TV News: Hap, Damien, FOX, Fist, Gilmore

Hap and Leonard
SundanceTV is close to renewing “Hap and Leonard” for a six-episode second season, though a new showrunner is being sought. James Purefoy plays a blue-collar ex-con alongside Michael Kenneth Williams as his unlikely partner – gay black Vietnam vet Leonard Pine in the adaptation of Joe Lansdale novel series. [Source: Deadline]

Former “The Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara has confirmed that A&E has cancelled “Damien,” the follow-up drama series to the iconic 1970s horror franchise “The Omen”. Bradley James and Barbra Hershey starred in the series which recently wrapped its ten episode first season. [Source: Twitter]

Fox is making several adjustments to its 2016-17 schedule just days after unveiling it to advertisers at its upfront presentation Monday. Freshman baseball drama “Pitch,” which was to bow in the Spring, will now debut in the Fall on Thursdays at 9pm.

It will swap out with “Bones” whose twelve-episode final season will now air in the Spring in the same timeslot. The “Prison Break” revival will now take over the Tuesdays at 9pm Spring berth that “Pitch” originally occupied. [Source: The Live Feed]

Marvel’s Iron Fist
Carrie-Anne Moss is set to reprise her “Jessica Jones” regular role of lawyer Jeri Hogarth in the first season of Netflix’s “Iron Fist”. The character, last seen guest starring in the season two finale of “Daredevil,” will appear in “Iron Fist” to provide Danny Rand with help after he returns to New York City. The first season is currently in production ahead of an early 2017 airing. [Source: Marvel]

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Netflix has announced “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” as the title of their upcoming four 90-minute telemovies continuing the beloved family drama “Gilmore Girls”. The series, which ran for seven seasons between 2000 and 2007, will get wrapped up with the new films. Amy Sherman-Palladino created the event series and will executive produce with her husband Daniel Palladino.