Weeds close to renewal

Weeds is said to be close to receiving an eighth season renewal by the Showtime network. It was previously believed that the seventh season would be the last for the comedy-drama.

J.J. Abrams series picked up

The new J.J. Abrams-written drama series Person of Interest has been given a full season order by CBS in the US. The series follows a billionaire who develops a programme with the ability to identify people connected to future violent crimes.

Reality shows limited in China

Reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians may be banned in China in a move to take back “control over cultural industries that are fuelling more independent viewpoints”. The country is planning on limiting reality TV shows and light entertainment shows on satellite TV, staring from next year.

Glee actor returning

Part-time Glee actor Jonathan Groff will return to the series in its current third season, reprising his role of Jesse St. James.

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