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TV News Roundup: February 11, 2017

More TGIT:
ABC has picked up its entire TGIT line up of GREY'S ANATOMY, SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MORDER for the the 2017-18 TV season.

Greater than ZERO:
SyFy has ordered two more seasons of the horror anthology series, CHANNEL ZERO. That will put the series on the air through its fourth season.

No more Oxygen:
Cable network Oxygen will be rebranding itself as Crime Network. The timetable for the rebranding is summer 2017.

The end of Spike TV:
After 14 years, Spike TV will be no more. Parent company, Viacom, will rebrand the cable channel as The Paramount Network, in early 2018. This will be the fourth name for the channel, that started out as The Nashville Network, then The National Network, before the Spike TV brand.

NBC is in talks about bringing back AMERICAN IDOL, last seen on FOX in 2016. If this happens, NBC will cut THE VOICE back to one cycle per season and place AI in the other half of the season.

Netflix Renewals:
Netflix has renewed mystery series, THE OA, for a second season and sophomore series, LOVE, for a third seasons.

The INSIDER is out:
Syndicated entertainment newsmagazine, THE INSIDER, will end after 13 seasons. The series will wrap production in early September.

More DC Superhero shows:
The CW is looking at a fifth DC Comics based series in the pilot for BLACK LIGHTNING. That could give The CW a total of six series based on comic book characters, when you include RIVERDALE.

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