There is something about the afternoon on the 29th of January that screams renewals. While we figure that out for you, we’ll let you read on to see just what television networks have chosen to give you more of in the near future.
Over on CBS, it was the moment for daytime programming to shine. The entire CBS daytime slate has been renewed for the 2013-2014 TV season. The Bold and the Beautiful, as well as The Young and the Restless will continue on in the upcoming TV season. CBS’s daytime talk show, The Talk, will also be sticking around, as will The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal. CBS entertainment Pres. Nina Tassler released a statement this afternoon saying
“Over the past few years, we have successfully transitioned our daytime schedule to a balance of program genres with new creative energy, while maintaining our ratings leadership. We are proud of CBS’s history of quality and leadership in daytime, thrilled with our current success and we look forward to more great things ahead from the outstanding creative talent in place at each of the shows.”
NBC was the other major network to make a quick change today. New drama Chicago Fire has been reportedly increased by one episode for it’s first season. The show has held on momentum in a tough timeslot and has kept the steam. It initially earned it’s back nine episodes for a full 22-episode season, but the show received an order for one more episode, totaling to 23.
Over in the cable world, BBC America will be bringing Ripper Street‘s second series stateside, as it has renewed the series after just 2 episodes airing in the US. The show is co-produced with BBC One in the UK. The 8-episode second season will air sometime in 2014. Season 1 is currently underway. Ben Stephenson of BBC Drama Commissioning states that “Quality and ambition run through Ripper Street, from Richard Warlow’s original scripts, the incredible cast and the captivating direction. All combine to create a period series with a modern and gripping edge that will return for a second series in 2014.”
Finally, in the premium TV world, Cinemax will be bringing original drama Banshee back for a second season, set to air in 2014. The first season (10 episodes in length) is currently unfolding on a television near you and airs Fridays at 10/9c. House of Lies, Californication and Shameless will be returning to Showtime in 2014 for a third, seventh and fourth season respectively. Each show has seen gains in viewers, making the network’s decision a tad bit easier.
Digest all of that and let us know if your favorites made the cut! You can actually keep track of show renewal/cancellation status HERE – it’s constantly updated as news trickles in!