Finding Carter, Rectify, Happy Valley, and other TV shows have all made recent TV show news by being renewed for an additional season. and other television productions have all made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows air on MTV, SundanceTV, BBC, and Hulu.
Finding Carter (MTV)
MTV has picked up a 12-episode second season of its breakout scripted series Finding Carter. Kathyrn Prescott… Anna Jacoby-Heron, Cynthina Watros, Alexix Denisof, Zac Pullam, and Alex Saxon also star.
The coming of age drama is currently the No. 1 new cable series with 12-34 year-olds and teens. To date, the series is averaging a solid 2.0 P12-34 rating and 2.2 million total viewers (Live+3).
The cable network has renewed its first wholly owned original scripted series Rectify for a third season to air in 2015. I hear the order likely will be for 6 episodes, matching the size of the series’ first season.
Rectify [stars] Aden Young…Abigail Spencer, J. Smith Cameron, Luke Kirby, Clayne Crawford Adelaide Clemens and Jake Austin Walker co-star.
Happy Valley (BBC)
the Sally Wainwright-created police drama has been commissioned for a second season in the UK…Its early June finale ultimately notched up an unprecedented 92.5 rating in the UK after weekly consolidated averages of about 8M viewers. The second season will go into production in 2015, to be broadcast later in the year.
Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango In Halifax, The Paradise), Downton Abbey’s Siobhan Finneran, James Norton (Rush, Death Comes To Pemberley), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), George Costigan, Joe Armstrong and Steve Pemberton starred in the first season.
The Awesomes (Hulu)
Hulu has renewed animated superhero series “The Awesomes” from Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker for a third season, set to return in 2015.
The second season, starring Meyers as superhero Prock, premiered Aug. 4…[Its] cast also includes Ike Barinholtz, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Rashida Jones, Paula Pell, Josh Meyers, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Lee, Steve Higgins, Emily Spivey and Bobby Moynihan.
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