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NBC renews 'Aquarius'
NBC has given a second season to its freshman drama "Aquarius."
The 1960s-set series, starring David Duchovny as an L.A. cop on the hunt for Charles Manson, was the "first broadcast series to be streamed in its entirety" following its debut on the network; all 12 episodes were made available for four weeks after its premiere.
“With its riveting drama and innovative release strategy, ‘Aquarius’ has excited the critics, hooked millions of viewers and energized our summer," said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke in a statement. "It’s no secret that the way people watch television is evolving, so we took a unique approach to how we delivered ‘Aquarius’ and it’s driven some record numbers for NBC Digital and helped us reach viewers who might have otherwise overlooked a great summer drama.”
NBC is touting the series' impressive online viewing numbers; the network reports that “Aquarius” delivered the "most-watched first 24 hours for a summer series premiere ever on NBC.com and the NBC App," allowing NBC Digital (NBC.com, the NBC app and Hulu) to "log its biggest summer weekend ever."