'Fargo' Season 2 Renewal Press Tour Live-Blog
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'Fargo' Season 2 Renewal Press Tour Live-Blog

Producers Noah Hawley and Warren Littlefield tease Season 2

This was a "TBD" panel on FX's TCA schedule and, given the opinions, my guesses were down to either a "Partners" panel with Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence or a "Fargo" renewal panel. Since "Partners" premieres early next month and Grammer and possibly Lawrence (I didn't see him, so I don't know) were at last night's FOX/FX party, that wouldn't have seemed to require "TBD" mystery. 

And, indeed, FX began the morning by announcing a "Fargo" renewal and John Landgraf demurred on several questions about Season 2 specifics, saying that Noah Hawley and Warren Littlefield would have more details later.

Don't expect THAT many details, but follow along...

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<p>John Landgraf</p>

John Landgraf

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Press Tour: July 2014 FX Executive Session Live-Blog

John Landgraf talks 'Fargo,' 'The Strain,' 'Tyrant' and more with the press

Thanks to "Fargo" and "American Horror Story: Coven," FX had a huge Emmy nomination haul two weeks ago. 

And with "Fargo" leading the way, the network still has some of the best reviewed shows on TV.

However, "Tyrant" and "The Strain" both drew mixed reviews, as did the comedies "Married" and "You Are The Worst."

FXX is still struggling to find an identity as it awaits a massive influx of "Simpsons" repeats.

And just last week, FX announced that it would no longer be providing L+SD ratings for reporters, preferring the fuller picture of Live+3 and Live+7 numbers.

So let's just say that FX President John Landgraf will have plenty to talk about on Monday (July 21) morning at the Television Critics Association press tour...

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FX's renews 'Louie' for a shortened Season 5
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FX's renews 'Louie' for a shortened Season 5

Louis C.K.'s Emmy winning comedy-hybrid will return in 2015

FX's Emmy-winning critical favorite "Louie" has been renewed for a fifth season.

That's the good news that was announced on Monday (July 21) morning at the Television Critics Association press tour.

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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' leads CBS Sunday as 'Rising Star' dips
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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' leads CBS Sunday as 'Rising Star' dips

'Unforgettable' builds on its overall lead-in to help CBS

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 20, 2014.

After a few weeks of stability and growth, ABC's "Rising Star" dipped on Sunday, allowing "Big Brother" and CBS to claim primetime victories in all measures. 

ABC still finished second overall, though "America's Funniest Home Videos" played a bigger role than "Rising Star" did. 

FOX, meanwhile, was second among young viewers thanks to animation repeats.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Peter Rice</p>

Peter Rice

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Press Tour: July 2014 FOX Executive Session Live-Blog

Peter Rice sets in to fill the executive vacuum with the TV Critics

Kevin Reilly is gone.

Dana Walden and Gary Newman won't be taking over and Chairmen and CEOs for the newly formed FOX Television Group until the end of the month.

That means that on Sunday (July 20) morning, our Television Critics Association press tour Fox Executive Session is with Fox Network Group CEO and Chairman Peter Rice, who hasn't met with us for several years and even when he did meet with us, it was always clear that he was far enough above the network's day-to-day that our questions weren't part of his thought process.

At least he'll be able to talk about the FOX executive restructuring, which will make for a buzz-y panel, I'm sure.

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Press Tour: July 2014 Showtime Executive Session Live-Blog
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Press Tour: July 2014 Showtime Executive Session Live-Blog

David Nevins drops by to discuss the usual Showtime-y stuff

Up next in the never-ending series of TCA press tour live-blogs? 

Showtime President David Nevins.

Showtime hasn't had an especially controversial or drama-filled year, but we're sure to have lots to discuss including the new season of "Homeland," series development and more.

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Showtime sets 'Homeland' Season 4 premiere, debuts first footage
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Showtime sets 'Homeland' Season 4 premiere, debuts first footage

First teaser includes Corey Stoll without his 'Strain' wig

At its Television Critics Association press tour panel on Friday (July 18), Showtime announced a Season 4 premiere date for the Emmy-winning drama and presented colorful key art and a new "first look" teaser.

"Homeland" will premiere on Sunday, October 5 at 9 p.m. 

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<p>Wentworth Miller</p>

Wentworth Miller

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'Prison Break' star joins The CW's 'Flash' as Captain Cold

Leonard Snart will be introduced in the season's fourth episode

Wentworth Miller is setting aside his screenwriting career for a small screen return on The CW's "The Flash."

At Friday (July 18) morning's Television Critics Association press tour panel, the "Flash" producers announced that Leonard Snart would be dropping by the CW's DC Comics adaptation in the season's fourth episode.

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Press Tour: July 2014 The CW Executive Session Live-Blog
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Press Tour: July 2014 The CW Executive Session Live-Blog

Mark Pedowitz talks 'Flash,' 'Virgin' and more

It's The CW's turn at the Television Critics Association press tour.

And if there's any network executive capable of evading questions with the grace of Paul Lee, it's The CW President Mark Pedowitz.

Usually I can predict a few of the things that will come up at an executive session, but this is a bit of a mystery...

Click through for all of Friday (July 18) morning's excitement...

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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother,' 'Hell's Kitchen' lead Thursday as NBC comedies dip
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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother,' 'Hell's Kitchen' lead Thursday as NBC comedies dip

'Gang Related' posts small growth for FOX

Fast National ratings for Thursday, July 17, 2014.

"Big Brother" and a repeat of "Big Bang Theory" were, again, Thursday's top shows, though a low repeat for "Elementary" and an up week for "Hell's Kitchen" knocked CBS into a tie among young viewers. 

The "Hell's Kitchen" bump helped FOX's "Gang Related" to slight growth, while  ABC's "Rookie Blue" and NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" were also up in some measures. 

ABC's "Black Box" was down in the key demo and NBC's "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" slipped in their second weeks.

On to the numbers.

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