Fanatic Feed: Legacies Casting Coup, Weeds Shocker, Gossip Girl Return & More!

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Just when you think you can't possibly take another minute of great television news, the Fanatic Feed erupts with more good news than you can shake a stick at.

We have premiere dates, revivals, renewals, and casting coups.

Don't miss a beat. Continue reading below!

Defending Her Friends - Legacies

If you're a fan of reboots, then hold onto your hats because we have a doozy for you.

The award-winning Showtime series Weeds, starring Mary Louise Parker as grieving widow turned drug kingpin Nancy Botwin is returning!

That's right, the Botwins will be back but on a different network! That's a surprise, right?

Starz parent company Lionsgate produced the series from 2005-12, and the followup will air on Starz.

With marijuana legal in many states, Nancy's world should have opened up a bit, and the new series will pick up the action ten years following the original finale.

Are you a fan of the ABC comedies American Housewife and Bless This Mess?


Both series have gotten additional episodes at the network.

American Housewife was originally going to have a limited season with 15 episodes, but with an additional order, it will be 21.

Bless This Mess was scheduled for only 13 episodes, but the additional order brings it up to 19.

“Bless This Mess has quickly become a fan favorite, due in large part to the expert wit of co-creators Lake Bell and Elizabeth Meriwether, and our incredibly talented and charismatic cast,” said ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke.

“This series exquisitely captures a witty and warm look into the close-knit communities of America’s heartland, and we are so excited to deliver more stories from ‘Bucksnort’ to the masses.”

Burke added, “Sarah Dunn created something special with hit comedy American Housewife, and the Otto family continues to entertain on a level that is relatable and hilarious. As Katie Otto, Katy Mixon delivers a welcome comedic relief with her acerbic take on life.

"These are two of the funniest, sharpest fish-out-of-water comedies on television. We’re proud of their incredible creative teams and look forward to keeping viewers laughing this season.”

Freeform has premiere dates for some favorites including grown-ish, The Bold Type, and Good Trouble.

Good Trouble begins on Wednesday, January 15 at 10/9c while The Bold Type is set for Thursday, January 23 at 9/8c.

Good Trouble will begin with Callie and Mariana's rocky relationship, Alice balancing her love-life with her stand-up career, Davia's disappointment at a potentially broken education system, Marika's legal consequences after protesting, Dennis finding a new outlet for his depression, and Gael reigniting his creative spark.

Twisted Sisters - Tall  - Good Trouble Season 2 Episode 6

The Bold Type Season 4 sees Kat, Jane, and Sutton more boldly battling for Scarlet's soul. With a new dynamic, everyone is forced to adjust, including Jacqueline.

Jane will also be challenged by her BCRA-1 status, Sutton and Richard will explore a long-distance relationship, Kat deals with past regrets while embracing her platform at Scarlet, and Sutton will struggle with her career.

grown-ish will premiere on Thursday, January 16 at 8/7c leading directly into new comedy Everything's Gonna Be Okay with a 90-minute premiere at 8:30.

Also previously announced was the premiere of the Party of Five reboot kicking off Wednesday, January 8 at 9/8c with back-to-back episodes.

More rejoicing for TV Fanatics with this news.

Doing What Leaders Do - The Good Place Season 4 Episode 6

Kristen Bell is returning to HBO Max's Gossip Girl revival!

Once again, she'll be narrating the series written by Joshua Safran.

The logline for the latest iteration follows:

Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens is introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.

If you've been enjoying the new series from Apple TV+, we also have good, if not startling, news for you.

Alex and Bradley

It has been previously confirmed that The Morning Show was renewed for a second season as a part of its initial deal.

Before it premiered, it was also confirmed that the cast and crew were back at work on Dickinson, starring Hailey Stanfield.

Now, we can also confirm that a second season of Jason Mamoa's post-apocalyptic world series See is in production, as well as the alternate history space race series, For All Mankind.

In Space on For All Mankind

A trailer dropped for one of the streamers upcoming shows, Servent.

Starring Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free, and Rupert Grint, the M. Night Shyamalan produced series follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

I can't say much, but I've seen it. And yes, you will want to see it, too.

Take a look!

And finally, the pièce de résistance.

Chris Wood is making his way back to The TVD Universe when Kai Parker returns to Mystic Falls on Legacies.

EW first announced this welcome news about the return of Jo's evil twin.

If you recall, he horrifyingly murdered his pregnant twin sister on her wedding day to Alaric before putting Elena under a sleeping spell linking her to Bonnie's death.

To put it mildly, the man has a lot to answer for, and it's hard to imagine that his time in Mystic Falls will be warm and fuzzy.

But his ties to Legacies have been present since the series began because his Gemini Coven nieces, Josie and Lizzie Saltzman, are set to merge on their 22nd birthday.

You'll have a while to wait before Woods makes his appearance as he'll be featured on Legacies Season 2 Episode 12, which is set to air in February.

However, word is there might be another allusion to that upcoming event tonight, so watch live and don't miss it!


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