Several TV Renewals Announced

Canadian-produced drama “Flashpoint”, HBO comedy “Bored to Death” and Showtime’s sexcapade-driven comedy “Californication” have all scored renewals says the trades.

CBS’ “Flashpoint” follows a tactical team that serves as a Swiss Army Knife for fixing anything that goes wrong from bombs to gang violence. Averaging 9.6 million viewers last season, CBS has ordered 13 more episodes which will air later this season.

HBO’s “Bored to Death”, starring Jason Schwartzman as a mentally blocked writer-turned-private investigator and co-starring Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis, scored the renewal just three episodes into its first season run. The single-camera comedy pulled in 1.1 million viewers on Sunday, more than doubling its previous week’s audience. Thanks to various repeat airings, the show’s pilot episode has pulled in an estimated 4.1 million viewers.

The David Duchovny-led “Californication” just began its third season and premiered to series-high numbers of 821,000 viewers, up 60% on last year’s season premiere. Thus a fourth season order of 13 episodes was a given.