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‘Grantchester’ to Get a 2016 Christmas Special

Stars James Norton and Robson Green in "Grantchester". (Photo: Courtesy of (C) Des Willie/Lovely Day Productions & ITV for MASTERPIECE)

Good news Grantchester fans! Not only is popular mystery series returning for a third season next year, ITV has decided to commission a special holiday-themed installment to air in 2016!

The ninety-minute Christmas special will be filmed along with Season 3, which has just started production. Stars James Norton and Robson Green are back as unlikely crime fighting duo, Vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie Keating. They’ll be joined once again by Tessa Peake-Jones, Morven Christie, Al Weavery, Kacey Ainsworth, and everyone’s favorite black Labrador, Dickens. 

‘Inspector Morse’ Prequel ‘Endeavour’ Has Already Been Renewed for a Fourth Season

Roger Allam and Shaun Evans back in "Endeavour" Season 2. (Photo: Courtesy of (C) ITV for MASTERPIECE)

Huzzah for mystery fans – Inspector Morse prequel series Endeavour has been officially renewed for a fourth season!

Shaun Evans and Roger Allam will once again return as young Endeavour Morse and his partner Detective Inspector Fred Thursday. The new fourth season will be set in 1967 and is due into go into production on location in Oxford in late Spring 2016. Endeavour creator and Morse writer Russell Lewis will once again be writing the scripts. 

‘White Queen’ Sequel ‘The White Princess’ is Really Happening in 2017

Rebecca Ferguson as the original "White Queen". Who will star in the sequel series? (Photo: BBC/Starz)

Finally! After nearly three years of rumors, waffling and vague executive statements at press and promotional events, the sequel to The White Queen is actually happening!

Premium cable network Starz has officially commissioned The White Princess, based on best-selling author Philippa Gregory’s novel of the same name. The novel follows the story of Princess Elizabeth of York, daughter of White Queen Elizabeth Woodville, and focuses on her marriage to Henry Tudor (King Henry VII), which included the birth of multiple children, several rebellions and various other dramatic incidents.

‘Call the Midwife’ Renewed for a Sixth Season

Patsy, Barbara and Trixie are all heading into 1962. (Photo: BBC/Neal Street Productions)

It’s official: The BBC has renewed its popular period drama Call the Midwife for a sixth season, before a single episode of the drama’s fifth run has even aired. (They actually renewed it before the drama’s even aired its latest Christmas installment, if you want to be super technical about it.)

Season 6 will be comprised of a holiday special in 2016, and an additional 8 episodes in 2017.  This season will take the nuns and midwives into 1962.