TV News: Elementary, Confederate, Hulu, Night

CBS has ordered eight more episodes of the sixth season of “Elementary,” the episode count jumping from thirteen to twenty-one. There is no premiere date or time slot for the series yet, but with that full-season order it will likely debut soon.

CBS recently decided not to order additional episodes of its new Sunday drama series “Wisdom of the Crowd” which has left an opening that “Elementary” could easily fill. [Source: Deadline]

A new story in The Washington Post confirms that HBO’s controversial “Confederate” series is still in development, but the creators are not actively working on it due to their fixation on finishing up “Game Of Thrones” first.

The show came under fire for its premiere which is set in an alternate Civil War timeline in which the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution.

Hulu has licensed the subscription streaming rights to more shows from the Disney/ABC Television Group, including “Designated Survivor” with all past episodes of the show now available to stream on Hulu.

Other full series runs of shows coming to the platform include “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Revenge,” “Bunheads,” “Cougar Town,” “Perception,” “Shadowhunters,” “The Catch” and iconic 90s sitcom “Blossom”. [Source: Hulu]

The Night Manager
Matthew Orton (“Operation Finale”) has been hired to pen a new season of the BBC and AMC co-production “The Night Manager” which has been slowly coming together and would mark the first time a John Le Carre adaptation has been extended beyond the confines of the novel.

The first series featured Tom Hiddleston as enigmatic Jonathan Pine, who goes undercover to expose billionaire arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). Hiddleston also said he would consider appearing in a second series. [Source: Deadline]