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TV News Roundup: August 25, 2016

  • BIG BROTHER fall date set
  • Old character coming back to drama
  • SyFy renews two series
  • Netflix renews summers hottest series

End of MAIDS:
After four seasons, Lifetime has cancelled the series, DEVIOUS MAIDS.

More Brewster:
In a smart move, the producers of the CBS crime drama, CRIMINAL MINDS, has brought back actress Paget Brewster to be a series regular. This will be the third stint for the actress as a series regular.

BILL NYE back on TV:
Netflix has ordered a new series featuring TV scientist Bill Nye in the series, BILL NYE SAVES THE WORLD.

Netflix has picked up the series STRANGER THINGS for a second season.

More MECH-X4:
Before the series even premieres, Disney XD has picked up the series MECH-X$ for a second season.

THE DEPARTED coming to TV:
A TV adaptation of the 2006 Mortin Scorsese movie, THE DEPARTED, is being developed for Amazon Studios. If the project does go to series, the setting will move from Boston (in the movie) to Chicago.

No more GRIMM:
After the 2016-17 season, the NBC series GRIMM will end production after six seasons.

SyFy renews two series:
Summer series KILL JOYS and DARK MATTER have been picked up for third seasons by SyFy.

CBS All-Access sets BB date:
The online edition of BIG BORTHER, on CBS All-Access, will be titled BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP and will begin on Wednesday, September 28, at 10 PM.

STOVE TOTS coming to FYI:
The cable network, FYI, has picked up the new reality series, STOVE TOTS, for 2017. The series focuses on kid chefs and their journey to be a top culinary star.

NASHVILLE on CMT debut set:
the long running drama series, NASHVILLE, now on CMT, will have its season premiere on January 5, 2017.

Playstation Bue gets NFL:
The NFL Network is now available for streaming on the Playstation Vue platform, as part of its Core and Elite tiers.

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