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The show stars Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as a heightened version of himself. Season 10 also starred Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, J.B. Smoove, and Ted Danson. The series is famously shot without a script and cast members are given scene outlines and improvise lines as they go.
For Life has been renewed for a second season at ABC, while The Baker and the Beauty has been canceled after one season. Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, who becomes a lawyer litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
NBC is firming up the remainder of its scripted lineup. The network on Monday night handed out a third-season to bubble drama Manifest as it also canceled three rookie series: Bluff City Law and comedies Sunnyside and Indebted.
The network has handed out a second-season renewal to musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. The musical dramedy may be the network’s only rookie series to make it to a second season.
Across its 20-episode freshman run, Prodigal Son averaged a 0.75 demo rating and 3.4 million total viewers (in Live+Same Day numbers). Out of the seven dramas Fox aired this TV season — three of which have ended or already been canceled — it ranked third in the demo (trailing the two 9-1-1s) and fourth in audience. It also enjoys the largest increases via DVR playback of any Fox series.
CBS has handed a two-year renewal to venerable daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful through the 2021-22 broadcast season. Now in its 33rd year, the afternoon series routinely wins its time period and averages over 3.2 million viewers every day.
Fox has officially renewed two more series for next season, flagship comedy Last Man Standing, headlined by Tim Allen, and medical drama The Resident, starring Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp. Both come from 20th Century Fox TV and both had been a lock to come back.
ABC has renewed American Idol for a fourth season, but for the second year in a row, the pickup comes without new deals for judges Katy Perry, Luke Byran and Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest.
The pickup comes as the 1:35 a.m. show finishes airing its first season, all of which was filmed in the fourth quarter of 2019. Singh, a YouTuber with some 36 million followers across social media channels, is currently the only woman hosting a late night show on the broadcast networks. She’s also the first bisexual woman of color to front a late night series.
Expect more celebrities in crazy costumes as Fox is bringing back The Masked Singer for Season 4. The renewal was unveiled Wednesday during Fox’s investors earnings call. It comes as the third season of the quirky entertainment show, which features celebrities donning outlandish outfits to sing famous cover versions, is heading to its finale May 20.
Westworld has been renewed for a fourth season at HBO ahead of the conclusion of Season 3. “From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of master storytellers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy,” said Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming. “We can’t wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next.”
Fox Entertainment continues with its early renewals, picking up flagship drama series 9-1-1 for a fourth season and its breakout spinoff 9-1-1: Lone Star for a second. The network already has renewed its freshman animated series Bless the Harts and Duncanville for next season and also has The Simpsons and Family Guy set to return next fall.
Fox is booking a return trip to Duncanville. The animated comedy, co-created by and starring Amy Poehler, has been picked up for Season 2, TVLine has learned. Duncanville marks the second freshman comedy to be renewed at the broadcast network, following fellow animated rookie Bless the Harts, which secured a Season 2 order back in October.
The Disney-owned broadcast network has handed out an early fourth-season renewal for Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19. The news comes as the current third cycle — the first since Grey’s showrunner Krista Vernoff took over the series — is having its most-watched season.
NBCUniversal’s The Steve Wilkos Show joins fellow conflict talker Maury in being renewed through the 2021-22 TV season, said Tracie Wilson, EVP, creative affairs, NBCUniversal TV Distribution, Thursday.
NBCUniversal’s conflict talker Maury has been renewed for two more seasons in national syndication, said Tracie Wilson, EVP, creative affairs, NBCUniversal TV Distribution. That will bring the show to the 2021-22 TV season — Maury’s 24th in syndication.
The network hands out three-year renewals to the prolific producer for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and his three Chicago series as part of a new five-year deal to keep his Wolf Entertainment production company at Universal Television.
NBC has ordered an eighth season of The Blacklist, the second consecutive year the veteran drama has received an early renewal. This time, the pickup was tied to a celebration of The Blacklist‘s 150th episode with the cast and crew in New York this morning where the renewal announcement was just made by NBC executives. There are no current plans for Season 8 to be the show’s final season.
So You Think You Can Dance has been renewed for a 17th season at Fox. Bailey Munoz was named the winner of the most recent season of the dance competition series. Auditions for the new season will begin next month.
Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, Personal Injury Court and Couples Court with The Cutlers get a green light following clearances on more than 200 stations.
The sitcom is currently airing Season 5. It was created by Justin Spitzer, who serves as an executive producer with star America Ferrera, director Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad.
The Freddie Highmore starrer from David Shore joins fellow medical drama Grey’s Anatomy with early renewals at the network.
The freshman syndicated court show has been renewed in more than 95% of U.S. markets.
On the heels of Days of Our Lives‘ official pickup at NBC, CBS has renewed fellow sudser The Young and the Restless for four — count ’em, four — more seasons. The blockbuster deal ensures that daytime’s No. 1 soap will be around through (at least) the 2023-24 TV season.
The official announcement comes two weeks after NBC Chairman Paul Telegdy at TCA confirmed that the daytime soap will be coming back. “Of course Days of Our Lives is going to carry on. We love it…. I know that will be good news for the fans,” he said then, later confirming that the plan was for the series would stay on NBC, not move to the Peacock streaming service.
The syndicated game show from Entertainment Studios will return for fall 2021 and fall 2022 in broadcast strip syndication and cable.
American Ninja Warrior is returning for a ninth season. NBC said it has renewed the four-time Emmy-nominated series for a return this summer. Production will begin in the spring with a premiere date TBD. Hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila along with sideline reporter Zuri Hall, the obstacle course competition series will shoot in three cities this season: Los Angeles, Washington and St. Louis. The show’s national finals will once again take place in Las Vegas.
PPI Releasing says its three newly launched syndicated series would all return for the 2020-21 season. The three new series join PPI’s The Listener and Just for Laughs Gags in the PPI syndication programming arsenal. All PPI syndication series are offered on a barter basis. “Last year we saw a gaping void in syndication, especially […]