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TV News Roundup: May 13, 2016

The broadcast networks are readying their 2016 upfronts with a slew of renewals, pickups and cancelations. ABC and FOX were the most aggressive, with CBS and The CW having few holes to fill for next season. Here are the latest moves by the five major networks.

NBC 2016-17 deals:
NBC has ordered the dramedy, THIS IS US, starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown. CHICAGO gets a fourth series, this being the legal drama, CHICAGO JUSTICE. NBC comedies are the DC comics sitcom POWERLESS, Legal comedy TRIAL & ERROR and THE GOOD PLACE4

ABC 2016-17 deals:
ABC has renewed the comedies THE REAL O'NEALS and DR. KEN, plus the dramas AMERICAN CRIME and THE CATCH. New for 2016-17 is the period drama STLL STAR CROSSED and the legal dramas CONVICTION and NOTORIOUS. ABC is picking up TIME AFTER TIME, the latest remake of H.G. Wells chasing after Jack The Ripper in Modern Day NY. New on the comedy front is DOWNWARD DOG, and an untitled laugher from Sarah Dunn.


CW 2016-17 deals:
SUPERGIRL is coming back, but not on CBS. The DC comics series will move to The CW for season two. The CW also picked up the TV adaptation of the 2000 theatrical film, FREQUENCY, and a romantic drama, NO TOMORROW. The long running comic book world of ARCHIE is coming to the CWE in the live action series, RIVERDALE.

FOX 2016-17 deals:
FOX has cancelled the first year comedies THE GRINDER, GRANDFATHER, BORDERTOWN and COPPER BARRETT. New comedies for next season are MAKING HISTORY, a time traveling laugher, and the single camera sitcom, THE MICK. New dramas coming to FOX are baseball drama, PITCH, a LEATHAL WEAPON series adaptation, staring Damon Wayans, SR. A second adaptation from the early 1970's film THE EXORCIST, with Geena Davis and Alan Ruck, and the cop drama, APB, based in Chicago.

CBS 2016-17 deals:
Kevin James is coming back to TV in the new CBS comedy KEVIN CAN WAIT. This season's top rated freshman comedy, LIFE IN PIECES, will be back for a second season. No CSI for the first time in 16 seasons, as CSI-CYBER was axed after two seasons.
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