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The Program Guide highlights recent programming announcements from various networks and online video platforms in the U.S.

Traditional TV

* FX Network (US) gave a 10-episode order to "A Teacher," starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson, Variety reported July 30. The limited series is based on the Hannah Fidell film of the same name, which explores the story behind the mugshot of a female high school teacher caught in an affair with her male student.

* Home renovation show "A Very Brady Renovation" will premiere on HGTV (US) on Sept. 9, Multichannel reported July 29. The show will follow the six Brady siblings as they team up with HGTV hosts Jonathan and Drew Scott to transform their North Hollywood house.

* HBO (US) documentary "Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America" will debut on the premiere network Aug. 14. The documentary will tell six stories of people nearing death, HBO said July 29.

* Starz will create a "Power" spinoff series called "Power Book II: Ghost," TheGrio reported July 29. Singer/actress Mary J. Blige will star in the show.

* In other Starz news, the network greenlighted an eight-episode season of period drama "Dangerous Liaisons," Variety reported July 26. Based on the 18th century French epistolary novel of the same name, "Dangerous Liaisons" will tell the origin story of the novel's characters exploring their early years in the slums of Paris. The premium network also renewed anthology series "The Girlfriend Experience" for a 10-episode third season. Coming back to screen after a two-year hiatus, the latest season of "The Girlfriend Experience" is set amid the London tech scene.

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* "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" will debut on NBC (US) on Sept. 16, Broadcasting Cable reported July 25. YouTube star Lilly Singh will host the 30-minute talk show, which will include taped comedy sketches and segments.

* TV Land (US) renewed comedy series "Younger" for a seventh season, The Hollywood Reporter reported July 24. Starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, "Younger" is reportedly poised to be TV Land's oldest original series.

* Sketch comedy show "A Black Lady Sketch Show" will debut on HBO on Aug. 2. The narrative series touches on culturally relevant themes such as social norms, anxiety, religion, dating and relationships. HBO also set the premiere date for its limited series "Our Boys," which will debut Aug. 2. The 10-part drama series is based on true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza, HBO said July 24.

* In more HBO news, "Silicon Valley" will return for its seven-episode, sixth and final season in October. The show is a collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg.

* TNT (US) renewed drama series "Animal Kingdom" for a fifth season, Broadcasting Cable reported July 24. Emily Deschanel will join the show in a recurring role. The show was reportedly inspired by an Australian film written and directed by David Michod.


* Warner Media LLC's HBO Max streaming service, which is set for a spring 2020 debut, has given a straight-to-series order to drama "Circe," Variety reported July 30. The streamer has given an eight episode-order to the series that is based on a book of the same name.

* Netflix Inc. and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s WWE Studios are teaming up on a new half-hour, multicamera comedy series starring WWE star The Big Show. Production on the 10-episode series will kick off Aug. 9 in Los Angeles, Netflix said July 30.

* Inc. has decided to cancel five series: Anthology series "The Romanoffs," supernatural drama "Forever," spy drama "Patriot," crime drama "Too Old to Die Young," and podcast-inspired horror show "Lore," reported July 29.

* Netflix renewed "Trinkets" for a 10-episode second and final season, The Hollywood Reporter reported July 29. Based on a novel by Kirsten Smith, "Trinkets" follows three high school students who find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifters Anonymous meeting.

* Netflix has picked up rights to revenge action movie "Sweet Girl." The movie, starring Jason Momoa, is about a devastated husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife's death while protecting his daughter, according to a July 29 news release.

* Amazon has renewed sci-fi series "The Expanse" for a fifth season, according to a July 27 official tweet. Season 4 of the series will debut Dec. 13, Variety reported July 27.

* Amazon has renewed "Carnival Row" for a second season ahead of the show's season one debut, Deadline reported July 27. Starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, the eight-episode original series follows the relationship between citizens of a neo-Victorian city and mythical creatures that have migrated there. Season one of "Carnival Row" will launch globally Aug. 30.

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* In more Amazon news, the company ordered "The Banker's Wife," a show set in the world of global finance, for an eight-episode debut, Deadline reported July 27. The show is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Cristina Alger.

* The third season of "Marvel's Runaways" will premiere on Hulu LLC on Dec. 13 with all 10 episodes, Marvel reported July 26. The season will follow the Runaways as they go head-to-head with an unstoppable enemy to search for their captured friends.

* In more Hulu news, the streaming platform unveiled a slate of new original programming, including "Wu-Tang: An American Saga," "Dollface," "Looking for Alaska" and a reimagining of "Four Weddings and a Funeral." Hulu also renewed drama series "The Handmaid's Tale" for a fourth season, according to a July 26 news release. As part of its content push, the video platform struck a first-look deal with comedian Amy Schumer that includes her new comedy series "Love, Beth."

* In other Netflix news, the streaming giant renewed "Big Mouth" for three more seasons, according to a July 26 news release. The show follows a group of friends and as they navigate adolescence and coming of age.

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