[TV News Nibblets] TV News Roundup For The Week of 01-24-14; HBO Cancels ‘Hello Ladies’ & ‘Family Tree’, Bates Motel Season 2 Premiere Date, ABC Renews ‘Wipeout’ & Much More!

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Welcome readers to a new weekly feature we are starting that covers all of the crucial TV news items for each week all in one convenient weekly roundup article. As we are about to enter February sweeps, things will be heating up in the renewal and cancellation department of TV news in the coming months, and even without too many of those announcements on the radar yet, we have a pretty fair number of TV news stories to share with you here on our first edition of Screen-Connections’ ‘TV NEWS NIBBLETS’ which you will be able to find each weekend or early the next week from this point on right here at Screen-Connections.com! So look no further for all of those little tidbits of news information each week, because we here at Screen-Connections now bring you a convenient roundup article featuring all of those items covered every single week! Our ‘TV News Nibblets’ will include news such as (but not limited to) Renewals & Cancellations, Casting News, Premiere Date Announcements, Scheduling Changes, Series Orders, and a whole lot more for both Cable & Network Television, so make sure you check in each week for the latest update of ‘TV News Nibblets’. Hit the jump to check out all of the latest TV news we have to share with you this weekend for the week of 01-20-14 through 01-24-14.

In order to simplify the overwhelming amount of TV news stories that are bound to be covered each week here in the ‘TV News Nibblets’, we have decided to break down each edition into three different categories.

The three included categories will be as follows (and in this same order every week as well):

RENEWALS/CANCELLATIONS

PREMIERE DATES/SCHEDULE CHANGES

CASTING NEWS/ NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES

We sincerely hope you enjoy our new weekly ‘TV News Nibblets’ feature and continue to check back with us each week for the latest TV news! We’d love to hear what you think, so please feel free to chime in with your views in the comments section below!

 

TV NEWS NIBBLETS for the week of 01-20-14 through 01-24-14:

 

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RENEWALS & CANCELLATIONS:

Wipeout Renewed By ABC For A Seventh Season: (Source: Press Release)

From Press Release:

EVERYONE’S FAVORITE BIG BALLS ARE COMING BACK!

ABC PICKS UP “Wipeout” FOR A SEVENTH SEASON

The New Season Will Feature the First Ever “Tournament of Champions” Event

ABC has picked up “Wipeout” for a seventh season. Each episode will showcase twenty four daring contestants of all shapes and sizes as they compete in the world’s largest extreme obstacle course, but for the first time ever, winners will be brought together at the end of the season for a “Tournament of Champions,” during which they will compete for the title of Ultimate Wipeout Champion.

 

HBO’s ‘Family Tree’ Cancelled, ‘Hello Ladies’ Will Wrap With Special, ‘Getting On’ Eyes Renewal: (Source: Deadline)

It appears that HBO has more or less determined the fate of some of their recent comedy series’ at this point. It is being reported that they will not be renewing ‘Family Tree’ for a second season, nor will they be renewing ‘Hello Ladies’ for a second season, although ‘Hello Ladies will apparently be wrapped up with a special. At the same time it appears they are quite close to announcing an official renewal of the series ‘Getting On’.

 

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PREMIERE DATES & SCHEDULE CHANGES

 

‘Ripper Street’ Season Two to Premiere SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 9 PM ET/PT (Source: Press Release)

From Press Release:

H DIVISION BATTLES FOR THE STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL WHEN

RIPPER STREET RETURNS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 9 PM ET/PT

 

New York – January 21, 2014 – East London. 1890. The long shadow of Jack the Ripper may be gone, but The Job of protecting London’s Whitechapel district has never been harder for Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew MacFayden, Anna Karenina) and his loyal deputies Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones) and Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg, Elementary). As the century enters its final decade, recession stalks Great Britain. Its preeminent role in the world is under threat and nowhere is the bloated British Empire’s problems felt more keenly than in its dark heart: the East End of London. The Metropolitan Police’s H Division must battle new evils that threaten to disrupt the delicate peace struck at the end season one.  David Costabile (Breaking Bad, The Wire), Damien Molony (Being Human), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) and Leanne Best (Wire in the Blood) join the cast for season two. BBC AMERICA’s Ripper Street premieres Saturday, February 22, 9:00pm ET/PT.

 

‘Bates Motel’ re-opens on A&E with its Second Season Premiere Monday, March 3 at 9PM ET/PT (Source: Press Release)

From Press Release:

A&E’S ‘BATES MOTEL’ RE-OPENS FOR A SECOND SEASON

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES STARRING EMMY-NOMINATED VERA FARMIGA AND FREDDIE HIGHMORE PREMIERES

MONDAY, MARCH 3 AT 9PM ET/PT

GUEST STARS MICHAEL VARTAN (“HAWTHORNE”), KATHLEEN ROBERTSON (“BOSS”) AND MICHAEL O’NEIL (“DALLAS BUYERS CLUB,” “GREY’S ANATOMY,” “THE WEST WING”). CHECK IN THROUGHOUT THE SEASON

 

New York, NY- January 24, 2013 – A&E Network premieres season two of the critically acclaimed original drama series “Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman. The series premieres Monday, March 3 at 9 PM ET/PT.

 

‘Transformers: Rescue Bots’ returns for its Second Season on The Hub March 1 (Source: Press Release)

From Press Release:

THE AUTOBOTS ARE BACK AS “TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS” RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND SEASON ON THE HUB NETWORK, MARCH 1

Premiere Kicks Off With Two Back-to-Back, Action-Packed Episodes

A New Match Game Entitled “Hero Hunt” Launches on Hubnetwork.com

 

LOS ANGELES — “Transformers Rescue Bots,” animated series, created especially for younger TRANSFORMERS fans, returns for its second season on Saturday, March 1, with two all-new, back-to-back episodes starting at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT, on the Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families. Beginning on Saturday, March 8, new episodes of the show will air at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT.  The series is produced by Hasbro Studios. In addition, HubNetwork.com will launch a fun-filled new match game called “Hero Hunt.”

 

‘Lost Girl’ & ‘Bitten’ Swap Places on SyFy Monday’s (Source: Press Release)

 

From Press Release:

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING TIME CHANGES FOR SYFY’S LINEUP

OF ORIGINALS ON MONDAY NIGHTS BEGINNING JANUARY 27, 2014

 

BITTEN

New episodes of Bitten will now air at 8 PM ET/PT beginning Monday, January 27.

 

LOST GIRL

New episodes of Lost Girl will now air at 10 PM ET/PT beginning Monday, January 27.

 

Being Human remains in its regular timeslot Mondays at 9 PM ET/PT.

 

HBO Sets One-Time-Only Saturday Night Airdates for New Episodes of ‘Girls’ & ‘Looking’ (Source: Press Release)

From Press Release:

The next episodes of HBO’s Sunday original series will debut in their usual time slots on SUNDAY, JAN. 26, with TRUE DETECTIVE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by GIRLS (10:00-10:30 p.m.) and LOOKING (10:30-11:00 p.m.).

 

There will be a one-time-only change to the schedule the following week. TRUE DETECTIVE will be on hiatus, while new episodes of GIRLS and LOOKING will debut one day earlier than usual, on SATURDAY, FEB. 1, with GIRLS (10:00-10:30 p.m.) followed by LOOKING  (10:30-11:00 p.m.). Both episodes can also be seen the next day, Sunday, Feb. 2, in their usual time slots.

 

In addition, these episodes of GIRLS and LOOKING will be available earlier than usual on HBO On Demand and HBO GO, beginning this coming Monday, Jan. 27.

 

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CASTING NEWS/ NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES

Transporter The Series Coming to TNT in Fall 2014 (Source: Press Release)

From Press Release:

Transporter The Series Coming to TNT in Fall 2014

TNT Lands U.S. Television Rights to Action-Packed Drama

As Production Begins on Second Season in Morocco

 

TNT has picked up Transporter The Series, making the network the U.S. television home for the exhilarating, adrenaline-charged series based on the smash-hit movie franchise. TNT will air the first and second seasons of the series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network in fall 2014. Season two, which is slated to premiere worldwide in late 2014, will go into production Feb. 26, with shooting planned for Morocco, the Czech Republic and Canada.

Transporter The Series stars British actor Chris Vance, whose credits include Prison Break, Dexter and Burn Notice. A familiar face to TNT viewers, Vance has a recurring role on the network’s hit series Rizzoli & Isles, in which he plays Lt. Col. Charles “Casey” Jones, Jane Rizzoli’s on-again-off-again romantic interest.

 

Jeffrey Tambor to Reunite with Will Arnett on CBS’s ‘The Millers’ (Source: Press Release)

From Press Release:

JEFFREY TAMBOR TO REUNITE WITH WILL ARNETT ON CBS’s “THE MILLERS”

LOS ANGELES – Jan. 22, 2014 – Jeffrey Tambor will reunite with his “Arrested Development” co-star Will Arnett when he guest stars on CBS’s THE MILLERS in an episode to be broadcast later this season.  In the episode, Nathan (Arnett) and Ray (J.B. Smoove) pitch their station owner, Ed Dolan (Tambor), a Saturday morning kids program inspired by Tom’s (Beau Bridges) imagination. THE MILLERS, the #1 new comedy this season, airs Thursdays (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

Official CBS Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-millers/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMillersCBS

Twitter: @TheMillersCBS

Instagram: TheMillersCBS

 

CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet

 

Talent on Twitter:

Will Arnett                  @ArnettWill

Beau Bridges               @MrBeauBridges

JB Smoove                   @ohsnapjbsmoove

Nelson Franklin           @NelsonFranklin

 

’24: Live Another Day’ Appoints Tate Donovan (Source: Press Release)

From Press Release:

“24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY” APPOINTS TATE DONOVAN

 

New Thrilling Event Series Debuts with Special Two-Hour Premiere

Monday, May 5, on FOX

 

Tate Donovan (“Damages”) will join the presidential cabinet of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY as White House Chief of Staff MARK BOUDREAU.  24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY debuts with a two-hour television premiere Monday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PT ET/PT) on FOX, and makes its time period premiere the following week on Monday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

 

In the highly anticipated event series starring Kiefer Sutherland, BOUDREAU is an astute and strong-willed political advisor who is married to President JAMES HELLER’s (William Devane) daughter, AUDREY RAINES (Kim Raver) – JACK BAUER’s (Sutherland) former flame.

 

Disney Channel Orders 8 More Episodes of ‘Girl Meets World’ before it even premieres (Source: Twitter)

Danielle Fishel has announced via her twitter account, that Disney Channel has ordered an additional 8 episodes of ‘Girl Meets World’ for its first season, before it has even premiered. This brings the current season order to a total of 21 episodes. The tweet is included immediately below.

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That wraps up this weeks edition of Screen-Connections’ ‘TV News Nibblets’. We hope to see you all back here again next week for all of the latest TV news and updates!

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