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History Channel's 'Vikings' gets third season

History has ordered a 10-episode third season of its hit drama Vikings to air in 2015.

VikingsĀ has taken viewers by storm and has established itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television,” Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and general manager for History and H2, said in a statement.

History’s first original scripted series is currently only four episodes into its second season and is averaging 3.4 million total viewers.

Production on season 3 begins this summer.

Vikings airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on History.

History Channel remaking 1977 'Roots' miniseries

In 1976, there was Alex Haley’s novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. In 1977, there was Roots, the popular miniseries starring Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, and LeVar Burton, among others. And now, EW has confirmed that the History Channel is remaking Roots into a brand-new eight-hour miniseries.

Mark Wolper, son of Roots original executive producer David L. Wolper, will executive produce the remake, which is said to offer a contemporary take on both the book and the original miniseries.

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