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AMC Renews Into The Badlands for a 16-Episode Third Season

  • DailyDead
If you've been enjoying the martial arts mayhem of Into the Badlands, then you're in luck, because AMC has renewed the series for a 16-episode third season that is set to premiere in 2018.

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): New York, NY - April 25, 2017 - AMC today announced that it has renewed the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," one of the highest-rated dramas on cable, for an expanded third season of 16 episodes, returning to AMC in 2018.

Midway through its current second season, "Into the Badlands" is averaging 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2.1 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings. In the current television season, the series ranks as the #4 scripted drama on cable and the #4 returning drama, behind "The Walking Dead," "American Horror Story" and "Fear the Walking Dead."

"'Into the Badlands' looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,
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‘Into the Badlands’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC

‘Into the Badlands’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC
AMC has renewed “Into the Badlands” for a third season.

The expanded 16-episode season is set to premiere in 2018. The renewal comes in the middle of the martial-arts drama’s second season, which is set to end May 21.

“‘Into the Badlands’ looks like nothing else on television, a literal high-wire act attracting passionate and dedicated fans by the millions,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Thanks to series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the terrific cast, led by Daniel Wu, the amazing martial arts team guided by the incomparable Master Dee Dee and fight directors Stephen Fung and Andy Cheng, and everyone else involved who brings this thrill ride to the fans.”

Into the Badlands” is averaging 2.1 million viewers ages 25-54, according to Nielsen live-plus-three ratings, making it the fourth most-watched returning drama on cable in the demo. Those numbers are thanks in part to the significant lead-in that the
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How 9 prematurely cancelled TV shows would have continued

  • Den of Geek
Had Freaks And Geeks, Caprica and more not been cancelled, here’s what their showrunners had planned for their futures. Spoilers…

Warning: major spoilers for all shows listed below.

Closure. It’s an important psychological concept. Without closure, it’s difficult to grieve, move on, make peace and nurture your inner Ewok or whatever it is the self-help books tell us. When a TV show is cancelled before its story has been fully told, the result is an unscratchable itch.

That itch can have positive side effects. The creativity for instance, of fanfic and fan art, and the tenacity and camaraderie of doggedly pursued fan campaigns. The less positive side though is, well, not so pretty. Sleepless nights, anxiety at work, a tendency to grasp total strangers by the shoulders with both hands, hot stress-tears streaming down your cheeks, and cry “So did Lois and Clark raise that baby or what?
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Series Renewals For Syfy’s Defiance And Dominion

Syfy continues to bolster its original programming with the renewal of both Dominion and Defiance. The two drama series will return with 13 episodes each – joining the recently commissioned Hunters, created by Gale Anne Hurd, and the highly anticipated television adaptation of Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End.

Dominion is categorised as a ‘Us apocalyptic supernatural action’ series, and was created by Vaun Wilmott (Sons Of Anarchy) as a loose adaptation of the 2010 film Legion, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. Starring Christopher Egan (Letters To Juliet), Tom Wisdom (Romeo And Juliet), Roxanne McKee (Game Of Thrones) and Anthony Stewart Head (Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters), the show is set in a time when God has vanished, and Archangel Gabriel is waging war on mankind. Archangel Michael allies himself with man, against Gabriel, and lives among humans in a fortified city, awaiting the arrival of a prophesied saviour. On
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Linda Hamilton Tapped for Season Two of Syfy’s ‘Defiance’

Linda Hamilton Tapped for Season Two of Syfy’s ‘Defiance’
Linda Hamilton has been tapped to join the season two cast of Syfy’s drama series “Defiance.”

Hamilton, known for her breakout performance as Sarah Conner in James Cameron’s “Terminator” franchise, will take on the recurring guest role of Pilar McCawley, the wife of Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene) and mother to their three children. Following a bout with mental illness that led her to attempt to murder her children, Pilar is back, but the motives for her return are still unclear.

Hamilton previously appeared opposite Ron Perlman in the CBS series “Beauty and the Beast” and her film credits include “Mr. Destiny,” “Silent Fall” and “Dante’s Peak.” She joins previously announced season two additions James Murray, William Atherton and Anna Hopkins.

Kevin Murphy (“Desperate Housewives,” “Caprica”) will continue his role as exec producer and showrunner, with “Smallville’s” Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin returning as exec producers for
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Syfy Teams Dominion with Defiance and Announces a Premiere Date

Syfy is furthering its commitment to scripted programming by dedicating an all-new night to original dramas. On June 19th Syfy will kick off its new Thursday night block with the one-two punch of the Season 2 premiere of "Defiance," followed by the series premiere of "Dominion."

From the Press Release:

As the story of "Defiance" resumes, the lives of the townspeople are in drastic turmoil. The Earth Republic has assumed control of the town with far-reaching consequences, including a new mayor.

Nolan (Grant Bowler) traverses the badlands to find a lost Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas), Amanda (Julie Benz) has an unexpected new role in the town as she searches for Kenya, and the Tarr family desperately tries to keep control of their criminal empire in the midst of dramatic changes. Joining the cast this season are James Murray as new mayor Niles Pottinger, Anna Hopkins as Earth Republic soldier Jessica “Berlin” Rai,
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New on DVD/Blu-ray: Defiance Season 1

Defiance” is a science fiction show, showing on Syfy and created by sci-fi great Rockne O’Bannon as well as Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor. O’Bannon is known for creating the film “Alien Nation,” as well as shows like “Farscape” and “SeaQuestDSV.” Produced by Universal Cable Productions, it has a much higher quality than most Syfy fare, and is right up there with “Farscape,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and “Warehouse 13” as proof that Syfy can put out good shows. The set up of “Defiance” is fairly simple: set in 2046, the world has been drastically altered due to the arrival of aliens, and a subsequent war. The terraforming equipment that was to be used to make the planet more hospitable for our visitors have fallen to Earth, reshaping the Earth. It’s been 15 years since a ceasefire and a tenuous peace with the aliens, collectively known as Votans, who have secured Central and South America,
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"Defiance" Production Start- August 12, 2013

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TorontoFilm.Net reports that production will start August 12, 2013 in Toronto, for the 13-episode second season of Syfy's "Defiance", featuring new cast addition James Murray as 'Mayor Pottinger'.

For Season Two, Grant Bowler returns as 'Nolan', with Stephanie Leonidas as 'Irisa Nolan', Tony Curran as 'Datak Tarr', Jaime Murray as 'Stahma Tarr', Graham Greene as 'Rafe McCawley' and Jesse Rath as 'Alak Tarr'. Cast also includes Dewshane Williams as 'Tommy', Trenna Keating as 'Doc Yewll', Justin Rain as 'Quentin McCawley' and Nicole Munoz as 'Christie McCawley'.

"...as the story of 'Defiance' resumes, the lives of the townspeople are in drastic turmoil. The 'Earth Republic' has assumed control of the town, with far-reaching consequences including a new mayor. 'Nolan' traverses the badlands to find a lost 'Irisa', 'Amanda' has an unexpected new role in the town as she searches for 'Kenya' and the 'Tarr' family desperately tries to keep control
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First Info on Defiance Season 2 Revealed

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Syfy has announced that the great game/series crossover Defiance is set to return to production in Toronto next week for Season 2. Along with that announcement comes the first information about new and returning cast and production, starting with James Murray as Mayor Pottinger. Ooo. He was the dishy Stephen from when-it-was-great Season 1 and 2 of Primeval.

But wait, there’s more – “Grant Bowler returns as Nolan, along with … Stephanie Leonidas as Irisa Nolan, Tony Curran as Datak Tarr…” Okay, we saw Nolan revive, which explains how he can return, but Irisa, what the heck did she turn into? Apparently still Irisa, so that’s good news. And excellent, Tony Curran will be back as Datak, so… how will he get out of the blood-covered mess he was in?

For the latest information about what will be going on in our favorite post-terra-formed-over version of St. Louis when we return to it next June,
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Defiance: Season One Blu-ray and DVD Debut October 15th

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Defiance: Season One Blu-ray and DVD Debut October 15th
Combining epic scope with the intrigue of a small-town drama comes Defiance: Season One, the critically acclaimed action-packed tale of courage and survival. Defiance: Season One will be available to own on Blu-ray and DVD, each with Digital including Ultraviolet&#8482 with collectible lenticular packaging for a limited time only on October 15, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Defiance: Season One is the first-ever convergence of television and a multi-platform video game, featuring an interconnected world between the two mediums as they evolve together into one overall story. It's 2046 and over 30 years have passed since aliens arrived, changing life on Earth forever. In the frontier town of Defiance, a drifter-turned-lawkeeper, Nolan (Grant Bowler, True Blood) and Mayor Rosewater (Julie Benz, Dexter) attempt to lead the human and alien residents through the prejudices and politics that threaten the fragile peace they've fought for. Watch every riveting episode back to back and uninterrupted,
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Comic-Con 2013 panel: The 35th anniversary of 'Battlestar Galactica'

The Project: Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary

The Panel: Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama), Michael Nankin (director), Dr. Kevin Grazier (consultant), Michael Angeli (producer/writer), Kevin Murphy (producer/writer), Michael Taylor, Paul Leonard (producer), Lili Bordán (Dr. Becca Kelly)

Footage screened: Nothing was shown during the panel, but as fans were entering the room a series of retrospective interviews were broadcast on two large screens. The edit was new, but the footage drew heavily from the BSG 30th Anniversary.

Snap judgement: Battlestar may have been gone for quite some time, but hardcore fans still
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Comic-Con 2013 complete TV schedule: From 'Game of Thrones' to 'Vikings'

The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con is at hand, and with it come a ton of big name movies and TV shows putting their best foot forward for the fans in attendance.

From primetime television series to cable favorites, web series to returning classics, television will dominate the San Diego Convention Center this year. Take a look at the complete movie schedule below and make sure to plan accordingly; there are plenty of tough choices. The complete list of movie panels can be found here.

Wednesday, July 17 (Preview Night)

Warner Bros. Television pilot screenings: Ballroom 20, 6-10 p.m. "Almost Human," "The Originals, "The Tomorrow People," "The 100."

Thursday, July 18

"Intelligence": Ballroom 20, 10-11 a.m. Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Seitzman, Rene Echevarria and Tripp Vinson attending. Pilot will be screened.

"Battlestar Galactica" 35th Anniversary: Room Cf, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Richard Hatch, Michael Nankin, Dr. Kevin Grazier, Michael Angeli,
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Comic-Con 2013: The full TV line-up

Comic-Con 2013: The full TV line-up
It’s time to finalize those Comic-Con schedules.

With the annual pop culture-paloooza just weeks away, the event’s organizers have finally released an official schedule, and if you thought your schedule looked packed based on initial panel reports, prepare yourself for more than a few tough choices.

For those not attending the Con, which runs July 17-21, stay close to EW.com all Comic-Con week long for live coverage, including breaking news, interviews and more. (Bookmark this.)

Here’s the full rundown of the TV line-up. Head to Inside Movies to create more schedule conflicts for yourself with the complete movie highlights list.
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Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Thursday, July 18th

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Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Thursday, July 18th
Comic-Con International announced the programming schedule for the first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Thursday, July 18. You can clickHere for the full schedule, including comic book-related events, but we have all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels for you right here. You can also clickHere to check out the TV pilots that will be presented on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 17. Take a look at what panels and events are happening in San Diego, two weeks from today.

Thursday, July 18

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am Intelligence

Stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and executive producers Michael Seitzman (North Country), Ren&#233 Echevarria (Terra Nova, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Tripp Vinson discuss the new CBS dramatic thriller. Holloway plays Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a supercomputer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first
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Defiance, Ep. 1.12: “Past is Prologue” – A focused set-up to the season finale

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Defiance, Season 1: Episode 12 – “Past is Prologue”

Directed by Michael Nankin

Written by Michael Taylor

Airs Monday nights at 9 on SyFy

Penultimate episodes in seasons are notoriously difficult (unless they’re in a season of Game of Thrones), since most of the work being done is meant to drive attention and expectations towards the finale. Defiance hasn’t really had an up-and-down first season with memorable episodes here and there. It’s mostly just been fine. It’s surprising, then, that it’s the penultimate episode that addresses some of the minor gripes I’ve been having while watching. For starters, “Past is Prologue” is much more focused. Defiance has been guilty of running parallel stories in episodes that are struggling to execute just one of them to its potential. Everything in this episode – all the scenes with the secondary characters – is connected, revolving mainly around the mayoral election between Amanda and Datak.
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Syfy Renews Defiance and Promises More Action and Intrigue in Season 2

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With its great ratings, plus the popularity of its video game tie-in, it was a no-brainer that Syfy would renew "Defiance" for another season; and to celebrate the news, we have a look at the first four minutes of Episode 1.05, "The Serpent's Egg."

Before we get to the clip, here's Syfy's press release on the renewal:

Syfy has renewed its groundbreaking series "Defiance," giving a 13-episode second season order to the critically acclaimed hit that has catapulted Syfy to the top cable drama spot in the time period among adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and total viewers for three consecutive Mondays. Season Two of "Defiance," produced by Universal Cable Productions, will begin production in Toronto in August for a 2014 premiere, returning as the anchor of Syfy’s Powerful Monday’s block of primetime original series.

Redefining the transmedia experience, "Defiance" has distinguished itself with an unprecedented partnership between Syfy and
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Syfy Picks Up Defiance for Second Season

  • ScifiMafia
Although we would have been astounded if it hadn’t happened, it’s always nice to get the confirmation: Syfy has renewed its giant original production cross-platform transmedia series Defiance for a second season. This is great news for we fans of the St. Louis-based series, as well as for the gamers working away over in the San Francisco-based game. Here’s the press release:

Syfy Renews Hit Series Defiance, Promising More Action And Intrigue In Season Two April 15 Premiere Second Largest Series in Network History

New York, NY – May 10, 2013 – Syfy has renewed its groundbreaking series Defiance, giving a 13-episode second season order to the critically acclaimed hit that has catapulted Syfy to the top cable drama spot in the time period among adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers for three consecutive Mondays. Season two of Defiance, produced by Universal Cable Productions, will begin production in Toronto in August for a 2014 premiere,
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Syfy’s ‘Defiance’ Renewed For Season 2

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Syfy’s ‘Defiance’ Renewed For Season 2
A massive financial investment and solid ratings have led to a second-season renewal for Syfy‘s Defiance, which has received a 13-episode order. Season 2 of the show, produced by Universal Cable Productions, will begin production in Toronto in August for a 2014 premiere, returning as anchor of Syfy’s Powerful Mondays block. Defiance was developed as a partnership between Syfy and Trion Worlds as a convergence of television and online gaming. Here’s the official release: To date, the game has garnered more than 1 million registered accounts while making gaming history as the first online open world shooter to launch on three platforms simultaneously. As the collaboration between show and game continue into a second season, players will have the opportunity to further influence the world of Defiance. Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica, Hellcats) resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner. Smallville’s Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin return as
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TV News Wrap Up: May 5 2013 – ‘Veep’ Renewed for Season 3

  • Screen Rant
This Week in TV:

HBO’s Veep and TNT’s Dallas earn season 3 renewals; writer/producer Michael Taylor exits Syfy’s new series Defiance; Fringe actor John Noble releases a short film produced by the show’s cast and crew; The Killing season 3 will introduce a serial killer villain; and Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) has been cast in Will Ferrell’s IFC miniseries The Spoils of Babylon.

HBO has announced that political comedy Veep will be returning for season 3.

Though it hasn’t become the ratings monster that Game of Thrones is, Veep season 2 has continued to put up solid, consistent viewer numbers. Last week’s episode drew 1.3 million viewers, as the show continues to benefit from its popular lead-in, Got – which scored a ratings high last week as well.

Veep was most likely renewed on the show’s own merits, ...

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Defiance, Ep. 1.04: “The Devil in the Dark” – Things are gonna get easier, things’ll get brighter

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Defiance, Season 1: Episode 4 – “The Devil in the Dark”

Directed by Omar Madha

Written by Michael Taylor

Airs Monday nights at 9 pm on SyFy

Last week, Defiance concluded its episode with a montage set to a cover of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.” This week, a cover of “Ooh Child” (originally by The Five Stairsteps, covered by Beth Orton; some of you may be more familiar with the sampling in 2Pac’s “Keep Ya Head Up”) sends the episode off. As concluding pieces go, these songs draw attention to themselves in jarring ways not simply because these songs are relatively well known but because using a relatively well known song kind of forces a certain “reading” of the scene or episode as a whole. When Mad Men used The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows” in the episode “Lady Lazarus,” active viewing and thoughtful analysis in that montage became necessities. Defiance
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