This past week brought us five show renewals, a new series regular for Chicago P.D. and some Shooter news. As well as a clip of the first 3 and a half minutes of Once Upon a Time season 7 premiere episode. While in important TV moments we talk about the Kadena kiss on The Bold Type and Killjoys. This is Week in Retrospect: July 24 to 30.
TV News items
More shows renewed
Although we are used to seeing all the show renewals and cancellations announced in spring, this past week five shows from five different networks got renewed for new seasons.
First off, HBO confirmed that the critically acclaimed Big Little Lies is, in fact, getting season 2. Additionally, TNT renewed their hit show Animal Kingdom for season three. Oprah’s network OWN renewed one of their most popular shows Queen Sugar for season 3 as well. Lifetime has decided to renew UnREAL for season 4 before even one episode from season 3 has aired. And finally, Hallmark Channel has decided to go ahead with season 4 for their supernatural comedy Good Witch. What do you think of these renewals? Were they surprising? Or maybe expected? Let me know!
Chicago P.D. finds itself new series regular
Fans of the Chicago shows probably already know that Sophia Busch won’t be reprising her role on Chicago P.D. as Detective Erin Lindsay next season. But her place won’t be left unfilled.
Previously we already reported that Jon Seda is coming back in a series regular capacity. But this last week we learned that Tracy Spiradakos, who had a guest starring role as Detective Hailey Upton on Chicago P.D. season 4, will be back this upcoming season. But not only that, since she has been promoted to series regular, we can be sure that we will be seeing much more of Detective Upton come season 5.
Shooter season 2 will be only 8 episodes long
USA Network’s one of the newer dramas Shooter has been enjoying a pretty good run. Premiering much later than other shows, and then getting renewed for season 2 just a little over a month later. However, due to lead actor Ryan Phillippe’s off set injury, Shooter season 2 has been cut short to only 8 episodes instead of the previously planned 10. Yet, even though the season will be two episodes shorter, the network assured the fans that Shooter season 2 ending will still feel organic and complete.
See the first 3 and a half minutes of Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 1
Although we are still more than two months away from the Once Upon a Time season 7 October 6 premiere, thanks to Comic-Con, we now can enjoy the first three and a half minutes of the season opener episode (video below).
The episode will open with Regina and recent high school graduate Henry talking by Regina’s house. Henry is going on an adventure on his own, to find a happy ending that is not written. And although Regina is not happy about this, she lets him go and we see young Henry ride off on a motorcycle towards a portal which he opened using a bean. Then moments later years have passed and we see adult Henry still driving the same motorcycle in a different realm. And he crashes into Cinderella’s carriage.
I think this clip nicely sets up Once Upon a Time season 7. And it also gives us something to look forward to once the premiere is here. Because let me tell you when I first watched the clip, I wanted it to go on, but now we have to wait two more months until we will actually be able to see the rest of Once Upon a Time season 7 episode 1.
Important TV moments
Kadena kiss on The Bold Type
When I first saw promos for The Bold Type the show seemed intriguing and interesting because I have always loved shows that show the everyday lives (even if heightened and blinged out) of different professions. And recently I finally had time to catch up on the first four episodes of The Bold Type season 1. And let me tell you, I am obsessed. Being that I myself am a millennial, the characters are very relatable. The show dares to explore bold hot-button topics. Yet it all still comes is a fun, breezy summer show packaging.
But enough of me raving about The Bold Type. Because I have to get into one of this week’s important TV moments which is from this show. And it was the Kadena kiss on The Bold Type season 1 episode 4. The series has been building up to this moment from episode one, and it finally happened.
But, if you really about it, it was much more than just two characters finally noticing the chemistry they have and exploring it. It actually proves that television is finally stepping in the right direction by featuring more and more LGBTQ characters. And if it has started to happen on these big network shows, like The Bold Type, then no doubt, soon we might be seeing a real revolution in the TV content we are getting.
Raid goes wrong on Killjoys
The second big TV moment of this past week happened on Killjoys because we saw Dutch and her team finally stake back to the Hullen in a major way. But, unfortunately, their efforts weren’t as successful as they hoped they would be because the Hullen knew they were coming. Nevertheless, we still got a truly kick-ass Killjoys episode with everything from brotherly love to a shocking Aneela and Delle Seyah moment.
If you want to read more of my thoughts on this episode, check back later this week because a recap of Killjoys season 3 episode 5 will be going up soon.