TVLine Items: Poldark Renewed, New Role for Shameless Star and More

Poldark fans have nothing to worry about:  BBC One has announced that the history drama has been renewed for a 10-episode Season 3, expected to air sometime in 2017.

The third season of the series, based on Winston Graham’s novels and adapted for TV by Debbie Horsfield, follows Captain Ross Poldark (played by Aidan Turner) and his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) during the French Revolution in 1794.

Stateside, Poldark airs on PBS, where Season 2 is set to premiere Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c (two hours).

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

* Shameless star Emmy Rossum is set to make her debut as a director, stepping behind the camera for the fourth episode of Season 7, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Food Network has ordered Smollett Eats, a six-episode series featuring Empire‘s Jussie Smollett, Underground‘s Jurnee Smollett-Bell and their siblings sharing recipes and cooking tips, Variety reports.

* Pivot has renewed the Australian comedy Please Like Me for a six-episode Season 4, to premiere Thursday, Nov. 10.

* Samuel L. Jackson is developing an unscripted series that will bring celebrities back to their childhood homes to explore how their adolescence affected who they are now, per Variety.

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11 Comments
  1. Allison says:

    Enjoyed the first season of Poldark, looking forward to the second and third!

  2. B says:

    Great news about Poldark! Eager for an air date for season 2 though!

  3. Maggie says:

    Poldark is such a great show! Glad to hear it will be around at least another 2 seasons.

  4. Rook says:

    Yeah! I completely forgot about Please Like Me. So glad it’s coming back.

  5. Ally Oop says:

    This is my third favourite show after Orphan Black and Vikings. Im getting impatient waiting for it to come back.

  6. Mr. Sunshine says:

    Loved Poldark. The books are awesome too! :-)

  7. mary says:

    Will Food Network ever get back to straight up COOKING?

  8. HAP says:

    Why hasn’t the immensely talented Emmy Rossum ever received a nomination for an Emmy??

  9. Poldark and Please Like Me are fabulous. I think Emmy Rossen has been overlooked by the Emmy committees because there is so much competition among lead actresses, and the show seems to have an identity problem with the committees–is it a comedy or a drama (hint: it’s both). I’ve set my DVR to tape “Phantom of the Opera” this week–I’m anxious to see how Rossen does in a singing role in a dramatic musical.

  10. Nicole says:

    Yay Poldark! Now we just need word on the s2 premier date. I will settle for the UK premier date.

  11. Giselle says:

    So excited for season 2 stateside!