Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Angie Han
It’s the TCAs this week, and that means we’ve got lots of big TV news coming our way right now. So let’s get them all taken care of right now, shall we? After the jump:
- FX’s Atlanta won’t return until 2018.
- FX’s American Crime Story also won’t return until 2018.
- American Horror Story has been renewed. Yes, again.
- Archer, The Americans, and Feud get premiere dates.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events gets a second season.
- Big Little Lies and Riverdale unleash new teasers.
- Arrested Development season 5 is “close,” supposedly.
- Lethal Weapon casts Thomas Lennon as Joe Pesci.
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Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Angie Han
Though it started out as a spoof of James Bond-style spy stories, Archer‘s reinvented itself a couple of times over the past few years. There was that time it became a Miami Vice riff in season five, before “un-rebooting” itself in season six. It re-rebooted itself in season seven, this time as a Magnum P.I.-inspired private eye series. And it’s getting yet another makeover for season eight, refashioning itself as a 1940s noir mystery called Archer: Dreamland. Get your first look via two new teasers below.
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Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by Angie Han
Archer is plotting another big move for season eight, and I don’t mean to another glamorous and exotic city. The animated comedy is heading over to FXX, the sister network to its former home FX. No return date has been announced for the series, but we can probably expect it to stick around its new digs for a while — Archer received a three-season renewal last year. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Most of the FX and FXX shows you’re currently following, including American Horror Story and Fargo, will be wrapping up their current seasons in the next couple of months. But don’t let that get you down — it just means they’re clearing the calendar for other shows to come your way.
FX has just announced premiere dates for two of its new series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and Zach Galifianakis‘ Baskets, while moving The Americans to later in the spring. Meanwhile, FXX has set return dates for comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Man Seeking Woman. Get the American Crime Story premiere date and more after the jump. Read More »
FX has landed some major comedic star power for a bunch of new pilots. Billy Crystal has a show called The Comedian, Tracy Morgan has a show called Death Pact, Denis Leary has a show called Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and that’s not the half of it.
There are 12 new pilots in total and the two most exciting might be a new show created by and starring Zach Galifianakis, which will be co-produced and co-written by Louis C.K. It’s the first show in C.K.’s new deal. Then, Oscar-winning writer Charlie Kaufman‘s new show How and Why has cast John Hawkes and Michael Cera in key roles. Read More »
Gone are the days of being able to watch The Simpsons in syndication every single evening. The show has been on the air for so long (25 seasons) that many of the original syndications deals have sputtered out. Cable TV companies saw that as an opening and, in recent months, a bidding war began for the rights to air the classic cartoon. A winner has now emerged, but it wasn’t cheap.
FXX, the Fox-owned spin-off channel of FX, will end up paying about $750 million for the rights to air The Simpsons in syndication on their network over the next ten years. The deal also includes the ability to make all seasons available on demand on their soon-to-launch VOD app, FXNow. Read More »
Yes, even more TV Bits today. Lots of FX info, including returning shows, return dates for The Killing and True Blood, here’s what you’ll find below:
- FX will launch a few channel called FXX, featuring the new seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit, all of which have been renewed.
- One of my favorite shows, Toy Hunter, returns for season two on April 10.
- TNT orders a new show called Nashville Confidential.
- The Killing gets a third season trailer and premiere date.
- True Blood returns to HBO in June without Alan Ball.
- Read the full list of shows Bravo has returning and developing.
- Conquistadors, about the fall of the Incan Empire, could appear on FX.
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