The Hollywood Reporter reports, Sundance network has ordered a second season of the French series. Production on the upcoming season will begin soon, the season is expected to debut later this fall.
“We were delighted with the overwhelming critical and fan response to the series, and we expect that season two will continue to seduce and chill audiences,” said Sarah Barnett, president at Sundance Channel.
The network also renewed “The Writers’ Room” for a six-episode second season.
Queen Latifah daytime show has been picked up for a second season by CBS-owned TV stations, CBS announced Monday.
“We are proud to have the CBS stations as our partners as we continue to build the “Queen Latifah” show into a franchise brand,” said John Weiser, Sony Pictures TV’s president of U.S. distribution. “We look forward to building on the success of this year’s No. 1 new talk show by delivering the highest quality program to our stations, advertisers and viewers.”
NBC orders a second season of “The Blacklist,” starring James Spader as Red Reddington.
“The Blacklist” will finish up its first run early next year. A second season of 22-episode of the drama series has been ordered , the Peacock network announced Tuesday.
“The success of “The Blacklist” demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I’m impressed on a daily basis by this creative team’s imagination and the extent to which they will go to capture this grand vision on film,” NBC Entertainment chair Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “With gratitude to both our partners at Sony Pictures Television and our NBC development executives who took a great script and shepherded it into a great series, I hope that Red Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!”
The series also stars Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Parminder Nagra.
The series returns Mon., January, 13 with three back-to-back episodes on NBC.
“Hawaii Five-0” promotes Chi McBride to a series regular.
Chi McBride, who plays SWAT Captain Lou Grover on “Hawaii Five-0,” has signed on as a series regular, CBS announced Thursday.
“After his first guest spot, we knew we had something special here with Chi playing Captain Lou Grover,” Executive Producer Peter Lenkov says in a statement. “He just fit seamlessly into the fabric of ‘Hawaii Five-0′ and viewers are enjoying the spirited, if sometimes antagonistic, interaction between him and [Alex O’Loughlin’s Steve] McGarrett. We are so thrilled to welcome Chi into our Ohana.”
The CW picks up all three of its new series. The network has picked up full seasons of: “The Originals,” “The Tomorrow People” and “Reign.”
The CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a press release: “In just a few seasons, we have built a much stronger primetime schedule. Our on-air ratings are up year to year, and our digital viewing continues to grow exponentially. We’re excited about the creative momentum the producers have established for all three of our new series, and now our fans will have the chance to see the full stories unfold for them this season. With the additional episodes ordered, plus two new dramas and new reality for midseason, we’ll be able to continue our commitment to adding more original programming all year long.”
Fox picks up “The Real” for 2014 fall debut, following the talk show four-week test run.
The Warner Bros. syndicated talk show hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai will get nationwide debut on Fox station and a second window on BET.
“This summer, the daytime landscape in seven Fox markets was dramatically altered when the women of ‘The Real’ exploded on to the air,” said WBTVD president Ken Werner.
“’The Real’ brought viewers a unique combination of elements that were missing from daytime, a real, multi-cultural conversation about issues that women of all ages are talking about.” Added Frank Cicha, SVP Programming, Fox TV Stations, “Five hosts for the price of one – score! Seriously, we’re all looking for younger adults and this program delivered big time.”
The Zombie apocalypse is far from over: Rick and co. will return for a fifth season.
AMC revealed Tuesday, the hit comic-book based series has been picked up for a fifth season.
“We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: ‘The Walking Dead’ is renewed for a fifth season,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently – and most notably – with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more ‘Dead.’”
Scott Gimple will return as showrunner for season five of “Walking Dead.”