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‘Station 19’ series renewed for season 6 at ABC

ABC has announced that “Station 19” will return for a sixth season ahead of its presentations at the Television Critics Association’s virtual press tour on Tuesday.

Just one day after its Ellen Pompeo-led parent show was picked up for Season 19, the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff series was revived for Season 6. The showrunner of “Station 19,” Krista Vernoff, will return for the upcoming season of the broadcast drama.

“Station 19” is a documentary that follows a crew of brave Seattle firemen as they risk their lives and hearts to save others. The series, which is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, takes us inside the gritty, close-knit, and sometimes heartbreaking world of the city’s bravest first responders.

Krista Vernoff, who has been executive producer/showrunner on Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 since 2019, will stay on for the 2022-23 season. Since taking over the firefighter drama, Vernoff has resurrected Station 19, improving ratings with frequent crossovers with Grey’s Anatomy and integrated storytelling. The two shows have been renewed together on a regular basis due to their tight ties.

Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 have received ABC’s first season renewals, which is fitting. Grey’s Anatomy has remained ABC’s top series in adults 18-49 for the past eighteen seasons, while Station 19 has risen to second place thanks to its Thursday companion. After 35 days of viewing on traditional and digital platforms, the drama about first responders had a 2.17 rating among adults 18-49, up 234 percent from its debut Live+Same Day rating.

Andy Herrera is played by Jaina Lee Ortiz, Ben Warren is played by Jason George, Robert Sullivan is played by Boris Kodjoe, Jack Gibson is played by Grey Damon, Victoria Hughes is played by Barrett Doss, Travis Montgomery is played by Jay Hayden, Maya Bishop is played by Danielle Savre, Carina DeLuca is played by Stefania Spampinato, and Theo Ruiz is played by Carlos Miranda.

“It’s a privilege to tell stories of our heroic first responders, who on our show and in real life put their lives on the line every day to keep us all safe,” Vernoff said. “I’m so grateful to Disney and ABC for the early pickup for season six of ‘Station 19.’ It’s a tribute to the incredible work of our talented cast, crew, writers and creative team, as well as the dedication of our loyal fans who tune in every week.”

Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, added: “The riveting storytelling and passionate fan base that ‘Station 19’ continues to cultivate is a testament to the unrelenting dedication of Krista Vernoff and the incredibly talented cast and crew. Coupled with yesterday’s renewal of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ the return of ‘Station 19’ ensures more crossover opportunities and a thrilling night of appointment television.”

Stacy McKee is the creator of the series. Executive producers include Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. ABC Signature, a division of Disney Television Studios, is responsible for the production of Station 19.

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‘Billions’ season 6 trailer has released, But who is replacing Damian Lewis?

Showtime has teased the arrival of its high-stakes drama “Billions” after a significant character bowed out.

Emmy award-winning actor Damian Lewis finished his five-season run in the season finale “No Direction Home” on Sunday night, with his character, hedgez fund wizard Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, passing on New York for great to get away from his legal woes.

Closely following the finale episode airing, Showtime reported that the show’s 6th season will debut on Sunday, January 23.

Lewis, 50, had played billionaire financier Axelrod on the Showtime series since its beginning in 2016.

“What an incredible joy to spend five years working so closely with the great @lewis_damian!” showrunner Brian Koppelman said on Twitter. “(Co-creator) @DavidLevien and I are beyond grateful to you, Damian, for the work, of course, and the fellowship, and for all you sacrificed to come do this with us.”

In April this year Lewis experienced an individual tragedy when his wife, British entertainer Helen McCrory, kicked the bucket of malignancy.

“There’s an opportunity maybe for me to return,” Lewis told the New York Times on Sunday. “But for now, broadly speaking, Axe has been vanquished.”

The 90-second trailer showed that while the series will take an alternate direction following Lewis’ exit, there will keep on being shifts in alliances and a lot of unscrupulous behavior.

Extremely rich person Mike Prince, played by Corey Stoll, is set to start to lead the pack in season 6, close by Daniel Breaker’s scheming character, Scooter, subsequent to being presented in season 5 as a furious adversary to Ax.

The sneak look affirms that while Prince is presently on top of the world, he isn’t liberated from the legitimate reach of New York Attorney General Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti).

Rhoades tells his dad in the start of the trailer: “This is the first battle in the new war I’m waging against the criminally rich.”

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‘Lucifer’ season 6 finally coming to an end, joining latest series Netflix rescued from TV’s fiery pits

“Lucifer” is coming to an end, addressing only the latest series (albeit maybe the most appropriate) that Netflix rescued from TV’s fiery pits and gave a second life.

Organization jumping has become more normal as of late, with set up shows that floundered in the evaluations on broadcast and cable networks getting stays of execution fundamentally on account of streaming. A short history additionally includes “The Expanse” (which went from Syfy to Amazon) and “The Mindy Project” (Fox to Hulu).

All things considered, Netflix has been especially forceful in reviving old concepts (“Arrested Development,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Full House”) and extending the runs of more current ones, here and there transforming programs that flew under the radar somewhere else into shockingly buzzworthy supporters of its subscription endeavors.

Being on Netflix – with its in excess of 200 million worldwide subscribers – can cultivate fortunate review, permitting individuals to stagger onto shows or choose to return and return to them.

What number of individuals? Since those numbers aren’t consistently shared, who can say for sure? However, the online media signals (what’s moving, and so forth) and spots of information deliberately made accessible show that playing on Netflix can raise titles surprisingly.

“Manifest,” dropped by NBC, addresses the furthest down the line show to get a relief from the executioner’s axe, having been allowed a last season on Netflix after the reruns assembled interest there. That show follows a few others, including “Lucifer” (which Fox dropped in 2018), ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” A&E’s “Longmire” and “You,” which didn’t exactly fit in on Lifetime.

“You” – the quirky stalker drama that returns for its third season in October – pleasantly delineates how an idea that gathered basic consideration however didn’t resound boisterously on link took off once Netflix ventured into the deep darkness. As the Washington Post noted back in 2019, “Season 1 started streaming and sparked an Internet frenzy. Mentions on social media skyrocketed. The stars gained hundreds of thousands of new Instagram followers.”

A comparable example happened with “Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” sequel series, what began on YouTube Red before that assistance quit the prearranged series business. On Netflix the program has since turned into a media sensation, in any event, accumulating an Emmy nomination this year as remarkable parody.

On case of “Lucifer” – which fundamentally transformed Tom Ellis’ title character into an irregular crimefighter on Fox – the shift to streaming tolerably changed the series, which created less scenes per season and showed off “a bit more flesh,” as Ellis put it in a meeting at that point.

The primary concern, however, is that Netflix and others have artfully taken what had all the earmarks of being what could be compared to lemons and made lemonade. As the Wrap noted in a gathering of projects that discovered fresh opportunities on different platforms, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Not the entirety of the previously mentioned shows are jewels, but rather with regards to reusing and recovery projects, Netflix accomplishes something other than find disposed of things; rather, by putting them on its retires, the help can infrequently take what resemble harmed products and some way or another make them shiny and new.

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‘The Masked Singer’ discloses season 6 with new behind-the-scenes video, costumes

“The Masked Singer” is preparing for its victorious return.

The famous singing competition show’s 6th season is set to debut on FOX on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

In an behind-the-scenes featuring panelist Robin Thicke acquired by Fox 5 New York, fans got a brief look at all of the activity that isn’t seen when the camera rolls for showtime.

The video starts with Thicke, 44, burying a fastener loaded with “confidential information” that viewers are not “privy to just yet” prior to starting off a visit through the set. The “Blurred Lines” singer is briefly joined by fellow panelist Ken Jeong.

“Everything’s bigger this season,” Thicke said. “Except Ken.”

“Yes, exactly,” the comedian agrees.

Then, watchers are taken through “the mysterious mouth of ‘The Masked Singer,'” as Thicke puts it, to a little gallery backstage featuring costumes of past victors, including Wayne Brady’s fox, Kandi Burruss’ night angel and T-Pain’s monster.

The singer then, at that point gave a bother around one of the current year’s performers.

“This year, we have some incredible costumes. One is the banana split,” Thicke reveals. “The caterpillar – which is one of the favorite costumes – and then we have a mallard who’s got a twang and sings a mean country song.”

Fans then, at that point get a brief look at the rear of the LED lights that enlighten the stage, which Thicke says “costs more than my life.”

“This season, I’m supposed to do a duet with somebody, so don’t miss that,” he teases.

Likewise delivered were a huge number of pictures of a portion of the impending hopefuls.

As indicated by Thicke, the lineup contains a dapper duck and a banana split – a pair with one part dressed as a banana and the other as frozen yogurt. Different competitors this season include a bull, a dalmatian, a cupcake, a hamster and the queen of hearts.