Taboo Renewed Season 2

TVLine Items: Taboo Renewed, GH's Jax Returns, Fred Savage to ABC and More

Tom Hardy’s 19th-century period drama Taboo has been renewed for a second season, it was announced on Wednesday.

The good news comes two weeks after the show’s Season 1 finale aired. The second season of the BBC One/FX co-production will feature eight episodes, just like the first.

“We’re thrilled … that the BBC and FX are up for more adventures with the devil Delaney and the league of the damned,” executive producer Ridley Scott said in a statement. “Along with our international distributors, Sonar Entertainment, the BBC and FX have been great partners, supporting Taboo at every stage so it could be the dark, dirty brute of a drama that it is.”

Taboo premiered in January to 2.2 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating, and averaged 1.24 mil/0.4 across its eight-episode freshman run. Of note, the show performs incredibly well in Live+7 DVR playback, tripling its rating at last count while more than doubling its audience.

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

* Fred Savage has been tapped to host ABC’s Child Support (fka Five to Survive), a game-show from Ricky Gervais featuring adults and children ages 6 to 9, per our sister site Deadline. Contestants must answer 10 questions correctly, but a wrong answer doesn’t mean the end if the group of five kids can answer correctly.

* General Hospital‘s Ingo Rademacher will return as Jax, executive producer Frank Valentini shared during a Twitter Q&A, “and it will be a HUGE payoff for Nelle, Carly and Sonny.”

* WEtv has announced new spinoffs: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition (premiering Friday, April 28), which will cover infamous disputes using the help of experienced therapists, while Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta (premiere TBA) will highlight the pros and cons of those born into the world of hip hop.

* In CBS pilot news: CSI: NY vet A.J. Buckley has boarded the Navy SEAL drama, while Richard T. Jones (Santa Clarita Diet) has joined Wisdom of the Crowd as an experienced cop who isn’t used to using advanced technology to solve crimes, per Deadline.

* Mark your calendars: the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will air live on NBC on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

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  1. Kevin Tran says:

    Hope Jimmy Fallon comes back to host next year’s Golden Globes.

  2. Wrstlgirl says:

    Yay for Taboo. I really liked it even though it is super weird, lmao!! Since Nelle is blaming Carly for what Jax did it makes sense for him to return. I’m sure it will be short and sweet as always.

  3. Jeselnik Fan says:

    No doubt in my mind that they are going to completely sabotage the character and make Jax the bad guy in all of this. Even in the rare times that they make Sonny “suffer” they ALWAYS vindicate him in the end. 🙄

    • ninergrl6 says:

      ITA That’s why I’ve always loved Jax, his animosity towards Sonny & his refusal to accept Sonny’s excuses. #TeamJax

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  5. AprilJo says:

    Yay! Love Taboo! The hat is just as much of a star as Tom Hardy. lol

  6. Gern Blanston says:

    Watched season 1 of Taboo. Loved every minute of it. Didn’t understand a second of it.

    • Winter says:

      Right? I could never figure out what was happening, but I couldn’t stop watching. The dumb sister is dead now right?

  7. Paul says:

    Couldn’t be happier that Taboo (and fantastic actor Tom Hardy) will be back for another season!

  8. A Holloway says:

    Yes! “I have a use for you “…I so happy to hear the twisted and very complex James Delaney has another chance. Love this show and cast!

  9. LAwoman says:

    Great news about Taboo!

  10. Cheryl says:

    Is it just me or does the game show Child Support sound a lot like Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

    • Sarah says:

      Nope. Not just you. That was my first thought as well. It’s as if they took AYSTA5G and made some changes so it wouldn’t be a direct copy.