TV News: Longmire, Amazon, Pump, Homeland

Longmire & The Glades
A&E’s returning series “Longmire” and “The Glades” both saw viewership rises in their season returns this past week.

The Wyoming-based crime drama “Longmire” scored 4.3 million viewers for its second season premiere, a 12% in adults 18-49 from the pilot.

The fourth season debut of Matt Passmore-led “The Glades” scored 3.3 million viewers, up 6% in overall viewers from its third season launch. It did, however, drop slightly in adults 18-49. [Source: THR]
Amazon Studios has made its decision to green light five of the fourteen proposed original series for its subscription video service. The five includes three kids shows – “Annebots,” “Creative Galaxy” and “Tumbleaf” – and two comedies.

The first is the John Goodman-led senator roommates comedy “Alpha House,” the other is the Ed Begley Jr.-led Silicon Valley startups comedy “Betas”. [Source: Variety]

Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold the drama “Pump” to Showtime. The series traces the origin of the present-day fitness industry and culture of body worship to the Venice Beach gym ‘Pump’ in the early 1970s.

If ultimately ordered to series, Schwarzenegger intends to have a recurring role. He, Michael Konyves, and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum will executive produce. [Source: The Live Feed]

Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning actor/playwright Tracy Letts has been promoted from guest star to series regular for the third season of Showtime’s “Homeland”.

Letts plays Senator Andrew Lockhart, the Committee Chairman asking the tough questions as part of the government’s investigation in the wake of the events of the second season finale. [Source: Deadline]