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TV News Roundup: September 22, 2016

  1. No ordinary DONUTS for CBS
  2. FX renews two series
  3. Spike Lee to turn 80's movie to series
'Gotta make the DONUTS':
CBS has ordered the comedy SUPERIOR DONUTS to series, with a 13 episode order. The sitcom will star Judd Hirsch (TAXI) and Jermaine Fowler, in a donut shop owned by Hirsch.

Netflix has set December 9, 2016, as the date when new episodes of the comedy FULLER HOUSE will be released.

The Force is with Turner:
Turner has made a deal with Disney Studios to acquire the rights to 10 Star Wars films, between TBS and TNT. The agreement includes five of the first six movies of the franchise, 2015's THE FORCE AWAKENS, this year's ROGUE ONE movie and the next three movies from the franchise. The 1977 original movie is owned by FOX and Turner has struck a separate deal for those rights.

FX renews two:
New FX series ATLANTA and BETTER THINGS were both picked up for seasons seasons, by FX.

Netflix 'GOTTA HAVE IT":
Netflix has ordered the a series adaptation to Spike Lee's 1986 movie, SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT. Lee will direct all ten episodes of the first season. No premiere date was announced.

New STAR TREK delayed:
One of the more anticipated series for this 2016-17 TV season was the launch of the new STAR TREK: DISCOVERY series in January, 2017. CBS announced that the series premiere will be pushed back to May 2017. This could allow the series to basically go uninterrupted for 12 strait months, with out a hiatus between season one and season two.

Charlie Sheen headlines Crackle movie:
Online streaming network, Crackle, has tapped Charlie Sheen to headline and produce the networks original movie, MAD FAMILIES.

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