'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Salem' Renewed, 'Comeback' Resurrected
Monday, May 05, 2014
The TV world was very busy Monday with news of two renewals and a once-canceled show coming back to life.
Netflix has renewed Orange Is the New Black, WGN America has renewed its first scripted series, Salem, and HBO has officially brought back Lisa Kudrow's The Comeback.
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix's big prison dramedy, has been picked up for a third season. The show, which follows the model of having an entire season available at once, will launch its second season on June 6.
Salem, the supernatural witch drama starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West and Seth Gabel, debuted on WGN America in April and, after just three episodes, has earned a second season. It is the first attempt by the network to branch into original scripted programming.
Finally, following similar moves by FOX with 24 and NBC with Heroes, HBO is bringing back a previously canceled show for a new run. The Comeback, starring Lisa Kudrow, will return for a six-episode second season in the fall.
Originally aired in 2005, the comedy used a documentary format to follow Kudrow's character, Valerie Cherish, a once-popular sitcom star desperate to get back into the spotlight. The second season will pick up 10 years after the original, with Valerie thinking she has her life and career figured out.
Which renewal or resurrection are you most excited about, OITNB, Salem or The Comeback?
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