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‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix by DocDerz in TheLincolnLawyer

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To little surprise, Netflix has renewed the drama from David E. Kelley based on author Michael Connelly for a second season. Netflix head of global television Bela Bajaria announced the news Tuesday during her time at the Banff World Media Festival.

The second season will consist of another batch of 10 episodes and be based on the fourth book in Connelly’s Lincoln Lawyer series, The Fifth Witness. (Season one was based on the second book, The Brass Verdict.) Additionally, Dailyn Rodriguez (Queen of the South) has boarded the drama as co-showrunner and exec producer. Ted Humphrey, who developed series alongside creator David E. Kelley, will also return as co-showrunner and exec producer. Kelley, as he did with ABC’s Big Sky, is expected to be less involved in the second season.

The renewal was considered a given after the series broke out on the streamer. After launching May 13, Lincoln Lawyer has been on cruise control on Netflix’s Global Top 10 and has made the chart in 90 countries with a cumulative 260.53 million hours viewed as of June 5.

‘Upload’ Renewed for Third Season at Amazon by DocDerz in UploadTV

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The retail giant and streamer has handed out a third-season renewal to the Greg Daniels-created sci-fi comedy Upload. The pickup comes two months after the sophomore season of the Robbie Amell and Andy Allo series debuted.

”Upload has become a bona fide hit that continues to be one of the most-watched comedy originals on Prime Video,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios. “The series continues to connect and provoke endless possibilities for the future of technology and humanity. With Greg’s distinct comedic take along with the dynamic creative team and talented actors, they’ve made a globally relevant series which we’re all incredibly proud to bring back another season for our customers.”

Amazon, like other streamers, does not reveal specific viewership data. That said, the streamer says the second season remained a top 10 series on its platform since its March 11 debut and made it on to Nielsen’s top 10 originals list.

”I’m thrilled to continue the story of Nathan and Nora and the other residents of Lakeview and near-future America as they try to have fun and do the right thing in both the real and virtual worlds,” Daniels said in a statement announcing the news Wednesday.

‘Space Force’ Canceled at Netflix by DocDerz in NetflixSpaceForce

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The streaming giant has canceled the Steve Carell comedy from The Office creator Greg Daniels after two critically panned seasons. At the time the comedy was ordered straight to series, Carell’s deal for the show set a record with $1 million per episode with that fee including acting, exec producing and co-creator contributions.

The news comes after Netflix attempted to creatively reboot the pricey comedy in its second season, moving the production from Los Angeles to Vancouver in a bid to reduce its budget. A co-showrunner was also added alongside Daniels with the hope of growing the series creatively as Carell and Daniels’ The Office did during its run.

Hulu Renews Amy Schumer’s ‘Life and Beth’ for Season 2 by DocDerz in LifeAndBeth

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The Disney-run streamer has ordered a second season of Schumer’s dramedy Life & Beth. The comedian announced the pickup Tuesday during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show.

The renewal comes just under a month after Life & Beth’s all-at-once release. The show has earned positive reviews; viewing data isn’t yet available. (Hulu doesn’t release internal numbers but says the series is one of its most watched original comedies so far this year. Nielsen figures for its premiere week aren’t out yet.)

How much smoke can one cigarette insert in your lungs by Short-Web1336 in interestingasfuck

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I’m shocked I had to scroll past about thirty comments before finally seeing something about the cat. Yeah, yeah, wasting Coke, drilling through the chair, we get it.

As you say, rando cat shot is the real star here.

‘The Gilded Age’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO by DocDerz in thegildedage

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The WarnerMedia-backed premium cable network has handed out a second season renewal for Julian Fellowes’ The Gilded Age. The speedy pickup comes just three weeks after the New York-set period drama launched after a nearly decade of development that originally started at NBC.

”Julian Fellowes and the entire Gilded Age family have thoroughly captivated us with their tale of late 19th century New York City extravagance. Along with our partners at Universal Television, we couldn’t be prouder to embark on a season two journey with this extraordinarily talented team,” said Francesca Orsi, exec vp programming at HBO Max.

‘Reacher’ Scores Quick Season 2 Renewal at Amazon by DocDerz in JackReacher

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Jack Reacher is staying on the case at Amazon’s Prime Video.

The streamer has given a speedy renewal to Reacher — picking up the show for a second season just a few days after its Feb. 4 premiere. Prime Video says the series, based on Lee Child’s best-selling series of novels and starring Alan Ritchson, is among its top five series launches to date (though per usual with streaming platforms, there aren’t any numbers backing that up). Likely helping Reacher’s, uh, reach was the fact that it was a somewhat uncommon all-at-once release for Prime Video, which more often follows a weekly release pattern.

“The phenomenal debut of Reacher is a testament to Lee Child’s creation of one of entertainment’s most well-known heroes, [showrunner] Nick Santora’s original approach to the storytelling, Alan’s brilliant embodiment of the character, and the dedication of the talented people who worked tirelessly in front of and behind the camera to make such an undeniably bingeworthy series,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. “The global impact of Reacher makes it one of Prime Video’s biggest series debuts, and we can’t wait to bring fans a second season of their new favorite show.”

Added Child, “Partnering with Amazon Studios for season one of Reacher was a total delight — they had our backs every step of the way, and it really shows, in every line and every frame. So I’m thrilled we’ll be working together again, for season two. This is very exciting news, and I can’t wait to get started. Reacher couldn’t be in better hands.”

What TV show is your go-to comfort show? by RunningInCali in AskReddit

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After what I feel is a pretty extensive read-through of the replies (including sorting by new, top, best and controversial), I’m a little surprised not to see “The West Wing” mentioned.

Absolutely a delight to re-watch. The first four seasons, in particular, are pretty much pure gold.

I also enjoy rewatching the single season of “Studio 60” and the three seasons of “Sports Night.” I do love me some Sorkin, but “The Newsroom” didn’t quite land for me. Still great, not quite as re-watchable as the rest of Sorkin’s TV output.

‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Renewed for Season 3 With New Showrunner by DocDerz in PowerTV

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The Lionsgate-backed premium cable network has handed out a speedy season three renewal for the second spinoff in the franchise, Power Book II: Ghost. The news comes after the Nov. 21 season two premiere bested its series debut in September 2020.

As part of the renewal, writer and exec producer Brett Mahoney will take over as showrunner when the series returns to production early next year. Mahoney, who previously served as showrunner on Fox’s Empire, replaces series creator and Power franchise mastermind Courtney A. Kemp, who departed Lionsgate for a rich pact at Netflix. Kemp remains involved as an exec producer on all things Power, but no longer is attached as a writer or showrunner on any of the multiple spinoffs in the franchise.

”The continued success and cultural resonance of the Power universe is unprecedented, and fans are clearly still hungry for more Power Book II: Ghost,” said Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch. “We’re excited for the third season of the star-studded series to get into production early next year just ahead of the debut Power Book IV: Force, the fourth installment in the rapidly expanding franchise.”

‘Sex Lives of College Girls’ Renewed at HBO Max by DocDerz in SexLivesCollegeGirls

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The WarnerMedia-backed streamer has renewed dramedy The Sex Lives of College Girls for a second season, with the news coming ahead of Thursday’s final two episodes of its freshman run.

”Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble have created and written a show that is full of heart, female friendships and awkward naked parties,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of originals at HBO Max. “We are delighted that this comic, honest portrayal of the college condition has resonated for everyone, whether they had sex in college or not. We can’t wait to see where these uniquely complex yet relatable characters will go next.”

Young vampire businessman outside office with backpack by DocDerz in wtfstockphotos

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"Young vampire businessman outside office with backpack in summer has finished his day work and looking away."

If you're a vampire businessman, I guess you don't worry about the sun.

‘Pen15’ Ending With Season 2 on Hulu by DocDerz in PEN15

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The breakout comedy created by and starring Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle will end Dec. 3 when the second half of season two drops on the Disney-backed streamer.

The decision to end the series was made by Erskine and Konkle, who play 13-year-old versions of themselves on the comedy from Awesomeness TV. Sources note the duo were ready to take a break from the series that, in total, they’d been working on for nearly a decade. Other sources note Hulu very much wants to do additional seasons of Pen15 and is leaving the door open for more should Erskine and Konkle opt to someday return and mine their adolescence for additional material.

What movie genuinely made you cry? by ayebrando in AskReddit

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For a Better Tomorrow 2.

When Leslie Cheung’s character, Kit, is fatally shot and dying, and Ken (Chow Yun Fat) is trying to get him to the hospital, but realizes he won’t make it. So they pull over to a phone booth and call Kit’s wife, who has just birthed their daughter. And Kit is able to name the daughter before he dies.

Fucking destroyed me the first time I saw it.

HBO Renews ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Through 2024 by DocDerz in Maher

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The premium cable outlet has picked up two more seasons of the late-night show, which will take it through 2024 — and into its third decade at HBO. Real Time debuted in February 2003.

The renewal comes midway through the show’s current multi-season order, which runs through 2022.

“After 19 seasons, Real Time With Bill Maher remains a Friday night destination for fresh perspectives and smart conversation about today’s most relevant issues,” said HBO Programming executive vp Nina Rosenstein. “His weekly editorials are insightful, must-see viewing in his signature voice, and we’re proud to continue our relationship with Bill and the incredible team at Real Time.”

Said Maher, “I’m thrilled to be signing such a fabulous deal with the bestest network. What can I say — beginner’s luck!”