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ABC announced that they are NOT ordering any more of Selfie, and will let the series run out and finish its initial 13-episode order. Back to the Tardis with you girl!

On the other hand, they’ve added extra episodes to Forever, bringing the season count to 22 episodes.  A renewal for a second season has yet to be announced. (Unless I missed it.)

For now here are the new 2014-2015 shows we know of that are getting full season orders or renewals…

  • Black-ish
  • Forever
  • Gotham
  • How to Get Away With Murder
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Madam Secretary
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Scorpion
  • Stalker
  • The Flash
  • The Mysteries of Laura

I’ve found myself quite surprised by the quality of the tale that Gotham is putting out, and despite the silliness of the series premiere of Scorpion, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by that series also.  (For fans of Parenthood, if you watch Scorpion, tell me that Elyes Gabel‘s character, Walter O’Brien, not remind you of Max in some ways?)

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tv newsThere are a slew of tasty television shows returning and premiering this summer. Last season in particular, television writers left us drooling with incredible cliffhangers. Between the returning favorites and promising pilots, TV viewers are guaranteed hours of premium entertainment — but you’ll need the right cable package to view your favorites. Basic cable and satellite packages are being offered at substantially lower rates than usual, notes DirectTVdeal.com, making now a great time to find the best service for your watching your favorite 2013 summer series premier. Tune in to continue the juicy plot lines from last season’s cliffhangers and check out these snippets of upcoming series.

Returning Series

Dexter: For a couple of seasons, “Dexter” was just typical “Dexter.” The “I’m a serial killer that narrates every move and no one is smart enough to notice how weird I am” plot was running thin. With last year’s break through though — his adoptive sister Deb’s (and boss LaGuerta’s) revelation that he is a serial killer — ended with a crazy situation where Deb killed the captain of Miami Metro to protect Dexter’s darkly deranged secret. Is this season going to be Dexter’s undoing? Returns Sunday, June 30th.

Hell on Wheels: An instant classic from the first episode, “Hell on Wheels” might be the best show on television. Last season’s final episode ending with the death of the shows leading lady — Cullin’s lover — means the meanest man in the West has nothing left to live for, if he ever did. What in Heaven’s name is going to happen next? Returns Saturday, August 3rd.

The Newsroom: If you can only watch one show on television, this is it. There are too many twists and turns and plots and romances for a paragraph to explain this HBO hit, but there’s nothing else like it. This latest series by Aaron Sorkin is simply too good to miss. Jeff Daniels’ performance in “The Newsroom” is proving that he may be one of the most diverse actors in Hollywood. If I could just go on and on an on about this show, I would. Returns Sunday, July 14th.

Breaking Bad: Walter White began the series as a timid chemistry teacher and we’ve watched his shocking transformation into a real son of a bitch. Between murder and meth, Walter will surely continue his downward spiral into these final eight episodes. The big question is: what will Walt do with that big ol’ machine gun he retrieved from the trunk? Returns Sunday, August 11th.

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Some News And Notes For A K9 Marathon, The Killing, The Walking Dead + more

December 18, 2012

I pulled together a few collected TV news notes on a K9 Christmas marathon, the waffling renewal of The Killing, a great tribute to The Walking Dead and one bit more. – In case you didn’t know, Syfy will be airing ALL 26 episodes of the Dr. Who spinoff series, K9.  And they will ALL […]

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Hell On Wheels IS Renewed For A Third Season

December 12, 2012

Well, that was a suspenseful month or so, but AMC announced that they have renewed Hell on Wheels for a third season. Hell on Wheels will have ten 1-hour episodes with new executive producer John Wirth at the helm.  Wirth’s past experience includes such shows as V, Fallen Skies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and […]

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Is Something Afoul for AMC’s Hell On Wheels?

November 1, 2012

I previously spoke to the renewal of Hell on Wheels for a third season, but sans two of its primary showrunners.  Now it seems, the third guy who was going to stick around to be the new showrunner has chosen to not return to the series production team. (The first two showrunners were not asked […]

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Hell On Wheels: Renewed For A Third Season

October 30, 2012

If you recall, I was a little concerned about the season finale of Hell on Wheels.  The end of the second season, that episode was a powerful one for the show, and it wasn’t a cliff hanger of sorts.  You could have treated it like a series finale or a quiet ending for a second […]

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Hell On Wheels Season Finale, “Blood Moon Rishing,” & A Look At Season 2

October 8, 2012

The second season finale for Hell On Wheels, titled “Blood Moon Rising” culminated quite the season of developments as far as Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount) is concerned.  Additionally, tragedy hit this small and dedicated work force, the likes of which I did not expect. But I also later on have a serious question as to […]

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AMC’s BREAKING BAD & HELL ON WHEELS 2012 TV Season Premiere Dates Announced!

May 21, 2012

Hot off the presses, or off the email inbox, AMC TV announced the upcoming  season premiere dates for Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels: Breaking Bad, from Vince Gilligan and starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, will be premiering on Sunday, July 15th, 2012 for it’s fifth and final season. All estimations for this extra […]

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Premiere Dates For Walking Dead, Mad Men, The Killing; AMC Rocks Cable

January 25, 2012

Checking out the premiere dates for THE WALKING DEAD, MAD MEN, THE KILLING and more on AMC…

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Courts Are Looking At Approving Profanity and “Nudity” on Television

January 11, 2012

Though it may take six months to actually come to a conclusion, the U.S. Supreme Court is actually pondering the idea if censoring, to some degree…

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Hell on Wheels Gets Renewed For a Second Season

December 23, 2011

HELL ON WHEELS was renewed by AMC

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LUCK Season Premiere Preview on HBO: A TV Review

December 11, 2011

HBO aired a preview of the season premiere of LUCK and I feel it will have a certain draw due to the setting of the horse racing industry, and any serious fan of the sport…

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Christopher Heyerdahl: A Brusimm Personality Focus

November 19, 2011

He’s tall (6’4″) and has himself a unique,smooth and voice the is very easy to identify, and is a part of his varied number of roles and looks….

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TV Review: Hell On Wheels

November 18, 2011

We’re two episodes in to HELL ON WHEELS, this new, rugged Western TV series from AMC, and while the jury was initially out for a little bit, I’d say…

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