I guess late is better than not at all as NBC announced yesterday that Summer series Midnight, Texas will be returning for a second season. That series debuted last July to good ratings for a Summer entry and was actually the highest rated of the scripted originals offered by the broadcast networks during the off-season. It also developed a notable following that was very active on the social networks. But after the show wrapped up its ten episode run, the network went silent on its fate. Word broke just recently that NBC was in the process of renegotiating contracts with the actors, and now they have officially renewed the show. Series regulars Sarah Ramos and Yul Vazquez will not be part of the main cast when the show returns (apparently their contracts expired and they could not work out a deal), but they may return in recurring roles. Also, writer and showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen will be leaving, but producers Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder will be taking over the showrunner duties. NBC has not announced when the show will return, but I expect it will have a late July bow like last year.
Midnight, Texas is based on the books by True Blood author Charlaine Harris and focuses on the titular town that provides a refuge for various supernatural characters. It stars François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Arielle Kebbel.
There is only one other Summer series from last year that we have not heard official word on, and that is ABC’s time travel drama Somewhere Between. But that low-rated entry was billed as a “limited series”, so at this point I am considering it limited run and done. As we head into the final months of the current season, expect more renewal and cancellation announcements. Be sure to follow this site as well as the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for breaking news as well as the latest ratings results.