NBC's 2013-14 lineup brought about too few breakout hits to jeopardize that consistent performer 'Parks and Recreation' would return for a seventh season, to the point that NBC heads even informally confirmed a renewal back in January, but we all know how Leslie Knope likes an official approval. Plus, 'Grimm,' 'Chicago Fire' and its spinoff will will all return for additional seasons as well!
After wrapping up one of its last major midseason holdings in the 'Hannibal' finale, NBC has officially jumped into fall 2013 territory to set their upcoming premiere schedule. Among the highlights, 'Parks and Recreation' will jump across the pond from D.C. to London for its hour-long sixth season opener, while Jonathan Rhys-Meyer's 'Dracula' will bow in October, understandably.
We'd be hard pressed to say who had the most brutal of cancellations and fruitful pickups between the five major networks this weekend, but few would offer that NBC had any undeserved ends. Even so, the peacock has become the first among the five to set its major schedule, moving 'Revolution' and 'Parenthood' to new nights, scheduling Jonathan Rhys-Meyers 'Dracula' for fall and moving 'Community' and more to midseason! Get the lowdown on NBC's new lineup inside!
'Community' fans remain on pins and needles for news of a pickup today, but it seems NBC has yet to finish issuing series orders to new comedies and dramas. The latest to join NBC's 2013-14 lineup are that of the 'Ironside' reboot, featuring 'The Event' star Blair Underwood in the titular role, along with 'Scrubs' creator Bill Lawrence's new comedy 'Undateable' and the expected 'Chicago Fire' spinoff. Read all about NBC's new lineup inside!
Holy cow! It's not even May and already NBC has taken drastic steps toward renewing five of its major drams, both new and old. Over the wire we've learned that 'Revolution,' 'Grimm,' 'Parenthood,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Chicago Fire' have all received episode orders for the 2013-14 season, but will they offer full seasons? Find out what's coming back and whose fate hangs in the balance inside!
A few weeks ago we heard the news that NBC and Dick Wolf's slow-spreading 'Chicago Fire' had its eye on a potential spin-off, with recent buzz suggesting the show would likely go to series within the near future. Now, the proposed spinoff has begun adding to its cast, recruiting former 'LOST' star Tania Raymonde and Scott Eastwood (yep, that Eastwood) for the as-yet-untitled series, but will it prove as hot as its predecessor?
Though the series initially got off to a rocky start, NBC's Dick Wolf-produced procedural drama 'Chicago Fire' has started to spread beyond the show itself. New reports suggest that the drama has already begun prepping its own spinoff drama to focus on another branch of Chicago's finest, specifically the police deparment. Will the latest spinoff from Dick Wolf be the next 'SVU' or 'Law & Order: Los Angeles?'
Hold the phone! Where just yesterday we were begrudging the likes of NBC's 'Whitney,' which like 'Chicago Fire' and 'Guys With Kids' had earned additional script orders from NBC, it seems the fire has just taken another leap forward. NBC has announced that the modestly performing Dick Wolf firefighter drama 'Chicago Fire' is on its way to a full-season pickup! How many episodes will the series see, and what are NBC bosses saying?
It doesn't seem to matter that the original 'Law & Order' has fallen by the wayside, that series star Christopher Meloni has since departed, or how old and parody-able the franchise has become, NBC isn't ready to give up on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' just yet. More than just a renewal however, NBC look to keep franchise creator Dick Wolf very happy with a new deal including an order for a new original series. More procedurals? Read on...