There will be a time in the coming weeks when there will be a long stretch with no more renewals and cancellation news. That time is not now.
Here’s something unusual: Netflix is renewing a series for two more seasons. Ginny & Georgia fetches two more go-arounds from the streamer. I do not know much about the series, except that my twins watch it, and that Ginny and Georgia are not a lesbian couple but a mother and daughter.
The twins do not watch Virgin River, which was picked up for a sixth season by Netflix, which apparently does allow some of its series more seasons than three. Just not the ones that I like (Stranger Things and You, notwithstanding). The season six renewal of the Alexandra Breckenridge series is particularly impressive because it comes ahead of the season 5 premiere. I don’t know much about this series, either, except that it’s probably not about a celibate body of water.
Elsewhere, over on ABC, we’ve already previewed their pathetic “strike-proof” fall lineup, although I should note that it’s only strike-proof if SAG-AFTRA does not also go on strike (they voted to authorize a strike, if needed, last night). What’s not included in that fall line-up but might be added in if the strike ends soon is the second season of Not Dead Yet and the sixth season of The Conners, both of which were renewed. I like Not Dead Yet, although more because of the supporting cast than the lead, Gina Rodriguez (Hannah Simone deserves better than another best friend role). I don’t watch The Conners, but I do know that Katey Sagal plays Dan’s wife, which is hilariously fitting given that Sagal’s ’80s sitcom Married with Children occupied the same blue-collar space that did Roseanne. (Also, Jackie is married to a character played by Nat Faxon, which feels wrong to me).
For what it’s worth, a bunch of reality programming has also been renewed, among them American Idol on ABC, Farmer Wants a Wife and The Masked Singer on Fox, and Outlast, an Alaskan survival series on Netflix.
There were also a couple of sort-of cancellations: Rose Byrne’s Physical on Apple TV+ will end after the third season, which is two more seasons than I thought it would run. Meanwhile, the long-running FX series Archer will finally come to a close after season 14, which will premiere at the end of August.