Do not be too sad. "Transparent" is coming to an end with season five, but the Amazon Studios show will go out in style: "Transparent" will conclude with a feature-length musical episode.
“It will hopefully feel like Jesus Christ Superstar mixed with 'La La Land' mixed with "Flight of the Conchords" with something more Jewish thrown in," series creator Jill Soloway told the New York Times. “A little 'Yentl'.”
Cancelled: 'Marvel's Iron First'
"Marvel's Iron Fist" is getting a kick in the butt from Netflix, with the series cancelled after two seasons. The first season of "Iron Fist" was a critical dud and although season two made significant improvements, it wasn't enough to generate enough viewer interest to keep the show alive.
The story of troubled children's entertainer Jeff Pickles will continue for another season, with Showtime announcing the cable net has ordered a second season of the Jim Carrey-starring dramedy "Kidding".
“'Kidding' has established itself as one of the most endearing and inventive shows on television,” said Showtime president of programming Gary Levine. “I feel like I have been watching Mr. Pickles my whole life, and I look forward to being entranced by his unique blend of hilarity and heartbreak in Season 2.”
The dangerous journey of reluctant money launderers Marty and Wendy Byrde (Jason Bateman and Laura Linney) will continue, with Netflix announcing it's renewed the critically acclaimed drama "Ozark" for a third season. "I'm happy for me, but concerned for Marty," quipped Bateman on Twitter. "It's official: OZARK 3 is on its way."
Renewed: 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'
The show that couldn't be killed just keeps on rolling. More than a decade after being cancelled by ABC after an eight-season run, The CW is picking up "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" for a 14th season after reviving the show back in 2013. In the same announcement, The CW revealed it was also picking up new seasons of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” and “Masters of Illusion”.
Renewed: 'Mr. Inbetween'
Fans can look forward to another season of "Mr. Inbetween", with FX renewing the Australian series from star/creator Scott Ryan, focusing on the life of a hit man by night, single father of a young daughter by day. "It's been fantastic to see 'Mr. Inbetween' embraced by fans and critics. The exciting, offbeat and fast-moving first season is defined by the magnetic performance and creative vision of Scott Ryan and director Nash Edgerton," said Eric Schrier, president of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions. "We can't wait to return to Ray’s world in season two of 'Mr. Inbetween'."
Renewed: 'Mayans M.C.'
Kurt Sutter's long-awaited spinoff of "Sons of Anarchy" has been renewed for a second season, with FX announcing the news after only a few episodes of the first season aired. "'Mayans MC' is performing fantastically, proving to be a breakout first season,” said Nick Grad, FX's president of original programming. "The series premiered as the highest-rated cable series this year and continues to sustain a committed fan base... We couldn't be more excited to take this ride to a second season."
Added Sutter: "The 'Mayans MC' mythology sprung from the womb of 'Sons of Anarchy', but anyone who has taken the time to watch, knows it has become its own mythical creature."
Cancelled: 'I'm Dying Up Here'
"I'm Dying Up Here" unfortunately lives to its name. Showtime has opted to cancel the Jim Carrey-produced dramedy after two seasons. "I'm Dying Up Here" revolved around Los Angeles' stand-up scene in the '70s.
Hulu has officially renewed the American-British drama series “Harlots” for a third season.
Although plot details have yet to be revealed, the new season of “Harlots” will continue the focus on the fortunes of the Wells family.
While Julianna Margulies enjoyed long runs on "ER" and "The Good Wife", that won't be the case with "Dietland", which has been axed after just one season. In a statement, AMC praised the ambitious series for tackling some hot topics in ways both creative and courageous. “‘Dietland’ is bold, original and brave. We are beyond proud of our partnership with Marti Noxon, Joy Nash, Juliana Margulies, Skydance and everyone else involved in bringing Sarai Walker’s story to the screen,” reads the statement. “Similarly, Aisha Tyler and our friends at Embassy Row delivered a unique companion show that led with fresh voices and important topics. ‘Dietland’ garnered critical acclaim and passionate fans but unfortunately we will not be able to continue with a second season.”
Renewed: 'The Deuce'
"The Deuce" is being given one last shot. The HBO series about the porn industry in 1970s New York, currently in its second, has been renewed for a third and final season to air next year.
Co-created by David Simon of "The Wire" and "Treme", "The Deuce" stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco in dual roles.
Gordon Ramsay and the "MasterChef" team will see a milestone 10th season as Fox renews the popular cooking competition for another go.
Nationwide casting calls have begun and will continue throughout September. For the first-time ever, Ramsay’s own culinary team will join the casting team on the road.
The OWN network has greenlit a fourth season for its Oprah Winfrey-produced megachurch drama “Greenleaf”, starring Merle Dandridge, Lynn Whitfield, and Keith David.
Although the plot details for the new season have yet to be released, season 3 focused on Dandridge’s character Grace and her return to Memphis, which not only threatened to destroy the church but the family as well.
Amazon Prime has renewed “Absentia” for a second season. The thriller will have two new cast members in “The Widow” actress Matthew Le Nevez and “The Night Manager” star Natasha Little.
Netflix cannot get enough of "Insatiable". The streaming service is hungry for another season of the Debby Ryan-led show, despite controversy over the program's alleged bodyshaming themes.
HBO has renewed Issa Rae's comedy "Insecure" for a fourth season, it's been confirmed.
Rae took to Twitter to announce the exciting news, writing: "#InsecureHBO has been renewed for Season 4! Thank you to everyone who has been watching and supporting!"
"Ballers", starring Dwayne Johnson, has been renewed for a fifth season, it's been reported.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news mid-way through the show's current series.
The show also stars John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown and Brittany S. Hall.
Cancelled: 'American Woman'
Paramount Network is shutting down "American Woman" after just one season. The 1970s-set drama — which starred Alicia Silverstone as a woman who leaves her husband and raises her two daufghters with the help of her friends (Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels) — was based on the real-life childhood of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards, who was also an exec producer.
Cancelled: 'Mr. Robot'
"Mr. Robot" will end after the upcoming fourth season, which is currently in production in New York City, concluding the critically acclaimed series about a mentally unstable computer hacker (Rami Malek) and the mysterious figured called Mr. Robot (Christian Slater). "When I first created the world of 'Mr. Robot', I thought it would be a niche television series with a small, cult following," said series creator Sam Esmail in a statement. "Over the past three years, it has become so much more, and I am continually humbled by the show’s recognition and by the amazing cast and crew that work tirelessly to help bring my vision to life. Since day one, I’ve been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of 'Mr. Robot', I have decided that conclusion is finally here. Everyone on the creative team, including the amazing people at USA and UCP, didn't want to say goodbye, but we ultimately have too much respect for Elliot's journey to extend past its inevitable ending. Therefore, season four will serve as the final chapter of the 'Mr. Robot' story. To fans of the show: thank you for the past three years, and I can't wait to share this exciting final season with you."
Cancelled: 'Who Is America?'
"Who Is America?" is a question that will not be answered again. Sacha Baron Cohen's political undercover comedy will not return for a second season, the star confirmed. This, despite Showtime CEO David Nevins previously insisting he was "dying to bring [the show] back."
Renewed: 'Very Cavallari'
"The Hills" alum Kristin Cavallari's reality series "Very Cavallari" will return for a second season on E! “I couldn't be happier that 'Very Cavallari' will be returning for season two,” said Cavallari. “I had the best time filming our first season and feel like we are just getting started, so I can't wait to come back for more next year!”
"Easy" does it. Netflix has renewed Joe Swanberg's comedy anthology for a third and final season.
Renewed: 'Lip Sync Battle'
The Paramount Network will keep the music going, announcing the renewal of "Lip Sync Battle" for a fifth season. "'Lip Sync Battle' continues to grow rapidly across the globe and is now seen in more than 120 countries around the world due in large part to our incredible hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, the dream team!" said executive producers Casey Patterson and Jay Peterson in a joint statement. "We feel we reached new heights with the Emmy-nominated Michael Jackson LIVE Episode in January and are excited to show the fans all of the big surprises we have in store for Season 5!"
Renewed: ‘The End Of The F*****g World’
Netflix show “The End Of The F*****g World” written by Charlie Covell and based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman,
has announced its second season at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
Renewed: 'Making It'
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are "Making It" to a second season. The former "Parks and Rec" co-stars new reality competition to crown "master crafters" has been renewed by NBC for a second season.
Renewed: 'Beat Shazam'
Jamie Foxx is coming back! The actor and singer will return to host a third season of "Beat Shazam".
The adventures of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling will continue, with Netflix announcing it will renew the critically acclaimed comedy series for a third season.
Cancelled: 'The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale'
Say goodbye to Joel McHale. Netflix has cancelled the "Community" alum's talk show following its season one premiere in February.
Cancelled: 'The Break With Michelle Wolf'
Tough luck for Michelle Wolf. The comedian had plenty of buzz after her controversial White House Correspondents' Dinner speech, but the viewership for "The Break" was not significant enough for Netflix to move forward with a second season.
Cancelled: 'The Royals'
The exploits of "Queen" Elizabeth Hurley and her fictional royal family are coming to an end, with E! announcing it won't renew "The Royals" for a fifth season. “E! will not be moving forward with another season of ‘The Royals,’ which launched in 2015 as the network’s first original scripted series. Over four seasons, ‘The Royals’ took viewers behind the palace gates on a scandalous journey filled with twists and turns," reads a statement from E!. "We are grateful to the cast and our producing partners at Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions.” The cancellation comes months after series creator and showrunner Mark Schwahn was fired from the show following numerous allegations of sexual harassment involving female cast and crew members on the show.
Renewed: 'Anne with an E'
Get ready for more adventures from Canada's favourite red-headed historical heroine, with CBC announcing plans to renew "Anne with an E" for a third season. The latest TV series based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's timeless novels "Anne of Green Gables" novels, "Anne with an E" will debut its second season on CBC in September (the show airs on Netflix in the U.S.). "We are thrilled to be able to announce a third season of 'Anne with an E' before season two premieres in Canada," said Sally Catto, General Manager, Programming, CBC. "Anne with an E delivered a rich first season, drawing in both new and existing fans to the world of Avonlea. We have no doubt that
Canadians will continue to fall in love with this beautiful and heartwarming series for seasons to come."
The NBC/Universal-owned USA Network is pulling the plug on "Shooter" after three seasons. The show — in which Ryan Phillippe stars as former military marksman Bob Lee Swagger, who comes out of retirement to prevent the president's assassination — got off to a rocky start when its premiere was delayed due to a real-life mass shooting. According to Deadline, the show's studio is reportedly shopping the show to other networks in hopes of a fourth-season pickup.
Renewed: 'Dr. Pimple Popper'
After parlaying her gross-yet-popular pimple-popping YouTube videos into hit reality show "Dr. Pimple Popper", dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee will be returning with a second season of zit-squeezing exploits. “We are delighted our viewers have embraced 'Dr. Pimple Popper', making it a hit for TLC this summer," said TLC president Howard Lee in the renewal announcement. "We look forward to giving viewers more of the fantastic Dr. Sandra Lee and showcasing how she tackles challenging conditions and, most importantly, improves her patients’ lives in the upcoming season.”
Renewed: 'Castle Rock'
Hulu has renewed "Castle Rock", and will reprise the J.J. Abrams-produced anthology series for a second season. Based on characters and situations introduced in the novels of Stephen King, the second season of "Castle Rock" will likely feature an entirely new cast, taking over for a first-season roster of talent that includes Sissy Spacek, Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgard and Jane Levy. A premiere date for the second season hasn't yet been set.
RenewedL 'Queen Sugar'
The fourth season of “Queen Sugar” has been confirmed. The show follows an estranged family in Louisiana. A major change this season sees Anthony Sparks assume creative control of the show.
Renewed: ‘Flip Or Flop’
HGTV has renewed “Flip Or Flop” for an eighth season.
The remodelling hit stars now-divorced couple Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they remodel homes in South California.
Production on season 8 is currently underway and is expected to hit HGTV in spring 2019.
Renewed: ‘Celebrity Family Feud’, ‘$100,000 Pyramid’ and ‘To Tell The Truth’
Steve Harvey and “Celebrity Family Feud” have been renewed for another season after keeping up the consistent high rating and maintain its summer Sunday at eight, number one spot. ABC also has given the green light to new seasons of “$100,00 Pyramid” & “To Tell The Truth “ with host Anthony Anderson
Showtime president and CEO David Nevins announced at the TCAs that the upcoming eighth season of "Homeland" will be its last.
Nevins stressed, "It's not a cancellation."
“[Showrunner] Alex Gansa will be bringing his show to its proper conclusion,” Nevins added, according to Deadline. “I can’t say how much it has meant to the acceleration of our brand and for me personally: It was the first series I greenlit.”
A premiere date for "Homeland" Season 8 has not been announced yet.
Renewed: 'American Horror Story'
FX has renewed Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" through til season 10. The series is currently in production on its eighth season — subtitled "Apocalypse" — which will feature the long-awaited crossover between the horror anthology's "Coven" and "Murder House" seasons.
Cancelled: 'The Dangerous Book For Boys'
It seems Amazon Prime believes "The Dangerous Book For Boys" is overdue. The streaming service has tossed season two of Bryan Cranston's comedy-drama after just one season.
Renewed: 'Better Call Saul', 'Fear The Walking Dead', 'McMafia'
AMC have announced that "Better Call Saul", "Fear the Walking Dead" and "McMafia" will all be returning to screens for another season.
The cable channel confirmed that "Better Call Saul" and "Fear the Walking Dead" would both be renewed for a fifth season, while "McMafia" is heading into its second series.
"In an environment where viewer choice is almost unlimited, the success of these shows is especially meaningful, with characters and stories that our viewers connect with and return to season after season," AMC president of originals, David Madden, said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Renewed: 'Sneaky Pete'
Amazon has announced it has ordered a third season of "Sneaky Pete". The series, created by former "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and "House" creator David Shore, Created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore, stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man ex-con trying to avoid being whacked by the mobster he once robbed by assuming the identify of his onetime cellmate, Pete.
Renewed: ‘Altered Carbon’
“Altered Carbon” has been renewed for a second season -- but with the twist.
“Captain America” star Anthony Mackie will replace Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs on the Netflix drama.
Season 2's release date has not been revealed.
Cancelled: 'The Affair'
Showtime has announced "The Affair" will return for a fifth season — which will also be its final one for the provocative drama, which focuses on the emotional fallout for two fractured couples after an extramarital affair. "We love the intimacy, the nuance and the emotional honesty of The Affair's subjective examination of both infidelity and fidelity," said Gary Levine, president of programming at Showtime Networks. "[Co-creator and Showrunner] Sarah Treem has always envisioned this as a five-season series, and we will be fascinated to see where she takes her talented cast and all of us next year in its climactic season."
More 'Yellowstone' For Fans
Paramount Network has officially renewed "Yellowstone" for a second season. The Kevin Costner-led critically-acclaimed drama will be back with 10 new episodes next year.
‘Babylon Berlin’ Bounces Back
The period crime drama “Babylon Berlin” is coming back for a third season. The season will take place in 1930s Germany and explore the dark side of the entertainment industry
Renewed: 'Wynonna Earp'
Days after its third-season premiere, Syfy announced at San Diego Comic-Con that "Wynonna Earp" will be returning for a fourth season, continuing the supernatural adventures of the great-great-granddaughter of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp (Melanie Scrofano) she battles demons and various other mystical monsters.
Renewed: 'The Man In The High Castle'
Amazon has announced its intentions to air a fourth season of the alternative history drama "The Man in the High Castle". The studio announced the news at San Diego Comic-Con and shared a brand new look at the upcoming third season.
Renewed: 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger'
Freeform has officially renewed "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" for a second season, as announced Friday at San Diego Comic-Con.
Revived: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
Five years after its cancellation, animated TV series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" has been revived. The announcement that the "Star Wars" TV spinoff will return with new episodes was made at Comic Con. "I honestly didn't think we would ever have the opportunity to return to The Clone Wars," supervising producer Dave Filoni said in a statement following the announcement. "Thanks to the relentless fan support and the team behind Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service, we will now get to tell more of those stories. We feel a tremendous responsibility to make something that lives up to the legacy that George Lucas created with the original series and I think our team, many of whom worked on the show from the beginning, has risen to the challenge."
After four seasons ‘UnREAL’ has been cancelled by streaming service Hulu. The drama was about the behind-the-scenes events of a reality TV show. Its final season ironically focuses on the fictional show being cancelled.
The Starz channel has renewed drama "Sweetbitter" for a second season, continuing the coming-of-age adventures of Tess (Ella Purnell), a young woman who arrives in NYC and lands a job in a posh Manhattan restaurant. "Season one gave audiences a taste of the characters and backstory of an upscale New York restaurant, leaving them wanting more – which we will deliver with a second helping of ‘Sweetbitter,’” said Starz president/CEO Chris Albrecht. “The immersion of the audience into the world in and around the restaurant will deepen as the series looks further into the complexities of Tess’ awakening and the lives of her new friends and colleagues in the second season.”
Renewed: 'Queer Eye'
A day after "Queer Eye" nabbed four Emmy nominations, Netflix announced the reboot of groundbreaking 2000s reality series "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" has been renewed for a third season. All members of the Fab 5 — Antoni Porowski (food and wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion) —will be returning.
Ryan Murphy's ode to ball culture of the 1980s will be returning for a second season, with FX announcing plans to renew "Pose". “Ryan Murphy has once again revolutionized television with 'Pose', an incredibly engaging story of creativity, courage, compassion, love and family at a pivotal time in our culture,” said FX head John Landgraf of the show, which features more transgender cast and crew than any TV series in history. “As television critics have universally acknowledged, there is simply nothing like 'Pose' on TV, so effortlessly excelling on every creative level and earning a place in television history for its infectiously inclusive spirit."
Renewed: ‘Animal Kingdom’, ‘Claws’
TNT is bringing back both “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws”.
“Animal Kingdom” will return for it’s fourth season while “Claws” will enter it’s third.
“Claws” ranked among the top five cable dramas this past year.
"Champions" cannot even be considered contenders anymore. The freshman comedy starring Mindy Kaling was dropped from the network, although the remainder of the season will continue to air on Netflix.
After two seasons, History has decided not to renew its Navy SEAL drama "Six". This decision comes with only four more episodes left to air in the second season, which will run as scheduled.