Hell stays in business over at FOX.
The network has handed out a back-nine order for its drama “Lucifer”. It’s initial second-season pickup was only for 13 episodes. Now the sophomore run will consist of 22 episodes.
Earlier, Disney Channel has ordered a fourth helping of its sitcom “Young “& Hungry”, which stars Emily Osment.
Here’s what happened lately, during that nasty cold I caught that kept me in bed since the beginning of the week.
First, and very fresh: USA has announced today that the upcoming eighth season of its medical drama “Royal Pains” will be the last.
“Under the direction of talented showrunners Michael Rauch and Andrew Lenchewski, our entire ensemble cast led by Mark Feuerstein, and amazing crew, “Royal Pains” took viewers on a remarkable, unforgettable journey for eight wonderful seasons,” NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks president Chris McCumber said in a statement. “While summer in the Hamptons may never be the same, this last season promises to be an epic ride.”
And NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment CCO Jeff Wachtel said: “Eight seasons of unadulterated joy! Michael, Chewy, Mark and the entire Royal Pains team have been a joy to work with since day one. We will thank them forever for creating such a wonderful way to spend our summers.”
- A&E has ordered a second season of its action drama “Into The Badlands”. The new season will a bit longer, as 10 episodes were ordered, instead of the six for season one.
- Freeform has renewed “Young & Hungry” for a fourth season. The comedy starring Emily Osment has already begun production on the new episodes.
- On the other hand, another Freeform comedy, “Kevin From Work”, will not be back for a third season.
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”