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Raven's Home Disney renewed for a 3rd season. Another Period Comedy Central canceled after 3 seasons. Teachers TV Land canceled; it will end with the upcoming second half of its 3rd season, leaving the network without any original scripted series.
Salvation CBS canceled after 2 seasons. Big Mouth Netflix renewed for a 3rd season. Marvel's Agents of S. ABC renewed for a 7th season well ahead of its S6 premiere next summer.
Bosch Amazon renewed for a 6th season ahead of its S5 premiere next year. The Good Cop Netflix canceled after 1 season. The CW has given full-season orders to all three of its fall newcomers: All American, Charmed, and Legacies. Charmed will run for 22 episodes, while the others will have episode seasons. It's not an official cancellation, but chances of renewal are slim.
Do not expect the show to return for a 2nd season. The Purge USA renewed for a 2nd season.
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Reverie NBC canceled after 1 season. Good Behavior TNT canceled after 2 seasons. The Rookie ABC has been extended by 7 episodes for a full first season. Divorce HBO renewed for a shorter 6-episode 3rd season. Alone Together Freeform canceled after 2 seasons. Showtime has ordered the new series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a loosely related follow-up to the defunct Penny Dreadful that will be set in s Los Angeles.
It will debut in late or The Ranch Netflix renewed for a episode 4th season. Castlevania Netflix renewed for 3rd season. BoJack Horseman Netflix renewed for a 6th season. Paradise PD Netflix renewed for a 2nd season. American Vandal Netflix canceled after 2 seasons. Atypical Netflix renewed for a 3rd season. Disenchantment Netflix renewed for a 2nd season, which will arrive in two parts in and The second half of S1 streams in Marvel's Luke Cage Netflix canceled after 2 seasons.
Fox has given a full-season order to new comedy The Cool Kids.
ABC has given a full-season order to second-year drama Station All About the Washingtons Netflix canceled after 1 season. NBC has extended first-year drama Manifest from 13 to 16 episodes. Orange Is the New Black Netflix will end with next year's 7th season. Single Parents ABC has been given a full-season order.
Animals HBO canceled after 3 seasons. Nathan for You Comedy Central will not return for a 5th season. The decision was made by creator Nathan Fielder and not by the network. Elite Netflix renewed for a 2nd season.
Marvel's Iron Fist Netflix canceled after 2 seasons. Ozark Netflix renewed for a 3rd season. Second-year drama The Resident Fox given a full-season order. Kidding Showtime renewed for a 2nd season.
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Inbetween FX renewed for a 2nd season. Lodge 49 AMC renewed for a 2nd season. Titans DC Universe renewed for a 2nd season ahead of its series premiere. Marcella Netflix renewed for a 3rd season. Outcast Cinemax canceled after 2 seasons. FX renewed for a 2nd season. Queen of the South USA renewed for a 4th season. I'm Dying Up Here Showtime canceled after 2 seasons. Harlots Hulu renewed for a 3rd season. Dietland AMC canceled after 1 season.
The Deuce HBO renewed for a 3rd and final season. Veronica Mars, which ran for three seasons on UPN and The CW fromhas been revived by Hulu for an 8-episode fourth season to stream in MasterChef Fox renewed for a 10th season.
Snowfall FX renewed for a 3rd season.
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Greenleaf OWN renewed for a 4th season. Absentia Prime Video renewed for a 2nd season, to stream in Insatiable Netflix renewed for a 2nd season. The series is the worst-reviewed Netflix original to date. Poldark PBS renewed for a 5th and final season ahead of its S4 premiere later this month.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's upcoming 6th season its first since moving from Fox to NBC has been expanded from 13 to 18 episodes. Ballers and Insecure renewed by HBO.
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Recently canceled ABC drama series Designated Survivor has been revived by Netflix, which will stream a new episode 3rd season next year. American Woman Paramount canceled after 1 season. Robot USA will end with the upcoming 4th season, which will air in Who Is America Showtime will not return for a 2nd season.
Easy Netflix renewed for a 3rd and final season. Beat Shazam Fox renewed for a 3rd season.
Making It NBC renewed for a 2nd season. GLOW Netflix renewed for a 3rd season. It could debut in late USA has ordered 13 episodes of Treadstone, a series spin-off from the Bourne film franchise. The cast from the latter will return for the new series.
Anne With an E Netflix renewed for a 3rd season. BBC Micros and Spectrums opened up new worlds in living rooms across the UK, and some producers spared no time using these same devices as ways of introducing a hi-tech element into their shows. Later in the decade, Knightmare - inspired by the computer game Atic Atac - broke through all kinds of technical barriers to bring a convincing dungeon to life. Anneka Rice races for the clues in Treasure Hunt The advances in technology also allowed larger-scale projects to become feasible.
Long-range communications played their role in Top of the World and Treasure Huntand Ultra Quiz took contestants to places a UK game show had never been to before. Treasure Hunt - based on a French show - was probably the first ever action game show, and certainly the first to use helicopters.
Possibly in reaction to all the electronic gimmickry, the stubbornly manual Countdown launched the new Channel 4 into being. In possibly the worst case of overstaffing ever seen, no less than three different hostesses helped operate the card selection.
One of these women, the now omnipresent Carol Vorderman, was hired on the basis of having "beauty and brains" and was originally credited as the show's "vital statistician", implying that hostesses were still being used as human wallpaper to an extent. The launch of Channel 4 was more significant than the use of an extra button on the remote control.
It is largely because of this shift that companies such as TalkbackCelador and Hat Trick exist today. A game of Blockbusters in progress brought about a first in the shape of US import Blockbusters. The quiz was the first to run Monday through Friday. Many people said it wouldn't last. As it turned out, it has been revived more times than we can remember.
This is partly due to its "charm" of having students as contestants. The US original and the pilot show originally featured adults. Mrs Thatcher's enterprise-led policies were bringing wealth to the middle classes and, despite high unemployment, money and goods were the aspiration of the time. This was reflected on television by the continued success of Family Fortunes and the introduction of an unabashedly consumerist version of The Price is Right.
A series of privatisations brought about wider share ownership amongst the public, a theme capitalised on by The Stocks and Shares Show. The desperation that set in when the golden eggs began to dry up in the early 90s was reflected in the ruthlessness of Takeover Bid. Cilla Black sees where her contestants are going on their Blind Date Although money was everything in the 80s, in a sense money was merely a way of having a good time.
The restrained nature of enjoyment that pervaded game shows to date was slowly disappearing, and emotions were becoming more exposed. American influences inspired a whole raft of shows where "the people were the stars". Practical jokes abounded in Game for a Laughwhile we saw relationships put to the test for the first time in the form of Blind Date.
The UK had been bashful to pick up on the dating genre compared to other countries, which had had them years before. Noel Edmonds holds a 'Gotcha' award The mid 80s also saw the re-birth of 'event' television. They were largely broadcast live, which was unusual in the era of videotape, giving them an "anything can happen" air of danger. They proved to be both ratings winners and the critics' embodiment of everything that was wrong with light entertainment.
Sports shows generally had a timeless popularity. The Indoor League in the late 70s had shown darts on television for the first time as well as bar skittles and shove ha'penny, but we'll gloss over those. A number of mid 80s shows revolved around indoor games, such as Pot the Question and the long-running darts game Bullseye.
Late s saw two somewhat desperate attempts by the monarchy to embrace the increasingly important role of television as a way of controlling opinion. Princess Anne was famously mistaken for a man a week before her appearance on A Question of Sport. However, the biscuit was well and truly taken by the crass mix of royal peerage, comedians and members of the public in large chef costumes that was the Grand Knockout Tournament. But it was all for charity, so that's all right then. Stewart As the clamour grew over game shows filled with gags, girls and gunge, the call was answered in the form of ultra no-nonsense Fifteen-to-One.
A professional, even stern, question master namely, William G. Stewart, a former producer of Family Fortunes and The Price is Right fires questions per half-hour in a show where the game comes first and personalities hardly feature at all. The success of Trivial Pursuit and its ilk brought about a minor spate of puzzle games and board game conversions from the mid 80s to early 90s, including Television ScrabbleCluedo and Trivial Pursuit itself.
They drew the line at Operation, thankfully. Similarly, the increase in pub quizzes led to the phenomenon of the woolly-jumpered know-alls with wacky team names that have populated a constant stream of shows such as Masterteamthe Great British Quiz and on into the s via The Syndicate and - most recently - Eggheads. Michael Barrymore's startling style of presenting brought a new dimension to the small screen, and the contestants on his Strike it Lucky show came from a wider range of backgrounds than the typical white, middle-class husband-and-wife teams seen in the 70s.
And while US import Wheel of Fortune reinforced the stereotype of the Barbie Doll hostess in some ways, the introduction of "Prize Guys" demonstrators and the first black hostess that we can remember went some way to contribute to the political correctness of the age. Early s Richard O'Brien charts a course through the Crystal Maze Podia and placards made way for big budget studio extravaganzas of varying degrees of success, mainly due to European influences.
Channel 4's top-rating The Crystal Maze proved that fantasy locations could work, just so long as you had a few million quid to spare. Attempts by other channels to copy its success fared less well.
Large-scale kids shows were having more success. The glam rock-inspired Cheggers Plays Pop in the late 70s had given kids an early slice of inflatable, foam-filled fun.
Fun House and Finders Keepers took the concept further with a couple of genuinely impressive large-scale sets. The common theme in these shows was "There are no parents around to stop you". However, in adult light entertainment the ideas well was beginning to run dry. Certainly no-one knew what to do with Saturday nights so the schedules throughout the 90s remained virtually untouched, with the Big BreakBlind Date and company all getting long runs.
Long-dead shows such as the Generation Gamethe The 64, Dollar Question and Celebrity Squares were dusted off from the back of the formats cupboard. While these remakes pulled in respectable ratings, most couldn't replicate the success or longevity of their initial incarnations.
Angus Deayton, host of Have I Got News for You As we've already seen, whenever there is a glut of shows that rely on ostentation there's usually a show that reacts to the fad.
In this decade this came in the form of Have I Got News for Youwhich consisted of five people sitting behind a desk with only a newspaper decoupage for set dressing a meagre electronic scoreboard was a later concession. The comedy panel game had been given a harder edge, and launched a number of copycats in various fields. Shows based on wide topics - such as sport and music - fared well. Shows on specific topics - such as science fictionadvertising and the bizarre - bombed. The difficult geography of British housing made the installation of television cables a pipe dream compared to the wide streets and large cities of the USA.
This, combined with a bitter competition battle between two rival satellite systems BSB and Sky meant that few viewers were watching non-terrestrial programmes. Those that were had only bought-in repeats and revived versions of old hits like Blockbusters and Sale of the Century for company.
Mid s Chris Evans Hey! The regulators saw sense and removed the extremely artificial limits that restricted the value of prizes that could be given away on game shows.
Shame the game wasn't any good. Cyberzone and Virtually Impossible proved that the world's still not ready for virtual reality sets. It's the future of game shows, apparently, but we're still waiting Confessions got Auntie Beeb into trouble for daring to reward wrongdoers, but the fad for psychological dilemmas had already started in the late 80s with Scruples and PSI.
The set of Body Heat The bar for what contestants were expected to put their bodies through was significantly raised.
Previously, the most a contestant could expect to sweat through was the assault course round on the otherwise largely cerebral The Krypton Factor. Interceptor saw contestants being chased around the British countryside and, from the same producers, The Crystal Maze in got contestants running around the studio, and from an impressively executed version of Gladiators from a much lower-budget US show American Gladiators got the nation on tenterhooks as contestants bounced on bungee ropes and hit each other with oversized cotton buds.
Now Body Heat - a game show dedicated to the topic of physical fitness - arrived on the scene to ensure those sweat bands didn't dry up. Late s Although this was to be something of a new golden age for UK game shows, it began with another minor crisis of confidence in the entertainment commissioning departments.
Traditional light entertainment slots were being dropped in favour of new "docusoap" series, so whatever shows that did receive commissions had to be sure-fire hits - or at least, good enough not to flop.
Why risk new shows when you can dust off old ones? Sure, the ratings might not be fantastic, but at least they would be respectable enough. A George Michael impersonator on Stars in Their Eyes In a similar vein, everyone was trying to come up with the new Opportunity Knocks at the time, which was strange because the Beeb itself had only given it a second airing - this time with game show veteran Bob Monkhouse at the helm - back in The only format with any real legs was singing impressions show Stars in Their Eyesanother widely successful European format.
For the first time in 15 years a new terrestrial channel - Channel 5 - was launched. An unfortunate bandwidth clash with the existing frequency used by most video recorders in the UK and a lack of transmitter power severely limited the potential uptake in the early months.
Even three years later many people in the countryside including some of the channel's own senior staff still couldn't receive the station.
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It was a comparative success. The Family Channel had always run a near-continuous diet of game show repeats, but it had never been targeted as a channel for game show fans as such.
The channel began commissioning shows of its own - such as new versions of Winner Takes All and Sale of the Century yet againand a localised conversion of the Japanese torture show Endurance UK - as a way of pulling in the crowds. It's still an upward struggle for the channel, but increased original programming has recently been promised. Fern Britton The lifestyle game show comes to town. Not content with filling their daytime schedules with cookery shows, gardening shows, makeover shows and seemingly nothing else, the BBC rolled out a number of game shows based on these same lifestyle activities.
Houses also got into the act, with Whose House? Incidentally, just one independent production company - Bazal Productions - made the majority of the advances in this genre.
When all the topics under the sun had been used up, a while later "cross-genre" shows would start to appear.