14 Biggest Series Reveals From the TCA 2019 Winter Press Tour
The Simpsons is renewed through Season 32
The two-season renewal
means the animated FOX show will become the longest-running scripted show in American primetime history. "Woo hoo! 32 Seasons! Watch your back, Meet the Press
," quipped Homer Simpson.
Bob Saget will host Videos After Dark
If America's Funniest Videos
is too juvenile for you, note that original host Bob Saget will soon be emceeing Videos After Dark
, showing off home videos with an edgier sense of humor.
Modern Family's "final season" is not its final season
After the Modern Family
producers pinpointed Season 10 as the probable swan song for the ABC comedy, ABC went and renewed it again
for an 11th and definitely
The L Word revival is a go
The iconic lesbian drama is officially coming back to Showtime
, with series creator Ilene Chaiken exec-producing alongside original stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey, all of whom are expected to appear in the new episodes.
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CBS All Access is taking The Stand
Stephen King fans, rejoice: The prolific writer's post-apocalyptic story The Stand
is getting another screen adaptation
, this time from CBS All Access.
FX's Fargo is finally coming back for Season 4
FX CEO John Landgraf revealed that Fargo
exec producer Noah Hawley is hard at work penning another season
of the critically-adored anthology, which last aired a new episode in 2017.
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The Jane the Virgin spinoff will be its own animal
Jane the Virgin
characters will "probably not" show up
in spinoff Jane the Novela
, according to exec producers Gina Rodriguez and Jennie Snyder Urman — although Rodriguez's Jane will be narrating the series. (The novelas
are Jane's writing, after all!)
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Aretha Franklin will be the focus of Genius Season 3
After focusing on Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) and Pablo Picasso (Antonio Banderas) in its first two seasons, Nat Geo's Genius
will show a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the Queen of Soul
, who died in 2018.
Grey's Anatomy is almost certainly getting another season
"I'm sure we'll be planning for more
," ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke told Deadline
of Grey's Anatomy
. "We’re thrilled with Grey's
performance; I was visiting the set earlier this week. I believe the status is that we're in conversations about continuing the show."
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A Riverdale spinoff is in the works
team is working on a spinoff of the hit CW show
, one that would focus on the fashionable Katy Keene and friends including Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) starting a new life in New York City years into the future. If any other characters cross over into the new show, they'd also be aged up.
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A Maggie-centric Walking Dead spinoff isn't out of the question
"There may have been some conversations
, but everything is so early-days ambiguous," former Walking Dead
star Lauren Cohan told reporters after leaving the show in 2018. "We'll have to see what happens."
There's also talk of a Gossip Girl reboot
Speaking of not-so-idle chatter, The CW President Mark Pedowitz revealed there have been "discussions"
about rebooting Gossip Girl
. (XOXO, Upper East Siders!)
If May is when TV executives try to woo advertisers, February is when they try to intrigue journalists. During the last few weeks, bigwigs from the major networks and streaming services trotted out their new and returning shows at the 2019 Television Critics Association winter press tour, and we've been bringing you the breaking news throughout.
Don't worry if you've missed the blow-by-blow, though — we've rounded up many of the biggest stories right here.
From new projects to future storylines.