Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
This week we've got the rundown of which of your favorite shows are being renewed or canceled, as well as new series you can expect to see this fall.
Also: Tablo QUAD review & in-stock update, short cuts, must-see OTA TV, and more.
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NEWS: TV Renewals, Cancellations, and Pick-Ups
This week the major Over-the-Air networks are unveiled their plans for the 2019-2020 fall TV season.
Huge shows like The Big Bang Theory are ending their runs. Under-performing shows like Lethal Weapon have already been axed, with several others like A.P. Bio waiting on a decision.
That means there's a lot of room for new series!
Some promising new pickups are:
- Immigration comedy Sunnyside starring Kal Pen (Harold & Kumar) and produced by Mike Schurr (The Office)
- Medical sitcom Carol's Second Act starring Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond)
- Drama 'Stumptown' starring Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother)
- Animated comedy The Great North from the team behind Bob's Burgers, and voice work from SNL and Parks & Recreation alums
- Drama (and Riverdale spinoff) Katy Keene starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars)
In other positive news given how fickle network executives can be, some of your favorites like Grey's Anatomy and This Is Us were given multi-year deals.
See the full list of renewals, cancellations, and pickups here.
Any of your favorite shows canceled? What new series pickups sound best to you? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.
NEWS: Tablo QUAD Review & In-Stock Update
TechHive's review of the new Tablo QUAD is out, and we're excited it received an 'Editor's Choice' designation! They say, "Tablo remains the best all-around DVR for cord-cutters with antennas, with a slight edge to the newer Tablo Quad."
Looking to buy a Tablo QUAD? More stock is on the way! Polish up your credit cards and keep an eye on the Tablo web store on Tuesday morning!
Don't need four tuners? You can get the other OTA DVR with a TechHive 'Editor's Choice' designation - the Tablo DUAL LITE - for just $99.99 at Best Buy through May 18th.
SHORT CUTS: Disney Controls Hulu, Apple's TV App, Deals & More
Some weeks there's more news than we can cram into this email. Thankfully 'short cuts' delivers the cord cutting news and deals we didn't have room for, including:
WHAT'S ON: Must-See OTA TV
As always, there's lots great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
- Royal watcher? Check out the special Meghan and Harry Plus One - May 17 @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS/Global
- Learn about the past, present, and future of transportation in America in the special No Exit! - May 17 @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS
- Paul Rudd hosts with musical guest DJ Khaled on Saturday Night Live - May 18 @ 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC/Global
- Game show Beat Shazam returns for season 3 - May 20 @ 8:00 p.m ET on FOX (7:00 p.m. on CityTV in Canada)
- Celine Dion joins James Corden for another Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019 - May 20 @ 10:00 p.m ET on CBS
- Action-adventure series Blood & Treasure premieres - May 21 @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS/Global
- Canadians can enjoy historical drama Catch-22 - May 21 @ 10:00 p.m. ET on CityTV
- Don't miss the TV event Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons - May 22 @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
- Catch the 7th and final season premiere of Elementary - May 23 @ 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS/Global
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING filter on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record!
CANADIAN CORNER: Apple Channels Comes to Canada (Sort Of)
As we mentioned above, Apple has added a way to subscribe to streaming channels directly from its revamped TV App in over 100 countries around the world including Canada.
In the US, customers can choose from 15 different channels including HBO, Showtime, and Starz.
Here, the selection is somewhat... leaner, as pointed out by content creator and TV aficionado Aaron Reynolds.
Hopefully, Apple can work on bringing streaming services like Crave, TSN, SportsNet, and more into the fold going forward.
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