TCA: Sundance Channel Renews 'The Returned'

Pasadena, Calif.--Sundance Channel has renewed the French-based, zombie-themed series The Returned for a second season, the network announced Saturday at the Winter 2014 Television Critics Association Tour.

The network also said freshman series The Writer's Room will return for a second season later this year. The announcements come on the heels of the network's decision to bring back Emmy-nominated series Rectify for a sophomore campaign.

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