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TV News Roundup: ‘Scream’ Gets New Showrunners; ‘Z Nation’ Renewed

MTV’s “Scream” has cut into its showrunners and Syfy’s “Z Nation” is back for more in Friday’s edition of the TV news roundup …

STAFF CHANGES:

MTV’s serial killer series Scream is doing some slashing off screen as well. Variety has confirmed that Season 1 showrunners Jill Blotevogal and Jaime Paglia are stepping down from their posts. Blotevogal will remain on as a consultant while Paglia is leaving the series entirely. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Michael Gans and Richard Register will take over for the show’s second season, which was ordered in July.

RENEWALS:

Syfy’s zombie road trip series “Z Nation” will be back for more carnage, as the NBCUniversal-owned cabler announced Friday that it’s given a third season to the horror comedy. Produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television, the series is run and exec produced by Karl Schaefer. It stars Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Keith Allan, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang and Matt Cedeño.

PREMIERE DATES:

“The Ties That Bind,” HBO’s documentary about the making of Bruce Springsteen’s 1980 double album “The River,” will premiere at 9 p.m. on Nov. 27. Directed by Thom Zimny, the film promises to showcase Springsteen’s process of getting these influential songs from notebook page to studio to concert stage. Both men are exec producing, along with Jon Landau and Barbara Carr.

E! reality series Hollywood Medium,” which features clairvoyant medium Tyler Henry, will premiere at 10 p.m. on Jan. 24. The eight-episode series follows the 20-year-old as he brings messages from the beyond to Hollywood celebrities. The show is exec produced by 44 Blue Productions in association with Corbett-Stern Productions and Mortar Media. Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, Michael Corbett, Larry Stern, Cameron Kadison and Sarah Skibitzke serve as exec producers.

(pictured: MTV’s “Scream”)

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