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Cinemax Picks Up 'Outcast' To Series

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CINEMAX has picked up the ten-episode drama series OUTCAST, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”) and Chris Black and produced for CINEMAX by FOX International Channels (FIC), the show will also be executive produced by David Alpert of Circle of Confusion, Sharon Tal Yguado of FIC and Sue Naegle.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Robert Kirkman, a visionary talent who has the unique ability to tap into today’s zeitgeist, making him a perfect fit for the newly expanded CINEMAX roster,” said Lombardo.

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'Banshee' To Return In 2016 For Season Four

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The hit action series BANSHEE will return to CINEMAX in 2016 for a fourth season of eight episodes, which will shoot in Pittsburgh, Pa., it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. The Emmy®-winning show is currently in its third season, with episodes debuting Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). BANSHEE’s fourth season will be executive produced by Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen.

Returning cast and crew will be announced when they are confirmed.

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TNT Renews 'The Librarians' For Second Season

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Fans of the freshman series are definitely in a good mood with today's announcement.

TNT has renewed its hit fantasy-adventure The Librarians. One of the hottest new shows on cable, The Librarians burst onto the scene with a chart-topping launch in December and went on to finish the year as basic cable's #2 new series of 2014, second only to TNT's The Last Ship. The show's success extends across TNT's multiple platforms, with each week's episode reaching an average of 11.4 million viewers through linear telecasts, DVR playback and VOD, digital and mobile viewing. TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to launch later this year.

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Despite The Rumors, 'Beauty & The Beast' Has Not Been Renewed

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There are several news sites that are reporting the CW series Beauty & the Beast had been renewed for a fourth season. That of course sent fans of the series into a frenzy and led to many people tweeting the information as well.

Unfortunately, the rumors are not true. Pop Culture Principle has confirmed that the series has not been renewed. We reached out to the CW and were given the following statement:

"The story is incorrect. No decision has been made at this point regarding a fourth season of Beauty and the Beast."

Earlier this year, the network handed out several early renewals showing the network has strong confidence in the series it had renewed. We will keep you posted on any developments.

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Interview: Rachel Boston

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Do you believe in miracles? There are many people who truly believe that miracles do happen and there are also people who don’t believe in miracles. That is a question that is asked in the upcoming Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film A Gift of Miracles which airs on February 15, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT.

The movie follows Darcy (Rachel Boston), a pragmatic PhD candidate must let go of her logic when she finds a list of items to give away written by the late mother she never knew. With the encouragement of her enthusiastic new mentor, she attempts to return everything on the list, and begins to encounter unexplainable coincidences that lead her to understand the world's smallest marvels have the greatest meaning.

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Kelly Garner Named VP, Alternative Development At Syfy

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Syfy today announced the appointment of Kelly Garner to the position of Vice President, Alternative Development and Production.

Garner, who was most recently Vice President, Development & Original Programming for Pilgrim Studios, has produced numerous popular unscripted series during his career, from Last Comic Standing, Ax Men, The Contender and Black Gold to Rockstar: INXS.

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'Portlandia' Renewed For Seasons 6 And 7

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Currently in its fifth season, IFC has renewed Portlandia for seasons six and seven, ordering ten half-hour episodes each. Creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, along with co-creator and director Jonathan Krisel, will remain at the helm for both seasons. Portlandia is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.

“We are so excited to get to do more Portlandia with IFC,” said Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in a joint statement. “Getting to work with Jon and our talented writers and crew, it really is our favorite thing in the world. Also, we get to spend more time in Portland!”

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ABC Family Cancels 'Melissa & Joey'

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Looks like it's a wrap for fan favorite Melissa & Joey after four seasons.

As first reported by The Wrap, production on the series will stop this week. Hart shared the news to her followers via her Instagram account.

“We are proud of the milestones Melissa & Joey has achieved, being the network’s first sitcom to reach 100 episodes and the network’s first comedy to win a People’s Choice Award,” said ABC Family programming executive Karey Burke. “Now that the kids are grown and Mel and Joe have married and are looking towards starting a family, it seemed like a natural time to bring the series to a close. We are grateful to Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, and the whole cast and crew who worked so hard on this successful show.”

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'Penny Dreadful' Season Two Returns May 3rd

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SHOWTIME will now premiere the sophomore season of the critically-acclaimed psychological thriller PENNY DREADFUL on Sunday, May 3rd at 10 p.m. ET/PT. PENNY DREADFUL returns with ten episodes and will find Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them.

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NBC Renews 'Chicago Fire', 'Chicago P.D.', 'Grimm' & More..

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NBC has announced it’s renewing dramas “The Blacklist” (season 3), “Chicago Fire” (season 4), “Chicago P.D.” (season 3), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (season 17) and “Grimm” (season 5) for the 2015-16 season.

For the 2014-15 season to date, NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics. NBC’s 2.9 average rating for the season in adults 18-49 is the network’s highest through 19 weeks of the season since 2008-09 (3.1).

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