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Renewals and Cancellations: 'A League of their Own,' 'Three Pines,' Priyanka Chopra Jonas

By Dustin Rowles | TV | March 15, 2023 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | March 15, 2023 |


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There was some mixed news with regard to Prime Video’s beloved A League of Their Own television reboot, which fans have been anxious about for months. The good news is: Unofficially, Amazon has renewed it. The bad news is — again, unofficially — Amazon renewed it for a 4-episode second and final season.

I mention that the renewal/cancellation isn’t official yet because showrunner Will Graham believes they can still get some more episodes out of it. “The stuff that came out today is a leak and it isn’t official, which is why we aren’t saying anything,” he tweeted. “So if you want to see more episodes or more seasons of this show, now is your moment. People are listening.”

Here’s what’s doubly upsetting about it. On the same day that we learn of A League of Their Own’s potential fate, we also learn that Citadel has been renewed for a second season. Did Citadel perform better than A League of Their Own? We don’t know because it hasn’t aired its first season yet. Moreover, the troubled Russo Brothers production has cost the streamer $200 million thanks to expensive reshoots, and it still doesn’t look that great. What it has, however, is Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas and a huge marketing budget behind it.

I feel like theatrical releases are finally starting to creep away from relying singularly on Marvel blockbuster movies, but at the same time, Netflix and Amazon seem to be leaning in on expensive espionage series. But not a Canadian detective series, alas, because Amazon has also canceled Three Pines after just one season. The Alfred Molina series debuted in December with four 2-episode murder mysteries based on the Louise Penny novels. Despite its cancelation, if you like cozy murder mysteries and quirky detectives, the first season is self-contained and well worth looking into.

There is one more cancelation to mention: TBS has axed Power Slap: Road to the Title, the idiotic sport boosted by the troubled Dana White, who ironically was caught slapping his wife before the release of the series. However, the conservative alternative to YouTube, Rumble, will air the second season, and production will move to … Abu Dhabi.

If you don’t know what Power Slapping is, consider yourself lucky.