Aquarius, Transparent, Mr. Robot, Broke, 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 NBC, Amazon, USA, and AMC.
NBC has given a second-season renewal for its 1960’s-themed drama “Aquarius,” starring David Duchovny as an LAPD cop on the hunt for Charles Manson, it was announced today by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.
The critically acclaimed drama made TV history in May as the first broadcast series to be streamed in its entirety following its debut, with NBC making all 12 “Aquarius” episodes available online for the four weeks following its intial NBC telecast.
“Aquarius” delivered the most-watched first 24 hours for a summer series premiere ever on NBC.com and the NBC App. With the surge in viewership generated by “Aquarius,” NBC Digital (NBC.com, the NBC app and Hulu) went on to log its biggest summer weekend ever.
Through 28 days, it’s the #2 most-viewed drama premiere ever on NBC.com and the NBC App, behind only “The Blacklist.”
Guilt (ABC Family)
ABC Family has ordered drama pilot “Guilt,” which simulates an Amanda Knox-style murder mystery
The drama centers on an American student in London who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her roommate. As the investigation unfolds, the viewers will question whether she’s a naive, young girl whose poor decisions are being magnified under the ruthless glare of the British tabloids, or whether she’s a sociopath who brutally murdered her friend.
Amazon has renewed its hit transgender show “Transparent” for a Season 3 as well as inked series creator Jill Soloway to a new deal.
Soloway has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios where she will develop other TV projects for Amazon Prime
Mr. Robot (USA Network)
USA Network is giving a major vote of confidence to its new series Mr. Robot. Hours before the hacking drama premieres tonight, the network has renewed it for a second season of at least 10 episodes.
USA has made the renewal after 2.6 million people had sampled the pilot, put up online on various platforms on May 27. The pilot also has been generally well received, winning the audience award at South By Southwest and named an official selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
AMC has given a straight to series order to “Broke”
“Broke” is a drama about two best friends who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant together.
One is a brilliant chef in trouble with the Mob and the law, and the other is the best sommelier in the city who is the widowed father of a teenage son.
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