WGN America will brew up another season of its first original scripted drama, "Salem."
Three episodes into the first season of the witch-y tale, the network announced it has picked up the Sunday drama for a second season.
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"Salem's" renewal shows a commitment to the undertaking. Tribune Co. invested millions of dollars in the series, particularly creating a realistic Colonial village -- with more than 50 interior and exterior sets.
The series, from Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, debuted to 1.5 million viewers in its 10 p.m. time slot, and 647,000 in the 18-49 demo. Its first two telecasts have averaged 1.7 million total viewers and 806,000 in the 18-49 demo when factoring in three days of DVR.
Matt Cherniss, president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, said of the renewal:
"At WGN America, we are committed to delivering compelling, brand-defining programming rich with fascinating characters and 'Salem" has done just that."
Braga added: "I could not be more thrilled or more proud of our cast, writers and crew who made this show come alive. The fans have been fantastic and we plan to continue keeping them on the edge of their seats.