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Make your reservations now for the Jack the Ripper Crime Conference. Tickets sell quickly, according to the program organizers. Speakers include one of Prose 'n Cons' favorite authors, Angela Buckley.

• BBC AMERICA is joining the Halloween ramp-up with its six-part supernatural/mystery series The Living and the Dead premiering October 27, 2016.

• FOX's much anticipated "re-imagining" of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show set to air October 20th. It promises a fresh retelling, but will keep iconic tunes like "Dammit Janet" and (of course) "The Time Warp."

• The second season of the Aussie political thriller The Code debuts on Acorn TV on October 10, 2016.

• Netflix has announced a second season of Stranger Things.

• BBC AMERICA announced it has started production on its highly anticipated new series, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Penned by Max Landis and from the producers of The Walking Dead, the series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood). Many will remember the previous Dirk Gently incarnation starring Stephen Mangan - an effort Prose 'n Cons™ believes might be quite hard to top.

• IFC announced that new horror-comedy Stan Against Evil will premiere with two back-to-back episodes Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10PM and 10:30PM. Additionally, in the spirit of spooks and frights, a special airing of the premiere episode will haunt viewers Halloween night, October 31 at 10PM on IFC. Starring John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (You're the Worst), Stan Against Evil will air the remainder of its 8-episode first season Wednesdays at 10PM throughout the fall.

Season three of Showtime's The Affair returns November 20, 2016. The complex story of two broken marriages and a murder won co-star Ruth Wilson a Golden Globe.

Season five of BBC's genre-crossing clone drama Orphan Black to be its last.

Showtime has announced the cast of its much-anticipated reboot of the ABC cult classic Twin Peaks. Returning cast members include Kyle MacLachlan, Peggy Lipton and Sherilyn Fenn. New additions include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ashley Judd and Tom Sizemore. The series is set to premiere in 2017.

Academy Award winners Helen Hunt and Richard Dreyfuss star in the upcoming FOX event series Shots Fired. The series examines the racially charged aftermath of shootings in a small town in North Carolina. Hunt plays the fictional governor, while Dreyfuss portrays the owner of a private prison who is involved in the shootings. Additional cast members include Stephen Moyer (True Blood) cast as the officer investigating the incident.

Broadchurch Season 3 slated to be its last. The plotline of the final episodes involve an entirely new case, but meant to be the end of the trilogy.

Mum's the Word Adapted for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries - Kate Collins' Flower Shop Mysteries are now TV movies starring Brooke Shields.

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