Welcome back to the latest installment of our TV News Nibblets Roundup posts where we fill you in on all of the recently announced renewals and cancellations across the world of TV. Included this time around is a renewal for Pete Davidson’s ‘Bupkis’, while ‘Magnum P.I.’ has been cancelled again, this time by NBC. Also featured is numerous cancellations by Paramount+ including originals ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ and more. Continue below to check out the news on these and more recently revealed TV series fates.
‘Bupkis’ Renewed For Season 2 by Peacock
The Peacock comedy series ‘Bupkis’ from Pete Davidson has been renewed for Season 2 on Peacock. The series is inspired by Davidson’s real life and stars Pete Davidson, Edie Falco and Joe Pesci. The first season was released in full on the streaming service on May 4, 2023 and delivered positive results and generally favorable reviews.
‘Magnum P.I.’ Cancelled (Again) by NBC
Following its original cancellation after four seasons on CBS, fans were thrilled to see ‘Magnum P.I.’ revived and saved by NBC not long after; unfortunately its life on NBC will be even shorter than it was on CBS. Originally picking up the series for what was reported as two seasons of 10 episodes each which was later re-worded as Season 5 A & B, NBC has now cancelled the series after the first ten episodes. The second ten episodes have reportedly already been filmed and will still air on the network, but they will serve as the final episodes of the series.
‘Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies’, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’, ‘Queen Of The Universe’ & ‘The Game’ Cancelled by Paramount+
In perhaps some of the most brutal news this time around, Paramount+ has cancelled four series including ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ (which will also not be moving forward with its previously renewed Season 2), ‘Queen of the Universe’ and ‘The Game’ and the streaming service will also be pulling all of the series from the service. Paramount reportedly plans to shop the series elsewhere but if no home is found they will be left in oblivion unless granted a physical release down the road.
‘Fubar’ Renewed For Season 2 by Netflix
The Netflix Original Series ‘Fubar’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro has been renewed for a second season shortly following its debut season’s release on May 25. The action series marks Schwarzenegger’s first lead role in a series and follows a pair of father and daughter CIA operatives who must learn to work together.
‘American Auto’ Cancelled by NBC
The last undecided sitcom on NBC’s lineup, the workplace comedy ‘American Auto’ has now been officially cancelled after two seasons. The goofy comedy about a team of employees working for a fictional American car manufacturer was the last returning sitcom on NBC’s lineup to remain undecided and with its cancellation, it now means NBC will only have two returning sitcoms, both of which were freshman debuts this year.