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Salem: Season Two on WGN America

Salem TV show on WGN: season twoWGN America has renewed Salem, their first original scripted series, for a second season. The 13 episodes will be produced later this year and will then debut in 2015.

Here are the details:


— Ten All-New Episodes Remain This Season, Sundays at 10:00 PM ET —

LOS ANGELES (May 5, 2014) – WGN America has picked up a second season of its first original, scripted drama “Salem,” it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. “Salem,” which is being renewed three episodes into its first season, is produced by Fox 21 and co-created and written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, who also serve as executive producers with Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry of Prospect Park and David Von Ancken. The 13-episode second season will begin production later this year for a 2015 debut.

Starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Xander Berkeley, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg, “Salem” continues for ten episodes, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT.

“At WGN America, we are committed to delivering compelling, brand-defining programming rich with fascinating characters and ‘Salem’ has done just that,” said Cherniss. “Brannon Braga, Adam Simon, the talented cast and our great partners at Fox 21 have opened up an intriguing world that has captivated viewers. We look forward to bringing more great storytelling, scares and surprises to viewers as the saga unfolds.”

“I could not be more thrilled or more proud of our cast, writers and crew who made this show come alive,” said Braga. “The fans have been fantastic and we plan to continue keeping them on the edge of their seats.”

“Salem’s” debut premiered with more than 3.4 million Total Viewers and 1.5 million Adults 18-49 in time-shifted Live + 7 viewing for its premiere night on April 20. Through its first two telecasts in Live + 3 viewing, “Salem” has averaged nearly 1.7 million Total Viewers and 806,000 among Adults 18-49, a +776% increase over the network’s Adults 18-49 season-to-date average on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

“Salem” boldly re-imagines the infamous witch trials in the 17th century Massachusetts town. The storyline follows Captain John Alden (West) returning from war to his hometown of Salem where he finds it in the grip of a witch panic. Crushed that his lost love, Mary Sibley (Montgomery), is now married to his old nemesis, John is unaware she is also secretly the ruling witch of Salem, and her witches are running the witch trials.

In Sunday’s fourth episode, “Survivors,” an old adversary of Alden’s arrives in Salem with secrets that could destroy him.

[Source: Nielsen Media Research]

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WGN America

WGN America, the flagship network of Tribune Broadcasting Company, is nationally distributed in 72 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with entertainment programming including the original, scripted series “Salem,” premiering April 20, 2014, “Manhattan,” premiering in July 2014 and “Ten Commandments,” along with first-run syndicated series, blockbuster movies and live sports. Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Company, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune local stations nationwide.

What do you think? Have you been watching Salem? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a second season?


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Kevin February 7, 2015 at 11:24 am

I work as a candlemaker At Ymittos Candle Company In Lowell Massachusetts. We have made the candles for Salem. It’s a wicked awesome show. I can’t wait for the next season!


Gary February 4, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Great show keep em coming!!!!!


Bill January 30, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Just finish watching it on Netflix what a great show can’t wait for second season


Josh January 30, 2015 at 8:02 pm

I can’t wait either!! Such a great show!!


Steve Tilby January 24, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Only came across it on Netflix also like a lot of you and like a lot of you watched the whole series in 1 day. Really sad that I may be compelled to wait till the 2nd series makes it to Netflix to so I can enjoy it as much as I did the first series COMMERCIAL FREE and CONTINUOUS. Too bad the networks haven’t figured this out yet. I pay extra to have a lot of network TV available but will never cancel my Netflix. Seems all the series’ come to it sooner or later and you just can’t beat the Commercial Free streaming without 5 or 6 minutes of last episode at the start and 2 to 3 minutes of the next at the end. Just play through the whole thing. It’s the only way to watch a good series. Can’t wait till they air Game of Thrones so I can Marathon it


Josh January 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Found it by mistake and I’m so glad I did! Can’t wait to see season number 2!


Matt Davis January 17, 2015 at 1:03 am

Totally Happy! Love This Show…


Troy January 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm

I stumbled upon this show by accident on HULU and thought I would give it a try. I’m glad I did I love it! I happen to be a descendant of Cotton Mather and am quite sure he did not frequent brothels but it’s an interesting touch. I am glad this series has been renewed and I look forward to the new season.


NaNcy January 4, 2015 at 9:22 pm

I did not watch Salem until it came to Netflix, and I adore it. I’m very happy that it has been renewed, Janet Montgomery is so fabulous in this role. When it first came out I heard ALOT of opinions about it, however as a witch myself, I find it to be pretty accurate thus far. Witches have many varied thoughts/practices, so there is much debate, lol. However, there can be no light without dark. I am really looking forward to watching more of Mary’s story, and what brought her to the decisions she has made.


dennis January 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Ilike the story. And I’m excited for the second season to start. I’m thrilled to see a series that is excited and thrilling. And has
great action in a series.


Ruth January 3, 2015 at 4:19 pm

OMG! Yes!!! I’m so glad it’s been renewed! I totally love this show!!


Laura December 22, 2014 at 7:43 am

I have not been hooked on a show that has me so excited to see the following weeks episode, until “Salem”. Great show, great characters & great story line. Can’t wait for 2015’s Season 2 debut!


Dee December 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

Love this show, so glad it was picked up for a second season. Great cast, great acting, excellent storyline! Hoping this show continues for a long time.


terri December 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm

This is my FAVORITE show…maybe EVER!


Cheyenne December 12, 2014 at 8:11 am

I had no clue there was a series called Salem. I came acrossed it on netflix and started to watch it and I was HOOKED! I love this show and can’t wait till next season starts! Great job on this series I couldn’t stop watching it I actually watched it all in one day cuz I loved it so much!!


teresa shahroodi November 29, 2014 at 6:28 am

thought I would give the show a look after the first episode I was hooked watched it all in two days so fantastic love love love it cannot wait for the next one


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