'Nurse Jackie' Renewed, 'Eastbound and Down' and 'Brand X' Cancelled
Thursday, June 06, 2013
a busy day for cable programs as various shows are getting renewed,
cancelled, ordered or having their premiere dates set. Here's all the
information from Nurse Jackie, Eastbound and Down, Boardwalk Empire, Brand X with Russell Brand and more.
Nurse Jackie Renewed
Edie Falco and the gang are coming back to Showtime. The network has officially renewed the Emmy-winning "comedy" for season 6. The show currently airs Sundays at 9pm, with the season 5 finale coming June 16. Falco won the Emmy in 2010 for her performance as the now recovering drug addict nurse. The show provides a solid base for the network's comedy line-up, alongside David Duchovny's Californication, previously renewed for season 7.
Eastbound and Down Ending
The Danny McBride baseball comedy Eastbound and Down, where he plays foul-mouthed Kenny Powers, will return for an 8-episode fourth and final season Sunday, September 29 at 10pm on HBO. This marks a more than 17-month hiatus between seasons 3 and 4.
New Danny McBride Cartoon
While McBride's HBO comedy is ending, he will be returning to television as a producer with a new animated series at FXX, FX's upcoming comedy spin-off network. The show is called Chozen and focused on a gay, white rapper who was just released from prison.
More HBO Premiere Dates
McBride's Eastbound and Down isn't the only HBO project getting a premiere date. Boardwalk Empire season 4 will premiere Sunday, September 8 at 9pm. The new season will feature several new faces including The Killing's Eric Ladin as a young J. Edgar Hoover, Patricia Arquette as a Tampa speakeasy owner with ties to the mob, Jeffrey Wright as a character who runs Harlem, Ron Livingston as a businessman and love interest for Gillian Darmody, Domenick Lombardozzi as Al Capone's older brother and Brian Geraghty as a new prohibition agent.
HBO will debut its newest comedy, Hell, Ladies, Sunday, September 29 at 10:30pm. The 8-episode series stars Stephen Merchant (Extras), as an awkward Englishman looking for love in Los Angeles.
Finally, HBO's TV Movie Clear History, from Larry David, will air this summer on Saturday, August 10 at 9pm. The film is about a man (David) who sells his share of an electric car company over a tiny squabble right before it takes off and makes a lot of money. The all-star comedy features Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton and Danny McBride, among others.
Brand X Axed
Finally, FX has cancelled Russell Brand's late-night talk show Brand X. However, this doesn't sever the comedian's ties to the network as he is working on a live-action scripted series based loosely on his life.
(Image courtesy of Showtime)