TV News: Baskets, Mercy, Rodeo, Alex, Promos

FX has given a third season renewal order for its Zach Galifianakis-led comedy series “Baskets” . Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming at FX Networks and FX Programming, made the announcement today as the show is still in the midst of its second season run. [Source: The Live Feed

Mercy Street
PBS has axed its Civil War drama “Mercy Street” starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Josh Radnor, opting not to renew the series for a third season.

PBS and the producers cite “the complicated nature of aligning production timelines and funding commitments” as the reason behind the show’s end. The second season wrapped March 5th with 6.5 million viewers in Live+7 viewing. [Source: The Live Feed]

Untitled Female WW2 Rodeo Series
Amazon Studios is developing a limited drama series about an all-girl rodeo with Jill Soloway (“Transparent”) and Andrea Sperling slated to executive produce and Cassie Pappas (“Tyrant”) to pen.

Set in 1942 as men are off fighting World War II, women in small-town Texas form the first All Girl Rodeo and ride to unprecedented fame and fortune 0 as long as they can hold on. [Source: Deadline]

Alex Delaware
IDW Entertainment is developing a TV series adaptation of Jonathan Kellerman’s best-selling Alex Delaware novels. The franchise is being developed for a straight-to-series run.

In the novels, Delaware is a forensic psychologist who works with the LAPD to assist in solving murder cases. His partner in crime, Milo Sturgis, is a gay homicide detective. Kellerman, David Salzman and Adam Salzman, and Ted Adams and David Ozer will serve as executive producers. [Source: Deadline]

AMC has released a new trailer for the third season of its “Breaking Bad” spin-off series “Better Call Saul,” a new batch of episodes in which we finally see the birth of Saul Goodman’s identity. At the same time Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) from the original series becomes a part of the show’s narrative.

Meanwhile Netflix has released new trailers for the second half of the first season of Baz Luhrmann’s lavish birth of hip hop 1970s drama “The Get Down”. Check them all out below: