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'The Night Shift' renewed for season 2, 'Hieroglyph' cancelled, 'Longmire' death

The Night Shift” (NBC) can be seen each Tuesday evening at 10/9 p.m. It has just been announced by NBC that the TV medical drama has been picked up for a second TV season. The network ordered 8 episodes in 2014 & will run it's 6th episode on July 1.

"The Night Shift"
"The Night Shift"
NBC television

NBC has ordered 14 episodes for the second TV season. The medical drama surrounds the doctors & nurses who work the grave-yard shift in San Antonio Memorial at Texas. It is filmed at Albuquerque, N.M.

According to the official blog "Deadline Hollywood", “The Night Shift” is “The No. #1 new scripted series on broadcast TV so far this summer in the demo and total viewers, with a 1.7 rating and 7.9 million viewers. It’s tied for 12th place among broadcast prime-time shows on in the demo and ranks No. 4 for the summer among broadcast networks in overall audience.”

Longmire” (A&E) can be seen each Monday evening at 10/9 p.m. The 3rd TV season just wrapped up filming in the state of New Mexico. Teamsters Local “492” in the state are now investigating the death of a crew member named Joe Tuck. He fell asleep behind the wheel & his car rolled over while traveling home on Saturday after working on the TV set.

TV crew members work most times 12 & 13 hour-days. It is being reported that Gary worked a shift from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. He was driving home to “Moriarty” at 4:30 a.m.

According to the official blog “Nikki Finke.” A source said, “Long hours have been an issue on set for a while. Fridays are the worst, with a late start and a reduced turnaround over the weekend, they’ll run you until the sun comes up on Saturday morning and have you back on set for 6 AM on Monday."

The new FOX TV show called, “Hieroglyph” has been cancelled before its' premiere as a mid-season replacement show in 2015. The network ordered it straight to series with multiple episodes. A trailer preview was not received well at up-fronts last spring 2014. It is being reported that scripts & stories were not coming together thoroughly.

According to the official blog “Deadline Hollywood.” Kevin Reilly who is no longer the FOX entertainment chairman said, “We wanted to do a show about deceit, sex, intrigue in the court and fantastical goings-on, no better place to set that than ancient Egypt.” The show is now shelved indefinitely & will not see the light of day. It was filmed entirely in New Mexico.