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Futurama, Sweetbitter, Westworld, and other television shows have all made recent TV show news. These television shows come from broadcast, premium cable, and satellite television networks based in the United States and abroad.

  • Futurama is coming to Syfy Channel
  • Major Crimes has been canceled
  • Divorce has been renewed
  • Starz has ordered Sweetbitter
  • Iron Fist will be appearing in Season Two of Luke Cage
  • Westworld: Season 2 will feature multiple parks

Futurama

Futurama has found a new home on the Syfy. A multi-year contact has been signed between Syfy and 20th Century Fox Television. The deal will bring all 140 episodes of the science fiction television series to Syfy. The episodes will begin airing on Syfy on November 11, 2017. Their regular airing time will be 8 p.m.-2 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Saturdays from 8-11 a.m.

Major Crimes

Major Crimes has been canceled. Its current sixth season will be its last season. The last episode, a two hour episode, will air on January 16, 2018 at 9 p.m.

Major Crimes‘ cast:

The ensemble cast is headed by two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell. Also starring are G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco, Leonard Roberts, Jessica Meraz and Daniel di Tomasso. The series also features recurring appearances by Jon Tenney as Deputy Chief of the Special Operations Bureau Fritz Howard, Ransford Doherty as Coroner’s Investigator Kendall, Kathe Mazur as DDA Andrea Hobbs, Rene Rosado as Gus Wallace, Dawnn Lewis as Patrice Provenza and Bill Brochtrup as LAPD psychologist, Dr. Joe Bowman.

Divorce

Divorce has been renewed for a second season on HBO.

Divorce: Season 2’s plot synopsis: “Season two finds Frances (Parker) and her ex-husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church), dealing with the aftermath of their explosive separation and learning to rebuild their lives.”

Divorce: Season 2 stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins, and Charlie Kilgore.

Divorce: Season 2 will premiere on HBO on January 2018.

The show also stars Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore.

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus

OCT. EPISODES

Episode #3: “George Jones and Tammy Wynette (Part One)”

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 6 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

He was a poor boy from a bootleggers’ town in the Texas backwoods. She was a cotton-picking Mississippi girl dreaming of stardom in Nashville. Together, George Jones and Tammy Wynette became the first power couple in country music. They were perfect in the public eye, but their tumultuous relationship was punctuated by George’s alcohol-fueled escapades and his paranoia over Tammy’s romantic past. She tried to keep the marriage from turning toxic, singing “Stand By Your Man,” her greatest hit, onstage with her husband every night.

Written by Mike Judge, Mark Monroe, Jeff Feuerzeig, Julien Nitzberg; directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #4: “George Jones and Tammy Wynette (Part Two)”

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 13 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Collaborating on 33 hit songs and nine studio albums, George Jones and Tammy Wynette projected an image of marital bliss. Backstage, real life was more of a mess, highlighted by actual gunplay, an accusation of poisoning and ingenious disappearing acts in the name of alcohol. The marriage was ultimately sacrificed, but the music survived. Despite George’s split personalities and Tammy’s endless string of men, the two maintained an artistic partnership that stood the test of time and gave them one of their greatest hits, “Golden Rings,” about love and marriage.

Written by Mike Judge, Mark Monroe, Jeff Feuerzeig, Julien Nitzberg; directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #5: “Billy Joe Shaver”

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 20 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

By all accounts, Billy Joe Shaver should never have made it in country music. A poor Texas kid from a broken family, he lost three fingers in a sawmill accident before ever writing a song. Despite his physical challenge, Shaver landed in Nashville as a singer-songwriter with hard luck songs about real life. A chance meeting with Waylon Jennings in the back of a peanut trailer led to Jennings’ breakthrough “Outlaw” album “Honky Tonk Heroes,” featuring Waylon singing songs written by Billy Joe. A decade later, Shaver made a name for himself after shooting a man at a roadside tavern for allegedly talking to his soon-to-be ex-wife. The gunplay led to a celebrity trial and a shocking verdict. Of course, Billy Joe wrote a song about it.

Written by Mike Judge, Mark Monroe, Jeff Feuerzeig, Julien Nitzberg; directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #6: “Waylon Jennings (Part One)”

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 27 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

The father of “Outlaw” country music, Waylon Jennings grew up in Texas with dreams of making it to the Grand Ole Opry. Following a musical partnership with Buddy Holly that ended in his first experience cheating death, Waylon eventually made his way to Nashville, where he became roommates with Johnny Cash. The singer, like his pal Johnny, never quite fit in with the Nashville sound, although they both found the Nashville speed to their liking. It took a move back home to Texas and a reunion with Willie Nelson, his old friend and fellow outcast, for the charismatic Waylon to breathe new life into country music, and finally do things on his own terms.

Written by Mike Judge, Mark Monroe, Jeff Feuerzeig, Julien Nitzberg; directed by Mike Judge.

MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS was created by Mike Judge, Richard Mullins and Dub Cornett; executive produced by Mike Judge, Glen Zipper, Sean Stuart and Dub Cornett; producer, Richard Mullins; composer, John Frizzell.

Sweetbitter

Starz has ordered straight-to-series six half-hour episodes of the scripted drama.

Sweetbitter‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Stephanie Danler, the series “follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars, and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, yet punishing life she has stumbled upon. This is the story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the rich and grimy backdrop of exclusive restaurants, conjuring a nonstop and high-adrenaline world evoking the possibility, beauty, and fragility of being young and adrift.”

Luke Cage

Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist (Finn Jones) will appear during the second season. Other characters appearing during Season 2 include:

Mike Colter returns as the titular Luke Cage, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and Theo Rossi as Shades. Newcomers to the series so far include Mustafa Shakir (The Deuce, The Night Of) as John McIver, a natural leader, brimming with charisma, whose mission is focused on Harlem and vengeance; and Gabrielle Dennis (Insecure, Rosewood) as Tilda Johnson, a brilliant, holistic doctor with a complicated history in Harlem where, as much as she tries to stay far from trouble, it seems to always find her.

Luke Cage: Season 2 will begin airing on Netflix in 2018.

Westworld

Westworld: Season 2 will feature more than one park zone. This was hinted at during the season finale of Season One. Most assumed Samurai World would make an appearance in Season 2 but it looks as though the creative geniuses behind the series have something else in mind.

During a panel at the 2017 Vanity Fair Summit, Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy alluded to the presence of multiple park zones in Season 2. “Nolan and Joy were asked why they left out Roman World and Medieval World in season 1 with Nolan responding ‘We had to save something for Season 2.'”

Roman World and Medieval World were parts of the 1973 Michael Crichton film Westworld, on which the HBO TV series is based.

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