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TV Renewals, Cancellations, Orders: LEGENDS, DOLL & EM, ALMOST ROYALS

Morris Chestnut Sean Bean Ali Larter Legends

Legends, Doll & Em, Almost Royals, 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 TNT, HBO, and BBC.

Doll & Em (HBO)

Doll & Em…has been picked up for a second season by HBO. The show, from UK broadcaster BSkyB, was already renewed for a six-episode second season by Sky Living in the UK in October.

Catch A Contractor (SpikeTV)

Spike TV has ordered a 10-episode third season of original series, Catch A Contractor, starring Adam Carolla. For the first time, the series, which is filmed in Los Angeles, will travel to Las Vegas to identify and confront fraudulent and unscrupulous contractors in Sin City…The series is averaging 1 million viewers for Season 2 (October 5-November 25).

Almost Royal (BBC America)

BBC America has renewed its original comedy series “Almost Royal” for a second season.

The cabler confirmed the renewal for eight episodes

Season two will find the pair digging deeper into the American diaspora…It’s distribbed by BBC Worldwide and airs on E4 in the U.K.

Those Who Can’t (TruTV)

TruTV has ordered its first full-fledged scripted comedy pilot, Those Who Can’t (working title), created by and starring the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix. The project…is set in Denver. It follows three dysfunctional high school teachers – played by Grawlix members Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy – who are as screwed-up as the kids they teach. When an entitled bully decides to make their lives miserable, they go to ridiculous lengths to exact revenge.

The pilot order to Those Who Can’t is part of the programming makeover at Turner’s TruTV

Legends (TNT)

The Last Ship (TNT)

Murder In the First (TNT)

TNT has given a 10-episode second-season pickup to freshman drama series Legends. It means the new TNT dramas that debuted this past summer — The Last Ship, Murder In the First and Legends — all have been renewed for Season 2…Legends had the smallest Live+Same Day premiere audience of the three, opening with 2.6 million viewers in August…Ultimately, more than 8 million viewers watched the Legends premiere live, through DVRs, VOD, digital on-demand and a pair of Saturday encores. Over the entire season, Legends averaged 3.2 million viewers in Live+7. When viewing across multiple platforms is factored in, the show’s audience jumps to 6.5 million viewers.

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Source: Variety, Deadline


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