TV News: Turn, Ship, Crazy, Nightmares, Blood

AMC has renewed its Revolutionary War drama “Turn” for a second season. Ten new episodes are planned to air next spring. The first ten episodes averaged two million total viewers a week over its first ten-episode run. Encores of “Turn” will be aired with the new season of “Hell On Wheels” this summer.

Jamie Bell stars in the series as a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with a disparate group of childhood friends to turn the tide of the Revolutionary War in favor of the rebels. [Source: AMC]

The Last Ship
TNT’s new Michael Bay-produced big-budget action series “The Last Ship” launched to 5.3 million viewers last night, the biggest new cable series launch of 2014 so far.

The heavily promoted launch also helped returning series “Falling Skies” which followed immediately after with its fourth season premiere garnering 4.7 million viewers. [Source: The Live Feed]

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Showtime has given a pilot order to “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” a half-hour comedy with musical elements co-created, executive produced and written by film writer Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”) and writer/comedian Rachel Bloom (“Robot Chicken”).

Bloom would play a woman who gives up her partnership at a Manhattan law firm in an effort to find happiness in the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina. [Source: Variety]

Kitchen Nightmares
Gordon Ramsay’s TV empire just got a little smaller with Ramsay calling it quits on his UK docu-series “Kitchen Nightmares” after twelve seasons.

The series was remade in the U.S. on FOX with that version currently wrapping its seventh season. What Ramsay’s decision means for that show is unknown at this point, but Ramsay has four other series with Fox so its axing wouldn’t have a major impact. [Source: The Live Feed]