In the latest edition of our occasional brief TV News segment ‘TV News Nibblets’ we have a few a notable renewals and cancellations recently revealed. Hit the jump to check out all of the latest TV news updates including the official cancellation of ‘Person of Interest’ in addition to the long awaited Season Five premiere date, renewals for ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Gotham’, and more.
‘Person of Interest’ Officially Cancelled By CBS; Final Season Premiere Date Announced:
At long last we have some good news and some bad news regarding the fifth and now confirmed final season of the spectacular CBS series ‘Person of Interest’ which left us on a massive cliffhanger in season four. The highly anticipated fifth season of the series will finally premiere on Tuesday, May 3 at 10:PM on CBS, with the show additionally taking over the Monday at 10:PM timeslot on the network beginning May 9 and airing two nights a week, likely for the entirety of its shortened 13 episode season. While CBS also confirmed what many of us already feared by officially cancelling the series shortly after announcing the season premiere date, we can at least take comfort in the knowledge Abrams and Nolan have both repeatedly confirmed that they treated the fifth season as a potential final season and therefore we should at least have some sort of satisfying finale to this wonderful series which for a few more months remains one of my favorite shows currently airing.
‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed For Season 3 On AMC:
The wonderfully witty, unique and hilarious ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off series ‘Better Call Saul’ has officially been renewed by AMC for a third season once again consisting of a ten episode order, just as the first and currently airing second seasons. The second season of this fantastic series just passed the halfway point and is currently airing Monday’s at 10:PM on AMC. This is one truly fun series and for those who may not have had the pleasure, I would highly recommend checking it out.
‘Gotham’ Renewed For Season 3 On Fox:
The DC Comics series ‘Gotham’ has now been officially renewed for a third season on Fox as well. Inspired by the Batman comics and serving as a prequel of sorts to the Gotham City we are more familiar with in which the ever-vigilant dark knight watches and protects from the shadows, Bruce Wayne merely a child here on the series which focuses primarily on Jim Gordon who recently arrived in town and is serving in the Gotham PD. The sophomore season of ‘Gotham’ is currently once again airing Monday’s at 8:PM on Fox and has continued to impress. This is a dark and surprisingly impressive new take on Batman’s city at a time where crime is the key player and runs rampant, and while it may take a few episodes to pull you in, rest assured it only continues to get better every step of the way and for fellow DC fans this one is definitely worth giving a whirl.
Additional Renewals & Cancellations:
In addition the few listed above, a few more series which many may be watching for news of have recently had their fates announced. The one additional cancellation is that of the ABC series ‘Of Kings and Prophets’ which the network has now officially pulled the plug on after only two episodes having aired, the show has also now been removed from their schedule. There have also been a few additional renewals announced; the most notable possibly that of the highly anticipated Cinemax series ‘Outcast’ (based on the comic by Robert Kirkman, creator of ‘The Walking Dead’)which has already been renewed for a second season prior to the first season premiere which will debut June 3 on Cinemax. Additionally, History has announced the renewal of ‘Vikings’ for a fifth season and WGN America has renewed their new series ‘Outsiders’ for a second season following the impressive numbers the debut season has delivered.