Ahead of tonight's sophomore premiere, Paramount Network announced today that Yellowstone has been picked up for a third season. The early renewal indicates that the network is anticipating another strong run from its sole scripted drama series, which was last year's most-watched new show on cable despite a mixed critical reception.
The series follows the Dutton family, who are owners of a Montana ranch that is the largest of its kind in America. Kevin Costner plays patriarch John, who leads the Duttons as they constantly contend with attacks from land developers, conflicts with the country's first national park, and tense encounters with a neighboring Indian reservation as they fight to keep their land in the family.
Another 10 episodes have been ordered for Season 3 of Yellowstone, which will return in 2020.
Spectrum Originals announced today that L.A.'s Finest has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes just days ahead of the drama's freshman finale.
The series premiered in May as Spectrum's first original series. It was initially commissioned by NBC for a pilot in early 2018, but the network ultimately ended up passing on it. For its first season, Spectrum has noted a strong audience response to the show, though critics have given it decidedly-mixed feedback.
Headlined by Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union, L.A.'s Finestacts as an offshoot of the Bad Boys movie franchise. Union plays Miami DEA agent Syd Burnett, who leaves her complicated past behind to become a detective for the LAPD. Her new partner Nancy McKenna, played by Alba, is a working mother with just as many skeletons in her closet. While the two women have a hard time seeing eye to eye, they have no problem forming a dynamic duo in order to take down dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.
Look for Season 2 to premiere in 2020.
Netflix is bringing the drama back for one final run.
Netflix announced today that Lucifer has been picked up for a fifth and final season that will conclude its story. It will be the first and only renewal for the series at the streaming service after being revived just last year.
Originally cancelled by Fox in 2018 days before its Season 3 finale, Lucifer saw a strong outpouring of fan support once the word got out. Producer Warner Bros. Television immediately made it known that they were shopping the series around to other outlets, and the following month they reached a deal with Netflix for a fourth season.
Based on a character from DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, the hour-long series follows Lucifer Morningstar, who has retired to Los Angeles from his duties as The Devil to indulge in a more carefree lifestyle. That is, until, he finds a new purpose in life and starts working alongside a homicide detective to solve crime and dispense justice.
It looks like DC Universe has already made its first cancellation. Reports are out that the new video-on-demand service will not be bringing back Swamp Thing for a second season. The news comes just one episode into the drama's freshman run.
This revelation won't likely surprise those following the show, as it has already dealt with its share of behind-the-scenes drama. Back in April, word began circling that production was being abruptly shut down after just 10 of its planned 13 episodes. Co-star Virginia Madsen seemed to confirm the rumor in a since-deleted Instagram post that read, "I'm beyond sad. What a terrible decision. We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp."
It has yet to be seen how successful DC Universe will ultimately be. Competition is heating up in the VOD space, and its content will likely only appeal to a niche audience. The platform still hasTitans and Doom Patrol in its live-action slate. The former has already been picked up for a second season, while the latter is still awaiting word on its fate.
Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane, a doctor at the CDC investigating what appears to be a deadly swamp-born virus in her small Louisiana town. When a fellow scientist tragically dies, Abby shockingly learns that the murky swamp holds mysterious and horrifying secrets that reveal he may not truly be dead.
It is being reported that Syfy has cancelled Happy! after two seasons. The not-so-happy news comes just days after the drama's sophomore finale, which now acts as its series-ender.
The show was generally well-received over the course of its run, amassing a core fanbase appreciative of its unique concept and gritty storytelling that stayed true to the source material on which it is based. But its ratings took a hit in Season 2, dipping to levels that likely sealed its fate.
Adapted from the graphic novel of the same name, Happy! stars Christopher Meloni as a corrupt ex-cop who now works as a hit man who spends his days intoxicated and adrift in a world of casual murder, meaningless sex, and betrayal. After a job goes awry, his life is forever altered by a small, relentlessly upbeat, imaginary blue winged horse, who is voiced by Patton Oswalt.
It is being reported that Amazon has cancelled Sneaky Peteafter three seasons. The news comes less than a month following the release of the drama's now-final run, which once again drew high critical praise.
The decision to ax the series is curious, given its strong reviews and purported popularity - Amazon has previously claimed it to be one of its top-streamed originals - but does not come as a complete surprise. The list of original series on the service to make it past the three-season mark is rather small. Only Bosch, The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, and Mozart in the Jungle have lasted for four or more seasons.
Co-created by Bryan Cranston, Sneaky Pete stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man who is on the run from a dangerous gangster. Recently released from jail, he assumes the identity of his prison cellmate and reunites with the man's family in order to stay hidden from his past.
It is being reported that The Enemy Within has been cancelled after its first season. The thriller premiered in February for a 13-episode run that concluded with its now-series finale on May 20.
The show got off to a decent start in the ratings over its first few episodes, but viewers seemed to lose interest as the weeks wore on. Reception from critics was generally mixed, with no real glowing praise to garner additional buzz.
The Enemy Within followed brilliant former CIA operative Erica Shepherd, who became known as the most notorious traitor in American history after betraying her country. While serving a life sentence in a Supermax prison, Erica is contacted by FBI Agent Will Keaton, who has reluctantly turned to her for help in tracking down a dangerous criminal.
It is being reported that NBC has cancelled Abby's after just one season. The sad news comes with three episodes remaining in its run - tonight's back-to-back airings and the now-series finale on June 13.
The comedy premiered in March as a mid-season entry, promoted as the first sitcom to ever be filmed live in front of an outdoor audience. While its critical reception leaned positive, the show failed to garner a healthy number of viewers on Thursday nights.
Abby's followed the staff and guests of an unlicensed, makeshift establishment that locals in a San Diego neighborhood frequent. The ex-military owner, Abby, gets pushback from her new landlord over her business, but he warms to the idea as long as some changes are made.
Word is out tonight that NBC has cancelled A.P. Bio after two seasons. The news was confirmed by series creator Mike O'Brien, who took to social media to express his sadness that the "favorite project" of his life would not see a third season.
Produced by Seth Meyers, the comedy premiered in 2018 as a mid-season entry that ultimately garnered mixed reviews and underwhelming ratings. Still it was renewed for a second go-round, though its sophomore run has only seen viewership taper off even further.
The half-hour series follows a philosophy scholar who, after losing out on his dream job, takes a position as a high school Advanced Placement Biology teacher. But he has plans far beyond teaching biology, including using his classroom full of honor roll students to help him mentally break his job-stealing nemesis and win back the position that he feels is rightfully his.
There will be no fourth season of AMC and Channel 4 series Humans. The news was posted on social media by creators Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, who expressed their sadness about it ending, as well as their gratitude for the fans and those that worked on the show. It has been nearly one year since its third and now-final season aired.
Co-produced by AMC in the states and Channel 4 in Britain, Humans takes place in a world where highly intelligent consumer-level androids, aka synths, are commonplace in society. They are so similar to their live counterparts that the technology is drastically transforming people's lives - in both good ways and bad.