Amazon will not squash "The Tick," renews it for second season

In a world with too many superhero shows, Amazon took the only fork in the road and opted for the most surreal superhero in their revival of The Tick. The first half of the first season (strange choice, yes) premiered last year and moved the comic character to new, adult heights. This versions is dark yet just as lively and grim but equally funny. 

Now Amazon is opting to stick with The Tick for another season set to air in 2019 says Deadline. Their practices in producing and airing the show are strange but at least we have more of The Tick. Series creator Ben Edlund will stick around as he's always done since the first Tick comics and shows. Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Michael Cerveris, John Pirkis and Alan Tudyk all should return too. The final six episodes of season one will air on February 23.

We favorably reviewed the first batch of episodes. Here's what we said: "If you haven’t seen any iteration of this affable blue oaf, you’re in for a treat. While the writing isn’t too fresh, the one liners are superb; the casting is good; and the show fills a niche of campy superhero properties the world desperately needed."

Nikki Glaser gets her own Sirius XM show with help from Comedy Central

Even though their relaitonship seemed to be shattered after the excellent Not Safe was canceled, Comedy Central and Nikki Glaser are back in cahoots with a new show. But don't expect this one to be hitting traditional TV airwaves mostly because it's a radio show. 

You Up with Nikki Glaser is going to a show with the host and her touring companion Tom Thakkar talking about all manner of things from the news to pop culture to sex and all the gritty stuff in between. It'll premiere in February.

The show will run on Sirius XM's Comedy Central Radio channel Monday through Thursday from 10 AM to noon. You Up marks the second show to air on the channel after The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder

TBS renews most of its shows, sets premiere for "The Last OG" again

TBS may not have a lot of original shows but the ones it does have, it treats well enough. That reigns true for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and American Dad, both of which received two season renewals Deadline reports. This will mark their third and fourth and thirteenth and fourteenth seasons respectively.

Speaking of American Dad, it's going to be paired with Olan Rogers's Final Space for the network's first animation block. American Dad's twelfth seasons begins on February 12 at 10 PM while Final Space begins on February 26 at 10:30 PM.

Also renewed are Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild and Drop The Mic for their second seasons. These two mark the only nonscripted shows on the network. They've been doing well online and digital so TBS loves the idea of more.

And finally, Jordan Peele's Tracy Morgan starrer The Last O.G. is finally going to air this April third at 10:30 PM.

"The Goldbergs" 90's spin off to air as part of the original's season



Pilot season has come and gone and ABC decided against one of the two spin offs it had in production. While Black-ish sent Grown-ish off to college (on a better suited network with a younger skewing demographic), The Goldbergs-1990 Something is dead but the pilot will live on.

Deadline says the pilot will air as a part of the season on January 24 at 8 PM.

The series was set to star Goldbergs regulars Tim Meadows and Bryan Callen as well as Nia Long. Meadows's John Glascott is now the principal of William Penn Academy while his sister, Lucy (Long), joins the staff to enroll her daughters (played by Rachel Crow and Summer Parker). Much like Grown-ish's appearances by Black-ish cast, The Goldbergs-1990 Something was supposed to do the same with Beverly Goldberg (Wendi McLendon-Covey).

The episode - dubbed as a special by ABC - is directed by Super Trooper-turned director Jay Chandrasekhar and written by Goldbergs producer Marc Firek.