Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Review’ Gets 5-Star Renewal, ‘Now and Then’ TV Series


The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, Comedy Central renews everything great, Vincent D’Onofrio joins Netflix’s Daredevil, and Grumpy Cat is still popular.

Comedy Central renewed Inside Amy Schumer for a third season and Review for a second. The animated TripTank will get a second season of 20 episodes. The network also picked up two series. Idiotsitter, from CC: Studios, follows a young woman who babysits a “mega-rich womanchild” under house arrest. Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome’s Another Period is about rich sisters at the turn of the century. The pilot will also star Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Jason Ritter, and Tom Lennon. [Comedy Central]

In other Comedy Central news, Drunk History will return Tuesday July 1 at 10 PM, followed by the fantastic Nathan For You at 10:30. [Comedy Central]

A Now and Then TV reboot is in the works, according to writer Marlene King’s recent Reddit AMA. [E! Online]

FX has decided not to go ahead with the Paul Giamatti drama pilot Hoke. While I’m all for FX’s dramas, the world didn’t need another show about a midlife crisis. [Deadline]

Esquire officially ordered 13 episodes of Car Matchmaker, a show that unfortunately isn’t about two cars finding love. [The Wrap]

Dascha Polanco (Dayanara) and Samira Wiley (Poussey) have both been upped to series regulars for the third season of Orange Is the New Black. [Deadline]

Fox canceled Riot and I Wanna Marry Harry due to low ratings. But don’t worry, you can still find out who continues to get duped by a fake prince because Fox will make the remaining episodes available on and OnDemand. [EW]

WGN released a trailer for Manhattan.

There’s also a trailer for the MTV kidnapping drama Finding Carter.

ABC family ordered 14 episodes of the hidden camera series Freak Out. [THR]

There were a lot of renewals this week and some were even deserved! USA renewed Sirens for Season 2. ABC Family renewed Pretty Little Liars for Seasons 6 and 7. MTV renewed Faking It for Season 2. Starz renewed Power for Season 2 (after only one episode).

Great news: Jerrod Carmichael is getting another chance at an NBC pilot, and it all seems very promising! [Deadline]

Awful news: Grumpy Cat will get her own Christmas special on Lifetime — “a little Home Alone and a little Die Hard” — because nothing matters anymore. [THR]

Vincent D’Onofrio will play Kingpin in Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series! [TVLine]