Screen Junkies » Renewal http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:45:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 In Its Strangest Plot Twist To Date, HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Gets Renewed http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/in-its-strangest-plot-twist-to-date-hbos-the-leftovers-gets-renewed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/in-its-strangest-plot-twist-to-date-hbos-the-leftovers-gets-renewed/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:42:23 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264136 We'll keep watching it, because it's on HBO on Sundays, and that's what really matters.

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After seven weeks of getting our hopes up with spikes of action, then letting them simmer with 120 minutes of restless boredom between them, HBO has decided that, year, they’re going to keep doing that to us with The Leftovers. Because it’s been picked up for a second season (in case that roundabout criticism wasn’t clear).

Ratings for the post-rapture study of a small town started off fine, but have been growing across all platforms despite the fact that the show keeps testing viewers’ patience for SOMETHING to happen, just as patiences were tested producer Damon Lindelof‘s previous TV event, Lost.

No word yet on timing, but barring something weird, I think expecting the show back in about 10 months should be about right. In the meantime, just enjoy the silence and cigarette smoke.

(Deadline)

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NBC Renews Three Thursday Night Comedies (Done Right) http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/nbc-renews-three-thursday-night-comedies-done-right/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/nbc-renews-three-thursday-night-comedies-done-right/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2011 20:13:50 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202216 Hint: none of them are 'Outsourced'.

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In a move that would probably surprise anyone who still pays attention to ratings, NBC has given season pickups to”The Office,” “Parks And Recreation,” and “Community.” The fan favorites “Parks” and “Community” are building solid core audiences, but have yet to catch on with a wide crowd. “The Office” is still pulling down considerably more solid ratings, however we’ll see if that persists next season with the departure of it’s star,  Steve Carell.

This is incredibly encouraging news. “Parks” and “Community” continue to grow in ways that should serve as inspiration to anyone who thinks that great television can’t thrive on network TV. Let’s hope all three shows stay around forever, or just long enough to not wear out their welcome. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Fox Raises Second Season For ‘Hope’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fox-raises-second-season-for-hope/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fox-raises-second-season-for-hope/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:40:43 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15279 Raising Hope, Fox's freshman single camera sitcom, will live to see its titular newborn crawl and perhaps even walk next Fall, as the network has ordered a second season of the popular comedy.

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Raising Hope“, Fox’s freshman single camera sitcom, will live to see its titular newborn crawl and perhaps even walk next Fall, as the network has ordered a second season of the popular comedy. The series, about a down on his luck single dad with a crazy family raising a baby who is the product of a one night stand he had with a woman who was executed on death row (don’t worry, she totally deserved it), has taken a rather high concept and run with it quite nicely. Audiences seem to agree, as “Hope” is the number one new series of this past season among viewers under 35, partially thanks to the fact that its lead-in is ratings juggernaut and drama kid bait”Glee“. The series debuted this fall, paired with the equally high concept and name-of-character-in-titled “Running Wilde“, starring Will Arnett, which failed to garner the same positive reviews or ratings. Creator Greg Garcia‘s previous show, “My Name Is Earl”, ran for four full seasons and drew to a close in 2009.

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