TNT Renews ‘The Librarians’ for Season 4

The Librarians Renewed
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TNT has renewed “The Librarians” for a fourth season, Variety has learned. The renewal comes just two days after the Season 3 finale.

“The Librarians” grew out of a series of TV movies in the Aughts starring Noah Wyle, who executive produces and guest stars on the series. The series centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, and John Harlan Kim star in the series as protectors of the world’s mystical treasures, with Emmy winner John Larroquette as their reluctant caretaker.

While not necessarily a giant in the scripted game, “The Librarians” nonetheless performs decently for the network, pulling in around 1.8 million total viewers and a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day ratings and generally tacking on an extra 800,000 viewers or so and another 0.2 in the demo in Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings.

TNT has also recently renewed stalwart “Major Crimes,” in addition to making a push into edgier scripted far with series like “Good Behavior” and “Animal Kingdom,” both of which will be returning for second seasons.

“The Librarians” is produced by Electric Entertainment, with executive producers Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin, and Wyle.

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  1. Yes Season 4 i been waiting for this. <333

  2. tjchurch2001 says:

    Still have yet to see the movies, nor do I care to. Liked the pilot(s), especially seemingly ridding of Noah for a while. However, also ridding of Newhart & Curtin, & replacing them with Larroquette?! HUGE mistake!

    Missed an episode someplace in first season (maybe finale) due to being otherwise engaged, & read review that said they’d added Rebecca’s real-life spouse… Look what that did for Fox & Stamos, & Jerry has had uncountable series cancelled since “Sliders”.

    More likely to visit actual library than watch this show ever again. (Post-Madoff & all that, CK needs to reteam with John Rogers & the rest of the “Leverage: group”.)

    • I disagree. John Larroquette is the ONLY reason I watch.

      • tjchurch2001 says:

        You MUST be kidding! Start with the voice. Then, add characters he’s played films like “Richie Rich” to shows (long runs on “Night Court” or guest spots like on “Chuck”), not to mention how quickly in 1 episode of this show you get sick of hearing him/seeing him… Yet all his previous work gives him a ton of both visual & audio recognition & perhaps (to/from some) trust in what he says…

        He was MADE for commercials!!

    • Bill says:

      Jerry played a younger version of the S1 villain, and in that episode (season finale) it revealed more backstory of Larroquette’s character, which was ultimately more interesting than Newhart’s (at least until this current season and you learn more about Newhart’s history). I have found the show has grown and am thankful for a 4th season

      • Tim Church says:

        When Jerry is not the originator of a character (& sometimes, even if he is, as in “We Are Men”, etc.), he always is at best 2nd to the originator. Also, as I wrote, I have not seen any of Newhart’s character (outside of the pilot for the series), but as his repeated (& awarded) appearances on “The Big Bang Theory” have proven, Newhart is still classic & contemporary funny, whereas Larroquette’s best days are behind him (whether as a regular on “Night Court” or a guest star on “Chuck”).

        I may be thankful for another season after all, as they may finally get it right. (May bring back “Lady Of The Lake” or another “Leverage” person so John Rogers can save himself & Christian Kane after “The Player” & other shows with bigger-name, higher-profile actors died.)

  3. cadavra says:

    You’re overlooking the large amount of kids and “olds” who also enjoy the program. Total L+SD viewership is generally around 5.5 million, which is damn good for a basic cable show on highly competitive Sunday nights, and it’s one of TNT’s top three series in the Demo as well as total viewers.

  4. mentdijinn says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing the news .. Glad to know Christian Kane will be on my tv screen in The Librarians for another season !!

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