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NBC has revealed "Part 1" of its plan for the 2009-10 TV season, and it includes a second season of Parks and Recreation, a half-dozen installments of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday, and four new dramas.
In addition to renewing Parks and Rec, NBC also officially picked up Heroes for a fourth (albeit likely shortened) season. Previously announced returns include The Office, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, Friday Night Lights, The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Apprentice.
Conspicuously missing from NBC's press release is Medium, despite ...
The future looks bright for Allison DuBois.
On the eve of its Monday "infront" presentation of 2009-10 TV season plans, NBC renewed Medium for a sixth season, says the Hollywood Reporter. An NBC rep has no comment on the report.
The new season of Medium is expected to ...
Time to update our Fall TV Scorecard!
Just days before NBC is set to show its entire hand for the 2009-10 TV season, the network picked up the freshman drama Southland for 13 episodes.
Southland could return in the fall, meaning that NBC thus far has two 9 pm dramas — Law & Order: SVU included — in the bank ...
Heroes' life span will be a little shorter next season.
NBC plans to cut the number of episodes of its superhero drama from 25 this season to 18 to 20 in its fourth season, Ad Age reports.
The reasons for the cutback are legion.
Though Bravo has made a name for itself in the nonfiction TV game, NBC's sibling netlet is delving into a new genre: scripted series.
The network announced plans Tuesday for two new scripted shows during its upfront presentations:
Blueprint follows the lives of two best friends — one straight and one gay — who co-own a New York design firm. The dramedy comes from Laurence Andries (Six Feet Under, Alias) and executive producers Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy for Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl).
30 Under 30 centers on young, influential professionals (a sexy young chef, a gossip blogger, avant-garde artist) whose glamorous — and sometimes scandalous —lives intersect in New York City. Jonathan Prince (The Cleaner, Cane, American Dreams) and Alana Sanko (Murphy Brown) are behind the new show.
Other new reality/competition programming includes ...
Now Tim Robbins really has something to complain about.
Despite good buzz for the speechifying actor's pharmaceutical drama pilot, Possible Side Effects, Showtime is taking a pass.
At least Robbins is in good company: The cabler has passed on all four pilots it ordered this outing. The other three are the L Word spinoff starring Leisha Hailey, the Matthew Perry/Peter Tolan comedy The End of Steve, and the comedy Ronna and Beverly, from a team that includes Weeds creator Jenji Kohan.
Looks like viewers will get to see more of Walter White's transition from meek chemistry teacher to meth kingpin: Breaking Bad has been renewed for a third season.<
Real World Brooklyn
This is the true story... of a 21-season-old reality show... getting picked up... for yet another four seasons. The Real World.
Yep, it's true. MTV has ordered four more installments of the 17-year-old docudrama, which will make it the network's longest-running series. There will also been four more ...
Friday Night Lights
Panther fans have something to celebrate: Friday Night Lights has scored a two-season pickup, securing the series for 26 more episodes.
NBC and DirecTV agreed to green light a fourth and fifth season, following this season's model in which DirecTV airs the episodes first, commercial-free, before they arrive on NBC, Variety says.
An NBC rep could not immediately be reached for comment.
The fate of the low-rated, critically acclaimed football drama has been in question since last year, when NBC — the show's original home — began looking for a network partner for it. Friday Night just concluded its third season.
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The Big Bang Theory
CBS has renewed two hit comedy series for multiple seasons in one fell swoop.
The deal with Warner Bros. TV renews the tube's top-rated comedy, Two and a Half Men, through the 2011-2012 season, while Leonard & Co. will be geeking out for us at least through ...