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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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Deanna Freeman October 9, 2014 at 2:52 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!!! can’t wait for a year to watch the next season espisodes. Can you please make it sooner? This is the BEST decision WGN american has made since I started watching the channel and honestly it is the main reason I keep coming back!!!! DONT STOP this show PLEASE!!! keep it GOING!!! Absolutley and in love with it!! Thank you WGN america for SALEM!! Sincerly and Truly Deanna Freeman


missy September 22, 2014 at 8:58 am

Love the story line and the cast cant wait for season 2


sheri September 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Thank you, for season 2!!!!! Absolutely love this show. I can’t wait!!


Bonnie White September 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I loved the show the 1st time it aired until the last episode. Can’t wait to see it again. Thank you WGN for letting it return


Ang September 15, 2014 at 11:03 pm

We love this series and were so disappoint when it went off air. We can’t wait til season 2. Can’t wait til season 2!!


Misheck September 9, 2014 at 3:56 am

this was an outstanding show,please release i before the year ends…..


Jess August 1, 2014 at 2:24 am

I haven’t missed an episode and really can’t wait to see the next season!!! Love this show!


Christina July 27, 2014 at 3:50 pm

When does it start. ?? Can’t wait! !!!


James July 14, 2014 at 1:15 am

Excellent show. I’m glad it is renewed for a second season.


Lynda Ford July 7, 2014 at 10:20 pm

LOVE THIS SHOW!!!Can’t wait for season two!!!!


Increase Mather July 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm

More Salem Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))


Shawn July 6, 2014 at 11:13 pm

It’s going to be so hard waiting for a new season to start! My sister and I have never missed an episode! I’m sure the second coming will be better than the first . If that’s possible!


Boo11 July 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm

This is a unusual choice for me. I usually do not go for horror, sysfy, etc. However, Salem has good story lines and moves fast. Interesting from a history viewpoint (life styles, housing, prostitution, clothes, etc. , although a “witch” was never killed in Salem).


April June 30, 2014 at 10:15 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE Salem!!!!! Please don’t let us wait a full year before the second season……. PLEASE !!


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