1:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Midnight, Texas' Renewed for Season 2 at NBC — With New Showrunners
The sun is rising again for NBC's Midnight, Texas.
The adaptation of True Blood author Charlaine Harris' trilogy has been renewed for a second season at the network, with new showrunners brought on board.
Monica Owusu-Breen, who served as showrunner on the first season of the summer genre drama, is exiting the series. Consulting producers Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder (The CW's Ringer) have been elevated to showrunners for season two and will exec produce the Universal Television drama alongside David Janollari.
The vampire drama, starring Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Sarah Ramos and Arielle Kebbel, averaged a 1.1 rating among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 4.2 million viewers when factoring in three days of delayed returns. That was good enough to rank as the No. 1 broadcast drama this summer, topping CBS' Zoo and NBC's Sony-produced The Night Shift — both of which were recently canceled.
All told, NBC's freshman class of 2016-17 returned eight of its 12 series, with multicamera comedy Marlon — also a late debut — scoring a second season as well.
A return date for season two of Midnight, Texas, has yet to be determined.