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Comedy Central Renews 'Broad City' for a Third Season

Comedy Central just made a great decision. The Wrap reports that ahead of tonight's season 2 premiere, the network has handed a 10-episode third season renewal to Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson's hit show. "It has just been brought to my attention that Broad City is a female-centric show, but we’re going to do more anyway,” said Comedy Central president Kent Alterman in a statement. Watch the season 2 Broad City promo below:

The CW Renews 'Jane the Virgin' for a Second Season

Good news for The CW's first Golden Globe-winning show Jane the Virgin: the network has officially renewed it for a second season. CW announced a round of renewals at TCA over the weekend, including one for the Perla Farías-created show, which scored a Golden Globe last night for star Gina Rodriguez. Jane the Virgin has aired nine of its 22 first-season episodes on CW so far. "Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience," CW president Mark Pedowitz said on the news. "By picking up these shows now, [...]

Hulu Renews Paul Scheer's 'Hotwives' for a Second Season

The Paul Scheer-produced Hotwives of Orlando is coming back for a new season and new city. Hulu announced today that they've renewed the Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman-created series for a second season, which will take on a new set of Real Housewives-style ladies this time in Las Vegas. Said Scheer on the news: “Las Vegas was an obvious choice for the second season of the Hotwives franchise because it's a city built on broken dreams, fake boobs and real magic. Season two will focus on a new crop of wannabe socialites with some new faces as well as old faces that just look new." The new season [...]

'Friends of the People' Gets a Season 2 Renewal from truTV

Good news for fans of truTV's debut sketch show Friends of the People: Variety reports that the network has officially renewed it for a second season. "Building on the success and momentum of recent premieres, we are continuing to take big swings in new spaces with original series that are innovative, surprising and irresistibly shareable," truTV exec Chris Linn said in a statement. For more on Friends of the People, check out our behind-the-scenes look at how it turned into a TV show.

Amazon Renews 'Transparent' for a Second Season

More Transparent is coming to Amazon. Deadline reports today that the streaming network has already renewed the Jill Soloway-created series starring Jeffrey Tambor for a second season to premiere sometime next year. Transparent has broken multiple records over at Amazon already, coming in #1 on Prime Instant Video in just a week after its 10-episode debut season premiere and also ranking as the most binge-watched series currently available on Prime Instant Video. "We are absolutely thrilled that the response to Transparent has been so positive," said Amazon Studios VP Roy Price in a statement. "Our goal is to create series that customers love, so it’s great to hear [...]

Crackle Renews Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars' and Announces 'Joe Dirt 2' Cast

Sony's video site Crackle just shared two big updates at TCA. First, Jerry Seinfeld's hit web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has landed a sixth season order, though the guests have not yet been revealed. In other Crackle news, David Spade's 2001 comedy Joe Dirt will debut a sequel called Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser on the streaming platform this summer and include supporting cast Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Mark McGrath, and Patrick Warburton. Former SNL head writer Fred Wolf, who wrote the original film, returned to direct and co-write the film with Spade.

Fox Renews 'Bob's Burgers' for a Sixth Season

Fox just did the right thing and renewed its animated series Bob's Burgers for a 22-episode sixth season. Here's the official statement from Fox network chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman: We can't help but love the Belcher family. This gem of a series is a rare feel-good blend of sharp wit and genuine heart that fans and critics alike have continued to love throughout its five seasons on Fox. We are proud of Loren and Jim and the extremely talented voice cast who bring these unique characters to life with both humor and charm each week. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for [...]

HBO Renews 'Girls' for a Fifth Season

Good news for fans of Lena Dunham's hit HBO show Girls — ahead of the season 4 premiere this Sunday, the network has officially renewed the show for a fifth season. The series also landed an early season renewal last year; check out our review of season 3 here.

USA Finally Renews 'Playing House' for a Second Season

Fans of Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's new USA comedy Playing House have been left hanging since the first season wrapped up in June, but now Deadline reports that despite its low ratings, USA has finally decided to renew it for a second season. The eight-episode season will debut on the network sometime in late 2015. For more on Playing House, check out our complete review of its debut season.

IFC Renews 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' for a Third Season

David Cross is returning to IFC. EW reports that the network has renewed his London-set mini-series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a third six-episode season. The first two seasons ran in 2010 and 2012, and the new season will pick up right where last season left off. According to the report, the regular cast has not yet been finalized — original cast member Sharon Horgan is confirmed to return, but Will Arnett, Blake Anderson, and Spike Jonze's roles are still unknown. No premiere date has been revealed for the new season, but it's expected to debut on IFC sometime next year. Apparently Cross changed his [...]

Showtime Renews 'Shameless' and Orders 'Happyish' to Series

Showtime just announced some comedy news at TCA today. Deadline reports that the network has renewed Shameless for a sixth season and also picked up the new pilot for Happyish, which was reworked following the death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman last year and now stars Steve Coogan. Happyish will debut its 10-episode season on Showtime April 26th.

Stephen Colbert, Dan Aykroyd, Wanda Sykes, and More to Appear in 'Inside Comedy' Season 4

Not long after revealing the return dates of Episodes and Web Therapy, Showtime announced today that it's renewed David Steinberg and Steve Carell's documentary series Inside Comedy for a fourth six-episode season. The comedy stars slated to appear opposite Steinberg include Stephen Colbert, Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Dan Aykroyd, Wanda Sykes, Ted Danson, and Carol Leifer, with more guests to be announced soon.

Adult Swim Renews 'Black Jesus,' 'Mike Tyson Mysteries,' and 'Mr. Pickles'

Adult Swim just handed out three season renewals. The network announced today that it's given second season orders to its new Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg-created live-action series Black Jesus as well as animated shows Mike Tyson Mysteries and Mr. Pickles. Black Jesus has brought in particularly strong ratings for the network since premiering in August and ranked #1 on its time slot during its debut season run.

TBS Renews 'American Dad!' for a 12th Season

TBS wants to keep American Dad! around for at least another season. The Seth MacFarlane-created animated series debuted its 11th season back in September and switched from Fox to TBS a few episodes in, and now THR reports that TBS has already ordered a 22-episode second season on the network (it'll make the series' 12th overall). "We are thrilled with American Dad’s performance to date and are confident the show is going to continue its tremendous success," Turner exec Deborah K. Bradley said in a statement. "By ordering a new season while the current season is early in its run, we're ensuring that Seth MacFarlane and his team [...]