In this week’s TV catch up, we’re looking back at all the TV show news you may have missed!
“The Good Place” to End After Season 4
That’s it. We’ve finally arrived in the Bad Place and it’s worse than we could have ever imagined. NBC’s beloved and genius sitcom “The Good Place” will end after the fourth season which premieres this fall. Here’s what creator Mike Schur had to say about it:
“After The Good Place was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show. Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons—just over 50 episodes—was the right lifespan. At times over the past few years we’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last.”
— The Good Place (@nbcthegoodplace) June 8, 2019
“Dead To Me” Gets Second Season Pick Up
Need more of Thelma and Louise, er, Jen and Judy, in your life? No worries. Netflix just green-lit the second season of the twisted dark comedy, “Dead to Me.” The network did not announce a premiere date so we’ll just be patiently waiting and refreshing our Netflix app daily.
These two. Season 2. Coming soon. ✌️ pic.twitter.com/oXN2zCMFkV
— Dead To Me (@deadtome) June 4, 2019
Jussie Smollett is Out for the Final Season of “Empire”
Jussie Smollett will not be reprising his role as Jamal Lyon’s in the final season of “Empire.” Show co-creator Lee Daniels revealed the news after Variety reported that writers were planning to bring Jamal back in the latter half of the sixth season. Daniels wrote “This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire” on Twitter.
— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) June 4, 2019
OG “Veronica Mars” Heads to Hulu
If you’re planning on catching up on old “Veronica Mars” episodes before the new and anticipated limited series revival, Hulu is here to help. The streaming service will add the first three seasons on Monday, July 1st. That gives you about three weeks to binge watch the episodes before the revival drops on Friday, July 26. Happy binge-ing.
“The Red Line” is Cancelled
Season one is “The Red Line’s” final stop. CBS canceled the show after just one low-rated season.
“[The show] did not get picked up for a second season, so it will exist as an elegant novel,” co-showrunner Sunil Nayar said at the ATX Television Festival.
— The Red Line (@TheRedLineCBS) May 20, 2019
Torrey DeVitto, Yaya DaCosta Leaving ‘Chicago Med’ Ahead of Season 7
Someone rush over a crash cart because this news has crushed us!
Chicago Med is losing two incredible cast members ahead of the NBC drama’s seventh season.
Torrey DeVitto, who plays doctor Natalie Manning, and Yaya DaCosta, who plays nurse April Sexton, will not be returning in the fall, per Deadline.
DaCosta is leaving to lead Lee Daniels’ Our Kind of People, which nabbed a straight-to-series order at FOX.
DeVitto, from Pretty Little Liars and One Tree Hill fame, will star in an upcoming indie film titled Skelly.
She even confirmed the news to her fans on social media, writing: “Well, looks like the cat is out of the bag…All good things must come to an end.
It has been such an honor and pure joy to bring Dr. Natalie Manning to life for all of you on Chicago Med for the past 6 seasons. But it is now time for her and me to bow out and say goodbye.
Thank you to all you loyal watchers who adored her as much as I did.
I can’t wait to share what’s to come with all of you. New adventures await!”
Both DeVitto and DaCosta have appeared in the #OneChicago franchise since Med’s premiere in 2015.
Per the publication, their contracts were up at the end of season 6 and both actresses decided not to renew.
The rest of the cast ( S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi and Marlyne Barrett as nurse Maggie Lockwood) is expected to return pending contract negotiations.
The current storylines have seemingly been setting up for the actresses’ exits as Manning found herself in hot water after stealing medication to help her mother, while April decided to return to nursing school.
We’ll definitely miss DeVitto and DaCosta, but we wish them the best of luck in future projects!
You can read all Chicago Med reviews right here!
‘This Is Us’ to End After Season 6 at NBC
It’s time to say goodbye to the Pearson clan!
NBC’s groundbreaking family drama This Is Us will end with a sixth and final season, per The Hollywood Reporter
The series was renewed for three seasons — up until season 6 — back in 2019.
NBC has not officially commented on the news. The network is expected to make the announcement on Friday when it unveils the upcoming 2021-22 fall schedule.
This Is Us Season 5 will air its finale on Tuesday, May 25 at 10/9c.
Are you ready to say goodbye to the series and TV’s best family?
Read reviews of This Is Us right here!
2021-2022 TV Schedule: Find Out Which Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed
We’re entering the season of refreshing the page to see if your favorite shows have been renewed for the upcoming 2021-2022 TV season.
Since COVID-19 affected production on many shows and delayed their premieres, the criteria for what gets the green light and what ends up on the chopping block has become more stringent this go-around.
As usual, The CW gave an early renewal for most of their shows including Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Walker, Batwoman, and more.
In a shocking twist, Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for season 18 along with sibling series Station 19.
Unfortunately, not every show shared the same fate as Prodigal Son on FOX was given the ax after two seasons.
Check out the list below to see which shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW have been renewed, canceled, or on the bubble. (TBD means that a show has not yet gotten news about its upcoming season, so check back soon!)
Law & Order: SVU
This Is Us
This Is Us
Law & Order Organized Crime
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
The Good Doctor
United We Fall
A Million Little Things
Call Your Mother
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
In the Dark
Roswell, New Mexico
Superman & Lois
Two Sentence Horror Stories
Burden of Truth
Call Me Kat
The Great North
Bless the Harts
Last Man Standing
9-1-1: Lone Star
Blood & Treasure
Bob Hearts Abishola
FBI: Most Wanted
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: New Orleans
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