PILOT PANIC: NBC Eying Early Renewals?

PILOT PANIC: NBC Eying Early Renewals?

Post by Karolina Dean...Big Money weave a might » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:24:57


PILOT PANIC: NBC Eying Early Renewals?


Tags: Grimm, NBC, Revolution, The Voice

So far, three of the broadcast networks CBS, Fox and the CW have
awarded early renewals to their strongest series, while ABC and NBC
have yet to make any moves on that front. There is speculation that
NBC may jump in the fray with early pickups to some of its strongest
series. Among those rumored to get an early jump on next season are
the networks flagship reality series The Voice, top scripted series
Revolution and solid Friday performer Grimm, which also received an
early second-season order last year. The renewals could come as early
as tomorrow, following the latest set of ratings for The Voice and
Revolution, both of which made a strong return to the schedule two
weeks ago. Meanwhile, Grimm just logged another finish as the top-
rated scripted series on Friday. I hear a deal for a second-season
renewal of Revolution was put in motion several months ago when NBC
reduced the first-season order to the futuristic drama by two
episodes. Meanwhile, I hear Grimm is already preparing for third
season, releasing a large number of low- and mid-level writers early
than normal in preparation for staffing. Beyond those three series,
also certain to return at NBC are comedy Parks And Recreation, which
also is reading writers for next season, and Chicago Fire, whose
pickup may once again be tied to that for NBCs other*** Wolf-
produced drama, Law & Order: SVU, which is looking to re-sign star
Mariska Hargitay. This year, there may be another wrinkle to the
Chicago Fire-SVU renewal related to the planned Chicago Fire spinoff.
Elsewhere at NBC, Parenthood also appears on track for a renewal, with
Go On and The New Normal looking hopeful after getting a boost from
the return of The Voice. Midseason comedy 1600 Penn and sophomore
drama Smash are dead, while comedy series Whitney and Guys With Kids
are heavily on the bubble. There has been speculation that, like last
year, NBC may opt to keep one multi-camera comedy for next season,
with Guys having a slight edge. It is produced by soon-to-be-host of
The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon. As for midseason drama Hannibal, it is
still early as the series just premiered last week to OK not great
numbers, and given its lower license fee, NBC will likely give it time.

 
 
 

PILOT PANIC: NBC Eying Early Renewals?

Post by syvyn1 » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 07:27:45


Quote:
> PILOT PANIC: NBC Eying Early Renewals?


> Tags: Grimm, NBC, Revolution, The Voice

> So far, three of the broadcast networks CBS, Fox and the CW have

> awarded early renewals to their strongest series, while ABC and NBC

> have yet to make any moves on that front. There is speculation that

> NBC may jump in the fray with early pickups to some of its strongest

> series. Among those rumored to get an early jump on next season are

> the networks flagship reality series The Voice, top scripted series

> Revolution and solid Friday performer Grimm, which also received an

> early second-season order last year. The renewals could come as early

> as tomorrow, following the latest set of ratings for The Voice and

> Revolution, both of which made a strong return to the schedule two

> weeks ago. Meanwhile, Grimm just logged another finish as the top-

> rated scripted series on Friday. I hear a deal for a second-season

> renewal of Revolution was put in motion several months ago when NBC

> reduced the first-season order to the futuristic drama by two

> episodes. Meanwhile, I hear Grimm is already preparing for third

> season, releasing a large number of low- and mid-level writers early

> than normal in preparation for staffing. Beyond those three series,

> also certain to return at NBC are comedy Parks And Recreation, which

> also is reading writers for next season, and Chicago Fire, whose

> pickup may once again be tied to that for NBCs other*** Wolf-

> produced drama, Law & Order: SVU, which is looking to re-sign star

> Mariska Hargitay. This year, there may be another wrinkle to the

> Chicago Fire-SVU renewal related to the planned Chicago Fire spinoff.

> Elsewhere at NBC, Parenthood also appears on track for a renewal, with

> Go On and The New Normal looking hopeful after getting a boost from

> the return of The Voice. Midseason comedy 1600 Penn and sophomore

> drama Smash are dead, while comedy series Whitney and Guys With Kids

> are heavily on the bubble. There has been speculation that, like last

> year, NBC may opt to keep one multi-camera comedy for next season,

> with Guys having a slight edge. It is produced by soon-to-be-host of

> The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon. As for midseason drama Hannibal, it is

> still early as the series just premiered last week to OK not great

> numbers, and given its lower license fee, NBC will likely give it time.

If SVU doesn't resign Goddess, the show is toast.   And Chicago Fire along with it.

 
 
 

PILOT PANIC: NBC Eying Early Renewals?

Post by David E. Powel » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:47:47

Grimm is flipping awesome.

Revolution requires some serious disbelief suspension at times but is fun.

There could be hope for NBC in the drama department. Too bad their Late Night and Morning Show areas have become management disasters.