SHOWS RE­NEWED

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• Bri­tish re­al­ity show Strictly Come Danc­ing (2004-cur­rent) is giv­ing its tal­ent pool an over­haul ahead of sea­son 15 in Septem­ber this year. Three new pro­fes­sional dancers will re­place Joanne Clifton, Ok­sana Platero and Natalie Lowe, while head judge Len Good­man is also leav­ing. • While e.tv has cho­sen not to re­new its con­tract with soapie Y&R (1973-cur­rent; see p29), the show has been given a re­newal in the US up un­til 2018’s sea­son. While there are no plans for e.tv to bring the soapie back, it can’t be counted out given what hap­pened on SABC3 with Days. • Pop­u­lar panel show The Talk (2010-cur­rent) has re­ceived an or­der for sea­son 8, although it will be with­out one of its celeb hosts. Aisha Tyler will be leav­ing due to other com­mit­ments (like host­ing Whose Line Is It Any­way, 2013-cur­rent), while her co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gil­bert, Sh­eryl Un­der­wood and Sharon Os­bourne will be stay­ing on. • Dark cop drama Luther (2010-cur­rent) will be get­ting a fifth sea­son af­ter a four-year hia­tus. Lead star Idris Elba con­firmed the sea­son in an in­ter­view, adding that it will be a “short sea­son too – only four episodes at the mo­ment”. The sea­son, which could be the last, is ex­pected to start film­ing in early 2018, with a 2019 re­lease date.

Aisha Tyler is leav­ing The Talk.

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