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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"
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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.

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