Gilmore Girls

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Gilmore Girls revival has a teaser and release date.
  • BoJack Horseman is coming back for season four.
  • Turn has been renewed for a fourth and final season.
  • Starz is adapting Peep Show for the United States.
  • A House of Cards veteran heads to Homeland.
  • Adam Copeland joins the cast of Vikings.
  • Aladdin characters are heading to Once Upon a Time.
  • And more!

BoJack Horseman is the best show on Netflix and one of the best shows available to watch anywhere. The third season dropped last week and the critical praise for this hilarious and brutally honest tale of showbiz and depression that just so happens to star a talking horse has been non-stop. So of course Netflix has renewed the show for a fourth season. Heck, the new season was still piping hot and cooling on the windowsill when that tweet above was sent. Netflix knows they have a winner on their hands.

Speaking of Netflix bringing back things that people enjoy, the first teaser for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life has arrived and it has brought with it a premiere date: November 25, 2016. Unlike most Netflix revivals, this is a four-episode miniseries, with each episode running 90 minutes (and covering a season in the life of the characters).

turn

AMC has renewed Turn: Washington’s Spies for a fourth season…which will also be its final season. The show, which follows American spies working against the British military during the Revolutionary War, was never a huge hit for the network, but it has its fair share of fans and they should be pleased to note that the series is going out on its own terms. Here’s showrunner Craig Silverstein:

I am so pleased to be able to bring the story of the Culper Ring to its epic conclusion, at the point where the revolutionary war ends and the great American experiment truly begins. This series has been a joy to work on thanks to Barry Josephson, Alexander Rose, our sexy writing staff, brilliant crew, and dream team cast. I am also thrilled to continue to work with AMC, who had the passion and courage to put Turn: Washington’s Spies on the air and support our effort. I eagerly look forward to our future adventures together.

The ten-episode final season will premiere in 2017.

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Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal and 30 Rock‘s Jack McBrayer are set to join the cast of The Big Bang Theory this season, playing the mother and the brother of Kaley Cuoco’s Penny. As Vulture points out, this is the second time Sagal has played Cuoco’s mother on a sitcom, as they starred as Cate and Bridget Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules from 2002 through 2005.

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