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‘Into the Badlands’ Renewed for Season 3
AMC has ordered a third season of its martial arts drama “Into the Badlands.” Sixteen episdoes will air in 2018. “‘Into the Badlands’ looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, in a statement. “Thanks to series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the terrific cast, led by Daniel Wu, the amazing martial arts team guided by the incomparable Master Dee Dee and fight directors Stephen Fung and Andy Cheng, and everyone else involved who brings this thrill ride. »
- Linda Ge
Nickelodeon Renews ‘Hunter Street’ For Season 2
Nickelodeon's adventure-comedy series Hunter Street has been officially renewed for a 20-episode Season 2. The show stars Stony Blyden, Mae Mae Renfrow, Kyra Smith, Thomas Jansen, and Daan Creyghton, as five foster children in Amsterdam who attempt to find out what happened to their disappearing foster parents, Erik (Ronald Top) and Kate Hunter (Tooske Ragas). In order to crack the case, the siblings set out on a quest for clues, leading them on an epic and suspenseful… »
‘Powerless’ Pulled From NBC Schedule as DC Comedy Nears Cancellation
It’s the end of the road for “Powerless” — well, almost the end of the road.
NBC has pulled the DC Comics comedy from the network’s schedule and has not yet determined where or when the final three episodes of the season will air, Variety has confirmed. While NBC is not deeming the series is officially cancelled, the writing is on the wall.
“Powerless” being yanked off air comes as network executives are determining which of their bubble shows will be cancelled or renewed for the 2017-2018 season.
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- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Greg Berlanti’s ‘Titans’ to Launch on DC Digital Platform
The live-action “Teen Titans” adaptation “Titans” is back on, this time with the backing of superhero super-producer Greg Berlanti. “Titans” will launch on a DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service in 2018, along with animated series “Young Justice: Outsiders,” the third season of the popular “Young Justice” series. “Titans” follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. “Titans” is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and. »
- Linda Ge
‘Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Arrested for Leaving Scene of Deadly Car Crash
According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Soules, who starred on Season 19 of the hit ABC reality series, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident — a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Soules, 35, was not charged with driving under the influence, although TMZ obtained court documents that indicate he was in possession of alcoholic beverage containers at the time of the collision.
Soules reportedly rear-ended a tractor with his pickup truck near Aurora in Buchanan County on Monday night around 8:20 p.m. According to local outlet Kwwl, both vehicles, going southbound at the time of the crash, ended up in roadside ditches. Soules allegedly fled the scene on foot, leaving his truck behind. The person driving the tractor was rushed to the hospital, where »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants 2’ Gets Mega-Premiere Across Five Networks
“Descendants 2” — the sequel to the hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants” — is getting a massive boost for its summer premiere with a simultaneous debut across five different networks in Disney/ABC Television Group, including a primetime broadcast slot.
“Descendants 2” will premiere on the Disney Channel, Disney Xd, Freeform, Lifetime and ABC on Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. The TV movie will also be available on-demand and on those five networks’ digital platforms.
The announcement was made by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, who said, “‘Descendants’ fans asked for more, and we’ve answered their call, with more ways to watch and more ways to engage with the next chapter in their favorite TV movie,” said Sherwood. “We’re combining the magic of Disney Channel content with the power and reach of our linear networks and digital platforms to ensure we’re everywhere our fans are all at the »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Ratings: Fox’s ‘APB’ Ticks Up in Season Finale
Elsewhere, the season finale Fox’s “APB” ticked up from last week in the main demo, and the broadcaster tied CBS’ prime average by that important Nielsen metric.
NBC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.7 million, according to preliminary numbers.
Also Read: 'Fargo' Season 3 Premiere Breaks Into 3 Million Viewers' Homes ABC was second in ratings. »
- Tony Maglio
‘The Detour’ Renewed for Season 3 at TBS
Created, written and executive-produced by Jones and Samantha Bee, the series also stars Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich, Liam Carroll and Daniella Pineda. Season 2 will end tonight with two back-to-back episodes.
“I hear from so many people who love ‘The Detour,’ even my hardcore comedy friends,” said Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS. “Season Two has been so smart, hilarious and wrong. And from the early nuggets I’ve gotten from Jason and Sam, Season Three is going to be even more effed up.”
The series centers on a family of four led by Nate (Jones) and his wife, Robin (Zea). At the opening of the second season, Nate pursues a job opportunity and moves the family to New York City for a fresh start. Everyone is excited except for Robin, whose »
- Joe Otterson
Shadowhunters Season 2B Promo Offers First Look at Sebastian
Ready or not, here he comes!
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TVLine broke the news about Tudor’s casting back in January, revealing that the show’s version of Sebastian will be slightly different from the one fans know from the books. For starters, unlike in the books, he does not hail from the Shadowhunters’ Paris Institute.
“When he taped, he had an American accent, which was really interesting, »
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: How the Creative Team Turned a Classic Novel Into a Modern-Day Thriller
On a frigid February day in Toronto, the parka-clad crew of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is trying to keep the flowers from dying.
The outwardly demure Handmaid Offred (Elisabeth Moss), clad in her red robe and white hat, is visiting an outdoor market. The wind is knocking down parts of the set and the frosty environment is threatening to kill off the lilies, which are periodically sheltered in a warm van.
Moss, who is number one on the call sheet of the Hulu drama, has bought donuts for the cast and crew in an effort to lift spirits on this chilly Monday.
“I learned from Jon [Hamm] on ‘Mad Men’ that you do have a responsibility as number one to not only be professional, but to be as positive as you can,” Moss says. Hence the treats for the crew, most of whom had also worked all day Sunday.
It’s a big commitment to take on the »
- Maureen Ryan
Young and the Restless: Kevin is Bella’s Father – Or is This A Lie?
Young and the Restless spoilers for this week are so good we just can’t keep them to ourselves. Kevin and Billy will open their letters from Chloe, and it turns out Kevin is the little girl’s father. Billy will be distraught about the entire situation, but Kevin will be so happy he can’t contain himself. We have some reservations about this, though. There is a chance he’s not the father. Chloe is a liar, and she always has been. She will do whatever she can to protect her daughter, and we think this includes lying. She loves Kevin, and she
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- Tiffany Raiford
‘The Bachelor’s Chris Soules Arrested For Leaving Scene Of Fatal Crash
Chris Soules, who starred on ABC’s The Bachelor in 2015, has been jailed for leaving the scene of a fatal accident in Iowa’s Buchanan County after authorities say the pickup truck he was driving rear-ended a tractor and sent it into a ditch Monday night. The other driver was died at a local hospital, and court documents say alcoholic beverages or containers were at the scene of crash, local station Kwwl-tv reports. The Iowa State Patrol said Soules fled on foot after the… »
Into the Badlands Renewed for Supersized Season 3 at AMC
The martial-arts drama has been renewed for a third season, the network announced on Tuesday, with Season 3 expanding to a total of 16 episodes. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where fighters battle with fists and swords instead of guns, Badlands is currently airing its 10-episode Season 2 on Sunday nights.
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AMC touts Badlands as the season’s fourth highest-rated scripted drama on cable, pulling in 3.6 million viewers a week in Live+3 viewing. »
Guy Proposes to his Girlfriend With his Own Movie Trailer
28-year-old Ryan Langston just set the new bar for marriage proposals when he created something very special for 26-year-old Adrianna Neil. The two were friends for 10 years before they fell in love one year ago. Turns out after that one precious year Langston knew that Neil was the woman for him. But how do you propose to your best friend of 10 years, and lover for one? Clearly Ryan didn’t think that a traditional “down on one knee” proposal was going to cut it. Langston told Neil that they were going to go see “Beauty and the Beast” as an early 26th
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- Nat Berman
‘Into the Badlands’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC
The expanded 16-episode season is set to premiere in 2018. The renewal comes in the middle of the martial-arts drama’s second season, which is set to end May 21.
“‘Into the Badlands’ looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Thanks to series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the terrific cast, led by Daniel Wu, the amazing martial arts team guided by the incomparable Master Dee Dee and fight directors Stephen Fung and Andy Cheng, and everyone else involved who brings this thrill ride to the fans.”
“Into the Badlands” is averaging 2.1 million viewers ages 25-54, according to Nielsen live-plus-three ratings, making it the fourth most-watched returning drama on cable in the demo. Those numbers are thanks in part to the significant lead-in that the »
- Daniel Holloway
Tucker Carlson Matches Bill O’Reilly Ratings in New Fox News Time Slot
Carlson averaged 3.2 million total viewers in the hour, with 636,000 of those falling in the key adults 25-54 demographic. O’Reilly’s final broadcast on April 11 drew 3.6 million viewers with 634,000 in the demo. That means Carlson was down about 11% compared to O’Reilly in total viewers but was up slightly in the demo.
Compared to the final episode of “The Factor,” formerly “The O’Reilly Factor,” hosted by Greg Gutfeld on April 21, Carlson also improved in the time slot. Gutfeld drew 2.3 million viewers with 375,000 in the demo. That same night, Carlson drew 2.2 million viewers and 356,000 in the demo in his last outing at 9.
Carlson was also the number one cable news show in both metrics on Monday, and »
- Joe Otterson
‘Into The Badlands’ Renewed For Expanded Season 3 By AMC
Midway through its second season, AMC has renewed its hit martial arts drama series Into the Badlands for an expanded 16-episode Season 3 for premiere in 2018. The series is currently averaging 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2.1 million adults 25-54 in Live+3. "'Into the Badlands' looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC… »
FCC Chairman Will Introduce Review Of Media Regulations At May Meeting
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pleased broadcasters today by vowing to “get unnecessary rules out of the way” — including with a new “comprehensive review” of his agency’s media regulations that he’ll propose at its May 18 meeting. Regulators will “explore whether certain rules should be modified to provide regulatory relief to small businesses,” he said today in an address at the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual confab in Las Vegas. Broadcast rules will be “a… »
‘Gotham’ Ratings Off In Return From Hiatus, ‘Apb’ Ticks Up In Finale
Fox’s Gotham returned last night for its first episode since January 30. Some fans must have not gotten the message, as the DC drama drew a preliminary 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 (Live+Same Day), down 0.2 from its last original. If the numbers hold, it would be a new L+Sd low for the series, which is on the bubble for renewal. Gotham‘s strength is in delayed/on-demand viewing, so it is possible to make up the ratings drop down the line. And Gotham‘s fast national demo… »
‘Undercover Boss’ Gets Celebrity Twist In Two Special Episodes
Another biz-focused franchise is getting a celebrity twist. CBS will air two special episodes of Undercover Boss — Celebrity Undercover Boss featuring Grammy-winning musician Darius Rucker and chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. Celebrity Undercover Boss: Darius Rucker, airing Friday May 12 at 8 Pm, follows the former lead singer for Hootie & the Blowfish turned country music superstar as he travels to Austin, Texas on an undercover journey to discover the next great… »
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