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!
Law and Order: SVU
Did anyone else catch last night's "Chris Brown and Rihanna"-themed 'Law & Order: SVU'? NBC's hit crime drama has tackled many issues, often based on real-world controversies -- one example that comes to mind was that Jerry Sandusky-themed episode at the beginning of season 13. And last night, they continued this theme with the episode titled "Funny Valentine," which mirrored Rihanna's past abuse by Chris Brown, and our question is, did series creator Dick Wolf finally take things too far with the depiction or was it a hefty sized pill we all needed to swallow?
You can watch the entire Chris Brown/Rihanna 'Law & Order: SVU' below and read our thoughts on last night's episode.
Late yesterday we heard the surprising news that 'The Walking Dead' star Lauren Cohan would take part in an upcoming episode of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' tackling the infamous "legitimate rape" controversy borne of one-time Senate hopeful Todd Akin's public blunder. Now, the episode has gained even more note in casting another key player of the episode's storyline, attaching 'Homeland' star David Marciano for the role, but will the episode bring attention to the right cause?
While we wouldn't dream of spoiling the fate of 'Sons of Anarchy's Juice in last week's season finale "J'ai Obtenu Cette,' rest assured that star Theo Rossi isn't hurting for work just yet. The actor will next take his talents to an upcoming episode of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' fighting on the side of the angels this time. Find out who Rossi will bring to 'Law & Order' inside!
Fans of NBC's long-running 'Law & Order' spin-off 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' were more than a little blind-sided to discover that longtime series regular Christopher Meloni would rather abruptly depart the series last season. Perhaps equally jarring was that Meloni next took a series regular role on the fifth season of HBO's 'True Blood,' only to...well...yeah! So with all the sudden entrances and exits, is there any chance of seing Detective Elliott Stabler again?
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...
I'm not sure what kind of devious plan that Martha Stewart is hatching. She's flown under the radar a bit since her public legal troubles, but now she slowly seems to be crocheting her way onto the tube, but not like she's used to. First she books a spot cameoing as herself on a popular CBS sitcom, now she's approaching the last place you'd expect Martha Stewart to be...