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Cable Drama Picked Up for a Second Season

Dec 4, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A freshman cable drama series has received a renewal for a second season. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that TNT picked up “Legends” with a 10-episode order for season two.

“It means the new TNT dramas that debuted this past summer — ‘The Last Ship,’ ‘Murder in the First’ and ‘Legends’ — all have been renewed for Season 2,” Andreeva writes. “The Howard Gordon-produced ‘Legends’ had the smallest Live+Same Day premiere audience of the three, opening with 2.6 million viewers in August. But the David Semel-directed pilot had been available on multi-platforms for a week prior to its premiere. Ultimately, more than 8 million viewers watched the ‘Legends’ premiere live, through DVRs, VOD, digital on-demand and a pair of Saturday encores.”

In Live+7, the show averaged 3.2 million viewers for the course of the first season, Andreeva notes, with that number rising to 6.5 million when adding in multiple platforms.

The report notes that TNT has canceled “Dallas,” “Perception” and “Franklin & Bash,” and renewed “Major Crimes” and “Falling Skies,” the latter for one last season.

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