US Television


General discussion of programs shown on US TV networks which are also broadcast in Australia, including those not worthy of their own topics (yet).
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Ten Network - Programs and Schedules
Ten Network - Programs and Schedules

The upcoming seventh season of Rizzoli & Isles will be the show’s last. The announcement came on the same day the show’s co-star Sasha Alexander won the People’s Choice Awards for favourite cable TV actress.


CBS has announced Criminal Minds’ latest spinoff, Beyond Borders, will premiere on March 16, followed by Rush Hour (based on the movie starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker) on March 31. I believe Seven has the local rights to Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and could fasttrack it.


NBC has confirmed Heroes Reborn will not get another season and will finish on January 21 as planned.
NBC also announced the cast of Friends will reunite next month for a two-hour special that pays tribute to veteran sitcom director James Burrows, who recently directed his 1000th episode (including 15 episodes of Friends). Stars from sitcoms like Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly will also appear in the special, which will air on February 21.


Fox has renewed Scream Queens for the second season, but the storyline will be set in a hospital instead of an university.
Fox has also renewed Empire for the third season.


Very interesting that Fox are reviving Prison Break and great they have the two main cast members back. Interestingly apparently the reason for the revival was the popularity it had on Netflix.

Fox are really getting into this event style series with 24, X Files and now Prison Break receiving them. It works quite well here in Australia so their broadcasters will be happy.


Lip Sync Battle, which is shown here on Nine occasionally, has been renewed for the third season by Spike. Season 2 began in the US on January 7.


CBS has handed out a pilot order to an untitled extended family hybrid comedy inspired by the Australian comedy Upper Middle Bogan, Deadline reports.


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CBS has handed out a pilot order to an untitled extended family hybrid comedy inspired by the Australian comedy Upper Middle Bogan, Deadline reports.
[/quote]That’s great. Upper Middle White Trash? :stuck_out_tongue:


Sarah Palin and Friends I think it’s going to be called :stuck_out_tongue:


Fox has renewed So You Think You Can Dance for the 13th season, but with a new format. The new season will be called So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, featuring kids aged 8-13 and each finalist will be paired with an All-Star dancer who will be his/her mentor and coach. The new season starts May 30.
NBC has renewed Law & Order: SVU for the 18th season and Chicago Med for the second season. It will also join CBS in showing Thursday night NFL in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Each season CBS will show the first five Thursday games and NBC the next five.


Manhattan the WGN historical drama about the project to build the first atomic bomb starring Ashley Zukerman was cancelled yesterday.


Long running soap Days of Our Lives has been renewed for the 51st season.


After being cancelled twice previously by CBS (!!) Unforgettable has been cancelled seemingly for the last time by A&E with no more seasons planned.


NBC has renewed Superstore (starring America Ferrera) for the second season.
Also, America’s Next Top Model has been picked up by VH1 after finishing on the CW after 22 cycles last December. Tyra Banks will remain as executive producer but will not host the show.


Bones has been renewed for the 12th and final season. It will be short season with only 12 episodes.


Satisfaction, starring Matt Passmore, has been axed after two seasons.


ABC has renewed Once Upon a Time (for the sixth season), The Goldbergs (for the fourth season), Fresh Off the Boat (for the third season) and Quantico (for the second season).


Also coming back for new seasons are
Modern Family, The Middle, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, and The Bachelor plus Black-ish (not shown here yet).

Now word from ABC for Castle.


Could it be gone? Why wasn’t it included in that lot?