NBC Gives Full Orders to ‘Revolution,’ ‘Go On,’ and ‘The New Normal’
Dare we say it, is NBC in the beginnings of a comeback? Though consistently beaten in the ratings by the likes of CBS, FOX, and ABC, the peacock has been on an upswing this season with a number of buzz-worthy shows, as well as a rare win in the recent premiere week. Well, you’ve got to go with what works, so here’s to full-season orders of ‘Revolution,’ and the network’s new hit comedies ‘Go On‘ and ‘The New Normal!’
‘Go On’ will go on, ‘The New Normal’ will normalize, and there won’t be any upset for ‘Revolution,’ now that NBC has granted full-season orders to all three of its major new hits. All three have maintained surprisingly strong ratings in their initial runs, despite the wealth of new programming from other networks.
“We’re impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on Revolution, not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “Ordering the full season of this show is a pleasure. Thanks to J.J. Abrams, Erik Kripke, Jon Favreau and everyone at Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television for their dedication to making a truly unique series. And I personally love to escape into a world where there is no power, the phone doesn’t ring, and the pace of life slows down — if only for one hour a week.”
Admittedly, ‘Go On’ and ‘The New Normal’ haven’t garnered as much attention as ‘Revolution,’ garnering a 3.2 rating and 2.2 rating in adults 18-49, respectively, whereas ‘Revolution’ brought in about 11 million viewers in its first episode alone, but the gains are impressive nonetheless.
What say you? Are you happy to have full season orders for all three of NBC’s new hits? Could the network return to its former glory? Tell us your reactions to ‘Revolution,’ ‘Go On,’ and ‘The New Normal’ in the comments!