Coming as no surprise, TNT announced yesterday that their sophomore series The Librarians will be returning for a third season next year. That show’s numbers have been down year over year, but the drop is in line with what we have been seeing from the current ratings slump and the network started the show a month earlier this year where it had heavy competition on the night from The Walking Dead, Sunday Night Football, and Once Upon A Time (a show which shares similar supernatural/mythological ideas). But The Librarians performed very consistently throughout November and saw its numbers bump up this past Sunday when it had less competition to content with (last year it aired December thru January), plus it is one of TNT’s better rated shows this year. According to Deadline Hollywood, it is averaging five and a half million viewers across VOD, digital, and mobile platforms (I’m not certain if those numbers also include the live broadcast). I have been predicting for weeks that The Librarians was on track for a third season renewal, and the announcement yesterday has confirmed that. An additional bit of good news for the show’s fans is that it will be getting thirteen episodes for its third year instead of the ten it had for seasons one and two. The show will wrap up its second season on December 27th and will return next year likely in late Fall.