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February 05, 2023

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Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches will return for a second season on AMC.

The network said in a press release Friday that it renewed the supernatural drama series for Season 2.

Mayfair Witches is based on the Lives of the Mayfair Witches book trilogy by late author Anne Rice. The series follows Rowan Fielding (Alexandra Daddario), a neurosurgeon who learns she is the heir to a family of witches.

AMC acquired the rights to 18 of Rice's books in June 2021. The network released a first series based on Rice's novel Interview with the Vampire in October 2022.

Mayfair Witches premiered on AMC in January and airs Sundays. The show had the No. 1 new series premiere in the history of AMC+ and has the most-viewed season of any series ever on AMC+ thus far, based on the first 30 days of viewership.

Production on Season 2 will begin later this year in New Orleans.

"We are thrilled with the reaction to this series, especially in the wake of the incredibly strong reaction to Interview, and can't wait to bring the fans second seasons of both series in this rich, vibrant and expanding universe based on the works of Anne Rice," AMC Networks president of entertainment Dan McDermott said. "In a business in which 'nobody knows anything,' we knew what we were hoping for in terms of building a television franchise around these remarkable characters and stories, and to see these shows arrive and captivate viewers in the way they have is so gratifying and energizing for everyone involved, and there is so much yet to come."

Mayfair Witches is created by Michelle Ashford and Esta Spalding and also stars Jack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa and Harry Hamlin.

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'1923': Paramount+ renews 'Yellowstone' prequel for Season 2

1923 will return for a second season on Paramount+.

The streaming service confirmed Friday on Twitter that it renewed the Western drama for Season 2.

"There are more stories to tell... #1923TV will return for a second season," the post reads.

1923 is a prequel to the Paramount Network series Yellowstone. The series follows an earlier generation of the Dutton family as they weather the challenges of the early 20th century.

Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford, Brandon Sklenar, Julia Schlaepfer, Jerome Flynn, Darren Mann, Isabell May and Brian Geraghty star.

1923 premiered in December and will return with new episodes Sunday. The show's premiere drew more than 7.4 million viewers across Paramount's broadcast and streaming platforms and was the most-watched premiere of all time on Paramount+.

The Yellowstone universe also includes the series 1883. The series are created by Taylor Sheridan.

NBC renews 'Night Court' for Season 2

NEW BestSellersNBC renewed the Night Court revival for a second season on Thursday. The show premiered Feb. 17 with two episodes, and the renewal comes ahead of the fifth episode airing Tuesday.

Dan Rubin created the revival and executive produces with Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch and returning star/producer John Larroquette. The team refers to this Night Court as a "new-boot" because it brings back original cast members but also introduces new ones.

Melissa Rauch plays Judge Abby Stone, the daughter of the late Harry Stone, portrayed by Harry Anderson in the original series. Larroquette reprises his role as lawyer Dan Fielding.

New cast members include India de Beaufort as prosecutor Olivia Moore, Kapil Talwaker as clerk Neil, and Lacretta as bailiff Donna. Fielding was the prosecutor in the original series, but Abby hires him to be the new public defender.

NBC says Night Court has reached 25.7 million viewers across all viewing platforms since Feb. 17. That total is the most viewers of a new comedy series since The Conners debuted on ABC in 2018.

The original Night Court, created by the late Reinhold Weege, ran from 1984 to 1992 on NBC. Reruns continued to air in syndication for years.

Night Court airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Sylvester Stallone's family to star in Paramount+ docu-series

Tulsa King and Rocky star Sylvester Stallone has signed on to star in a Paramount+ docu-series, along with his wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone and adult daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet.

The Family Stallone is set to premiere exclusively on the streaming service this spring in the United States and Canada.

It will include eight episodes.

"After playing some of the most legendary characters in cinematic history, three-time Academy Award-nominee Sylvester Stallone is ready to give cameras access to what he would consider the greatest role of his lifetime: dad," according to a press release.

"This new series starring Stallone's three daughters, wife and himself offers a seat at the table of one of Hollywood's most famous families."

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Dan Aykroyd to host 'History of the World in Six Glasses'

Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers icon Dan Aykroyd is set to host a six-part comedic docu-series called A History of the World in Six Glasses for the FOX Nation streaming service.

Expected to premiere next January, the show is about where beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and soda came from and how they factor into our lives today.

The series will also feature Aykroyd's fellow Saturday Night Live veterans Jim Belushi, Jon Lovitz and Kevin Nealon, as well as Cheers alum George Wendt.

It was written and directed by Rob Long, a former executive producer of Cheers.

"I laughed out loud watching every episode and learned so much about the cultural impact of these iconic beverages," Fox Nation President Jason Klarman said in a statement Thursday.

Fox Nation is also the home to Kevin Costner's natural history series, Yellowstone 150, and a standup comedy special headlined by Roseanne Barr is scheduled to premiere on Feb. 13.