Cable Renewal-Palooza!


It’s been a busy couple of days when it comes to cable renewals. So, in case you missed it, here is a quick rundown of everything that has been picked up for another season as of today!

  • Critical darling Rectify (SundanceTV) was renewed for a third season. The complex family drama follows Daniel, newly released from jail after serving 19 years in isolation on death row. As he returns to civilian life, he finds himself an outsider to his family, to his community, and to the new millennium. An episode order has not been announced yet.
  • Also renewed for a third season are the Showtime dramas Ray Donovan – a show about a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous in LA, who can make anyone’s problems disappear except those
    Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). || Courtesy of Showtime.

    Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). || Courtesy of Showtime.

    created by his own family – and Masters of Sex –a period drama inspired by the book of the same name. It follows pioneers in the science of human sexuality (Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson) whose research kicked off the sexual revolution. Both shows’ orders are for 12 episodes.

  • The Strain, FX’s vampire drama executive produced by Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, based on Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s book series, has also been renewed for a sophomore season of 13 episodes premiering next summer.
  • AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire was renewed for a second season, despite lackluster ratings. The show, set in the Silicon Prairie of Texas in 1983, depicts a fictionalized insider’s view of the personal computer revolution.
  • Also renewed for a sophomore season? DirecTV’s Full Circle, written by playwright Neil LaBute. Each season of the show will follow a conversation between different adults whose lives are intertwined.
  • The Wilson family, from Finding Carter. ||Courtesy of MTV.

    The Wilson family, from Finding Carter. ||Courtesy of MTV.

    On a more youthful note, MTV renewed teen drama Finding Carter for a second season. Starring Kathryn Prescott, the Emily Silver-created drama follows Carter, a 16-year old whose life is turned upside down when she finds out the mother she loves actually abducted her when she was three years old. The newly ordered season will have 12 episodes.


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