TV Show News


American Idol, Supergirl, Last Man Standing, and other TV shows have all made recent TV show news by being renewed for an additional season, cancelled, or had additional episode orders. These shows air on Fox, CBS, and ABC.

American Idol (Fox)

American Idol…will end its run after one final season. Fox has renewed the venerable music competition series for a 15th season, which will be its last. Coming back are host Ryan Seacrest, who has been on the show since Day 1, as well as the judges for the past two seasons Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.

All of ABC’s Renewals

Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, American Crime, Secrets and Lies, Marvel’s Agent Carter, black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Modern Family, Galavant, America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars, Shark Tank, Beyond the Tank, 20/20

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC)

Undateable (NBC)

The Night Shift (NBC)

NBC…[handed] out renewals to freshman The Mysteries of Laura and sophomores Undateable and The Night Shift. The Mysteries of Laura is the only NBC freshman series to land a second season pickup. I hear the renewal is for 13 episodes.

Undateable[‘s]…third season [will] consist…entirely of live episodes. They will be live on East Coast, and I hear there is a possibly of doing them live for both coasts, like the episode the show did this week. It is unclear whether the order is for 13 or 22 episodes. Undateable will be the only returning NBC comedy series on the schedule next season.

The Player (NBC)

Game of Silence (NBC)

NBC and Sony TV… just reached deals for [two] pickups, series orders to drama pilots The Player (formerly Endgame) and Game of Silence

Minority Report (Fox)

Lucifer (Fox)

Rosewood (Fox)

The Frankenstein Code (Fox)

Fox just…wrapped its series pickups with nods to its big frontrunner Minority Report and dark horse Lucifer. They join previously ordered medical drama Rosewood and The Frankenstein Code.

The network also has Ryan Murphy’s straight-to-series comedic horror anthology Scream Queens…Fox’s fifth drama pilot, music-and-drugs-themed Studio City, is not getting picked up now but Fox is expected to revisit the pilot after the upfronts for potential midseason consideration.


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