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TV News: Homeland, Inn, Xbox, Promos

By Garth Franklin Monday December 16th 2013 11:21PM
TV News: Homeland, Inn, Xbox, Promos

Homeland
The season three finale of "Homeland" proved to be series' highest-rated episode and night ever. The series pulled in 2.4 million viewers at 9 p.m. and 2.9 million viewers for the night, an increase on the season three premiere by 12% for the night.

The show currently averages seven million weekly viewers to-date, surpassing its second season total by 18% and proving the show's highest-rated season ever - not to mention the first time a Showtime series has passed that weekly view count. [Source: THR]

The Inn
"Insidious" and "Sinister" producer Jason Blum, along with Christina Wayne ("Copper"), are developing the supernatural drama "The Inn" for NBC.

The classic ghost story series follows a group of strangers drawn to an isolated hotel by fate. Compelled to find the truth, they soon discovers The Inn is aware of their pasts and presents and is using them to force the guests to confront themselves and each other. [Source: Dread Central]

Xbox One Shows
Microsoft’s president of entertainment and digital Nancy Tellem has revealed that development on Xbox-exclusive TV series, such as the live-action "Halo" series, is moving more slowly than anticipated.

The company hopes to debut something from its original lineup by at least the second quarter of 2014. Right now they're still getting the feel for distributing and producing content: "We aren’t Netflix, we aren’t Amazon, we’re a different animal. We’re neither or we’re a little like them. It all depends." [Source: Screencrush]

Promos
A couple of new promos today including a superb Russian roulette-themed one for the second season of "The Americans," a Boyd Crowder-focused trailer for the fifth season of "Justified," and a production blog video for the making of Showtime's supernatural series "Penny Dreadful".

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