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TV News: Longmire, Thrones, Wife, Blacklist

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 28th 2014 03:58PM
TV News: Longmire, Thrones, Wife, Blacklist

Longmire
A&E has cancelled its western drama "Longmire" after three seasons. Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff starred in the drama which was the No. 1 scripted show in A&E's history. It will now be shopped to other networks.

This month's season three finale averaged 3.7 million total viewers and a lackluster 0.6 key demo rating - a drop of 16% and 45% respectively from the season fine. [Source: THR]

Game of Thrones
Actor and "Sherlock" co-creator Mark Gatiss is set to reprise his role as Tycho Nestoris, the world’s most fearsome banking executive, in the fifth season of HBO’s fantasy hit "Game of Thrones".

Gatiss is expected back on the set in Croatia next week. Gatiss made his debut last season in the episode "The Laws of Gods and Men" where his Braavosi bank team agreed to fund Stannis Baratheon‘s war effort to capture the Iron Throne from the Lannisters. [Source: EW]

The Good Wife
"Frasier" star David Hyde Pierce is returning to television with a major recurring role on the upcoming sixth season of CBS' "The Good Wife". This marks Pierce's return to the small screen for the first time in over a decade.

Pierce will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office. he will first appear in episode seven. [Source: the Live Feed]

The Blacklist
Netflix has acquired the rights to hit NBC drama "The Blacklist" from Sony Pictures TV in a deal said to be worth $2 million per episode, a deal believed to be the biggest subscription video-on-demand deal for a TV series.

The first season of the series starring James Spader will debut on the streaming service next weekend. Netflix will reportedly make future seasons available shortly after their season finales. [Source: Deadline]

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