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NBC Announces Early Drama Renewals

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | April 26, 2013 | Comments ()


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They are all dramas, and the only one that any of you could possibly (hopefully) care about is the pick-up of "Parenthood," which will finally get a full season order (instead of shortened seasons like in the past, to make way for "Smash," which is not on the renewal list). "Revolution," "Chicago Fire," "Grimm," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" have also been renewed with full 22-episode seasons.

No word yet on "Hannibal," or the NBC comedies, although "Parks and Rec" seems like a sure bet, while "Community" is looking iffy to likely.



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  • Shazza

    No Deception? I'm not shocked..

  • Leigh

    Yay for Parenthood! Its renewal status has always seemed tenuous, and yet the rest of NBC's programming has been in the toilet so I figured it would be renewed.

  • ceebee_eebee

    If they don't renew Hannibal I give up. I will lay down on the floor of my office and sob like a baby. For a month.

  • Jill

    I guess I'm one of the few people that got half way into one episode of Parenthood and decided it just wasn't for me. I guess I've just never been into family dramas.
    Hannibal on the other hand, is great. Gross, but great. Can't believe it hasn't been renewed yet. Oh, wait. This is NBC. Nevermind.
    If Dexter can get seven seasons, Hannibal, at the very least, deserves three.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I kind of liked it but not enough to finish the first season. I probably wouldn't have bothered at all if Rowles hadn't kept waxing poetically about it.

  • I couldn't do Parenthood. That picture up there kind of explains why. Look how CHEESY IT IS.

  • spoon

    I liked Parenthood at first, but it's only gotten cheesier and cheesier. Last season every episode just started to feel like an afterschool special - especially when they threw in a teen pregnancy on top of the breast cancer, war veteran, adoption crisis and everything else contrived they had thought of, because FEELINGS and EMOTIONS.

    Brothers and Sisters I stuck to the very end with, but this one I quit.

  • RilesSD

    You and me both.

  • dizzylucy

    Very happy for Parenthood, don't watch any of the others.

    I still haven't had a chance to watch Hannibal either.

  • Yay! Parenthood! I'll be sure to stock up on kleenex in the fall...
    Also, I really hope Hannibal gets renewed. I'm as surprised as anyone - I couldn't believe that NBC picked that particular property to make a show out of, but it's really good. Visually striking, with interesting stories and excellent acting.

  • annie

    How is Revolution not a total money suck? And how is Hannibal not yet renewed? Fuller could happily come up with 23 more seasons' worth of ideas on that.

  • Guest

    It is only 4 episodes in.

    I also wonder (even though Fuller has it mapped out to at least season 3) how long you can keep Hannibal from being caught (Dexter being a prime example of a serial killer wearing out their welcome).

    Please let Community die.

  • annie

    Shh, *cradles my little sociopath show against my bosom." When Mads Mikkelsen met with Fuller, he said Fuller had ideas that could last years. I'd be happy with three and then a satisfying end/transition to the movies.

  • Rochelle

    Last night's episode of Community was a return to greatness. If Jim Rash were on board to do most of the writing I'd be in favor of renewal. Before last night's episode I was with you on letting it die.

    Hannibal is fantastic, but I have no idea how it's doing in the ratings.

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