As networks announced their line-ups for the upcoming season, there was a bevy of geek TV news, with one show cancelled, three renewed, and one moving to a new network.THR. The first TV comedy for DC Entertainment, the show was set at Wayne Security (see “Adam West Promotes Wayne Security”), a company run by Bruce Wayne’s cousin that produces protective gear against becoming collateral damage in the battles between superheroes. The show opened in February, but failed to deliver despite a solid cast that included fan favorite Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Star Wars: Rogue One). It was pulled before the last three episodes aired. Variety. Based on Neil Gaiman’s bestselling novel, the hotly anticipated and visually inventive series has delivered for the network (see “'American Gods' Trailer”). Dark Horse has been releasing the comic adaptation of the book (see “’American Gods’ Gets Comic Adaptation”). THR. A reliable performer for the CW, the show nonetheless sat on the bubble this season. After an episode order bump for season two (see “Geek TV News Round-Up”), the network cut back to 13 episodes in the current season. The show is based on the Vertigo series by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred. Deadline reports. Fox will be double dipping for their 2017-2018 season, drawing from both DC and Marvel properties. Earlier this week, the network released a teaser for X-Men-centered show The Gifted from Bryan Singer (see “First Video for Fox X-Men Pilot”). Variety. The move comes as a result of a decision to move away from scripted fare at MTV, leading to the relocation of the show to another network owed by Viacom, the parent company for both networks. Based on the fantasy novels of Terry Brooks, the first season debuted in January 2016 (see “Second 'Shannara Chronicles' Trailer”). The 10-episode second season picks up one year after the events of the first season.
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