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Amazon Cancels 'The Tick'

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No Season 3 for the action comedy.
It is being reported that Amazon has cancelled The Tick after two seasons. Series creator Ben Edlund confirmed the news on Twitter, expressing his sadness and his appreciation to those involved with the show.
The cancellation comes the month following the action comedy's sophomore release, which dropped in its entirety on April 5 on the Prime Video platform. Viewership data is not made public by Amazon, but the series was well-regarded by both fans and critics alike.
Based on the comic book character of the same name, The Ticktakes place in a world where superheroes are nothing new. When an accountant with mental health issues begins to suspect his city is owned by a seemingly-dead global super villain, he attempts to uncover the conspiracy. Teaming up with a nearly-invulnerable superhero in a blue costume named The Tick, they work together to combat crime and uncover the mysterious figure behind the city's underworld.

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CBS has ordered a shortened final run.
CBS announced today that Madam Secretary will be coming to an end after its upcoming sixth season. The news comes a week after the veteran political drama was picked up for the 2019-2020 season.
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the show's final run, which is by far its shortest to-date. The advanced notice beats an abrupt cancellation, and gives showrunners the chance to prepare a suitable end to the story.
The political drama, which stars Téa Leoni as the Secretary of State, has seen its ratings decline considerably the past few years but has remained a Sunday night staple nevertheless. The series surpassed the 100-episode milestone earlier this season.
Look for the sixth and final season of Madam Secretary to premiere this fall as part of the 2019-2020 television season.

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'Siren' Renewed For Season 3

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The mermaid drama will return for 2019-2020.
Freeform announced today that Siren has been picked up for a third season. The good news comes in the midst of the drama's sophomore run, which has continued to perform well for the cable network as one of its top-rated originals.
Siren follows the residents of Bristol Cove, a coastal fishing town where a legend exists that it was once home to mermaids. The folklore is proven true when a mysterious girl named Ryn arrives, wreaking havoc that results in a battle between the town's residents and these predatory beings who wish to reclaim their right to the sea.
Look for Season 3 of Siren to premiere in early-to-mid 2020. In the meantime, new Season 2 episodes are set to resume airing on Thursday, June 13.

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ABC Cancels 'Whiskey Cavalier'

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No Season 2 for the mid-season spy dramedy.
Word is out that Whiskey Cavalier has been cancelled by ABC after just one season. It wasn't long after the news broke that the show's cast took to social media to express their sadness that Season 2 would not be in the cards.
The spy dramedy premiered in February with a high-profile campaign centered around its big-name stars Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan. While its debut episode drew a decent audience, the show under-performed in the weeks that followed. The show has two episodes left to be aired, with the series finale set for Wednesday, May 22.
Whiskey Cavalier follows tough but tender FBI agent Will Chase, who gets assigned to work with edgy CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge. Together they lead an inter-agency team of spies tackling high-stakes missions, while navigating ups and downs in their personal lives.

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'This Is Us' Renewed Through Season 6

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The family drama scores a three-season pickup.
NBC announced today This Is Us has been given a huge three-season renewal that will take it to Season 6. The popular drama was last renewed in 2017 for two seasons after an impressive freshman debut.
This Is Us came at the perfect time for the peacock network, as it was searching for its next bona fide hit. Premiering in 2016, it didn't take long for the show to make its mark. Its first episode was not only the highest-rated premiere of that season, but it was also NBC's most-viewed series premiere ever when factoring in its various delivery platforms.
Since then the show has continued continued to be a reliable performer, consistently ranking as one of broadcast television's top rated scripted series. Today's renewal will likely take it through to its eventual conclusion, as its creators have previously spoken about a six-season plan for the show.

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'The Orville' Renewed For Season 3

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The sci-fi dramedy will continue in 2019-2020.
Fox announced today that The Orville has been picked up for a third season. Created by Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane, the hour-long space dramedy continued to have a solid presence during its sophomore run, both creatively and ratings-wise. Known for its mix of thought-provoking sci-fi story lines and witty humour, the series is amassing quite the loyal fanbase.
Taking inspiration from Star Trek, The Orville takes place 400 years in the future, when Earth is just a small part of an advanced and mostly-peaceful Planetary Union. The U.S.S. Orville is a mid-level exploratory vessel with a human and alien crew led by rookie officer Ed Mercer, who is played by MacFarlane. Determined to prove his worth despite his First Officer being his ex-wife, Ed leads his crew as they face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar workplace problems.
Look for Season 3 of The Orville during the 2019-2020 season.

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Fox Cancels 'Proven Innocent'

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No Season 2 for the legal drama.
It is being reported that Fox has cancelled Proven Innocent after one season. The news comes one day after the legal drama aired its freshman finale, which will now act as its series-ender.
The show premiered in February as a mid-season entry but never really gained any traction. Critical reception was decidedly mixed and it struggled to garner a sizable amount of viewers.
Proven Innocent follows Madeline Scott, the head of an underdog criminal defence firm who is on a mission to set innocent people free, as she was once in the same situation. While she may be a hero to some, Madeline's bold tactics are not appreciated by Gore Bellows, the prosecutor who once secured her conviction and still believes in her guilt. But despite Bellows' incessant quest to see her locked up, Madeline puts her energy towards defending others, even while fighting to maintain her innocence and possibly find the real killer in her own case.

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The updated anthology series will return for Season 2.
CBS All Access announced today that The Twilight Zone has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes midway through the show's freshman run on the streaming service.
A modern re-imagining of the original 1959 series created by Rod Serling, the series premiered in April with its first episode garnering the highest number of Day 1 viewers for an original series on the on-demand service. Reviews have been mostly positive as well, with fans and critics appreciating its ability to stay true to the essence of the original.
Hosted and narrated by Jordan Peele, the updated Twilight Zonefollows an anthology format, utilizing socially-conscious storytelling to explore aspects of the human condition and contemporary culture.

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'The 100' Renewed For Season 7

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The veteran drama will continue in 2020.
The CW announced today that The 100 will be returning for a seventh season. The pickup is an early one, coming the week ahead of the drama's sixth season premiere. Considered 'on the bubble' for a good part of its lengthy run, the show has proven to have staying power, currently ranking as the network's third-longest-running drama.
Set in a future where the Earth was previously-decimated by nuclear Armageddon, The 100 follows a group of young survivors who are sent back to Earth in a desperate measure to keep the human race alive.
Look for Season 7 of The 100 to premiere in early-to-mid 2020.

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The CW Renews 'Roswell, New Mexico'

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The sci-fi drama will be back for Season 2.
The CW announced today that Roswell, New Mexico has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes just one day after the conclusion of its freshman run, which ultimately garnered mixed reviews.
The sci-fi drama premiered in January as a mid-season entry with somewhat of a familiar name. It is the second TV-adapted series of the 'Roswell High' book series by Melinda Metz; the first being 1999s Roswell, which ran for three seasons on The WB and UPN networks.
Roswell, New Mexico follows jaded biomedical researcher Liz Ortecho, who has recently returned to her hometown and reconnected with her high school crush Max. But Liz is surprised to learn that Max and his siblings are aliens who have spent their lives hiding their otherworldly abilities. And as they grow closer to, it gets harder for Liz to keep the truth from others. But concealing the siblings' true identities is crucial, as a long-running government conspiracy and the politics of fear and hatred put their lives at risk.
Today's renewal comes as The CW is firming up its lineup for next season. A total of 14 scripted series will be returning - with no cancellations for any of its freshman shows.
Look for Season 2 of Roswell, New Mexico as part of the 2019-2020 television season.

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