Television

‘The Librarians’ renewed for fourth season at TNT

The Librarians will return for more adventures

If you’re a fan of TNT’s “The Librarians,” you should be happy to hear that the series has been renewed for a fourth-season. TNT confirmed this week that the network has renewed its hit fantasy-adventure series, which just aired its season three finale.

The show’s third season recently aired its finale on January 22, 2017 and is currently available on TNT On Demand and TNT’s digital and mobile platforms. The fourth season is slated to begin later this year.

The Librarians launched in late 2014 and joined TNT’s “The Last Ship” as cable’s Top 2 new series of the year. In 2015 and 2016, it ranked among basic cable’s Top 20 original drama series with adults 18-49. The Librarians has reached 5.4 million viewers per episode in its third season, drawing an audience that’s six years younger than the average for TNT originals. It also boasts a strong following in social media, with nearly half a million fans on Facebook. Based on TNT’s hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around.

Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Harlan Kim star in the series as protectors of the world’s mystical treasures, with Emmy winner John Larroquette as their reluctant caretaker. As well, reprising the role that helped originate the franchise in TNT’s hit movie trilogy, Noah Wyle has recurred as Flynn Carsen, one of the longest surviving librarians in the series’ mythology.

The Librarians is produced by Electric Entertainment, with executive producers Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin and Noah Wyle.

Turner, the parent company of TNT, recently attended the Sundance Film Festival to promote “The Chances”. The dramedy series is about deaf best friends, and it premiered in the Short Form Episodic Showcase this year alongside Gente-Fied (from executive producer America Ferrera) and Strangers (from Refinery29).

“Just watched 3 shows in #Sundance’s shortform episodic section that are better than 90% of what’s on TV: #Strangers #Gentefied & #TheChances,” tweeted Mashable’s Laura Prudom after the showcase. “All tell vital, vibrant stories that are personal & universal,” she continued.

The Chances, created, written by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, follows best friends Kate and Michael, who are deaf, trying their best to see their friendship through new changes in their lives as she adjusts to being newly married, and he attempts to get over his ex-boyfriend.

“They’re funny, flawed, and instantly recognizable,” writes Nico Lang for Logo’s NewNowNext, adding that the series “tells the stories of a intersectional community that’s been extremely underrepresented.”

“We champion artists who have something unique to say about the world and want to take creative risks with us,” says Wolfgang Hammer, president of Super Deluxe.

During the Q&A following the screening, America Ferrera thanked Sundance and its programmers “for selecting works that represent so many people who are so rarely represented in the mainstream. To me this panel and screening feels like the Sundance of 15 years ago when you didn’t recognize everyone on screen and you didn’t know everyone behind the camera and you were finding new talent. So thank you for staying committed to finding new talent.”