HBO Cancels Vinyl; CMT Picks Up Nashville; Taylor Lautner Joins FOX's Scream Queens; and more TV News

Jun 24, 2016 by Sling Staff

Despite massive star power and name recognition (and money spent), HBO’s Vinyl has cancelled even though the network gave the go-ahead for a revamped season two earlier this year. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Sarah Jessica Parker has returned home to HBO for her new comedy Divorce, co-starring Thomas Haden Church and his mustache. Could this be the thing to fill our Sex and The City void? Perhaps, as the first trailer promises dry humor mixed with juicy drama for a cocktail SATC fans will find hard to resist. (Bustle)

Former Bachelor Ben Higgins and his new fiancee Lauren Bushnell are taking their love story across the Disney street to Freeform for a spin off circling their preparations for marriage and what life is like after The Bachelor. (Deadline)

FX has released the trailer for season three of The Strain, which is set to premiere August 28. With Guillermo del Toro at the helm, it came at no surprise the series was picked up for a third season nearly a year ago just four weeks into the second season – something we can probably expect again this year. (Deadline)

The long-running animated comedy Archer has been renewed for an eight, ninth and tenth season, however, there has been no confirmation of plans or consideration for the show to carry on after season 10. (Deadline)

While it’s not 100 percent confirmed, CMT is feeling pretty pumped about scooping up the recently cancelled ABC show, Nashville – they’re even considering an after show similar to Talking Dead and After The Thrones. As cast negotiations continue, it seems most major players, including Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton, will return but Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples have opted out. (TV Line)

After Looking was abruptly cancelled when season two ended due to consistently low ratings, fans were left wondering what happened to Patrick and the gang. Well, now we’re going to find out: HBO has released the first trailer for the wrap-up movie, Looking: The Movie, set to premiere July 23. (TV Line)

With season six ending this weekend, and arguably being the best season yet, the stars of Game of Thrones have renegotiated their contracts for a significant raise per episodes ($200,000 more to be exact) through season seven and –surprise!– season eight. This begs a lot of questions but the first two are: Is there, for sure, going to be a season and does that mean all these actors will remain on the show through next season? We can probably answer the latter for ourselves: Probably not. (TV Line

When you create something so massive and momentous as Frozen was (is), it only makes sense to ride that money train into the sunset. Hence why there will be a handful of Frozen Lego shorts coming to Disney Channel in the fall. (TV Line)

After laying low after the wrap of the Twilight Saga, Taylor Lautner is coming back into the spotlight by joining season two of the incredibly funny and addicting Ryan Murphy creation, Scream Queens. (Deadline)

HBO has released the first trailer for Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore’s new comedy Insecure, starring Rae, which centers on the friendship of two black women and the uncomfortable and racy happenings of their daily lives. (Deadline)

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