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TV News Roundup: January 12, 2017

Delay of two series:
FX announced that two of its series from 2016 will not have their next season of episodes until 2018. AMEWRICAN CRIME STORY and ATLANTA are being pushed back for different reasons. The Anthology drama is to give time for a quality product, while the first year comedy is being held up by the star, Donald Glovers, production schedule of other projects.

More AHS:
On the bright side, FX did renew anthology horror series, AMERICAN CRIME STORY through season nine, which should give us new episodes through 2018.

The next series to be rebooted is....
It is looking like the classic law drama, LA LAW is about to be rebooted in time for the 2017-18 TV season. FOX is producing the series, with series creator, Steven Bochco, and the series my NOT end up on the FOX network.

More X-FILES?:
FOX is looking, but not ready to announce, another season of the 90s classic series, THE X-FILES, for next season. Look for an official announcement soon.

FOX has ordered four additional episode of THE MICK for this season, and renewed hit drama, EMPIRE, for a fourth season.

Freeform has renewed the drama, THE FOSTERS, for a fifth season.

CW renews almost everything, again:
Just as it did last year, The CW is renewing almost everything for another season. Coming back, so far, are the for DC Comic series, ultra-low rated series CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, and JANE THE VIRGIN, and long running series, SUPER NATURAL. Mid-season series have not yet premiered nor have been renewed and it is looking like FREQUENCY and NO TOMORROW are gone.

A little more for three CBS comedies:
CBS has ordered additional episode of three freshmen comedies, Two more for KEVIN CAN WAIT (now 24 total) and three more for THE GREAT INDOORS and MAN WITH A PLAN (22 total).

Less CONAN?:
TBS may be looking as scaling back the late night talk show, CONAN, from nightly to weekly, as the network figures out how to capitalize on CONAN's popularity online/YouTube, and less on traditional TV.

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