History Orders Season 4 of ‘Vikings’

History hit series “Vikings” has been picked up for a fourth season, the network revealed Thursday.

Vikings renewed for season 4“’Vikings’ has raided the hearts of both audiences and critics, establishing itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television,” History GM Dirk Hoogstra said in a statement. “We are so proud of our immensely talented cast and crew led by [series creator] Michael Hirst, whose intriguing storylines and pivotal arcs have the perfect balance of scope, smarts and bloodshed to keep our loyal fans watching and wanting more.”

‘Vikings” airs Thursday at 9/8c on History.

‘Saturday Night Live:’ Taraji P. Henson & Michael Keaton to Host

 

Fan favorite Cookie from “Empire” is heading to Studio 8H.

Taraji P. Henson, the “Empire” actress will take hosting reigns on April 11 with second-time musical guest Mumford & Sons, “Saturday Night Live” announced Thursday. The installation will mark Henson’s debut on “SNL.”

Michael Keaton heads to SNL

Also making her “SNL” debut is Carly Rae Jepsen. The singer will her musical guest debut on the April 4th, with “Birdman” Michael Keaton returning as a third time host.

‘Downton Abbey’: Season 6 Will Be its Last

downton_abbeyDownton Abbey is closing its doors.

The British drama series which depicts the life of the Crawley family and its servants is coming to an end.

“Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and ‘Downton’ is no exception,” Carnival’s Managing Director and Executive Producer of “Downton Abbey,” Gareth Neame, said. “We wanted to close the doors of ‘Downton Abbey’ when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up…”

Show creator Julian Fellowes added: “The ‘Downton’ journey has been amazing for everyone aboard. People ask if we knew what was going to happen when we started to make the first series and the answer is that, of course we had no idea. Exactly why the series had such an impact and reached so many people around the world, all nationalities, all ages, all types, I cannot begin to explain. But I do know how grateful we are to have been allowed this unique experience.I suspect the show will always be a principal marker in most of our careers as we set out from here, and if so, I consider that a blessing and a compliment.”

Downton Abbey fial season will air January 2016 on PBS.

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HBO Cancels ‘Looking’ After Two Seasons

HBo cancels looking after 2 seasons HBO cancels “Looking” after two seasons.

TVLine reports the comedy series has been cancelled.

“After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special,” the network said in a statement Wednesday. “We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans.”

The network reports the series will be wrapped up with a special comedy.

Chloe Sevigny Heads to ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

Chloe Sevingy joins AHS: HotelChloe Sevigny is checking in to the “‘AHS: Hotel.”

Creator Ryan Murphy announced via his Twitter account, “Very excited to announce that Chloe Sevigny returns to the ‘AHS’ family as a series regular on “AHS: Hotel.””

Sevigny joins Lady Gaga, Matthew Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson and Wes Bentley as a series regular on the series.

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