It’s been an unusual fall for broadcast TV, trimming orders without a single cancellation as of early November, but at last NBC has broken the seal on renewals. Not only will “Jaimie Alexander Naked in a Bag” drama Blindspot return for a second season, so too has NBC confirmed renewals for two of its major Chicago series.
Ah, May upfronts, where the networks seek to outdo one another in greenlighting the most shamelessly attention-grabbing pilots imaginable. Speaking of shameless attention-grabbing, how about Thor star Jaimie Alexander naked in a duffel bag, or what NBC likes to call Blindspot?
The madness of 2014's Upfront season has come and gone, but that doesn't mean the major networks are without a few bombshells to drop. Sure, we've seen most of the official schedules, but NBC is the first to officially unveil their slate of fall 2014 premieres, surprisingly placing comic adaptation 'Constantine' for an October bow, with Katherine Heigl's TV return 'State of Affairs' moving even further back to November.
Earlier today we saw NBC delivering the first full trailer for its upcoming 'Constantine' adaptation, but the network had plenty more to give in advance of the Upfront presentation tomorrow. Not only has NBC set the basic structure of its fall lineup, breaking up its Thursday comedy lineup and keeping 'Parks and Recreation' on the bench for the moment, but the network has also released full trailers for its other offerings, including Katherine Heigl CIA drama 'State of Affairs,' and 'HIMYM' alum Cristin Milioti's 'A to Z.'
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?