NBC Renews “Manifest,” Hulu Renews “Shrill”

Nbc Renews Manifest Hulu Renews Shrill

NBC has renewed its supernatural drama “Manifest” for a second season, though the network has reportedly not yet settled on an episode count. The series follows what happens when a flight that vanished five years ago suddenly returns – and to those onboard they’ve only been gone for a few hours.

In its first season, the show is averaging a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall in Live + 7 Day ratings – making it the No. 1 new scripted series of the season in the key demo and No. 6 among total viewers.

The series has also generated television’s DVR biggest viewership lift – growing from 6.5 million live viewers to 12.6 million within a week of their airing.

Jeff Rake writes and executive produces while David Frankel directed and executive produced the pilot. Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jackie Levine and Len Goldstein also executive produce.

That’s not the only renewal news today as Hulu has renewed the Aidy Bryant comedy “Shrill” for a second season which will run a longer eight episodes (the first consisted of six).

Warmly received by critics since it debuted last month, the show is based on the memoir by writer Lindy West and follows a young woman who wants to change her life – but not her body.

She tries to make it as a journalist while juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss while the world around her deems her not good enough because of her weight.

Source: The Wrap