It’s been a busy day, with three different networks renewing three series.
Up first is SundanceTV’s first original series, Rectify. Now in its second season, the critically acclaimed drama has been renewed for a third season and will consist of 6 episodes. That total is down 4 episodes from this past season, but in line with season one. Per Entertainment Weekly, the first to report the renewal, Rectify is averaging an okay 287,000 viewers in its current season. The new season is expected to debut sometime in 2015.
FX has renewed its latest hit drama, The Strain, for second season. Currently in its first season, The Strain is averaging 2.33 million viewers and 1.1 A18-49 demo in its first six episodes. FX notes The Strain is the most watched series premiere in network history, with 12.7 million viewers (across all platforms, of course). The 13 episodes second season will return next summer. If you’re not yet watching The Strain, I recommend you catch up. While the series may have started a bit slow, the last three episodes have been quite good, and scary. I consider The Strain to now be one of my favorite series on cable.
Finally, MTV has renewed drama Finding Carter. The series, now in its first season, has averaged 1.25 million viewers and 0.5 A18-49 demo through its first seven episodes. Finding Carter is the number one new cable series among 12-34 year olds and teens, the key demographics for MTV. The second season of Finding Carter will consist of 12 episodes and debut in 2015. TVLine was the first to report the news of its renewal.