TV News: Water, Midwife, Heathers, Legends

Falling Water
Amazon is closing a deal for exclusive subscription VOD rights to USA Network’s supernatural thriller “Falling Water”. The move gives the struggling new series a boost in terms of its renewal chances. “Falling Water” has been averaging 450,000 viewers in Live+Same Day.

The story follows three unrelated people who slowly realize they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. With its dense mythology though, the show seems better suited for a streaming service than a traditional network. [Source: Deadline]

Call the Midwife
The BBC has ordered three further seasons of its period medical drama series “Call the Midwife” which will shortly premiere its sixth season. The new seasons will consist of eight hour-long episodes each, plus Christmas specials. The story will take the nuns and midwives through to the mid-1960s.

“Call the Midwife” has been one of Britain’s most popular drama series since it launched in 2012. It remains the most watched drama series in the U.K., with all five seasons to date gaining near or more than ten million viewers per episode. [Source: Variety]

Shannen Doherty has confirmed that she will have a role in TV Land’s “Heathers” reboot. Doherty originated the role of Heather Duke in the cult movie, but details on her role in the remake are under wraps beyond it being pivotal.

The cabler’s Heathers is an anthology described as a black comedy that takes place in the present day. It features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers — only this time the outcasts have become high school royalty. Filming is now underway in Los Angeles. [Source: The Live Feed]

New Promos
A couple more TV promos are out for both the sixth and final season of “Girls” which returns in February, and the upcoming four series crossover episodes of The CW DC TV series which airs throughout next week.