwich, SVP and head of content at Hulu. “We couldn’t be prouder of the quality, and we’re thrilled to see it be recognized for the success that it is.”
“The ‘Casual’ family came together quickly and bonded in a very real way both on screen and off,” added Reitman. “We’re all thrilled to see more of each other and continue building upon the adventures of Alex and Valerie as they attempt real adult relationships.”
Meanwhile, it’s the end of the road for “Mythbusters”. Discovery officially canceled the format. The show will end with its upcoming 14th season.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences just officially announced the host of the 88th Oscars.
Chris Rock will return after his hosting gig back in 2005 to master the ceremony which will be produced by Reginald Hudlin and David Hill.
Hudlin and Rock worked together back in 2005 on the pilot of “Everybody Hates Chris”. The comedy first debuted on UPN and later aired on The CW.
The 88th Oscars will be handed out on February 28 on ABC.
In a rather surprising turn of events, ABC’s freshman sitcom “Dr. Ken” has scored a full season.
ABC ordered the back nine episodes of the comedy which airs on Fridays, even though reviews and some fan reactions have not been very positive.
“Dr. Ken” joins dramas “Quantico”, “Blindspot” and “Rosewood” in the circle of full-season order from the current season.
Stars Hollow is back on the map.
Reported by several sources, Netflix is in negotiations to bring back renowned WB drama “Gilmore Girls” for a limited run of four 90-minute episodes. Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino will be back in the writing saddle.
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson and Kelly Bishop are all expected to be part of the revival, although negotiations with the actors have only just begun. Melissa McCarthy is not expected to come back at this point.
“Gilmore Girls” ran for 153 episodes, first on The WB, then later on The CW, and concluded its run in 2007.
FOX is handing out the proverbial vote of confidence to one of its freshman dramas.
Police drama “Rosewood”, starring Morris Chestnut and Jaina Lee Ortiz, has been given the order for the back nine episodes, bringing the show’s first season total to 22 episodes.
“Rosewood” is the third freshman series in the current season to get a back-nine order, after NBC ordered a full season of “Blindspot” recently, and ABC upped the order for “Quantico” to 19 episodes, but still called it a “full season”.
Syfy is currently cleaning house, it seems.
After axing “Dominion” after two seasons earlier this week, Syfy has also canceled “Defiance” today, this after three seasons.
“Defiance” was an expensive experiment for the cable network, as it was the first series to be launched with a companion video game.
After six seasons, ABC and Entertainment One decided not to pick up Canadian drama “Rookie Blue” for another season.
The show, which aired its sixth season finale earlier this year, has come to a “natural” conclusion. Series creator Ilana Frank said in a statement, “On behalf of the whole Rookie Blue family, thank you to all the fans for your dedication over the last six years. After six fun and dramatic seasons, our story has come to a natural close.”
The show ended with Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym) marrying her on-again-off-again detective boyfriend Sam Swarek (Ben Bass).
CBS has sent out a program advisory today that details some changes to the schedule from November 5 and forward.
On Thursday, November 5, there will be a “Big Bang Theory” at 9:30 PM ET/PT, leading into the fourth season premiere of “Elementary”, and a week later, comedy “2 Broke Girls” will return for its fifth season at 9:30 PM ET/PT.
New Jane Lynch/Maggie Lawson comedy “Angel From Hell” has been pushed back to midseason.
Take a look below for the CBS schedule changes coming in November.
Thursday, Nov. 5
8:00-8:31 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular time period)
8:31-9:01 PM LIFE IN PIECES (Regular time period)
9:01-9:30 PM MOM (3rd season premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Rebroadcast)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (4th season premiere)
Thursday, Effective Nov. 12
8:00-8:31 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:31-9:01 PM LIFE IN PIECES
9:01-9:30 PM MOM
9:30-10:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (5th season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY
ABC has handed out the vote of confidence to a freshman drama and a sophomore comedy.
New entry “Quantico” has been handed the back-nine order for its first season, bringing the show’s total to 22 episodes for its first year.
Meanwhile, comedy “Fresh Off The Boat” has launched last season with a first season of 13 episodes, and was renewed for the same amount back in May. ABC has now expanded the second season to 22 episodes as well.
The CW has announced today that the upcoming fourth season of its supernatural drama “Beauty And The Beast” will be the last.
The final 13 episodes will air next summer.
At New York Comic-Con, ABC Family’s new series “Shadowhunters” debuted e few interesting things.
First, the premiere date: The series, based on the “Mortal Instruments” novels by Cassandra Clare, will premiere on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 9 PM ET/PT.
And second, there’s a brand new teaser trailer to whet fans’ appetites. You can check that out below.
On the heels of the full-season order for “Blindspot”, there is the other side of the coin for another freshman drama.
While not explicitly cancelling it, FOX has pretty much put the final nail in the coffin for its sci-fi drama “Minority Report”. The network has reduced its initial 13-episode order to 10 episodes today.
The series based on the Steven Spielberg/Tom Cruise feature by the same name never really found its footing with viewers, its latest episode drawing a measly 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo.
FOX promises a satisfying conclusion to the story after episode 10. The show will, at least for now, stay in its post-“Gotham” slot on Mondays at 9/8c PM.
And here you have it, right before the weekend. Your first back nine order for the still fresh 2015-2016 season.
And the honours go to “Blindspot”.
NBC has ordered the back nine episodes of its high-octane freshman action drama starring Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton, bringing the hit show’s total to 22 episodes.
Cinemax has announced today that the final season of its drama “Banshee” will premiere on January 29.
The show’s swan song will consist of eight episodes.
“”Banshee” has been an incredible ride, and we continue to break new ground in Season 4,” Jonathan Tropper, co-creator on “Banshee”, said. “While we certainly considered returning for a fifth season, I always said that when the story was told, it would be time to move on, and that time has come. I am grateful to Cinemax for making “Banshee” the great success it has been and for supporting our creative decision to wrap things up.”
Several sources report today that CBS has officially pulled the plug on low-rated Halle Berry drama “Extant” after two seasons.
However, the network is looking to keep its star around. CBS is said to be developing “Legalese” a new legal drama that would keep Berry around, but as an executive producer. There are no plans at the moment for the Oscar winner to be before the camera as well.
“CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the “Extant” story after last season’s exciting and fitting conclusion,” CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said in a statement. “”Extant”played an important role in expanding CBS’ lineup of original scripted programming in the summer. We are proud of the show’s success on the network, as well as its popularity on Amazon Prime Video. We also want to thank the incomparable Halle Berry for her commitment and support for the series, and look forward to working with her on our next project together.”
Added Berry, “”I am so proud of what we accomplished on “Extant”. This season seemed such a natural place to end Molly’s journey that I, along with CBS, felt it best served the story to leave it there. I’ve loved this experience working with such a talented cast and creative team. It was my first foray into episodic television, and I’m excited to continue my relationship with CBS, producing more compelling stories through my 606 Films production banner.”
“Legalese” will center on “a biracial lawyer from Chicago who follows a case to New Orleans, where she finds herself partnering with a good ol’ boy white attorney while working in a justice system that will ultimately expose the biases that society harbors”.