Starz Greenlights “Ash vs Evil Dead” for Season 3, Comedy Central Renews “@Midnight”


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Mere days after Season 2 of premiered on Starz, the cable network has renewed the show for a third season. Developed by Sam Raimi, who created the original Evil Dead films, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy, the series first premiered on Halloween last year.

Bruce Campbell returns to this role as Ash Williams, 30 years after the original film trilogy and sees him teaming up with his ValueShop co-worker Pablo Bolivar and Kelly Maxwell to fend off various creatures and demons when he opens the Book of the Dead again. The series also stars Lucy Lawless, who treated fans to a Xena cry when Ash vs Evil Dead had a panel at New York Comic Con yesterday.

In this newest season, Ash returns to his hometown of Elk Grove to confront Ruby (Lawless). Campbell said there will be even more blood this time around.

Season 3 is expected to premiere next fall.

This news was first reported by Deadline.

Late-night pop culture game show @MIDNIGHT WITH CHRIS HARDWICK has been renewed through 2017 with a 4o-week pickup by Comedy Central. The series recently won the Emmy for outstanding creative achievement in interactive media/social TV experience for the second year in a row.

Taped live, the show’s format is that of a panel program, with three comedians competing in Internet-based improv games with assigning the points to each contestant. It recently moved into the 11:30 pm slot.

Concerning the renewal, Hardwick said: “I love making @midnight and we will continue to innovate inappropriate jokes about social media and pop culture in the late-night landscape. I’m proud to get to work with this amazing team for another year, and hopefully beyond!”

Jack Martin serves as showrunner, with Hardwick, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler, and Jon Zimelis executive producing.

Hardwick is the founder and CEO of Nerdist Industries. He also hosts various panels for AMC shows, including Talking Dead, Talking Preacher, and Talking Saul. Coming up next he will host NBC’s game show The Wall.

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