Leftovers, “Grace,” “Nathan” Score Renewals

Good and bad news for fans of HBO’s “The Leftovers” with the cable network renewing the cult-favorite drama for a third season. That’s the good news, the bad? It will also be the show’s final season.

HBO says the decision to end the show after one more season is the creative choice of series creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta and comes less than a week after the acclaimed second season screened its finale. Lindelof has acknowledged the role that fans and critics played in keeping the show alive.

The show hit series highs with its final two episodes of the season – the second last installment rising to 1.42 million viewers in Live+3 ratings.

That isn’t the only renewal news today as Netflix has renewed the Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin-led comedy “Grace and Frankie” for a third season.

The series premiered earlier this year with a second season set to screen sometime in 2016. Now, thirteen additional episodes have been ordered for a 2017 premiere.

Meanwhile Comedy Central has signed on for a fourth season of comedian Nathan Fielder’s reality mockumentary series “Nathan For You”. No word on how many episodes will be produced but they will screen next year.

Source: Variety