TV News Roundup: ’12 Monkeys’ Renewed for Season 3 at Syfy & More

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12 Monkeys” has been renewed for Season 3 on Syfy; Kris Jenner and more celebrities will appear on E! second season of “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry;” VH1 has announced Marc Lamont Hill as the host of its new late night talk show; and Netflix has debuted the first trailer for Season 3 of “BoJack Horseman,” in today’s TV news roundup.


Syfy has renewed “12 Monkeys” for Season 3, Variety has confirmed. The time-travel drama will return with a 10-episode third season in 2017. The show, based on the 1995 film of the same name, is currently in the midst of its second season, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. on Syfy. “12 Monkeys” stars Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull and is executive produced by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. The show hails from Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment. EW first reported the show’s renewal.

VH1 has announced a new late night talk show titled “VH1 Live!” debuting Sunday, July 17 at 10 p.m. CNN commentator and BET News host Marc Lamont Hill will anchor the weekly series delivering VH1’s pop culture spin on the latest entertainment news and gossip.“VH1 Live!” is produced by Embassy Row (“Watch What Happens Live,” “Talking Dead”). Nina L. Diaz, Trevor Rose, Jen McGovern and Tolani Holmes are executive producers for VH1.


The second season of E!’s “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” has lined up a slew of stars to sit down with the 20-year old medium for a reading.

Kris Jenner, Tori Spelling, Melissa Joan Hart, “Real Housewives'” Carole Radziwill, Moby, “Glee’s” Kevin McHale, Jewel, Roselyn Sanchez, Austin Mahone, Retta, EJ Johnson, Rachel Hunter, Lil John, Whitney Port, Jennifer Esposito, Joely Fisher, Audrina Patridge, Kendra Wilkinson, Cory Feldman, Linda Blair, Mae Whitman, Madison Beer, Evelyn Lozada, Shaniece Hairston and WWE Superstars’ Nikki and Brie Bella will appear in Season 2. Henry Tyler will also sit back down with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi for a follow-up from her emotional episode from the first season.

In its first season, “Hollywood Medium” became E!’s most watched unscripted series launch in three years with total viewers, excluding spin-offs. Season 2 premieres Aug. 17 at 8 p.m.

Netflix has announced that Sarah Gadon is set to play Grace Marks in the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace.” The six-part miniseries which chronicles real-life murderer Grace Marks is produced by Sarah Polley (“Away from Her”) and directed by Mary Harron (“American Psycho”). Shooting is set for August 15 in Ontario. “Alias Grace” will air on CBS in Canada and on Netflix worldwide.

Sara Bareilles, DNCE and Pitbull will perform at NBC’s annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.” They join previously announced performers Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor and the Radio City Rockettes for the special, airing Monday, July 4 at 8 p.m.


Netflix debuted the first official trailer for Season 3 of its hit animated series “BoJack Horseman” on Wednesday. The series stars voice actors Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie and Paul F. Tompkins.


Pop is bringing back “Sing It On” for a second season, set to premiere on Wednesday, July 27, at 9 p.m. “Sing It On” will settle into its regular time slot with new episodes every week on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning August 3. The show hails from John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co., Sharp Entertainment and CORE Media Group

Acorn TV will premiere four new series in August, including the Acorn TV Original Series “Agatha Raisin,” a mystery series starring Ashley Jensen; French drama series “The Disappearance“; “The Syndicate: All or Nothing,” which follows a group of domestic workers at a stately manor house who win the lottery; and “Janet King,” starring Marta Dusseldorp.

Monday, August 1 – “Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death” (Pilot Movie)

Monday, August 8 – “Agatha Raisin,” Series 1

Monday, August 15 – “The Disappearance”

Monday, August 22 – “The Syndicate: All or Nothing”

Monday, August 29 – “Janet King,” Series 2

Bravo has announced the return date for “The Real Housewives of Melbourne.” The ladies of Melbourne are joined by newcomer Susie McLean. Season 3 will premiere on July 22 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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  1. john p says:

    just don’t watch have too much time on your hands to be looking at Nielsen ratings.. maybe you should stick to dwts or Nashville..

    • worthymagic says:

      No, I should stick to trying to get shows with pathetic ratings off the air, since I see plenty of better shows with much higher ratings get cancelled. there has to be a bottom line, and renewing a show with a 0.11 average show rating just crossed it.

  2. worthymagic says:

    Congratulations to the 12 Monkeys Fans who were hoping for a miracle. Your faith was rewarded. As for the people who work at SYFY and most people at NBC Universal: None of you should have a job after Friday. This was the most disgraceful thing I’ve ever seen in TV history . You renewed a show with a 0.11 average rating. it’s not that 12 Monkeys wasn’t a good show. Nobody was watching it if that’s the average rating per show. The Nielsen ratings system is no longer necessary if you’re going to renew shows with ratings that poor. there is practically no such thing as an unacceptable rating. You all realize a 0.00 rating is. This show had a 0.11 I’m stunned that NBC Universal was that stupid to let this happen. That’s why lots of people who work there need to go too. Shame on all of you. This was disgusting.

    • Jasonjmist says:

      Nielsen ratings are only a VERY small part of rating systems now since it only includes American viewerships. 12 Monkeys has massive viewership in the Asian & UK markets. 1 million people may be watching it America, but they pull in 30+ million in international viewership. Luckily you don’t work for SyFy or NBC Universal or you would be fired immediately for lack of vision of international markets!

      • worthymagic says:

        Before I get fired for lack of vision for overseas markets, come up with some facts to back up your statement or go crawl back under your rock. It is EXTREMELY unlikely that the overseas viewing audience is 30X what it is in the USA. Even if the overseas viewership is 5X what the USA is, and I highly doubt that the USA viewership is anywhere near 1 million, since I tried to guess what the DVR and streaming amount might be, that doesn’t do it. If you want to take in all viewership, you basically have a show that most people don’t think is worth watching, since there are how many billions of people in the world? The Nielsen viewership for 12 Monkeys was around 250,000. I’m surprised NBC Universal didn’t hire you to work for SYFY since your argument is so pathetic. The new people they hired to replace the people who were running SYFY seem to be more pathetic than what they had. You would fit right in.

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