TVLine Items: Royal Renewal, Merlin Vet Gets Omen Series and More

Almost Royal Renewed Season 2

Almost Royal siblings Georgie and Poppy Carlton better extend their visas: BBC America has renewed its first original comedy series for Season 2.

In the second installment, the duo will return to the states to explore American subjects like beauty, holidays, sports, law and order.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Merlin alum Bradley James will star in Lifetime’s Damien, a new drama series that picks up where the horror film The Omen left off. The actor will play the mysterious child from the 1976 classic who has grown up unaware of the satanic forces around him, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce premiered on Tuesday night to 1.04 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating (per TVByTheNumbers), losing a significant chunk of its Real Housewives of Beverly Hills lead-in (2 mil/0.8).

* USA Network’s Chrisley Knows Best on Tuesday night hit series highs in both total audience (with 1.8 million viewers) and in the 18-49 demo.

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  1. Viv says:

    Yeah, Bradley James! I actually checked out imdb yesterday to see what he was up to after I started The Fall season 2.

  2. Mary Ann says:

    Bradley James has just the right look for that part. Excellent casting choice. I will be watching that.

  3. David4 says:

    Dear BBC America,

    Please stick to drama, you are better with it.


    Everyone on Earth.

  4. maggie says:

    Glad to see Bradley James back on TV. I’ll hope Damien is worth watching.