NBC is staying in business with Dick Wolf.
The network has officially renewed its freshman series “Chicago Med” for a second, and veteran police procedural “Law & Order: SVU” for an eighteenth season.
And from before the weekend:
– MTV has canceled “Finding Carter” after two seasons.
– Netflix has renewed “House of Cards” for a fifth season. And it has officially ordered the revival of “Gilmore Girls”, with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino writing and directing all the installments, and of course, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are back in their respective signature roles of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.
– The second season of “Stitchers” will premier on March 22 on Freeform.
Christmas seems to be coming early for the folks over at “Chicago Med”.
NBC has ordered five additional episodes of the medical drama, which is the latest spinoff in the “Chicago Fire/Chicago P.D.” universe.
This brings the show’s season one total to 18 episodes. It’s not quite the full season, but still great news for the show’s fans.
And yesterday, HBO has picked up its drama “The Leftovers” for a third and final season.
“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome back Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta and the extraordinary talent behind “The Leftovers” for its third and final season,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo. “This show has proven to be one of the most distinctive HBO series and we are extremely proud of its unrivaled originality, which has resulted in such a passionate following by our HBO viewers. We admire and fully support Damon’s artistic vision and respect his decision to bring the show to its conclusion next season.”
“I have never, ever experienced the level of creative support and trust that I have received from HBO during the last two seasons of “The Leftovers”,” says Damon Lindelof. “Tom, myself and our incredible team of writers and producers put tremendous care into designing those seasons as novels unto themselves… with beginnings, middles and ends. As we finished our most recent season, it became clear to us that the series as a whole was following the same model… and with our beginning and middle complete, the most exciting thing for us as storytellers would be to bring “The Leftovers” to a definitive end. And by ‘definitive,’ we mean ‘wildly ambiguous but hopefully mega-emotional,’ as all things related to this show are destined to be.
On behalf of our incredible crew and superb cast, we are all tremendously grateful that HBO is giving us an opportunity to conclude the show on our own terms… an opportunity like this one rarely comes along, and we have every intention of living up to it. One more thing. We are blessed by the unwavering support of our fans and the incredibly powerful voice of the critical community. We feel absolutely privileged to heat up one last helping of leftovers.”
The second spinoff from NBC’s “Chicago Fire” just got a litte grimm-er.
“Grimm” alum Brian Tee, who played Akira Amura for three episodes on the NBC drama, has joined the regular cast of “Chicago Med”.
According to several sources, he will play a Chicago born Resident at the hospital who found his calling in medicine after several tours of duty as an Army medic.
Tee also appeared in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Baby Daddy”, “Hawaii Five-0” and “Legends”. And he was seen on “Chicago Fire” in a different role – that of gang member Jesse Kong.
“Chicago Med”, initially set for midseason, now premiers in the fall due to “Heartbreaker” being delayed by the pregnancy of its star, Melissa George.
NBC has announced its fall premiere dates today.
The network is giving “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” an early bow on September 15, with anticipated “Heroes Reborn” launching on September 24.
Fans of “Grimm” have to wait a little longer for their favourite show to be back. It starts a day before Hallowwen, on October 30. Latest is newcomer “Chicago Med”. The “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” spinoff bows November 10.
Here’s the full list.
Thursday, Sept. 10
8:30 pm Sunday Night Football (Pittsburgh at New England)
Tuesday, Sept. 15
10 pm Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
Monday, Sept. 21
8 pm The Voice
Wednesday, Sept. 23
8 pm The Mysteries of Laura
9 pm Law & Order: SVU (two-hour premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 24
8 pm HEROES REBORN
9 pm The Blacklist
10 pm THE PLAYER
Wednesday, Sept. 30
10-11 — CHICAGO P.D.
Friday, Oct. 9
8-9 — UNDATEABLE
Tuesday, Oct. 13
10-11 — CHICAGO FIRE
Friday, Oct. 16
8:30-9 — PEOPLE ARE TALKING
Friday, Oct 30
9-10 — GRIMM
Tuesday, Nov. 10
10-11 — CHICAGO MED