TV News: Salem, Louie, Who, Amazon, Bang

WGN America’s first scripted series “Salem” premieres April 20th and some creepy key art from the 17th century Massachusetts-set series has gone online. [Source: Deadline]

FX has announced a May 5th premiere date for the fourth season of the Louis C.K. comedy “Louie”. The show airs back-to-back new episodes, two per week, for a seven-week run at 10pm.

The 19-month hiatus has given creator and star Louis C.K. time to develop the fourth season and deliver a bonus 14th episode, [Source: The Wrap]

Doctor Who
“Ashes to Ashes” and “Spooks” star Keeley Hawes has scored the role of the villain Ms. Delphox in the upcoming new season of “Doctor Who” starring Peter Capaldi.

In the series, Delphox will play a “powerful, out-of-this-world banker with a dark secret”. [Source: The Live Feed]

Amazon has picked up all but one of the five adult-oriented pilots it commissioned as exclusives for its Amazon Prime VOD service. “Bosch,” “Transparent,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “The After” have all been picked up to series with the sports-themed “The Rebels” failing to get a pickup.

At the same time, it has also announced that it is increasing its Amazon Prime program’s annual fee to $99, up from the $79 currently charged now. [Source: The NY Times]

The Big Bang Theory
CBS has given out a whopping three-season renewal for TV’s No. 1 comedy series “The Big Bang Theory”. The pickup extends the series through the 2016-17 season.

The show’s star trio – Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco – are all seeking hefty salary increases – up to $1 million per half-hour. [Source: The Live Feed]