USA confirmed this week that sophomore series Colony will be returning for a third season. That show’s linear ratings have been down a bit in its second year, but I have been confident that it would get the renewal nod because it is still performing well for a cable series and it has been posting good delayed viewing gains (more important to the cable channels than the broadcast nets). It has also been the most-watched scripted cable show on Thursday nights based on total viewers throughout its first two years. Plus, Colony has a very loyal fanbase that has been active on the social nets lately lobbying USA to renew it with the #RenewColonyNow hashtag campaign. The third season will be thirteen episodes and will likely air in early 2018.
Prior Week Posts:
March 31st: Renewals for Humans and Santa Clarita Diet, Time After Time Gets Pulled from the Schedule, Upfront Announcements on the Way; and More
March 24th: Fans Campaign for Colony and Timeless; Agents of SHIELD, Sleepy Hollow, and More Need Support; MacGyver Renewed; First Look at Netflix’s Death Note; and More
March 17th: Renewal Special Edition: The Expanse, Legion, 12 Monkeys, The 100, and More
March 10th: Game of Thrones Season 7 Debut Date; Star Trek: Discovery Casting; Star Wars: Rebels Renewed for 3rd Season; Amazon Pilots; and More