Recent Renewals and Cancellations

The summer season may be upon us, but networks are busy announcing the fates for a number of shows.  Here is a run down of what has been cancelled, and renewed, over the past few days.

Renewals
33821Inside Amy Schumer, Review, and TripTank – Comedy Central handed out renewals to the three series on Monday.  Inside Amy Schumer will return for a third season, while Review and TripTank have been renewed for a second season.

Power – If you haven’t heard of this series before, no worries, it premiered on pay-cable network Starz just last week.  The series debuted to 460,000 viewers, and will air eight (8) episodes this season.  The second season, set to begin filming in September, will consist of ten (10) episodes.  No premiere date has yet been announced.

PrettyLittleLiarsIntertitlePretty Little Liars – ABC Family’s number one series, which started its fifth season this past Tuesday, has been renewed for two more seasons, keeping it on the air through its seventh season.  The mystery drama returned to a dominant 2.72 million viewers, and was number one on Twitter yet again.  Writers will have to make sure some answers are solved, or viewers may begin to flee.

Sirens – USA’s first original comedy series was renewed for a second season after its first season averaged 1.13 million viewers.  The second season will consist of 13 episodes, an increase of three (3) episodes from its first season.

I-Wanna-Marry-HarryCancellations
I Wanna Marry Harry – The embarrassing FOX reality series was pulled from the airwaves after four episodes averaged a mere 1.27 million viewers.  The show fell below one million viewers for its Tuesday episode, which may be one of the lowest performances for a series on any of the big four broadcast networks.  For the (few) viewers who care, the remaining episodes will be added to FOX.com.

Riot – The other embarrassment on the FOX Tuesday lineup was also cancelled this past week.  The unscripted series, which I thought was a drama series until the day after its premiered, also averaged 1.27 million viewers for its four episodes.  No word yet on when, or even if, the remaining episodes will air.  For the remainder of the summer (or at least until FOX makes changes), the Tuesday night lineup will be encores of Family GuyBrooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and The Mindy Project.

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