NBC Picks Up Go On, New Normal, Revolution for Full Seasons
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And the first series of the fall TV season to get full-season pickups are... NBC's Go On, The New Normal and Revolution!
NBC ordered nine additional episodes of each series, bringing their episode totals for the season up to 22, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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Revolution has been a solid performer for the network on Monday nights, debuting to 11.7 million and a 4.1 rating in the adults-18-to-49 demographic, the biggest drama premiere since 2009. The J.J. Abrams-produced series, which follows a group of survivors 15 years after the power went out all over the globe, has consistently retained The Voice's lead-in, with its most recent airing drawing 8.4 million viewers and a 3.2 on Monday.
"We're impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on Revolution, not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience," NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "Ordering the full season of this show is a pleasure."
Go On, which stars Matthew Perry as a radio sportscaster who goes to group therapy to deal with the loss of his wife, bowed during the Olympics to 16.1 million viewers and a 5.6 rating. In its usual timeslot, the show debuted to 9.6 million viewers and a 3.4. Its most recent outing drew 7.3 million viewers and a 2.7. Ryan Murphy's The New Normal, which follows two men trying to start a family with the help of a surrogate, debuted to 7 million and a 2.5, dropping its latest outing with 5.2 million and a 2.0 rating.
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"We're also very proud of our new comedy block of Go On and The New Normal," Salke said. "In partnering with Matthew Perry ... creator Scott Silveri has created a comedy with a highly original voice that deftly combines humor and emotion. And Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have created a truly unique family ... that is reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in. These shows are both welcome additions to our new lineup!"
All three shows were among the top 10 most-added new shows on TVGuide.com users' Watchlists. Revolution came in at No. 1, with Go On at No. 6 and The New Normal at No. 10. Last fall, Watchlist users correctly predicted the season's hits: Eight of the 10 most-added new shows received full-season pickups. (Click here to see this year's top 10 most-added new shows.)