'Longmire' lassos a Season 3, says executive producer; 'Futurama' finale gets online companion show
On Thursday (Aug. 29), executive producer John Coveny tweeted the sturdy-rated series was renewed for a Season 3. "Thanks to the 5 million plus weekly fans (live+7). Young and older skewing alike," he writes. "The call just came in: SEASON 3 for #Longmire is a GO!"
Before you start celebrating, however, it should be noted that the network has yet to confirm the renewal. A Season 3 is likely, thanks to Monday's Season 2 finale and its season high ratings, but let's not put the cart before the horse, as they say.
More TV news and notes:
- As "Futurama" prepares to sign off the good for the second time on Wednesday (Sept. 4), Comedy Central has revealed plans to make the night more of an event. A pair of online companion shows, to be hosted by Chris Hardwick, will bookend the finale, allowing fans to hear from the cast and creators one last time. At 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT, Hardwick will chat with creator Matt Groening, exec. producer David X. Cohen and cast members Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr and Lauren Tom. Immediately following the finale, co-EP Patric M. Verrone and supervising director Peter Avanzino will join the group to break the ending down. "Futurama Live" will stream on Comedy Central's "Futurama" page, as well as Hardwick's Nerdist YouTube Channel.
- "One Tree Hill" alum Bethany Joy Lenz is making a trip to Vegas this October for a guest appearance on "CSI" in the show's milestone 300th episode (aka the one Marg Helgenberger is returning for). Lenz will guest as "a sexy, seemingly normal-looking mother of two" -- which likely means she'll be in cuffs by the end of the hour. [ TVLine]
- Already busy developing shows for next fall, CBS has made a script deal for a comedy executive produced by TV fave Fred Savage. "Raise by Wolves" revolves around a 20-something guy who suddenly becomes a full-time dad to his 7-year old daughter. His buddies, the titular wolves, come together to help raise the tyke. Sadly, the "Wonder Years" alum is only attached behind the scenes, at this point. [ THR]
- TLC can't get enough "Breaking Amish: L.A." The cable net ordered an additional two episodes of the high-rated spinoff. One of the hours will be a reunion special, "Breaking Amish: L.A. -- The Shunning Truth," to be hosted by NBC's Michelle Beadle. The additional hour and the reunion special will air back-to-back on Sunday (Sept. 29), beginning at 9 p.m. ET, marking the season finale. [ THR]