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Fall TV 2019: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)

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It’s that time of year again! As the broadcast networks begin to order pilots and consider new series for their fall slates, they’ve also begun to winnow down which current shows will return next season and which will come to an end.

Below is every scripted (and a few unscripted) show that ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW have renewed or canceled so far, along with those still awaiting their fates. We’ve also included descriptions of the new shows that have been picked up so far.

Check back throughout the coming months for updates. You can read our pilot guide to see what projects may soon be ordered to series here.

Also Read: 'The Simpsons' Renewed for Seasons 31 and 32 on Fox

NBC

Renewed Series: “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “The Good Place,” “New Amsterdam,” “Will & Grace

Canceled/Ending Series: “Marlon,” “Midnight, Texas,” “Reverie,
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Ransom: Season Three Viewer Votes

Is Eric Beaumont still saving the day during the third season of the Ransom TV show on CBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Ransom is cancelled or renewed for season four. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Ransom season three episodes here.

A CBS crime drama from creators Frank Spotnitz and David Vainola, Ransom stars Luke Roberts, Karen LeBlanc, Brandon Jay McLaren, and Nazneen Contractor. The mystery thriller centers on crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Roberts). He and his team save lives which often seem beyond saving, in part, because Eric understands
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of CBS TV Shows

Below, you'll find a list of CBS and CBS All Access recent/current/upcoming primetime TV shows and their current status. To see a series' ratings, click the links in the middle column (where applicable).

Shows include 48 Hours, 48 Hours: NCIS, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Blood & Treasure, Blue Bloods, Bull, The Code, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Fam, FBI, God Friended Me, The Good Fight, Happy Together, Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Instinct, Interrogation, Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, Living Biblically, Love Island, MacGyver (2016), Madam Secretary, Magnum P.I., Man with a Plan, Me Myself & I, Million Dollar, Mile, Mom, Murphy Brown, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, The Neighborhood, One Dollar, Pink Collar Crimes, Ransom, The Red Line, Salvation, Scorpion, Seal Team, The Stand, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Superior Donuts, Survivor, Swat, Tell Me a Story,
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Ransom, The Red Line, The Code: CBS Reveals Mid-Season Drama Premieres

CBS is bringing in the new year with some new shows. Today, the network announced the premiere dates for The Red Line, The Code, and season three of Ransom.

An event series, The Red Line (April 28th at 8 p.m. Et/Pt) "follows three very different Chicago families as they journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy connects them all." Meanwhile, the new series The Code (April 9th at 9 p.m. Et/Pt) "is a drama about the military’s brightest minds who take on our country’s toughest legal challenges, inside the courtroom and out, in the only law office in the world where every attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine."

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CBS Sets Premiere Date for Ava Duvernay’s ‘The Red Line,’ Will Air the Whole Series Over 4 Weeks

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CBS has announced a pair of spring premiere dates for new series, “The Code,” and Ava Duvernay’s event series, “The Red Line.”

The Red Line,” from Duvernay and fellow uber-producer Greg Berlanti, will debut on Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt, following the conclusion of the first season of “God Friended Me.” The eight-episode event series will air on a truncated schedule — it will air two episodes, back-to-back, over four consecutive Sundays.

The series, which stars Noah Wyle, follows three very different Chicago families as they journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy connects them all.

Also Read: Dana Delany Replaces Mira Sorvino in CBS's 'The Code' Recasting

“‘The Red Line’ is a serialized drama with compelling characters and provocative themes that we expect viewers will want to watch more than one hour per week, so we wanted to eventize it and try something unique
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Witold Sobocinski Dies: Cinematographer On Films By Polanski, Wajda & Others Was 89

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Witold Sobocinski Dies: Cinematographer On Films By Polanski, Wajda & Others Was 89
Witold Sobocinski, a Polish cinematographer who worked with countrymen including Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Zanussi and also was a celebrated jazz musician and a teacher at Lodz Film School, has died. He was 89. Lodz announced the news but did not give details.

Sobocinski was one of the first graduates of Lodz’s cinematography department and had taught there since the 1980s. His son, Piotr Sobocinski, also was a celebrated Dp, having scored an Oscar nod for Three Colors: Red and worked on such films as Hearts in Atlantis, Marvin’s Room and Ransom. He died in 2001.

Among the directors he worked with and their films are Polański, Wajda, Zanussi (Życie rodzinne), Jerzy Skolimowski (Ręce do góry), Wojciech Jerzy Has (The Hourglass Sanatorium), Piotr Szulkin and Andrzej Żuławski (The Third Part of the Night).

Among his many career honors,
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Pulse Films Pumps Up Scripted Team Further With Jamie Hall Hire

  • Variety
Pulse Films has further pumped up its scripted team with the hiring of Jamie Hall as its executive vice president of scripted production and commercial affairs. Hall is the former COO of Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions, where he oversaw strategic partnerships and financing for entertainment projects.

Hall’s appointment follows the recent hiring of Dimistra Tsingou as the company’s president of scripted, and the promotion of Lucas Ochoa to chief creative officer.

Hall will oversee Pulse’s scripted TV and film production globally including upcoming Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery helmed series “Gangs of London” for Sky and HBO Cinemax, and “Atomic Bazaar,” written by Greg Burke.

Productions under Hall’s watch at Big Light included the CBS series “Ransom,” “The Indian Detective,” starring comedian Russell Peters for CTV, the drama “Medici: Masters of Florence,” starring Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman, and Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle.
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Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Names Oliver Lang as COO

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Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Names Oliver Lang as COO
Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions, whose credits include “Medici: Masters of Florence,” “Ransom” and Emmy winning “The Man in the High Castle,” has named Oliver Lang as chief operating officer. Based at the company’s London headquarters, Lang will oversee its operations, strategic partnerships and financing for drama projects.

Writer-showrunner Spotnitz, who credits include “The X-Files,” “Hunted” and “Strike Back,” founded Big Light five years ago to produce a diverse slate of international television series, and has since become one of Europe’s fastest-growing independent production companies.

As well as Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle,” now in its fourth season, the company’s projects include “Ransom,” now in its third season for CBS and Global; “Medici: Masters of Florence” and two seasons of “Medici: The Magnificent,” both for Rai and Netflix; and “The Indian Detective” for Netflix.

Lang is managing director of Sharp Edge Media, the
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‘Power’: Evan Handler, Monique Gabriela Curnen & Mike Dopud Set As Series Regulars In Season 6

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‘Power’: Evan Handler, Monique Gabriela Curnen & Mike Dopud Set As Series Regulars In Season 6
Californication alum Evan Handler is set as a new series regular on season 6 of Power, and Mike Dopud and Monique Gabriela Curnen, who recurred in seasons 4 and 5, have been promoted to regulars for the upcoming season of Starz’s hit drama series.

Handler will play Jacob Warner, the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District, there to clean up one too many messes and not built to play nice. Formidable and powerful, he will use the position and authority to challenge those around him to get answers.

Dopud plays Jason Micic, a brutal and ruthless Serbian crime boss, and Tommy’s connect, with sights on expanding his network to both coasts at any cost.

Curnen plays Blanca Rodriguez, the incorruptible NYPD Internal Affairs investigator that zeroed in on Angela Valdes while conducting the investigation of the disappearance and probable murder of Detective Raymond Jones, Raina’s killer and a suspected dirty cop.
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Stan Lee’s Lucky Man Travel’s To Shudder

Shudder, the leading subscription video on demand service for thriller, suspense and horror, has acquired all three seasons of the bold, action packed crime thriller Stan Lee’s Lucky Man for Us release, produced by Carnival Films.

Based on the original idea from legendary comic book writer Stan Lee, Lucky Man is a story about luck, fate, gambling, superstition and the consequences of our actions. It follows Di Harry Clayton – a brilliant, yet troubled cop from London’s notorious Murder Squad who is also a compulsive gambler in danger of losing the thing he values most: his family. As he’s approaching rock bottom, he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Eve at a casino who gives him a mysterious bracelet that grants him with the power to control luck. But it comes at a price.

Stan Lee said: “I’ve always been captivated by the subject of luck, and I
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‘Ransom’ Renewed by CBS for Season 3

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‘Ransom’ Renewed by CBS for Season 3
CBS and Canadian broadcaster Global have renewed Ransom for a third season.

Production on the new season is set to begin in October. As with past seasons, CBS will be the U.S. home for the series, with Global broadcasting the show in Canada.

CBS for two seasons has scheduled “Ransom” on Saturday nights, where original sscripted programming is rarely seen on broadcast. As an international acquisition, however, “Ransom” provides a low-cost programming option for CBS at a time when reruns perform increasingly poorly against the wealth of viewing options available on streaming and cable, and broadasters are under pressure to actively program year-round.

Ransom” was created by David Vainola and Frank Spotnitz. It is a Canada-Hungary treaty co-production, produced by Entertainment One (eOne) with executive producers Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny of Sienna Films and Spotnitz for Big Light Productions.

Valerie Pechels and Odile McDonald of Wildcats Productions will
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‘Ransom’ Renewed For Season 3 By Global & CBS

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Global has picked up a third season of suspense drama series Ransom for premiere next year on Global in Canada and CBS in the U.S.

Created by Frank Spotnitz and David Vainola, the series hails from Entertainment One, Big Light Productions, Sienna Films and Korda Studios. The 13-episode Season 3 will begin shooting in October in Budapest, Hungary. The principal cast includes Luke Roberts, Nazneen Contractor, Brandon Jay McLaren and Karen LeBlanc

Ransom is inspired by the professional experiences of crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert, who, along with his partner, Marwan Mery, are among the top negotiators in the world. They travel the globe to help multinational corporations and government agencies with complex negotiations and conflict resolution. Season 3 follows the world of international crisis and hostage negotiating with Eric Beaumont (Roberts) and his elite team as they save lives when no one else can.
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'Ransom' Renewed for Season 3 at CBS

'Ransom' Renewed for Season 3 at CBS
CBS is sticking with Ransom.

The U.S. broadcaster will continue with the imported series for a third season as Canadian outlet Global has also picked up the drama starring Luke Roberts for another cycle.

The Ransom renewal comes as CBS continues to support original programming on typically little-watched Saturdays. Season two of the show, created by David Vainola and Frank Spotnitz, averaged 2.4 million viewers during its April-June run on the network.

The 13-episode third season will resume production in October for a premiere next year on Global in Canada and CBS in the U.S.

The show is produced ...
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‘The Flash’: Jessica Parker Kennedy Upped To Series Regular For Season 5

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‘The Flash’: Jessica Parker Kennedy Upped To Series Regular For Season 5
Jessica Parker Kennedy, who recurred last season in The Flash, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming Season 5 of the CW superhero drama.

Kennedy plays Nora West-Allen, Barry and Iris’ future daughter. She was introduced last season as the Mystery Girl, and her identity was revealed in the finale. She joins recently promoted Danielle Nicolet (Cecile) and Hartley Sawyer (Ralph), who also will return as series regulars for the upcoming season.

Kennedy first appeared as the character in November in the multi-show crossover event, when she covertly approached groom-to-be Barry at his and Iris’ ill-fated church wedding. She then resurfaced occasionally throughout the season, dropping clues as to Mystery Girl’s identity.

Based on the DC characters, The Flash is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, showrunner Todd Helbing and Sarah Schechter. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros Television.

Kennedy’s other TV credits include
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12 Lowest-Rated TV Shows of 2017-18 Season (Photos)

The 2017-18 television season is in the books, and as usual, some shows performed better than others. Like, better than all of these.

Broadcast’s lowest-rated entertainment series this time around was CBS Saturday show “Ransom,” which our readers have probably never heard of. ABC’s reality competition “The Toy Box” was just one-tenth of a ratings point behind that one among adults 18-49, which is the demographic most-beloved by advertisers.

See how the 12 lowest-rated broadcast TV shows rank by their ratings below. For purposes of this story, we elected not to count shows on The CW, which would have gobbled up a bunch of spots. See the full rankings below.

Also Read: 11 Highest-Rated TV Shows of 2017-18 Season (Photos)

Rank: 11 (tie)

Show: “Running Wild With Bear Grylls”

Net: NBC

18-49 Rating: 0.8

Rank: 11 (tie)

Show: “Elementary”

Net: CBS

18-49 Rating: 0.8

Rank: 6 (tie)

Show: “Champions”

Net: NBC

18-49 Rating: 0.7

Also Read:
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13 Lowest-Rated TV Shows of the 2017-18 Season That Have Been Renewed… So Far (Photos)

  • The Wrap
Fun fact for TV shows on the bubble: You don’t actually have to have stellar ratings to get renewed. Yes, Nielsen numbers are a big part of the decision-making process when the broadcast networks decide what series to ax and what to keep ahead of their upfront presentations, but they aren’t everything. Each year, plenty of shows with modest viewership squeak by. Scroll through the TheWrap’s gallery to see the 11 lowest-rated TV shows of the 2017-18 season — so far– that got renewed. (Of course we counted “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” here, because of that last-minute NBC pickup). All ratings in this story come from Nielsen’s “most current” data stream, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available. Least-viewed is first, most-watched last. And, yes, there are ties.

Ransom” (CBS): 0.4

“Elementary” (CBS): 0.6

“Madam Secretary” (CBS): 1.0

“Instinct” (CBS): 1.1.

“For the People” (ABC): 1.1

“A.P. Bio” (NBC): 1.1

*”Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox): 1.2

MacGyver” (CBS): 1.2

“Blindspot” (NBC): 1.2

Man With a Plan” (CBS): 1.2

Gotham” (Fox): 1.2

Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC): 1.3

Lethal Weapon” (Fox): 1.3

*Canceled by Fox, revived by NBC 1 day later

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‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Instinct’ Among 5 CBS Renewals

CBS has renewed five of its shows, continuing the onslaught of renewals and cancellations ahead of the broadcast networks’ upfronts presentations next week.

Criminal Minds,” “Instinct,” “Life in Pieces,” “Man With a Plan” and “Celebrity Big Brother” will all return for the 2018-19 season, the network announced on Saturday.

Perennial bubble show “Criminal Minds” will return for a 14th season, which will bring its episode total past the 300 mark. “Life in Pieces” has been picked up for a fifth season, “Man With a Plan” for its third, and both “Instinct” and “Celebrity Big Brother” will be heading into Season 2.

Also Read: Fall TV 2018: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)

The decisions leave just “Code Black” and “Elementary” in limbo at the network.

The Big Bang Theory,” “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “MacGyver,” “Madam Secretary,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Ransom,” “Seal Team,” “S.W.A.T.” and “Young Sheldon” have all previously been renewed.

See the complete list of renewals, cancellations and new series orders here.

Read original story ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Instinct’ Among 5 CBS Renewals At TheWrap
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CBS Renews 11 Series, Including ‘Bull,’ ‘Survivor’

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CBS announced Wednesday that is has renewed 11 more of its current series.

The new renewals are: “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-o,” “Madam Secretary,” “MacGyver,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “48 Hours,” and “60 Minutes.”

That brings CBS up to 17 renewed shows total, having previously renewed “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “Seal Team,” and “Swat.” The network has therefore renewed their entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups at this point.

Noticeably absent are any of CBS’ Monday shows, specifically “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan,” “Superior Donuts,” and “Scorpion,” with the long-running drama series “Criminal Minds” also not yet renewed. Freshman comedies “9Jkl” and “Living Biblically” are also awaiting official word on second seasons, though both of those shows have not been stellar ratings performers. “Life in Pieces,” currently in its third season, has not yet been renewed as well.

Sunday drama
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Ransom: Season Two Viewer Votes

Are Eric Beaumont and the team still in top form during the second season of the Ransom TV show on CBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Ransom is cancelled or renewed for season three. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Ransom season two episodes below. A CBS crime drama from creators Frank Spotnitz and David Vainola, Ransom stars Luke Roberts, Sarah Greene, Brandon Jay McLaren, and Nazneen Contractor. The mystery thriller centers on crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Roberts). He and his team save lives which often seem beyond saving, in part, because Eric
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‘Trading Spaces’ Hands TLC Its Highest-Rated Saturday in 8 Years

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“Trading Spaces” returned to TLC and brought the network’s largest Saturday night audience in eight years.

The premiere episode of the home design show was the most-watched show on TV across the entire night, with 2.8 million total viewers, besting the season premiere of the CBS drama “Ransom” and the HBO’s “Paterno” biopic starring Al Pacino.

The episode was preceded by an hourlong reunion special, which also won its timeslot with 2.5 million total viewers. Together, the two shows earned the Discovery-owned network its most-watched Saturday night block in since 2010.

Also Read: 'Trading Spaces' Host Paige Davis 'Really Liked' That 'Prison of Love' Bedroom - for Real

“Trading Spaces” was revived by TLC after a decade off the air, with original host Paige Davis returning, as well as designers and carpenters Doug Wilson, Carter Oosterhouse, Frank Bielec, Genevieve Gorder, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Laurie Smith, Ty Pennington and Vern Yip. New cast members include Brett Tutor, Joanie Dodd, John Gidding, Kahi Lee and Sabrina Soto.

It is produced by Authentic Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America

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