2017 TV Shows Renewals, TV Show Orders, Cancellations, and Air Dates
Numerous TV shows have been renewed in the last three or four days but that is not all. TV shows were also canceled, a few new TV shows were given full season orders while premiere dates for returning series have been set.
TV Series Renewals
Two of the TV shows renewed today air on the American broadcast television network The CW. The Originals was renewed for a Fifth Season, and iZombie was Renewed for a Fourth Season. Both seemed as though they were in doubt for renewals. Eleven other The CW TV shows had already been renewed before the announcement today. Rein and The Vampires Diaries weren’t renewed because they are ending their runs at the end of the seasons. Frequency and No Tomorrow, on the other hand, were both canceled after their first seasons.
American commercial broadcast television network NBC renewed Blindspot today for a Third Season. I thought that would be the case since the series has an avid fan-base. What I don’t get is why NBC would move the show out of its high-performing time-slot for a mid-week time-slot and not expect the ratings to be effected. Look at what happens to shows at Fox when a show gets moved to Death Slot Friday. At least Blindspot survived its deleterious move.
NBC‘s Chicago Fire (NBC’s second-highest rated TV show behind This is Us), Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med have all been renewed for a single additional season each. Chicago Justice is sitting on the bubble. Chicago Justice has not been renewed yet.
ABC comedy juggernaut Modern Family, one episode away from completing its eighth season, has been renewed for two additional seasons. This was a no-brainer. Modern Family has been one of the top comedies on television for years.
TV Series Cancellations
NBC’s Timeless was canceled after its First Season. Shopping is currently underway but very few seem optimistic about it.
After six seasons, the ABC Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing has been canceled. Last Man Standing was “the highest-rated scripted series on Friday [Nights].”
TV Series Orders
The CW seems to have high hopes for the Dynasty reboot. They have already green-lit the First Season for the series. On the superhero front, The CW is hoping for another gold star superhero series with their First Season order for Black Lightning. Black Lightning is a DC Comics TV show adaptation.
Black Lightning‘s plot synopsis:
Cress Williams stars in Greg Berlanti‘s latest comic book show, based on the comics of the same name. “Black Lightning” will follow Jefferson Pierce…, who hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago. But with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend — Black Lightning.
I haven’t seen a good military TV series since Over There on FX. I do not know if Valor is that series but we will soon see. Valor is “a serialized military drama/conspiracy thriller starring Matt Barr and penned by writer-musician Kyle Jarrow.”
The CW drama-comedy Life Sentence was picked up for a Season One order as well.
TV Series 2017 Premieres and Air Dates
The Stain: Season 4’s plot synopsis:
As the fourth and final season begins, nine months have passed. The world has fallen into darkness, and the strigoi are in control. The explosion at the end of season three triggered a global nuclear apocalypse. The resulting nuclear winter liberated the strigoi, allowing them to move about during daytime, and allowing the Master to establish a totalitarian regime. Preying on the fears of the populace, the Master and his minions have created an unsettling alliance in “The Partnership.” The majority of humans are now working for the strigoi, operating with a single understanding — collaborate or die. With the world in disarray and our heroes disbanded, each of them will have to overcome personal hardship and defy death for even the smallest chance at fighting back… All the while, the Master reigns supreme, furthering his scheme for the end of the world as we know it. In the face of annihilation…do our heroes have what it takes to save humankind?
Snowfall will be making its series premiere on FX on July 15, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. et/pt.
Snowfall‘s plot synopsis:
Set in Los Angeles in 1983, Snowfall begins with storm a coming and its name is crack. A one hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, Snowfall follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord
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