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TV News Roundup: September 27, 2016


  • Amazon comedy pickups
  • Future of THE STRAIN
  • New host for Sunday Mornings
  • NBC comedy gets back-nine

Amazon comedy pilot pickups:
Pilot season is over for Amazon has picked up THE TICK reboot, JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON and I LOVE DICK.All three half-hour comedies will premiere on Amazon Prime in 2017.



Four & out:
FX announced that the horror series, THE STRAIN will return in 2017 for a fourth and final season.



TNT orderes HINGES:
TNT has ordered the race drama, HINGES, to series for 2017.



More BORN:
A&E has renewed the reality series, BORN THIS WAY, for a third season, in 2017.



New Host for CBS SUNDAY MORNING:
Veteran newscast, Jane Pauley, has been named the new host of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, taking over for the retiring Charles Osgood.



First full season order, from NBC:
Of those series only getting 13 episode orders for 2016-17, SUPERSTORE is the first to get its back nine order, with NBC giving the comedy a full season order for this season.



More BETTER LATE:
Summer reality series, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER will be back for a second season, in 2017, as NBC renews the series.



New to late night - Freeform:
The Disney cable network, FreeForm, is developing a late night program, with comedian Iliza Shlesinger. No details on format, schedule or premiere of the developing series.



More DICE:
Despite ultra-low ratings, Showtime has ordered a second season of the comedy series, DICE, for 2017.


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